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Kathmandu Half-Day Tour

Trip Cost: USD 80

Kathmandu Half-Day Tour is an exciting guided 3-hour city sightseeing departure every day at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. to explore two cultural world heritage sites of UNESCO, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa. Later excursion, tourists return to their hotel. Limited-time visitors get worth visiting Nepal's capital and largest city, Kathmandu Valley civilization, the Newari lifestyle, and cultural-historical monuments. This excursion is short, safe, pleasant and affordable to Kathmandu tourists. 

Kathmandu Half-Day Tour suggests walking, photographs of architectural temples, the stupa, rest house, Assamese macaque, ancient monuments, mountains, the valley, and the historic city. Our professional, valuable guide explains Nepal's facts, heritage sites, culture and art. The fascinating trip offers to experience heritage sites with excellent woodcarving, stone sculpture, bronze art, museums, monasteries, architecture, hippie street and Living Goddess (Kumari). Tourists appreciate seeing unseen things with a knowledgeable guide. Kathmandu's half-day trip package contains the following beautiful tourist places.

Kathmandu Durbar Square (8th to 18th Century) is the medieval palace square known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square in the city centre. There are 50 beautiful fantastic monuments, such as Kumari House (Living Goddess), Freak Street, museum, wooden pavilion (Kasthamandap), Shiva-Parvati Temple, Taleju bell, nine-stored palace tower, Jagat Narayan Temple (with Kama Sutra), Statue of Kala Bhairab, Seto Bhairab. Sadhus, pilgrims and hawkers with holy cows walk around. A restaurant with a café is available for visitors. 

Swayambhunath Stupa (5th-century) is a renowned Buddhist site, a landmark of Kathmandu Valley on a forested hill with panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley, green hills and snow-capped mountains. Activities of Assamese monkeys, pilgrims, monks and visitors are remarkable. Five Dhyani Buddhas, a monkey swimming pool, Vajradhatu Mandala, 365 stone stairways, the architecture of Swayambhu Maha Chaitya, Harati Temple (Children Protector), a monastery, a handicraft shop, and paintings are impressive. Besides the two, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath can be the next half-day tour.

Kathmandu Half-Day Tour Cost 2023/2024

Group Size: 1 Pax tourist - $80

Group Size: 2-3 Pax tourists - $70 Per Person

Group Size: 4-6 Pax tourists - $60 Per Person

Group Size: 7-13 Pax tourists - $50 Per Person

1: Drive from hotel to Swayambhunath Stupa

2: Drive from Swayambhunath to Kathmandu Durbar Square

3 : Drive from Kathmandu Durbar Square to Thamel

1: Drive from hotel to Swayambhunath Stupa
Our professional guide and car will meet at the hotel. Drive 15 minutes to the Swayambhunath stupa via Sorhakhutte and Khusibhu. Buy entrance tickets for 200 Rupees (foreigners) and 50 Rupees (SAARC). Climb 5 minutes from the stone steps to experience the Buddhist stupa and the entire view of Kathmandu and the surrounding mountains.

2: Drive from Swayambhunath to Kathmandu Durbar Square
Drive 13 minutes to Kathmandu Durbar Square via Chhauni Barack. Walk 5 minutes, buy 1000 Rupees (foreigners) or 500 Rupees (SAARC) tickets and enjoy the temple and palace complex with museum, towers and Living Goddess Kumari.

3 : Drive from Kathmandu Durbar Square to Thamel
Drive 15 minutes from Kathmandu Durbar Square to Thamel via Khusibu and Sorhakhutte.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Professional tour guide.
  • Salary to guide and driver.
  • Car with hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Heritage entrance

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Personal expenses.
  • Lunch and drink.
  • Tip to guide and driver.

Trip Facts

  • Duration: 3:00 hours
  • Departure Date: Everyday 8-9 AM
  • Start and End: Kathmandu
  • Places: Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa
  • Best Season : September to May
  • Activity: Driving and Walking
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Supportive: Tour Guide and Car