Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Tour


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Kathmandu world heritage sites tours

Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Tour Summary

    1. Sightseeing duration: 6 – 7 Hours
    2. Number of Tourist: 1 – 15 People
    3. Places to visit: 4 UNESCO sites (Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunth and Kathmandu Durbar square).
    4. Best time: All months
    5. Transportation: Car / HiAce Van [Private Trip]

Positioned in the central region of Nepal, Kathmandu is a vibrant city nestled at coordinates 27.70 latitude and 85.32 longitude, boasting an elevation of 1,350 meters above sea level. Serving as the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu is home to a population of 24,42,271 residents, making it the largest city in the Central Region. The city operates within the Nepali time zone.

Majestic Kathmandu town is also popular as a city of glory and its a gateway to explore the mountain holidays. Furthermore, before you continue with any of your adventure trips toward the Himalayas, you can explore Kathmandu as a day tour visiting of its UNESCO heritage sites.

If you are a solo or group traveler to get personalize trip experience within affordable cost then use our private and a local guides. Hiring our private tour guide will make your historical tour knowledgeable and 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.

Seeing the sights today includes world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley , some beautiful temples, and ancient monasteries and as well as the oldest markets in Town.

Pashupatinath tour

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 are a historical and majestic town where you can find some of the world heritage sites in Kathmandu.

Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley.

Your sightseeing trip or a spiritual tour will begin from the tourist hub Thamel at around 9 am. The professional and license tour guide perhaps Ammar Raj Guni will come to pick you up with a private car. The sightseeing today includes:-

9: 45 am, Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath tour

The Hindu Temple Pashupatinath is situated roughly 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu, the sanctuary of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva Temple Pashupatinath has two stair brilliant rooftops and silver entryways that are viewed as the holiest place of worship of Hindus.

Pashupatinath is one of the Hindu most holy shrines, equally popular as 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.

11: 45 am, Boudhnath Stupa sightseeing

Boudhanath stupa

The Stupa of Boudhanath is about 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu. This old colossal – titanic Stupa is one of the greatest on the planet and the focal point of Buddhism on the planet. It was recorded in the UNESCO Heritage Monument in 1979.

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.

1: 45 pm, Swayambhunath Stupa Tour:

Swayambhunath stupa private tour

Swayambhunath Stupa, on the hillock, is one of the holiest Buddhist locales in Nepal enrolled in the World Heritage Site. 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.

3: 15 pm, Kathmandu durbar square

Swayambhunath stupa private tour

Later on, continue for a city visit through Kathmandu visiting Durbar Square. Durbar Square in Kathmandu is equally popular as Basantapur Durbar square, a complex of royal residences, years, and sanctuaries worked between the twelfth and eighteenth hundred years.

It used to be the place of the old Malla rulers of Kathmandu. This complex of palaces, courtyards, and temples, built between the 12-17 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.

How many World Heritage Sites are there in Nepal?

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

In particular, there are 7 world heritage sites inside the Kathmandu valley, are super famous for Newari art and craftsmanship. 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.

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In addition, Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Changu Narayan temple, and Swayambhunath stupa are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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 AD. It is also equally popular as a Kathmandu durbar square in Kathmandu city.

King Prithvi Narayan Shah, set up a palace in 1770 as a Basantapur Durbar (palace). The whole complex is popular as Kathmandu Durbar Square. In 1979, it is enlisted in the world heritage site.

Kathmandu Weather and climate

Generally, bad weather does not affect your travel to visit Kathmandu and it’s heritage sites. You can visit the world heritage sites at any time during the year. Nepal welcomes beautiful clear skies, blue skies and sunny, fresh air, and incredible views.

January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, and December are perfect months to discover the town. They are the best months to visit Kathmandu word heritage sites as dry days make city tours easier and offer good visibility.

Likewise, you can also tour on monsoon days but whether often gets cloudy and rains, therefore, we recommend you go with a raincoat or umbrella.

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

4 World Heritage Sites Tour Highlights

  • Discover the Kathmandu World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu valley.
  • Enjoy a mixed Art and culture and history of Kathmandu city
  • Discover the Buddhist pilgrimage sites and Hindu pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu
  • Explore the Hindu temple at Pashupatinath the holiest temple of Nepal
  • Get closer to Bagmati River to understand better about the Hindu’s cremation platform.

Kathmandu City Tour Package Cost?

The Kathmandu city tour package cost will be depending upon the group size you are traveling to and the means of transportation you choose. The fixed departure cost is shared on the basis of your travel group size.

Kathmandu city solo tour costs a little bit more expensive rather group travels in terms of private guide and transportation. Have in mind that the tour guide cost is going to share by the number of a person you are traveling together with.

To cover the complete Kathmandu valley tours, it includes three sister cities like Patan and Bhaktapur besides Kathmandu. To cover all, you need a minimum of 2 full-day tours inside Kathmandu valley including Patan Durbar square and also as well as Bhaktapur.

The transportation by private car cost depends upon the places you go and the air conditioning you choose for. And the cost is for inside Kathmandu or to Bhaktapur or Patan.

What includes in the package Price

  • Air-conditioned private vehicle with fuel and driver for 6-7 hours
  • Experienced English-speaking certified tour guide
  • Fair Salary and insurance of guide.
  • Pashupatinath Temple sightseeing entrance fee Rs 1,000 per tourist.
  • Boudhanath stupa sightseeing entrance fee Rs 400 per tourist.
  • Swayambhunath Stupa sightseeing entrance fee Rs 300 per tourist.
  • Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square sightseeing entrance fee Rs 1,000 per tourist.
  • All government Taxes/VAT & Gokyo Treks Agency service charge.

What’s not-includes in the Price

  • Food and drinks during the trip
  • Personal donation or personal nature of expenses.
  • Gratuities for tour guide [Tipping is a culture, so they expect highly].

Departure & Return Departure Point:

Have in mind that we pick up all the travelers from inside the ring road such as your location in Thamel, Lazimpat, Darbar Marg, etc.

What To Expect

This UNESCO Heritage Site tour in Nepal goes for 6 to 7 hours trip. Visiting four of Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage sites in a single day is more comfortable journey. It would allow you to spend more time at each site and explore them more thoroughly.

For example, these sites are relatively close to each other and possible to visit within a reasonable timeframe, allowing you the rich history and culture of Kathmandu.

However, keep in mind that even with four sites, you’ll still need to manage your time well to fully appreciate each location. It’s a good idea to start early in the day to make the most of your time to see Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage places.

Additional Information (TIPS AND TRICKS)

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
wheelchair accessible entire the tour
A maximum of 25 people per booking
Travelers with back pain, pregnant, and very old travelers are also welcome.
It’s a private tour/activity.

Cancellation Policy

You can get a full refund if you cancel your booking at least 72 hours before the experience. Cancellations made within 72 hours of the start time are not eligible for a refund. Any changes made less than 72 hours before the scheduled start time cannot be accommodated. Timeframes mentioned adhere to the local experience time.

Notes for world heritage sites in Kathmandu Visitors!

Before visiting the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, travelers should be aware that these sites hold cultural and historical significance. Respectful attire, adherence to local customs, and conservation of these revered landmarks are essential.

Additionally, some areas might have specific guidelines or restrictions, so it’s advisable to inquire about these before visiting. Embracing the heritage sites with an open mind and a respectful attitude ensures a meaningful and enjoyable experience.

What makes world heritage sites tour in Kathmandu very special?

The Kathmandu Valley is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, and it is home to several World Heritage Sites that are of great significance to both locals and visitors. A Kathmandu World Heritage Sites tour is special because it provides an opportunity to explore and experience the history, art, and architecture of the Kathmandu Valley.

We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services.

Your safety and satisfaction are our concern. We are a team of professionals and experienced and licensed local guides who know the destination better.

The World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu City Tour Traveler’s Review

Short visit to Kathmandu

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

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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Thank you so much.

1 day tour in Kathmandu city

October 16, 2019

As we were only passing through Kathmandu, I used Gokyo to plan and organize our time before leaving the UK. Ammar was most helpful, responding promptly to my queries and providing useful suggestions. We were able to visit the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu, go walking in the Shivapuri NP, take an early morning flight to Everest and surrounding mountains, and 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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Thank you so much for the review. And we will be very much looking forward to serve you again.

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