- Soak up the sensory experience of Kathmandu as you enjoy your rickshaw ride through the city
- Visit culturally significant temples and sites, such as the Indrayani Temple, Swayambhu Stupa and many more
- Head into the Natural History Museum, Dallu Chautara, and UNESCO World Heritage Site Hunuman Dhoka
- Get a complete insight into the culture and heritage of the beautiful city, all in one morning!
- Let your English speaking guide explain why each site is so vital, especially for the locals
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. See the Indrayani Temple, with its thick atmosphere dedicated to Kali, then get a good look at Bijeshwori Temple, dedicated to the Buddhist deity Vajrayogini. Feel the presence of the deity Durga in the Shova Bhagwati Temple. Afterwards, visit the Nanyang Phelgye Ling Monastery, which has played host on various religious festivals and celebrations. The well-known Swayambhu Stupa itself and the Maha Manjushree Sarashwate Temple will also be tour stops before you spend a good long while in the Natural Museum of History of Nepal. Here, a collection of brilliant exhibits await you, allowing you to learn more about the flora and fauna of Nepal, and the country's natural environment. Then, you ride back to the city, across the river, and view Durbar Square, one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in the area, also known as Hunuman Dhoka. Your day ends with a ride through Indra Chowk, a ceremonial roadway that is the perfect end to your tour.
- 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