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Morning Cultural Walking Tour

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  • Soak up the sensory experience of the city as you walk through the streets with an English speaking guide
  • Visit the Natural History Museum of Nepal to see exhibits of various Nepalese fauna from the last 200 years
  • See the most famous temples of the area in order to truly understand local religious diversity
  • Take a walk to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hanuman Dhoka (Durbar Square)
  • Complete the tour with a walk through the market area of Indra Chowk

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What to expect

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 ground 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. Make a stop at the Nyanang Phelgye Ling Monastery where monks gather to pray, and see the Tibetan Buddhism hallmarks in Maha Manjushree Sarashwate Temple. After this thrilling journey through the cultural and religious sites, you'll head to the Natural Museum of History in Nepal, which introduces you to 200 years' worth of discovered flora and fauna within the region. You'll walk back across the river to see the UNESCO World Heritage site Durbar Square, where your guide will explain has held many numerous cultural and religious celebrations, and therefore a site of great importance. You'll be able to take some time in the marketplace of Indra Chowk, to see the local market culture, before the tour ends.

Morning Cultural Walking Tour
Heading up Swayambhunath Stupa staircase? Monkeys will keep you company!
Visit the most poignant historical sites
Head to the famous structures and squares of the city, learning the stories behind the,
Meet locals and see life as it bustles throughout this religious capital every day
Go from one temple to another, discovering the rich nuances of local religion

Things to note

Insider Tips:

  • They say one of the most memorable ways to experience the Swayambhunath Stupa is by making it up the long staircase en route to the temple, which cuts through a forested hillside. The steps number to 365, but don't be daunted by this number – you'll have monkeys for company on the way up


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