One Day Tour in Kathmandu

Duration: 1 Day   |   Based on 1 Review   |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Transport: Private Vehicle
  • Food: None
  • Group Size: 2+

1 Day Tour- UNESCO World Heritage Tour- Informative- Interesting- Iconic

A one day UNESCO listed cultural, historical and religious tour in Kathmandu gives you a scattered yet closer glimpse about Nepal. This heritage tour is one of kind excursion that takes you back into Nepal's rich architectural medieval era. Each of these sites that you will visit is different in terms of its architecture, craftsmanship, civilization, and various cultural facets and attributes. This heritage tour takes you to four iconic landmarks: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath temples. These amazingly interesting places are known for its historical, cultural and religious significance that symbolizes Nepal and its existence.

Our 1 day UNESCO world heritage tour begins with an ideal breakfast, followed by our first visit to the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath temple, and Baudhanath respectively.

Kathmandu Durbar Square is the traditional heart of the city and Kathmandu’s most spectacular legacy of traditional architecture. The Kathmandu square dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The Durbar Square area is a confluence of three loosely linked squares, the Basantapur Square, the Durbar Square area and the entry point to the Hanuman Dhoka with cluster of temples at close distances.

The Swayambhunath Temple known to the world as a monkey temple is significant to both the followers of Hindu and Buddhist religion. It has a lofty conical spire crafted out of copper and gold plated, with Lord Buddha’s eyes adorned on all the four sides of the spire base. From its pinnacle one can get to see the 360 view of the entire Kathmandu valley which is a sensational breathtaking encounter.

Pashupatinath Temple is a symbolically, divine and one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in Kathmandu. It sits on the banks of the Baghmati River. People from all over the world gather her in numbers to pay their respect and get blessings for salvation. The temple courtyard contains various other small temples dedicated to various Hindu gods and goddesses. It is a sacred universe of religious beliefs that makes it a must see place once in a life time for ardent religious followers.

The Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in South Asia that is influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. It is a whitewashed dome painted with the all-seeing eyes of the Buddha. This is highly symbolic structure that reminds people about Buddha’s path towards enlightenment. This holy courtyard contains fifty other Tibetan monasteries. One can catch glimpses of distinct art and architecture of ancient Nepal and Tibet which is inspiring and memorable.


  • Visit four UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu valley
  • Explore the endless ancient culture, tradition and life style of locals in the valley
  • The historical background of Kathmandu 
  • Spectator the public faith and credence towards god and goddess
  • Buddhist Religious sites: Swayambunath and Boudhanath.
  • Hindu religious sites Pashupatinath.
  • Learn about the lifestyle of the Newa people, natives of Nepal.


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Tour begins at: 10.30 am

Tour Ends at: 4.30 pm

Trip Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

Departure from: Shepherd Holidays office (Sorakhutte, Kathmandu, Nepal)

Note: Arrangement for hotel pickups and drops are provided upon request. However conditions apply

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    What to Expect

    • Comfortable Private Transportation provided
    • All kinds of taxes, fees, permits and entrance fees for museums, and monuments
    • Professional English speaking Local tour Guide
    • A bottle of Mineral Water
    • Food and drinks, upon request (with addition cost)
    • Air fare any
    • Hotel
    • Food 
    • Travel Insurance 
    • Personal expenses 


    Note: Lodging and fooding can be provided up on request on additional cost. 

    Useful Information

    Shepherd Holidays will provide you Luxury Private vehicle for this trip. 

    Guides and Porter:
    Shepherd Holidays will provide you well experianced guide for the trip. 

    We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest health post or hospital possible. However, you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place during the evacuation process. So, it is best for you to be properly insured before the trip.

    Trip Extensions:
    If you like our service and would like to explore Nepal more or take part in any other adventurous activities in Nepal, India, Tibet or Bhutan, please feel free to contact us for further details.

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    If you'd like to suggest a different itinerary or plans for the given trip, feel free to contact us, so that we can make the best out of your custom-made trip upon your request.


    • Alex Swan
      Alex Swan, United Kingdom

      Swyambhunath, fascinating monkeys

      We were taken Swyambhunath as a part of our sightseeing tour, great place loads of history and breathtaking views of the Kathmandu valley and the monkeys are all around the temple is fascinating. Worth the visit.