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

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Private Full-Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites
from USD $60.50
This full day private sightseeing tour takes you to Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage sites. Explore monuments that are considered some of the greatest achievements of the Malla dynasty. Appreciate the unique architecture of these famous sites and learn about the significance it plays in Nepalese history.
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In Brief

Kathmandu, Nepal
7 hours
Important InfoInfo
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Stop At: Swayambhunath Temple, Swayamhu Circle Road, Kathmandu 44620 Nepal

Get a panoramic peek at the picturesque city from the hilltop temple of Swayambhunath (Monkey temple), one of the popular places for visitors and main Buddhist sites in Nepal with over 3000 years history.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

Kathmandu 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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Basantpur Dabali, Freak St, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

Very old tourist centre of Kathmandu with beautiful Hindu temple.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Taleju Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 44800 Nepal

Taleju Bhawani is one of the most powerful goddesses and is also regarded as the clan goddess of the Malla kings who ruled Nepal from the 12th to the 18th century because of which the temple of the goddess is present in three major cities, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. The goddess has four heads and ten arms and the three temples have the golden statues and metal work depicting the goddess. The temples accommodate the shrines of both the goddesses Taleju Bhawani and Living Goddess Kumari.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kumari Chowk, Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

this fascinating palace is home to a virgin girl who is worshipped as the goddess Durga in human form. She can sometimes be glimpsed at her windows.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hanuman Dhoka, Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

Real monkeys live in this square, built to honor the mischievous and courageous monkey god Hanuman inside the Kathmandu Durbar Square,.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Pashupatinath Temple, Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

Main Hindu sites

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pashupatinath Temple, Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

Pashupatinath Temple Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world and lies 5 km east of the city centre. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Crematoria, Bagmati River, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

This place is on constant action, reminds me a lot of India but with more reverence and less hype. Pashupatinath entrance fees work here.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Boudhanath Stupa, Boudh, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

Boudhanath Later visit Boudhanath, the 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going around the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

Main tourist area.

Pass By: Garden of Dreams, Kathmandu 44601 Nepal

The Garden of Dreams, a neo classical historical garden, is situated in the midst of Kathmandu city, Nepal. The Garden's design has much in common with formal European gardens: paved perimeter paths

Pass By: Himalayan Recreation - Day Tours, Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

Best Kathmandu tour operator in Nepal with more than 20 years experience.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Private tour guide
  • Transport by private vehicle


  • 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

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up service offer from customers hotel or airport in Kathmandu valley

Additional Information

  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.38 out of 5 based on the last 13 recent reviews

Learned a lot. Krishna was very accommodating fluent in English language just need to talk slower. He knows the subject matter really well. Hard working
• Submitted 07 Feb 2020
We had such a great time with Krishna as we went around the gems of Kathmandu. He made sure that we were comfortable and safe. Highly recommending this tour. Thank you Krishna for a wonderful experience!
• Submitted 21 Jan 2020
We liked the tour and thought it was value for money. The guide was well informed and very polite Thanks
• Submitted 06 Jan 2020
Everything you could want to see in Kathmandu in one day! Our tour guide Jamuna was amazing! She was very informative and helpful. She catered the tour to what we wanted and stood in touch with us throughout our entire trip in Nepal to see if we needed anything. If you book this tour I would highly recommend asking for her!
• Submitted 07 Aug 2018
A great tour to all the major UNESCO sites in Kathmandu! My guide was very knowledgable and fun to travel with. I highly recommend this tour for covering a lot in a short period of time.
• Submitted 13 May 2018
We had an excellent guide who very accurately judged the pace and content we required. She was knowledgeable about the sites and their history, gave us interesting information about life in Nepal, and had excellent English. She was personable and gentle in her manner. We would highly recommend her as a tour guide.
• Submitted 25 Oct 2017
Loved this day! Our guide Janina was very knowledgable, patient (we take tons of pictures), and kind. The day is a sensory bonanza because there is so much color, beauty and significance in the places we visited. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 24 Oct 2017
SuJan was a great guide. Extremely knowledgeable. Very patience and accommodating. Was a full day packed of all kinds of experiences. Definitely highly recommended.
• Submitted 31 Mar 2017
This tour is jammed packed with all of the historic and cultural sights that you would want to see in the Kathmandu area. And no mandatory shopping trips. The 3 Durbar Squares, Bhaktpur, Patan, and Kathmandu, were all well worth seeing, displaying a medieval architecture unlike any I have seen outside Nepal. Patan has a small museum, so you can see what filled the palaces and temples. And these pieces were well worth seeing for their beauty and craftsmanship. Astonishingly enough, at Kumari Chowk , Kathmandu Durbar Sq, the Kumari herself made an appearance at the window. There were only a handful of us present, and we were all awestruck. How does one react in the presence of a living goddess? All of the sights were beautiful and inspirational. For me, the most impressive sight was the Pashupatinath Temple. This is also known as the crematorium. It may sound morbid or gross, but in the presence of people caring for, and venerating their dead, I felt an empathy for the mourners, and a glimpse of something sacred in their lives. I want to commend our driver and guide, who did valiant work battling the local traffic, and were thoughtful and flexible to our wishes. The guide answered many questions for us, not just about the sights, but about the life and culture in Nepal.
• Submitted 03 Feb 2017
So I feel a bit conflicted giving this tour a 4 star rating. Everything was awesome and the tour guide was the best, super helpful and very kind. We got to see so much in one day, I know that there was no way we would have been able to accomplish so much on our own. The only downside that prevents me from giving it a 5 star rating is that we were caught a little bit off guard by the cost of entry fees. We were a bit on a budget and already paying 110 dollars each for the tour, it was a bit of a ding to our wallets when we realized that we had to pay 10 and 15 for most of the sites one was only 2.50. We spent a total of about 60 on entrance fees. If the total cost for those fees had been clear from the beginning as in before we booked anything, we would have been a bit less shocked and not so thrown off. Anyhow, besides that it was definitely worth it. So only suggestion: list the cost of entrance fees in the description or at least an estimate so that folks can plan accordingly. Thanks so much!
• Submitted 26 Jun 2017
It was fine. A bit flexible, especially to eliminate spots that were farther out of the city. Some of the sites were damaged from the 2015 earthquake, which was not the fault of the tour company.
• Submitted 15 Oct 2017
The guide was uninformed
• Submitted 26 Dec 2016
We visited the 5 of the 6 unesco sites in Kathmandu. We were tired and jet-lagged and had one day in the city, so the tour filled the day, and we choose to skip the last site. The tour guide spoke English well enough, but didn't really help us understand the significance of each site. The tour price was already high and we had to pay and additional 10 to 15 per person to enter each site. Plus we had to buy the tour guide lunch very small amount and tip the tour guide and driver. The clutch of the car that we were using went out and we had to walk about 1 km to one site. We probably could have done better by reading a tourist book on Kathmandu and hiring a driver for the day through the hotel.
• Submitted 08 Aug 2017