Day Trips in Kathmandu

THE 10 BEST Day Trips from Kathmandu

Day Trips from Kathmandu

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Car Tours
6+ hours
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5–7 hours
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Luxury Car Tours
5–7 hours
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$65.00
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Car Tours
6+ hours
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$175.00
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Cable Car Tours
4–5 hours
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$90.00
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Luxury Car Tours
5–7 hours
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$44.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$34.00
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Full-day Tours
10–12 hours
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Bus Tours
8–9 hours
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$115.00
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Adventure Tours
5–7 hours
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$75.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$130.00
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Day Trips
5–7 hours
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$38.00
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Bus Tours
6 hours
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  • Mireille G
    1 contribution
    Great excursion to get out of busy Kathmandu. Our guide came to pick us at our hotel, right on time. Som was a great guide and answered all our questions patiently.
    Written November 27, 2022
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  • Gustav W
    2 contributions
    We spontaneously book a trip the day before our tour. Dipesh was a great guide and answered all our questions and showed us around Kathmandu in a very, very good way!

    Would recommend the trip to everyone!
    Written November 26, 2022
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  • Denver S
    Paranaque, Philippines39 contributions
    Bhim once again is the assigned tour guide and Ravi is the driver. Both gentlemen were on time and we arrived to Nagarkot as expected. Bhim explained to me the Himalayan range and glad that it was not cloudy that day. The attached picture is the closest view you can see the Himalayan Range. Bhaktapur on the other side is the highlight as it shows the very rich in culture. If you’re into street photography, this is the place to be. Thank you Bhim for showing me around.
    Written November 23, 2022
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  • Joe F
    4 contributions
    We had a great tour with Shanti as our guide. She was knowledgeable about all the sites. We got to see the Royal Kumari, too. Great day. Thank you.
    Written November 17, 2022
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  • Steven S
    1 contribution
    The views from the Chandragairi hills of the Kathmandu Valley were amazing. We ate lunch on the top of the hill and it was surprisingly good. We had a great view of some of the Mountains, unfortunately the sky was not clear enough to see Mt Everest. Our guide Shanti Karki was extremely knowledgeable and concerned about our comfort. Strongly recommend the tour and Shanti.
    Written November 19, 2022
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  • M123120
    New York City, NY20 contributions
    Ram is an excellent guide. We enjoyed our tour of UNESCO sites and recommend it and Ram for a good introduction to historical/religious sites in Kathmandu
    Written November 7, 2022
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  • chae
    Geneva, Switzerland3 contributions
    Great tour! I was looking for a half day tour, not too long, and a light one to do. I had some time left in kathmandu after my trek. This trip was the best that I could've chosen. We visited the two cities with my guide who was very kind and eager to explain as well as to answer any questions I had. The trip finished at 3-4pm.
    Written November 27, 2022
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  • FrequentFlier560457
    Oslo, Norway6 contributions
    I went to Dakshinkali, Pharping and Kirtipur with my guide Prava. I went on three different day trips in Kathmandu, and this was, by far, the best and most interesting daytrip. If you want to experience something a little bit different and less touristy, I would recommend this trip.
    The first stop was Dakshinkali temple. I was a little concerned, since I know they do animal offerings there, but when I was there they were only offering two chickens, so there was no visible blood in the river. And the offerings are carried out in a room behind the temple, som you don't see it. After visiting the temple we passed by a local market, where my guide bought some fruits for me to taste. I also tried some local snacks she recommended, that I really enjoyed.
    After Dakshinkali, we visited some Buddhist monasteries, Asura Cave and another meditation cave. I didn't quite know what to do, but my guide showed me how to worship and how to meditate at these sights.
    After Pharping we went to Kirtipur, which was a really peaceful town with beautiful sights and views. We had lunch at a newari restuarant and had local food wich was amazing ( a little spicy).
    My guide was newari, so she had a lot of knowledge about the culture and also about the temples we visited, so I learned a lot.
    I had an amazing day with my guide Prava.
    Written October 18, 2022
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  • Yumi
    4 contributions
    Booked this tour with Shepard Holidays Nepal, they were quick and accommodating in responding to my queries. We were assigned to Ankita. Sunrise at Nagarkot was beautiful and hike to ChanguNarayan was abt 2-2.5hrs with some views and small village along the way. ChanguNarayan was unfortunately under construction when we were there. The downside of this tour (as mentioned by some other reviews) was that the guide wasn’t very informative and kept rushing us even though my mom has trouble hiking too fast. We were later told she’s just a trekking guide not tour guide, perhaps we had our expectations too high because all the other guides we had from other tours were amazing and very considerate. Overall this tour is not too bad, as long as you don’t expect too much from the guide.
    Written November 28, 2022
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  • MEG
    3 contributions
    A must do when visiting Kathmandu.
    My guide Dharma was wonderful as was our driver (I’m sorry I didn’t write down your name).
    He was early for my pickup and very polite and friendly.
    As a solo female traveller, I felt VERY SAFE, and kept checking on my well-being. Which was very kind. Lots of laughs and his knowledge is very impressive.
    We couldn’t see Everest or the mountain range as was cloudy in the distance at the top.
    As a foreigner the charge is USD$22 for the cable car. Your notes have to be PRISTINE. I had a $1 bill that had a minuscule corner fold maybe 3mm. It was not accepted. ( not fault of Dharma)
    Would highly recommend.
    Written October 9, 2022
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  • Lorrie D
    Brunswick, United States2 contributions
    We had Ray as our guide for the 7 UNESCO world heritage site tour. He was FANTASTIC. They were right on time to pick us up from the hotel, drove us around town to each site and had lunch with us. I couldn’t recommend this more. Ray was so knowledgeable and completely made our trip to Kathmandu.
    Written November 3, 2022
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  • Steven S
    1 contribution
    Just went on the sunrise view and hiking trip this morning and couldn’t have been more pleased with the incredible views and the fully local immersive experience! Our tour guide Shishir was extremely friendly and accommodating to every person in our group and his knowledge of the Kathmandu region and the entire Himalayan mountain range is unparalleled. Was extremely happy with the view we had from the fire tower during the sunrise portion of the trip; it was gorgeous seeing all of the colors line up I the sky right above the snow capped mountains and then see the sun actually peek right above the Himalayas when it finally rose; I took a million photos and will remember that view for a long time. The hike was also extremely interesting getting to see the local area, examine the local plants given our guide’s knowledge of the botany of the area, and hearing about the different valleys and mountains we could see. The temple was also beautiful and well worth the trip. Overall, was a great hike and I’d be sure to recommend it to anyone else coming to Kathmandu!
    Written November 24, 2022
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  • LCR
    3 contributions
    I did a beautiful and amazing trek in Nagarkot- Nepal! Beforehand, I met with the owner of Breakfree Adventures, Bahrat, and explained him the kind of trek I was looking for since it was my first time and I had limited time to do it. He was really nice and helpful. He organized a trek according to my needs. Everything was well planned and organized. My trekking guide, Krishna Hari Sapkota, was the best! I would highly recommend him as he was so respectful, knowledgeable, and human. We went at our own pace and had amazing conversations during the trek. I learned a lot about Nepalese culture with him. He made this experience very special to me and I will always keep the best memories of it.
    Written November 6, 2022
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  • Riya V
    1 contribution
    Rajan Dhakal was a great guide. He is very knowledgeable and told us a great deal about the history of Nepal. We were lucky enough to see the sunrise and throughly enjoyed the trip. The breakfast was great and our guide was lovely.

    Rajan was very patient and let us stop along the tour several times to capture photos.
    Written October 31, 2022
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  • Abhimagarwal
    2 contributions
    Amazing experience with the guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Showed us to all parts of the temple and the shopping areas.
    Written August 29, 2022
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