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Best Sightseeing Tours in Kathmandu

Nepal's muddled and vibrant capital is set in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley that is bordered by the serrated, snowy peaks of the Himalaya. Kathmandu is one of the old hubs for trade and exports. The old city centre is a crowded maze of small shops and paved alleyways, and the streets are narrow for the cars to find their way. The city has crumbling buildings (especially after the mammoth earthquake) that opens onto the courtyards where you will find chillies, rice, and laundry dry in the sun. All in all, you will find a temple in each corner of the city illustrating the real traditional essence of the city. The temples are masked in exasperate smoke and decorated with marigolds. Indulge in the best sightseeing tours in Kathmandu to explore the amazing culture and tradition of the city.



Take a Kathmandu sightseeing tour and get into the heart of the city. As the city is considered to be a cultural, commercial, and political hub of Nepal you may find a plethora of attractions and sightseeing spots. Its natural beauty, historic and holistic places will leave you amazed. Places like Patan and Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu valley are some of the heritage sites that have a historic importance. Other than that there is artistic exposition of graceful temples, brick cemented courtyards and pilgrimage places for both Hindus and Buddhists. Popular short excursions tours can also be taken at Shivapuri National Park and a hill station of Nagarkot. Certainly, this city has a lot to offer for mountaineers and trekkers. A guided trek in the Annapurna Sanctuary or safari tours to Chitwan National Park can also be organized. There is also a scope of conducting adventure activities with the best sightseeing tours in Kathmandu - all in all, making it a perfect place to visit on your next vacation.

Popular Packages

Package Name Duration Price Rating Details
Nagarkot to Changunarayan Hike in Nepal 7 Hrs ₹ 6805 3.0 star View Details
Kathmandu Heritage Tour 6 Hrs ₹ 5784 4.0 star View Details
Hiking in Kathmandu, Namobudhha and Dhulikhel 8 Hrs ₹ 10207 3.0 star View Details
17 Days Trek to Singu Chuli Peak in Nepal 17D 16N ₹ 170101 4.0 star View Details
Island Peak Trek in Nepal 17D 16N ₹ 170101 4.0 star View Details
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    Kathmandu
    h7 Hours

    About the activity: Experience Nagarkot to Changunarayan hike and get a chance to see one of Nepal's most beautiful temples and other places. One of the most famous and heart rendering view point of Nepal near Kathmandu is Nagarkot. Nagarkot - 7200 ft from sea level...

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    Kathmandu
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    About the Activity: This tour is carefully designed for all those travelers who share a huge interest in art, culture, lifestyle and historical sites around Kathmandu valley. A visit to the UNESCO declared World heritage sites of Nepal would be the best opportunity...

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    Kathmandu
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity: This stunning trekking experience provides you with an opportunity to explore the typical natural granary of the Himalayas. Drive east of Kathmandu for about one and half hours (35 km) to Dhapasi through an ancient Newar town of Panauti.  Dhapas...

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    Kathmandu
    d17 Days n16 Nights

    About the Activity: Embark on an exciting 17 days trek to Singu Chuli Peak and get a chance to explore some of the most rugged terrains of the north.Get picked up from the Kathmandu Airport and then get transfered to the hotel by a representative. From Kathmandu, yo...

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    Kathmandu
    d17 Days n16 Nights

    About the Activity: Get set for a 17 days/16 nights long peak climbing to Island peak near Kathmandu, the salubrious nature will make you comfortable.Island peak trek is one of the best trekking and peak climbing destination of Nepal situated at the Khumbu/Everest r...

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    Kathmandu
    d19 Days n18 Nights

    About the Activity: Chulu West is one of the splendid and tough peak to climb in Nepal. The trail offers splendid and magnificent view of the high hills and green forest.Enjoy the 19 days and 18 nights trek to rivet int the exciting sights in Chulu west peak region ...

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    Kathmandu
    h7 Hours

    About the Activity: Enjoy an invigorating hiking trip to Nagrajuna hills in Kathmandu, rivet in the salubrious nature for a while.Nagarjuna also called as historical Jamacho Peak is located in north-west of Kathmandu. The mountain is well-acclaimed for Nagarjuna's ca...

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    Kathmandu
    d1 Day

    About the Activity:Bungee jumping in Nepal offers the real adventure at falling from the high altitude at the real and natural places.The bungee jumping is situated at the altitude of 160m above the Bhote Koshi River, which lies north of Kathmandu 80 km away.The spot c...

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    Kathmandu
    h7 Hours

    About the Patan and Bhaktapur tour Explore two of the most beautiful and well-preserved medieval cities of Nepal in the Patan & Bhaktapur tour. See the monuments, museums, and temples built in centuries-old Newari architecture at Patan, also known as the City of the Livi...

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    Kathmandu
    d15 Days n14 Nights

    About the Destination: Trek to Everest Base Camp, world’s highest mountain peak's camp is the ultimate trek a trekker dreams of. Located at an altitude of 5,550m, join this Mount Everest Base Camp trek to explore the spectacular beauty of this base camp. Pass through aut...

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    33 ratings
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    Kathmandu
    h10 Hours

    About the Activity:- Experience the mountain biking in Kathmandu as you descend down from Kakani mountain.- You can begin your day early with a pick up from the hotel.- Later you can bike down from an elevation of 2732 m above the ground.-  On the route, you will be cros...

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    Pokhara
    h5 Hours

    About the Activity: Experience biking from Lakeside to Pame/Ghatichhina and then ride back to Pokhara as you witness the lush and beautiful mountainside with your loved ones! This is one of the best mountain biking trips for novice to intermediate riders that Pokhara ...

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    Pokhara
    h6 Hours

    About the Activity: Escape and get away from the hectic tourist crowd and marvel at the tranquility of nature all around you. This 6 hours hike is recreational and a refreshing change from city life.The hike around Pokhara will offer you scenic views of quaint authenti...

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    Kathmandu
    d11 Days n10 Nights

    About the Activity: Invoke in this exciting 11 days 10 nights trekking expedition in Langtang Valley and get a chance to witness the amazing beauty of this region. Get picked up from the airport in a private car or bus and transfer to your hotel...

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    Birendranagar
    d4 Days n3 Nights

    About the Activity: Bardiya National Park is the largest and off-the–beaten national park of Nepal as the wilderness of this park is still untouched from the modernization.This 4 days 3 nights jungle safari is a great way to explore the park. This stunning park is f...

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Attractions

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Hanuman Dhoka

Founded during the 4thto 8thcentury, AD, Hanuman Dhoka is the royal palace in Kathmandu. This considerably expanded place is one of the most stunning destinations in the region. The sprawling palace, which was damaged during the 2015 earthquake is now extensively restored.

 After the restoration, people would be able to access the stunning courtyards and museums of this place without a hassle. The palace is impressive in mature. It is believed that Hanumana guarded important parts of this palace because of Lord Rama



Highlights:There’s a statue at this place that dates from 1672 AD and the god’s face seems to have disappeared due to application of vermillion by the devotees that come here from all over the world. The palace otherwise has large courtyards. Once the palace reopens, you can enjoy the handsome courtyard at the entrance and then, visit the Narsingha Statue or go to the audience chamber.

Location
:Kathmandu Square.

Timings
:Admission Fee with Durbar Square Ticket.

Price
:10: 30 am to 4 pm.
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Swayambhunath Stupa

Swayambhunath stupa is an ancient religious architecture located atop a conical wooden hill in the Kathmandu valley. This golden spire is one of the most ancient and holiest of all shrines in the region. The temple complex is revered by both Buddhists and Hindus. Stupa located inside the Swayambhunath complex, includes several other shrines and temples. According to the Gopalarajavamsavali, the complex is believed to have been founded by King Vrsadeva, the great-grandfather of King Manadeva in 464-505 CE.



Highlights:Eyes of Buddha are painted on the cubical structure sitting atop the dome. Pentagon Toran are present above each of the four edges and have statues engraved on them. Pilgrims require to climb 365 steps in order to reach the stupa.

Location
:Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.

Timings
:Everyday 07:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Price
:USD 3 per person
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Everest High Passes and Peaks

If you are looking for something in particular in the Everest region then it wouldn’t be complete without valleys, peaks and passes. If you are climber at heart and you are looking for some serious trekking experience then the best thing would be to visit Everest High Passes and Peaks. You cannot deny some mountain vistas which overlooks some beautiful sceneries too.



Best time to visit
: October to Mid-May.

Highlights
: The Cho La crosses a glacier and the view is not only going to leave you jaw dropped but is quite risky too.

Difficulty Level
: High, since it has high passes and peaks which makes it a very difficult trek.

Prices
: $1300
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Taleju Bell

When the kings ruled over Nepal, grievances were not solved through a toll free, customer care number. Rather, it was solved with the Taleju Bell. Of course, there weren’t any phones back then so the rulers found out new, unique ways to hear their disciples. The bell, which is ancient and huge hangs between two stout pillars, providing access to be rung.



Highlights
: The bell was erected by King Vishnu Malla in 1736. The idea for its construction was to make kings more accountable to the citizens. Over the years, petitioners have rung this bell to alert the king about their grievances. And their issues were sorted out. The bell was broken during the 2015 earthquake disaster, however the pavilion stayed intact. The place is being restored. The bell pavilion has an ornamental bridge that should be explored as well.

Location
: Patan, Nepal.

Timings
: From morning to evening.
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Kathesimbhu Stupa

The 17thcentury rendition of the renowned Swayambhunath temple, Kathesimbhu Stupa is one of the most popular Tibetan pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu. Located between Thamel and Durbar Square, the stupa was built using the left over materials from Swayambhunath temple complex. It is set in a hidden courtyard, surrounded by smaller stupas, engravings and statutes. Although well maintained and intact, this UNESCO World Heritage Site witnessed minor damages in the 2015 earthquake.



Highlights
:In the northwestern corner of the courtyard there’s a beautiful pagoda dedicated to Hariti, the goddess of smallpox whereas the northeast corner is adorned with the Drubgon Jangchup Choeling Monastery.

Location
:Kathmandu, Nepal.

Timings
:The complex is opened for public access the entire day throughout the week.

Price
:There is no admission charges for entry into the stupa complex.
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Asan

Asan, a shopper’s delight is one of the main marketplaces in central Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The place is a historic bazaar which has been popular for decades. The section is known for its festival calendar and strategic location as well.

Highlights
:Streets at Asan converge in a square, which makes it a perpetual, bustling region. The colors here are vivid and bright, which makes it more enticing for the travelers. A variety of merchandise and diverse range of products are sold at this place, which makes it more exciting for travelers. Here, you can buy anything from spices to textiles, bullions, electronics and food items. The market is home to several architectural sights as well.

Location
:Kathmandu.

Timings
:Open from morning to evening.

Price
:Entry is free. But you will have to pay for buying items.
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Pashupatinath

If you have a spiritual bent of mind then the best thing would be to visit the famous Pashupatinath Temple. This temple id dedicated to Lord Shiva and has attracted millions of Hindu followers. Most of the people visit this temples when they are living the final days before they meet death. 

The river Bagmati which flows along is considered to be the most sacred river for cremation. It is also believed that people who die here are reborn as humans again irrespective of their conduct on earth.



Highlights
: You can also visit Panch Deval which has five temple complex which was a holy shrine but not place for old people to stay.

Location
: Pashupatinath road , Kathamandu.

Prices
: USD 29.

Best time to visit
: You can viit this temple during anytime of the year but avoid visiting it during Mahashivratri and Teej festivals
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National Museum of Nepal

If you are a hard core history buff, this place is for you, where you will find many age old things reminding you of how once olden Nepal was. It is a very old museum and has some historic collection of arts, culture and paintings too. However one would also witness Buddhist gallery which has all the important information pertaining to Buddhism. The complete past of Nepal is neatly wrapped in this beautiful museum.



Highlights
: You would also find some wooden antiques along with bronze and copper. And you can also spot some amazing sculpture too.

Price
: Rs 150

Location
: Chhauni Road, Kathmandu.

Best time to visit
: Somewhere in October during evenings are the best time to visit.

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Traveller Tales from Kathmandu

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Acharyanandana Guha

08 July 2019

Very friendly and professional mountain bike instructor. Bike journey was sufficiently challenging yet the instructor adjusted the journey accordingly thank you for this wonderful experience.

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Adhrit Mahajan

08 July 2019

Very friendly and professional mountain bike instructor. Bike journey was sufficiently challenging yet the instructor adjusted the journey accordingly thank you for this wonderful experience.

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Manjusha Singh

08 July 2019

Visited the most famous heritage attractions of Kathmandu like Durbar Square, Boudhanath. Could not have asked for a better package.

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Rajiv Bandopadhyay

08 July 2019

Visited the most famous heritage attractions of Kathmandu like Durbar Square, Boudhanath. Could not have asked for a better package.

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Dev Agarwal

08 July 2019

Such a Beautifule Place! These 8 days were most beautiful days of mine. The trip was totally coordinated and planned in a good way.

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Dharmaketu Marar

08 July 2019

Such a Beautifule Place! These 8 days were most beautiful days of mine. The trip was totally coordinated and planned in a good way.

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Gotum Deshpande

08 July 2019

The travel agent from Nepal Patenga was professional and provided the promised services on time. Nice service by thrillophilia!

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Ghanashyam Jain

08 July 2019

The travel agent from Nepal Patenga was professional and provided the promised services on time. Nice service by thrillophilia!

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Bhagwati Sinha

08 July 2019

The tour was well organised and everything promised was served to us looking forward for planing some more trips with them