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From Kathmandu: Nagarkot Panoramic Day Hike with Lunch

1. From Kathmandu: Nagarkot Panoramic Day Hike with Lunch

Your guide will pick up from your hotel (downtown) by a private car and drive (1:30 hr) to Nagarkot view point. Enjoy the view of Himalayan panorama including Mt. Everest, Gauri Shanker, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang, Ganesh Himal and many more. Continue driving (25m) and start hiking (3 hr approx) to Changu Narayan temple (Unesco World Heritage site). On the way you will see rural life of Nepal, seasonal farming, goat grazing farmers and locally alcohol making. The trail will be flat walking in the begining and hike up and again flat and little down at the end. You will visit a Hindu temple on the way. While arriving to Changu village, you will have a lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch visit Changu Narayan temple. The temple has some master piece of Nepalese stone carvings, wood carvings and master piece of God and Goddess icons. After exploring the temple, drive back to your hotel and end the tour.

Kathmandu Valley Private 6-Hour Tour

2. Kathmandu Valley Private 6-Hour Tour

See the sights of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal on a 6-hour tour of an area that covers 218 square miles (350 kilometers). Kathmandu Valley contains 3 fabulous cities of great historic, religious, and cultural interest: Kathmandu (Kantipur), Patan (Lalitpur), and Bhadgaon (Bhaktapur). The Kathmandu Valley has often been described as an open-air art gallery with thousands of sacred shrines in brick, stone, metal, and wood scattered throughout it. On your tour, you will not be able to see the entire valley, but you will be taken to some of the most important and monumental sites. Many of these are squares or temples that are also designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu Durbar Square This square is home to a house full of woodcarvings of different gods and goddesses. In this 3-story palace you will also find the living Goddess Kumari. Both Hindus and Buddhists venerate her, and she serves as an illustration of the harmony between the Hindu and Buddhist people. One of the popular temples of Kathmandu Durbar Square is Kashamandap, locally known as Maru Sattal. It is believed that the name of Kathmandu City is derived from the name of this temple, and it is said that this temple is built by one single Sal (sorea robusta) tree. At the center of this temple, one can see the statue of a Hindu god Gorakhnath and in the 4 corners of the temple one can see Ganesh statues. The most visited temple of Kathmandu is Maru Ganesh. The people of Kathmandu Valley believe that the 4 Ganesh statues in the 4 corners of Kathmandu Valley protect the people living in Kathmandu. Every day people go to worship this temple, and especially on Tuesdays, you can see a long line of people waiting for hours to worship. Other interesting things to see here are Mahadev Temple, Shiva Parvati Temple, Bhagwati Temple, Old Palace, Saraswoti Temple, Krishna Octangular Temple, Big Drums, Kal Bhairav, Jagannath Temple, and Tal. Swayambhunath/Monkey Temple Swayambhunath / Monkey Temple is a 2,500-year-old Stupa situated overlooking Kathmandu Valley. Its name comes from the holy monkey living in part of the complex. The painted eyes on 4 sides symbolize the all-seeing eyes of Buddha, and the site is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Pashupatinath Temple Pashupatinath is a temple of Lord Shiva and the most sacred of the 275 Shiva temples worldwide. It is also the oldest temple in Kathmandu. The Bagmati River runs alongside the temple, and is the site not only of pilgrims who bathe in the river, but also contains a special area where members of the royal family are cremated. Boudhanath Stupa Boudhanath Stupa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also one of the biggest in the world. It is the most important pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhists, who come here by the thousands during the winter festival to pay their respect. Patan Durbar Square Patan Durbar Square is home to the former Patan Royal Family. The most photographed of Kathmandu’s 3 Durbar Squares, it features a remarkable display of Newari architecture. Its main attractions include the Krishna Temple, with its 21 golden pinnacles, Rudra Varna Mahavihar, a Buddhist Monastery that houses local treasures, and the central courtyard of Mul Chowk.

10 Days Nepal Adventure Tour from Kathmandu

3. 10 Days Nepal Adventure Tour from Kathmandu

The trip begins with cultural sightseeing of heritage monuments in Kathmandu. On the following days, you experience exciting whitewater rafting in Trishuli River, a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park, and soft trekking/ hiking to Ghandruk village inside the Annapurna conservation area with stunning views of the Himalayan range, mountain people, culture, and lifestyle. It ends with the taste of Nepalese cuisine with a show of folk dances and music. Nepal Adventure Tour Itinerary Day 1 Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport. Meet our representative. Transfer to the hotel. Orientation of the tour program. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu. Day 2 Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swoyambhunath. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu. Day 3 Drive to Chitwan National Park. On the way rafting in the Trishuli River. Arrive at Chitwan National Park late afternoon. Briefing of jungle activities by Nature Guide. Evening cultural show of local people. Overnight at a hotel in Chitwan National Park. Day 4 Full-day jungle activities inside the national park (elephant ride, canoe ride in the Rapti River, jungle walk, bird watching, elephant bathing etc.). Overnight at a hotel in Chitwan National Park. Day 5 Morning drive to Pokhara. Sightseeing tour of Davis Falls, Shiva cave, and Tibetan Refugee Camp. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara. Day 6 Morning drive to Nayapul (1 hr). Start hiking/ trekking to Ghandruk. Overnight at a mountain lodge in Ghandruk. Day 7 Hiking from Ghandruk to Pothana. Overnight at a mountain lodge in Pothana. Day 8 Hiking from Pothana to Phedi via Dhampus. Drive back to Pokhara (1/2 hour). Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara. Day 9 Morning drive back to Kathmandu (6 hrs). Rest at the hotel. Evening farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese Restaurant with cultural dance and music. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu. Day 10 Preparation for your departure. Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for your onward journey.

Kathmandu: 2 Nights 3 Days Chisapani Nagarkot Trek Kathmandu

4. Kathmandu: 2 Nights 3 Days Chisapani Nagarkot Trek Kathmandu

Day 1: Drive to Sundarijal (1,460 meters) and Chisapani (2,165 meters) You'll begin by being met at your hotel, from where you will drive for an hour to your trek's starting point of Sundarijal. From Sundarijal, your trek begins uphill following a large water pipe coming down from the Sundarijal Reservoir. Following that you will enter the Shivapuri National Park from where you will proceed further to reach the Mulkharka Village. The trail then passes through Tamang Village befire reaching Chisapani, from where you can spot great views of Langtang Lirung, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Everest. In the evening you'll witness beautiful sunset views over the mountains, before spending the night at a lodge. Day 2: Chisapani to Nagarkot (2,175 meters) Following breakfast, the trek continues by ascending through a lush forest before descending down to Jhule and Chauki Bhanjyang. The trail then crosses some villages and terraced fields before reaching Kattike Bhanjyang. You will be required to ascend up to reach Nagarkot from Kattike Bhanjyang, which will offer great views of Kanchenjunga in the east, Dhaulagiri in the west, and Everest. Day 3: Nagarkot to Changu Narayan (1541m) & drive back to Kathmandu 4 hrs Your final day will begin with an early-morning wake-up to observe the beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas. Following breakfast you will hike to Changu Narayan, where the trail descends downwards via Telkot. En-route you will encounter a bird’s eye-view of both Bhaktapur and Kathmandu, before encountering the 323-A.D. Temple of Changu Narayan. Once at Changu you will meet with your vehicle before driving back to Kathmandu to be dropped off at your hotel.

Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour with Nagarkot Overnight

5. Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour with Nagarkot Overnight

Experience the essence of Nepal on a captivating journey through Kathmandu and Nagarkot. From the sacred Pashupatinath Temple to the majestic sunrise views of Nagarkot, immerse yourself in the spirituality and natural beauty of this enchanting country. Explore ancient UNESCO World Heritage Sites, witness stunning sunsets, and awaken your senses with the vibrant cultural tapestry of Nepal. Day 1: Morning: Begin your day by visiting Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most sacred Hindu temples in Nepal. Witness the rituals and immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of this ancient temple. Afternoon: Proceed to Boudhanath Stupa, the largest stupa in Nepal and an iconic symbol of Buddhism. Explore the colorful prayer flags and spin the prayer wheels as you soak in the tranquil atmosphere. Next, make your way to Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple. Climb the steps adorned with prayer flags and reach the hilltop to enjoy panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley. Observe the monkeys that inhabit the temple complex. Later in the afternoon, visit Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the exquisite Newari architecture, intricate woodwork, and ancient temples. Take your time to explore the Patan Museum and discover the rich history and art of the region. Evening: Drive to Nagarkot, a serene hill station located at an altitude of 2,195 meters (7,201 feet). Check-in at your accommodation and prepare for a breathtaking sunset view. Watch as the sun paints the sky with hues of orange and pink, casting a warm glow over the Himalayan peaks. Day 2: Early Morning: Wake up before dawn to witness the magical sunrise from the viewpoint in Nagarkot. As the sun slowly emerges from behind the mountains, the Himalayan range reveals its majestic beauty, creating a truly awe-inspiring sight. After enjoying the sunrise, return to your accommodation and have a hearty breakfast, savoring the scenic surroundings. Drive back to Kathmandu, but make a stop along the way to visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Explore the well-preserved medieval city and immerse yourself in its rich history and ancient architecture. Admire the intricately carved palaces, temples, and courtyards that reflect the grandeur of the past. Finally, return to Kathmandu, where your memorable Kathmandu Sightseeing with Nagarkot Overnight journey concludes.

From Kathmandu: 5-Day Chisapani to Nagarkot Trek

6. From Kathmandu: 5-Day Chisapani to Nagarkot Trek

Tackle the popular Chisapani to Nagarkot trek. Experience great views and peaceful mountain paths, as well as beautiful jungles, waterfalls and wild flowers. Day 1 Arrive at Kathmandu airport and be transferred to your hotel. If you are already in Kathmandu, the pickup can be arranged from anywhere in Kathmandu. In the evening, attend the orientation meeting and welcome dinner. Overnight at Himalayan Suite Hotel.  Day 2 Drive to Sundarijal by car and trek for 3-4 hours to Chisapani. Chisapani offers you a broad view of the Himalayas. Overnight at trekking lodge.  Day 3 Hike for 6-7 hours from Chisapani to Nagarkot. Once in Nagarkot, admire the sunset and stunning views of the mountains of eastern Nepal, including Mt. Everest. Overnight at Hotel Himalayan Villa.  Day 4 You'll be transferred from Nagarkot to Bhaktapur via the Changu Narayan temple. Enjoy a sight-seeing tour in Bhaktapur and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Himalayan Suite Home. Day 5 After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your departure.

Kathmandu : 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour with Lunch

7. Kathmandu : 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour with Lunch

The Seven World Heritage Sites private day tour takes the visitors to a full 8 hours day tour inside this frenetic and enigmatic capital. They include Boudhanth Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, a highly esteemed pilgrimage site for Hindus, Changunarayan Temple, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Mahachaitya, the famous Monkey Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Outline Itinerary : 08:00 am: Tour begins from your hotel The tour begins at 08:00 AM in the morning from your hotel and will take you to a full 8 hours day tour inside the historical and enigmatic valley of Kathmandu. 08:30 am: Boudhanath Stupa The first halt of the seven heritage sites will be at Boudhanath, the Stupa with the largest mandala. The stupa is said to entomb the remains of Kassapa Buddha. 09:30 am: Pashupatinath Temple You will then board the private vehicle to move towards Pashupatinath, one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites of Hindus. The temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is located in Kathmandu, Nepal near the Bagmati River. 10:30 am: Changunarayan Temple Changunarayan is an ancient Hindu temple, located on a high hilltop that is also known as Changu or Dolagiri in Changunarayan Municipality of Bhaktapur District, Nepal. Moreover, the temple is considered to be one of the oldest temples in Nepal. 11:30 am: Bhaktapur Durbar Square Bhaktapur is an ancient city that is both the smallest district and the biggest Durbar Square of Nepal, Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It is also a Unesco World Heritage Site that includes four other smaller Durbar Squares within. 01:00 am: Patan Durbar Square Patan Durbar Square is situated at the center of the city of Lalitpur in Nepal. Moreover, it is one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which are Unesco World Heritage Sites. One of its attractions is the medieval royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided. 02:30 am: Swayambhunath Stupa The tour then moves towards Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple that features a large Stupa known as the Mahachaitya. The Tibetan name for the site means Sublime Trees, for the many varieties of trees found on the hill. However, Shingun may be of Nepal Bhasa name for the complex, Swayambhu, meaning self-sprung. 03:30 am: Kathmandu Durbar Square Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the three Durbar (royal palace) Squares in the valley that are Unesco World Heritage Sites. Although the construction of the square began in the third century, the major structures within it were added in later periods. The outer complex consists of a number of 16th-century temples built during the reign of Malla kings. These buildings are adorned with meticulously carved facades characteristic to Newari architecture. 04:00 am: Drop back to your hotel After the successful completion of your tour, you will be dropped off back to your hotel or your specified location in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu: 7 Unesco World Heritage Sites Private Day Tour

8. Kathmandu: 7 Unesco World Heritage Sites Private Day Tour

The seven Unesco Heritage Kathmandu Sightseeing private day tour covers the culturally significant and historically rich sites of the city. Learn the unique story of Nepal’s past from ancient temples and palaces. Witness the spiritual atmosphere and preserve the unique architectural and cultural heritages. Join this private day tour and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Nepal as you explore the seven renowned heritage sites. Kathmandu Durbar Square Start your tour early with a visit to Kathmandu Durbar square. It's a historic palace that showcases rich architectural and cultural heritage. The square is also home to various temples, shrines, and sculptures. Visitors can explore the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, marvel at the impressive Taleju Temple, and glimpse the Kumari, the living goddess. Swoyambhunath Temple Swoyambhunath also known as monkey temple is an iconic Buddhist stupa in Kathmandu valley. Surrounded by prayer flags, Swoyambhunath offers panoramic views of the city and a peaceful atmosphere. The stupa represents peace, wisdom and harmony. Relax your soul and refresh the mind in Swoyambhunath temple. Patan Durbar Square Move on to Patan Durbar square, located in the city of Lalitpur. This square is renowned for its Newari architecture, ancient palaces, temples, and courtyards. Explore the Krishna Mandir, the Taleju Temple, and the Patan Museum. It offers a glimpse into Nepal's royal history and the artistic skills of the Newar people. Pashupatinath Temple Visit one of the holiest Hindu temples in the world, the Pashupatinath Temple. The temple holds immense religious significance for Hindus around the world. As non-Hindus are prohibited, you can watch puja, Hindu rituals and cremation ceremonies from the distance. The temple features stunning pagoda-style architecture with wood carvings and sculptures. Bouddhanath Stupa Head to Bouddhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in Nepal and an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. The stupa symbolizes compassion, understanding and wisdom. Walk around the stupa, spin the prayer wheel and immerse yourself in the peaceful surroundings. Bhaktapur Durbar Square Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a historical site located in the ancient city of Bhaktapur, Nepal. The square is surrounded by finely designed palaces, temples, courtyards, and sculptures, that showcases Newari craftsmanship. Visit stunning 55-Window Palace, Vatsala Temple, and the Nyatapola Temple. Engage yourself in the artistic, cultural and historical treasures of Nepal. Changunarayan Temple End your tour with a visit to the Changunarayan temple, a remarkable Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is known for wood cravings and stone sculptures. The temple holds immense historical and architectural significance. Explore the villages and enjoy the views of the surrounding landscapes.

kathmandu visit sight seeing

9. kathmandu visit sight seeing

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a fascinating destination with a rich cultural heritage and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These sites offer a glimpse into the history, art, and architecture of the region. Here are some of the notable World Heritage Sites you can explore while sightseeing in Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Square: This historic square is surrounded by palaces, courtyards, and temples. It was once the royal palace of the Malla kings and is now a captivating display of ancient architecture, including the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (home of the Living Goddess), and various temples. Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple): Perched on a hilltop, Swayambhunath is a sacred Buddhist site known for its iconic stupa adorned with the watchful eyes of the Buddha. The panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley from the top are breathtaking. Pashupatinath Temple: This sacred Hindu temple complex is located along the banks of the Bagmati River. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is an important pilgrimage site. The temple's unique architecture, along with the rituals and ceremonies that take place here, provide an insight into Hindu culture. Boudhanath Stupa: Another significant Buddhist site, Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in Nepal. It is a center of Tibetan culture and is surrounded by monasteries, shops, and vibrant prayer flags. The stupa's serene atmosphere makes it a popular place for meditation and reflection. Patan Durbar Square: Situated in the nearby city of Patan, this square is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture. It features intricately designed palaces, temples, and courtyards. The Patan Museum within the complex houses a remarkable collection of art and artifacts. Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Bhaktapur is famous for its well-preserved medieval architecture and is often referred to as the "City of Devotees." The square is home to exquisite temples, traditional Newar architecture, and intricate woodwork. Remember that these sites hold cultural and religious significance, so it's important to respect local customs and traditions while visiting. Exploring these World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu provides a unique opportunity to connect with Nepal's rich history and spirituality.

From Kathmandu: Durbar Squares Full-Day Tour

10. From Kathmandu: Durbar Squares Full-Day Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Kathmandu and head straight to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Explore this incredibly diverse and historic city with your expert guide and take some time to marvel at the breathtaking Newari architecture of the Kumari Temple and Taleju Bhawani Temple. Then travel 13 kilometers east to the city of Bhaktapur where you can see the world-famous Golden Gate of Bhaktapur for yourself. Wander through massive royal courtyards and admire some fine displays of craftsmanship in Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Finally, visit Patan, also known as the City of Beauty, and experience its unique Durbar Square where you can visit the museum famous for its traditional sacred Nepalese art pieces. Sample some traditional cuisine here and experience the hospitable nature of the locals. At the end of your tour, get dropped off back at your hotel just in time for dinner.

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What a wonderful experience! The journey from Day 1 to Day 3 was just majestic. Ramesh is an incredible and knowledgeable guide. He provided with me helpful information and guidance. The tour company is very lucky to have someone like Ramesh. I still had my own time and privacy for the 3 day adventure. I’ve made good friends, ate good food and saw amazing sights. I’m so glad to I did this activity. If you don’t have enough time, I recommend doing this, but for sure come back to Nepal to do more activities. Thank you Anu and Ramesh.

we enjoyed our first sightseeing in Nepal. we were promptly picked up by two very polite men, Rajan and Krishna. We went to all the places and our guide explained everything. very pleased, we have used Get your Guide in several country's and will continue to. If you want a intro into Kathmandu valley, this is a good tour. We tweeked it a bit because we don't want to walk up and down stairs. There was no problems.

We had a great day tour of Kathmandu with Kapil as our guide. We were promptly picked up from our hotel in a comfortable car with a/c. We spent 6 hours exploring Kathmandu’s main attractions, and loved seeing everything! Kapil has a great amount of knowledge, and is very personable and friendly - we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the tour company and in particular Kapil.

I highly recommend this trip especially with the best guide Kapil. We had a wonderful time and it was knowledgeable and the guide was so flexible with us especially with our 3 years daughter where he adjusted the plan so she can enjoy it too.

she was very very heloful and guided us in our Rhythm. She explained a lot about culture in Buddhism and Hinduism. thanks a lot for the very nice Tour! It was amazing!