Kathmandu Inner City Tour Day tour

Group Size 1 - 100 pax
Trip Grade 1st
Transportation Private
Best Season every day
Trip Route Kathmandu Valley


The Kathmandu Inner City Tour highlights sacred locations within Kathmandu. In addition, Kathmandu Inner City Tour consists of 3 UNESCO sites, each one distinct from the other. With each site being a UNESCO World Heritage site, participants are sure to gain a deeper appreciation for the cultural significance of Kathmandu. Firstly, explore Patan, a medieval city heart of Kathmandu valley. Then, visit a Hindu temple where cremations for Hindus take place. Lastly, discover the largest Stupa and Tibetan settlements, offering a unique perspective on Buddhism and Tibetan culture. Moreover, this 1-day tour (6 hours approx.) promises an immersive experience into Nepal's rich cultural and historical tapestry.

Patan Golden Temple (Kwa Bahal):

Likewise, this stunning Buddhist monastery, adorned with intricate woodcarvings and gilded roofs, is a serene oasis amidst the bustling streets of Patan. It's a masterpiece of Newar architecture, offering insight into Nepal's religious and artistic heritage.

Patan Durbar Square:

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this square is a living museum of Newari architecture. The intricately carved wooden palaces, temples, and courtyards reflect the former royal grandeur of the Malla kings. Exploring this square is like stepping back in time, witnessing centuries of history and culture.

Pashupatinath Temple:

Similarly, situated on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River, Pashupatinath is one of the most significant Hindu temples in the world. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is a center of pilgrimage and spirituality. The temple complex is bustling with devotees, sadhus (holy men), and various rituals, offering a glimpse into Hindu religious practices and beliefs.

Boudhanath Stupa:

This colossal stupa is one of the largest in the world and a focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. The serene atmosphere around the stupa, with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze and pilgrims circumambulating the structure, creates a sense of tranquility and spiritual reverence. Surrounding the stupa are monasteries, shops selling Tibetan artifacts, and cafes where you can soak in the ambiance.

Your inner city tour will offer a multifaceted experience, from exploring ancient architecture to witnessing religious rituals and soaking in the spiritual ambiance of these sacred sites. It's a journey that encapsulates the essence of Kathmandu's cultural richness and spiritual heritage.

Trip Outline

Kathmandu Inner City Tour:
Patan Golden Temple (Kwa Bahal)
Patan Durbar Square
Pashupatinath Temple
Boudhanath Stupa

Detail itinerary

Patan Golden Temple

Drive to medieval city of Patan, which has ponds, local settlements, narrow alleys, quiet courtyards and colorful market to reach the famous Durbar Square of Patan built in Newari architecture; the architecture from the valley. Brick and wood carvings are used for building these structures. This city also houses living goddess tradition called “Kamari”

Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar SquarePatan Durbar Square is a cultural gem nestled in the heart of the ancient city of Patan, also known as Lalitpur, in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a testament to the rich history and architectural brilliance of the region.

As you step into the square, you're transported back in time to the medieval era of Nepal. The square is adorned with intricately carved temples, palaces, courtyards, and statues, showcasing the artistic mastery of Newar craftsmen. Each structure tells a story of the Malla dynasty, which ruled over the Kathmandu Valley from the 12th to the 18th century.

One of the highlights of Patan Durbar Square is the majestic Krishna Mandir, dedicated to Lord Krishna and renowned for its exquisite stone carvings and detailed woodwork. Nearby, you'll find the Patan Museum, a treasure trove of ancient artifacts, sculptures, and paintings that offer insights into Nepal's cultural heritage.

As you wander through the square, you'll encounter bustling markets, where local artisans sell traditional handicrafts, pottery, and religious artifacts. The vibrant atmosphere and the aroma of incense add to the sensory experience, making it a must-visit destination for travelers seeking to immerse themselves in Nepal's rich cultural tapestry.

Patan Durbar Square is not just a historical site; it's a living museum where ancient traditions thrive alongside modern life. Whether you're a history buff, an architecture enthusiast, or a curious traveler, a visit to Patan Durbar Square promises to be a journey through time and culture that will leave you spellbound.

Pashupatinath Temple

Absolutely, Pashupatinath Temple is indeed one of the most revered Hindu temples globally. Its significance lies not only in its architectural beauty but also in its role as a spiritual center and a place of final rites for Hindus. The open-air cremation activities add a unique dimension to the temple, symbolizing the cycle of life and death in Hindu beliefs. Visitors to Pashupatinath can witness firsthand the deep religious devotion and cultural practices that have been upheld for centuries. It's a profound experience that offers insight into the spiritual essence of Hinduism and its traditions.

Boudhanath stupa

Drive to Boudhanath Stupa, which is the largest stupa in the world where there live Buddhist monks and people of Nepali-Tibetan origin. Visit one of the prayer rooms or monasteries in the vicinity, walk around the inner circle of the stupa and visit a monk for some open discussion and lecture with knowledgeable monks for the understanding of Buddhism from a practitioner. Finally, visiting Tibetan gallery and lunch from one of the terrace restaurant is usually recommended in this monument.

Return back to the hotel.

What's included?

  • English speaking guide and driver
  • Private transportation with air-condition
  • A bottled water each visitor

What's not included?

  • Donation to living goddess of Patan (Optional visit)
  • Entrance to the monuments: Patan: 1100 NPR (USD 9), Pashupatinath: 1000 NPR (USD 8), Boudhanath 400 NPR (USD 3) Note: figures are in per person
  • Lunch
  • Therapy of healing bowls in Patan

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US $USD 65 Upto 3 people $ 75

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1 Pax USD $65
2 Paxes USD $63
3-4 Paxes USD $62
5-6 Paxes USD $60
7-12 Paxes USD $59
12+Paxes USD $59

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