3 Days Kathmandu Cultural Tour with hiking 3 Days, Private Tour

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Visit rich heritage in the Kathmandu, Patan & Bhaktapur with 1 day hiking experiences

If you have a short time, this way is ideal to do a city tour of Kathmandu, Patan & Bhaktapur and day hike in the Kathmandu Valley. Not only can you hike through the beautiful countryside, but you can enjoy the beautiful Kathmandu valley and Himalayan mountain views to the north. This tour with hike gives you the chance to also see something of the rich heritage in the Kathmandu Valley.

Max Elevation
2,732 meters
Major Attractions
Kathmandu Durbar Square Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Patan, Bhaktapur,& Shivapuri hill
Best Season
Any Season
Transportation options
Private AC Vehicle


If you have a short time, this way is ideal to do a city tour of Kathmandu, Patan & Bhaktapur and a day hike in the Kathmandu Valley. Not only can you hike through the beautiful countryside, but you can enjoy the beautiful Kathmandu Valley and Himalayan mountain views to the north. This tour with a hike gives you the chance to also see something of the rich heritage within the Valley.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath
Day 02: Tour of Patan Durbar Square (Lalitpur) & Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Day 03: A day hike to Shivapuri hill with Mountain & valley views

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Day by Day Activities

Morning starts with a cultural tour to late afternoon, our city guide takes you to Kathmandu famous World Heritage Sites with old Durbar Square in the hub of Kathmandu city, visit the old Malla & Shah regime palaces and royal courtyard and a tour of Kastamandap Temple (where Kathmandu name comes from) assumed that this temple of wood built from a single tree, and then visit Kumari Goddess (living virgin goddess) Kumari, a young girl of teens phase replaced by another young Kumari after reaching late teenage, after a wonderful time here a short drive to the west at old and renown landmark of Kathmandu valley the Swayambhunath Stupa, perched on a hill top providing super panorama of Kathmandu city and surrounding green hills with high snow capped mountains in the north.

This old Stupa dates back of more than 2,500 years old with four main eyes of Buddha overlooking North, South, East and West directions.
Visit the monastery surrounded with serene forest with lot of monkeys and it’s also called as “Monkey Temple”.

Then driving for next interesting tour to holy Pashupatinath Temple, where non Hindu are not permitted in the main temple premises, but tourist can look at the temple premises from above Bagmati river, this temple dedicated to celebrated lord Shiva, this unique temple with golden stage roofs with four silver doors at 4 direction.

Close to it lies the site of Hindu cremation on the bank of the river, after an interesting time return back to hotel with rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Starting morning with a short drive towards Patan city located south of Kathmandu at mere distance across the bridge, on reaching Patan also known as Lalitpur meaning “city of arts” visit the old Palace complex, courtyard (Durbar) with tall terracotta palace, impressive window carvings, and a tall Krishna Temple with Garuda pillar, a vehicle of Lord Vishnu and Lord Krishna, from here a pleasant ride to valley 03rd biggest city at Bhaktapur, this old city was once a Nepal’s capital during Malla period in 12th to 15th century.

Bhaktapur, famous for its arts and crafts, woodcarving and pottery, tour of exclusive Durbar Square with beautiful golden gate palace of 55 windows with a visit to see an interesting wooden peacock window, tour of Bhaktapur continues visiting next Durbar Square with renowned Nytapola Temple, Bhaktapur National Art Gallery, and Bhairavnath Temple.

After a lovely and interesting day return back to hotel with afternoon free at leisure.

Starting with a short drive from Kathmandu leading North towards Narayanthan or Buddhanilkantha temple area of Lord Vishnu in a sleeping position on the bed of serpent, from here heading for a climb with tremendous views of Kathmandu valley, green farm lands and spread out farm villages, after an hour climb on the dense forest winding road reaching an isolated Buddhist monastery and a nunnery in serene ambiance, here with rest for a while climbing through lovely forest of rhododendron, pines and oaks tree lines reaching the top of Shivapuri Hill at 2,523 meters high with fabulous views of snow capped mountains North and of Kathmandu valley down below, here visit an ashram of a late guru who lived here for many years in meditation in this wonderful spot.

After a great hike with wonderful views and tranquil surrounding, Shivapuri is a wildlife reserve and a park with watershed source for Kathmandu valley.

Descent towards the Shivapuri Park entrance and exit, then drive back to Kathmandu after completing this nice day hike.

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Traveler’s Reviews

Boudha Stupa, Kathmandu

Paul & Angela
United Kingdom
Travel time: October 13, 2016

4 Day Kathmandu Valley plus Mt Everest flight

The trip has been excellent. Angela and I were just discussing it. We have agreed that this has been the best trip we have done and we have done lots of trips, all over the world. Our guide has been an excellent. His English is fluent and his knowledge exemplary. We have learnt so much about Nepal. The planning and pace of the trip were just right for us. We saw everything and more that we wanted to see. The driver was also first rate. Our trips were always smooth and safe. The Hotel Shanker had wonderful charm and the staff were always pleasant, attentive and helpful. The Everst flight was stunning. We are very satisfied customers and will have no reservations recommending your company to any of our friends who may be considering visiting your beautiful country.

Travel time: April 17, 2019

A trip enclosing various lifelong experience!

I am a person that sets a bar high for everything. For a vacation as well it is difficult to please me. But, this tour of the fantastic destinations of Nepal has me on my knees. Never before had I felt about a place like here. I was humbled by the majestic views and magical monuments of Pokhara and Kathmandu.

I selected Everest vacation randomly and I had a few expectations. But, the tour organized by the team and assistance provided by Umesh was very helpful. Even during the hikes here, I had every help available to make everything smooth. As a solo traveler, I was amazed at the photography skills of my guide too. I recommend Netra and Everest Vacation for a pristine vacation in Nepal.

Travel time: April 15, 2022

A day hike in Kathmandu- Loved it

I just wanted a refreshment from my hectic schedule and had a day off. My friend helped me book a day hike in Kathmandu. He booked with Everest Vacation and a guide picked me up from my hotel. Dipak was my guide and he was polite and had a good sense of humor. I enjoyed his company and reached Nagarkot for sunrise. I must admit I forgot my stress at once when I observed the sunrise over snow-capped mountains. The green natural views and natural beauty around there attracted me. I felt rejuvenated. We had breakfast and started hiking towards ancient Newari village Changu Narayan. The village was peaceful and very beautiful. One of the oldest temples is listed on the World Heritage site. The history of the place was interesting to hear from my guide. A day hike was incredible. A great thanks to Dipak for making it enjoyable. I loved it.

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