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Kathmandu Heritage Tour

Be introduced to Nepal's capital

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Breathe in Nepal's history and culture through a fascinating half-day trip

  • Take in the grandiose architecture of Nepal's Hindu and Buddhist temples and shrines

  • See one of Nepal's oldest Buddhist temples, the Swayambunath Stupa

  • To reach the temple, climb the 365-step staircase through a forest populated with monkeys

  • Learn about Nepal's political, religious and cultural heritage

  • Roam the UNESCO-listed Durbar Square, also known as Hanuman Dhoka Square

What We Love:

Uncover the wonders of Nepal in this day trip to two UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites. Explore Durbar Square, once the kingdom throne of the capital's rulers, and take in the ancient beauty of its numerous temples, shrines and idols. You'll also visit the Swayambunath Stupa, known as the most important Buddhist shrine in all of Nepal. Nicknamed Monkey Temple, the Stupa is situated atop a hillside that can be reached through a monkey-populated forest. Spend half a day getting to know this mountainous country through its rich, ancient history, as you thread landmark sites of religious and cultural landscape.

Activity Details

Duration
5-6 Hours

Language
EN/CN

Travelers
Min 1 Traveler(s)

Transport
Optional Hotel Pick Up

Confirmation
Instant

Refund
24 Hours Cancelation

Confirmation:

  • You will receive a confirmation email and voucher instantly after booking
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email

Inclusive Of:

  • Join-in tour
  • Professional guide
  • Light refreshments
  • Hotel transfers by rickshaw (optional)

Not Inclusive Of:

  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees to attractions (Durbar square RP750, Swayambhunath Stupa RP200, Natural History Museum RP200)

Itinerary:

  • 8:30am meet up at Electric Pagoda Cafe
  • Walk through the sheets from Thamel to Swayambunath Temple
  • Visit several temples including Swayambunath Temple
  • Visit Natural History Museum (not available on Saturdays)
  • Visit Durbar Square
  • 1:30pm approx. return to meeting point

Additional Information:

  • You can opt for a transfer service by rickshaw between your hotel and the meeting point for an additional surcharge of USD3 each way (per person)
  • This tour is available in both English and Chinese language. Please specify your preferred language at check out (a minimum of 2 guest is required for Chinese tours)

Insider Tips:

  • They say one of the most memorable ways to experience the Swayambunath Stupa is by making it up the long staircase en route to the temple, which cuts through a forested hillside. The steps number to 365, but don't be daunted – you'll have monkeys for company on the way up

How To Use

  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the tour date and time specified
  • If you have opted for the rickshaw transfer service, the operator will reconfirm the pick up time in advance. Please be at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before the scheduled pick up time

Meet Up Time and Location:

  • Meet up time: 8:30am
  • Meet up location: Electric Pagoda Cafe
  • Address: Saat Ghumti Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal. Please view exact location here

Cancelation

  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 24 hours prior to the activity

Reviews (1)

5
joanie***

Swayambhunath is also renowned as "Monkey Temple". It is a perfect place to see the entire Kathmandu valley and lots of monkeys playing around. Be careful while carrying your stuffs because they snatch your goods. Also this place is famous for meditation and one of the holy place for Buddhist as well as Hindus!

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