Life and spirituality tour of Kathmandu

6 to 8 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 12
Mobile ticket


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' at Boudhanath Stupa. Visit Pashupatinath and watch the different aspects of Hindu life. 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 the spiritual life of people.


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Boudhanath Stupa, Boudh, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

We will first drive to Boudhanath area, known as 'Little Tibet of Kathmandu'. About 60 Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and the largest Nepalese Stupa continuously attracts pilgrims from far flung Himalayan villages throughout the year.This is a great place to learn about Tibetan Buddhism, life of monk and the Himalayan lifestyle.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pashupatinath Temple, 44621 Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

Pashupatinath is one of the biggest pilgrimage site for Hindus. The UNESCO Heritage site is a complex of temples, ghats (creamation grounds) and pavilions thrived by Hindu ascetics 'Shadus'. This is a great place to learn about joint family and society based on Hindu 'karma' system. Metaphors of Hindu Tantra depicted in erotic carving and worship of phallus. Learn about the Vedic astrology and the philosophy.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Patan (Lalitpur), Patan (Lalitpur), Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region

The medieval name of Patan is Lalitpur which means the 'city of fine art'. Indeed art and craft from Patan made it to India, Tibet and China during the medieval time. Majority of people in Patan still are artisans and devout Buddhists claiming to be decedent of Buddha. The town evolved from monasteries still possesses hundreds of Newari monasteries making Patan the oldest existing Buddhist city in the world. We will walk through the monastic town, visit couple of monastery from around 6th century. If you are interested, you can also visit Hindu and Buddhist iconography museum and the architectural museum for extra cost.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

Drive back to Kathmandu and visit the Kathmandu Durbar square. Visit Kumari, the living goddess of Kathmandu and the earthquake museum. Later walk along the medieval trade route to Ason market and back to Thamel or to your hotel. Walk through the old town unveils medieval courtyards full of cultural life and colorful market.

Duration: 2 hours


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Expert guide


  • Tips
  • Lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes

Additional information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

March 2022

My husband went on a 9 day tour with Rabi , he is the owner of I Tour Nepal , We had an amazing trip ! Rabi was very knowledgeable, organized and very kind,He went out of his way to make our trip enjoyable, Our accommodations were excellent and he actually took us to all the main attractions .If ...

December 2021

We had been in Nepal for a week. Thanks to Rabi and iTourNepal for arranging vehicle and helping in planning tour itinerary. Special thanks for arranging tickets for Mardi Himal Helicopter ride and Mount Everest flight. Rabi was available whenever needed. It was a mesmerising Nepal trip.

December 2021

Very nice and interesting tour with Rabi, who is a calm and very knowledged man. I can only recommend the tour to main places as well as to hidden places.

February 2020

Rudi is a professional guide with lots of knowledge. It was a great day with lots of sightseeing of amazing places. This tour I highly recommend! Especially if you want to know more about spirituality, boeddhisme and hindoeisme.

February 2020

I spent 8 days in Kathmandu and Bhutan in January 2020. I organised my trip through itournepal. Rabi was so helpful and responsive during the planning stage. I was so excited to get there and to get going. My trip was beyond incredible - Rabi had listened and organised a trip that took in incredi...

December 2019

Jacek - Poland We (group of 4 people) planned to go to Asia and two weeks before we found the opportunity to spend few days in Nepal. We had no idea how to spend time there. We sent email to Rabi from iTour Nepal. He replied immediately and answered all our questions and scheduled our tour that f...

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