Kathmandu City seven Heritage Tour - 1 Day

Patan Durbar Square
Swayambhu
Bhakatpur Durbar Square
Duration1 Days
Trip GradeEasy
Maximum Altitude1310 M
ActivitiesDay Trips
Group Size2
StartsKahtmandu
EndsKathmandu
Best TimeRound of the year

Explore on a captivating journey through the heart of Nepal's capital with the Kathmandu City Seven Heritage Tour. This immersive experience takes you on a guided exploration of seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites scattered throughout Kathmandu Valley, each offering a glimpse into the rich cultural tapestry and architectural marvels of the region.

Your adventure begins with a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a historic plaza brimming with ancient palaces, temples and courtyards. Marvel at the intricate woodcarvings, ornate architecture, and centuries-old statues that adorn the square, offering insights into Nepal's royal past.

Next, journey to Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, perched atop a hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley. Ascend the stone steps and be greeted by the sight of the iconic white dome adorned with the watchful eyes of Buddha, surrounded by prayer flags fluttering in the breeze.

Continue your exploration to Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world. Witness devotees performing rituals along the banks of the Bagmati River, where cremations take place in accordance with Hindu funeral rites.

Venture to Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in Nepal and a focal point of Tibetan Buddhism. Take a leisurely stroll around the stupa, spinning prayer wheels and soaking in the tranquil atmosphere as monks chant prayers and pilgrims circumambulate the sacred structure.

Discover the ancient city of Bhaktapur, renowned for its well-preserved medieval architecture and intricate brickwork. Wander through narrow alleyways lined with traditional Newari houses, visit pottery squares, and admire the craftsmanship of ancient temples and palaces.

Uncover the secrets of Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its exquisite Newari architecture and rich cultural heritage. Explore intricately carved temples, palaces, and courtyards, and witness traditional artisans at work in the bustling streets.

Conclude your tour with a visit to Changunarayan Temple, the oldest Hindu temple in the Kathmandu Valley, dating back to the 4th century. Admire the intricate stone carvings that adorn the temple's walls, depicting scenes from Hindu mythology and ancient Nepali life.

Throughout the Kathmandu City Seven Heritage Tour, knowledgeable guides provide insights into the history, art, and spirituality of each site, ensuring a memorable and enriching experience for all who embark on this cultural odyssey.

Highlights

  • Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple): This iconic stupa is perched atop a hill on the western outskirts of Kathmandu. It's a Buddhist pilgrimage site that offers panoramic views of the city.
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square: This historic palace square in the heart of Kathmandu was once the seat of the Malla and Shah kings. It's a maze of temples, courtyards, and statues, showcasing intricate Newari architecture.
  • Patan Durbar Square: Located in the city of Lalitpur (Patan), this Durbar Square is famed for its beautiful courtyards, elaborately carved temples, and the impressive Krishna Mandir Palace.
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Considered the best-preserved of the three Durbar Squares, Bhaktapur Square showcases a unique architectural style with red brick buildings, intricately carved wooden windows, and statues. Tragically, the square suffered significant damage in the 2015 earthquake, but restoration efforts are ongoing.
  • Changunarayan Temple: This ancient Hindu temple perched on a hilltop overlooking the Kathmandu Valley is believed to be over 1,500 years old. It's the oldest pagoda-style temple in Nepal and boasts intricate carvings and sculptures.
  • Boudhanath Stupa: This massive stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world and a significant pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhists.
  • Pashupatinath Temple: A sacred Hindu temple complex on the banks of the Bagmati River, Pashupatinath is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It's a place of cremation rituals and a fascinating, although intense, cultural experience.
Itinerary
Trip PlanExpand all

7:00 AM: Departure from Kathmandu

Begin your day with a departure from Kathmandu, either by private transportation or as part of a guided tour group.

8:00 AM: Kathmandu Durbar Square

Arrive at Kathmandu Durbar Square, where you'll explore the historic plaza adorned with ancient palaces, temples, and courtyards. Marvel at the intricate woodcarvings and statues reflecting Nepal's royal past.

10:00 AM: Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)

Journey to Swayambhunath Stupa, perched atop a hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley. Ascend the stone steps to reach the iconic stupa adorned with the eyes of Buddha, surrounded by prayer flags.

12:00 PM: Pashupatinath Temple

Visit Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world. Witness Hindu rituals along the banks of the Bagmati River and observe cremations in accordance with ancient traditions.

1:30 PM: Lunch Break

Take a break for lunch at a local restaurant, where you can enjoy traditional Nepali cuisine or international fare, depending on your preferences.

2:30 PM: Boudhanath Stupa

Explore Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in Nepal and a focal point of Tibetan Buddhism. Take a leisurely stroll around the stupa, soaking in the tranquil atmosphere and spinning prayer wheels.

4:00 PM: Patan Durbar Square

Discover the secrets of Patan Durbar Square, renowned for its exquisite Newari architecture and bustling streets. Explore intricately carved temples and witness traditional artisans practicing their crafts.

6:00 PM: Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Venture to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, known for its well-preserved medieval architecture and traditional Newari houses. Wander through narrow alleyways, visit pottery squares, and admire ancient temples and palaces.

7:30 PM: Changunarayan Temple

Conclude your day tour with a visit to Changunarayan Temple, the oldest Hindu temple in the Kathmandu Valley. Admire the intricate stone carvings depicting Hindu mythology before returning to Kathmandu.

9:00 PM: Return to Kathmandu

Arrive back in Kathmandu, concluding your day tour of the city's seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Reflect on the day's experiences and cultural encounters before retiring for the night.

Did not find what you are looking for?Reach out to our travel experts.
Customize Trip
Cost Details
Included
  • Transportation: Enjoy hassle-free transportation from Kathmandu to each heritage site and back, ensuring a comfortable journey throughout the day.
  • Guided Tour: Benefit from the expertise of a knowledgeable guide who will provide insights into the history, culture, and significance of each heritage site visited.
  • Seven Heritage Tour: All seven heritage site tour as per itinerary 
Excluded
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred during the tour, such as souvenirs, additional snacks or beverages, or gratuities for the guide, are not included and are at the participant's discretion.
  • Optional Activities: Optional activities or experiences not specified in the itinerary, such as horse rides or cultural performances at certain sites, are not included and may require additional fees if chosen.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel insurance coverage for unforeseen circumstances such as medical emergencies, trip cancellations, or lost luggage is not included and should be arranged separately by participants if desired.
  • Additional Transportation: Any additional transportation required for activities outside the planned itinerary, such as exploring nearby areas independently, is not included and would be at the participant's expense.
  • Meals and Drinks: Aside from the included lunch break, any additional meals, snacks, or beverages consumed during the tour are not included and should be purchased separately by participants.
  • Entrance Fees: Entrance fees to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Changunarayan Temple are included in the package.
Dates & Availability

Everey Day