If you have less time to spare – perhaps before or after your trek Kathmandu and Nagarkot tour might be just an ideal to see some of the countries sites – we can take you to the main sights in Kathmandu. Also up to Nagarkot, the viewpoint for the Langtang Range and other mountains. Kathmandu has a wide variety of exciting places to visit. The heritage of the city is overall Newari – the original inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley. But there are several Rana Palaces from the 18 th and 19 th centuries that might be interesting to some of you. Since Kathmandu is made up of the three ancient towns of Patan, Kathmandu, and Bhaktapur, there are naturally three Durbar (or palace) Squares. All three squares are full of ancient temples and are both similar to each other and every different! Unfortunately, all three were severely affected by the 2015 earthquake. Some of the temples are under reconstruction or repair. As you might be aware, Nepal has both Hindus and Buddhists living here. The temple complex of Pashupatinath houses the holiest Hindu temple, which non-Hindus Cannot enter. However, you can view the burning ghats and soak up the atmosphere of the complex.
On the other hand, just a little along the road, Boudhanath houses the largest Buddhist stupa in the country. Here it is a bit like being in a little Tibet. You can witness many Tibetan origin people doing kora around the stupa, particularly in the early morning and early evening. Since the original Newari inhabitants combined both Hinduism and Buddhism into their daily lives, the stupa at Swayambhunath reflects both. Leaving the city behind we can drive up to Nagarkot to see the spectacular vista of the Langtang Range. Sunrise is particularly stunning. There is a lot more to do in Kathmandu. We can visit the surrounding areas like shopping, bar hopping in the tourist area of Thamel, etc. Further, we can explore the narrow winding streets in the old town, visiting Baber Mahal, the majestic palaces of the Rana era, etc.
What we have outlined here is a two or three-day trip, but your stay in Kathmandu can be as long or short as the time you have available. And as varied as your interests. Please ask us!
The Cost Includes
- Full day Kathmandu city tour by private car
- One night hotel in Nagarkot with breakfast
- 3 days tour guide with his salary, food, and accommodation
- Necessary transportation by private vehicles as per the itinerary
- Government taxes
The Cost Excludes
- Entrance fee in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur during a city tour
- Personal Expenses
- Tip and Donation
After breakfast in the morning within next hour, we will move for Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour which covers five different places. including
* Pashupatinath * Bouddhanath * Swoyambhunath * Kathmandu Durbar Square & * Patan Durbar Square. Regardless of time span one is free to explore all above mention taking entire days, but in general to cover this all area in a general way takes around five to six hour, Cultural dinner during evening time in Thamel. Overnight stay in Thamel
Free morning and later on around mid-afternoon drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot via Bhaktapur Durbar Square, one epic durbar square in a valley with famous pottery square, Nyatapol square & Datrataya square within the entire area of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. After exploring Bhaktapur we will drive up toward Nagarkot for evening sunset.
Next day amazing sunrise over Langtang Himalayan Ranges and delicious breakfast we drive down all the way down to the valley of Bhaktapur and leaving apart the main trail back to Kathmandu traverse right and explore Changunarayan Temple, dated oldest temple in the history of Nepal. After temple drives back to Kathmandu or directly to International Airport for final departure.
Frequently asked QuestionExpand/Close
Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. After you arrive to Nepal the first place you will visit or stay is in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu is famous for ancient art, architecture and its history. We will be visiting Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddha Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Dubar Square, etc.
Yes, you can travel solo. The tour is really easy and the facilities and services are easily accessible as compared to the other cities in Nepal.
Bhaktapur is 15.8 km away from Kathmandu and takes 37 minutes to drive from Kathmandu.
Bhaktapur is also famous for its ancient craft. One can visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Natapol, 55 windows palace, Yamaraya Souvenir shop, have the tasty and famous yogurt of Nepal, and so forth.
Nagarkot is 27.4 km away from Kathmandu and takes 1 hour 13 minutes drive from Kathmandu.
Nagarkot Everest View Paragliding, Nagarkot View Point Tower, Nagarkot Buddha Peace Garden Hiking Trail, Yoga, and Pilates, etc can be done in Nagarkot.
The accommodation will be in 3-star hotels and if you can afford more than 3 stars can also be provided.
The entrance fee for the World Heritage site in Kathmandu is Pasupatinath Temple NPR 1000, Patan Durbar Square NPR 1000, Bouddhanath Stupa NPR 400, Swayambhunath Temple NPR 200, Kathmandu Durbar Square NPR 1000.