Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour Overview
Kathmandu City Sightseeing is the most famous easy tour in Nepal. The capital ‘Kathmandu valley’ is nothing but an epitome of artistic and natural beauty. Placed in an exotic setting, Kathmandu is looked upon by several tiers of luscious green hills and towering snow-capped peaks. The valley comprises of three historic and artistic cities i.e. Kathmandu (Kantipur), Patan (Lalitpur) and Bhadgaon (Bhaktapur).
The arts, crafts, culture and tradition that each of these cities boasts is one of a kind! These cities are home to some 1000 temples and monasteries that are some 2000 years old. Most importantly, the valley is alone home to some of some of UNESCO’s finest world heritage sites that comprises of ancient palaces that epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. The festivals are larger than life celebrated with colorful jatras, traditional music and dances.
Following are the world-heritage listed sites that we cover during our Kathmandu sightseeing tours-
- Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square
- Patan Durbar Square
- Bhaktapur Durbar Square
- Changunarayan Temple
- Boudhanath Stupa
- Buddhanilkantha Temple
- Pashupatinath Temple
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around Pashupatinath, Boudhanath & Patan Durbar Square o/n at Hotel (B
Day 03: Sightseeing of Bhaktapur and Thimi. Rest of the time for shopping (B)
Day 04: Final Departure to the Airport (B)
- Airport pickup and drop off by our private vehicle
- Kathmandu Hotel room on twin sharing bed with Breakfast (B) basis
- Fluent English speaking license holder sightseeing tour guide
- Sightseeing tour guide and his fee
- Sightseeing entrance fee
- All land transfer as per above itinerary
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Kathmandu hotel Lunch and Dinner (L.D)
- Personal spending money & all bar bill, i.e. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.
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