Free tour

Swayambhunath and Changu Narayan Walking Tour

Duration: 3h
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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Tour description

Swayambhunath is one of the world heritage sites with beautiful ancient structures and values. It is also known as the "Monkey Temple" and walking to the Monkey temple takes 50-60 minutes through the narrow streets and a few shops along the way. Walking over the Swayambhu Marga you pass the Bishnumati River. After reaching Stupa, you can explore the beautiful view of Kathmandu valley from the top of the hill. Saveral paintings, prayer wheels, statues are other highlights. It can be seen through the Swayambhunath museum. There is a temple next to the top of the hill dedicated to Goddess "Saraswati". As you can find temples and chaityas of many Buddhist and Hindu deities in this complex, the Stupa is a reference of special ties between Hindus and Buddhists. The Changu Narayan Temple is also a beautiful temple located near the Swayambhunath Stupa in Nepal, also built during the time of the Shah and Malla kings. With the spectacular views of the Kathmandu valley, this temple gives you the chance to spend some special moments of your life. The temple which is among a small village called "Changu", surrounded by the "champak" braid, makes your moments very precious. Changu Narayan temple is dedicated to Lord "Vishnu" with the belief of reincarnation of Lord "Vishnu" as "Narayan". Here you have a great opportunity to explore old art work of Nepalese people in metal and wood. Those monuments, statues and images of the goddess take you back to the period of the ancient kings. Changu Narayan, one of the four major narayans in the Kathmandu valley, is worshiped by people mainly in the months of Baisakh, Asar, Shrawan, Bhadra, Kartik, Poush and Magh during different festivals.

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  • Meeting point:
    Trishakti Marg Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Trishakti Marg Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
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    Opposite the Moonlight Hotel, 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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Ruby 16 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Good tour of a few temples in Kathmandu. Sobit communicated well and took us on an interesting tour. He expertly answered all our questions.
Mariëlle 29 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
A nice walk I had with Sorbit. I booked on very short noticed, so Suresh wasn't able to make it. Sorbit suggested some other things to see as well and he gave some good information on the sites. The hindu temples we visit and the public transport ride were extra fun things we did.
Dieter 05 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Great tour and explanation
ESTIBALIZ 08 Aug 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Nice free tour, the guru gave us a lot of information, we visited the main spots and he suggested us more places to visit. He is so nice.
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