Kathmandu Tours
Kathmandu valley private one day tour with local expert guide

Kathmandu valley private one day tour with local expert guide

By Himalaya Holiday Service
per adult
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 3-90
Duration: 6–8 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transport by private vehicle
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Monument entry fees

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • From hotel- give us adress
    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
        • 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: 100427P7

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • 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: 100427P7

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          Kathmandu Nepal one day tour starts from your hotel in Kathmandu, where our city tour guides will accompany you around places of great interest of five to six hours with fascinating times around impressive places within the city. As Kathmandu blessed with ancient historical palaces, religious monuments of both Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries located side by side in perfect harmony, where you can observe wonderful sites as listed in World Heritage, a short drive to inner parts of Kathmandu city and visit places of great wonders of old Hanuman Dhoka (palace court yard). The palace of Malla to late Shah Regime built during 5-6th Century, at present a museum where you can observe and gather knowledge and information of past royals. From here visit Resident and Living quarter of famous Kumari regarded as Living-Goddess (a young girl picked before reaching puberty period, retires after reaching woman-wood with first period). From here heading towards a famous Landmark of Kathmandu and Nepal at Swayambhunath old Stupa, a Buddhist Stupa or Chaitya of more than 2,600 years old with mystical eyes of Lord Buddha around four cardinal North-South-East and West, a nice spot and a monument with super panorama of Kathmandu city and its valley with views of snow-capped mountains. After an interesting tour heading towards eastern side of Kathmandu city at holiest of all holy Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva with masterpiece golden roofed and silver four sided doors with Phallus depicting Shiva. Where thousands of pilgrims for Nepal and India visit this sacred temple, in the month of February as per Hindu auspicious time a great festival held called Shiva Ratri (tribute to Lord Shiva and its birth anniversary. The place also holds as cremation and funeral place for Hindu, although non Hindu are not permitted inside the main temple premises, however one can watch the daily routine of local in religious ceremony. From Pashupatinath our tour takes you to Bouddhanath Stupa / Chaitya, located north of Pashupatinath where you can witness Buddhist culture around Bouddhanath also called as ‘Little Tibet’ due to its Tibetan culture and origin of people that lives around. A great white dome shaped Buddhist shrine known as Stupa or Chaitya believed to be the largest of this kind in Asia, this ancient colossal chhorten built in 6th Century A.D. by King Man Deb. The Stupa encircled by shops, nice restaurants and markets of Tibetan products selling Buddhist items from all types of incense to prayer flags and Tibetan dresses, the Mahayana sect and faith of Buddhism which originated from Tibet in the 6-7th Centaury spread around Bhutan-Nepal-Sikkim and Ladakh in Northern India
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        • Himalaya Holiday Service
          Kathmandu, Nepal
          Joined in October 2015
        • Voyage28531158873
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing! We had an awesome tour guide, he was very knowledgeable and professional. He answered all of our questions and showed us all the UNESCO sites, he was very patient. The company is also very reliable and professional, he really made our time there magnificent and easy for us to access everything.
          Written July 19, 2024
        • annasI7234WO
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Kathmandu tour
          It was a nice trip. The car was clean and air-conditioned, the drive was smooth. Paras was friendly and knowledgeable. There was no rush, I could enjoy every place to the fullest. As a female solo traveler I felt very safe. Was a great thing to do on my last day in Kathmandu and they conveniently dropped me off at the airport. Highly recommended!
          Written July 18, 2024
        • Voyage28531158873
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          Very professional and knowledgeable
          Very professional and plenty of years of experience. We felt extremely comfortable with everything he planned for us and how honest he was about what we would be able to see. Unfortunately it was monsoon season so we had to cancel the helicopter and do the plane instead but we felt so glad to have someone as professional and honest and felt fortunate to have found him. The experience (plane or helicopter) is well worth it. We decided to go on a guided tour of the city visiting some of the UNESCO sites and our tour guide Paras was very entertaining and knowledgeable. Glad we met them both, we highly recommend and will go through them if we go back to Nepal as well as recommend to family and friends.
          Written July 16, 2024
        • shristinab2024
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Kathmandu has a lot to see in terms f culture and temples and even places to eat. Private your is always nice and enjoyable.
          Written July 9, 2024
        • N2701WMgregoryk
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic tour!
          Paras was awesome! We saw 4-5 of the most important cultural sites, and he explained everything…even providing a few recommendations for a return trip. Our driver was fantastic as well!
          Written June 23, 2024
        • W3045BHsusann
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Exceptional company
          What a wonderful company! I had 36 hours in Kathmandu, and was looking for a blend of culture, history, and nature. Buddhi is incredibly helpful and transparent — not only did he arrange a day-of, reasonably priced private tour of Kathmandu with the knowledge and lovely guide Paras, he also sat down with me in person to walk through what an Everest helicopter tour entails the day before we were looking to fly. Incredibly ethical company, you’ll have a top-notch experience. Thank you, Buddhi and Paras!
          Written June 22, 2024
        • 450fionar
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Perfect tour with lots of interesting information
          What a fantastic day! Paras is an extremely knowledgeable guide and knows every corner. He can tell you all about Hindu and Buddhist symbols and traditions and show you where they are depicted in the many carvings, statues and paintings. The tour is paced just right and you'll see lots of monuments and get a really good feel for the present and past history of the three places. Paras can answer any questions and is also fun to be with. Totally recommended!
          Written June 20, 2024
        • Andrew B
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Take me to Kathmandu!
          Paras was fantastic, very knowledgeable. If you haven't been to Kathmandu yet, it's a must stop. The culture, the people, the history, the food all fantastic. The driver was awesome too. I highly recommend this tour and these fine people. The hospitality is top notch.
          Written June 20, 2024
        • annadD3917EW
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          OUR MOUNT EVEREST, MAY 4, 2024. We had an amazing two-week custom designed trip to Nepal through the Himalaya Holiday Service Pvt. Ltd with Rajan-Buddhi. Our highlight was our private helicopter tour for only two of us with landings at Lukla Airport, Everest Base Camp (EBC) and Kalapathar. Our pilot who flew us was renowned and exceptionally skillful who made us feel 100% safe where safety was always first! On our flight to Mt Everest, our amazing and extremely kind and very knowledgeable private tour guide, Paras and his son, accompanied us on our way to Lukla. The Himalaya Holiday Service was outstanding in every way on our trips with Rajans impeccable help, care, dedication, and perfection. He treated us like family and our trip was a big success due to the flexibility required and their quick responses and flight scheduling. Being on ALL 7 continents and adventures all over the World, Rajan-Buddhi stole our hearts by making Mt Everest our top dream come true. We highly recommend them because everyone should take this helicopter trip at least once in a lifetime! Thank you, Rajan and Paras, for all of your outstanding care, beautiful hearts and for all of the Love that shined with you onto us! Namaste! Namaste! Brian and Anna Degani
          Written June 2, 2024
        • deannisadea
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Exhilarating Flight!
          Buddhi provided exceptional service with prompt and thorough responses to all my inquiries, which set a high standard among other providers. His attention to detail, clear communication, and competitive pricing made me decide to choose his service. The experience itself surpassed all expectations. Perfect for those with limited time and mobility, and a willingness to invest in an extraordinary adventure. Safety was their number one priority throughout, ensuring a worry-free and exhilarating journey. Despite cloudy conditions during my flight, the moment of soaring over the Everest base camp was truly enchanting. I highly suggest this trip, especially during the best season for the most breathtaking views (Buddhi can provide advice on this). If you're thinking of going on this trip with Buddhi, don't hesitate; you'll be in capable hands for a wonderful experience.
          Written June 1, 2024
        • Bilal C
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Brilliant. Recommended for families and friends
          So we got to the hotel and enquired about Mount Everest heli trip and literally within 10 mins Bhudhi was there with his laptop and ready to explain everything. He is professional, clear and precise. The following morning he was there on the dot ready to go! He delivered exactly what he promised the evening before. No messing about, no hidden charges, no delays, no hassle at all. When we landed back, he was there waiting for us. Overall he made such an amazing experience even better!
          Written May 29, 2024
        • GoldFlameUSA
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          You will be in good hands
          Buddhi is a man who makes dreams come true in the best way. Ever since I was a kid I dreamed of visiting Everest Base Camp. When I started researching ways to get to EBC via helicopter, I looked into the different providers and Buddhi was the most responsive and cost effective. He was quick to respond to any questions, yet at the same time thorough and patient. For me Nepal was my 169th country visited. I arrived in Kathmandu from Kabul Afghanistan (connecting via Dubai), and have continued on after Nepal to Africa where I am now at my 173th UN country so 20 more to go. I say this because of course it means I have worked with many good tour providers, as well as some not so good. Most are good, but only a few are great, and Buddhi is as good as it gets. If you want to go to EBC via helicopter, he is your man. Buddhi owns the business and owns the customer relationship. He is accountable and transparent. He is responsive and friendly. In essence, he is the perfect tour operator. Buddhi answered all my questions in advance via WhatsApp, met with me the day before my helicopter flight (and bought me lunch), then took me out for a meal in Kathmandu after the tour concluded (at his suggestion and again out of his pocket since he wanted to host me). It was clear to me during the flight process that safety is the #1 priority for the business. During my trip, our pilot was called away to do a rescue mission for an injured trekker so we got extra time at Everest View Hotel. It turns out he is one of the go-to helicopter pilots in the country and used to transport the Prime Minister of Nepal. If you are considering arranging a trip with Buddhi, do it. You will be in good hands.
          Written May 18, 2024
        • D5580XWdanl
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A must do adventure
          From booking to the actual flight day, I had a great experience with this company. They were professional and quick to respond to any inquiries. The guide, driver and helicopter pilot were absolute professionals and made this a safe, fun and great experience. Highly recommende!
          Written May 2, 2024
        • DayTrip27821740746
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A memorable journey
          The helicopter ride to mt everest is the best travel experience we’ve had! The service offered by the guide, the pilot and all other staff members were impeccable and we are very thankful for their hospitality :)
          Written May 1, 2024
        • Kellywlyons
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great, high quality experience
          Lovely once in a lifetime experience and our guide made everything seamless. It was important for us to go with an experienced pilot and ours had 20+ years experience and was very professional. If you want to spend more $$ they’ll accommodate extra stops like to a glacier lake. This company even helped us organize our afternoon before and airport pickup and drop off.
          Written April 28, 2024
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