Nepal might be a Landlocked country but it is rich in natural and cultural diversity. It is a beautiful country with diverse cultures and traditions. The capital city Kathmandu has been a center of Nepal’s history, art, economy, etc. Nepal Recreation has brought a 1-day Kathmandu tour package for you.
Kathmandu valley is also known as the City of Temples, which is situated in the Bagmati Zone. It is at an elevation of 1400 m above sea level.
Being the capital it is more developed and populated among other cities of Nepal. Many important offices and headquarters are located inside the valley.
The valley is termed as “ Nepal Mandala” which has been home for the Newar community for a long time.
The city has a huge diverse ethnic group but the majority of them are Hindu and Buddhist. The valley is filled with rich culture and history from the 16th century to the present.
Nepal has only one international airport i.e. Tribhuvan International Airport which is located in Kathmandu. So, when you arrive through flight your first destination becomes Kathmandu before visiting other cities.
The city is quite popular among tourists due to its fascinating architecture and monuments. Touring around the city is one of the simplest ways to know more about its history and culture.
There are seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites you can visit from such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, and Kathmandu Durbar square to name a few.
The tour mostly focuses on knowing the history, lifestyle, food, religions, etc of the city. You will visit many places throughout the day making it quite remarkable.
Highlights of a 1-day tour in Kathmandu
- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Know the lifestyle of Nepalese people
- View the nightlife in Thamel
- Try Nepalese food
- Traditional pagoda style temple
1 day Kathmandu Tour Itinerary
After waking up, you have your breakfast and get ready for the 1 day Kathmandu tour. Picking you up from the hotel, you will first visit the holy temple of Pashupatinath. This temple is a shrine for Lord Shiva. You can see the place swarming with his devotees.
(Note: You are not allowed to click pictures inside the temple. So, be careful)
Then from there, you head towards Boudhanath, the holy ground for Buddhist followers. After touring around the stupa, you drive to Swayambhunath, the monkey temple. This place is another popular Buddhist site.
You can see the marvelous view of Kathmandu valley from the hilltop. Viewing and exploring the area, you now head towards Basantapur Durbar Square. This square was once the palace of the old kings and queens.
This place offers a Kumari house where the living goddess resides, a museum with ancient artifacts, and many more religious sites. Then from there, you drive to Patan Durbar Square.
This square lies in the Lalitpur district. It is full of religious temples showcasing the Newari architecture. After spending some quality time there, you return back to your hotel.