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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.

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$50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Nagarkot View point tower, Nagarkot, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionThe day begins when it is still dark (about 4am – 5am depends on season) as a private vehicle leaves the hotel in Kathmandu and makes its way toward Nagarkot Hill about 42Km drive to watch one of the finest sunrises over the mighty Himalayas. On a clear day, you can see the ranges of Gosainkunda, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu and the Annapurna Mountains. The sun's rays first begin to light up the sky, turning the snowcapped peaks from grey to pink before the rising sun turns the snow a most brilliant white. The scene is absolutely breathtaking.Enjoy then a hearty breakfast about 7am at one of the many fine restaurants at Nagarkot (breakfast not included in price of tour). About 8am the guide will lead you after breakfast on the trail toward Changu Narayan. This trail passes through Brahmin and Tamang villages. Watch the people as they farm the terraced farms that hang on the sides of the hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley. On clear days, there are great views of the Himalayas along this trail.The trek is about 3 to 4 hours to the smallest and least visited of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changu Narayan. Here discover a wonderful little Newari village where they still do wood and stone carvings like they have done over the centuries. Changu Narayan, because of its location receives the least amount of visitors of the World Heritage Sites, yet is a real gem. The oldest temple in the valley is atop the hill in the village. There is an opportunity to experience Newari food for lunch in Changu Narayan (not included in price of tour). The people of the village are very friendly and accommodating, demonstrating true Newari hospitality.The return trip to Kathmandu about 1pm is by private vehicle that goes straight back to the hotel. The day trip concludes here and enjoys your hiking trip with us!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Nagarkot Hiking, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionAfter sunrise and breakfast we start hiking to Changu Narayan Temple from here and enjoy passing through the countryside of Nepal.Duration: 4 hoursPass By: Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail, Nagarkot, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionWhile you visit Nagarkot and see the sunrise we will take a breakfast and start to hiking in the trail to Changu Narayan. This is one of the most scenic panoramic hiking trail which offer wide range of beautiful mountains range from the trail. Enjoy watching beautiful Himalayas while walking in clear day.Stop At: Nagarkot Buddha Peace Park Hiking Trail, Nagarkot, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionWhile we go to Nagarkot sunrise view and day hiking, you will visit this small beautiful place of Buddha peace park. One of the small status of Lord Buddha, nice decorated garden with beautiful view of across jungle are amazing. Take a rest for a while and enjoy taking beautiful picture of hiking here.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Changu Narayan, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionWe take you oldest temple of Kathmandu valley called Changu Narayan. Enjoy the World Heritage Sites and return back to hotel.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Thamel, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionThe trip mainly depart from main tourist hub from Thamel. If the customers are staying out of Thamel we do pick up them from most of part like Lazimpat area, Durbar marg, Patan, Buddha, Bhaktapur and Nagarkot it self. This trip is unique and amazing. Don't miss out to see Nepal's best sunrise view, Himalayas including Mount Everest and local Nepali village lifestyle.

$74 Tours & Sightseeing

Kathmandu Full Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionKathmandu 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 Legends say that Swayambhu was conceived out of a lotus blossom that sprouted amidst a lake that once spread over the Kathmandu Valley. The biggest picture of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal sits on a pedestal on the western limit of Swayambhu. Behind the ridge is a temple committed to Manjusri or Saraswati - the Goddess of learning. Chaityas, statues, and holy places of Buddhist and Hindu divinities fill the stupa complex. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionKathmandu Durbar Square is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites also known as Hanuman Dhoka Square/Basantapur is one of the main attractions in Kathmandu Valley. The name Hanuman Dhoka Durbar is originated from the statue of Hanuman set up by the King Pratap Malla at the passage of the regal royal residence in 1672 A.D. There are several temples, shrines, courtyards, and a palace inside the Durbar square that reflects the art and architecture of the medieval time.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionTLocated 8 km toward the east of downtown Kathmandu, Boudhanath is a standout amongst the most imposing tourist spots in Kathmandu. The 36-meter-high stupa of Boudhanath is one of the biggest stupas in South Asia. With incalculable religious communities encompassing it, Boudhanath is the focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionDevoted to Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath is one of the four most vital religious sites in Asia for devotees of Shiva. Built in the fifth century, and later redesigned by Malla rulers, the site itself is said to have existed from the earliest starting point of the thousand years when a Shiva lingam was found here. The biggest temple complex in Nepal, it extends on the two sides of the Bagmati River which is viewed as heavenly by Hindus.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.