Get off your feet and enjoy an authentic Ayurvedic Massage experience at Samsara Spa in Kathmandu. You can opt for a one hour or one and a half hour of treatment, though both packages will be handled by the expert masseuses that staff Samsara Spa. The treatment is designed to help renew both your body, mind and spirit in ways that ordinary massages do not. It promotes blood flow, better internal systems, and more. You'll feel the stress and anxiety slipping away from your worst strains, both in your muscles and in your mind, and you can enjoy the utter relaxation that the treatment provides.
Venture into the ancient villages of Kathmandu Valley in this exploration of Bungamati and Khokana. Because of their relative inaccessibility, visiting the towns is akin to going back in time – a time when locals gather in main squares and the call of everyday work intermingles with communal life. Such sights are what you'll see on this journey, with Bungamati's resident woodcarvers and craftsfolk hard at work. The place is home to the shrine of Rato Macchendranath, patron god of Patan, alongside other religious monuments. You can expect a similar ambience in Khokana, where locals live largely off of their agriculture. Learn about their renowned produce, mustard oil, and the unique way it is harvested, then pay a visit to the landmark three-storey temple dedicated to Shikali Mai, the local mother goddess.
Uncover the wonders of Nepal in this day trip to two UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites. Explore Durbar Square, once the kingdom throne of the capital's rulers, and take in the ancient beauty of its numerous temples, shrines and idols. You'll also visit the Swayambunath Stupa, known as the most important Buddhist shrine in all of Nepal. Nicknamed Monkey Temple, the Stupa is situated atop a hillside that can be reached through a monkey-populated forest. Spend half a day getting to know this mountainous country through its rich, ancient history, as you thread landmark sites of religious and cultural landscape.
Kathmandu's bazaars are a thing of beauty: it's the moving pulse of the locals in action, full of color, sound, and culture. Experience the bazaars for yourself with this two and half hour walking tour with the help of a local English speaking guide! Meet up with the guide at the Electric Pagoda Cafe for some refreshments to strengthen you for the journey ahead. First walk along the Asan Tole and Indra Chowk bazaars, two of the largest in the city.
Limited time in Kathmandu? This half day morning tour while riding a rickshaw is a wonderful, authentic way to discover this city of enlightenment and see many of what it has to offer. It starts with an early meet up with your English speaking guide at the Electric Pagoda Cafe to enjoy light snacks and refreshments before the tour officially begins. Hop on your rickshaw and prepare to explore, with a first ride from Thamel to Swayambhu Stupa. In this area, you'll see some of the most famous temples on the route.
Every city seems to transform before your very eyes during the evening, and Kathmandu is no exception. Discover a whole new side to the city when you tour it via rickshaw in the evening! Starting with a meetup at the Electric Pagoda Cafe for some light refreshments, you and your English speaking guide will head to through the bustling streets of Thamel, Indra Chowk, and Asan Tole to the marketplace. See how the locals crowd the evening marketplaces shopping for nearly everything anyone could need, from food to clothing and trinkets and more!
Kathmandu is so rich in culture and religious significance that it draws travelers from all over the world, seeking enlightenment. This walking tour gives you a fresh look at all these significant historic sites, exploring them from earth level. Meet up with your English speaking guide at the Electric Pagoda Cafe and fortify yourself with some refreshments before heading off on your tour. Your walk will take you to the Swayambhu Stupa, and the famous temples of the region: Indrayani Temple, where offerings are given on Saturdays, Bijeshwori Temple, dedicated to Vajrayana Buddhist deity Vakrayogini, and the Shova Bhagawati Temple dedicated to the goddess Durga.