About Kathmandu City tour

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour or Kathmandu Valley Tour mainly proposes to explore the Kathmandu valley that combines natural heritages as well as cultural experiences with outstanding views of mountains and panorama from selected sites of special places. Following are the places you will explore in Kathmandu Valley.

The Kathmandu is also known as Kantipur or Kingdom of Nepal. In Kathmandu, you will visit the temple of the Living Goddess who acknowledges the greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. Kashtamandap – the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree and the Durbar Square with its array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient place of the Nepalese Royalty.

Swaymbhunath Stupa

Swaymbhunath is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as holy monkeys are living in the northwest parts of the temple. The Swaymbhunath complex consists of a stupa, a variety of shrines and temples, some dating back to the Licchavi period. A Tibetan monastery, museum and library are more recent additions. The stupa has Buddha’s eyes and eyebrows painted on it. Between them, the number one is painted in the fashion of a nose. The site has two access points: a long stairway with 365 steps, leading directly to the main platform of the temple, which is from the top of the hill to the east; and a car road around the hill from the south leading to the southwest entrance. The first sight on reaching the top of the stairway is the Vajra. This stupa is one of the famous choices among monks and tourists.

Pashupatinath temple

Pashupatinath temple is one of the famous and holiest places among Hindu people around the world. It is situated 5 kilometres east of Kathmandu. This temple is considered one of the sacred temples of the Hindu faith. The temple serves as the seat of the national deity, Lord Pashupatinath. This “extensive Hindu temple precinct” is a “sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions rose over the centuries along the banks of the sacred Baghmati river” and is included as one of the seven monument groups in UNESCO’s designation of Kathmandu Valley as a cultural heritage site. This main temple is built in the Nepalese pagoda style of architecture. All the features of the pagoda style are found here like cubic constructions and beautifully carved wooden rafters on which they rest (tundal). The two-level roofs are of copper with gold covering. The temple resides on a square base platform with a height of 23m 7 cm from base to pinnacle.

Boudhanath Stupa

This is the largest stupa in the world and also a religious focal point and meditation centre for Nepali and Tibetan Buddhists. The ancient stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. There are over 50 Tibetan Gompa around Boudhanath stupa. Boudhanath Stupa was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Along with Swaymbhunath, it is one of the most popular tourist sites in the Kathmandu area.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of three Durbar (royal palace) Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu Durbar Square consists of various pagodas temples, the former royal palace of Malla and Shah Kings and different artistic courtyards of different centuries. The palace is decorated with elaborately carved wooden windows and panels and houses the King Tribhuvan Memorial Museum and the Mahindra Museum. It is possible to visit the state rooms inside the palace.

Patan Durbar square

Patan Durbar Square is situated in Lalitpur city. Among the most ancient cities of Nepal Patan is popularly known for fine art and typical masterpieces. The Durbar Square is a marvel of Newa architecture. The city was initially designed in the shape of the Buddhist Dharma-Chakra (Wheel of Righteousness) which is surrounded by four stupas and one in the middle, erected in the 3rd century AD By Emperor Asoka. There are many temples and idols in the area. The most important monument of the city is Patan Durbar Square (the former residential place of the Malla kings of Patan), Krishna Mandir, Jagat Narayan Temple, Mahaboudha, Machchhendranath Temple, Tibetan Refugee Camp which has been listed by UNESCO World Heritage Sites because of its cultural, religious and historical importance... There are more than 1,200 Buddhist monuments of various shapes and sizes scattered in and around the city. The Square floor is tiled with red bricks. The main temples are aligned opposite the western face of the palace. The entrance of the temples faces east, towards the palace. There is also a bell situated in the alignment beside the main temples. The Square also holds old Newari residential houses. It is like an open museum one can explore it.

Bhaktpur Durbar square

Bhaktapur is one of the three main cities of Kathmandu Valley. The name of the city is derived from different appellations. During the Licchavi Period (3rd century – 9 century AD) it was called as Khopring Drang followed by Bhadgaon and Bhaktpur in medieval and modern Nepal respectively. It is also known as Bhadgaon and the city of devotees. It is the home of medieval art and architecture. Here you will visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square along with a palace of 55 windows built by King Bhupatindra Malla. Here you will also visit the Nyatapola temple, which is the best example of a pagoda and many more. This ancient city is renowned for its elegant fabulous culture different festivals traditional dance and many more. Here you can explore very beautiful local culture and lifestyle.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit Swyambhu (Monkey Temple) & Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu.
  • Explore the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
  • Enjoy a guided village walk to Sundarjal, Namo Buddha, and Dhulikhel.
  • Mt. Everest and other peaks sightseeing at Nagarkot.
  • Seek blessings at the Pashupati Temple, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • Spend some time at the Thamel Bazar in Kathmandu during the Night-Time.
  • Enjoy the Nepali delicious foods Like Dal Bhat, MoMo’s, Roti, Alu, Gundruk Dhido, etc.
  • Enjoy the Festival, Cultural, and Jatra’s Vibes in Kathmandu.


Open All Days Close All Days
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Top of the World adventure is one and only travel agency in Tribhuvan International Airport arrival. After collecting your baggage you will get our agency in international arrival. Our airport staff will brief you regarding the trip and will provide you vouchers. Our agency have special space at arrival parking, you will be transferred to hotel from arrival gate. In the evening our office representative will meet you and invite you for welcome dinner.

  • Meals: None
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Wake up in the morning have breakfast and get ready for your sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city. Visit: Pashupati Nath Temple, Boudha Nath Stupa, Swayambhu Nath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight Stay at Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Wake up in the morning have breakfast and get ready to drive back to International Airport. Our Top of the World Adventure staff you left you to the Kathmandu international Airport.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pickup by private Vehicle
  • Sightseeing and drop as per itinerary by a/c Vehicle.
  • 2 Nights accommodation on Kathmandu Hotel.
  • English-speaking Tourist Guide during sightseeing.
  • All Government taxes.

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare.
  • Lunch and Dinner throughout the trip.
  • Bar, Beverages, mineral water etc.
  • Sightseeing place entrance fee.
  • Insurance
  • Cost not mentioned in cost include.

Client Reviews

  • Skootykoots

    Nagarkot-Changu Narayan-Bhaktapur with Sudipa

      |   Skootykoots, Spain

    I only had one day spare in kathmandu to do leisure hiking. Went for the morning sunrise at Nagarkot, did a 4 hour walk across the valley passing by local villages and temple. Our last stop was supposedly at Changu Narayan temple. But she obliged when i said i wanted to go to Bhaktapur Sqr, which wasn't part of the package. Sudipa,my tour guide was great. Appreciate the kind gesture, she's a great gentle person with a warm personality. The whole day i felt feel good and safe. Thank you. 🙏🏼

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