A free day in Kathmandu can be used to tour the heritage sites, all fantastic of course. Join a departure designed just for you, with your interests in the core of it - be it culture, adventure, or a healthy mix of both
Kathmandu offers many options, most not that known. The popularity of the seven heritage sites that make Kathmandu a UNESCO World Heritage Site is huge, and travellers throng the sites of Soyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, ChanguNarayan and the three Royal Squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur.
Given a full day, this are some of the healthy mixes we will suggest. You pick one, or design your own.
NOTE: The price is a starting price for a minimum of two participants that includes a insightful local guide, entrances, a private car and a local lunch.
Option I : Boudhnath, Patan Durbar Square and Boutique Coffee
Boudhanath for sure, thats a must... and the largest Stupa in town, then go over to Patan Durbar Square... smaller but still nice royal courtyard and an excellent museum... and then after lunch at Patan Durbar Square at a rooftop overlooking the square, zip down to Karma Coffee Boutique for a cup of organic coffee which is a boutique that upcycles and downcycles everything from coffee and about coffee ... the place is quite vibrant and has excellent coffee. Later time permitting, also visit the Stupa on a hill at Soyambhunath, which gives an excellent vista of the valley.
Option II : Boudhanath, Pashupatinath & Bhaktapur
Start with Boudhanath then go to Pashupatinath and then do the lunch and the afternoon in Bhaktapur... Boudha is the holiest place for Buddhists, Pashupatinath for Hindus and is the burning ghats, and Bhaktapur is an excellently preserved city full of culture.. Lunch will be at Bhaktapur.
You could still troop back to Karma coffee for a cuppa if you are diehard coffee lovers on the way back
Option III : Skip the culture and go Hiking
Just to throw you off on a tangent, if you would not care too much for culture and sights in the valley, I would recommend the Southern Ridge Walk, a five hour hike on the southern ridge. You start with a cable car ride upto Chandragiri and then start the hike, which with current weather, should offer excellent views of Kathmandu valley and if you are lucky of the mountains beyond. This will be with a picnic on the hill. Includes transfers to the start and end of the hike.
These are mere teasers. Many other options exist. Talk to us!
An english speaking insightful Local Guide
A private car
All entrance fees
Tips and Beverages
Sunrise view of Kathmandu Valley from Swyambunath
Early morning with magnificent sunrise this place will let you know what's Buddhist culture is all about.
Day Tours | What to carry
The day tours are the ones where you have to worry the least about what to carry. However, some information is always helpful.