Discover a quieter side of Kathmandu on a full-day tour that combines nature, history and culture. Visit the main Durbar Square of Patan City, continue to a typical village to explore Nepalese village life and end at the Botanical Gardens of Godawari.
What to Expect
Spend the day touring a more peaceful side of Kathmandu, with round-trip transportation from your city center hotel.
You will be picked up in the morning by your driver and personal guide. We will start exploring Kathmandu by visiting the spectacular Patan Durbar Square, also known as Lalitpur Durbar Square.
Patan Durbar Square is home to the former Patan Royal Family. The most photographed of Kathmandu’s 3 Durbar Squares, it features a remarkable display of Newari architecture and its main attractions include the Krishna Temple, with its 21 golden pinnacles; Rudra Varna Mahavihar; the Buddhist Monastery, which houses the local treasures; and the central courtyard of Mul Chowk.
From Patan, drive southeast to the countryside village of Lhubu. Translated as “Golden Plate,” Lhubu is a small village that boasts a rich cultural history. Explore the village and meet the local people, renowned for their weaving skills.
Walking through the village, you will see some of them at work, before passing the Maha Laxmi Temple, said to house the mother of the Goddess Maha Laxmi.
From Lubhu, continue to Godawari. On the way you will stop at a restaurant to enjoy lunch in a lovely rural setting.
Located at the foothills of the 9,154-foot (2,791-meter) Pulchowki Hill, the highest hill of the Kathmandu Valley, lies the lush green Botanical Garden. Home to various types of landscapes and plants, visit the Desert House, Tropical House, Rock Garden and many more stunning areas, providing a perfect final break from the bustling streets of Kathmandu.
- All transportation
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Guide in your chosen language
- Bottled water
- All entrance fees
What's Not Included
- Food and beverages
- Personal expenses, such as maps, guidebooks, souvenirs etc.
Know Before You Go
• Please make sure that you have adequate travel insurance
• Please send us an e-mail to let us know in which language you wish to take the tour