Kathmandu Heritage free walking tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Italian
Guru: Prabin
Registered on August 17, 2022

Hi, I'm Prabin Bati. I am from Bhaktapur, Nepal. I am Nepalese government certified professional Tour Guide. I have been involved in tourism since 2012. I am a native of Kathmandu valley. I am doing my masters in Nepalese culture, History. If you are interested in Nepalese culture, history, and lifestyle I will be the best guy for you. Lets experience the best moment in Nepal in a most authentic way. Eager to meet you and exploring the ancient town together. Thank you

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    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

Meeting point: Kathmadnu Fire Brigade (Juddha salik,new road)
This heritage walk includes a 2 hr walk around Kathmandu Durbar Square, this is one of the ancient Malla Kingdoms. it is enlisted in the world heritage site since 1979. It used to be part of Royal Palace until 2008. 

  • We start our walk from the assembly courtyard at Basantapur Daballi. we start from the blessing from Kumari-Living Goddess. she is the only Royal Kumari in the country. there are interesting stories, myths and beliefs which I will be explaining to you. (00.00- 00:30 hrs)
  • We visit various temples and the courtyard of the Medieval Palace area. We get inside the palace courtyard,  ancient temples and monuments from the 8th century at least. (00:30-01:00 hrs )
  • Then we walk up to the Indrachok and Ason local markets. it could be crowd but you can experience the local ethnicity. if you want to try the local food, we can go authentic newari food store.

During the walk, we visit various temples such as Machindranath temple, local Newari Buddhist monastic courtyards and many more

 if you are interested in local foods then we can taste local foods as well.  many legends and stories will be shared, which are very interesting as well. (01:00-02:00 hrs)

It is a cultural walk so you will be seeing ancient monuments, hearing legends, and walking in an old busy alley. 
Entrance ticket=  Npr 1000 per person
Note: you need to pay the entrance ticket

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Basantapur- beside entrance of Basant...
    Basantapur- beside entrance of Basantapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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    I will be standing near Kathmadnu Fire Brigade, Juddha salik, New Road I will be wearing a black cap.

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    Outside visit
    Hanuman Dhoka

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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Ulrike 29 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
This was a really good tour. Prabin speaks english very well. He knows the History of Népal perfectly, and we learned a lot about religion. We had a great time.
William 23 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
Prabin is an excellent guide that explains you more about Kathmandu and it’s spiritual traditions. I highly recommend this trip!
Jorge 17 Apr 2023

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Travelled alone - Apr 2023
Prabin se esforzó mucho por hablar un buen italiano y respondió a más de 20 preguntas que le hice durante el tour. Se hace corto y ameno y va de menos a más en lo monumental para generar un sensación de descubrimiento genial. 🙌
CIARAN 16 Apr 2023

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Travelled in group - Apr 2023
I arranged the tour with Prabin and arrived at the allocated time to find no guide. I waited 15 minutes and no one arrived so it was a wasted journey.
Sophie 04 Apr 2023

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
Prabin is very knowledgeable and was very patient with all our questions. He took the time to explain what we didn't know and did it well.
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Who is this tour for?

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.
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