Kathmandu Heritage Sites Budget Tour

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US$ 185 P/P

Trip Info

  • Duration

    4 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    1350 m

  • Difficulty

    easy

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private Drive

  • Region/Type

    Nepal Package Tours
  • Best Season:

    • All Year Round

The Kathmandu Heritage Sites Budget Tour is a fascinating holiday experience in an incredibly diverse historical city of Kathmandu, with stunning prehistoric arts and architecture, several hundred years old Hindu and Buddhist religious temples, dazzling views of the Himalayas, and a whopping seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites within a few kilometers.

This inexpensive tour package includes a walk around the tourism hub, Thamel, which is a one-stop spot for trendy cafes, restaurants, and bars. It is home to a variety of shopping arcades recognized for their attractive jewelry, statues, and handcrafted artwork.

The following morning, continue your journey with a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, one of three Durbar (royal palace) squares in the Kathmandu Valley locally known as Basantapur/Hanuman Dhoka. It is one of the most visited places in Kathmandu dotted with temples, royal quarters, courtyards, and the home of Kumari, the Living Goddess.

The next stop is the Swayambhunath temple, one of the most magnificent Hindu and Buddhist Chaityas offering a panoramic view of the city from the pinnacle.

The historic royal palace along with magnificently crafted temples all sit within Patan Durbar Square, which is rich in ancient arts and architecture and serves as the city's main attraction - our next destination on this tour. 

Included in our Kathmandu Heritage Sites Budget Tour is the Pashupatinath Temple. It is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the most prominent Hindu sanctuaries. You'll also get to do a kora (circumambulation) around Boudhanath Stupa, Nepal's largest Buddhist stupa.

In addition to being an iconic place, the Big Buddha Temple is also an important pilgrimage center for followers of Tibetan Buddhism.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a mix of pagoda and shikhara architecture. The area is one of the Valley's most stunning architectural showpieces, highlighting Nepal's old arts.

This incredible journey to Kathmandu will allow you to not only experience the city but also your true self. You can make uncountable memories here, and you can also shop your heart out at Kathmandu's famous market locations for mementos that will last a lifetime. 

So, book our 4-day Kathmandu Heritage Sites Budget Tour to explore the royal palaces, stupas, monuments, and Tibetan markets in one great low-price wallet-friendly package!

Tour Attractions in Brief

  • 4 Days Including Arrival and Departure
  • Explore ins and outs of Kathmandu, the city of temples 
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley such as Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, & Swoyambhunath
  • All three Royal Palaces of the Kathmandu Valley premises Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, & Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • The valley's cultural and religious diversity
  • Wonderful works of art and architecture 

Entrance Fees for Heritage Sites in Kathmandu 

Travelers are required to pay the entrance fees by themselves as the package cost does not include the fee. You can make the payment right before you enter the site premises. Our guide from Himalayan Trekkers will help you. 

The sites have positive discriminatory entry costs, with separate for SAARC, and Foreign (other than SAARC) visitors. Below is the draft of the cost of the Heritage sites you will be visiting during your Kathmandu Heritage Sites Budget Tour:

1. Kathmandu Durbar Square:

  • Foreign Nationals: NPR. 1000 (~USD 10)
  • SAARC Nationals: NPR. 150 (~USD 1.5)
  • Chinese Nationals: NPR. 1000 (~USD 10)

2. Swayambhunath Stupa:

  • Foreign Nationals: NPR. 200 (~USD 2)
  • SAARC Nationals: NPR. 50 (~USD 0.5)
  • Chinese Nationals: NPR. 200 (~USD 2)

3. Pashupathinath Temple:

  • Foreign Nationals: NPR. 1000 (~USD 10)
  • SAARC Nationals: NPR. 1000 (~USD 10)
  • Chinese Nationals: NPR. 1000 (~USD 10)

4. Boudhanath Stupa:

  • Foreign Nationals: NPR. 400 (~USD 4)
  • SAARC Nationals: NPR. 100 (~USD 1)
  • Chinese Nationals: NPR. 400 (~USD 4)

5. Patan Durbar Square:

  • Foreign Nationals: NPR. 50 (~USD 5)
  • SAARC Nationals: NPR. 20 (~USD 2)
  • Chinese Nationals: NPR. 50 (~USD 5)

6. Bhaktapur Durbar Square:

  • Foreign Nationals: NPR. 1500 (~USD 15)
  • SAARC Nationals: NPR. 500 (~USD 5)
  • Chinese Nationals: NPR. 500 (~USD 5)

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

🕑 30 Min Drive to Hotel

Max Altitude: 1350 M

A representative from Himalayan Trekkers will receive you from the airport and transfer you to your accommodation. Once you check in at your hotel, you can take a rest and be excited for the city tour tomorrow.

(Note: In case of your early arrival, you will be guided to the corners and streets of the tourism hub, Thamel, and get introduced to the evening life of the area. Following Thamel, you will also visit a big white stupa with prayer banners stands in the center of Thahity's square. A school dedicated to thankas, Healing Mandala Thangka Painting School, is located next to the stupa and will be pleased to show you around.

Accommodation: Tourist/Travelers Standard Hotel

Day 2: Full Day Kathmandu City Sightseeing

🕑 Full Day

Max Altitude: 1350 M

Following your breakfast in the morning, you will be picked up by your guide for today’s Kathmandu Tour. 

Approximately 2 km away from Thamel is Kathmandu Durbar Square, the first spot to explore. Beautifully carved wooden pillars, windows, and brass accents adorn pagoda-shaped temples and royal buildings, Durbar Square is an important social and cultural site of the Newari community in the valley. 

Then we will drive to Swayambhunath Stupa which is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhist pilgrims. It is popular as “Monkey Temple” among the foreigners as excessive numbers of monkeys are present here. From here, we will move to Patan Durbar Square, where you can get to see a fine collection of metal arts, wood carvings, and a valuable Malla-era throne in the Patan Museum, which is housed within the palace. 

We will return to Kathmandu after the exploration. If you didn't get a chance to tour Thamel and Thahity the other day, today is your chance. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Tourist/Travelers Standard Hotel

Day 3: Kathmandu City Tour

🕑 Full Day

Max Altitude: 1350 M

Your third day in Nepal awaits with the exploration of the remaining heritage Sites of the valley. You begin by sightseeing tour of the Pashupatinath Temple located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. (During one of the biggest festivals in Nepal devoted to Lord Shiva, Hindu devotees from every corner visits the temple and get the blessing from here.) 

After our visit to the temple, we take a short drive to Bouddhanath Stupa that represents Tibetan Buddhism. The Bouddhanath Stupa is one of South Asia's largest stupas. 

Aside from the major stupa, which was constructed in Nepali Buddhist style, the area has over fifty Tibetan monasteries established by Tibetan merchants and Tibetan refugees over the years. 

Our next stop is Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Every corner of the area is a living museum, with countless antique monuments, temples, and buildings. It is home to the Golden Gate, 55 Windows Palace, The Big Bell, Vatsala Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, and Taumadhi Square.

In the evening, you can once again hit the shops and streets of the Thamel and buy some souvenirs for your friends and family. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Tourist/Travelers Standard Hotel

Day 4: Departure Day from Kathmandu

🕑 30 Min Drive to Airport

Our Kathmandu heritage tour ends here and we say goodbye to you. Our representative will pick you up from the hotel and drop you at the airport. We wish you a safe journey back to your home and look forward to meeting you again on another holiday adventure.

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • Airport transfers (pick-ups and drop-offs) on a private vehicle 
  • Tourist standard accommodation twin sharing hotel accommodation on a BB basis
  • English speaking city guide
  • Mass guided sightseeing 
  • Sharing transportation facilities for the city tour
  • All government taxes

Excludes

  • International airfares and airport taxes
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Entrances Fee
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner)
  • Any kind of beverages
  • Personal expenses such as phone bills, Wi-Fi, laundry, etc. 
  • Any extra cost other than mentioned in the includes

Travelers will be accommodated at tourist standard hotels during their stay in Kathmandu. It will be basically on a twin sharing basis and are chosen based on hygiene, service and food quality, location, and other factors providing a buffet-style breakfast. If you prefer a single room, you can specify your preference and pay extra. 

Meals

Breakfast will most likely be served in buffet style at Kathmandu hotels which are included in the package cost. Travelers must pay for their lunches and dinners whether they eat at the hotel where they are staying or at other restaurants.

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