Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Tour

Kathmandu world heritage sites tours

Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Tour with a professional tourist guide is a way to get an amazing experience visiting the historic town. Trips to Kathmandu is a historical and majestic town where you can find some of the world heritage sites in Kathmandu.

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Where is Kathmandu valley located?

Kathmandu is a city locates in the central region in Nepal. Locates at 27.70 latitudes and 85.32 longitudes and it is situated at elevation 1,350 meters above sea level. Kathmandu has a population of about 2,442,271 making it the biggest city in Central Region. The Kathmandu is a capital city of Nepal and it operates on the Nepali time zone.

Background of Kathmandu City Tour

Kathmandu is a gateway to exploring mountain holidays. Furthermore, before you proceed with any of your adventure trips toward the Himalayas, you can explore Kathmandu as a day tour. You can hire a private tour guide to make your historical tour knowledgeable. If you are a solo or group traveler, you can ask for a private tour local guide who makes your trip unforgettable.

Moreover, hiring a local guide is not only a matter of cost but helps in various ways to make your entire trip meaningful. Furthermore, you can get an experience of a lifetime by visiting cultural heritage in the Kathmandu valley with the scenic views of mountains and landscapes. The tour includes world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley , some beautiful tramples, and ancient monasteries as-as well as the oldest markets in Town.

Besides that, if you are a single guest, our expert guide will take you to the world heritage sites in Kathmandu with a motorbike, so you can do a motorbike tour. You can do Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Tour all day during the year.

List of world heritage sites in kathmandu

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Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)

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This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th- century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. Durbar Square is the social, religious, and urban focal point of the city. There are also three museums inside the palace building.

Swayambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site)

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Hike to the western hilltop to watch over the valley. The huge Swayambhunath stupa is a national landmark, and one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal. It is set up and linked to the creation of the Kathmandu valley out of a primordial lake. Many travelers speak of a Monkey temple.

Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site)

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Pashupatinath is one of the Hindu most holy shrines, equally popular as a Nepal’s cultural landmark. The richly-ornaments pagoda houses the holy Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can take a ritual dip in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple.

Bouddhanath Stupa (World Heritage Site)

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The stupa Boudhanath is Nepal’s national landmark and most busy cultural heritage site. It is the largest stupa in the valley. The first tiny stupa at Boudhanath was built sometime after 600 AD, when the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo, transformed to Buddhism. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Choose any one rooftop restaurant for special food and take in stunning panoramic views.

Changunarayan Temple (World Heritage Site)

Changu Narayan temple, lies on the hilltop above Bhaktapur city. It is one of the finest and oldest specimens of pagoda architecture setup in 323 A.D from Hari Dutta Verma. Visit Changu Narayan premises and get to know King Mandeva who built an ancient and historic temple in the 4th century.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square (Bhadgaon)

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During city sightseeing in Bhaktapur Durbar Square, you can experience the collection of pagoda-style temples and shikhara-style temples group around a 55-window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the Lion Gate, the Golden Gate and Golden gate, the 55-window palace, art galleries, and the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.

How many World Heritage Sites are there in Nepal?

According to the Gokyo Treks, UNESCO has listed 4 world heritage sites in Nepal. Chitwan National Park and Sagarmatha National Park are listed under the section as UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites in Nepal. Similarly, there are other 7 sites in Kathmandu Valley count together as one, and Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Buddha is listed in UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Sites.

When was Kathmandu Durbar Square enlisted in World Heritage Site?

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The name Hanuman-Dhoka Durbar came from the statue of Hanuman setup from King Pratap Malla at the entrance of the royal palace in 1672 A.D. It is also equally popular as a Kathmandu durbar square in Kathmandu city. King Prithvi Narayan shah, set up for a palace in 1770 as a Basantapur Durbar(palace). The whole complex is popular as a Kathmandu Durbar Square. In 1979, it is enlisted in the world heritage site.

How many Durbar Squares are there in Kathmandu?

In particular, there are 6 world heritage sites inside Kathmandu valley. Three palaces such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square in the Kathmandu Valley, belong to the three Newar kingdoms situated there before unification. They were very famous for Newari art and craftsmanship. In addition, Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupati Nath temple, Changu Narayan temple, and Swayambhunath stupa are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Kathmandu City Tour Cost?

According to Gokyo Treks Nepal travel agency, the Kathmandu city tour package cost for a guide hire is USD 30 per day. The fixed departure cost is shared on the basis of your travel group size. Kathmandu city solo tour cost a little bit expensive rather group travel. Have in mind that the tour guide cost is going to share in the number of a person you are traveling together with.

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To cover those heritage sites, you need a minimum of 2 full-day tours inside Kathmandu valley. The transportation cost of a private non-ac car cost is USD 35 PER DAY (maximum 2 guests + guide), covering roughly about 7 hours day tour. The price includes one highly professional tour guide and a cozy vehicle.

Kathmandu Weather

Generally, bad weather does not affect your travel to visit Kathmandu. You can visit the world heritage sites at any time during the year. As the monsoon dissipates in September, Nepal welcomes beautiful clear skies, blue sky and sunny, fresh air, and incredible views. October and November are two of the best months to visit as dry days make city tours easier and offer good visibility.


Besides that, there are thirty-six different tribes (36 ethnic groups) speaks over 100 different languages. You see the oldest town and its history with local people, thier culture which are the most highlights of kathmandu valley world heritage sites.

Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Tour highlights

  • Discover the Kathmandu World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu valley.
  • Enjoy a mixture of Art and culture and history of Kathmandu city
  • Discover the Buddhist pilgrimage sites and Hindu pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu
  • Explore the Hindu temple at Pashupati nath the most holy temple of Nepal

Kathmandu City World Heritage Sites Tour Traveller’s Review

Kathmandu city Tour with awesome guide Ammar.

Rated 5 out of 5
March 4, 2022

I chose all about Kathmandu world heritage sites tour before going to Nepal and when I arrived, everything was already organized. I really loved their professionalism and all the information about Nepal. They always ask what they can improve and they are very careful with us!
Thank you, Ammar for making our holiday awesome.

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Camila Lip, California, USA

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you Camila for your time to review Kathmandu city world heritage sites. Hoping to welcome you for your next trip in the Himalayas in near future.

Wonderful introduction to the city.

Rated 5 out of 5
November 9, 2021

My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our Kathmandu City Tour with Gokyo Treks. Anmar was fantastic throughout; replying to emails and questions promptly, re-arranging the time at late notice and even meeting us at our hotel. He also introduce us to our our guide. It was a fantastic introduction to the city (before we headed off trekking), taking in the sights of Pashupati Nath, Swayambhunath (monkey temple), Boudhanath stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Having a local guide made things so much easier and less stressful as he was able to arrange and negotiate better taxi prices, whilst also showing us sights and giving us information that we would have otherwise missed. Overall, I’d highly recommend Anmar and Gokyo Treks’ Kathmandu City Tour.
N.B. Taxis and admission to attractions are not included in the price of the guide.

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Tom Philip, USA

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Namaste Tom for your time to review us. Thank you

Short visit to Kathmandu

Rated 5 out of 5
December 30, 2019

As we were only passing through Kathmandu, I used Gokyo to plan and organise our time before leaving the UK. Ammar was most helpful, responding promptly to my queries and providing useful suggestions. We were able visit the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu, go walking in the Shivapuri NP, take an early morning flight to Everest and surrounding mountains, visit Nagarkot and Bhaktapur during our stay.
Drivers and guides were all provided which made life very easy. Ammar and his team did a great job. If we are lucky enough to return to Nepal we will definitely use Gokyo again.

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Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you Edinburgh Donald for your amazing review about our service of your visiting Kathmandu city and its heritage sites. Hoping to serve you again.

Easily the best way to see the most impressive sites of Kathmandu

Rated 5 out of 5
November 30, 2019

I had a personal tour of the key sites of Kathmandu. A very informative and friendly tour guide, backed up with taxi driver for the day. The sites were incredible and I really enjoyed the expert knowledge from the friendly guide. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending this fantastic tour to anyone!

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Phil Phell, Singapore

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you so much.

Kathmandu world heritage sites tour notes:

The itinerary Kathmandu World Heritage Sites for a full day sightseeing is subject to change due to a condition outside our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. A physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

What makes Kathmandu world heritage sites tours special?

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