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Private Full-Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites provided by Himalayan Recreation - Day Tours

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

Private Full-Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites
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Tour snapshot
Action-packed guided tour of Kathmandu's top heritage sites
Duration:
7h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur were once independent city-states in Nepal, now part of the same scenic, history-filled metropolis. Historic sights are spread throughout the sprawling city, but you can cover all of Kathmandu’s UNESCO-listed attractions during this in-depth, full-day tour. Get a first-hand peek at all three monument-filled Durbar Squares, with stops at hilltop temples, Hindu shrines, and medieval royal palaces. Entrance fees are at your expense.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English
Highlights
  • Visit all UNESCO-listed attractions, and the city's three Durbar Squares
  • Cover the former medieval city-states of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan
  • See all the main landmarks in a single day, perfect for first-time visitors
What to expect
Begin with convenient hotel pickup and head straight to Durbar Square for an insider’s look at the ornate, 16th-century royal residence. You also see Kathmandu’s one-of-a-kind Kumari, or living goddess. See all the city’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, hearing commentary from your private guide along the way and enjoying plenty of time to ask questions. Get a panoramic peek at the picturesque city from the hilltop temple of Swayambhunath before heading to Patan, a heritage hub famous for its well-preserved Newari and Malla temples. Perfect for first-time visitors or travelers short on time, the tour also covers the world’s most famous Hindu shrines and Kathmandu’s own “Little Tibet.”
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Visit all UNESCO-listed attractions, and the city's three Durbar Squares
  • Cover the former medieval city-states of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan
  • See all the main landmarks in a single day, perfect for first-time visitors
What to expect
Begin with convenient hotel pickup and head straight to Durbar Square for an insider’s look at the ornate, 16th-century royal residence. You also see Kathmandu’s one-of-a-kind Kumari, or living goddess. See all the city’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, hearing commentary from your private guide along the way and enjoying plenty of time to ask questions. Get a panoramic peek at the picturesque city from the hilltop temple of Swayambhunath before heading to Patan, a heritage hub famous for its well-preserved Newari and Malla temples. Perfect for first-time visitors or travelers short on time, the tour also covers the world’s most famous Hindu shrines and Kathmandu’s own “Little Tibet.”
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Call the number below and use the product code: 28592P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Private tour guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Swayambhunath Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Entry/Admission - Pashupatinath Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Pashupatinath Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Boudhanath Stupa
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up service offer from customers hotel or airport in Kathmandu valley
  • Airports:
  • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 1 people per booking is required
  • No age limit
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Free to Change the date and time
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Private tour guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Swayambhunath Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Entry/Admission - Pashupatinath Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Pashupatinath Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Boudhanath Stupa
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up service offer from customers hotel or airport in Kathmandu valley
  • Airports:
  • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 1 people per booking is required
  • No age limit
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Free to Change the date and time
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Swayambhunath Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Kathmandu Durbar Square
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Basantpur Dabali
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Taleju Temple
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Kumari Chowk
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Hanuman Dhoka
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Pashupatinath Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 8
    Pashupatinath Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 9
    The Crematoria
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 10
    Boudhanath Stupa
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Thamel
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
11 reviews
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Savyyyy
Hamburg, Germany2 contributions
Friends
We had a great tour with Sudipa, a very friendly and well informed female guide. She has a good knowledge and answered all our questions. After all there’s so much to see and she taughed us also a lot about culture and the life in Kathmandu and Nepal. When we got tired she changed the tour a little so we were able to see everything, she’s very caring. We enjoyed our day very much and would definitely recommend this tour.
Written April 21, 2019
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himalayanrecreation
Dear Savyyyy Greetings from Himalayan Recreation Treks Kathmandu, Nepal! Thank you so much for taking your time to write this review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed tour in here and satisfied with our guide's service. and it was our pleasure to operate your tour in Nepal. We hope to serve you again in the future. With Regards, Rubina shrestha Himalayan Recreation Treks & Family
Written August 12, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dieselfume
9 contributions
This was my first trip to Nepal. I am absolutely in love with Nepal and her people. I toured the city with a friend with Jamuna as our guide. She arrived ahead of schedule for our pick up. Politely waited for us to finish our breakfast and we were on our way. She was a lovely person. Walked and talked patiently with us. I love all the colors of Nepali traditional dresses. I enjoyed walking through historic parts of Darbar Square, lunch with a fantastic view at Boudhanath. My favorite of the day was Pashupatinath Temple. We sat on the other side of the river banks and observed funeral pyre ceremonies. It was very moving for me to see death handled with such care and reverence. Jamuna filled me in to the rites and rituals that I was seeing just across the river. It was like seeing the city with a knowledgeable friend. Thank you, Jamuna, for a wonderful day.
Written May 10, 2018
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Dear dieselfume Greetings from Himalayan Recreation treks Kathmandu Nepal! Thank you so much for writing this review & sharing your experience about Nepal. Since our main motto is to make our guest feel comfortable & provide the best service as we can So, we are delighted to hear all these positive comments from you. Also, Nepal is indeed a beautiful country filled with rich culture & tradition. We hope to serve you again in near future. With regards, Jyoti Maharjan Himalayan recreation treks & Family.
Written May 11, 2018
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Tasha J
16 contributions
Friends
We toured these highlights of Nepal with Jamuna. She was an excellent tour guide, very punctual, friendly, kind, informative, sociable and she took us to a lot of extra spots for shopping and for food that were all great experiences. We saw a live cremation ceremony, got to see the living goddess Kumari, we made pottery in one of the ancient villages and even decided to add a second tour the next day because we really enjoyed her company and how accommodating and patient she was with us even though we took extra time shopping and doing other things not scheduled. She definitely went with the flow and catered to our needs! Would definitely come back and do another tour with her again!
Written January 29, 2019
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himalayanrecreation
Dear Tasha J Greetings from Himalayan Recreation Treks Kathmandu, Nepal! Thank you so much for this review. It was a pleasure to organize a tour for you.We are very happy to hear that you are also happy with our guide's service and had enjoyed during this tour. Thank you for choosing us. With Regards, Rubina Shrestha Himalayan Recreation Treks & Family
Written August 11, 2019
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Shay G
4 contributions
This is a really good 1-day tour that covers a number of highlights in Kathmandu. Or guide, Jamuna, was very knowledgable about all of the locations we visited and was able to explain the history behind each location which made the day very informative. It would have been preferable if the tour company had been up front about the entrance fees needing to be paid at each location but this is mentioned in other reviews.
Written February 28, 2018
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Dear Shay G Greetings from Himalayan Recreation Treks Kathmandu Nepal! Thank you so much for sharing your Beautiful comments with us regarding our guide & your experience in Nepal. We are delighted to hear such good words about our service from you. Taking your advice, We would definitely try to improve our service in upcoming days. Hoping to serve you again in the future. With regards, Jyoti Maharjan Himalayan Recreation Treks & family.
Written March 2, 2018
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Mr-Worldwide1980
Vancouver, Canada419 contributions
We had an absolutely amazing time with our guide Jamuna!
She was so welcoming and kind and showed us everything we wanted to see and great explanations.
Jamuna also joined us to the Holi festival of colors and guided us through the crowds.
It was an absolutely unforgettable experience.
We enjoyed it so much we asked for another tour the next day to Nagarkot!
Highly highly recommend the tour - and ask for Jamuna!
Written March 31, 2018
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Dear Akkkk Greetings from Himalayan Recreation Treks Kathmandu Nepal! Thank you so much for taking your time to write this review regarding our company & guide. It is our pleasure to have served you & we are delighted to hear that you had a good time here in Nepal. We wish you for a life full of colors just like the festival holi. Once again thank you for all the good words & we'll continue to give the best service to our guests as much as we can in coming days too. Hoping to serve you again in near future. With regards, Jyoti Maharjan Himalayan Recreation Treks & family
Written April 1, 2018
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Khiem Do
Bangkok, Thailand8 contributions
Our family spent a 7 hours tour with Rajan who was thoughtful anfd knowledgeable. Helping us out with extra needs.
Written July 29, 2022
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Aaron
San Jose, CA7 contributions
Solo
The guide was fine in the end, but they were over an hour late, and only came at all because my hotel called several times asking what had happened.

When I called they claimed I had no booking. So I asked the hotel to help, they called and the tour operator claimed the car was on the way, 20 minutes later they said the car went to the airport (5 minutes from my hotel). 20 minutes later they said the car was on it's way again.

After an hour of waiting, and being lied too, the car showed up with no guide, we had to go get him.

Now 1.5 hours behind schedule the guide said he was called earlier that morning and asked to quickly come get me, he made it clear he didn't work directly for this operator.

Lots of other people offer this tour, book with any of them just not these guys.
Written February 12, 2019
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himalayanrecreation
Dear aaron9 Greetings from Himalayan Recreation Treks Kathmandu, Nepal! Thank you so much for writing this review. We are really sorry about that. We will definitely try our best to improve our services in uncoming days. We hope to serve you gain in the future. With Regards, Rubina Shrestha Himalayan Recreation Treks & Family
Written August 12, 2019
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Ahzi19
Shanghai, China3 contributions
This is the 2nd time that my tour guide is Jamuna. She is very knowledgeable about the heritage sites and communicates very well. She can answer all the things that interests me and made me curious of the things I see. She is also good in taking photographs and really finds a way for me to have good pictures. Overall, the trip to Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the tour itself is highly recommended.
Written February 8, 2019
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himalayanrecreation
Dear Ahzi19 Greetings from Himalayan Recreation Treks Kathmandu, Nepal! Thank you so much for writing this review. It was our pleasure to operate your tour. We are really delighted to hear that you are satisfied with our tour guide service. Thank you for choosing us. We hope to serve you again in future. With Regards, Rubina Shrestha Himalayan Recreation Treks & Family
Written August 11, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TomLuke123
London, UK362 contributions
We took this full day tour of Kathmandu’s UNESCO heritage sites. Outstanding experience and the main reason for this was the brilliant guide, Jamuna Khatri who is knowledgeable, mindful and attentive. We enjoyed the tour so much that decided to have another private tour with the company and Jamuna.
Kathmandu is an enticing city that comes a live with a good guide. I highly recommend this tour and Jamuna.
Written February 27, 2018
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Dear TomLuke123 Greetings from Himalayan Recreation Treks Kathmandu Nepal! Thank you so much for taking time to write this review. We are delighted to hear that you had a good experience here in Nepal. It was a great opportunity for us to serve you. Once Again, thank you so much for highlighting about our guide & our company service. We hope to serve you again in near future. With regards, Jyoti maharjan Himalayan Recreation Treks & family.
Written March 2, 2018
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