Kathmandu Tour Package: Exploring Kathmandu’s Fascinating Heritage Sites and the Scenic Beauty
The Kathmandu tour package will expose you to Kathmandu city’s magnificent hidden gems and amazing sights. The city of temples takes your enthusiastic spirit to the next level by enabling you to encounter numerous historical monuments while understanding local traditions and customs.
Without even exploring all the corners, the first step in this valley will keep you enthralled. The antique ambiance and the panorama of mountains in all directions elevate the Kathmandu tour to a new dimension.
The beautiful historic palaces, serene monasteries, vibrant temples, and wooden monuments elevate Kathmandu’s attractiveness. The city’s lively cultural streets are very noteworthy.
The Kathmandu tour also lets you discover more about local ethnic diversity, key variations of nature, and the taste of excellent native treats.
Explore the Authentic Flavors of Nepal on Your Kathmandu Tour: Indulge in Native Nepalese Cuisine
On the Kathmandu tour, you can test a variety of Nepalese cuisine. The tour will showcase Kathmandu’s unique local delicacies with the vendor eating, traditional dishes, and many more delectable treats.
The underrated flavor of Nepali food will always stay on your palate, even after you leave Nepal. Foods such as momos, chow mien, rice with curries, roti with veggies, Puri, and egg rolls are ubiquitous on Kathmandu’s streets.
If you delve further into the restaurant menus, you’ll find many alternatives ranging from Tibetan treats to Spanish and Italian cuisine.
When touring the Newari communities, one may obtain a lovely sample of the native traditional food and drinks. You may test various cultural delicacies, like Chapati, Samwaybhaji, Yomari, Jojodhau, and many more Thakali cuisines, mostly on streets that meander through Newari settlements.
The Lassi of the Basantapur is among the most well-known refreshments when exploring Kathmandu. Nonetheless, you will find many other alternative local cuisine items to test throughout the Kathmandu tour.
Discover Kathmandu’s Heritage Sites and Nearby Attractions
There are several spots to unwind in Kathmandu. One of the main priorities of the Kathmandu Tour would be visiting the UNESCO-listed historic sites.
Also, you can explore nearby attractions like Budhanilkantha, Godawari Resort, Jawalakhel Zoo, Narayanhiti Palace, Garden of Dreams, and Gokarna Narayanthan Hill Station.
You can enjoy exploring many different aspects of nature and surroundings. Along with that, the tranquil evening on Thamel Street will also be fantastic to experience.
There are also numerous bars and clubs in Thamel where one may have a brilliant time.
Moreover, the surrounding hill areas of Nagarkot and Shivapuri provide visitors with a pleasant, relaxing location. A Kathmandu tour offers outstanding attractions that will wow you in many aspects.
Highlights of the Kathmandu Tour Package
- Visit a total of seven world heritage sites in Kathmandu
- Enjoy private vehicle transportation throughout the tour
- Soak in the antique ambiance while strolling around Kathmandu’s historic neighborhoods
- Enjoy the local cuisine while interacting with the native inhabitants of the valley
- Take in the majestic backdrop of the surrounding hills and enjoy Thamel’s vibrant nightlife
- Explore countless temples and witness the incredible fusion of multiple religions, including Hinduism and Buddhism
The major attraction of Kathmandu Tours
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the world’s holiest and most notable temples. People travel worldwide to Pashupatinath to worship Lord Shiva and numerous other gods and goddesses.
Although the temple is listed as a world heritage site, its significance goes beyond that. Worshipers from many different regions are drawn to this temple by its spiritual atmosphere.
At the Pashupatinath, there are around 400 little temples and statues that reflect the Hinduism community’s purely cultural, historical, and traditional impact.
The Bagmati River, which flows from the temple’s center, separates Pashupatinath into two halves.
The temple’s geography and visual beauty keep it at a new level of attractiveness. Witnessing the temple’s silver plating doors, woodwork carvings structure, and old-style brick architecture will be fantastic.
One can observe the sacred Bagamati River cremation site and the priceless statues of Gorakhnath and Nandi. Also, a ritual known as “Arati Puja” will always occur every evening, and many individuals engage in it.
More than that, there is also a little hill to relax on just above the temple, from where one can enjoy the stunning views of West and North Kathmandu and the company of playful monkeys and grazing deer.
The peaceful mood of Boudhanath is something everyone should experience at least once. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Boudhanath allows visitors to experience the rich vibrance of typical Nepali ambiance showcasing Buddhism culture and history.
The Stupa’s shimmering prayer flags add to the tranquility of the scene. Buddhists from across Asia gather here to worship and engage in various ceremonies.
The ambiance of the Boudhnath is extraordinary to soak in, coupled with touring the adjacent restaurants and enjoying local delicacies. One may capture a ton of beautiful pictures at this prime attraction.
The ideal thing at Boudhanahth is to walk around the Stupa while continuously turning the prayer wheels, which is one of the primary activities of the worshippers there.
Also, the view of the Kathmandu valley from the neighboring restaurant rooftop, with the two eyes of the Stupa looking at you, would be a magnificent experience.
There will also be flocks of pigeons flying around, which you may feed some grains to. Furthermore, Boudhanath is well-known for its Thangka painting, where visitors can observe outstanding works of art and learn about their significant historical context.
Swayambhunath, the “Monkey Temple,” is one of the oldest stupas in Nepal. It is one of the most important and appealing sites to visit on a Kathmandu tour.
This Stupa’s gorgeous arts and architecture indicate its tremendous historical and cultural significance. The Stupa has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site since 1979, demonstrating how old this precious monument could be.
The Stupa’s two crimson eyes and golden pinnacle are its two main draws for visitors. The Swaymbhunath Stupa additionally provides breathtaking scenery of Kathmandu from its eastern half, with an outstanding mood engagement in its sightseeing.
This Stupa blends the two religions of Hinduism and Buddhism, and many devotees from both religions gather to worship here. There will be around 365 steps to reach the Stupa’s summit, which will be a fantastic climb.
Together with that, Buddha Jayanti, Gonla, and Lohsar are some of the main festivals that convey delight and various ceremonies to this Stupa.
The large prayer wheel within the sanctuary is one of the holiest things to spin when touring. And from the temple’s main gate to its closing gate, one may witness monkeys jumping and playing everywhere.
Moreover, several minor shrines and statues surround the Stupa and prayer halls for monks and pilgrims.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the notable UNESCO World Heritage Sites and also one of the most attractive places to visit in Kathmandu.
The crowded valleys of Kathmandu lead you further into the city, past Newari settlements, to the historic architecture of Durbar Square.
Kathmandu Durbar Square’s layout and surrounding area take you to a bygone era. The Durbar Square is next to the great Thamel location, and you may walk up there.
There are several additional small monuments and sculptures, such as Kumari Ghar, Shiva Parvati temple, Taleju temple, Kal Bhairav, and the incredible statue of the Hinduism God Hanuman.
Moreover, one may visit the Hanuman Dhoka Palace Museum to learn more about the history of the Malla and Shah rulers that ruled Nepal. You may receive a wonderful blessing from the Kumari ceremony between 10 and 11 a.m.
While testing the special cuisine and beverages, exploring the Basantapur Region will be much more spectacular. People from the Newari communities, as well as other communities, frequently engage in several ceremonies performed around this monument.
The “Indra Jatra,” in which most residents participate and engage in Lakhe dance and worshiping activities, is a well-known festival that the natives of this area celebrate.
Changu Narayan Temple
The Changu Narayan Temple, located north of Bhaktapur, is one of the most spectacular pagoda-style temples. Changu Narayan Temple is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site that shows the remarkable elegance and history of its era in a distinctive manner.
The temple is one of Nepal’s oldest designs, preserving the history of the Lichhavi era to the present day. Small statues of lions and elephants greet visitors at the entryway.
The timber-carved doors and the finely constructed windows are a sight to behold. Likewise, the beautifully integrated statue carvings of Lord Vishnu and his 11 incarnations represent the temple’s delicate vibe.
Most statues and architecture surrounding this temple date back to the 6th century. The Changu Narayan temple has a fantastic atmosphere while touring it, as do the Chinamasta and Kulewosher Mahadev temples, which show the importance and remarkable history of the various gods and goddesses.
From here, one may also take in the breathtaking panoramas of Bhaktapur city to the south and the hills to the north. Local Newari communities give a serene atmosphere, and interacting with them makes you feel fabulous. The Narsimha and Vishnu statue will be much more amazing to behold up close.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
The spectacular pagoda-style “Bhaktapur Durbar Square” is one of the most famous locations to visit in the center of Bhaktapur.
The architecture of this Bhaktapur Durbar Square reflects its incredible historical significance, making it one of the most important sites to visit at least once in a lifetime.
Majestic brick structures surround this splendid architecture, giving it outstanding aesthetics and showering visitors with vibrancy. The sculptures of the deities spread a pleasant energy throughout the area, and the steps are nicely carved so that one can easily walk to the top of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and enjoy the view.
One can visit the Palace of the Fifty-five Windows, the Golden Gate, the Art Gallery, and even the Lion Gate. Fifty-five windows palace is a well-known tourist site in Bhaktapur that dates back to 1427 AD and is erected during the rule of the Malla monarchs.
The sculptural form of the lovely windows, particularly with the wood and bricks, creates a stunning perspective. The stunning statue of Bhupatendra Malla, one of the renowned Malla monarchs, is also a prominent attraction.
Similarly, when touring Bhaktapur Durbar Square, one may purchase stunning handcrafted arts and crafts. The neighboring Newari market will also let you experience the delicious traditional cuisine.
Nagarkot is a lovely hill station located 30 kilometers north of Kathmandu. The drive from Bhaktapur to the north, over the dusty twisting roads of the lush hills, will take you to Nagarkot.
Nagarkot is the ideal destination to escape the heat of Kathmandu Valley during summer and enjoy the vista and landscape. In clear weather, the entire vista of the Northern Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Langtang RI, Annapurna, and Lamjung Himal, is visible.
The weather here varies frequently, and it feels fantastic when the clouds roll down and blanket the entire hamlet, creating beautiful moments to appreciate.
Another incredible sight to witness is the sunrise vista from Nagarkot. It is a magnificent sight as the sun emerges from behind the hills in the morning.
Also, when touring Nagarkot’s adjacent communities, one may sample the variety of local delicacies. This hill station’s tea gardens and lush foliage make it an excellent attraction for travelers.
Likewise, the breathtaking vistas of valleys, gorges, and rivers will add to Nagarkot’s other attractions. One of the best experiences for visitors to experience is a calm evening watching the sunset from Nagarkot’s vantage point.
4 Days Kathmandu Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
You will arrive in Kathmandu brimming with fresh enthusiasm and vitality. Our representative will greet you at the airport and drive you to the hotel in a private vehicle.
The short drive from the airport to the hotel will take 10 to 15 minutes. Once you arrive at the hotel, you’ll take a break and explore the neighborhood.
Day 2: Kathmandu full day sightseeing (Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Sawyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square)
The refreshing morning in Kathmandu sets the tone for the day. The private vehicle will next drive us right into Kathmandu’s urban core.
Furthermore, we will embark on a journey to uncover the World Heritage sites and understand their significance in terms of culture and religion.
Our first stop will be Pashupatinath, one of Asia’s holiest temples. We will go further inside the temple and explore all facets of its cultural and historical architecture.
The stunning “Boudhanath” Buddhist temple is another place we will explore as we continue. The atmosphere around this temple will be incredible to witness.
Continuing to the west, the astonishing grandeur of Sawaymbhunath welcomes us, where we will participate in spinning the prayer wheels while observing the excellent environment of the temple. In this temple, the worshipers and monkeys will be cheering enthusiastically.
After that, we will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and admire its architectural beauty and surroundings.
Later, we’ll return to the hotel and spend the night there.
Day 3: Sightseeing in Changu Narayan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square and drive to Nagarkot
Getting up early in the morning, the roof view of the hotel, together with a drink of coffee, will be something outstanding.
The vehicle will next take us in an easterly direction, passing across the Koteshwor and Jadibuti before arriving at Bhaktapur.
The beautiful and outstanding architecture of the several temples in the historic city of Bhaktapur will greet us. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square will be the main attraction of today’s excursion, with its exquisite wooden carvings and pagoda-style architecture.
Taking the brick-paved narrow route uphill past the Newari communities, we will also visit and tour the Changunarayan temple.
Additionally, continuing the uphill road to the north, the lush hills will lead us to Nagarkot.
In Nagarkot, we will have a fantastic view of the northern Himalayas, including Mount Everest, the Langtang Range, and gorgeous valleys to the east. Following a tour of the surrounding area, we will spend the night at one of Nagarkot’s best hotels.
Day 4: Drive back to the airport
The early sunrise in Nagarkot provides a beautiful view of the Himalayas to the north and a lovely atmosphere to start the day.
As part of our Kathmandu tour package, you will witness the stunning Himalayan range to the north during an early sunrise in Nagarkot. This picturesque view and a delightful ambiance make for a perfect start to your day.
Afterward, in the morning, the vehicle will transport us to Kathmandu for the departure.
After the final farewell, our tour representative will drive you to the airport, where you can catch your flight to your destination.