Kathmandu City Sightseeing Full Day Tour

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Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 1 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 1150 mt
  • Start/End Hotel to Hotel or Airport
  • Trip Type Sightseeing Tour
  • Transport Private AC Vehicle
  • Best Season All year around (365 days)

Kathmandu City Sightseeing Full Day Tour Cost 2024 and 2025

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal, which is called the city of god and goddesses. In every corner of the city, you will find a temple or stupa. This exotic city actually owns seven out of ten UNESCO listed heritage sites. This is the main reason behind many travelers and tourists want to explore Kathmandu than other destinations in Nepal. Our Kathmandu day tour gives you a chance to explore the craftworks, art, architecture, and culture manifested in the pillar, walls, statues, and buildings of the heritage sites.

The temples such as Changu Narayan temple and Pashupatinath temple reflect the religious aspects of the Hindu people living in Nepal. Likewise, Bhaktapur and Patan are the ancient places in the city, which reflects the royal touch of the ancient Malla kings in the country. Additionally, you can get some deep insight into the Buddhist religion by visiting the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, Swayambhunath stupa, Lumbini, and Boudhanath stupa. You can also know the artistic taste of the Nepalese by exploring the crafts and art manifested in the stones, metals, and woods in palaces and temples. Our one-day Kathmandu tour package will also help you learn about the unique and mesmerizing Nepal cultural aspects. When strolling around the streets of the Kathmandu, you will surely acquaint with the Nepalese norms, lifestyle, and values. Enjoy the Nepalese cuisines and other snacks in the restaurants. This surely makes your trip unforgettable.

Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing Tour is one of the most popular day packages to do in Nepal. It is favorable for all travelers. Most travelers before going on a long trekking journey prefer to travel around Kathmandu exploring the best places located in the city of temples. The perfect history book about Nepal is indeed Kathmandu. Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing Tour is all about exploring the history, culture, and traditions of Kathmandu.

Major Highlights

  • Explore the famous pilgrimages of Nepal- Pashupatinath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Experience peace and serenity visiting Boudhanath and Swayambhunath
  • Go around a walk on the streets of Kathmandu especially Thamel and Basantapur
  • Find the ultimate happiness while exploring the cultural capital of Nepala
  • Taste the best cuisines in Kathmandu

Itinerary about the Kathmandu City Full Day Sightseeing Tour

Kathmandu City Full Day Sightseeing Tour is one of the most popular city tours to do in Nepal that provides you a golden opportunity to explore the city of temples in the best climate ever. Talking about the Kathmandu City Tour Itinerary, you will have breakfast at around 6:30- 7:00 am. After breakfast, you will get picked up from the hotel at around 7:30 am in a private car.

Starting off the Kathmandu city Sightseeing Tour with the first visit to the Pashupatinath Temple, you would be exploring one of Nepal’s most religious and significant Hindu heritages. You would then continue the sightseeing tour to Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. You would spend around 2 hours in Pashupatinath and get to know the rich Hindu culture in a very soothing atmosphere. Moving forward, you would also get to explore Boudhanath for 1-2 hours followed by Swayambhunath for approx 1-2 hours. Last but not the least, at around 2:30 pm, you would be into exploring the history of Kathmandu and Nepal with the Kathmandu Durbar Square visit.

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After breakfast, our guide will pick you up early from your hotel at 7.30am. The first site we will visit is the most famous pilgrimage known as Pashupatinath Temple. Afterwards our tour will continue to Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhu Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Morning 07:30 AM Drive from Hotel to Pashupatinath Temple area, sightseeing around for 2 hours. Morning 9:30 AM Drive from Pashupatinath to Boudhanath, takes about 20 minutes, sightseeing around approx 1-2 hour. Afternoon 10:12 PM Drive from Boudhanath to Swyambhunath, takes about 30 minutes and sightseeing around approx 1-2 and half hours and take a lunch. Afternoon 2:30 PM After sightseeing of Swyambhunath area, transfer to Kathmandu Durbar Square and sightseeing about 1 and half hour. Afternoon 4:00 PM Transfer to Thamel for and your day tour ends

    Trip Map
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    What's Included
    • All ground transportation by private car
    • Entrance fee for sightseeing places
    • City Tour Guide
    • All toll, tax, vat and service charge
    What's not Included
    • All meals
    • Alcoholic/luxury drinks and Private expenses
    • Tips 
    Useful Information

    Best Time to do Kathmandu City Sightseeing Full Day Tour

    Kathmandu is the city that has very moderate climate. You can visit Kathmandu at any time of the year, and you will have the same fun every time you visit there. It is not that cold nor that hot. You will love the climate of Kathmandu. Having said that, when is the best time to travel to Kathmandu? Well, Kathmandu can be visited at any time of the year. If you are looking for special occasions, then the time can be different. For instance, if you want to dive deep into the core culture of Kathmandu, September is the best time for a Kathmandu visit. You will find yourself experiencing the Indra Jatra which is one of the biggest festivals of Newars celebrated massively in Kathmandu.

    October-November is also the perfect time both weather wise and culture wise. It is the time when two of the biggest festivals of Nepal fall in. You will be experiencing Dashain and Tihar in Nepal which is no less than magic itself. Similarly, April-May is another time for a great Kathmandu Visit. It is the time when Buddha Jayanti falls. Buddha Jayanti is a festival which is celebrated to remark the birth of Gautam Buddha- The Messenger of Peace. Next time, you make a plan to visit Kathmandu, you can make it any time of the year. Because every time you will be treated with mesmerizing beauty of Kathmandu in many shapes and forms.

    Food during Kathmandu City Sightseeing Full Day Tour

    Kathmandu being the main city of Nepal has a number of restaurants that provide you some of the world’s best cuisines. You will be treated with some great meals according to your wish of the dish. You can order anything out of the menu and can enjoy every bit of it. A hour or so will be separated for the lunch or brunch depending on the plan. The food in Kathmandu is very awesome, and travelers definitely love the taste of it. Welcome Nepal Treks makes sure you eat the most magnificent food and get the best service. One thing you need to take care of is not to eat any street food. The street food might drool you. However, it is not advised to eat the street food as it can create a lot of complications such as food poisoning. So, it is advised to eat food only in a good restaurant.

    Drinking Water during Kathmandu City Sightseeing Full Day Tour

    When you are traveling in Kathmandu, you will visit many places. Chances are high that you will become thirsty at most part of the trip. You can carry water bottle with yourself that can be your companion throughout the journey. You can carry packaged bottle mineral water with yourself and can quench the thirst by drinking water from the bottle. In restaurants, you don’t need to worry about what to drink. The restaurant staff will provide you pure drinking water as per your order. The tour guide will most probably provide water to you. There are bottles of water in the jeep which you will be traveling via. It is strictly advised not to drink water in any places. Always carry water bottle with yourself and only drink from the bottle. You can even buy a bottle of water, but make sure the seal pack is not broken.

    Restaurants and Cafes in Kathmandu City Sightseeing Full Day Tour

    A day of fun in Kathmandu definitely demands a hour of rest. The best way to rest and recharge yourself is food and also coffee. The restaurants and cafes you find in Kathmandu are incredible providing you a diverse range of dishes and drinks. You don’t have to worry about the food quality. The tour planner makes sure you have the most awesome food with the best service ever. The quality of the food places is astounding to be exact. While in Kathmandu, make yourself comfortable with wonderful rest eating the best food and having the best drink.

    Money Exchanges in Kathmandu City Sightseeing Full Day Tour

    There are questions regarding if I get a money exchange in Kathmandu or not. The answer is Yes. You will find a lot of money-exchanges at many places in Kathmandu. You can go there and exchange the required currency. All you need to do is to take the money you are going to exchange and give it to the concerned staff. He will do the calculation and give you the exchanged money back. It is best advised to exchange money at a bulk and if you want to do the shopping, you can use the Nepali currency. It takes away the tediousness of checking exchange rate every day and exchanging the money. You can use that time exploring a new different place or have a new dish.

    Transportation in Kathmandu Valley | How to travel in Kathmandu City Sightseeing Full Day Tour?

    People in city of Kathmandu use different modes of transportation. Some people use micros, buses, and tempos while some use bikes and cars. You can choose your mode of transportation with the tour planner. You can either go on a jeep or bus. It also depends on the number of group members traveling in the group. If there are more number of people in the group, then a microbus will do the job. However, if there are very few people in the group, a jeep will be the best. Welcome Nepal Treks makes sure the customers never feel any sort of difficulty while traveling. You will be provided with the best travel service. The staff you meet while you will be traveling is amazing, to say the least.

    Why Kathmandu City Sightseeing Day Tour?

    Kathmandu Sightseeing Full Day Tour has been one of the top picks for Nepal Tour Packages. So what makes the Kathmandu City Tour - one of the best trips around Kathmandu so awesome? Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour is a perfect one-day tour for travelers who want to get the vibes of a city that has been transitioning to modernization while still having the essence of culture and traditions in its streets and landmarks. The best part about the Kathmandu City Tour is that you get to explore all the wonderful heritages of Kathmandu like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square which are all enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

    Being an easy tour package, you can go on the Kathmandu City Tour with your family making it a wonderful family tour package. Having said that, Kathmandu Sightseeing Day Tour is a day tour so it gives you time flexibility making it a completable option before a long trekking journey too. If you are going for a long Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you can go for the Kathmandu City Tour for a day and have a wonderful time. It is a sort of refreshment excursion preparing you well for the long trek ahead. In addition to this, Kathmandu is a city that has wonderful culture and traditions still followed by local people. If you get lucky enough, you would find yourself diving deep into the magnificent culture of Kathmandu. That’s why Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour is one of the #1 picks for Nepal Tours for families which also makes it a great option for tours before and after trekking.

    Kathmandu Full Day City Tour Cost and Price for Nepali

    Kathmandu is one of the most affordable cities to travel to in the whole of South Asia. The Kathmandu Full Day City Tour Cost is around US$ 100 for Nepali. Fortunately, with Welcome Nepal Treks, you get Kathmandu Full Day City Tour Price as US$ 75 if you are in a group of 6-9 pax. For 1-1 pax and 2-5 pax, the Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour Cost is US$ 100 and US$ 80 respectively. The Full Day Kathmandu City Tour Price mentioned is the all-inclusive price that includes all private car ground transportation fares, entrance fees for sightseeing places, and city tour guide charges with toll, tax, VAT, and service charges. However, the Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour Cost of US$ 75 doesn’t include tips, alcoholic/luxury drinks, and private expenses. The Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour Cost 2022/23 is US$ 75 and if you are an early bird and book the tour right now, you will get heavy discounts with some amazing services.

    Local Kathmandu Sightseeing City Tour in November and December

    November and December are the two months when the festive time is over and you are transitioning into the winter season. It is one of the best times to explore Kathmandu. As Kathmandu is a city with a moderate climate and the weather makes it even better for exploration. You have enough time and opportunity to travel around Kathmandu. Not only that, the places you visit will give you a wonderful experience, to say the least. Kathmandu Local Tour in November and December is a must-go tour in one of the most wonderful cities of Nepal.

    How to prepare for the Kathmandu Local Sightseeing Tour?

    Preparing for any tours and treks beforehand is good practice. When you are prepared for any tour, you would get to know about the places that you would be exploring. Also, you would be familiar with many tips and tricks that help you explore the destination in the best ways possible. Tour preparation is also about getting the required gear and other necessary things which make it easier to travel around the city in a far better way.

    So how to prepare for the Kathmandu City Local Sightseeing Tour? The foremost thing you can do to prepare for the Kathmandu City Tour would be to research the wonderful places you will be going to visit in Kathmandu. There are various books, articles, and stuff on the internet from where you can get familiar with the places you will be visiting. Not only that, you would get to be familiar with the weather and climate of Kathmandu city helping you prepare the necessary gear and things for the wonderful tour ahead. In addition to this, you can also do physical exercise and some yoga helping you adapt to a new place and climate properly.

    The Kathmandu City Tour is not a strenuous journey and you can easily complete that. So, you may not focus solely on how to prepare for the tour ahead. You can just make sure you know the things about the place and can invest your time preparing for what to explore and how to make great memories. If you are planning to click some magnificent pictures and videos, you can complete lessons regarding photography or videography helping you to capture memories in the best way possible. All of these things make you prepared for the Kathmandu City Tour in the best way possible.

    Tipping in the Kathmandu City Tour | Tipping in Local Kathmandu Tour

    About the tipping in the Kathmandu City Tour, just like every other tour or trek in Nepal, tipping is not mandatory. There is no compulsion regarding whether you should give tips or not. You can decide whether to give or not to give tips. However, tipping during the tours is a good practice. Getting tips from customers also boosts the service provider’s energy to provide better services. Some travelers love to give tips to the guides, drivers, waiters, porters, etc whom they get to meet during the tour. You can give tips but always make sure you don’t give a large portion of the money to the service provider.

    Kathmandu Nepal City Sightseeing Tour with Additional Visiting Places

    According to the Kathmandu City Tour Itinerary, you get to visit some of the most wonderful places that can be visited in Kathmandu from Pashupatinath Temple to Kathmandu Durbar Square. If you want to visit more places in the city tour, you can consult with the tour planner and can bring some changes to the itinerary. Welcome Nepal Treks provides you with the facility of customizing the itinerary while talking to the tour planner before. The only thing is that you need to add some extra money to pay for the services of the staff along with the travel and entry fee charges to visit new places. Customizable Itinerary is one great service provided by Welcome Nepal Treks. If you are going on Kathmandu City Tour brought to you by Welcome Nepal Treks, this is a great facility to have as it gives you that edge to explore some new places giving you a new experience whatsoever.

    Kathmandu City Tour or Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Which one is better?

    Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour is one of the best trips to do around Kathmandu. The day tour in Kathmandu is one of the easiest tour packages on which you can go with your family and friends. Meanwhile, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a journey towards the mountains in the Annapurna Region where you get to explore the rhododendron forest, and rugged trekking trails while being in the backdrop of snow-capped mountain peaks. Well, Talking about which tour or trek is better Kathmandu City Tour and Annapurna Base Camp Trek? It is a vague thing to say.

    Every tour or trek has its specialty. Kathmandu Local City Tour is the best family tour package for people who want to explore the culture, traditions, and history of Nepal. Also, the Kathmandu City Local Tour is perfect for people of all age groups. On the other hand, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the journey to the mountains where you would be trekking for multiple days exploring through the forest and trails. ABC Trek is a great trek for people who are wanting to explore nature in its purest form. ABC Trek is a slightly difficult journey as compared to the Kathmandu Local Tour. But, it doesn’t make Kathmandu City Tour better than ABC Trek in any way. Both the Kathmandu Local Tour and Annapurna Base Camp Trek are incredible tour packages and you can choose any of the tour or trek packages or both according to your wish, to be precise.

    Where to book the Kathmandu City Sightseeing Full Day Tour?

    Kathmandu Sightseeing is one of the most magnificent experiences you will have in life. It not only gives you pleasure, but also gives you lesson for life. Everything you learn in this tour will be worth it. The best travel experience comes with the best buddies, Right? You may find a lot of options via which you can book the tour and can actually go. The Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing Tour is one of the top tour packages brought to you by Welcome Nepal Treks who have been working on the travel industry for more than a decade.

    Serving travelers from all around the globe, Welcome Nepal Treks knows how to provide the best and the most favorable service to the customers so that they won’t feel like their money and time have been lost. With a massive experience in organizing tours, the experience is seen in the service. Nothing remains unnoticed in our team. The friendly guides and porters make sure your every step in the trip is worth it, and every fun you have in the trip would be a thing you will always adore in your life. So, whenever you need a trip to explore Kathmandu, Welcome Nepal Treks is always there for you to provide you a totally different way of exploring Kathmandu.

    Most travelers get confused over the fact that Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing Tour is same as Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour. However, there are differences. In Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour, you will be traveling for multiple days exploring all the Buddhist heritages like Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Lumbini, and other monasteries. Meanwhile, in full day Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour, you will be exploring Swayambhunath and Boudhanath along with other historical religious heritages like Kathmandu Durbar Square and Pasupatinath Temple. No matter which trip you will go to, both the trips will be the perfect mediator of mental peace and serenity to your body, mind, and soul. And with the best tour planner Welcome Nepal Treks, your overall experience of traveling gets new wings.

    What to do in Kathmandu? | Things to do in Kathmandu City Sightseeing Full Day Tour

    When you are on a tour in Kathmandu, you may be wondering what we can really do in Kathmandu. As the itinerary is fixed, you will be exploring the mentioned places in Kathmandu. However, these are not the only things that can be done while you are in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and it has so much to offer to all the travelers who come to visit the country with all their heart and soul.

    Following are the activities you can do while you are in Kathmandu. You need to segregate a week or so to travel the whole of Kathmandu and do all the amazing things. Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing Tour gives you the whole idea of what to do in Kathmandu and how. It is an amazing opportunity to travelers who want to travel in Kathmandu and make memories for life.

    • Go on a hike to Chandragiri and Shivapuri
    • Explore the Kathmandu Durbar Square
    • Walk on the streets of Kathmandu and get familiar with the local culture and traditions
    • Bring out the religious persona of yours back to life visiting the temples and monasteries

    All in all, Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing Tour is a perfect one day tour package for travelers who don’t have enough vacation time left or for travelers who are going for a long trek and want to have a day full of fun before the strenous trip. The Kathmandu Tour is the perfect blend of exploration of history, culture, festivals, food, and amazing lifestyle of people in Kathmandu. You will be surprised every time you visit Kathmandu. Life is all about finding the missing pieces, and a visit to Kathmandu can be the missing piece in your puzzle called life. Welcome Nepal Treks welcomes all the travelers from all around the globe to a visit in Kathmandu which can be the start of a wonderful journey ahead and a new relationship which will last for eternity and adored for life. 2022/23 is there to make a mark on the era of traveling and you are there to carry the baton.

    • Q1. Do we travel by bus or car during the Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour?

      During the Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour, you would be traveling via a private car. You would pay for the private car charges in the Kathmandu City Tour Cost beforehand. If you are traveling with a bigger group, you may also travel on a private bus or private Hiace which is provided to you by the travel agency. You don’t need to worry about transportation on the Kathmandu City Tour.

    • Regarding the Kathmandu City Weather, there is no need to worry about the extremities of the weather and climate. Kathmandu is one of those cities in Nepal that has a moderate climate. Neither, the summer is too hot, nor the winter is too cold. During the winter season, the temperature can go high to 21 degrees Celsius and can go low to 5 degrees Celsius. Kathmandu doesn’t receive snowfall often. However, the hills around the Kathmandu Valley may receive snowfall during the peak winter time.

    • Being one of the Nepal Tour Packages that are really easy to complete, Kathmandu City Tour is a tour package on which a whole family can go. All the family members will love to go on the Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour. As the tour around Kathmandu can be completed in just one day, even people who are busy can arrange time out of their busy schedule to go on the tour. In addition to this, older people along with the children love the Kathmandu City Tour as it has everything that a great family tour package has in its store.

    • Kathmandu is one of those wonderful cities that is visit able at any time of the year and you still get the same vibes of traveling. Talking about which time is the best to visit Kathmandu, the preference is different for different people. If you are planning to dive deep into the festive atmosphere of Kathmandu, September-October is the best time. The climate and weather are also wonderful during this time. The weather is quite dry and clear making it a perfect day for an excursion. However, it doesn’t mean that November-December is not the best time for a Kathmandu visit.

    • Kathmandu is a lovely city with incredible weather. You can wear shorts and go along the streets of Kathmandu exploring every corner of the city. Shorts are well-accepted and you can wear them anywhere. You just need to check out the weather and decide on what to wear for the sightseeing tour.

    • While you are in Kathmandu, you would be exploring various streets of Kathmandu. The streets of Kathmandu are famous for their delicious food. However, looking at the health aspect, it is not suggested to have street food while in Kathmandu. You can always look for other hygienic options instead of the streets to have the delicacies.

    • Once you get to Nepal, you won’t find any travel instructions while moving to Kathmandu or any other place. During COVID-19, there were many travel restrictions. With the easing condition now, Kathmandu has no travel instructions as of now. It is suggested to get a full dose of the COVID-19 vaccine making you less vulnerable to the pandemic in some ways.

    • For a full exploration of Kathmandu, you need more than a day. However, that doesn’t mean that you don’t get to explore Kathmandu properly on a day tour. It’s just that you need another two-three days or so to have an experience that makes you feel like you have explored Kathmandu fully. According to most travelers, three-four days are required in minimum for a full Kathmandu exploration.

    What Our Clients Say
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      Olga AnunobiMexico Aug 26, 2022

      Kathmandu City Day Tour

      What a great tour. Loved the tour and happy for the wonderful services provided by Welcome Nepal Treks. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and told us various historical facts and religious importance about the heritages, and it was so good to know all of those. The private car via which we traveled was really comfortable and clean. It was an overall great tour experience with Welcome Nepal Treks.

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      Heather MathesUnited Kingdom Apr 20, 2022

      Kathmandu tour Organize By Welcome Nepal Treks

      My friends told me that we were going for a Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour. At first, I was not happy as I had believed we would have explored the city on our own. But, I was shocked after getting into the tour with Welcome Nepal Treks. I never thought I would get to know about Kathmandu and the wonderful heritages in so much depth. Massive respect to the guides for providing knowledge to such an extent that I now know a lot about Kathmandu. Thank you Mr. Hari for organizing everything so well. Enjoyed a lot.