Are you traveling to Nepal and looking for available day trips in Kathmandu to spend your free time? You can see information on those activities in this post, which can be very helpful to spend a day easily in Kathmandu.
You probably are traveling to Nepal for a long mountain trek such as an Everest base camp trek, other short treks, or any adventure high passes trek and want to have some warm-up trips. Kathmandu valley has seven UNESCO world heritage sites. They are cultural, historical, and religious sites, you can spend one day visiting some of them, but you can not cover all of them in one day. You can choose where to visit in your free day in Kathmandu.
A full-day Kathmandu cultural tour covers a maximum of four places Kathmandu durbar square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and the Bouddhanath. Other heritage sites that you can visit in one day are Bhaktapur and Patan in the valley.
Besides these heritage site tours, you can also do the Dakshinkali Pharping tour, the Bungmati Khokana village tour, and more. If you are looking for a few adventurous trips to escape to nature and traditional villages, a day hike around Kathmandu could be a nice idea to spend one day in Kathmandu.
Jamacho hill, Shivapuri hill, Kakani Suryachaur, and Champadevi are the best hiking routes to enjoy green nature and beautiful Himalayan views. You can also see a stunning view of the Kathmandu valley from these hiking trails.
Nagarkot Changunarayan with sunrise offers beautiful mountain views, traditional villages, and more. You can even spend overnight in Nagarkot and enjoy the sunset views.
If you are traveling with a limited time in Nepal, or on a different region trek, but want to see the Everest Himalayas at the same time, and reach the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, the Everest base camp helicopter tour can be one of the most exciting tours for you to spend one day in Kathmandu. You can also see the great Himalayan views on a low budget. For that, you can fly the Everest scenic flight from Kathmandu airport.