Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Day Tour


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWN008
Trip Duration
1 Day(s)
Activities
Day Trip
Start Point
Kathmandu
End Point
Kathmandu
Max Altitude
1310m
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
All Year round
Difficulty Level
Easy
Accomodations & Meals

  • Mineral Water
Locations Covered

Overview


Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Day Tour is a short journey that allows you to discover antique temples and religious shrines of the Kathmandu district. You will visit the top four UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Swoyambhunath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. This tours and sightseeing in Kathmandu valley take you into a kind of mystical history where the past still remains alive in the present, tradition tirelessly repeats itself into a culture that remains seeped into an ancient history created by the Kings of past generations, and religious doctrines strictly stay till this day. Kathmandu Day Trip/Excursion in Detail A representative from HimalayanWindows will meet you at the hotel/airport and brief you about the day tour  and sightseeing program If you are leaving the Hotel; after an early breakfast, you will be taken for the day sightseeing in four major places in Kathmandu such as…

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Day Tour is a short journey that allows you to discover antique temples and religious shrines of the Kathmandu district. You will visit the top four UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Swoyambhunath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. This tours and sightseeing in Kathmandu valley take you into a kind of mystical history where the past still remains alive in the present, tradition tirelessly repeats itself into a culture that remains seeped into an ancient history created by the Kings of past generations, and religious doctrines strictly stay till this day.


Kathmandu Day Trip/Excursion in Detail

  • A representative from HimalayanWindows will meet you at the hotel/airport and brief you about the day tour  and sightseeing program
  • If you are leaving the Hotel; after an early breakfast, you will be taken for the day sightseeing in four major places in Kathmandu such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath (Monkey temple), Boudhnath, Pashupatinath Temple.

Swoyambhunath Temple (Monkey Temple)

Buddha Statute at Swoyambhunath temple also called as ‘Monkey Temple’

We begin today’s sightseeing tour with a visit to Swoyambhunath also called Monkey Temple; a 2500-year-old site, it is said to be the Radiant Lotus of the valley-mythology settled when the water was drained by Manjushri, the god wisdom. The Five Dhyani Buddha attended by their consorts are enshrined at the base of the stupa, then continue to tour into Boudhanath.

Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu

The Boudhanath Stupa is the world’s largest Stupa and of Tibetan Buddhist Culture in Nepal. Antique shops where you can buy things of your preference relating to Buddhist religion such as Thankas and etc.

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple Kathmandu

After the Boudhanath, you will proceed to Pashupatinath Temple stands along the side of the Bagmati River. It is the sacred temple for Hindus. Pashupatinath temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the trinity and the guardian deities of the Hindus. As you approach cremation areas of the temple, you will witness Hindu’s ritual of cremating a corpse. Although, the new electric cremation machine is started working due to environmental causes. During the festival of Shiva Ratri, the temple is crowed by hundreds of thousands of devotees.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar square also called as Basantapur Durbar Square

In the afternoon, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square; also known as Basantapur Durbar Square including Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient royal residential quarter, Mahadev and Parvati Temple, Machhender Bahl – a holy place for the Buddhists and Hindus, Temple House of Kumari, the vestal virgin or the Living Goddess. Due to the devastating earthquake that happened in April 2015, some of the temples are destroyed and impacted but still worth visiting. After completing a day tour excursion, you will be dropped off to your reserved hotel.

 

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  • A representative from HimalayanWindows will meet you at the hotel/airport and brief you about the day tour program
  • If you are leaving the Hotel; after an early breakfast, you will be taken for the day sightseeing in four major places in Kathmandu such as Kathmandu Durbar SquareSwoyambhunath (Monkey temple)BoudhnathPashupatinath Temple.

If you are not satisfied with this itinerary, you can still customize it as per your requirement.

What's Included


  • Private Transportation
  • Tour Guide
  • Monument entry fees as per itinerary
  • Mineral water during the tour
  • All service fee and taxes

What's Excluded


  • Lunch and Dinner throughout the tour
  • International or Domestic tickets and airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa (US$40 for 15 Days)
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drink, Telephone calls, and laundry
  • Personal expenses, Tips and etc
  • Travel, Medical insurance, and first aid kit

Customer Reviews


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John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance will be charged 7 days before the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross country tours.

Check the latest update and requirements to enter Nepal post-COVID-19

Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance before the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more Bhutan travel info.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.

BEST TIME TO VISIT 

Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share the climate from high mountains to the low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon season.

Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

FAQS


Do I Need A Visa To Enter to Nepal? Yes, all the foreigners, Except Indians need a Nepalese visa in order to enter Nepal. Most of the national can get On Arrival visa at the TIA airport, however, it is advised to consult with your nearby Embassy or Consulate of Nepal. What do I need to get my visa? You need to have a valid passport and some passport-sized photographs… Read More »

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