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Monkey Temple Tours

Trip Overview

Trip Facts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Easy and fun day
  •    Destination: Kathmandu valley City Tour
  •    Activities: Guided SIghtseeing Tour in of The Cultural World Heritage Side
  •    Accommodation: Good Hotel in Kathmandu
  •    Meals: Breakfast Inculded
  •    Maximum altitude: 1400m
  •    Group size: Min 3
  •    Best Season: It can happen all around the year depending upon your convenience

Symabhunath also popular as the "Monkey Temple" among the foreign visitors. Syambhunath stupa sits atop its hill. It is one of the most peaceful places where the chanting of the mantras fills the soul of the visitors with calmness. The hilltop of Symabhu is popular for its panoramic view of the entire Kathmandu city.

Swambhu means "self-existent one". It is believed that this Chitra (stupa) was built in the 13th century by King Mandev and since then it is an important center of Buddhism. The stupa rests on a hilltop 3 km west of the Kathmandu city. It is believed that it evolved spontaneously when the valley was created out of a primordial lake more than 2,000 years ago. It is one of the oldest stupas of Nepal and has many monasteries and shrines in its premises.

The stupa of the Syambhunath sits at the hilltop. The exceedingly 365 steep stone lead to the top of the shrine but it is quite a challenge. One can even take a road and drive to the hilltop. A large number of Hindus and Buddhist are seen visiting here. This is the perfect place to see religious harmony in Nepal.

Symanbhunath stupa is the hallmark of faith and harmony for centuries and the glory of Kathmandu has started from this point. The Kathmandu city was once a lake. Legends say that Syambhunath was evolved out of a lotus that had bloomed in the center of the lake. On the pedestal of the western boundary of Buddha is the largest image of Sakyamuni Buddha. There is a temple of the Goddess of learning "Manjusri or Saraswati" which is situated behind the hilltop of the Syambhunath.

The premises of Syambhunath is filled with the statues, images, and shrines of Buddhist and Hindu deities. The bottom of the hill completely surrounded by prayer wheels. The devotees are seen circulating at stupa all the time. The entire jungles of the hill is filled with colorful prayer flags.

On the eastern side of the stupa, one can see the Vajra 'thunderbolt'. The Buddha statue is on the west side of Syambhu. The statue of sleeping Buddha can also be seen in Syambhunath.  The Dewa Dharma Monastery is noted for a bronze icon of Buddha and traditional Tibetan paintings. Visit Syambhunath and find calmness in your mind and soul.


Trip Itinerary

Trip Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu.Altitude (1,350m) 

After the arrival of you're at Tribhuwan International Airport, our customer receiving member will greet with attractive preparations and will drive you up to the booked hotel from the means of your comfort. If your arrival is accurate as planned then, we will also take you to well-hygienic restaurant along with opportunity to take a short glimpse over the taste of foods, entertaining dances, etc. of different ethnic castes of Nepal and if the arrival is late then we may do this in next day. Next day morning, you will be taken to the head office and you will be told about your trekking routes, activities, destinations and their time periods briefly. Then, we will introduce you to your tourguide.


Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

After breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, situated in the heart of the city. This entire royal palace complex is filled with historical monuments. See the stone statue of Hanuman and the palace’s golden gate. Visit the Taleju temple, at 36.6 meters high, the temple to Lord Krishna, built in the 17th century, and the Jaggannath temple, famous for its erotic art.


The Swayambhu Nath stupa is situated on a hill, and from this point you’ll have incredible views of the Kathmandu valley and the Himalayan range. Visit the Pasupatinath temple, an important Hindu shrine. You’ll also stop at the Boudhananth stupa, the largest in South Asia.


Day 3: Sightseeing Tour in Patan

Patan, the second-largest city in the valley, has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Its central Durbar Square is absolutely packed with temples, and is an architectural feast. There is a far greater concentration of temples per square meter here than in either Kathmandu or Bhaktapur. You’ll have time to admire the most stunning display of Newari architecture in Nepal.


Next on the itinerary is a drive to Nagarkot. At an altitude of 1,950 meters, it is an excellent spot for views of snowy mountain peaks and spectacular sunsets and sunrises. In the morning, when the sky is clear, you can enjoy views of the Himalayas including Lantang, Everest, Amadablam, and Kanchenjunga.


Day 4:Sightseeing Tour in Bhaktapur

After breakfast, you’ll head out on a drive from Nagarkot to Bhaktipur. Bhaktapur city is also a World Heritage Site, and is the third major town in the valley. The main points of interest in Bhaktapur are the lion gate and the golden gate. The lion gate dates to the late 17th century and is guarded on either side by huge statues of lions, with stone images of gods standing alongside. The golden gate is said to be the most beautiful and richly molded specimen of its kind in the world.


Day 5: End of Tour

Departure from the Kathmandu airport.    or you can perpar your fother trip 


Trip Information

Trip Information

Accommodations In Nepal 

In Kathmandu, we will have a 3-star hotel room which will be shared in a twin-share basis and will have a supplement of breakfast alongside. The rooms will have attached bathrooms and will have all the facilities that will at least help you have a semi-urban experience judging from where you come. But, during the trek, we will have to forfeit the luxury of a 3-star hotel in the pursuit of what nature has in store for us and travel through the wildlands in local teahouses, which will be very comforting as well but just not luxurious enough in terms of the facilities provided.

Meals In Nepal 

We can have a myriad a local and international cuisines to choose from during the trek though the list of meals will not be as elaborate as you might think, but still we do have options and they surely do taste awesome. We are very careful for providing you with food that is both hygienic and heavy for sustaining your energy throughout the trek. All kinds of meal fall under the package costs during the trek except for when you stay in Kathmandu where we will only be able to offer the breakfast. And, we will also end our lovely soulful trekking experience with a lovely farewell dinner at the end of our trek in Kathmandu.


Swayambhunath Stupa NPR. 200 NPR.. 50 NPR. 200 Free 9841482294 Below 10 years free.

Additional Information

We will be more than happy to discuss whatever aspects you find confusing in mail or directly in phone if you prefer.

Visa Information 

Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport of Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. Choice is yours.

If you have obtained visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are 'Tourist Visas'.  They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa 'On Arrival' is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ' Tourist Visa' to get into the country.  However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from Department of Immigration by producing required documents.

Nationals of designated countries are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of Nepal Government.  

Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA)  if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.  


You can visit online information for visa


For tourist visa application link


Detail Itinerary

This 2 days Kathmandu tour includes visiting of five cultural heritage of Nepal -Patan, Bhaktapur, Syambhunath, Pashupatinath, and BouXdha. Our team will be picking the visitors from their residential hotel after breakfast at 8 in the morning. Then we will be headed for the first-day tour that is Syambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath. After the first-day tour is completed, our team will drop all the visitors to their residential hotels. The next day we will begin again at 8 in the morning for the second-day trip which will be Bhaktapur and Patan.


Cost Details

What is included?

What does the package includes:

  • Vehicle for the travel will be accommodated by us.
  • We will also be providing the visitors with a city guide to provide you with all the details necessary.
  • Lunch arrangements will be made by us.
  • Pick up and drop facility will also be arranged by us.
  • All the tickets for the entrance is included in the package itself.

(Note: The cost for the above mentioned things are included in the package itself and nothing will be charged extra for the sightseeing)


What is not included?

What does the package do not includes:

  • Breakfast and Dinner is not accommodated in the package.
  • The hotel cost is also not included in the package.
  • All the personal requirements will be not included in the package.


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Trip Higlights

  • Challenge yourself to climb all the 365 steps to reach the temple and catch the enchanting view of the small stupas, monkeys and small vendors while you stop to catch your breath.
  • Circle the stupa and while rotating the prayer wheels.
  • Catch the panoramic view of the entire Kathmandu city and try to locate where you are staying.
  • Visit the Buddha park where the gigantic statue of Shakyamuni Buddha, Guru Rinpoche, and Buddha Maitreya.
  • Walk down the stairs to see the world peace pond.