Kathmandu Half Day Tour

Duration: 4 Hours
At a Glance
  • Duration 4 Hours
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End KTM/KTM
  • Group Size 1-30
  • Max. Altitude 1345

Kathmandu Half-Day Tour

Kathmandu is Nepal's capital and largest city. The only international airport in Nepal, Tribhuvan International Airport, is in Kathmandu. So, all travelers to Nepal have to land in Kathmandu and take the return flight home from Kathmandu.

Kathmandu is a cultural city with seven UNESCO heritage sites and many other places of interest. You do not have to worry if you do not have a full day in Kathmandu. We have many Half-Day Tours. If you have a few hours free in Kathmandu, the Half-Day Tours is the best way to spend your time.

Since Kathmandu is the entry and exit point wherever you are traveling in Nepal, taking transit in Kathmandu, or traveling to Nepal for other purposes such as meetings, trades, official visits, or any other purpose. We have many half-day tours in and around Kathmandu if you have a day free in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu Half-Day Tour Highlights

  • Kathmandu Durbar Squire Half-Day Tour
  • Bouddhanath Stupa Half Day Tour
  • Pashupatinath Temple Half-Day Tour
  • Swayambhunath Stupa Half-Day Tour
  • Kathmandu Durbar Squire & Swayambhunath Stupa Half-Day Tour
  • Bouddhanath & Pashupatinath Temple Half-Day Tour
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Squire Half-Day Tour
  • Patan Durbar Squire Half-Day Tour

How long is the Half-day Tour in Kathmandu?

The half-day tour in Kathmandu lasts 1-3 hours. We can arrange the half-day tour according to your time and the places you want to visit.

When does the Half-Day Tour start in Kathmandu?

We start the half-day tour twice a day in Kathmandu. The first half-day tour begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 11:00 a.m.; the second half-day tour starts at 3:00 p.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m.

This is our schedule for the half-day tour in Kathmandu. However, the half-day tour is mostly private as different people have different times available. If the above schedule is unsuitable, we can arrange the half-day tour at your available time.

From where does the Kathmandu Half-Day Tour start?

We start our Half-Day Kathmandu Tour from our office in Thamel, Kathmandu. Find the Location. However, we also provide pick-up and drop-off at your place/hotel if your location is on Ring Road in Kathmandu. There will be an additional cost if your area is outside the Ring Road.

Is there a guide on a Half-Day Tour in Kathmandu?

Yes, we provide a local expert guide to guide & interpret the destinations you visit on a half-day tour in Kathmandu.

What modes of transport are used in a Half-Day Tour in Kathmandu?

We provide private tourist transportation on our half-day tours in Kathmandu, and we offer the following travel vehicles based on the group size.

  • Car for 1-2 people
  • Jeep/Van for 3-5 people
  • Hiace Van for 5-13 people
  • Tourist bus for 14- 30 people

Where to visit on the Half-Day Tour in Kathmandu?

There are many places to visit in a half-day. A half-day tour in Kathmandu can visit a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 2 places. Some areas are significant; more than one full day is needed to see every destination corner. However, we have designed some of the best half-day tours.

Kathmandu Durbar Squire Half-Day Tour

If you have a few hours left in Kathmandu, the best option is to take a half-day tour to visit the Kathmandu Durbar Squire.

Kathmandu Durbar Square is the core of old Kathmandu city in Basantapur. It always inspires first-time guests with its complicated wood carvings and rich history. Encompassed by concrete buildings, the complex is a desert spring in a quick-creating, chaotic modern city.

Know more: Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Bouddhanath Stupa Half Day Tour

If you are looking for a half-day tour in Kathmandu, the tour to visit the Bouddhanath Stupa is the best for you.

The primary stupa at Boudhanath was fabricated after 600 AD when the Tibetan ruler Songtsen Gampo converted to Buddhism. In terms of elegance and virtue of line, no other stupa in Nepal approaches Boudhanath.

Know more: Bouddhanath Stupa

Pashupatinath Temple Half-Day Tour

A half-day tour of the Pashupatinath Temple is perfect for learning about Kathmandu's most significant Hindu temple.

Pashupatinath Temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and is one of the most religious places in Asia for devotees. It was built in the fifth century and later renovated by Malla Kings.

Moreover, the landmark is said to have existed from the earliest starting point, when a Shiva lingam was found here a thousand years ago.

Know more: Pashupatinath Temple

Swayambhunath Stupa Half-Day Tour

Swayambhunath Stupa is one of the world's greatest Buddhist Stupas. The all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha are painted on the four sides of the spire bases.

The Swayambhunath Stupa is a world heritage site in Kathmandu. It is worth visiting on your half-day tour of the city.

A half-day tour of Swayambhunath Stupa is perfect for learning about it.

Know more: Swayambhunath Stupa.

Kathmandu Durbar Squire & Swayambhunath Stupa Half-Day Tour

We at Outfitter Himalaya mostly have a visit to one destination on our half-day tour.

However, the Kathmandu Durbar Squire & Swayambhunath Stupa are close, and we have covered these two heritage sites in our half-day tour.

Bouddhanath & Pashupatinath Temple Half-Day Tour

Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath Temple are near each other. Both are UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu.

Visit these two places to complete your trip to Nepal. We at Outfitter Himalaya have designed a half-day tour of Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath Temple.

Bhaktapur Durbar Squire Half-Day Tour

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a piece of the ancient Newari city of Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon or Khwopa - Newar ख्वप लायकू) best known for its attractions.

The square contains a regal royal residence that became the dominant focus as one of three imperial capitals in the Kathmandu Valley during the fifteenth century.

Today, Bhaktapur Durbar Square is one of the four fundamental attractions inside the old city known as "Bhaktapur." During the Malla regime, Durbar Square procured most of its beautiful structures and conspicuousness as an extraordinary city in The Kathmandu Valley. It earned it the epithet "City of Lovers."

Know more: Bhaktapur Durbar Squire

Patan Durbar Squire Half-Day Tour

Patan Durbar Square is the most staggering example of Nepalese engineering in an urban context. Its initial history remains undocumented.

According to a few chronicles, the Thakuri dynasty built the palaces and reformed the local areas; however, concrete evidence is needed.

Right in the middle of bustling downtown Mangal Bazar stands the famous royal residence of the Malla king known as Maningal Rajprasad, of the royal residence of Maningal, likely built during the Lichchhavi period (start of the first century to the ninth century).

Know more: Patan Durbar Squire.

The above are some of the best half-day tours in Kathmandu. However, there are many other places to visit in Kathmandu.

So, let us know where you want to visit in Kathmandu. We can customize a half-day tour according to your needs and interests.

We have many full-day tours if you have time in Kathmandu. The Most Popular Full-day tours in Kathmandu are:

If you want to see the Himalayas, we also offer the Everest Mountain Flight Tour and the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.


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Our driver will come to pick you up at your hotel (place) at the given time, and he will take you on a half-day tour of the fixed places at the time of booking.

You will return to the hotel after the half-day tour is completed.

    Is the offered itinerary not suitable for you?

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    • Transportation by private tourist vehicle
    • Professional tourist guide
    • A bottle of mineral water


    • Monument entrance fees
    • Tips for guide and driver
    • Anything not mentioned in included section

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