Half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and Swoyambhunath
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Excursions & day trips

Half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and Swoyambhunath

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 4 hours to 5 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See the capital of the Kingdom of Nepal. Kathmandu
  • Visit Durbar Square with its array of temples and monuments
  • Learn about the history of Nepal at Swoyambhunath, which is the most ancient and enigmatic of the Valley’s holy shrines
What to expect

You will start the tour by visiting Kathmandu city, known as Kantipur, the capital of the Kingdom of Nepal. Here you will visit the temple of the Living Goddess Kumari, who acknowledges the greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. Then you will see Kasthamandap, a shrine which name inspires the city to be named Kathmandu. Next, you will visit Durbar Square with its array of temples and monuments followed by a visit to Hanuman Dhoka Royal Palace. Many of these palaces and monuments are covered by scaffolding as retrofitting and renovation works are going on.

You will then continue to Swoyambhunath, which is the most ancient and enigmatic of the Valley’s holy shrines. The golden spired stupa of Swoyambhunath tops a wooded hillock with records of its history date as far as the 5th century, but its origins are believed to be older. It is the Kathmandu Valley’s most sacred Buddhist shrine and whilst its worshippers include the Vajrayana Buddhists of northern Nepal and Tibet, Newari Buddhists the original residents of the Kathmandu Valley are the most fervent devotees.

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What's included
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • English speaking local guide
  • Entrance fee
What's not included
  • Tips
Reduced price
  • Child (6-11 years)
Where

Pick-up from your hotel in Khatmandu. The pick-up is only from city hotels (within 10km) and if guests wish to be picked up in the outskirts there will be a supplement to be paid on site.

Meeting point:

During booking, you will be asked to provide your pick-up address. Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator whose contact information can be found in the voucher after booking.

What to remember
  • Children below 6 years old are not allowed to join this tour
  • Comfortable clothing is suggested
  • Bring your own water bottle, sunglasses, and caps
  • Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with our local partner. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
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When
  • Daily
  • Pick-up starts from 9.00am
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Provider
Le Passage to India Tours and Travels Private Limited
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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