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4-Hour Private Walking Tour Of Swayambhu Nath Stupa & Kathmandu Durbar Square



  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, History, Walking

  • Duration

    4 Hours

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Join us on an exciting tour of two of Kathmandu's most iconic locations: Swayambhu Nath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Walk to Swayambhu Nath Stupa, the oldest heritage site in Kathmandu and see the unique blend of Hinduism and Buddhism by visiting monasteries. Explore the Kathmandu Durbar Square's ancient palaces and temples, including the Kumari Ghar, home to the living goddess.

  • Pay your respects at the Swayambhu Nath Stupa, the Monkey Temple
  • Experience the harmony of different religions, cultures & heritages
  • See the Thanka painting, Mandalas etc. (the process of making them on the Buddhist philosophy)
  • Explore Durbar Squares and ancient palaces (pagoda styles)
  • Tour Of Swayambhu Nath Stupa & Kathmandu Durbar Square expand_more
    • We shall meet at a point (hotel, café, restaurant) or any place you prefer in the Thamel area or Swayambhu area. The walk to Swayambhu Nath Stupa takes about 40 minutes from Thamel. Swayambhu Nath is the oldest heritage site of Kathmandu, it lies on the top of the hill, also commonly known as Monkey Temple. You will see the harmony between Hinduism & Buddhism in the temple complex. 
    • Visit monasteries, offering the butter candle, enjoying the activities of monkeys, learn about Buddhism philosophy are some highlights in this area. Walking the stairs up from the bottom of the hill all the way up is interesting as well. If you are interested, you can also learn about the THANKA, a traditional canvas painting based on Buddhism philosophy. Also, this is one of the best souvenirs of Nepal.
    • After the completion of the tour of Swayambhu, we shall walk towards Kathmandu Durbar Square, another 40-50 minutes walking. In Kathmandu Durbar Square, we shall see ancient Palaces such as Hanuman Dhoka, Basantapur, Gaddi Baithak, Kumari Ghar, a museum, Taleju temple & different temples. Touring this square takes more than an hour. Here you can see the best examples of the Pagoda styles. If you are lucky enough, you can also see the KUMARI, the living goddess.
    • Next, see Kasthamandap (Mandap made of a single tree), from which the Kathmandu valley got its name. 
    • Later, walk back to Thamle via Ason, the local market (25 minutes).

    Drop off at your place, and the tour ends.

What's Included
  • A professional tour guide (English speaking, extra language speaking guide is available on request with extra applicable cost)
What's Excluded
  • Entry fees in Swayambhu Nath & Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Tips & any personal expenses
Know before you go
  • Both Swayambhu Nath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square are popular world heritage sites of Kathmandu.
Meeting Point

Your hotel or any place you prefer within Thamel

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Maria
    Beautiful Sights and Great Guide

    The private walking tour of Swayambhu Nath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square was a beautiful experience. Niranjan was great and provided us with a wealth of information about the history and culture of Nepal.

  • Peter
    Incredible Heritage Site Tour
  • Tom
    Insightful and Inspiring Tour

    The private walking tour of Swayambhu Nath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square was insightful and inspiring. Our guide was excellent, providing us with a deep understanding of Nepalese culture, religion, and history. We were amazed by the intricate architecture and artistry of the temples and palaces we visited. The tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Nepal.

  • Jessica
    Excellent Sightseeing Tour
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USD 85 / group

Total number of people (Min: 1 , Max: 10)

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