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Discover authentic Kathmandu on an evening cycle rickshaw ride through town. Start in the colourful tourist hub of Thamel and head towards Durbar Square. Pass by buzzing night bazaars and through lively market squares. Sit back and be enchanted as silhouetted temples take on timeless hues as the sun sinks. This Kathmandu tour will not easily be forgotten.
- Take an unforgettable ride on a ‘street helicopter’
- Get caught up in the energy of tourist-friendly Thamel
- Breathe in aromatic spices at Asan market
- Watch the world go by in Durbar Square
- Wander through atmospheric temples
- Be whisked through the laneways and backstreets of Kathmandu on a cycle rickshaw.
Tour style:Local Life & Culture, Heritage & History
Rickshaw hire, English speaking guide, entrance fee to Durbar Square.
Dinner, items of a personal nature, Tips & gratuities for guide & rickshaw driver.
Group size:Maximum 12
- Duration: 2-3 Hours
- Pickup location:
Himalayan Encounters, Courtyard, Kathmandu Guest House, Thamel, Kathmandu.
- Pickup Time: 6.00 PM
- Drop off location:
Himalayan Encounters, Courtyard, Kathmandu Guesthouse, Thamel, Kathmandu
Additional information :
- Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
- Confirmation of booking:
Please contact Kathmandu Urban Adventures to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
- Dress standard:
When packing be aware that dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate. In many rural areas in Asia women will need to wear modest clothing even to swim. Singlets, tank tops and topless sun bathing are all unacceptable. When visiting religious sites men often need to wear long trousers and women a long skirt or sarong.
- Child policy:
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below 6 no permitted on this tour.
- Language: English
As the sun goes down discover the myriad sights, sounds and smells of nighttime Kathmandu on an evening rickshaw ride through the city. Sit back and relax as your cycle rickshaw is expertly navigated through the buzzing backstreets and atmospheric laneways of this energetic place.
Start the adventure in the touristic heart of the city, Thamel. The streets here are lined with shops selling everything from pastries to pashminas, and your rickshaw seat provides the perfect platform from which to do a spot of window-shopping along the way. Soak up the hive of activity taking place as you zip through this popular part of town.
Leaving Thamel behind, head towards Durbar Square. Be sure to keep an eye out en route for many of the bustling local markets including Asan, a vegetable and spice market. This is also the oldest market square in all of Kathmandu.
Continue on to Durbar Square filled with age-old temples, palaces and shrines that are bound to enchant. Why not park yourself in one of the temple squares to witness the world go by? A truly special experience. Or perhaps sip on some local chai, be bold and taste fiery rakshi (local brew) at one of the local stalls or taverns, or simply hang out in one of the hippie era pie shops on Freak Street. It will never be a dull moment here.
After the sights and sounds of this magical place have been absorbed, climb up onto your ‘street helicopter’ (cycle rickshaw) for the return ride back to Thamel. By the end of the tour you’ll be sure to agree that getting amongst the city on a rickshaw ride through its backstreets and laneways is one of the best ways to discover authentic Kathmandu. Come and be entranced!
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This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
- Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
- Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.
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