Kathmandu City Tour

Kathmandu City Tour

Kathmandu city tour is all about the glamour of Kathmandu – the capital city of Nepal. The city has an amazing spark! As soon as, into the city, you may feel a bit uneasy owing to the crowded and chaotic streets, traffic, noise, narrow streets but no sooner you will get adhered to it knowing that it’s a life here! It’s all about the environment where the local people are used to. Apart, from these all other aspects of this city is beautiful. It is very rich in art, culture into and history. Also, regarded as a city of temples, you will find a temple in every corner of the city wherever you go. The chart of UNESCO listed heritage sites acts as an evidence to the cultural and historical richness of this place. The city possesses seven heritage sites whose beauty and value has been recognized by UNESCO too. Amongst the chart lies the heritage that includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Changunarayan temple.

Kathmandu city tour is a few hours guided tour that enlightens you on the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Nepal and helps you explore the beauty in art, architecture, culture, and history of Nepal. In this city tour, you will be taken to heritage sites – Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa respectively! The temples, monuments, palaces, paintings, wood crafts, metal crafts depict the interest of ancient kings in art and architecture. It also enlightens us on the creativity and skills of local people. Kathmandu City tour gives you some insights on Buddhist and Hindu culture. Nepal is mostly inhabited by people of Hindu and Buddhist religion. A visit to the stupa will help you know the practice of Buddhism. Similarly, visit to Pashupatinath temple will help you know on the uniqueness of Hindu religion. Both the culture and unique and vibrant! As you around the stupas, you will be able to encounter monks dressed in red cloths. Similarly, the Sandhus in the Pashupatinath temple are the highlights of the tour.

Outline Itinerary

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Located in the heart of Kathmandu city, Kathmandu durbar square is a setting of a beautiful palace built by Malla kings during their reign in Kathmandu. This durbar square is magnificent owning to the art crafts, woodwork, metalwork and spectacular design it possesses. This royal palace dates back to the century. It was built in the 14th century and holds its own historical importance. There is a museum inside the palace that preserves the historical items. During the reign of kings, the place possessed a seat where kings were crowned and their coronations were solemnized. The Durbar square is also popularly known as Hanuman Dhoka as it has a huge statue of Hanuman in its entrance gate. Recognizing the importance of this place, the place was listed in the charts of UNESCO listed heritage sites in 1997.

Swoyambhunath Stupa

Swayambhunath stupa is a legendary Buddhist shrine that is located in a dramatic location and acts as a viewpoint to see the Kathmandu valley. The shrine lies on a hilltop and you have to walk many stars up to get to the shrine. The shrine contains many monkeys therefore also regarded as the monkey temple. So, be careful not to get disturbed with the monkeys as you will find them in abundance. According to the mythology, the stupa sits on the place where Manjushree, the legendary patriarch had found a lotus when the whole Kathamandu valley was nothing but a lake valley. Therefore, the place holds high value amongst the Buddhist pilgrims. The shrine has a huge white painted dome and a glittering golden spire over it. You can see the stupa adorned with prayer flags and revolving chants of prayers. Recognizing the religious importance of this place, the stupa was also listed in the charts of UNESCO listed heritage sites by UNESCO.

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath temple holds a high value amongst the Hindu pilgrims. It is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva that dates back to 17th century. The temple lies on the bank of Bagmati river with many collection of old temples, ashrams and inscriptions. A non Hindu is prohibited from entering into the premises of the temple, however, one can get a sight of the temple from other side of the Bagmati river through Kirateshwor. One cannot even click a photo inside the premises of the temple and talking on a phone is prohibited. The interior of the temple is very alluring. During the time of daily worship, Lord Shiva is decorated with flowers and gold. On the side of Bagmati river is a cremation area where you can observe the ritual of cremation in Hindu culture. You can also find Sadhus siiting on the other side of Bagmati River which is an interesting thing to observe. Recognizing the religious importance of this place, the temple was also listed in the charts of UNESCO listed heritage sites by UNESCO.

Boudhnath Stupa

Boudhanath stupa is another attraction in Kathmandu city that has been listed in the charts of UNESCO listed heritage sites. It is a beautiful place where one can observe Buddhist culture and beliefs. It is a largest stupa of Nepal that is holiest of the entire Buddhist temple that is built outside Tibet. The stupa has a usual feature of a white dome and golden spire with Buddha eyes on top of it. The stupa in Boudha stands at a height of 36 meters which is it quite unique of all.  The three layered pedestal with the shape of Mandala gives Boudhanath stupa a unique and appealing look.

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AcommodationHotel

Cost Includes

  • All the ground transports during the journey
  • Entry tickets to the heritage sites
  • A Knowledgeable and experienced guide

Cost Excludes

  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch or dinner) is not included
  • Your personal expenses like telephone bills, internet and others
  • Drinks (hard and soft) during the tour
  • The activities that is not mentioned in our itinerary
You can choose your dates at the time of booking. Thanks!

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We visited Nepal in December and had only 7 days, not long enough for multi-day treks yet, as travelers from the US, we wanted to experience as much as possible within that time frame the comprised of visiting the breath-taking mountain sceneries, sport activities, and history. While Nepal Intrepid Treks was started by trekking guides, they have diligently built their business and tourism relationships over the last few years to cater to different tourist needs. As an active planner, i had reached out to a dozen tour companies as opposed to only settling for the top 2-3 on Tripadvisor ratings. What first impressed me about Nepal Intrepid Treks is their responsiveness, flexibility and transparency about planning constraints. Its really the best value and service. 
 
They also offered the best value by a large margin. At no time during my interactions with them did they push any additional services on me, but rather adapted to whatever changes I wished to make. Given the relationships they made in the industry, they also offered some of the best rates relative to other tour companies for the exact same vendors. We did the heli ride to Everest Base Camp, hikes in Nagarkot, paragliding, city tours in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Pokhara and of course the sunrise trips to the neighboring hill stations. What really made the difference is their sense of service on the ground. They were always on time and went the extra mile whenever there were unexpected delays. On one day, our morning flight to Pokhara was delayed for several hours and eventually canceled yet our guide went above and beyond to get us on an afternoon flight so we wouldnt miss out on the activities for the rest of the day. That sense of urgency on our behalf extended through the whole trip. Even though we missed an activity for no fault of theirs, they did their part in making up for it by dining us at a cultural center on their own cost, which wasnt needed at all yet we fully appreciated. We are so much happy for this best value and service.
 
In summary, I was thoroughly impressed -- a sense of humility, superior service, flexibility, transparency with unmatched value. We know we will definitely return to Nepal for the treks; we will look no further than Nepal Intrepid Treks. A big thank you Nisan, Santa and Lal! Keep it up!
You guys are best value and service provider team in Nepal. 
Best value and service trekking company
Sami Muneer,
United States

April/May 2019 16-Day Trek to EBC

Had an extraordinary trek with Nepal Intrepid to Everest Base Camp. I got sick from the food in Kathmandu, and by day 4 I was too dehydrated and weak to continue. One of the guides stayed with me as my group continued so that I can rest. We eventually caught up with the group and made it to EBC! Such excellent and professional guides and porters!

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whysoscherious,

You Need This Team To Make It To The Top. 100% Mera Peak Summit Success Rate. Looked After From Day 1.

I owe our success in reaching the Mera Peak summit safely to our amazing guide Lal and his amazing team of porters! We were a team of four women and we had a 100% summit success rate.

Lal went above and beyond from Day 1 when I missed my connecting flight to Kathmandu from Guangzhou due to bad weather in China. I finally arrived in Kathmandu late at night, tired and stressed out about my bags since it did not make my flight. As soon as Lal found out that I made it to Kathmandu, he made it to the airport in a flash, waiting to pick me up and take me to the hotel with a warm smile and a big welcome - and this was really late at night! When my airline failed to get my bag in time for the trek, Lal organised my luggage to arrive in Lukla before I even made it to Lukla! My luggage had all my gear and summit clothing, without this luggage I could not have started the trek. It was a huge relief seeing my luggage and it was all thanks to Lal and his efficiency for getting my luggage in time. There would have been no other way.

This was my first time doing a multi day trek, let alone climbing a mountain, I was nervous but Lal made sure I enjoyed the trek and most importantly I was safe. Lal and his team made sure it was their priority to make sure we were well prepared, safe, looked after and most importantly we all make it to the top. Little things like telling us to slow down while ascending to make sure we don't get altitude sickness, while other groups sped in front of us and did not make the summit because they were sick, making sure we were all well fed so that we had all the energy to endure the full 13 days, giving us water when we ran out of our own and believing in us all added up to our successful summit! His porter team Bupendra and Tula Raj all took turns to lead the party and helped us to carry our gear.

Every morning we would wake up and see their smiley faces ready to start the day trekking, while they were getting ready to carry our 50kg bags in tough terrain. Without hesitation, Lal and his porter team always offered a hand when us ladies weren't comfortable going down a steep hill and believe me the passes were insane! They made the trip much more enjoyable and memorable as we all had our funny and scary moments together.

Summit day was unbelievably the hardest and craziest day of my life! One to remember for the rest of our lives but we couldn't have made it without his team, his positivity and his patience. It took us 6 hours to reach the summit and Lal was with us every step of the way - feeding us snacks, opening our water bottles so that we can drink, carried our back packs to putting our polarised sunglasses on our faces to protect us from the sun. His team absolutely went above and beyond! Making the summit was an epic experience and to do it with a team that we grew closely with, who supported and believed in us made the experience even more special.

Lal and his team were always looking out for us and I could not be more grateful. We were constantly surrounded by positive attitude the whole way up and the whole way down, even after our summit day.

Although, we successfully summited and made it to Lukla, Lal did not stop working. Leaving Lukla was such a mess and super stressful as I had an international flight to make. Lal was always alert, always on call to see if there was an available seat for me on any of the outgoing flights.

Lal is honest and professional and I would definitely choose Nepal Intrepid Treks again. What an incredible ascent. I will never forget this trip. Until then my friend!

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Tina N,
Sydney, Australia

Mera Peak 14 day hike & 100% Success Rate!

This was my first trip to Nepal, and thanks to Lal and his amazing team, climbing Mera Peak was an awesome experience. Our group of 4 had a 100% success rate, when a lot of other travelers we met along the way, did not make it to the top.

Nothing was a problem for Lal, we had lost luggage and bad weather delays – which meant he had to reschedule accommodation/flights several times for us. He was so gracious, professional, and incredibly helpful every step of the way (literally!). Both him and our two incredible porters, really made our trip, going above and beyond on so many occasions.

Summit day was tough, but the support of Lal and his team – helped us all get through and make it to the top!

Lal always made us feel safe, supported and that nothing was a problem – and there was always a smile on his face. I would absolutely recommend trekking with Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions, I’m so grateful for the experience, and can’t wait for my next adventure with Lal and his team.

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Lyn K,
Auckland Central, New Zealand

Patan historic and good adventure

Was such an awesome trip and loved getting to try local cuisine. Our guide Amit was very knowledgeable and showed us many spiritual sites which were really cool. A must do if in the Kathmandu area.

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melissabartonnn,

Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp 19days

Unreal experience! I opted for the longer trek as I wanted to see as much as possible in the time I had. I'm so glad I did.
My wonderful Guide Prem Karki and my assistant guide Lukpa were sensational! We laughed so much on the trek, with these 2 guiding us there was never a dull moment. Our success in reaching the Lakes and Everest Base Camp are purely down to their hard work and dedication. Plus I was lucky enough to meet another 6 legends who also opted for this unreal trek. We are now all the best of mates.
The trekking was hard at times and and some days were super easy. We had rain, snow, sunshine and everything in between. Each day we witnessed another insanely beautiful mountain and watched the landscape change the higher we went.
The Gokyo Lakes were stunning, I'm so glad we opted for this trek. The pictures attached are unfiltered!
Everest Base Camp was great! Such an amazing feeling to finally get there. We just sat and took it all in. Photos don't do it justice.
All the villages and places we stayed along the way were awesome! These tiny lodges and tea houses in the middle of the mountains were so cosy and the food is delicious. We met quite a few Sherpas who had summited Everest and we spoke to them at length about their expedition. Great bed time stories :)
Do yourself a favour and get on board this trek, you wont regret it!

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Jade C,
Orange, Australia

Everest Base Camp & Gokyo 925-1010/2019

Kamal, Tilak and Prince were our guide. They have done an excellent job in ensuring we had everything we needed - water, wifi, food and so on. They explained Nepalese culture and identified the peaks for us as we were asking for the names every day, it is one of the most precious thing about having the locals with us. The tour was a huge success and thank you guys and team for making it happen, it would not be the same without you. I had really enjoyed every moment on the trek. Highly recommend the agent and guides to anyone considering paying a visit to the beautiful Himalayas.

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olivieryiu,

Perfection EBC trekking

Professional risk control on EBC trekking. About airplane change the landing place on lukala or change the trekking schedule, your team also can find good guest house and restaurant.

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Iverroce Tu,

Wonderful experience

It was wonderful experience in my life. Our guide Kamal is professional, patient, and kindly. In this trekking journey still had some situation from uncontrollable mother nature. But this team also can control and change it perfectly. If you will come to Nepal to explore, don't miss Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions!

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Nora H,

Our Visit to Nepal

I dont know where to Start. There are barely any bad points to talk about. The service was exceptional and everbody was so polite and friendly. Everything was well organized. The places we used to rest and eat where always nice and clean. The employees and shepards where dedicated for their jobs and tried to accomplish our goals in the best way possible. I want to send my best wishes Lal, Ram, Tulla and Santos.

Best Regards
Luca & Ludovico

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Bahadir E,
Koenigswinter, Germany

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