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Rickshaw Night Explorer tour in Kathmandu

Rickshaw Night Explorer

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Temples, shrines, spice markets, palaces, hot chai, even hotter street food, and a place called Freak Street. Join this Kathmandu tour to experience the wonderful and darn right weird sights of Kathmandu by night.  

Highlights:
  • 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
Inclusions:

Rickshaw hire, English speaking guide, entrance fee to Durbar Square.


Exclusions:

Dinner, items of a personal nature, Tips & gratuities for guide & rickshaw driver.


Group size:Maximum 12
Schedule details:
  • Duration:2-3 Hours
  • Meeting point:

    Himalayan Encounters, Courtyard, Kathmandu Guest House, Thamel, Kathmandu.

  • Starting time: 6.00 PM
  • Ending point:

    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:

    This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.

  • Language: English

Itinerary:

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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Traveller Feedback:

Want to check out what other travellers think of their Urban Adventure experience? See below for our traveller feedback. 

Rickshaw Night Explorer has an average customer care rating of 4.00 (out of a possible 5). The scores for each parameter are:
  • Your overall experience ...................................................................................... 4.00
  • Your guide’s enthusiasm, local knowledge and communication skills........................................................................................................................ 4.00
  • The level of opportunity to learn more about the culture, interact
    with locals, and experience their way of life......................................................4.00
  • The Responsible Travel philosophy implemented on your
    Urban Adventure................................................................................................... 4.00
  • Did the trip match your expectations?.............................................................. 4.00

Mr. Lawrence S.
Singapore ~ 02 Jun 2013
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Had a great time in Chitwan rainforest; the guides from the the resort were excellent. Food @ the resort was fabulous & the staff was so accommodating I felt like I was given 5 star treatment!
I also booked a nite tour of Kathmandu as I was only there for 2 nites & the guide was fab! I never would have been able to see and understand so much on my own in such a short time.

 

Your trip:

This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.

Tipping:

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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