Starting Time: 09 am (Every Day)
Total Duration: 6 - 8 Hours
Starts From: Pashupatinath
Ends at: Kathmandu Durbar Square
Places to Visit: Pashupatinath Temple, Boudha Nath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square.
We have projected a daily sightseeing tour package inside Kathmandu city to cover some of the World Heritage Sites famous for cultural aspect. We have focused on religious places for Hindus and Buddhist in a single day tour. Our tour of Kathmandu city starts early in the morning after having breakfast and ends before the sunset. The tour covers the following places during our one day tour.
Pashupatinath Temple: One of the most important Hindu temple lies in the bank of holy Bagmati River to the central part of Kathmandu valley is listed as world heritage site by UNESCO. It is the major temple for Hindus. You will explore the temple area an get insight about the Hinduism and the ritual of Hindus during your visit.
Boudha Nath Stupa: It is consider as one of the oldest and largest stupa in Nepal. It is famous for its design. Buddhist people believe that without visiting Boudha Nath their life will be incomplete.
Swyambunath Stupa: This religious site is lies to the north west of Kathmandu valley is famous for sightseeing. Swyambhunath temple is also known as ‘Monkey Temple’ among foreigners. The hillock and the temple at the top made this area is an island in the urban area of Kathmandu. It is the best place for meditation, sightseeing and learning Buddhism.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: It is easy to spend hours wondering around Kathmandu Durbar Square. The historic building of famous kings, the house of the Living Goddess, the ferocious Kal Bhairab, the red monkey god, and hundreds of erotic carvings are a few examples of the sights at the Square. The buildings here are the greatest achievements of the Malla dynasty. ‘Kastha Mandap’ is the major attraction of this site which is built by a single tree. The name of the city Kathmandu is derived from this temple.
Kathmandu Day Tour Itinerary
- 09:00 am Drive to Pashupatinath temple area to start our day tour. You will explore this site for 2 hours.
- 11:00 am Drive to Boudha Nath Stupa, sightseeing and photo session for 2 hours.
- 13:00 pm Drive to Swyambhunath for sightseeing. Enjoy the area of Monkey temple and learn about Buddhism.
- 15:00 am Drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square area, the famous place for architecture and history of Nepal. You will enjoy by visiting museum, Palaces and temples. Your tour will ends here. You will be drive to hotel for overnight stay.
Trip Information Section
Eating is a big part of Holiday. Travelling with Mountain Mart Trek, you experience the vast array of wonderful food Nepalese, Chinese, Continental, Italian and several local cuisines. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic and each place special food during your trip. Mountain restaurant owner prefer not to order many dishes and waste food as they would like to cater more trekkers with limited food before run off stuck. Its a week or more days hard work to porters and caravans to bring food to these places. During this trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants en-route.
A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Private rooms are available in most Tea Houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted. There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually hassolar lighting.
Most teahouses now also have electricity for charging small appliances - mobile phones and cameras - and there may be a small charge for this.
Mountain Mart Trek provides unlimited chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All tea houses have mineral water and boiled water for trekkers upon additional cost. We discourage the purchase of Mineral water and bottled water while on the Trek as plastic bottles aredifficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem
Mountain Mart Trek offers you complementary route map and T-shirt
What to take
This is a very active trip, meaning you will be on the move most of the time, so pack as lightly as possible. We provide one porter for every two travellers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry 15 kgs per trekker means 30 kgs from 2 trekkers . Unnecessary luggage can left in Kathmandu Hotel and its absolutely free of cost. .
Important to note:
Please read the Checklist section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the year.