Kathmandu: Rickshaw Night Explorer

Sit back and relax on an evening rickshaw ride through the resounding streets of Kathmandu!
Discover temples, shrines, spice markets, and palaces. Watch locals sipping hot chai, devotees praying, and experience the living heritage - making Kathmandu a "live museum." Join the tour to soak in the wonderful and wonderfully weird sights of Kathmandu by dusk. An unforgettable adventure awaits!


  • Take an unforgettable ride on a rickshaw and get caught up in the energy of tourist-friendly Thamel.
  • Breathe in aromatic spices at Asan market.
  • Wander through atmospheric temples.
  • Watch the world go by at the UNESCO Heritage sight in Durbar Square
  • Be whisked through the laneways and backstreets of Kathmandu on a cycle rickshaw.

Local English-speaking Nepali guide
Rickshaw hire
Entrance fee to Kathmandu Durbar Square
Buddhist shrine visit (Shrine name Sigal)
Food and drinks
Tips & gratuities for guide & rickshaw driver.
Important Information
What is included in the tour

Local English-speaking Nepali guide; Rickshaw hire; Entrance fee to Kathmandu Durbar Square; Buddhist shrine visit (Shrine name Sigal)

What isn't included in the tour

Food and drinks; Tips & gratuities for guide & rickshaw driver. 

Where do we meet?

Hotel Marshyangdi, Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu

Where does the tour end?

Hotel Marshyangdi, Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu

What is the duration of the tour?

2.5 hours

What is the minimum group size for the private tour?

The private tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book the private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

Are there any Covid-19 vaccination requirements?

While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Urban Adventures tour. For further information, please review COVID-19 Health & Safety at https://www.urbanadventures.com/en/about-us/covid-19-customer-info

What if I can't find my guide?

If you have any issues on the day of your tour, please call +977 980 188 0136.

Can I cancel my tour?

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity


Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • By joining this tour you support the preservation of cultural heritage through  entrance fees to Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Modern motorbikes and cars have primarily substituted rickshaws in Kathmandu, but with this tour, rickshaws are hired directly from the drivers, providing them with much-needed business and financial support. 
  • As the sun sets, discover the myriad sights, sounds, and aromas of nighttime Kathmandu on an enchanting evening rickshaw ride through the city.

    Begin your adventure in the tourist heart of the city, Thamel. Sit back and unwind as your cycle rickshaw expertly navigates the buzzing backstreets where the streets here are lined with shops selling everything from pastries to pashminas. Your rickshaw seat provides the perfect vantage point for some window shopping. Soak up the hive of activity as you zip through this popular part of town.

    Hop off the rickshaw for a visit to Sigal, a tranquil oasis with a tranquil Buddhist shrine, just a few steps inside an alley.

    Leaving Thamel behind, make your way towards Durbar Square while you keep an eye out for bustling local markets like Asan, the oldest market square in Kathmandu, known for its vibrant vegetable and spice market overlooked by Annapurna Temple.

    Along the way awaits an Urban adventure filled with age-old temples, palaces, and shrines, Durbar Square is bound to enchant you.

    Park yourself in one of the temple squares to watch the world go by! Witness locals sipping hot chai, devotees deep in prayer, and pigeons fluttering as the locals go about their daily chores - a truly special experience!

    After soaking in the sights and sounds of this magical place, climb back onto your 'street helicopter' (cycle rickshaw) for the return ride to Thamel.

    By the end of the tour, you'll agree that exploring Kathmandu's backstreets and laneways by rickshaw is one of the best ways to discover the city's authentic charm. Come and be entranced!

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