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The 2015 earthquake destroyed several temples in Kathmandu's Unesco-listed Durbar Sq, but most areas emerged unscathed. Stroll through the backstreets and Kathmandu’s timeless cultural and artistic heritage still reveals itself in hidden temples overflowing with marigolds, courtyards full of drying chillies and rice, and tiny hobbit-sized workshops.

This endlessly fascinating, sometimes infuriating city has enough sights to keep you busy for a week, but be sure to leave its backpacker comforts and explore the ‘real Nepal’ before your time runs out.

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Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Nagarkot View point towerWe early drive to Nagarkot and reach at Nagarkot view point tower before sunrise view. Enjoy to watch beautiful sunrise view from the tower including Mount Everest and sorrounding Himalayas and hills.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Nagarkot HikingAfter sunrise and breakfast we start hiking to Changu Narayan Temple from here and enjoy passing through the countryside of Nepal.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Changu NarayanWe take you oldest temple of Kathmandu valley called Changu Narayan. Enjoy the World Heritage Sites and return back to hotel.Duration: 30 minutes

$74 Tours & Sightseeing

Kathmandu Full Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kathmandu Durbar SquareKathmandu Durbar Squire which is situated in the heart of old Kathmandu city at Basantapur, it never fails to impress first time visitors with its ensemble of palaces, courtyards and temples built during the Malla period. The Durbar Square includes the Hanuman Dhoka Royal Palace, the historic seat of the royalty; the magnificent Taleju Temple towering more than 40 meters; Kumari Ghar, the residence of the Living Goddess, Kumari; Ashok Vinayak, also called Kathmandu Ganesh, a temple without a filial ; and Kal Bhairav, the God of Wrath. The capital takes its name from the giant pagoda of Kasthamandap, which is said to have been built out of a single tree. Since the time of the Malla kings, the Durbar Square has been the city’s social, religious and political focal point.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Pashupatinath TemplePasupatinath Temple which is located 5 km east of Kathmandu, the temple of Lord Shiva is considered one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. The two-tiered pagoda with golden roofs and silver doors houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple existed before 400 A.D. Near the Pashupatinath Temple on the banks of the Bagmati River lies Guheswari, where, according to mythology, a portion of Sati Devi, Lord Shiva’s consort, fell when a grief-stricken Shiva wandered aimlessly across the earth carrying her dead body on his shoulders following her self-immolation.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Boudhanath StupaThe Bouddhanath Stupa is situated 8 km to the east of downtown Kathmandu and the Bauddhanath is one of the most imposing landmarks in Kathmandu, visible as soon as you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport and It is the largest Stupa in the Kathmandu valley and is the center of Tibetan Buddhism.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Swayambhunath TempleThe Swayambhunath Stupa is located on a hillock 3 km west of Kathmandu; it is one of the holiest Buddhist Chaityas in Nepal and it is said to have evolved spontaneously when the valley was created out of a primordial lake more than 2,000 years ago, the Stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal and has numerous shrines and monasteries on its premises.Duration: 1 hour

$95 Tours & Sightseeing

Full Day Nagarkot and Changunarayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu

Your guide will pick you early in the morning (10am) from your hotel (city Center). You will arrive after one hour drive to Nagarkot and enjoy the Himalayan view of Langtang, Shishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shakhar and Mount Everest in a clear weather. Hike to Changunarayan (approx 4hr), on the way enjoy the localities, Nepalese culture, Kathmandu view and Himalayan view in the back drop. Your car will be waiting in Changunarayan.You will experience some of Nepalese culture, old style houses, local life style and localities along the trail. The view of Kathmandu is interesting. Changunarayan temple (UNESCO world heritage site) is one of the master pieces of Nepalese architecture. Nagarkot, located 20 miles east of Kathmandu, is a very popular tourist destination due to the amazing views of the Himalayan mountains. The top of Nagarkot commands amazing views in all directions. Encompassing more that 200 miles of snow capped peaks, from Annapurna in the west to Everest and beyond in the east, sunrises and sunsets create a spectacular light show on the mountains.

$311 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Flight Over the Himalayas including Mt Everest from Kathmandu

Choose your morning departure time upon booking and enjoy a hotel transfer to the Kathmandu airport. Then board your plane and prepare to be wowed by spectacular panoramic views of some of the world’s highest mountains during your 1-hour flight over the Himalayas. (Note: Passenger capacity varies from plane to plane; please see Additional Information.)Listening to onboard narration while your professional pilot takes off toward the east, you’ll watch several stunning peaks quickly come into view. Grab your camera to capture Gosaithan, also called Shishapangma, which towers 26,290 feet (8,013 meters) above sea level. Immediately to its right, the snowy crags of Dorje Lhakpa and Phurbi-Ghyachu loom over Kathmandu Valley.As the larger-than-life mountains appear even closer, your pilot points out Choba Bhamare, the smallest in the group at ‘just’ 19,465 feet (5,933 meters). Learn about the visually and spiritually prominent Gauri Shankar, whose two sharp peaks the Lord Shiva and his consort Gauri are said to protect. While the plane soars toward the eastern Himalayas, you’ll find a succession of glorious ridges through your prime viewing window. Melungtse, a plateau-like mountain, stands as the highest of the Rolwaling Himal, while Chugimago still waits to be climbed. Fly past Numbur and Karyolung, whose white slopes sparkle against the rising sun, and marvel at the astounding height of Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth-highest mountain at 26,906 feet (8,201 meters).Next up is Gyanchung Kang, considered extremely difficult to climb, flanked by Pumori and then Nuptse, which means West Peak — signifying its direction from magnificent Mt Everest. Reaching a stunning 29,029 feet (8,848 meters), the crown jewel of the Himalayas, known as Sagarmatha by the Nepalese and Chomolungma by the Tibetans, is your final showstopper.After you observe the enigma of Mt Everest from your window seat, your plane returns for its descent into Kathmandu, where you’ll be returned to your hotel. Now you’ve earned bragging rights for getting as close to the highest spot on Earth as you can without actually climbing it.Note - Passport copy is required to confirm your tickets. you can Whatsapp on this  (+91 9910702333) number. 

$58 Cultural & Theme Tours

Kathmandu Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa Tour

Meet your guide at the centrally located Kathmandu Guest House and hop on a local bus to Pashupatinath, a significant Hindu temple devoted to the god Shiva. Your expert guide will explain the Hindu spiritual beliefs surrounding the cycle of birth and death. You’ll also have the chance to interact with the colorfully dressed Sadhu monks. Learn why the holy men give up worldly goods to signify devotion and liberation. Outside the 17th-century temple, along the banks of the Bagmati River, cremation ceremonies regularly take place. Respect mourning families by refraining from photos or watching the ritual. Next, travel by local transport for a short distance to Bodhnath. The shrine is an important religious site for Tibetan Buddhists, and one of the only places in the world that you can see the daily routines of Tibetan monks. The stupa sits along a historic trade route that stretches across Lhasa, Tibet, Nepal and India. Today, people still come to Bodhnath to pray before undertaking a daunting journey such as climbing the Himalayas. Marvel at one of the world’s largest stupas as your guide explains Tibetan traditions. You might even see pilgrims spin prayer wheels as they circle the stupa. You’ll also have the opportunity to talk with resident monks about Buddhism and the practices you witness at Bodhnath. After wrapping up at Bodhnath, enjoy a relaxing lunch at a nearby rooftop restaurant with a fantastic view overlooking the stupa (own expense). Then walk to the home of a renowned astrologer who will do a reading for you (own expense), if you wish! After an enlightening day exploring Kathmandu’s spiritual side, your guide returns you to your hotel.

$110 Private & Custom Tours

Kathmandu UNESCO World Heritage Sites Private Full-Day Tour

Your tour begins with pickup from your accommodations in Kathmandu to head to your first stop on this full day sightseeing excursion. Basantapur Durbar Square is the former residence of Royal Kings of Nepal which is spread in five acres of area and was built the in 16th century. Basantapur Palace Complex is divided into two Chowks. At the southern end of Palace is located Kumari Chowk that abodes a living virgin goddess- Kumari.Next your tour takes you to Swayambhunath or Monkey Temple, perched atop the hill towards the west of Kathmandu Valley. Holy monkeys reside among woods located to the north- western parts of temple complex. Apart from the religious significance, Swayambhunath is famous for having the panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley as well. Afterwards,  drive to City of Arts –‘Patan’ which is one of the three archaic cities inside Kathmandu Valley known for its rich cultural heritage and arts. In Patan locates yet another World Heritage Site, Patan Durbar Square. Patan Durbar Square holds chowk crammed with temples including Krishna Mandir, Bhimsen Temple, Vishwanath Tewmple and Taleju Bhawani Temple.  After your sightseeing around the Bhaktpur, you enjoy a local lunch (at your own expense) in Patan.Then we move to Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most sacred Hindu shrines across the world. As we head back to your hotel, you will stop to visit Bouddhanath, which is among the largest Stupas in South Asia and is heavily influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. That is the reason why Boudhha is also called as ‘Little Tibet’. We will drive for another 25 minutes before you get dropped back off to your hotel at around 5pm.