The cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley is full of monuments and buildings which display the full range of historic and artistic achievements.The World Heritage Sites include the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhunath is also equally known as Monkey Temple, the Bauddhanath, and the Hindu temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan. In this tour you will visit these seven world heritage sites and experience Nepal's cultural authenticity.
Kathmandu Valley comprises the three ancient cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, which were once independent states ruled by the Malla kings from the 12th to the 18th centuries. The three cities house seven UNESCO World Heritage shrines altogether. These seven World Heritage Sites are all amazing man-made wonders still standing majestically some of them over 2500 years old. Although their close proximity to each other means you could travel to each sight in a single day, youll need two to three days in the city of Kathmandu to get the full experience of each location. The valley is also home to hundreds of other exquisite monuments, sculptures, artistic temples and magnificent art reminders of the golden era in Nepals architecture.
All our trips are tailor made trips with personalized services. Please let us know the number of participants in your group, your choice of hotels and amendments in our itinerary, if any, so that we can quote you the price.
Duration: 1 Day
Price: $60 USD
Destination: Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur
Program Type: Guided Cultural Tour
Average Hiking: 6-7 hrs/day
Best Season: Anytime
Geography: cultural city, unique culture, towns
Min. Group Size: 1
Special Interest: Children tour, Culture, Environmental education, Ethnic People, Family travel, Festivals, Hiking, History, Lifestyle, Luxury Tourism, Nature cruises, Photography, Spirituality, Tradition, architecture, ethnic people, exploration, senior tours, single tour
Day 01 :Visiting World heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley - 6-7 hrs/day
Option: 1 One day world heritage site tour: On a day tour, we can visit Swayambhunath (Monkey temple), Kathmandu Durbar square, Pashupatinath temple area and Boudhanath which are historically, culturally, religiously and archeologically very significant and impressive. Option: 2 One day world heritage site tour: The city of Patan is the home to the finest Newari crafts. Hindu and Buddhist monuments are scattered around the city but the most important monuments are nearDurbar square. Other features like the Golden window, the royal bath of Sundari Chowk, the Taleju Temple, and Keshab Narayan Chowk are worth visiting. The four stupas, located in the four cardinal directions, were erected by Indian Emperor Ashoka the Great. Bhaktapur was at one time an independent city, was ruled by the Malla Kings. They were very religious and gave importance to their artistic heritage which is evident throughout the city. There are many significant monuments we can explore during the touring period such as the Changu Narayan Temple.
If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed especially for you.
We can organize this activity anytime. However, going during 1 is disrecommended. You can also join another group for the following fixed departure dates:
|StartStart date||EndEnd date||Price||Status|
|28 November 201728.11.2017||28 November 201728.11.2017||$60 USD||Book|
|04 December 201704.12.2017||04 December 201704.12.2017||$60 USD||Book|
|10 December 201710.12.2017||10 December 201710.12.2017||$60 USD||Book|
|23 December 201723.12.2017||23 December 201723.12.2017||$60 USD||Book|
|29 December 201729.12.2017||29 December 201729.12.2017||$60 USD||Book|
|04 January 201804.01.2018||04 January 201804.01.2018||$60 USD $51 USD||Book|
|10 January 201810.01.2018||10 January 201810.01.2018||$60 USD $51 USD||Book|
|16 January 201816.01.2018||16 January 201816.01.2018||$60 USD $51 USD||Book|
Travel Insurance is highly recommended for all of our clients who are travelling to Nepal in the near future. Before you buy Travel Insurance for Nepal, you should make sure that the Insurance policy covers the cost of a rescue helicopter from mountainous or remote regions of the country and covers all extreme activities for your trip such as rafting, expedition, trekking, canyoning etc. If you fall ill or have an accident during your trip in Nepal, the cost can become exorbitant if you lack travel insurance.
Many insurance companies from all over the world are providing travel insurance services at a reasonable cost and if you are travlling in a group, you may be able to get further discounts.
Finally, please always have a printed copy of your insurance policy handy while travelling in Nepal and also, save an e-copy online. If you need more information about travel insurance, please feel free to contact us.
Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.
You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and one passport sized photo with a light background.
Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:
You may pay in Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Tourist visa extension facility:
No visa required for:
Dos and Donts:
Should you have any question regarding visas, please contact us.
Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath and Changu Narayan Temple. Entrance fees must be paid before touring Lumbini Gardens, the sanctuary of the Mayadevi Temple, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, in Lumbini, Rupandehi. Entrance fees must be paid before touring the Central Zoo in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, and museums in Kathmandu Valley. Entrance fees must also be paid before touring local museums in different parts of Nepal.
|Narayanhiti Durbar Museum||Rs. 500||Rs. 250||Rs. 100|
|Kathmandu Durbar square||Rs. 750||Rs. 150||free|
|National Museum Chhauni||Rs. 200||Rs. 25||Rs. 20|
|Patan Durbar Square||Rs. 500||Rs. 100||free|
|Patan Museum||Rs. 250||Rs. 25||Rs. 10|
|Patan Golden Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 20||free|
|Mahabouddha Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 30||free|
|Bhaktapur Durbar Square||Rs. 1,500||Rs. 500||free|
|National Art Museum, Bhaktapur||Rs. 100||Rs. 50||Rs. 20|
|Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)||Rs. 200||Rs. 50||free|
|Bouddhanath Stupa||Rs. 250||Rs. 150||free|
|Pashupatinath Temple||Rs. 1,000||Rs. 1,000||free|
|Changu Narayan Temple||Rs. 100||Rs. 25||free|
|Ethnographic Museum, NTB||Rs. 200||Rs. 100||Rs. 30|
You should make an appointment to get a check-up with your family doctor and dentist before embarking on your trip. Below is a quick list of frequently needed immunizations. This is only a basic guide and we strongly recommend that you follow the advice given by your doctor.
Given enough notice, your doctor or local health clinic should be able to administer all the above. Two excellent sources of up to date medical advice are: The CIWEC CLINC in Kathmandu, Nepal and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Equipment list for day tours
Usually you should need these things while you are in Nepal with you for a cultural day tours, day hiking or short village tours around Kathmandu or Pokhara.