Kathmandu Cultural Day Hiking Tour

This is one day private tour in and around Kathmandu valley which cover an excursion to the most historical and cultural places in the valley as well as a short hiking to the famous hill station of Nagarkot. It is an ideal for those having very short span of time and still want to experience the tour and trekking in Nepal. 

The tour begins at early morning around 06:30. First we will go to famous Hindu temple of Pashupatinath.  The temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world which is located at the bank of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. We will finish prayer and sightseeing around 08:30 and then we will drive to Boudhanath Stupa which is the largest stupa in Nepal and the popular for Tibetan Buddhist out of Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmand and rich in Buddhist symbolism. Built in 14th century, now it is famous for meditation. We will take our breakfast in a café at Bouddhanath.

Around 10:30 we will move towards famous Newari town of Bhaktapur which is also called Khowpa. It is famous for its woodcarving artists, pottery, as well as typical cap and curd. With its architectural and cultural values, the colorful festival, ancient temples and culturally, historically and archaeologically important monuments have enhanced its touristic importance. We will look around Bhaktapur Durbar Square and surrounding from 11 to 1 PM. On the way we will take lunch. 

At 1 PM we will move to Chngunarayan the oldest temple in Kathmandu valley came in existence in 4th century. The temple is adorned by some of the best specimen of stone, wood, and metal craft in the valley. The temple stands as the epitome of culture, religion, history and faith of the Kathmandu valley.

After Changunarayan, around 2’O clock we will start short hiking to Nagarkot, a famous hill station for its spectacular mountain view. We will arrive to Nagarkot around 6’O clock where we can see beautiful sunset and panoramic Himalayan view. After sunset, we can either stay in Nagarkot or return back to Kathmandu by private vehicle which will take some about 1:30 hour. 

Trip Itinerary

06:30 - 08:30 AM : Pashupatinath 
08:30 - 10:30 AM : Bouddhanath
10:30 AM - 01:00 PM : Bhaktapur
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM : Changunarayan
02:00 PM - 06:00 PM : Hiking to Nagarkot
08:00 PM : Kathmandu Arrival, Dinner and Overnight