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Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur) Tours and Tickets

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The heart of Kathmandu, the Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur) is a vibrant public square was once the Kathmandu Kingdom royal residence. It has one of the world’s highest concentrations of well-preserved ancient buildings, making for a stunning open-air museum. Although the square was damaged during the 2015 earthquakes, there is still an array of architectural gems to see.

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Kathmandu Walking Tour

Kathmandu Walking Tour

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Kathmandu walking tour is a fantastic day tour where you will be following the local trails to bazaar, temples, courtyards and join with locals to worship the gods and more. You will get to know many interesting and untold stories related to culture, history, heritage, and people of Kathmandu from your local tour expert.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.00
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$18.00

Private Full-Day Tour With Nagarkot Sunrise and Bhaktapur From Kathmandu

Private Full-Day Tour With Nagarkot Sunrise and Bhaktapur From Kathmandu

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Take a full-day private tour that combines the sunrise viewing at Nagarkot with a sightseeing trip to Bhaktapur—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rise early to depart from Kathmandu and reach high altitude Nagarkot in time to watch the sun rise over the Himalayas. Continue to Bhaktapur after breakfast and visit top attractions in the culture-rich city, including Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapole Temple, Dattatreya Temple, and 55 Window Palace. Your tour includes breakfast, private guide and vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Seven World Heritage Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley
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Seven World Heritage Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley

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Kathmandu’s top sights are spread throughout the sprawling capital, meaning most visitors end up missing key attractions. On this action-packed day tour, you’ll cover all of the region’s UNESCO-listed highlights. Travel in a comfortable private car between locations in the city, with a private guide on-hand to supply information and background. You’ll also enjoy lunch in stunning Bhaktapur and venture to Changu Narayan, the oldest temple in the Kathmandu Valley.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00
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$175.00
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Kathmandu Full Day Tour

Kathmandu Full Day Tour

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This small-group sightseeing tour of Kathmandu includes several prominent religious monuments. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in front of the old royal palace, and learn about the former Kathmandu Kingdom from your professional guide. Continue on to see the Tibetan Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath and visit Pashupatinath Temple—a shrine that honors Lord Shiva—both sacred sites designated by UNESCO. Finish at the imposing Bouddhanath stupa, the largest in Kathmandu Valley.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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$90.00

3-Day All Inclusive Chitwan Safari Tour from Kathmandu

3-Day All Inclusive Chitwan Safari Tour from Kathmandu

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Nepal may be best known for its mountains, but it’s also home to some of the world’s finest jungles. Head to Chitwan National Park—and try your luck tiger-spotting—on this VIP private tour, with includes four-star accommodation and freshly prepared meals. Explore the nature reserve by foot, jeep safari, and boat, and get a peek at crocodiles and rhinos. You’ll also meet with local communities in a Tharu village.
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  • 3 days
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$220.00
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Private Full-Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Private Full-Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Take in Nepal's rich heritage on a private full-day tour of several UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley. Your private guide takes you to the Durbar Squares, Swayambhunath Temple (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple and more. Learn about the history and significance of each place as you explore the Buddhist and Hindu sacred sites with your guide. Includes private guide and vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Kathmandu. Entrance fees are at your expense.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Kathmandu Evening Tour by Rickshaw Including Durbar Square

Kathmandu Evening Tour by Rickshaw Including Durbar Square

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Immerse yourself in the daily rhythms and colorful atmosphere of Kathmandu during this guided rickshaw ride. Begin your trip in the tourist district of Thamel as your guide pedals past the area’s busy market place and bustling squares, heading towards Durbar Square. Then hop off your rickshaw to wander on foot, observing the gorgeous early-evening light as it silhouettes the city’s temples and the nocturnal glow of Kathmandu’s lively nightlife begins to stir. Your rickshaw ride also includes the entrance fee at Durbar Square.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.54
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$47.54

Day Trip to Bhaktapur and Nagarkot from Kathmandu

Day Trip to Bhaktapur and Nagarkot from Kathmandu

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Ideally suited for travelers short on time, this enriching tour of Patan and Bhaktapur covers all the top highlights of both centuries-old former kingdoms. Discover the pinnacle of Newari architecture with a peek at traditional stone carvings and ancient Malla temples in two distinct, well-preserved city centers. Tours include a private guide, free time to shop for local handicrafts and comfortable, and round-trip transportation from your Kathmandu hotel.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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$90.00
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Kathmandu World Heritage Full Day Culture Tour

Kathmandu World Heritage Full Day Culture Tour

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On this private tour of the Kathmandu Valley you’ll discover four UNESCO World Heritage sites in one day: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupati Temple. Explore these landmarks with your own personal guide who describes the religious, historical and cultural significance of each location. A perfect introduction for first-time visitors to Nepal, this full-day trip offers a fantastic overview including round-trip hotel transport in the comfort of a private vehicle.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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$120.00
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Explore Kathmandu with Local Guide

Explore Kathmandu with Local Guide

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we wish our Guests could explore everything even smaller. Many travelers visit this major Sightseeing Place in Kathmandu. But very few people notice the small place inside UNESCO Heritage site.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.26
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Life and spirituality tour of Kathmandu

Life and spirituality tour of Kathmandu

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The tour gives you a glimpse of the cultural life of people of Nepal in general. This is a great way to observe the spiritual practices of Nepal which are a blend of Hinduism, Buddhism and Tantrism. Walk through the medieval town designed with principles of Vastu Shastra (material science) architecture and visit the neighborhood of Ayurveda. Feel the 'Little Tibet in Kathmandu' as Boudhanath Stupa. Visit Pashupatinath and watch the Hindu 'Karma' and 'Bhakti' based lifestyles. Learn the philosophy behind cremation and the life after death. Visit Lalitpur (Patan), the city of fine art and discover the hidden monasteries including the 'Golden temple'. Know why it is called the oldest existing Buddhist city in the world. Learn the history of Gurkha and visit Kumari, the living goddess of Kathmandu. Walk through the colorful market of Ason back to your hotel. This is a very relaxed cultural tour of Kathmandu watching spiritual life of people.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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$70.00
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Full Day Private Tour of Kathmandu - UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Full Day Private Tour of Kathmandu - UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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This package is a combo of cultural, historical and religious tour in Kathmandu gives you a scattered yet closer glimpse about Nepal. This heritage tour is one of kind excursion that takes you back into Nepal's rich architectural medieval era. Each of these sites that you will visit is different in terms of its architecture, craftsmanship, civilization, and various cultural facets and attributes. This heritage tour takes you to four iconic landmarks: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath temples. These amazingly interesting places are known for its historical, cultural and religious significance that symbolizes Nepal and its existence.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.00
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$47.00
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Private 6-Hour Kathmandu City Tour

Private 6-Hour Kathmandu City Tour

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Discover the UNESCO World Heritages sites of Kathmandu on a 6-hour tour with a guide. Explore the temples of Kathmandu's Durbar Square, then take in Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple to learn about the Buddhist and Hindu traditions of Nepal. Hear about the history and craftsmanship of the temples, royalty in Nepal, and recovery from the 2015 earthquake. Includes private guide and vehicle, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00

Private Guided City Day Tour of Kathmandu

Private Guided City Day Tour of Kathmandu

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Discover top sights in the Kathmandu Valley in a single day during this attraction-packed, full-day tour of Kathmandu, Patan, and Boudha. Visit multiple UNESCO-listed landmarks, including the Newar shrines and palaces of Durbar Square (home to the city's Kumari, or Living Goddess), and the sprawling, Shiva shrine of Pashupatinath Temple. Tours include door-to-door, air-conditioned transportation.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

Private Guided Walking Tour in Kathmandu Durbar Square

Private Guided Walking Tour in Kathmandu Durbar Square

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Visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square: Explore ancient royal palace of Nepal experience, where you can explore heritage, culture and behavior of our royal family. Gentle walk from Thamel to Durbar square is crowded street walking and at the site, it’s calm and peaceful. Great opportunity to visit ancient museum for the same, so this place is listed under UNESCO world heritage site.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes
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$20.00
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Swayambhu and Kathmandu Durbar Square Half Day Tour

Swayambhu and Kathmandu Durbar Square Half Day Tour

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This half-day tour is a handy way to learn more about the culture and history of Kathmandu, through visiting two of its UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa are two beautiful and culturally important sites that reveal a lot about Hindu and Buddhist Nepali traditions. Learn about these from your local guide, and understand a lot more than you would if touring independently.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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5-Day Himalayas Trek: Mt Everest Region with Round-Trip Flights from Kathmandu

5-Day Himalayas Trek: Mt Everest Region with Round-Trip Flights from Kathmandu

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For fit and adventurous travelers, this Everest-area tour provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, then trek with an experienced guide for a memorable four days in the Himalayas. Enjoy panoramic views of Mt Everest, and stay overnight at teahouses in the villages of Phakding, Namche Bazaar and tiny Monjo. Be prepared to cross fast-flowing rivers, make the ascent to the world's highest hotel and experience the majestic Himalayas with a small-group limited to 12 people, allowing for personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 5 days
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$1,133.00
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$1,133.00

Private Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour Including Lunch

Private Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour Including Lunch

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Ideal for first-time visitors or travelers short on time, this action-packed VIP tours hits the highlights of Kathmandu, topped off with a savory Nepali lunch. Dig into your meal overlooking the largest Buddhist stupa in the world, and tick off UNESCO-listed heritage sites like the palace-packed Durbar Square and the sprawling Hindu temple complex of Pashupati. Tours include entrance fees and private hotel pickup.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.00
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$94.00

Explore Kathmandu City by Comfortable Private Ac Car

Explore Kathmandu City by Comfortable Private Ac Car

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Explore Kathmandu City tour by Comfortable Private Ac car with Experienced Tour Guide is one of the best and hassle free tour to sight seeing Kathmandu Valley.Our Tour Expert Experienced Guide will explain each and every part about Heritage,History and Culture.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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1 day Kathmandu World Heritage guided tour group join

1 day Kathmandu World Heritage guided tour group join

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This tour is a conducted by experienced Tour professionals and tour guides working in Nepal for more than 10 years. We want to show you the main cultural and historical sites of Kathmandu Valley in 1 day. The tour will be 1 hour stop at each of the 4 world heritage sites. And travel time depends upon traffic from 1 hour to 3 hours. Tour begins with meeting and greeting with all tourists ready for the trip followed by introduction with everyone. Your tour guide will lead to the tour with informations about the sites and other commentaries (in English) while proceeding to the world heritage sites. You can have opportunity to make new friends while travelling in Kathmandu. We are fun loving person that's why we are in a tour business so our idea is to provide you fun during travel.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Best Nepal Tour Package

Best Nepal Tour Package

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Explore both Pokhara and Nepal over the course of six days on this private tour. Planning a multi-day excursion like this one may be logistically challenging; booking this package means everything is arranged for you. You can just enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of Nepal and listen to guided commentary as you explore. A private tour promises personalized attention, a flexible itinerary, and the chance to ask questions.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$460.00
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$460.00
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Cultural highlights round trip Nepal in 10 days

Cultural highlights round trip Nepal in 10 days

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Save yourself days of advance planning by opting for a 10-day tour of Nepal, during which your guide takes care of transfers, accommodation, and all activities. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour allows you to overcome the language barrier and reveals a local side of Nepal that most first-time visitors miss.
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  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$869.51
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$869.51
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Private Tour of 4 UNESCO Heritage Sites in Kathmandu by Car

Private Tour of 4 UNESCO Heritage Sites in Kathmandu by Car

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This is the best,unique trip and hassle free to explore 4 heritage UNESCO listed sites in Kathmandu by private car in 5 hours.Our Experienced Driver as a Guide will explain you all about this trip.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Private Day Tour to Kathmandu Durbar Square & Swayambhu Stupa #visitnepal2020

Private Day Tour to Kathmandu Durbar Square & Swayambhu Stupa #visitnepal2020

This tour will take you to the ancient palace Square Kathmandu Durbar Square. Where you will be seeing the ancient palace building from 15th - 19th century. Outside the palace in the Durbar Square area you will be seeing many Nepalese style of temples. Kathmandu Durbar Square is also famous for the Temple of Living Goddess Kumari you will be paying the visit to the temple of Living Goddess Kumari as well. Swayambhunath Stupa is a famous Buddhist religious site . It is located on the hill top which will give you beautiful view of city of Kathmandu along with the presence of monkeys as well in its premises and hence in other name it is also called as the monkey temple . Highly flexible with time as per your request. Bottles of drinking water as per the number of people . As this is a private tour so no need to waste time on picking up the people .
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.00
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$43.00
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