Kathmandu Heritage Free Walking Tour with local market

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Santosh
Registered on September 01, 2021

Born and raised in the Mountainous village of Gorkha Nepal. Mr. Pandey is a successful tour leader and a very active social worker contributing a lot to the welfare of Society. Mr, Pandey belongs to a very humble background and has started his career as a junior staff in a much-reputed company in Nepal. Mr. Pandey's family background is engaged in the tourism sector for an extended period. After spending many years in research and drawbacks of tourism development. Due to his great passion and enthusiasm in the trekking and tourism sector, he started his tour career with many expert teams. He intends to bring revolution to the tourism sector by offering luxurious services and accommodation to travelers at a minimum price. With the Motto of Travellers, satisfaction is my passion. He has been helping many travelers with traveling. Thank You! Santosh Pandey

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Tour description

Kathmandu Heritage Tour with Local Market includes a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square through the tourism hub of Thamel Kathmandu.
The walk is easy and interesting as we can observe the local market of Thamel Bazar and Ashon. It is the greatest market in Nepal, especially for tourists. Whereas Ashon is the major market for locals where one can find everything they want at an affordable price.
Kathmandu Durbar Square is 30 minutes from Thamel the old royal palace of Nepal famous by the name Hanuman Dhoka Durbar. It is an ancient archeological remain that is a unique architect and is a ruling palace for the ancient king of Nepal. There are many historical temples having historical significance in the Basantapur area. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The major attraction of Kathmandu Durbar Square is Kal Bhairav, Hanuman Dhoka Durbar, Hanuman Statue, Shiva Parbati Temple, Kumari Ghar, Basantapur Durbar, Ashok Vinayak, Talajeu Temple, and many more.
Similarly, Swyambhunath is a beautiful Stupa at the top of Swyambhu hill which is near Thamel. This is a famous Buddhist Pilgrimage site listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site which is also called Monkey Temple. There are many Stupas and Gumbas around Swyambhunath. Prayer flags and Prayer Wheels are seen everywhere. Buddha Park is a famous relaxing destination in front of the three World's tallest Statues of three Buddha which are Shakyamuni, Padhmasamvab, and Gautam Buddha.

These approximately 3 hours walk around World Heritage Site gives you the lifetime memory with an expert tour guide.

Please note:
- The entrance fee of Kathmandu Durbar Square is Approximately USD 9 
- Swyambhunath Temple is Approximately USD 2. 
- If you feel like taking a rickshaw or car from Thamel Approx USD 6 is needed whereas 
- you have to manage the money for your coffee and other necessities yourself.

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  • Meeting point:
    Chhaya Devi Complex, Tridevi Marg, Ka...
    Chhaya Devi Complex, Tridevi Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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    Chhaya Devi Complex,Thamel,Kathmandu

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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Tim ... 28 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Santos took us to many wonderful places on the tour. He was on time and kind enough to meet at our hotel. He kept in contact with us on the day and night before, which I thought was excellent. His English is good and has good sense of humour. I would recommend him to anyone
Eilyn 22 Nov 2022
Intro to Nepal and its beauty We did the walking cultural city tour with Santosh in Kathmandu. We saw the local markets and then headed to Kathmandu Durbar Square, where we had the opportunity to learn a bit about the history of the country and about the ancient ruler kings of Nepal. We also visited the historical temples e.g. Shiva Parbati, Kumari Ghar, Basantaput, etc… we were lucky enough to witness the appearance of the Kumari from her temple, and we learnt a lot from Santosh around the traditions and the journey of the Kumari. Afterwards we visited the Monkey temple (Swyambhunath), where Santosh guided us through some Budhism basics before visiting the painting shop and then heading to the top of the Stupa for the beautiful views of Kathmandu Overall, Santosh was very friendly, supportive and he gave us a good introduction of Nepal, its history, culture and where it’s heading. Thank you!
Jessica 31 Oct 2022
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Santosh was on time meeting our group. The walk through Thamel was a little lengthy without much information provided. Durbar square was very neat, but visual aids may have helped with some of the god and goddess information. It was too much information to keep and reference through out the tour. Santosh was very knowledgeable and answered all questions we had. He was hard to understand at times due to his accent plus the surrounding noise. He was patient when we asked him to repeat himself. We enjoyed having context to the historical sights we visited. Thank you, Santosh!
Katia 31 Oct 2022
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Nice tour through Kathmandu and historical places. He gave a lot of background Information to Hinduism, Buddhism and the buildings.
Noam 30 Oct 2022
Tel Aviv-Yafo
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Santosh was nice, however his tour lacked information and interesting and in-depth knowledge. We spent time just walking and had to ask for facts that we felt like we could read online.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
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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