Kathmandu City Full Day Sightseeing tour
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Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing Tour - 6 Hours

location_iconSwyambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Sqaure, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa




6 Hours


Private Vehicle

Group Size

Any Private Group

Best Season

All around the year


The valley that has a great historic monument and the traditional culture with peace and serenity which is the also termed as city of temples where one and only living goddess “kumari” resides and gives blessing to every visitor. The city once was the royal capital kingdom and hosts many palaces mansions that is now used for many governmental offices and museums.


Gateway to Nepal by air, the valley is a home to three beautiful city and many UNESCO world heritage site in Nepal. Apart from world heritage sites the valley is also home to other exquisite monuments, arts and sculpture, artistic temples and magnificent art works.


The capital city has multi-ethnic population where Hindu and Buddhist are major. The culture and tradition are one of the major part of residence of Kathmandu valley. In order to Immerse yourself in the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Kathmandu Valley on your visit  where you’ll enjoy  the ability to move at your own pace through the area’s top attractions sites, such as Pashupati, Bouddha, Patan Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, and others.


Any time is best time to visit Kathmandu because the weather here is neither too hot nor too cold and the city is always filled with festivals and jatras where you can enjoy every part of it as you will be in one of the best hospitable country’s capital. Lastly if you want to avoid rain then mark June and July are the wettest months in Kathmandu.


About the Guide: -

  • The only person whom you can blindly trust during your sightseeing.
  • Government licensed city tour guide.
  • English speaking (additional $15-$20 for other language).
  • Responsible for luggage and other stuffs.
  • Offering advice for sight-seeing.
  • Transportation and accompanying you.
  • Problem solving.

About the Sightseeing Transport

Depend on your group size we will provide you car, jeep, vans or coach for sightseeing. All our vehicles are modern with air conditioned, well equipped and we don’t compromise in safety. Regarding the drivers they are well experience and responsible for your time and belongings.


About Clothes

If your visit is during winter seasons we recommend you to carry jacket, comfortable trousers and comfortable walking boots. The winter season usually falls under late November to February.


Spring is the best time so you can come with some neutral colored clothes with comfortable trousers and shoes. You can also wear shorts if you want. Spring season is usually in March, April and May.


Summer is bit hot but rarely humid so anything comfortable for you can be used from shorts to light trousers with some neutral color t-shirts and sunglasses. The sunscreen and moisturizer is must to carry. Summer months are usually June July and August.


Monsoon is not the best month but that doesn’t mean you cannot visit. Wearing water proof jackets, trousers and shoes are essential for monsoon. You won’t have any trouble visiting as we assure you to get the best of your visit and you could get a whole new experience of Kathmandu’s monsoon. Monsoon seasons are normally starts from June to August. It’s a summer monsoon so visit is possible.


What to carry

  • Ids and passport.
  • Water bottle (optional).
  • Sunscreen and moisturizer.
  • Hats and sunglasses.
  • Nepali change rupees for snacking, shopping and entrance fees.
  • Sanitizer and mask.
  • Umbrella.
  • Portable charger.
  • Camera (if you want).
  • Energy drinks and some multivitamin tablets.
  • A moderate walking is involved during the sightseeing, comfortable shoes and recommended.



Daily Schedule
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Kathmandu full day sightseeing plan. Visit Swyambhunath Stupa - Patan Durbar Square - Pashupatinath Temple - Boudhanath Stupa.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle

8:30 am:  our private vehicle will pick you up from your hotel. First stop is Swyambhunath also known as monkey temple. It’s a 15 to 20 mins drive as there will be very less traffic on mornings.

9:00-10:00 am swyambhu You could a dorm with an eye which represent earth and meditating eye of Buddha which is half open in if you it thoroughly. You could also above that dorm some 13 tiered tower like structure and that represents the 13 stage to nirvana. It offers the panoramic view of Kathmandu where stupa stood as peace and harmony. There are many sculpture as well as Hindu temple in Buddhist site which you can find only in Nepal. After strolling in swyambhu and looking over few sculptures we will now push off. You could also check out the small market that has to offer variety of thangka and some wooden sculpture also some Buddhist beads used to make ornaments.

10:00 am drive off Bashantapur/Patan Durbar Square. 45 minutes drive to Patan or Bashantapur.

10:45 to 12:00pm At this time you’ve got to choose one among the durbar square and we recommend you patan durbar as bashantapur is still under construction. Even though both durbar square is enrich with its own culture arts and architecture and have similar culture to offer. Both places are filled with beautiful wood carving and variety of shrines idol made with stone and copper bronze etc. the place has local flavorful newari cuisine which cannot be missed during the visit. One could experience with a local traditional alcoholic beverage termed as ayela (distilled beverage) and chyang (rice beer).

12:00 pm: drive of to Pashupatinath (45 min drive).

12:45pm Pashupatinath temple. A renowned Hindu temple dedicated to lord Shiva is a place where only Hindu can visit inside temple premises and non-Hindu can see the temple from available terrace east across bagmati river. Leather goods are not allowed to take inside temple premises. You could also see cremation in Hindu tradition. After strolling around for a while we now push off to next destination. 1:45 pm drive off to Boudhanath stupa (30 mins drive approx.)

2:15pm Lunch at Boudha (45 min lunch time).

3:00 pm After lunch we will be wandering around Boudhanath stupa which has stood as a symbol of Buddhist faith for hundreds of years as a huge mandala of tranquility and as well as enormous eyes. Boudha has undoubtedly been Kathmandu’s cultural center as it is sacred place for Buddhist pilgrimage place for Tibetans. Inside the stupa you could feel the peace and tranquility and also various monastery offers the same whereas just right outside the back door will takes you to lively phulbari street that is lively and have tons of market where you could do some shopping of items like thangka painting and wooden mask also lots of Buddhist ornament and bead. 4:00 pm (drop off to hotel).

It is not possible to see every nooks and corner at a day but we try to make sure that you won’t miss out lot for a day tour.


Lunch Break: Our sightseeing itinerary includes a lunch break, and we are flexible in allowing you to choose your restaurant for the Lunch.

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  • Private transportation with AC, depending upon the group size we provide Car, Van, Jeep, Coaster, Sutlej.
  • A Professional English speaking tour guide.
  • Necessary government taxes
  • Lunch and tips for guide and driver.
  • Temple and monastery entry permit fees.


Apart from above mentioned Itinerary 

Apart from the above mentioned in the itinerary we do offer local food tour which includes newari dishes, chapate, momo, bara, yomari and homemade alcoholic beverage known as Aaila. We will take you to isolated corners of city where local eatery are located offering you variety of dishes which will be a different experience for you.  Visiting local markets like Asan Tole and Ason Bazaar to experience daily life in Kathmandu, shop for local products, and taste street food.

You can always choose to hike which offers the city view. Places like Nagarjun, Tarebhir and much more. The pottery square at Bhaktapur, where you can make your own desired shaped pots or anything out of clay. Don’t worry there will be a teacher in order guide you. If you are interested, then you can also experience a day in a life of Nepali local people, from street vendors to local entrepreneur. If everything favors then Doctors, Contractors, CEO of travel company, a freelancers and much more. 

You can always choose to cycle around the town as well as outskirts of Kathmandu valley showcasing the local lifestyle of people living at outskirts of Kathmandu valley. You can choose to rent a motorcycle and be a part of hustling and bustling traffic of Kathmandu. You can always enjoy bit of night life at local pubs, with both local and international live music.

Remember we are just trying to provide you an experience, and no experience is good or bad, it’s just an experience. As lately people are seeking for different experience at the city apart from visiting major heritage site and tourist attraction. We do not have a proper itinerary and timing for this kind of city tour, if you are interested on such you can always contact us any time you like.



Is there pick up and drop available?

Yes, our drive with private vehicle and guide will pick up you from your hotel.

What kind of people this trip is recommended for?

who are interested in architecture, culture, carvings and art. Not recommended for people with mobility impairment and pregnant women.

Is entrance fee required?

Yes, depending on a place we visit, the fees is directly deposited in counter itself by the guest but all the hassle is taken care by our guide.

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square - US $ 1000
  • Patan Durbar Square - US $ 1000
  • Swyambhunath Stupa - US $ 200
  • Boudhanath Stupa - US $ 400
  • Pashupatinath Temple - US $ 1000
Are pets allowed ?

No pets are not allowed.

What should we carry?

Water bottle, sanitizers, sunscreen and your personal belonging and requirement.

How long will the tour last?

During one day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu we includes 4 major sites which is about 6-7     hours depending on traffic of the city. The timings of 9 to 11 am in mornings and 4 to 6 in evenings, Kathmandu traffic is crazy so it taking in consideration time frame may vary.


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