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Garden of Dreams Tours

Garden of Dreams
In the middle of dusty, traffic-clogged central Kathmandu is the neoclassical Garden of Dreams. The garden and pavilions were created in the 1920s as private gardens, but now they’re open to the public and provide a peaceful contrast to the busy streets outside.

The Basics
The European look of the Garden of Dreams follows Nepali architecture of the early 20th century, which itself was inspired by neoclassical European architecture. The Garden of Dreams was designed by Field Marshal Sir Kaiser Shumsher Rana and consists of well-tended lawns, pavilions, statues, pergolas, and birdhouses. Travelers in Kathmandu often visit the Garden of Dreams if they’re staying, shopping, or eating in Thamel or as part of a tour.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is an entry fee; non-Nepali visitors pay significantly more than Nepalis.
  • The on-site Kaiser Cafe is an upmarket place to grab a snack, a meal, or just a drink while admiring the gardens.
  • If you visit just to go to the cafe, you still need to pay the entrance fee.
  • Sun lounging mats are available free of charge.

How to Get There
The Garden of Dreams is located on Tridevi Sadak, the road between Kantipath and Thamel. Travelers staying in Thamel—with its high concentration of hotels—will be able to walk to it easily. If staying elsewhere, take a taxi and tell the driver to head to the Garden of Dreams in Thamel.

When to Get There
The Garden of Dreams is open daily from morning to late evening. The mornings and afternoons are the best time to relax in the gardens, while the evening is a good time to sit at a balcony table in the restaurant with a meal or a drink and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

Godawari Botanical Gardens
Kathmandu is not known for its well-kept parks, but along with Garden of Dreams, the Godawari Botanical Gardens offers a natural escape. Godawari is located to the southeast of central Kathmandu and east of Patan, and it can take up to an hour to get there via car. The grounds are large, the air is clean, and there are lots of native Nepali plants and butterflies to admire.
Address: Kaiser Mahal, Tridevi Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal
Admission: Varies
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17 Tours and Activities to Experience Garden of Dreams

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Garden of Dreams Tour and Thamel Shopping

Garden of Dreams Tour and Thamel Shopping

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Complete your souvenir shopping and enjoy a bit of tranquility in just 3- to 4-hours on a small-group tour in Kathmandu. Comfortable transportation takes you from your hotel to the heart of the Thamel shopping district. Here you can find everything from yak wool to rare books, not to mention every kind of cuisine. Afterwards, head to the Garden of Dreams, where you can unwind and explore the greenery.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Private Full-Day Tour With Nagarkot Sunrise and Bhaktapur From Kathmandu

Private Full-Day Tour With Nagarkot Sunrise and Bhaktapur From Kathmandu

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Take a full-day private tour that combines the sunrise viewing at Nagarkot with a sightseeing trip to Bhaktapur—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rise early to depart from Kathmandu and reach high altitude Nagarkot in time to watch the sun rise over the Himalayas. Continue to Bhaktapur after breakfast and visit top attractions in the culture-rich city, including Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapole Temple, Dattatreya Temple, and 55 Window Palace. Your tour includes breakfast, private guide and vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
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$55.00
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$55.00
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Private Full-Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Private Full-Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Take in Nepal's rich heritage on a private full-day tour of several UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley. Your private guide takes you to the Durbar Squares, Swayambhunath Temple (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple and more. Learn about the history and significance of each place as you explore the Buddhist and Hindu sacred sites with your guide. Includes private guide and vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Kathmandu. Entrance fees are at your expense.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00
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Annapurna Poon Hill Trek Package in Nepal Himalayas

Annapurna Poon Hill Trek Package in Nepal Himalayas

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Embark on one of Nepal’s most iconic expeditions—without the hassle of planning your own trek—during this multi-day, guided hike to Poon Hill. Venture deep into remote and stunning locations, from mountaintop stone villages to lush rhododendron forests, ending with a sunrise panorama over the famous Annapurna chain. Tours include round-trip transportation from Kathmandu, three tasty meals a day, and comfortable overnights.
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  • 6 days
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$599.00
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$599.00
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Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour - Explore UNESCO Heritage sites 2 Days

Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour - Explore UNESCO Heritage sites 2 Days

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Explore the capital of Nepal on a 2-day private sightseeing tour. Visit Kathmandu’s key landmarks, most of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, and the Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur Durbar squares. Learn about the history, culture, and architecture of Nepal from your tour guide as you explore these landmarks over the course of two days.
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  • 2 days
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$130.00
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$130.00
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Chandragiri Hill Cable Car Tour with Hotel Transfers from Kathmandu

Chandragiri Hill Cable Car Tour with Hotel Transfers from Kathmandu

Get a Nepalese trekking experience just a short distance from Kathmandu on this private day hike on Chandragiri Hill. Learn about the local flora and fauna from your guide while you walk; you can travel at your own pace since you are with a private party. Visit the Bhaleshore Mahadev Temple of Lord Shiva, located on the top of the hill, to learn about the history and religious significance of the site.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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Kathmandu Rickshaw tour of Thamel & Darbar Square -Explore the city like a local

Kathmandu Rickshaw tour of Thamel & Darbar Square -Explore the city like a local

Spare yourself the hassle of haggling with rickshaw drivers and explore the city on three wheels like a local—with the added bonus of an experienced guide. Traveling from your door to your door, check off the historic and cultural highlights of Kathmandu, including Durbar Square with its royal palaces, the hippie fleshpots of Thamel, and the ancient bazaar of Asan Tole Market. This is a private tour.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00
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Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

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This 14 Days Everest Base Camp trek is a best Nepal Himalayas tour Package in Sherpa's land Khumbu. Mount Everest is also the inhabitants of many kinds hearted Sherpa people, adhering to the religious traditions of the Tibetan Buddhism. Along with their hospitality, one can enjoy the serene environment in this region adorned by beautiful monasteries and Gumbas on their trail to Mt Everest.  An incredible view of High mountains and full day Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites tour main attraction. 
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  • 14 days
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$999.00
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$999.00
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Old Kathmandu: Explore its winding alleyways on a historic audio walking tour

Old Kathmandu: Explore its winding alleyways on a historic audio walking tour

Walk the ancient trade route to Kathmandu's great medieval bazaar, exploring an unusual but underrated part of the old city with Nepali writer Rabi Thapa on this self-guided GPS audio tour. Thamel, Kathmandu’s designated tourist quarter, began as a medieval site of Buddhist learning connected to the now-defunct trans-Himalayan route between India and Tibet. Your tour traces these beginnings from Sohrakhutte in north Kathmandu before passing through Bhagwan Bahal, Narsingh Chowk, Chusya Bahal, Shree Gha and the marketplace of Asan. You will visit monuments old and new, accompanied by a fantastical cast of Tibetan demons, flying stupas and tooth goddesses as well as the equally adventurous set of warrior kings, traders, artisans and hippies who made Nepal the fantastic place that it is today.
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  • 50 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$5.40
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$5.40

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Annapurna Base Camp / Santuray trekking and tour is one of the preferred and most popular treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The Beauty of this place is described by the diversified landscape on earth with various ethnic groups, along with the culture of Gurung, Magar, Bhraman and Chhetri community and breathtaking high mountain views along the way of Santurary.
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  • 12 days
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$850.00
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$850.00
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Old town tour

Old town tour

Visit view point of kathmandu valley swyambhunath and touch the Buddhist culture . Walk trough local market asan . Place to relax and peace your mind at garden of dream .
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  • 4 hours
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$85.34
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Rickshaw tour Kathmandu

Rickshaw tour Kathmandu

Rickshaw is a small transportation which is done by pedaling. It has two passenger capacity at the back. If you are thinking to explore the busy Kathmandu though the small street, rickshaw would be the ideal option. Rickshaw tour offers to travel in the narrow street with the cozy ways. Kathmandu Durbar Square is UNESCO world heritage site, you can see the historical, cultural and architecture complexes, temples and monuments. Similarly, in the premises of Kathmandu Durbar Sqaure, you can also observe the living goddess on earth – Kumari. Kumari is worshiped as a goddess by the whole country. During the tour, we will pass through Ason bazaar, one of the busiest market place that sells everything from dried food to raw, clothing, electronics, spices and many more.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.67
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Half day Nepal cooking class in Thamel

Half day Nepal cooking class in Thamel

Take your half day Nepali cooking class in Thamel with our professional safe. This unique activities offer you pick up service from Thamel take you a short sightseeing around Thamel, Asan and Kathmandu Durbar squire side. you will have great oppertunity to learn cultural history of Nepal with free sightseeing around Thamel.
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  • 4 hours
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$30.00
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Cultural & Heritage Day tour in Kathmandu

Cultural & Heritage Day tour in Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the city full of cultural temples, stupas & heritages. The whole city itself can be called as the World heritage site since most of the World heritage are inside the city. This cultural & heritage day tour will take you to the cultural site like Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath & Pashupatinath which is considered as the holiest place for Buddhist & Hindu people around the Nation. All three places you will be visiting are enlisted in UNESCO World heritage site. The art, culture & charisma of these places is out of World that will surely astonish you.
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  • 6 hours
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$55.00
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$55.00
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Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

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Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is the most popular trek in Nepal. It goes through the famous Sherpa settlements that are renowned to lead the trekkers and mountaineers. During the excursion to EBC, the splendid views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nupste, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam and other airborne peaks allure to explore this mysterious alpine land. Another exciting aspect of the trek is the Sherpa cultural traditions, sites and their remarkable lifestyle. Walking through the hidden Sherpa Valleys, you get the fascinations of the exotic flora and fauna. Beginning the Everest base camp trekking from Lukla, you enter into the Sagarmatha National Park and walk thoroughly passing some of the enticing valleys. The region is spectacular with the typical wildlife having some endangered flora and fauna. It is a home of the Himalayan that, snow leopard, pheasant and others. 
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  • 16 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,598.67
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$1,598.67

Nagarkot Chisapani trek - Get away from the chaos of Citylife

Nagarkot Chisapani trek - Get away from the chaos of Citylife

Chisapani is a small hilltop village in South western part of Nepal that lies in the Shivapuri hill. Chisapani is an ideal destination for short trekking. During this trek, trekkers will be rewarded with picturesque view of the beautiful countryside below the peaks that dominates the skyline. Our trek starts from Kathmandu, from here we will drive to Sundarijal which will take an hour approximately. Our trekking begins from Sundarijal as we follow the trial to chisapani.
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  • 6 days
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$399.00
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$399.00
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Explore Kathmandu City by Comfortable Private Ac Car

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Explore Kathmandu City by Comfortable Private Ac Car

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Explore Kathmandu City tour by Comfortable Private Ac car with Experienced Tour Guide is one of the best and hassle free tour to sight seeing Kathmandu Valley.Our Tour Expert Experienced Guide will explain each and every part about Heritage,History and Culture.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.00
$70.00
$14.00 savings
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$56.00
$70.00
$14.00 savings
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Kathmandu Valley Temple Tour

Kathmandu Valley Temple Tour

Kathmandu Valley Temple Tour is a short and most satisfying tour Package to Kathmandu valley’s temples. The ancient temples, cultural arts and fine paintings, historical monuments, and ancient designs of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur Durbar Square are mesmerizing, Starting from a visit to the famous temple of Pashupatinath (dedicated to the lord Shiva) the tour gradually introduces the visitors with other temples; most of which have been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Culture list because of their superb architect & designs.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$499.00
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$499.00

Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I book Garden of Dreams tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Garden of Dreams can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 17 Garden of Dreams tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Garden of Dreams 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Garden of Dreams costs USD 35.00. Guided Garden of Dreams tours start around USD 35.00 per person. See all 17 Garden of Dreams tickets and tours on Viator.
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