Enjoy a 6-hour private tour of Kathmandu Valley, and learn more about Nepalese life in the city. Marvel at the many Buddhist and Hindu temples, see the shrines and stupas of Durbar Square, and discover how the valley was formed, according to legend.
What to Expect
Explore Kathmandu Valley with a private guide, and see some of the hundreds of temples and shrines to Hindu and Buddhist divinities scattered across the landscape. At every turn, you will encounter beautiful pagodas with intricately carved wooden windows, huge stones images, and inconspicuous shrines.
Teeming with images of gods and goddesses, crowded with temples and shrines, the city streets and country roads are like a museum without walls. Your guide will explain the religious puja (chanting), and its significance as part of everyday life in Kathmandu Valley. Go to Durbar Square and enter the heart of the city. Marvel at monuments, such as the Temple of Kumari, Pashpati Nath Temple and Swayambhu Nath Stupa (Monkey Temple), learning the story of each one along the way.
According to legend Kathmandu Valley was once the site of a great lake. It is said that Manjushree slashed the hill known as “Chovar” to drain the water and form the valley of today. No longer an expanse of water, the city is full of architectural wonders.
- Private tour guide
- Private transport in a car, van, or bus
- Tax and service charge