Cultural Tour of Kathmandu: Unravel The Vibrant Heritage

4 Days

Nepal is a country full of rich cultural heritage, with a history dating back thousands of years. The cultural tour of Kathmandu Valley includes numerous ancient temples, stupas, and many other historical monuments. The country’s diverse ethnic groups contribute to a unique cultural tapestry with different festivals, traditions, and rituals that are being practiced. This tour will take you on the spiritual as well as cultural landmarks of Kathmandu Valley while keeping natural scenic sites along the way.

The journey begins with Pashupatinath Temple; The Holiest pilgrimage site for Hindus worldwide. It is one of the most sacred Hindu temples located on the banks of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu city. It is not only a place of worship but also a representation of Nepal’s rich culture and devotion as well as a means of promoting cultural tour of Kathmandu. Then we move forward towards our next destination which is Boudhanath Stupa. This ancient stupa is located in the northeastern part of the city and holds immense cultural and religious importance, especially for Buddhists.

The next destination will be Budhanilakantha. Budhanilakantha is renowned for its remarkable stone sculpture of lord Vishnu, known as the “sleeping Vishnu” or “Budhanilakantha Narayan”. Then we can head towards Swayambhunath stupa popularly known as The Monkey Temple.

After the cultural tour, we will be exploring the natural sites of Kathmandu Valley i.e. Nagarkot en route to Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is one of the three durbar squares of Kathmandu Valley which offers splendid arts and architecture, fine woodcarving details, and many more. Nagarkot is a beautiful hill station known for its stunning sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayan mountain range, including famous peaks like Mount Everest and Langtang.


Cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley offers a captivating journey through the country’s rich history. Exploring the sites like Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Budhanilakantha, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square provides visitors an overview of the country’s diverse heritage. These landmarks bring back the stories of dynasties, kings, and spiritual traditions that have shaped the region over centuries.


  • Explore one of the sacred Hindu Temple of the world; Pashupatinath and know about its history, importance and interact with the local priests.
  • Look after the biggest stupa of Nepal and the best destination for the tourists especially Buddhist people.
  • Know about the magnificent sculpture of Budhanilakantha that is being witnessed by people over centuries.
  • The arts and architecture, woodcarving, pagoda style buildings of Bhaktapur Durbar Square that adds important cultural value to the country.
  • Get a chance to interact with the locals and know about the culture even better.
  • Look through the breathtaking views of Himalayas and wonders of nature in a single sitting.


Day 1:
Arrival in Nepal

Welcome to Kathmandu. One of the team members will be there to receive and escort you to the hotel. On the way, there will be short briefing about the trip. Then you will get a chance to rest at the hotel and spend the night.

Day 2:

Pashupatinath temple
The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites in Nepal. The temple is dedicated to Pashupati, an incarnation of the Hindu god Shiva, and is considered one of the most sacred Shiva temples in the world. The temple is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Boudhanath stupa
Boudhanath is situated 11km northeastern side of Central Kathmandu. It stands firmly dominating the skyline with its purity and beauty since the 5th century. It is one of the largest stupas in Asia and the largest spherical stupa of Nepal.

Budhanilkantha Temple is an open-air shrine located at the foothills of the Shivapuri Hill in Kathmandu Valley. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and houses an exceptional idol of the presiding deity seen in a reclining posture in a pool of water. It is the largest stone statue in Nepal that attracts not just devotees but also tourists in large numbers.

Swayambhunath Stupa
Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, is one of the most iconic and sacred sites in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and holds significant religious and cultural importance for both Buddhists and Hindus. Located on a hilltop in the western part of Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath offers panoramic views of the city and the surrounding landscape.

Day 3:
Explore Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Nagarkot

Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is one of the three ancient royal palace squares in the Kathmandu Valley which is located in the historic city of Bhaktapur (13 km east of Kathmandu). It is known for its rich cultural heritage, historical architecture and artistic masterpieces.

Along the way, take lunch and refreshment break of your choice and head towards the next destination.

Nagarkot located approximately 32 km east of Kathmandu Valley is a popular destination for both local and international tourists seeking a peaceful and scenic gateway. Its proximity to Kathmandu and the mesmerizing views of the Himalayas make it an ideal place to unwind, enjoy nature and witness the grandeur of the world’s highest mountain range. Whether it’s for a day trip or an overnight stay, Nagarkot promises an unforgettable experience of Nepal’s natural beauty and mountain splendor.

Overnight stay at Nagarkot.

Day 4:
Final Departure

On the free time you can engage yourself in the streets of Nepal and buy souvenirs as memories. Finally its time to departure from this beautiful country. Our representative will help you with your luggage and take you to the airport. We would absolutely be honored to serve you on your next trip to Nepal.

Cost info

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation in 3-star hotel on twin sharing basis on BB Plan
  • Local Guide & Support Staffs
  • All Private Ground Transportation Including Airport Transfers
  • All sightseeing entry fees as per itinerary

Cost excludes

  • International flight ticket and airport tax
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Gratuities to guides & drivers
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Travel /medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost


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Is 3 days enough for Kathmandu?

Three days is a comfortable amount of time to enjoy a city tour of Kathmandu’s famous sights plus make day trips to other historic landmarks just outside the city.

What is the best time to visit Nagarkot?

The best month to visit Nagarkot is from October to April so that you can have a clear view of the Himalayan Peaks.

What is the best way to explore the Kathmandu valley?

The best way to explore the Kathmandu Valley is on foot or by hiring a personal guide. Walking allows you to experience the narrow streets, intricate architecture, and bustling local markets up close.

Can I buy authentic souvenirs and handicrafts in Kathmandu valley?

Yes, the Kathmandu Valley is an excellent place to buy authentic souvenirs and handicrafts. You can find numerous shops, markets, and boutiques selling traditional crafts, clothing, and artifacts.

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Cultural Tour of Kathmandu: Unravel The Vibrant Heritage