Private Full-Day Tour Of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this timeTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up service offer from customers hotel or airport in Kathmandu valley
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point or transfer to airport
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This full day private sightseeing tour takes you to Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage sites. Explore monumentsthat are considered some of the greatestachievements of the Malla dynasty. Appreciate the unique architecture of these famous sites and learn about the significance it plays in Nepalese history.


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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Your tour begins with pickup from your accommodations in Kathmandu to head to your first stop on this full day sightseeing excursion.

Basantapur Durbar square is the former residence of Royal Kings of Nepal which is spread in five acres of area and was built the in 16th century. Basantapur Palace Complex is divided into two Chowks. At the southern end of Palace is located Kumari chowk that abodes a living virgin goddess- Kumari.

Next your tour takes you toSwayambhunath or Monkey Temple,perched atop the hill towards the west of Kathmandu Valley. Holy monkeys reside among woods located to the north- western parts of temple complex. Apart from the religious significance, Swayambhunath is famous for having the panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley as well.

Afterwards, drive to City of Arts Patan which is one of the three archaic cities inside Kathmandu Valley known for its rich cultural heritage and arts. In Patan locates yet another World Heritage Site, Patan Durbar square. Patan Durbar square holds chowk crammed with temples including Krishna Mandir, Bhimsen Temple, Vishwanath Tewmple and Taleju Bhawani Temple.

After your sightseeing around the Bhaktpur, you enjoy a local lunch (at your own expense)in Patan.

Then we move toPashupatinath Temple, one of the most sacred Hindu shrines across the world.

As we head back to your hotel, you will stop tovisitBouddhanath, whichis among the largest Stupas in South Asia and is heavily influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. That is the reason why Boudhha is also called as Little Tibet.

We will drive for another 25 minutes before you get dropped back off to your hotel at around 5pm.


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Bottled water

Private tour guide

Transport by private vehicle


Food and drinks

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Most travelers can participate

A minimum of 1 people per booking is required

Minimum age is 10 years

Please expect to spend around the $10 USD for lunch purchased locally

Please note that there has been significant damage to some of the sites visited on this tour due to the earthquakes in April and May 2015

A maximum of 10 people per booking

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 07-Feb-2020

    Learned a lot. Krishna was very accommodating fluent in English language just need to talk slower. He knows the subject matter really well. Hard working

  • 21-Jan-2020

    We had such a great time with Krishna as we went around the gems of Kathmandu. He made sure that we were comfortable and safe. Highly recommending this tour. Thank you Krishna for a wonderful experience!

  • 06-Jan-2020

    We liked the tour and thought it was value for money. The guide was well informed and very polite

  • 07-Aug-2018

    Everything you could want to see in Kathmandu in one day! Our tour guide Jamuna was amazing! She was very informative and helpful. She catered the tour to what we wanted and stood in touch with us throughout our entire trip in Nepal to see if we needed anything. If you book this tour I would highly recommend asking for her!

  • 14-May-2018

    A great tour to all the major UNESCO sites in Kathmandu! My guide was very knowledgable and fun to travel with. I highly recommend this tour for covering a lot in a short period of time.

  • 25-Oct-2017

    We had an excellent guide who very accurately judged the pace and content we required. She was knowledgeable about the sites and their history, gave us interesting information about life in Nepal, and had excellent English. She was personable and gentle in her manner. We would highly recommend her as a tour guide.

  • 24-Oct-2017

    Loved this day! Our guide Janina was very knowledgable, patient (we take tons of pictures), and kind. The day is a sensory bonanza because there is so much color, beauty and significance in the places we visited. Highly recommend.

  • 15-Oct-2017

    It was fine. A bit flexible, especially to eliminate spots that were farther out of the city.

    Some of the sites were damaged from the 2015 earthquake, which was not the fault of the tour company.

  • 09-Aug-2017

    One of the best way to explore a Kathmandu with the help of this tour packages. Everything was more than we excepted Thank you so much, team.

  • 08-Aug-2017

    We visited the 5 of the 6 unesco sites in Kathmandu. We were tired and jet-lagged and had one day in the city, so the tour filled the day, and we choose to skip the last site. The tour guide spoke English well enough, but didn't really help us understand the significance of each site. The tour price was already high and we had to pay and additional 10 to 15 per person to enter each site. Plus we had to buy the tour guide lunch very small amount and tip the tour guide and driver. The clutch of the car that we were using went out and we had to walk about 1 km to one site. We probably could have done better by reading a tourist book on Kathmandu and hiring a driver for the day through the hotel.

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