Highlights of Kathmandu Tour
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Highlights of Kathmandu Tour

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Stop At: Chandragiri Hills, Thankot, Kathmandu 44619 Nepal

The Highlights of Kathmandu Tour makes for an incredible day trip in the amazing Kathmandu Valley. It features the Chandragiri Cable Car ride up Chandragiri Hill for the most fantastic view of the Himalayas as well as the beautiful Kathmandu Valley below. It also takes in two of the most popular of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Swayambhu and Kathmandu’s Durbar Square.

The journey begins after breakfast when your guide picks you up at your hotel with your private car to take you to Chandragiri Cable Car. Here you ride on this newly developed attraction in a gondola with large glass windows on all four sides. You skim over the lush, green jungle below as the gondola glides upwards. From your windows, gaze out over the Kathmandu Valley as the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas rise higher and higher on the horizon.

At the top, explore the temple as Chandragiri is a Hindu pilgrimage site. Go from here and enjoy lunch at the top where there is fine dining. Eat inside or out-of-doors with the Himalayas for your backdrop. On clear days, you can actually see five of the 14 highest peaks in the world, including Mt. Everest in the east!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Swayambhunath Temple, Swayamhu Circle Road, Kathmandu 44620 Nepal

You will return to your car via the cable car where your guide and driver whisk you off to Swayambhu. The famed Monkey Temple has been a Buddhist Pilgrimage Site for over 2000 years. Here you will see a synergy of Hinduism and Buddhism as only found in Nepal. The views from on top of Swayambhu are also outstanding as you explore the various stupas and temples.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

Our next stop is Kathmandu’s Durbar Square. This was home of the kings of Nepal until the end of the monarchy in 2007. Besides the royal palace, there are nearly 60 major Hindu temples, reflecting architectural styles dating back 800 years as well as from different royal dynasties.

We time it so that you will be able to see The Kumari, also known as the Living Goddess. She is a young girl especially chosen to be the embodiment of a goddess and she comes to give blessings to devotees. She is worshipped as a goddess by the Nepali people.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kumari Chowk, Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

Kumari Chowk is located at the middle of Kathmandu Durbar Square as it is the home for living goddess Kumari, a virgin girl chosen from the newar family.

Duration: 10 minutes

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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Lunch(Nepali Dish)
  • Professional guide
  • Both ways cable car in Chandragiri Hills
  • Entrance fees of both Heritage sites
  • Entry/Admission - Chandragiri Hills
  • Entry/Admission - Swayambhunath Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kathmandu Durbar Square
Not included
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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