The beautiful temples of Kathmandu Valley are one of the Nepalese capital's main attractions. Discover their secrets on this tour, visiting Durbar Square, Pashupatinath and Swyambhunath.
Kathmandu Temples Tour Itinerary
On the day of your tour, you'll be picked up from your hotel first thing in the morning, ready to begin exploring the temples of Kathmandu Valley with your expert English-speaking guide.
The first stop along your route will be in the Nepalese capital's Durbar Square, "durbar" meaning royal palace. This historic square is located in front of the old royal palace of the former Newar Kingdom of Kathmandu, and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Still considered the heart of the old town, the palaces, temples and courtyards that remain are a magnificent reminder of Nepal's architectural heritage.
Continuing on your tour by bus, you'll be taken to the Pashupatinath temple, in the east of Kathmandu Valley. After a journey of around 20 minutes, you'll reach the enormous Hindu complex on the banks of the sacred River Bagmati. Dating back to the 5th century and dedicated to the deity Shiva, Pashupatinath is made up of over 500 temples, monuments and ashrams built in the pagoda style. The gold roof of the main sanctuary will leave you in awe!
Next, you'll head to the Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath, one of the largest of its kind in the world. Considered by many to be the most spiritual place in Kathandu, it has been a place of prayer for many centuries.
The final stop on your guided tour of the valley's temples will be at Swayambhunath, a stupa that is also known as the Monkey Temple... see if you can guess why! As well as its majestic architecture and the vibrantly colourful prayer flags surrounding it, the most striking part of this incredible monument are the paintings of the Buddha's eyes and eyebrows that look down in all directions upon those who visit. The structure has become one of Kathmandu's most iconic landmarks.
At the end of your tour, you'll be dropped back off at your hotel.
This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.
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English guided tour
Up to 2 peopleUS$ 127
Up to 5 peopleUS$ 174
Up to 14 peopleUS$ 320
The tour is exclusively in English.
Pick up and drop off at hotel.
English speaking guide.
Entrance fees (Pashupatinath, €8.50 approx; Boudhanath, €8.50 approx; Swayambhunath, €8.50 approx).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Kathmandu).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).