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Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Tour - 1 Day

Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Tour - 1 Day

By Himalayan Glacier Trekking - Private Day Tours
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Ages 12-70, max of 15 per group
Duration: 6h
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English

  • Transport by comfortable private vehicle
  • English-speaking, trained and experienced local tour guide
  • Monument fees
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Amrit Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24589P3

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
      • 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
      • Minimum age is 12 years
      • Most travelers can participate
      • Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24589P3

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      About the operator
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      • dannyrS7849ZG
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        Amazing Trip Made Seamless by Himalayan Glacier - They're my go-to travel company for Nepal
        My first-time visiting Nepal was amazing and could not have been as enjoyable without the amazing team at Himalayan Glacier. If you visit Nepal, I'd highly recommend working with Himalayan Glacier. Sriju was my primary point of contact and she was amazingly responsive, helpful and organized. She helped me book extra hotel nights, arranged local taxis and also provided recommendations throughout Kathmandu that were a blast! Dev Giri (Giri) was my guide on the trek to EBC and he was the perfect guide. He's been guiding in Nepal for 35+ years and it showed! He knew all of the geographic information, but more importantly was able to advise me on altitude sickness and stomach sickness prevention to a level I couldn't imagine. He even knew which restaurants and teahouses made their eggs fresh and which places to avoid certain foods. He kept me healthy, happy and answered every (of many) question. I never felt hurried, hassled, confused or unsafe. Multiple other trekkers asked me who my guide was and which company I was travelling with because his expertise was easily visible. I will request working with Giri in every future trip to Nepal. I genuinely had a seamless trip to and from Nepal and in every aspect Himalayan Glacier was there to support me. I'll be coming back to trek to Annapurna basecamp and will 100% be booking with Himalayan Glacier.
        Written June 4, 2024
      • Wmauckland
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        Trip of a lifetime - thank you Dhan
        Himalayan Glaciers has been fantastic to deal with throughout every part of the adventure. Initial contact and preplanning was excellent with lots of information, plus questions promptly answered. From meeting me on arrival, sightseeing, accommodation, meals, etc etc, they have been amazing. My guide Dhan Gurung was incredible, I enjoyed every moment with him up in the Himalayas. He was always taking care of every detail. I really will miss him, he's great company and an expert guide. A huge thanks to Dhan for the experience of a lifetime.
        Written June 3, 2024
      • S2490WBds
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) View Trek
        Trekking with Himalayan Glacier was a pleasant and seamless experience from beginning to end. My adventure specialist Sriju was excellent. I had very particular parameters for my solo trek; Sriju ensured every aspect was met and at a very reasonable price. She was very knowledgeable about her company and its products and her communications were always clear and precise. She was readily available to answer my many questions (an impressive accomplishment given a 12 1/2 hour time difference). It was a pleasure working with Sriju. I was met at Kathmandu Airport by my guide Deu Ghale and never had to be concerned about an administrative detail from that moment on through the entire trip. Deu Ghale was incredibly knowledgeable, informative, interested in my well-being yet was also respectful of my privacy and my interests on this solo trip. Trekking in the Himalayas can obviously be a very dynamic experience due to weather and many other circumstances. My time in the mountains was no different. Both Deu Ghale and Himalayan Glacier were excellent in adapting my itinerary to address a number of unexpected occurrences and they kept my entire trip intact. My sincere thanks to Deu Ghale, Miss Sriju and Himalayan Glacier.
        Written June 1, 2024
      • jayatig2019
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing trip to EBC with an overnight stay at basecamp
        We successfully finished an amazing trip to Everest Base Camp 4 weeks back. This trip was very well organized by Himalayan Glacier and I have to hesitation to recommend them to my friends and family members. We were set up with our guide, Shankar and porters (Jeet & Lakshmi) who were very experienced, helpful, and trustworthy. I am extremely pleased with our guide, Shankar, and also the tour organizer Sabin throughout our journey. We planned our entire trip with Sabin by email and WA messages for a few months. He was very flexible to accommodate our requests. He helped us to create a final itinerary to fit our needs. Even before we arrived in Kathmandu, Sabin was very prompt in answering all our questions, giving us 5 or 6 itinerary options, changing the hotel reservations as we requested, and even organizing direct flights from Kathmandu to Lukla (instead of flying from Ramechaap). He kept us updated with the process and guided us through every step so that, once we arrived, everything was ready to go. The entire journey to EBC was incredible. The views cannot be described in words. We were also lucky to have clear weather almost every day. Our guide, Shankar is extremely knowledgeable about the entire route, all the peaks, heights of peaks, distances to each day’s destinations from any point, restaurants etc. He even knew a lot of people at every village. He was simply a great company during the entire trek. Whenever I wanted to stop to take some quick rest, or food or water or even to take pictures he waited patiently with me. Shankar showed concern for our health and safety. He measured our oxygen level diligently after every dinner. He helped us with ordering food and being ready on time every morning (filling water, coordinating with porters etc). He also entertained us after dinner by playing cards with us. He showed his knowledge and effectiveness as a seasoned guide multiple times. We changed our plan and decided to stay at Gorekshep one night instead of going to EBC directly from Lobuche. He quickly arranged our accommodations based on our changed plan at the last moment. Also, when my oxygen level went down after reaching EBC, he helped me even more during our night stay at the EBC tent. He and his colleagues of Himalayan Glacier arranged a helicopter back to Lukla the next morning. When our flight back to Ramechaap from Lukla was canceled because of the bad weather, Shankar and his colleagues from Himalayan Glacier arranged our return to Kathmandu very efficiently, exceeding our expectations. The founder and CEO of Himalayan Glacier, Sagar Pandey, met us in Kathmandu before and after our journey to EBC. Overall, we had a very good experience and we highly recommend Himalayan Glacier to arrange your trip if you are planning a trip to Nepal.
        Written May 26, 2024
      • hbstorck
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Epic adventure on EBC
        My wife and I did the “ Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek - 18 Days” tour. It was Epic! The landscape is breathtaking and every day we explore & experience a bit of Nepalese culture/history. It wasn’t easy though, the trekking demands a lot of physical activity but our guide Shankar helped us to get through safe and sound. We also had a great help from our porter Jiban Rai - the strongest man I ever met! They both (guide & porter were super positive, helpful and friendly. Himalayan Glacier always supported our choice and helped us when the weather tried to delay our adventure. Special thanks to Sabin our adventure specialist who helped us on everything related to travel and how to make it happen. We highly recommend the company and the tour that we choose! Totally 5 star experience! Thank you so much for this life event!!!
        Written May 19, 2024
      • Mayur1213
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        Great Company, because of Amazing people.
        We had an amazing experience with HImalayan Glacier on our EBC trek. All my questions and concerns were answered promptly during the booking process. Sriju Karki went above and beyond to explain the whole itinerary, lodging arrangements and all other questions regarding the trip. (Great job Sriju). Sagar the owner of the company, actually attended the pre climb briefing and explained a lot of details, through his personal experience and what he had learned from previous clients. So thank you Sagar for taking your job/business personally, that is what makes you so successful and special. Once our trip started, Shankar Bhatta, our Head Guide was there for us 24/7, if we needed anything, he took care of the entire trip very efficiently. Him being in this job for over 10yrs, was definitely a big advantage for us. He has great knowledge of the mountains and how to deal with AMS. He personally kept an eye on each and everyone of us, and monitored our physical and mental well being. (Great job Shankar bhai, wouldn't have been able to do it without you). I also want to give a big applause to our assistant guides Bir, Jeevan and Bhakta. These guys were amazing, the service they provided us, before and after the hikes each day, was praiseworthy. Last but not least a big thank you to all our porters, who carried our extra luggage and had it in our rooms even before we got their each day. Sagar, Shankar & Sriju, you have made Himalayan Glacier company, something that I can definitely recommend to everyone. Great job guys. Sincerely Mayur Patel
        Written May 19, 2024
      • Frudnaes
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        Bad experience with Himalayan Glacier :(
        Feedback from my trip to Mera Peak: April 22nd - May 8th To commemorate my 60th birthday, my husband and children gifted me my dream vacation: a trek to Mera Peak. I meticulously selected the travel agency because this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, especially since I was traveling solo. I was drawn to Himalayan Glacier for its reputation of being highly professional with both clients and staff (including sherpas and guides). Prashant Raut, my travel advisor, was exceptionally kind, prompt, and supportive. However, my journey turned out to be a complete disappointment: • Contrary to the contract, I wasn't provided with the promised sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with an English-speaking guide and a private vehicle. Instead, the local agent offered it for an additional $120, which I declined. • On Day 2, when I went with the guide to collect my sleeping bag and down jacket, I discovered mine was malodorous and damp, indicating it wasn't properly cleaned after previous use. • Day 3 involved a trip to Lukla. Despite spending a day at the Kathmandu airport, we had to endure a six-hour drive to another airport the following day due to unexpected closures. • At Lukla airport on Day 4, my guide failed to board the plane with me. Although I was told to wait at Lukla (destination), he never arrived, leaving me stranded. Even after starting the journey with a porter as advised by another HG guide on his way to EBC, the guide never caught up and did not show up. The porter couldn't communicate in English. • Day 5 was equally stressful as I continued without the guide, hoping to rendezvous at the next stop. But upon reaching Panggoon, I still hadn't encountered the guide. Frantic, I contacted the US travel agent for assistance but received limited assistance (telephone number of the local agent Bibek Adhikari. Internet connections were difficult. • The guide finally appeared on Day 6, but by then, I was exhausted and had developed altitude sickness, necessitating an extra night's stay at a teahouse. • On the way back some days later, my guide discovered that he had forgotten crampons in Kathmandu, which proved perilous due to heavy snow (Zatra La Pass, 4672m). Fortunately, another guide lent me a pair. However, neither the porter nor the guide had proper equipment for high-altitude hiking. Unacceptable! see photo. • Upon returning to Kathmandu, the porter didn't show up for the expected tip, displaying a lack of respect according to my culture. • Additionally, during the farewell dinner on my last day in Kathmandu, the local agent Bibek displayed rudeness by asking me to relocate at the dining table. • Finally, it's worth noting that my guide didn't even possess a trekking map, forcing me to purchase one despite it being included in the contract. Overall, my trip with Himalayan Glacier was a desolation, marred by incompetence, miscommunication, and lack of professionalism.
        Written May 9, 2024
      • nilenduj2024
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        A dream come true!
        Selecting Himalayan Glacier turned out to be the most critically beneficial decision of our entire trip. Our actual volition to trek to EBC came to fruition with sustained research and effort over a couple of years, culminating with the decision to go with Himalayan Glacier, its owner Sagar Pandey and his entire team (special mention of Sanket Pandey and Rayuna Shreshtha), as our trekking partner and guide, based on a very convincing YouTube review by a past client. In many ways our tale was more about the unsung mountain heroes than anyone else. The simple honest truth is that we the ordinary flatlanders would not have survived more than a few hours on our own in this realm without the help of these true mountain heroes of the Team Himalayan Glacier: Baburam Khatri (Ultimate leader, main guide), Nikes Khatri (Assistant guide), Baghe "Tiger" Tamang (Porter), and Navraj Khadka Sherpa (Porter). We were so lucky that our team was truly exceptional – we could tell by observing many other groups and their guides during the trek. In fact, a couple of groups, even asked for our team’s reference, taking us on the side, so as to not upset their present guides! These super humans’ physical strength was only out matched by their super human hearts: A continuous outpouring of humanity, selflessness, kindness, compassion and caring – they were like mothers to us babies. They embodied the highest virtue of unconditional giving and caring while expecting nothing in return! If it would have been necessary, they would have carried each one of us down the mountains on their backs, and wouldn’t have given it the slightest second thought. May these mountain heroes and everyone in the Himalayan Glacier team come to experience only good fortune, safety from all harms, and liberation from suffering!
        Written May 8, 2024
      • debargh
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing views and experience trekking in Nepal with Himalayan Glacier taking care of all the logistics.
        We were a family group of 3 that traveled from the US to Nepal to do the Everest Base Camp Trek (including overnight in tent at the basecamp), in April 2024 with Himalayan Glacier Trekking on a customized itinerary. Before the trip, we worked closely with their patient travel co-ordinator (Sabin) to iterate over multiple options until we converged on an itinerary we liked. During the trip, we interacted mostly with the travel guide (Shankar) assigned to us for our trip. Aside from the amazing views throughout the trip, the entire day-to-day operation ran very smooth from start to finish. Shankar was always courteous and responsive to our needs, kept engaging us with information on views we were witnessing and kept us on schedule in the most comfortable pace possible. We even wanted to make an on-the-fly change to the itinerary which Shankar and Himalayan Glacier was able to accommodate. On the last night at EBC, when one of us in our group had a sudden drop in Blood Oxygen level, Shankar kept his cool and arranged for helicopter pick up from the basecamp instead of Gorakshep the next morning. Later after we returned to Lukla and were stuck there due to cancelled flights from bad weather, Himalayan Glacier was again quite resourceful in finding us a helicopter option to return to Kathmandu in time before our international flight back to the US. Throughout the duration of the trip, the owner of the Himalayan Glacier Trekking company actually called us several times to check if everything was going well. Thanks Himalayan Glacier for making our trip worry-free and special.
        Written May 2, 2024
      • Klara758
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        Absolutely the best experience to ever Basecamp!!
        Had the most spectacular time tracking to Mount Everest Basecamp. Himalayan glacier company to care of all my needs and make sure I’m safe comfortable and happy. My guides and porter were absolutely amazing. On describable views, great food, and definitely good company made my experience, unforgettable and memorable.
        Written May 2, 2024
      • bensR1611AE
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        Lower Dopla Trek
        This was my 3rd trek with the Himalayan Glacier Company. Everthing about the experience was 5 star. All the communications with Mr. Sabin pre-trek were timely and effective. The booking process is very easy. And all elements of the trek logistics were flawless. My guide Mr. Dhan cared for me very well. The porter Sam and Sunil were strong and caring. And Mr. Sagar in the Main Office was available. I will trek with Himalayan Glacier again. They are a GREAT Agency!
        Written May 2, 2024
      • lizmA758EY
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        Perfect trek then left behind by guide /separated from child at Kathmandu airport
        My 13 year old son and I just completed the Annapurna base camp trek. The hike was amazing. The booking experience, zoom calls and support on the walk were 5/5. Insightful guide, deputy guide, porters and food. During the trek all of the crew worked together and it was an amazing experience. Following a fantastic trek I was let down by the guide’s actions on the return flight to Kathmandu, where I was left behind in the airport and separated from my child. There is no circumstance where a tour guide should take a child to another location without the parent’s knowledge or consent. The day unfolded at Pokara airport where the guide rushed the group on an earlier flight with handwritten tickets (without names or seats). Questions were asked whether our bags will make it. We boarded the plane with the engines running and it was taxiing to the runaway. The guide seated himself and left the guests to scramble for our own seats. I ended up in row 3 and my child was at least 15 rows behind. It was a turbulent flight with at least one passenger sick. When the aircraft landed the guide took off with my child and tour group to the arrivals area and I was left behind on the plane. By the time i was permitted to disembark, the back of the plane was empty. When I got off the plane my son was gone. I cannot describe how scary this is for a parent. Taking a 13 year old to a foreign country and they disappear. After a turbulent and scary flight I did not know where/how my son was for 30 mins (landing to when I eventually met up in arrivals). The bags did not make it and we ended up waiting for hours at the airport for them to arrive. It is unclear why we were rushed on a basically full plane as it was about to take off, why the guide did nothing to try and have parent and child seated together/close on the plane, when disembarking the guide didn’t wait outside the plane or listen to my son who was asking where is Mum, should we wait for Mum. He told my child to get on the bus knowing I was missing. It is unclear why he didn’t speak to the arrival crew and say we are waiting for a guest and will get on the next transit bus. Or tell the bus driver he needed to wait for a guest before the bus left. A tour guide can navigate these processes because they have local language. They are supposed to keep the group together in an airport. When I got to arrivals I shared this feedback with the guide who did not respond or apologise. I will not use this company again.
        Written April 28, 2024
      • Odyssey253571
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        Great Experiance!!!
        I had many questions about the E.B.C. trek. Rayuna answered all my questions before I decided to take the trip. The trek went off without any problems, Our guide Subash and our assistant guide Sumon were helpful and very informative . They treated us very well like we were part of the family. They also kept us at a slow pace that would insure our success. I would highly recommend Himalayan Glacier!!!
        Written April 21, 2024
      • 932rachely
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        Fantastic Poon Hill Trek with Himalayan Glacier and Superb Guide Suresh
        Highly recommend Himalayan Glacier for the Poon Hill trek, especially for families. Our guide, Suresh Pandey, was absolutely wonderful. He was patient and encouraging with our kids (ages 5-15), making the trek fun and informative for everyone. Suresh made sure we were all comfortable and safe, adjusting the pace whenever needed. Overall, a fantastic experience thanks to Himalayan Glacier and Suresh!
        Written April 19, 2024
      • 106jacquese
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Life changing
        From the very beginning with getting the tour organised with Prashant Raut and then being led by Subash our guide and Suman our assistant guide, this has been a most wonderful exlerience. Right through we were treated like kings by Subash and Suman, always attentive to our needs and we never lacked anything. Subash was extremely knowledgeable about the geography and history and we learnt much from him. He safely guided us to EBC which was magnificent. He even tought us to play Dhumble (Nepalese card game) at which we became expert and beat out teacher. I cannot recommend Himalayan Glacier more highly for their professionalism, individual care, flexibility and overall effort to make this trip the most memorable and stress free ever.
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles1 review
      Very good

      C M
      Athens, Greece147 contributions
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      Aug 2018 • Friends
      Very well organised business, at logical pricing, run by the most positive person (Mr Narayan), with associates that will go the extra mile to help you and make you feel at home.
      A special mention is due to our amazing guide, Mr Dipesh Thapaliya, who was appointed to us by the sweetest, reassuring and always smiling girl Leena (the meticulous tour operator who was in charge of our holiday organization before and after we arrived). Be sure to ask for Dipesh (as your guide) and your holiday will be guaranteed! The guy simply doesn't know how to say "no". He was there for us, wholeheartedly, all throughout our two whole day journeys, all around Kathmandu (and outside), always eager to help and please.
      Indeed, if it hadn't been for him I really do not know how things would have turned out! He acted as a wave crasher so that the Kathmandu chaotic feeling (almost on a par with that of India) never touched us, unless we wanted it to (for sometimes you let it touch you - just for the experience).
      A million thanks to all the guys there, at the Himalayan Glacier agency for they made our trip into an unforgettable memory!!!...
      Written October 19, 2018
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Dear C M, Greeting from Himalayan Glacier! Himalayan Glacier family is happy to hear from you. We want to express our sincere gratitude for your wonderful and comprehensive review. Our Managing Director, Narayan Regmi wants to thank you for sharing your experience with us. As of guides, they are delighted to have been mentioned in your wonderful review. Leena, our respected travel consultant, wants to thank you as well for your cordial cooperation while booking and leading the inquiry. Just like you said, every one of us at Himalayan Glacier is ready to go above and beyond for smooth operation. Thank you for your review and recommendation. Your review surely have added value to Himalayan Glacier. We hope to your travel partner in the near future.
      Written December 6, 2018
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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