One day kathmandu sightseeing

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One day kathmandu sightseeing Introduction

Kathmandu is the capital city, also known as the city of temples preserving its historical importance in arts and architecture by their ancestors.

This city is filled with colorful and diversified cultures and traditions, back-to-back occasions, and a religious city. There are a lot of enriched ceremonial processions and events that take to the streets now and then, with throngs of devotees seeking joy in spiritual celebrations. Kathmandu has refreshingly friendly local people and they are not shy to show any kind of warm hospitality towards the visitors. Since it is surrounded as well as covered with temples, monasteries, gumba, mosques, and other pilgrimage sites holding religious values.

On this tour, you will visit Durbar Square which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located at the heart of Kathmandu valley. Durbar means palace in Nepali. Durbar square consists of several pagoda-style temples and architecture. You can also find the home of a living goddess here known as “Kumari”. This place is near Thamel which is known as the tourist hub of Kathmandu where you can find multi-cuisine eateries, cheap luxury hotels, travel agencies, money exchange shops, spas, massage parlors, nightclubs and bars, live music, and many more. You can find anything or answer any relatable queries in Thamel.

The major attraction of this tour is Pashupatinath, Boudha Stupa and Swoyambhu 3which are the most prominent and must-see pilgrimage sites of Kathmandu valley. Besides sightseeing and visit to various popular places, there are a lot of things you could do in Kathmandu.

You can find a lot of Nepali-based eateries, and street foods to taste and hunt down, you can try traditional crafts like molding pots, and you can also explore villages and go into the mountains, do yoga and meditation, etc. since this is one day tour, you will only be able to visit world heritage sites and other popular pilgrimage sites.


Visit heritage sites listed in UNESCO i.e. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple.
Explore the diversified and rich culture, occasions, and religious street events.
Try out a variety of street foods and Nepali cuisine as well.
Learn the Tibetan Buddhism culture in Nepal
Professional tour guide
Private vehicle for pick up and drop
Try out different traditional crafts like pottery, wood carving, Thanka painting, etc.

Outline Itinerary

  • 08.00 AM: Drive from hotel to Boudhanath Stupa
  • 09.30 AM: Drive to Pashupatinath Temple and explore it
  • 10.30 AM: Drive to Swoyambhunath
  • 11.45 AM: Drive for Hanuman Dhoka (Durbar Square) and have lunch
  • 01.45 PM: Drive to Patan Durbar Square
  • 03.00 PM: Return to your hotel

Detailed Itinerary

08.00 AM: Drive from hotel to Boudhanath Stupa

Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to Boudhanath Stupa which is situated in the northeast of Kathmandu valley.
It is the largest stupa in the world and it reflects Tibetan culture, tradition, and religion as well. The surrounding is serene and you will enjoy the souvenir shops, stores, restaurants, eateries, etc which surround the stupa. You will have an hour to explore this beautiful place.

09.30 AM: Drive to Pashupatinath Temple and explore it

You will now visit Pashupatinath Temple, which is quite popular in the Hindu religion and it holds historical and religious values and importance.

Thousands of Hindu devotees visit this temple just for prayers and blessings. If you visit this temple in February, you will get a chance to watch Shivaratri. People celebrate it because it is the birth anniversary of Lord Shiva. You can watch the funeral and cremation on the opposite side of the temple i.e. bank of the Bagmati river.

10.30 AM: Drive to Swoyambhunath

Your tour guide will now drive you to Swoyambhunath, which is popularly known as the “monkey temple”.

It is located on top of a hillock from where you can get a panoramic view of Kathmandu, congested houses, and roads. This stupa is also recognized by UNESCO world heritage sites. It consists of old Buddhist religious monuments and the Gautam Buddha museum as well. There is a lot to explore here.

11.45 AM: Drive for Hanuman Dhoka (Durbar Square) and have lunch

You will now visit Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square. This place has preserved the history of Kathmandu and Nepali culture through arts and architecture as well.
You will have an opportunity to visit the temple of the living goddess, here known as “Kumari”. You will have your lunch in a Nepali restaurant where they serve typical Nepali cuisine. You can also stroll around the freak street which is around the square where you might want to grab a snack as it would fit into your budget.

01.45 PM: Drive to Patan Durbar Square

Your tour guide will drive you to Patan Durbar Square. Patan is also one of the oldest places around Kathmandu and you can observe any pagoda-style temples here. You will inspect the rich art, culture, tradition, and monuments here.

03.00 PM: Return to your hotel

You will stroll around Patan Durbar Square then your tour guide will drive you back to the hotel.


Private tourist bus
A professional tour guide
Lunch and mineral water


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