Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Duration: 1 Day   |   Based on 1 Review   |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Transport: Private Vehicle
  • Group Size: 2+
  • Max Elevation: 1300 m

Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites is a fantastic 1 day sightseeing tour package. As Nepal lies in the lap of nature and blessed with a unique culture and tradition so it is becoming the number one choice of visitors from the entire world. This Kathmandu short trip is specially designed for the history and cultural lover who intend to visit Nepal. 

Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites allow you to observe the ancient endless culture, tradition, colorful arts and architecture makes Nepal like a bride getting ready for the engagement. As we know Kathmandu is the open live museum and the bazaar of various temples and Stupas as well as the city of festivals because you can witness temples next to every house and every next day is festive. From venerable pagoda style temples to bustling streets and colorful outdoor markets, there is always something to be fascinated by. 

Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, throughout this trip you’ll visit four UNESCO World Heritage sites including Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Temple, Bouddhanath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square which are the famous sites of the valley where you can spectator the public faith and credence towards god and goddess. While exploring the sites you can also encounter the historical background of ancient Kathmandu valley as well as the culture, tradition, arts and architectures of entire Nepal. 


  • 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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After breakfast, Your Kathmandu Tour starts from 9:30 am as we pick you up from your hotel for the sightseeing of famous UNESCO world heritage sites inside Kathmandu valley.

Pashupatinath (World heritage site)

The world famous Hindu temple Pashupatinath is regarded as one of the holiest and oldest Hindu temple in the world. This temple is located 5km east from the city center at the bank of holy Bagmati River. Pashupatinath area is widely decorated by various ornaments dedicated to Lord Shiva. As followed by the Hindu Culture, the cremation of the dead is done in Pashupatinath area by the side of the bank of the holy Bagmati River.

Swayambhunath: Monkey temple (World heritage site)

Swayambhunath, also named as the monkey temple because it is surrounded by the monkeys all over the area. Famous for people following both Hinduism and Buddhism, this temple not only provides the cultural and religious aspects but also offers various arts, architecture and the magnificent view of the Kathmandu valley from the western side of its hillock. Swyambhunath Stupa is imprinted by the eye of Lord Buddha, which stands for peace and knowledge.

Boudhanath (World heritage site)

Bouddhanath is the oldest and the largest stupa in the valley, which was built during the Lichchhavi dynasty in the 5th century around 2500 years ago. Its old name is ‘Khasa’ but later it was changed to Bouddhanath by the government. You will find many Buddhist pilgrims and monks from Tibet and various places going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.

Patan Durbar Square (World heritage site)

Patan Durbar Square is situated at the center of the Lalitpur city. The main attraction of Patan Durbar Square is the ancient royal Palace, where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided. There are many temples and idols in this area. You can also explore the Newari lifestyle, food, and culture in the square and visit museums that contain many ancient items that have a lot of historical significance.

After the sightseeing of Kathmandu valley you’ll be dropped back to your hotel. 

  • Altitude: 1300 m
  • Place: Kathmandu
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What to Expect

  • Luxury private car during this tour
  • Nagarkot and Changunarayan entrance fees
  • Bottled Watar 
  • Experienced, English speaking, friendly and helpful guide
  • Salary for Guide and Driver 
  • Parking Fees for Vehicle 
  • Meals and drinks throughout the hike
  • Tips for guide and driver
  •  All sightseeing fees and entry fees

Useful Information

Shepherd Holidays will provide you with a 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.

Custom Itinerary:
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.

For more information, check out the blog on World Heritage Zones.


  • Ranjith Thangarajan
    Ranjith Thangarajan, India


    Today we visited Pashupatinath temple, the surrounding of the temple is magnificent. We found peace and pleasant inside the temple. We saw people burning dead bodies beside the Pashupatinath, in the bank of holy Bagmati River, people worshiping god with great faith, throwing coins in the statues, naked baba's were funny, in short, the whole trip was amazing.