Kathmandu Tours
Swayambhu and Kathmandu Durbar Square Half Day Tour
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Swayambhu and Kathmandu Durbar Square Half Day Tour

By Himalayan Advisor
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$60.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 3-65
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • All Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Swayambhunath Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Amideva Buddha Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Entry/Admission - Kumari Chowk
  • Entry/Admission - Hanuman Dhoka
  • Entry/Admission - Basantapur Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Akash Bhairav Temple
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick up all travelers from their hotel inside ring road including Boudha area.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 64605P3

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • 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: 64605P3

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        • Himalayan Advisor
          199
          Kathmandu, Nepal
          Joined in January 2018
        • O9724XNkevink
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Nice!
          We’ll set up. Modern equipment nice ride up and down. View should be spectacular but we went rainy day (don’t do that). We ride zip line. Only 30 seconds for long one so very short but fun. Cost 800 rupees (@7$) each. Beer garden so so but dirty/moldy furniture (see photo). Probably a must on clear days!
          Written July 7, 2024
        • Tamara W
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Comprehensive tour of Kathmandu
          We spent an amazing day with our guide Ananta on this comprehensive tour of the key historically significant sites in Kathmandu. We visited several temples, royal squares, and the crematorium. Ananta carefully explained each site - including cultural, historical, and religious significance.
          Written July 4, 2024
        • PC H
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Comfortable and accommodating experience with a friendly and knowledgeable guide!
          Pankaj was an extremely accommodating guide who was able to help guide me around Kathmandu and all the sites. The entire experience was very comfortable and well planned, with Pankaj being very friendly and helpful in guiding and explaining about the history and relevance of the sites, answering a lot of the questions I had. Definitely recommend completing this experience
          Written June 25, 2024
        • 337juanitai
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour and outstanding guide
          This tour was great. Kabita was outstanding. She is very knowledgeable and easy to follow. Great insight and a very easy experience from booking to the tour. The driver was great, they came to my hotel and picked me up, great communication. Truly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it to others.
          Written June 23, 2024
        • P7401FPbruces
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Exceptional UNESCO Heritage tour with Shanti, the guide extraordinaire
          I was fortunate to have Shanti as my guide for the full-day UNESCO Seven World Heritage Site Tour. Shanti knew so much about each site, as well as points of interest along the drive to each location. Prior to the tour, she reached out to me to confirm the pickup location and time, as well as what to make sure to bring. Shanti arrived on time, and then we spent the next nine hours touring so many sites and seeing one-of-a-kind Temples and historical locations. One thing I did appreciate, as this is my first time in Nepal, was that she helped me know where it was appropriate to take photos, where it was not, what spaces I could enter, and which ones I could only look at from the door. The entire experience was great, and I have nothing but positive things to say about her, as well as our driver. Also, great suggestion on where we stopped for lunch.
          Written June 19, 2024
        • 342ameent
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Pokhara
          Amazing journey, the road , the nature . Pokhara is most place I loved it, I wished I could stay more, there You can water and green meet together.
          Written June 16, 2024
        • G2915QCpeterb
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Impressive day and tour!
          I had a great, rewarding and also tiring day. Kabita picked me up at 700 AM and showed me the seven UNESO heritage sites. She was eloquent, friendly and knew her way around. One of the most impressive sites was the Pashupatinath temple, where people were cremated. The trip went by a convenient car and excellent driver. Highly recommended!
          Written June 10, 2024
        • Maps02129404686
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must do in Nepal!!
          This was an amazing tour! We learned so much from our tour guide, Shanti, while experiencing the rich culture in Kathmandu. If you are going between this tour with a cheaper one, you MUST do this one. Each temple and square had unique characteristics that Shanti was able to explain. She answered most of our questions before we could ask them! We got to see a Rice Ceremony for a baby and an 84th birthday celebration just while eating lunch. We did this tour on the first day of our trip to Nepal and so glad we did! We were very interested in buying a Thangka painting and Shanti took us to an art school were you can watch them work and buy the master or students artwork. They even gave us the stories for each painting.
          Written May 30, 2024
        • Pratik M
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          excellent, knowledgeable guide, who has a true academic understanding about the history of Nepal
          I did the tour with Sarita as my guide and she did a great job taking me around all the important temples in the greater Kathmandu area. Sarita was very informative and clearly explained to me all the stories of the people who lived in the kathmandu valley starting from 4th century and onwards
          Written May 30, 2024
        • enrique t
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          For those who have limited time in kathmandu
          It was perfect, Shanti, our guide has all the knowledge possible to explain every detail in each step we were. The timming in each place was good. The driver was always on time, it was a really good experience for those that don't have much time to visit it all.
          Written May 24, 2024
        • 517emanc
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience!
          Wonderful experience going up to Chandragiri Hills with Shanti, our tour guide. The cable car ride was smooth. The skies were not clear on the day we went but we still had a great time and beautiful views of the city and temple. Shanti was great! Friendly, knowledgeable, and fun. Would recommend.
          Written May 11, 2024
        • victoriak296
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic trip
          Really great trip. Kind and considerate company. When I was sick on the day of my tour, they happily postponed it for me and I booked the next day at short notice. Ananto was an excellent guide. He let me take things up my own pace and he was also very spiritually and culturally aware. He knew a lot about Namo Buddha and shared his knowledge. He was very friendly and knowledgeable and I highly recommend him.
          Written May 6, 2024
        • Raccoon_me
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Om Shanti Shanti!
          If I could put here 100 stars instead of 5, I’d do it in a heartbeat. Shanti, your guide on 7 Heritage UNESCO trip - is a star herself. Professional, polite, attentive, service-minded, smart and knowledgeable, I was so lucky to have her on my first day in Kathmandu. It’s worth every penny you pay for your private tour. I felt so welcome and safe during the whole day, this matters for solo travelers! It’s a lot of information to digest at once but at the same time it’s the best way to see all in one if you are limited in time and your guide will make sure you don’t get too tired or bored, always checking on you and leading with good pace. Shanti took great care of myself and my needs, and I’m very grateful she was my guide in creating all those amazing memories. Visiting Nepal was my dream since a while and this tour showed me so many reasons to fall in love with Nepalese culture. Thank you guys for this smooth experience, special thanks to Shanti!
          Written May 4, 2024
        • X2647PLisaacs
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Well worth it!
          The tour is well worth it! Ananta was great at explaining the complex historical and religious meanings of each site we went to. I had a great time!
          Written April 28, 2024
        • Satish A
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Friendly and courteous
          Wanted to cover the most important heritage sites of Kathmandu in a day, since I only had one day to spare. The guide Mr. Anant is an excellent guy who knows a lot about the places to be covered. Very friendly and knowledgeable guy. Always enquiring if I understood what he said.
          Written April 27, 2024
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        SAH
        7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2022
        Rabina was very knowledgeable about the sites that we visited today. She took time to explain all the different temples and the history behind them.

        I booked this tour as I was travelling alone in Nepal. It was just me Rabina (the guide) and the driver which I felt safe with.
        Written November 11, 2022
        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.
        Hi Sally, Thank you for taking service with us. Glad to know that our guide Rabina able to give you good service and information as well as keep you safe for solo female traveler to get a female guide. We hope you will recommend us to you friends, relatives and circle to have female guide in Nepal for future trip. Have a great weekend.
        Written November 12, 2022
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        Sakerand
        Vaxholm, Sweden5 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2023 • Friends
        The ”monkey montain” with stupa and Durban square (including the living godess); a very good introduction of Nepal and it’s history as well as some inportant landmarks of Kathmandu
        Written February 28, 2023
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        Hi Kerstin, Thank you very much for taking service with us. Glad to know you liked this trip with our guide Shanti. Looking forward to serve you again in the future. Have a great trip ahead. Namaste!
        Written March 1, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        zb315
        Nashville, TN7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour of the must see temples in Kathmandu. Rabina is a very knowledgeable and polite guide. She was even kind enough to stop for me when I needed a coffee. She took some wonderful picture as well!
        Written April 9, 2019
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        Hi, Thank you very much for your review and glad to know you are satisfied with our guide and service. We are looking forward to serve you again in coming days. Namaste.
        Written August 17, 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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