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  • One day's sightseeing in Kathmandu seeing the must-see monuments within Kathmandu Valley
  • Guided sightseeing tour, maximising your output about all our historical monuments
A day tour of Kathmandu covers the important monuments of Kathmandu Valley within one day. After having breakfast in a hotel we visit the famous temples of Kathmandu like Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu's largest and most impressive Durbar square.

Below please find some brief insights about some of the monuments and squares that we will visit:

Pashupatinath Temple:
Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temple of Lord Shiva, according to the Hindu religion. Situated on side of lush green natural forest the temple is built in pagoda style with gilded roof and richly carved silver doors. The holy river Bagmati flows aside the Temple. Pashupatinath Temple is mostly visited on Mondays where the temple is crowded by its devotees.

Swayambhunath Temple:
Syambhunath Temple can be seen from different parts of Kathmandu Valley as it lies on the top of a hill West of the City. Swayambhunath Temple is the most popular and instantly recognisable symbols of Nepal, a 2000 years old Buddhist shrine. We can also visit the Saraswati (goddess of Study) Temple which is near of Swayambhunath Temple. We can see many monkeys on our way to Swayambhunath Temple, hence its other name, Monkey Temple.

Patan Durbar Square
Patan is a small city that touches Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. The mostly visited place of Patan is Patan Durbar square which constitutes numerous temples within a small area. The entire east side of the Durbar square is dominated by the ancient royal palace that were used to be ruled by the Malla Dynesty. Patan is also known as the city of fine arts which consists of remarkable monuments like Krishna Temple, Banglamukhi Temple, Patan Museum and many others.

Kathmandu Durbar Square:
Kathmandu Durbar Square is the natural place to begin our sightseeing. The old royal palace, running along the eastern edge of the square, takes up more space than all the other monuments here combined. Kumari Chock, home of Katmandu's "Living goddess", overlooks the square from the south. The square itself is squeezed by the palace into two parts: the Southern part with Kasthamandap, the ancient building that probably gave Kathmandu its name, and the Northern part, taken up by various processions of statues and temples. The building here is the greatest achievement of the Malla dynasty, resulting from the great rivalry between the three palaces of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur.

Kathmandu Valley was once divided among the children of Yaksya Malla. For visitors today, and for the Nepalese, it was serendipitous that they, and later their off springs, began an artistic warfare trying to outdo each other in splendid contributions. Kings copied everything their neighbors built in an even grander style. Today, all three Durbar squares are visited by thousands of people daily. Unfortunately the recent earthquake in Nepal destroyed some of the temples, but the squares are still worth visiting.

We look forward to giving you a wonderful day of sightseeing in Kathmandu.
customer reviews about Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition
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Samira's review for another Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition tour
5 - Excellent
“Ive travelled with 2 friends in Nov 2018 to a Expedition to EBC and Chola Pass, we had great time and I strongly recommend Exciting Nepal Agency. The agency was super organized since the booking, they did excellent planning (we had the first flights to arrive and leave from Lukla) what makes huge difference. They also adapt the tour according to our physical condition during the trip (altitude sickness). Our guide Shambuh, took care of everything, always check in on us, so we just needed to worry about walking, "Bistarei, Bistarei" We had such an unforgettable experience and with sure choosing Exciting Nepal made difference!”
Evgenia's review for another Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition tour
4 - Very Good
“Overall experience was good. I originally signed for EBC and Gokyo lakes trek, but on the way up I realized that I'm not going to make it through Cho La pass. My guide Suman changed the plan right away for EBC trek only with going back different route so I still saw a lot. Suman was always trying to get me best accommodation and we didn't have problem with our flight from Lukla even when a lot of people got stuck there due to worsening weather. Only thing I wish there were a group. Nobody else signed up and I ended up going solo - not what I wanted but the trek still was great.”
Review for another Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition tour
5 - Excellent
“Many of the trekkers they do the Everest Base camp trek for 12 to 14 days, I choose this itinerary because of my short time frame.
I am lucky enough that my flight was on time , Still stunning views, great scenery, Amazing views of Mt. Everest and many other peaks.”
what’s included
  • Vehicle for Sightseeing
  • Professional Guide
what's excluded
  • Hotel
  • Meals.
  • Entry fees for temples and monasteries, if any
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Availability Available Daily
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Duration 1 hours
Tour Type Private Tour
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
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