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Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Day Tour


The sightseeing tour of World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu will give you an opportunity to witness the ancient art, culture and traditions of different time periods in Nepal. You will learn about the different dynasties who ruled in Kathmandu. In addition, you will get to go to the sacred Hindu Temple Pashupatinath, and the Buddhist sites of Boudhanath and Swayambunath (the Monkey Temple).

The tour guide will assist you at your hotel with the luxurious vehicle to take you for 5-hour sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley which includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath.

You will be moving towards Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is one of three Durbar Squares in Kathmandu Valley. Though a few buildings collapsed after the devastating earthquake on April 25th, 2015, you can observe the spectacular art and architecture of the ancient Malla and Shah dynasties. It is also know as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, derived from the statue of Hanuman at the entrance of ancient royal palace.

After that, move towards Swayambhunath. It also know as the "Monkey Temple", situated on a small hillock on the west of Kathmandu city. It is a sacred place for Buddhist pilgrimages from all over the world. Large eyes painted on the four sides of the main stupa represents wisdom and compassion, and a dome at the base of Sutpa represents the entire world. Swayambhunath also could not escape from the devastating earthquake of April 25th, 2015, but one can still observe the art and architecture at Swayambhunath which is believed to date back to the beginning of 5th century.

Then, head over to Boudhanath Stupa. It is located on the northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu. It is the largest stupa in the world and is a sacred site for Buddhist pilgrimages. It is enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, Boudhanath is on the ancient trade route between Nepal and Tibet. The Stupa is said to entomb the remains of Kassapa Buddha. Founded by Licchivi King, Boudhanath has had minor damage caused by the earthquake on the 25th of April, 2015.

At last, head to Pashupatinath. The sacred Hindu shrine, located on the bank of the Bagmati river to the eastern side of Kathmandu. It is believed to be built by Supuspa Deva, a Licchivi King, It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. The main temple of Pashupatinath was built using Pagoda style architecture with four main doors. The two levels of the roof are made of copper with a gold coating and they have a gold pinnacle. The inner sanctorum is the place where the main idol is placed, and the outer sanctorum is an open corridor like space. Though some of the buildings in the Pashupati area are damaged, the main building was untouched by the earthquake of April 25th, 2015 earthquake.


What's included

  • Expert tour guide
  • Buffet lunch
  • Transportation by deluxe vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off inside Ring-road area (outside Ring-road area also available on extra charge)
  • Entrance fees

What's not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra monuments fee
  • Tips
  • Visas

Important information

  • Please note that there has been significant damage to some of the sites visited on this tour due to the earthquakes in April and May 2015
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off services outside Ring-road area also available on extra charge.

From EUR 132 per person


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Duration:
5 hours

Live guide:
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Pick-up:
Hotel in Kathmandu Valley inside Ring-road area

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  • Offer type: Private
  • Fitness level: Easy

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Full refund is guaranteed if the cancellation is made 48 hours prior the offer's start date. We don't apply any refund if the cancellation is made less than 48 hours before offer start date.

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Offer ID: 1185

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