Duration: 1 Days
Price: USD 250
This Kathmandu World Heritage Site tour is a one day tour where you’ll get the glimpse of different heritage sites listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The listed sites are - the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath temple and the Boudhanath Stupa. More details about these four heritage sites will be provided by our well-experienced guides along your tour. These ancient heritage sites were massively destructed by the earthquake which occurred on April 2015. Since then, some renovation has been going on to bring it back. Entire heritage sites have its myths and legends which will be well explained to you by our guides. You will get abundant knowledge and know the history of the sites within a day.
Kathmandu Durbar Square is surrounded by the courtyards and temples which were constructed in 12th – 18th century AD. This is one of the ancient palaces where Malla kings used to rule the country long ago. Now it has turned into a museum where you get to observe various ancient relics and get to understand some history of Rana regime (rulers of Nepal). Nearby this square, there is a temple of a living goddess called “Kumari”.
Next is the Swambhunath temple which is both for Hindus and Buddhists. This temple is simply called monkey temple as you find rhesus monkey around this temple. It is located at the top of the hill where one has to walk through the long staircase to reach the top. From the top of this hill, you get to observe the entire beautiful Kathmandu valley.
Next will stop over to the Pashupatinath temple which is one of the sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus. Devotees from around the world come visit this site at least once a year. Hindu devotees believe that this is the abode of Lord Shiva. The temple is built in pagodas style having silver doors. The surrounding of this temple is also a cremation site for Hindus and the ashes are thrown in the Bagmati River which flows right across the temple.
Next, we will be sensing the Boudhanath Stupa located at the north-east of the Kathmandu. It is the largest Stupa in south Asia and inside this Stupa, there are more than 50 monasteries/Gumpas. This Stupa is surrounded by the Mandala which is encircled by thousands of prayer wheels. You will find Buddhists devotees spinning the prayer wheels.
With the help of our experience and proficient guides, you will be exploring all these UNESCO listed sites in full detail. For more information on how about to arrange this tour, please contact or email us.
Why Choose Accent Himalaya
Quality and service
A personal touch
Friendly and knowledgeable staff
Save time and effort
You’re in good hands
Includes and Excludes
- Pickup and drop from hotel and airport
- 3 nights in 3 - star deluxe hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
- Welcome dinner
- Transportation in comfortable private vehicle(s)
- English speaking, trained and experienced tour guide
- T-shirt and city map
- Heritage sites entrance fees
- All government and local taxes
Not Included in the Cost
- Nepalese visa fee
- Airfare for international flights to and from Kathmandu
- All meals except breakfast
- Excess baggage charges
- Personal expenses
- Services not mentioned in 'What's Included' section
- Travel and rescue insurance
Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your tour, standard hotel (rated 2-3 stars) will be provided. However, if you are willing to spend more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels.
All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination.
You will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.
Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you surpass the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.
Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced tour guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your tour. If you are visiting in a larger group, we will provide you an additional guide.
Personal Expenses on Trek
Personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places) tips to the guide or porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide or porter are your personal choice. However, we encourage you to give tip and earmark 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.
Our Greetings at Airport
We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Kathmandu World Heritage Sightseeing with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.
Itinerary and Possible Changes on it
Our normal Itinerary is the most usual and practicable. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you have managed your further schedule, you want to exclude those days and just want us to help you with the trip part, upon your inquiry, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary according to your wish and let you know about the final cost for the trip.
Also, you can extend your trip if you feel it necessary with consultation with our guide on the way to your destination but we recommend you to finish the trip within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall at any time.
Booking and Payment
You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Kathmandu World Heritage Sightseeing along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment.