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PriceStarting From US$34

Kathmandu Half-Day Tour

Choose-your-own-adventure with this simple half-day tour in Kathmandu by picking two sightseeing areas with a local guide traveling by private car.

  • An ancient city Patan is called “City of Beauty”
  • Boudhanath, the largest pagoda in Nepal
  • Durbar Square in Kathmandu

日程 Schedule

  Place Itinerary
1 Kathmandu

According to your preference, you can start in the morning or the afternoon. 

Meet at a place you designate in Kathmandu (Note 1).

Select your two desired locations for sightseeing2 all are one of the 8 World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley. The closest and most popular sights to choose from are:

【Boudhanath / Pashupatinath Temple / Patan / Swayambhunath Stupa / Durbar Square】
The tour ends with the car dropping you at a pre-determined location or at your hotel
Estimated tour time: About 3-4 hours. No Meals Included

料金 Price

01/SEP/2019 ~ 31/AUG/2020

●One person : US$68
(using a sedan type car) ●Two people : US$34
(using a sedan type car)
[Price is inclusive of]
Private car / a tour guide / Taxes
[Price is exclusive of]
Tips to the guide and driver/ Entrance fees for the monuments mentioned in the itinerary / Personal expenses (drinks, phone calls etc.)

Note 1: An extra charge is applicable for starting the tour at the airport.
※The sites you visit are flexible but the overall tour is scheduled to last for 3-4 hours. Please enquire with us for details about the entrance fees or taxes.
※If you travel in a group of three or more, a wagon should be used and we can offer an estimate based on your group and sight preferences.
※Above mentioned prices are for one person.

●There are the amazing sights to choose from! With your limited time, pick the places that interest you the most, with the following highlights of the Valley's World Heritage Sites.

【The Sacred Boudhanath】

Located just 7 km east of town, Boudhanath is sacred to Tibetan Buddhism with the acclaimed largest pagoda of South Asia. Serving as a resting place for wary travelers and merchants along the ancient trade route with Tibet, the temple is a place for offering prayers for safety for upcoming journeys and upon their return, prayers of appreciation are offered after their long journeys.

  • The Sacred Tibetan Pagoda of Boudhanath

  • Buddhist worshippers on Pilgrimage (kora in Tibetan)


【Hindu Temple Pashupatinath, worshiping Shiva the Destroyer】

Located 5 km east of the main town, Pashupatinath is Nepal's largest Hindu temple where Shiva one of the main Gods, is worshiped. The temple is located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River, one of the tributaries of the Ganges River. and during the special holiday of Shiva's birthday (Shivaratri) worshipers from around India and Nepal will be overflowing at this temple (one of the 4 largest temples in the Indian Subcontinent).

  • Pashupatinath Temple from the riverside

  • Offering Memorial Prayers at a Cremation Ceremony


【The ancient city Patan】

Located to the south, Patan is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley and is separated from Kathmandu by the Bagmati River . It is said King Asoka built the town in the year of 299 AD. Also known as "Lalitpur (The City of Beauty)" this city is very beautiful and quaint. The historic nature of the city is deeply rooted with what is said are King Asoka's stupas that still exist since 3rd century BC on all sides of the town.

  • A girl turning a Mani wheel (at a corner in Patan)

  • Vishwanath Temple


【Swayambhunath Stupa, revered by both Buddhists and Hindus】

Located 2km away from the center of the city, Swayambhunath Stupa looks over the cityscape. The myth of the creation of the temple is a story that starts when the entire valley was still a lake called Swayambhu. A holy man, Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom and learning had a vision of the lotus growing in the lake and went to worship it. He is said to have cut a gorge which drained the water and exposed the valley which is now what we know as Kathmandu. This pagoda is said to have a 2,000-year history and is considered to be one of the most sublime pagodas.

  • Swayambhunath Stupa Buddhist Temple

  • View of the Kathmandu Valley below


【Kathmandu Durbar Square, the old Royal Palace】

Durbar (which means 'Royal Square or Court') was the center of the Kingdom of Kathmandu during the era of King Ratna Malla but the history of the area dates back to 3rd Century AD. Since King Malla's reign, various kings competed for the beauty of decoration of the Buildings. With 20 or more temples lining the square and all built over many years, show the variety of architecture. There are countless points of interest including Kumari's hall, where the living goddess is worshiped.

  • People gathering in Durbar Square

  • Hall of the living goddess Kumari