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Everest base camp Landing Helicopter Tour

Live out the dream of visiting Mt. Everest's base camp with this half-day helicopter tour from Kathmandu. If you're not the climbing type or just don't have a ton of time in Nepal, this tour allows you to see the majesty of Everest or Kalapathar in just a short half-day. Learn about the history and geology of the region through guided commentary and get unparalleled photo opportunities from the windows of the helicopter.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$1,375.00
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Landing Everest base camp by Helicopter

Walking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal takes as long as two weeks, but on this convenient helicopter tour you can cut out all the hard work and fly straight there. As well as seeing the incredible rocky and icy landscape surrounding Everest, you will enjoy views of remote villages and lush farmland along the way. This is an ideal tour for travelers short on time, or those with mobility issues, who don’t want to miss out on seeing Everest while visiting Nepal.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,300.00
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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour (on group sharing)

Ditch the hassle of trekking to Everest Base Camp and embark on a shared helicopter tour to see the magnificent Himalayas. Fly from Kathmandu towards Lukla, the gateway to Everest, and take in the views of the towering peaks, including Mount Everest. Spend a few minutes on the ground at each location to admire the views before heading back to the capital after more than three hours of flying.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,299.00
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Kathmandu City Tour | Sightseeing Day Tour of Kathmandu City

Visit four of Kathmandu's top attractions on a private half-day tour. Start by traveling in your comfortable private vehicle from your hotel to the traditional heart of the medieval town, Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Watch the monkeys frolic around another heritage site, Swayambhunath Temple, and take in the sacred prayer wheels and incense. Pashupatinath Temple comes next, followed by Bodhnath Stupa, which has roots going back to 600 AD. Hear informative commentary from your guide throughout the day on this comprehensive tour.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.00
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Chandragiri Cable Car Tour - Best tours in Kathmandu

There’s no need to worry about transport with this convenient package that includes not only tickets for the Chandragiri cable car but door-to-door private transfers and guiding. Soar above the jungle to the peak of Chandragiri Hill, then watch worshippers at the temple, take in activities at the amphitheater, soak up sweeping views of the Himalayas, or visit the restaurant.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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Pharping, Dakshinkali and Chobar Day Tour

Pharping,19 km south of Kathmandu in Nepal, is known as the sacred site of Yangleshö, famous for both Hinduism and Buddhism where Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rimpoche, known as lotus born God who spread Tibetan Buddhism in Tibeat) attained the level of Mahamudra vidyadhara. Other important religious sites are Vajrayogini temple, Shesnarayan temple, Gorakhnath temple and self-arising Ganesh near Asura Cave. Further south lays Dakshinkali temple, the temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. The name itself composed of “Dakshin” meaning south and “kali” meaning “black female”. Devotees sacrifice chickens, goats, sheep and many more as an offering to the goddess. Dakshinkali is famous as a blood thirsty incarnation of goddess Parvati, consort of Shiva. According to Swayambhu Purana and legend, Kathmandu Valley was once a lake. It is believed that Buddhist deity Manjushree cut out the hill at this place, near Chobhar Ancient Hill Village and drained away the waters to establish a habitable land.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Half-Day Tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Temple

Combine two of Kathmandu's most famous attractions—the UNESCO-listed Durbar Square and the Swayambhunath Temple—on this half-day private tour. Benefit from personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace as you climb to the top of the temple's hill, which offers photo-worthy views of the Kathmandu Valley. Learn about the architectural style of Newar artists at Durbar and the multi-religion harmony at the temple through your guide's insightful commentary.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$32.00
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Bungamati & Khokana Village Day Trip from Kathmandu

Visit the Newari villages of Bungamati and Khokana on a day trip from Kathmandu. See traditional houses and experience a culture reminiscent of medieval times. Visit the Rato Machhendranath and Karya Binayak temples, and see master woodcarvers at work. Admire the traditional houses and centuries-old traditions of Bungamati and Khokana. Visit the Rato Machhendranath Temple, dating back to the 16th century. See the large, 3-storied temple to the goddess Shikali Mai that dominates the village of Khokana.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private half day Kirtipur with Newari food tasting trip

Kirtipur, located on a hill to the southwest of central Kathmandu is one of several ancient kingdoms in the Kathmandu Valley that were once independent, but now make up part of greater Kathmandu. Kirtipur is thought to be one of the oldest settlements in the valley. It’s a prime destination to learn about the Newar people, who are one of Nepal’s many distinct ethnic groups and the original inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley. Come to Kirtipur for exquisite architecture, hilltop temples, and sweeping city views. Wandering around its winding streets feels like walking through a traditional Nepali village, yet Kirtipur offers some of the finest views of sprawling Kathmandu and the hills and mountains beyond. It’s full of cobblestone streets, old brick houses with elaborately carved door and window frames, and multitiered pagodas. Many travelers don’t visit Kirtipur as part of Kathmandu trip, yet it’s worth visiting.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Patan Tour - Half Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Nestled just south of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu is the city of Patan. Known as the city of art, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is an incredible jewel. Once an independent kingdom, it features its own Durbar Square, ancient temples and the famed Patan Museum which features some of the finest examples of art in all of Nepal.  The Patan half day tour arrives in Patan Durbar Square by private car. The small group tours feature a highly professional guide who can explain the unique culture, religion and heritage of the city. Patan is also home to a large Buddhist community and there are many incredible stupas mixed in with Hindu art. It is about 4-hours tour including both ways transport time.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Patan and Bhaktapur sightseeing day tour with private guide and vehicle.

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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Everest Helicopter Tour (Seat Sharing Basis) !

Getting to Everest Base Camp normally takes a grueling, multi-day climb. But you’ll discover the most scenic locales in the Khumbu region while comfortably seated on this half-day, luxury helicopter tour. Rides include stops at sky-high Lukla and Kala Patter, one of the most famous summits in the region, plus a break for a hot, panoramic breakfast at the Everest View Hotel.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Day tour Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight with landing from Kathmandu

Discover the Himalayas by helicopter on a private 4-hour tour from Kathmandu. Complimentary land and air transportation from your hotel allows you to visit the Everest Base Camp and return to Kathmandu in time for lunch. Enjoy views of the mountains from your guaranteed window seat on the plane to Lulka Airport. Reach 17,700 feet (5,400 m) by helicopter, then explore Base Camp for an hour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$4,300.00
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Private Half-Day Tour of Boudhanath and Pashupatinath Temples in Kathmandu

Visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu on a half-day tour with your own private guide. Head first to Pashupatinath Temple, the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal, and observe temple activities from the banks of the Bagmati River. Next, view the historic Guhyeshwari Temple on your way to Boudhanath Stupa, a sacred place of Buddhist worship for both Nepalis and Tibetans. Your guide shares the history of each site and Nepal's spiritual traditions on a tour includes private vehicle, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kathmandu Half-Day Tour (Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa)

Cover two world-famous UNESCO-listed sites during this action-packed, half-day tour of Kathmandu. Perfect for first-time visitors or anyone short on time, the tour takes you by private car to two of Nepal’s holiest attractions: the sprawling Hindu complex of Pashupati, dedicated to Shiva, Nepal’s patron deity, and the largest Buddhist stupa in the world in Boudhanath. Choose from multiple departure times.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour | Everest Helicopter tour with landing

The trek to Everest Base Camp—starting-point for Everest summit expeditions—is a grueling 13-day trek across high-altitude ranges. But you’ll get there and back in a single day on this VIP helicopter tour, which takes you right to the foothills of the world’s tallest peak. Tours include live commentary from your pilot as you soar over the Himalayas, two photo stops, and trip discounts for groups.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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US$1,079.00
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Bhaktapur Old City Half-Day Tour

Travel with a knowledgeable guide on a half-day tour to Bhaktapur, an intriguing medieval city in the Kathmandu Valley. Once belonging to the Newar kingdom, the former capital of Nepal features ancient temples, palaces and artworks. Stroll the narrow pedestrian streets to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site situated in front of the royal palace. Explore the city's traditional neighborhoods, Nyatapola Temple, and Dattatreya Temple, with round-trip transport from Kathmandu.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Debate with a Monk at Kopan Monastery

Tour the highlights of Kathmandu’s Buddhist culture with a very special guide—a Buddhist lama, or monk. Various kinds of Buddhism are practiced in Nepal, and you’ll learn more about them on this enlightening monastery visit and walking tour. Experience a meditation session and discuss Buddhist philosophy at Kopan Monastery, then walk to and around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Boudhanath, sacred to Tibetan Buddhists.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$70.00
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Bhaktapur Sightseeing with Nagarkot Sunset Tour

Spare yourself the risks of self-drive or the hassles of negotiating with taxis and relax in your own private vehicle on this guided tour of Bhaktapur and Nagarkot. Explore the medieval wonders of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, then soak up panoramic sunset views of the Himalayas from the hill town of Nagarkot.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
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US$67.00
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Kathmandu Cycling Tour

Exploring the Kathmandu Valley by bike need not mean navigating the city’s choked and polluted streets. After breakfast, leave the city by vehicle, then embark on a scenic cycle route to the Chobhar Gorge, Adinath Temple, and historic Kirtipur. Besides shrines, temples, and ancient houses, experience Kirtipur’s unique cuisine.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Half Day Chandragiri Cable Car tour in Kathmandu Nepal

Opened in 2016, the Chandragiri Cable Car is the easiest way of ascending a mountain in Nepal. From the top you will see panoramic views of Kathmandu and the snow-capped Himalaya beyond, and the ride itself is exciting, too. On this hassle-free tour you will be picked up from your hotel so you don’t need to worry about hailing taxis or catching buses. Enjoy lunch with a view at the top.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$65.00
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Kathmandu Countryside Bike Tour

Cycle through the scenic countryside just outside Kathmandu, exploring charming Nepalese villages and scenic roadways, during this half-day small-group mountain bike excursion. Pedal to the historic towns of Kirtipur and Chobar, exploring their intimate side streets flanked by ancient stone structures. As you continue your ride, you’ll cycle along beautiful roads offering incredible views of the Himalayas and learn about the area’s Newari traditions. This small-group ride, limited to 12 guests, also includes lunch, a guide, bike rental, and safety equipment.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour of Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath

Taxis can be hard to find at both Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple. Save time and energy by visiting these sacred sites with a private guide, including transfers direct from your door. Learn about the different dynasties who ruled Kathmandu as you mingle with “sadhu” Hindu holy men at Pashupatinath and watch Buddhist pilgrims process around the stupa at Boudhanath.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Chandragiri Hill Day Trip from Kathmandu

Get panoramic views of the Himalayas without signing up for a full-on trek on this tour from Kathmandu. Explore the Chandragiri Hills with a guide, learning about the local environment and history while taking a cable car ride up to the Bhaleshore Mahadev Temple and visiting the bar on top of the hill.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
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