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Private Full-Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Overview
Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur were once independent city-states in Nepal, now part of the same scenic, history-filled metropolis. Historic sights are spread throughout the sprawling city, but you can cover all of Kathmandu’s UNESCO-listed attractions during this in-depth, full-day tour. Get a first-hand peek at all three monument-filled Durbar Squares, with stops at hilltop temples, Hindu shrines, and medieval royal palaces. Entrance fees are at your expense.
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  • 1
    Swayambhunath Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Kathmandu Durbar Square
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Basantpur Dabali
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 4
    Taleju Temple
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 5
    Kumari Chowk
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 6
    Hanuman Dhoka
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 7
    Pashupatinath Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 8
    Pashupatinath Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 9
    The Crematoria
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 10
    Boudhanath Stupa
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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Highlights
  • Action-packed guided tour of Kathmandu's top heritage sites
  • Visit all UNESCO-listed attractions, and the city's three Durbar Squares
  • Cover the former medieval city-states of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan
  • See all the main landmarks in a single day, perfect for first-time visitors
What to Expect
Begin with convenient hotel pickup and head straight to Durbar Square for an insider’s look at the ornate, 16th-century royal residence. You also see Kathmandu’s one-of-a-kind Kumari, or living goddess. See all the city’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, hearing commentary from your private guide along the way and enjoying plenty of time to ask questions. Get a panoramic peek at the picturesque city from the hilltop temple of Swayambhunath before heading to Patan, a heritage hub famous for its well-preserved Newari and Malla temples. Perfect for first-time visitors or travelers short on time, the tour also covers the world’s most famous Hindu shrines and Kathmandu’s own “Little Tibet.”
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Important Information
Duration
7h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Private tour guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Swayambhunath Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Entry/Admission - Pashupatinath Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Boudhanath Stupa
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 1 people per booking is required
  • No age limit
  • Please expect to spend around the $10 USD for lunch purchased locally
  • Please note that there has been significant damage to some of the sites visited on this tour due to the earthquakes in April and May 2015
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Free to Change the date and time
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
23Reviews
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Savyyyy wrote a review Apr 2019
Hamburg, Germany2 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a great tour with Sudipa, a very friendly and well informed female guide. She has a good knowledge and answered all our questions. After all there’s so much to see and she taughed us also a lot about culture and the life in Kathmandu and Nepal. When we got tired she
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from himalayanrecreation, Public Relations Manager at Private Full-Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Responded 11 Aug 2019
Dear Savyyyy Greetings from Himalayan Recreation Treks Kathmandu, Nepal! Thank you so much for taking your time to write this review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed tour in here and satisfied with our guide's service. and it was our pleasure to operate your tour in Nepal. We hope to serve you again in the future. With Regards, Rubina shrestha Himalayan Recreation Treks & Family
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Aaron wrote a review Feb 2019
San Jose, California7 contributions
The guide was fine in the end, but they were over an hour late, and only came at all because my hotel called several times asking what had happened. When I called they claimed I had no booking. So I asked the hotel to help, they called and the tour operator claimed the car was
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from himalayanrecreation, Public Relations Manager at Private Full-Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Responded 11 Aug 2019
Dear aaron9 Greetings from Himalayan Recreation Treks Kathmandu, Nepal! Thank you so much for writing this review. We are really sorry about that. We will definitely try our best to improve our services in uncoming days. We hope to serve you gain in the future. With Regards, Rubina Shrestha Himalayan Recreation Treks & Family
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Ahzi19 wrote a review Feb 2019
Shanghai, China3 contributions2 helpful votes
This is the 2nd time that my tour guide is Jamuna. She is very knowledgeable about the heritage sites and communicates very well. She can answer all the things that interests me and made me curious of the things I see. She is also good in taking photographs and really finds a
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Response from himalayanrecreation, Public Relations Manager at Private Full-Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Responded 11 Aug 2019
Dear Ahzi19 Greetings from Himalayan Recreation Treks Kathmandu, Nepal! Thank you so much for writing this review. It was our pleasure to operate your tour. We are really delighted to hear that you are satisfied with our tour guide service. Thank you for choosing us. We hope to serve you again in future. With Regards, Rubina Shrestha Himalayan Recreation Treks & Family
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Tasha J wrote a review Jan 2019
15 contributions5 helpful votes
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We toured these highlights of Nepal with Jamuna. She was an excellent tour guide, very punctual, friendly, kind, informative, sociable and she took us to a lot of extra spots for shopping and for food that were all great experiences. We saw a live cremation ceremony, got to see
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from himalayanrecreation, Public Relations Manager at Private Full-Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Responded 11 Aug 2019
Dear Tasha J Greetings from Himalayan Recreation Treks Kathmandu, Nepal! Thank you so much for this review. It was a pleasure to organize a tour for you.We are very happy to hear that you are also happy with our guide's service and had enjoyed during this tour. Thank you for choosing us. With Regards, Rubina Shrestha Himalayan Recreation Treks & Family
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dieselfume wrote a review May 2018
9 contributions3 helpful votes
This was my first trip to Nepal. I am absolutely in love with Nepal and her people. I toured the city with a friend with Jamuna as our guide. She arrived ahead of schedule for our pick up. Politely waited for us to finish our breakfast and we were on our way. She was a lovely
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Response from himalayanrecreation, Public Relations Manager at Private Full-Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Responded 11 May 2018
Dear dieselfume Greetings from Himalayan Recreation treks Kathmandu Nepal! Thank you so much for writing this review & sharing your experience about Nepal. Since our main motto is to make our guest feel comfortable & provide the best service as we can So, we are delighted to hear all these positive comments from you. Also, Nepal is indeed a beautiful country filled with rich culture & tradition. We hope to serve you again in near future. With regards, Jyoti Maharjan Himalayan recreation treks & Family.
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Nagarkot Sunrise tour for family of 3
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Great experience
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Fun trip!
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Peter B
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Fascinating trip
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  • Duration: 7h
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