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Day Trips from Thamel | Insider’s Guide to explore Kathmandu and nearby

Day Trips from Thamel | Insider’s Guide to explore Kathmandu and nearby
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Day Trips from Thamel?

Where should I go? How am I going to plan my day trips from Thamel or day trips from Kathmandu during your stays in Thamel?  What are the places to visit in Kathmandu? What are the places to visit in Kathmandu at night?

If you are in Thamel now, and scratching head for above mentioned situation, then you must read this article. Then yes, We are going to provide you the best guideline here – Insider’s Guide to explore Kathmandu and nearby!

What are the places to visit in/from Kathmandu in ONE DAY?

If you have not visited the UNESCO sites of Kathmandu yet, then – first, please do this Kathmandu Day Tour , spare a day to visit Monkey Temple, Boudanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Boudanath Stupa in the evening


If  you have another free day in Kathmandu, you can consider paying a visit to Nagarkot by doing this Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu. This Nagarkot Hiking Tour starts from 4.30am, and you will visit Nagarkot View Point for the sunrise over the beautiful Himalayas, the easiest and cheapest option to say hi to Mt Everest. You will then trek from Nagarkot to Jarsing Pauwa and your day will end with a visit to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. bhaktapur durbar square


Now, you have the third day to consider doing another one day trip outside Kathmandu. We will now suggest you to visit Dhulikhel, Namobuddha and Panauti. Dhulikhel Namobuddha Panauti Day Tour is an alternative Kathmandu Day Tour which enables you to see the beautiful Himalayas, the famous Namobuddha Monastery, and the ancient town of Panauti. We love this day tour from Kathmandu very much,this is our favorite day trips from Thamel.

Panauti Nepal


Still have free days in Kathmandu? We will suggest you to do some volunteering works in Nepal. We have some volunteer programs in Nepal, and we have this One Day Hiking and Volunteering Tour in Nepal (Kakani) – Volunteering in Nepal Schools. 

You will begin the day with a short hiking from Kathmandu followed by spending half day teaching in government schools. This one day hiking and volunteering tour offers great views of Himalayan ranges and a chance to interact with students from remote schools. One day hiking and volunteering tour

Currently, Eyes on Nepal is supporting a small orphanage in Kathmandu – SCIF Nepal (Supporting Children Initiative Foundation). It will be so meaningful to spare a day, visiting the house to volunteer in tutoring, cooking, and cleaning. small orphanage in Kathmandu


You can choose to do the 1 day Yoga and Meditation Retreats in Nepal. We have this special 1 Day Yoga and Retreats in Nepal which includes transportation, and all meals. It also includes a traditional nose cleansing session, yoga and meditation session. Also included in the package is an Ayurveda oil massage, Steam Bath and Philosophy lesson.

4 days Yoga and Meditation Retreats in Nepal


If you are staying at Thamel, and if you follow the above suggestion, easily you have spent 5 days already. Below are the draft itineraries for day trips from Thamel.

Day 1: Kathmandu Day Tour.

Places to visit in Kathmandu are: Monkey Temple, Boudanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 2: Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu.

Nagarkot Hiking Tour will enable you to see Mt Everest. You will do the short hike from Kathmandu and visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

Day 3: Dhulikhel Namobuddha Panauti Day Tour.

You will see the countryside of Nepal and visit the ancient town of Panauti and holy Namobuddha Temple.

Day 4: Doing volunteering work in Nepal.

You can either choose to do the volunteer work in Nepal by visiting to government school in Kakani or helping in a small orphanage in Kathmandu.

Day 5: 1 day Yoga and Meditation Retreats in Nepal

Doing yoga with the himalayas, and relaxing with massage and doing some short trek from Kathmandu will be really good for you.

Sound good? Yes. In fact, many other tours from Kathmandu you can do in 1 day. We have so many day trips from Thamel. Enjoy reading!

We wrote another blog on how many days in Kathmandu. Click to read more.

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