Kathmandu UNESCO World Heritage Sites Private Full-Day Tour

Private & Custom Tours in Kathmandu

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This full day private sightseeing tour takes you to Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage sites. Explore monuments that are considered some of the greatest achievements of the Malla dynasty. Appreciate the unique architecture of these famous sites and learn about the significance it plays in Nepalese history.
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.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Private tour guide
  • Transport by private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors