Kathmandu Heritage and oldest market free walking tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Suresh
Registered on September 17, 2017

Hello! I am Suresh Bhandari born and grew up in Dhading district of Nepal. I have been working in Travel and Tourism since 2002 initially worked as a porter, guide later on working as Trekking & Tour Operator and did all major trekking in Nepal. I do tackle with if any obstacles in the mountains. After long years working with different guests from different countries, I cultivate good experiences about traveling. I completed a Master’s Degree in English literature. So I like literature, history and cultures. I speak English, Nepali, Hindi, and a few French and Chinese. I have boundless knowledge of the Himalayas, natural diversity, different flora and fauna cultural varieties of the Himalayas. I did all the major trekking routes in Himalayas Nepal like Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, Mustang, Dhaulagiri, Dolpo and many more. I have also visited a few countries like Thailand, Honking, Bhutan, Tibet India. I contribute to the protection and preservation of beautiful nature and culture for future generations. I do focus on Eco-tourism with Eco-friendly practices and a strong belief in improvement in the lives of local people by providing them maximum benefits of tourism. Now I am working tour operator in Sunrise Adventure Trek and I'm also trekking and tour leader of our company. You can meet me in Thamel, Kathmandu or just let me know I will come to meet your place and will enjoy tour. Everyone is welcome to join free walking tour see you in Kathmandu, thank you !

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The capital city Kathmandu is mostly known for the architectural and historical environment with beautiful buildings created by the ancient emperors of Nepal. Some of the buildings and monuments are listed under the world heritage sites including Swayambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In this trip our company offers you free walking tour to the worlds famous Stupa “ Swayambhunath Stupa” which is also known as the “Monkey Temple” and the royal palace known as “Kathmandu Durbar Square”. Swayambhunath offers the beautiful lush green sceneries surrounding the temple along with those ancient arts, statues and prayer wheels.

The Stupa resembles special bond between Hindus and Buddhists as we can found temples, Chaityas and staues of Buddhists and Hindu deities in the complex. There is a temple behind the hill top which is dedicated to the goddess “Saraswati”. From the hill top we can see the panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley. Then, we move towards the royal palace, Kathmandu Durbar Square, this offers us the amazing arts and craftsmanship of ancient Newari people from the period of Malla and Shah kings.
This Square is also known as “Hanuman Dhoka Durbar” and we can see a statue of Hanuman at the entrance of Durbar. Hanuman is a monkey devotee of “lord Ram”. Trailokya Mohan Narayan Temple, Taleju Bhawani Temple, Hanuman Statue, Basantapur Temple, Kal Bhairav at Hanuman Dhoka Durbar, Ashok Vinayak, Kakeshwor Temple, Indrapur Temple, Hanuman Dhoka Museum and Courtyard of Kumari Bahal are some of the main places and architectures of Kathmandu Durbar Square. After completing this, we walk through the Thamel street exploring local shops and peoples.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Paknajol Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
    Paknajol Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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    In front of Hotel Moonlight gate, Paknajol, Thamel

  • 1
    Outside visit
    LOD gate, Thamel

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Katja 06 Jul 2019

He did not show up.
Megan 28 Apr 2019

Suresh seemed more interested in selling other tours to us rather than the tour we were on. Helpful information was limited although he was friendly.
Celia 16 Apr 2019

He was 1 hour late. I left so didnt take the walking tour
Antoine 26 Aug 2018

Thanks! I had a great time in Nepal Thanks to you - more than just the walking tour!
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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