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Kathmandu Heritage Tour

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Traditional Water Tap in Kathmandu
Traditional Water Tap in Kathmandu

Welcome to our day trip, exploring Kathmandu’s rich cultural sites. While the city boasts numerous attractions, our focus today is on four UNESCO World Heritage Sites that encapsulate the essence of Nepal’s heritage.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: A Living Museum of Newar Artistry

Our first destination is Kathmandu Durbar Square, a captivating heritage site that serves as a testament to the architectural brilliance of the Newar artisans. Here, ornate palaces, temples, and courtyards vividly showcase Nepal’s cultural heritage, offering a glimpse into the royal legacy of the Kathmandu Valley. As we stroll through the square, we are transported back in time, surrounded by centuries-old structures that exude timeless elegance.

Swoyambhunath: The Enigmatic Monkey Temple

Our adventure continues to Swoyambhunath, a historic religious compound high on a hill in the western part of the Kathmandu Valley. Affectionately known as the Monkey Temple, this sacred site is home to an eclectic mix of stupas, shrines, and temples set amidst lush greenery. As we ascend the hill, we are greeted by holy monkeys, adding to the mystical allure of this revered sanctuary.

Boudhanath Stupa: A Sanctuary of Buddhist Serenity

Next, we journey to Boudhanath, one of Kathmandu’s holiest Buddhist sites located approximately 11 kilometres northeast of the city centre. The stupa’s imposing mandala design and serene ambience make it one of Nepal’s largest spherical stupas. As we explore the surrounding area, we are enveloped in a sense of tranquillity and spiritual reverence.

Pashupatinath Temple: The Epitome of Hindu Worship

Our last stop takes us to Pashupatinath Temple, a revered Hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu, alongside the Bagmati River, this age-old temple complex provides a deep insight into the rituals and customs of Hinduism. Here, visitors can witness sacred cremation ceremonies along the riverbank, a poignant reminder of the cycle of life and death.

As the day draws closer, we invite you to witness the mesmerizing Arati ceremony at Pashupatinath. Experience the harmonious blend of music, chants, and incense as devotees pray to the deities. It’s a soulful conclusion to our Kathmandu Heritage Tour, leaving you with memories to cherish forever.

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Tour Details

Departure & Return Location


Departure Time

9 am

Price Includes

  • Tour Guide
  • Private car with driver

Price Excludes

  • Entrance fees
  • Gratitude
  • Any Private Expenses


  • NepalHiking.com T-Shirt

What to Expect

  • Visit of all 4 heritage sites which are listed in UNESCO
  • Combination of driving and walking tour with tour guide
  • Experience hustle, bustle and glorious sights of Kathmandu


Day TourPick up at 9 am from your hotel in Kathmandu and drop off at the same hotel after the tour

This is a guided tour of Kathmandu’s heritage sites. We will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at the same hotel after the tour. The tour may take 4 – 5 hours to complete.


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Mark H

Solo Traveller

We completed a 14 day trek as well as 2 cultural tours in Kathmandu. We were greeted at the airport by Bhairam and everything ran smoothly from there. The weather was perfect the entire trip. Our guide and porter were excellent and were even able to alter our itinerary to suit our needs. I highly recommend Nepal Hiking.

15 November 2022


Solo Traveller

The Kathmandu Heritage Day Tour was an enriching experience that allowed me to delve into the rich history and culture of the city. The tour took me to iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. The knowledgeable guide provided fascinating insights into the significance and architecture of these cultural landmarks. Exploring the narrow alleys, ancient temples, and intricate carvings was a truly immersive experience. The tour was well-organized, and the guide’s passion for the city’s heritage was evident. I highly recommend the Kathmandu Heritage Day Tour to anyone seeking to discover the beauty and heritage of Nepal’s capital city.

2 October 2022


Family Traveller

From the minute we were greeted at the airport by Bhairam till our departure, we had an awesome time in Nepal. Our guide, Surya and driver, Ramesh were punctual and very pleasant. Surya told us about the landscape, history, and culture. He answered the numerous questions we had. We highly recommend Nepal Hiking.

3 March 2020
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