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Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur) Tours and Activities

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The heart of Kathmandu, the Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur) is a vibrant public square was once the Kathmandu Kingdom royal residence. It has one of the world’s highest concentrations of well-preserved ancient buildings, making for a stunning open-air museum. Although the square was damaged during the 2015 earthquakes, there is still an array of architectural gems to see.

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Seven World Heritage Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley

Seven World Heritage Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley

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Kathmandu’s top sights are spread throughout the sprawling capital, meaning most visitors end up missing key attractions. On this action-packed day tour, you’ll cover all of the region’s UNESCO-listed highlights. Travel in a comfortable private car between locations in the city, with a private guide on-hand to supply information and background. You’ll also enjoy lunch in stunning Bhaktapur and venture to Changu Narayan, the oldest temple in the Kathmandu Valley.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$175.00
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US$175.00
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Private Full-Day Tour With Nagarkot Sunrise and Bhaktapur From Kathmandu

Private Full-Day Tour With Nagarkot Sunrise and Bhaktapur From Kathmandu

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Take a full-day private tour that combines the sunrise viewing at Nagarkot with a sightseeing trip to Bhaktapur—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rise early to depart from Kathmandu and reach high altitude Nagarkot in time to watch the sun rise over the Himalayas. Continue to Bhaktapur after breakfast and visit top attractions in the culture-rich city, including Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapole Temple, Dattatreya Temple, and 55 Window Palace. Your tour includes breakfast, private guide and vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$55.00
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US$55.00
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Private Full-Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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

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Take in Nepal's rich heritage on a private full-day tour of several UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley. Your private guide takes you to the Durbar Squares, Swayambhunath Temple (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple and more. Learn about the history and significance of each place as you explore the Buddhist and Hindu sacred sites with your guide. Includes private guide and vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Kathmandu. Entrance fees are at your expense.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$55.00
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US$55.00
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Kathmandu Full Day Tour

Kathmandu Full Day Tour

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This small-group sightseeing tour of Kathmandu includes several prominent religious monuments. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in front of the old royal palace, and learn about the former Kathmandu Kingdom from your professional guide. Continue on to see the Tibetan Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath and visit Pashupatinath Temple—a shrine that honors Lord Shiva—both sacred sites designated by UNESCO. Finish at the imposing Bouddhanath stupa, the largest in Kathmandu Valley.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.00
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US$80.00

3-Day All Inclusive Chitwan Safari Tour from Kathmandu

3-Day All Inclusive Chitwan Safari Tour from Kathmandu

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Nepal may be best known for its mountains, but it’s also home to some of the world’s finest jungles. Head to Chitwan National Park—and try your luck tiger-spotting—on this VIP private tour, with includes four-star accommodation and freshly prepared meals. Explore the nature reserve by foot, jeep safari, and boat, and get a peek at crocodiles and rhinos. You’ll also meet with local communities in a Tharu village.
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  • 3 days
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US$190.00
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US$190.00
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Cultural highlights round trip Nepal in 10 days

Cultural highlights round trip Nepal in 10 days

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Save yourself days of advance planning by opting for a 10-day tour of Nepal, during which your guide takes care of transfers, accommodation, and all activities. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour allows you to overcome the language barrier and reveals a local side of Nepal that most first-time visitors miss.
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  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$973.08
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Annapurna Poon Hill Trek Package in Nepal Himalayas

Annapurna Poon Hill Trek Package in Nepal Himalayas

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Embark on one of Nepal’s most iconic expeditions—without the hassle of planning your own trek—during this multi-day, guided hike to Poon Hill. Venture deep into remote and stunning locations, from mountaintop stone villages to lush rhododendron forests, ending with a sunrise panorama over the famous Annapurna chain. Tours include round-trip transportation from Kathmandu, three tasty meals a day, and comfortable overnights.
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  • 6 days
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US$599.00
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US$599.00
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Kathmandu World Heritage Full Day Culture Tour

Kathmandu World Heritage Full Day Culture Tour

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On this private tour of the Kathmandu Valley you’ll discover four UNESCO World Heritage sites in one day: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupati Temple. Explore these landmarks with your own personal guide who describes the religious, historical and cultural significance of each location. A perfect introduction for first-time visitors to Nepal, this full-day trip offers a fantastic overview including round-trip hotel transport in the comfort of a private vehicle.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$120.00
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US$120.00
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5-Day Himalayas Trek: Mt Everest Region with Round-Trip Flights from Kathmandu

5-Day Himalayas Trek: Mt Everest Region with Round-Trip Flights from Kathmandu

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For fit and adventurous travelers, this Everest-area tour provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, then trek with an experienced guide for a memorable four days in the Himalayas. Enjoy panoramic views of Mt Everest, and stay overnight at teahouses in the villages of Phakding, Namche Bazaar and tiny Monjo. Be prepared to cross fast-flowing rivers, make the ascent to the world's highest hotel and experience the majestic Himalayas with a small-group limited to 12 people, allowing for personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1,133.00
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US$1,133.00
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Day Trip to Bhaktapur and Panauti from Kathmandu

Day Trip to Bhaktapur and Panauti from Kathmandu

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Ideally suited for travelers short on time, this enriching tour of Patan and Bhaktapur covers all the top highlights of both centuries-old former kingdoms. Discover the pinnacle of Newari architecture with a peek at traditional stone carvings and ancient Malla temples in two distinct, well-preserved city centers. Tours include a private guide, free time to shop for local handicrafts and comfortable, and round-trip transportation from your Kathmandu hotel.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$62.34
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US$62.34
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Seven World Heritage Day Tour in Kathmandu Nepal

Seven World Heritage Day Tour in Kathmandu Nepal

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Visit all seven of the Kathmandu Valley’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 12 hours on this action-packed tour. But, you won’t feel rushed as you’ll travel between each site in a comfortable private vehicle with a knowledgeable local guide. This convenient tour includes popular central sites—such as the Kathmandu Durbar Square and Pashupatinath Temple—as well as lesser-known ones, like Changu Narayan, on the green rural edge of the city.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$180.00
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US$180.00
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Nepal Classic Tour

Nepal Classic Tour

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First-time travelers to Nepal will love this comprehensive tour that includes a range of different sights and experiences. Starting in the capital Kathmandu, you’ll spend 12 days learning about Nepal’s diverse cultures, seeing beautiful hill and mountain vistas, and even getting up close with jungle wildlife. This is an ideal tour for groups (such as families) with different interests, as there will be something to please everyone.
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  • 12 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,200.00
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US$1,200.00

Incredible Nepal with Pokhara and Nagarkot Tour

Incredible Nepal with Pokhara and Nagarkot Tour

Discover all that Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Nagarkot have to offer on a 6-night tour of Nepal. This excursion is perfect for travelers who want to skip exhausting planning and focus on the adventure. Forget combing through hotel reviews and bus timetables, as six nights of accommodation and all transportation is included. Highlights of the tour include include Annapurna, the Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake, and spectacular views of the Himalayas.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$898.00
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US$898.00
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Everest Base Camp trek 13 days

Everest Base Camp trek 13 days

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Experience the stunning mountain views of Sagarmatha national park on a 13 days challenging Everest base camp trek. Get the most out of the trek by discovering the mountains, glaciers, lakes, vegetations and wildlife symbolic to this park. Our guide will enrich you with interesting geographic and biodiversity details during the trek. Enjoy the warm Nepalese hospitality in the Sherpa villages that empowers you to conquer the high altitudes. Rejoice yourself with the spirit of adventure. Join the most rewarding trekking trip on the planet. Early morning climbing Kalapathar 5550m will give you opportunity to have breathtaking view of world's tallest mountain Everest 8848 m and more.
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  • 13 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,066.67
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US$1,066.67

Best Nepal Tour Package

Best Nepal Tour Package

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Explore both Pokhara and Nepal over the course of six days on this private tour. Planning a multi-day excursion like this one may be logistically challenging; booking this package means everything is arranged for you. You can just enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of Nepal and listen to guided commentary as you explore. A private tour promises personalized attention, a flexible itinerary, and the chance to ask questions.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$419.34
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US$419.34
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Local Bazaar Walking Tour in Kathmandu with Professional Guide

Local Bazaar Walking Tour in Kathmandu with Professional Guide

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Gain a deeper understanding of Nepal's history and culture on a private 3-hour walking tour of old Kathmandu. Stroll through the market squares of Asan Bazaar and Indra Chowk Bazaar with your own personal guide and admire the impressive architecture of the old mansions. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and see the royal palace, known as the Hanuman Dhoka. You’ll join locals for a traditional Nepali lunch before continuing on foot down narrow alleyways. Round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle is included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$71.00
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US$71.00
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Private Full-Day Tour of Three Durbar Squares in Kathmandu Valley

Private Full-Day Tour of Three Durbar Squares in Kathmandu Valley

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Explore three UNESCO World Heritage Sites near Kathamndu on a private full-day tour with your own personal guide. Learn about Nepal's culture, religions, and architecure as you visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Take in stunning temples, palaces, and carvings in wood and stone that were crafted by Newar artisans several centuries ago, and hear how the 2015 earthquake affected the region. Includes private guide and vehicle, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Kathmandu Valley.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$80.00
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US$80.00
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How to spend 3 days in Kathmandu Nepal

How to spend 3 days in Kathmandu Nepal

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This 3-day trip package will involve the sight seeing in the six out of ten-world heritage site of Nepal which is all situated in Kathmandu Valley. Here you will experience the pleasure of hiking, the bird’s eye view of the famous mountain ranges like Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Everest, a sweet melodious sun-rise and cultural, religious and architectural beauty. Your journey begins from the very airport from where you will be picked up where you will observe locals enjoying themselves and also monkeys living their life to the fullest. Next is the sunrise from the most popular hill station with view of whole Kathmandu valley and eight mountain ranges. This easy 3-day trip ends rather religiously mixing up the Hindu and Buddhist religions i.e. the most important and sacred place to the people of these religions.
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  • 3 days
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US$720.00
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US$720.00

One Day Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Tour

One Day Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Tour

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Discover four of Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a private sightseeing tour. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and the Boudhanath stupa over the course of the day. Learn about the cultural significance of each place as well as their histories from your tour guide and leave Nepal with a newfound appreciation for Hindu and Buddhist culture.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$83.00
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US$83.00
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Private Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour Including Lunch

Private Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour Including Lunch

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Ideal for first-time visitors or travelers short on time, this action-packed VIP tours hits the highlights of Kathmandu, topped off with a savory Nepali lunch. Dig into your meal overlooking the largest Buddhist stupa in the world, and tick off UNESCO-listed heritage sites like the palace-packed Durbar Square and the sprawling Hindu temple complex of Pashupati. Tours include entrance fees and private hotel pickup.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$94.00
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US$94.00

Kathmandu Evening Tour by Rickshaw Including Durbar Square

Kathmandu Evening Tour by Rickshaw Including Durbar Square

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Immerse yourself in the daily rhythms and colorful atmosphere of Kathmandu during this guided rickshaw ride. Begin your trip in the tourist district of Thamel as your guide pedals past the area’s busy market place and bustling squares, heading towards Durbar Square. Then hop off your rickshaw to wander on foot, observing the gorgeous early-evening light as it silhouettes the city’s temples and the nocturnal glow of Kathmandu’s lively nightlife begins to stir. Your rickshaw ride also includes the entrance fee at Durbar Square.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$47.54
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US$47.54
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Full Day Kathmandu City Tour

Full Day Kathmandu City Tour

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Combine the freedom of independent travel with the expertise of your own personal art historian on this private Kathmandu tour. Check off the city’s four big-ticket attractions—Durbar Square and the temples of Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath—as your guide explains their rich history and meaning. Tour includes door-to-door round-trip transfers.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.00
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US$50.00
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6 Days Panoramic Yoga Trek

6 Days Panoramic Yoga Trek

This one of the broadest Majestic possible views of the Himalaya, with eight ranges visible, as the mountains are notorious for disappearing behind cloudy skies. The best viewing seasons are October to December and March to April as well as all season. Your first destination is Chisapani where you will be enjoying the real boon of nature being away from the clamor of city and your interaction with the villagers will add another experience. Nagarkot is second destination at an altitude of 2175m. It is 7 hours walking from Chisapani to Nagarkot. The sunrise viewed from this hill present you the ever-refreshing memory of the majestic panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges from Dhulikhel is your next destination. It takes 5 hours walking from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel. Treading along the unexplored trails of Dhulikhel can be very exhilarating and enriching experience. After that, you will one hour and 30 minutes drive back to Kathmandu.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$586.67
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US$586.67

Kathmandu City Sightseeing Private Day Tour

Kathmandu City Sightseeing Private Day Tour

On this full-day, private day tour, you’ll cover the top historical and religious highlights in Kathmandu. Get a peek at centuries-old Newari shrines and palaces in history-packed Durbar Square, enjoy panoramic city views from the hilltop temple of Swayambhunath, wander around the iconic stupa of Boudhanath, and visit the sprawling pilgrimage site in honor of the god Shiva, Pashupatinath Temple.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$70.00
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US$70.00
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur) costs USD 10.26. Guided Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur) tours start around USD 10.26 per person. See all 437 Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur) tickets and tours on Viator.
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