Kathmandu City Tour

For over forty years, Nepal has been an extremely fascinating destination for tourist, trekker, river runner, wildlife enthusiast, poet, artist, writer, scholar, student or the weary in search of a personal Shangrila. It now contains countless architectural monuments, and vestiges of varied cultural and religious traditions. Out of ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites, seven cultural heritage sites are existed in Kathmandu Valley.

This verdant valley was once a huge lake, legend dictates that in the middle of the lake was a brilliant flame emanating from a Lotus flower. People would come from miles around to wonder and worship the flame. A Chinese disciple Bodhisattva Manjushree, wishing to worship the flame more closely sliced a portion of the hills with his sword draining its waters and thus the fertile Kathmandu valley was created.

The valley today incorporates three major settlements, while it was separated longtime back itself, all have their own distinctive character with outstanding temples, works of art and architecture and a varied calendar of feasts and festivals, their roots in being capital cities of the valleys three principality's in times gone by. Between them they boast the highest density of World Heritage Sites to be found anywhere in the World, seven in total. There are many other fascinating settlements in the valley offering their own reasons for being there.

In the late 18th century, following the founding of modern Nepal within more or less the present boundaries, Kathmandu was made the capital. Kathmandu, the largest city in Nepal is situated at an altitude of 1,350m and population about 2,076,365.

Fact of this Tour

Trip Duration      2 days Tour
Max. Altitude: 2195m./7243ft.
Minimum Altitude:  1290m./4257ft.
Grade:  Easy
Activities:  Tour
Accommodation: Self
Meals: Self
Transportation: Private vehicle
Trek Departure: Every day throughout the week
Group Size: 1 person (minimum) to 30 persons (maximum)
Best season: March, April, May,Sep, Oct and Nov 
Available Time: All months
Per day travelling: 4 to 6 hours

Tentative Itinerary

Day 1: Visit Bhaktapur Durbar square- Pashupatinath temple - Boudhanath Stupa
After breakfast at your hotel, Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing with professional tour guide and private vehicle. 

Day 2: Visit Patan Durbar Square - Swyambhunath stupa - Kathmandu Durbar square 
After breakfast, full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing with professional tour guide and private vehicle. 

Tour Ends

Clothing equipment
- A light sport shoes 
- T-shirt with light pant
- Camera 
- fleece /Jumper or warm jacket during winter 
- Water bottle 
- Passport with visa copy 
- Umbrella / rain poncho during summer/monsoon
- Nepali rupees cash for entrance fees and food

Entrance fees

Place Nepalese Foreign National SAARC National
Bhaktapur Durbar Square Free US$ 15 NPR 500
Bouddha Stupa Free NPR 400 NPR 100
Changu Narayan Free NPR 300 NPR 100
Ethnographic Museum, NTB NPR 30 NPR 200 NPR 200
Kantipur Durbar Square Free NPR 1000 NPR 250
Mahabouddha Temple Free NPR 50 NPR 30
Narayanhiti Durbar Museum NPR 100 (Student 20) NPR 500 NPR 250
National Art Museum, Bhaktapur NPR 20 NPR 100 NPR 50
National Museum, Chhauni NPR 20 NPR 200 NPR 25
Pashupatinath Temple Free NPR 1000 (only for Hindu) NPR 1000
Patan Durbar Square Free NPR 1000 (patan museum Including) NPR 250
Patan Golden Temple Free NPR 50 NPR 20
Swayambhu Mahachaitya Free NPR 200 NPR 50


Mr. Robert Locke, Ms. Melanie Ralhign, Mr. Allan wickham and Ms. Peta Williams, UK

From the moment we arrived at Kathmandu, we felt well looked after when we saw Dhan waiting for us. The trekking was definitely wonderful with Dhan. The highlight with him knowing his way around and remaining flexible to our needs. The rafting, Everest Mountain flight and female tour guide Sarita showing us around the city were also excellent.
In the end, everything was great!
We would definitely use Dhan and Nepal alternative treks again when we come back trekking next year!!

Nigel Chamberlain

This is my first visit to Nepal and this trek has been nothing short of perfect. Mr Dilip and our porter Mr. Lal were excellent nothing was too much trouble and the views were incredible! The highlight was the dawn trek up to poon hill to see the sun rise over the mountains. Mr. Tej arranged everything and after the trek for our trip to Bhaktapur for the Nepali new year. A fantastic trip with a fantastic company 11/10 if I ever come to Nepal again I’ll use this company without hesitation.

Jordi De Leen

Same like Pim, everything was great. Our guide Dillip was knowledgeable and friendly. Chitwan was good and really flexible in changing the program in a positive way. Thanks Tej and your company for making our dream possible. We will come for longer time in Nepal soon then we want to use again your service.

Kornkamon Chittreekhun

For the whole package is so good. I am very satisfied with the service, guide and porter while trekking. Good guide for sightseeing is also Ok. I will probably come back and use the company’s service again soon! Thanks for everything!

Adriana V. Diaz

The places was great the hotel too. Our guide was amazing man. The travel was incredible on Chitwan and Pokhara too. I think its necessary do this travel. This company is professional to organize everything necessary for trekking and tour. Thanks Tej !

Mr. Elmer Stone

Guides were pleasant, knowledgeable & fantastic. The car trip from Kathmandu to Pokhara was amazing. Sun rise from Sarangkot was unbelievable, cave and temple was interesting. Visiting to Durbar Squares and historical temple was informative and gave insight into Nepal history. The visit to the rain god was wow and helped to explain the people’s livings and dependency on nature. The women enjoyed shopping for Nepalese items.  Thanks so much Tej Nepal alternative director, Sarita female tour guide in Kathmandu and Dillip for taking us to Pokhara and Sarangkot. See you next time soon !

Ms Tahir Shirin
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Nepal is an overall full of adventures tour, very well supported by tej and his team. Special thanks to both of our guides Hari and Sarita, both were well informed about their areas. Especially Hari was sweet heart! He made us laugh and enjoy throughout the trip. The cultural & religious stories shared by Sarita will make us remember Nepal throughout our life. Tej was also a great support in making this trip/tour worthy after arrival we made changes to our plan around 3 times but never heard the word “ not possible” from Tej.
Inshallah will come back to Nepal next time for ABC or EBC !!!
Good luck to Tej and Team, well recommended!

Mr Tahir Maqbool
Abudhabi, UAE

From Nature to culture, Nepal is heaven on earth. We liked it, loved it all because of our tour pleasure Tej ,  our guide Hari and Sarita. Hari and Sarita made us safe and enjoy.  They saw Nepali life and for sure we will definitely come back some day in our life to view in the mountain area to look at the real ethnic life of NEPAL !
At the end we would like to wish all the best to Tej and his team to keep up the great work they are doing.
Best wishes & regards,



Royalty structure for NMA peaks is highly decreased !



Thank you Tej and Nauser For ever ...


We did the Manaslu circuit and Tsum valley. ...

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