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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    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

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.

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 10 is needed whereas 
- you have to manage the money for your coffee and other necessities yourself.

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What will we visit on this tour?

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

  • 1
    Outside visit

    We will start our hike from the tourist hub Thamel.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Asan Bazar

    We follow one of the oldest markets in Nepal Ason Market.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Akash Bhairab Temple

    Very Popular Shiva Temple Unique Traditional Style at Indra Chowk.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Kumari Ghar

    "Kumari" Living Goddess Only in Nepal.Re Incarnation of Kali Goddess(Hindu Goddess).

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Kaal Bhairav

    Fierce Form Of Shiva "Kaal Bhairav"

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Swayambhunath Mahachaitya

    One Of The Popular UNESCO World Heritage Site Related To Buddhist Religious places is Swyambhunath Stupa or Monkey Temple.

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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Sönke 08 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Wir können uns den positiven Bewertungen leider nicht anschließen. Den Großteil der Zeit haben wir im Museum verbracht, dafür hätten wir keinen Guide gebraucht. Man besucht nur die klassischen touri Plätze.
Kasia 22 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Guía fue amable y puntual. Mis lugares que visitamos fue básicamente alrededor de la plazas principal que es lo q uno puede visitar por su cuenta. Tampoco dio detalles muy interesantes. Faltó completamente la parte cultural y gastronómica . Dar algunos tips de lugares que deberíamos visitar por nuestra cuenta , show con música, comida típica ect . Me hubiese gustado poner más incapie en la vida cotidiana Nepalí que faltó por completo . Creo q no aportó nada ese tour .
G. Moize 16 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Santosh was a great guide and I enjoy very much this tour in the unique Katmandu. I recommend him for any customer coming visiting the only place in the whole world where you can see a real goddess.
Franziska 15 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Santosh is a nice guy with some nice stories. However for me the tour was not well planned, in my opinion. A lot of explanations he told while walking in the crowded city which makes it hard to follow. Also we went to a museum to read text but I join a free walking tour to listen to stories not to read. Also we didn't went to the monkey tempel since already 3 h passed and the others in the group didn't wanted to join so I would have had to pay the taxi alone. However I got a nice overview and some informations and got to know some traditions.
Chrissy 12 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Santosh is a very welcoming, dedicated and kind guide. He shared many insights about Nepalese culture, history and traditions. We enjoyed the tour and learnt a lot.
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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
There is no minimum number of people 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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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