Kathmandu: Small-Group Kirtipur Discovery Tour with Lunch

Kathmandu: Small-Group Kirtipur Discovery Tour with Lunch

From US$ 66 per person

Join a local guide for an off-the-beaten-path adventure to discover the ancient town of Kirtipur. Soak up the laid-back vibes and amazing views of Kathmandu Valley, then cap off your sightseeing with a traditional lunch.

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Duration 4 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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  • Discover the ancient town of Kirtipur which most tourists miss
  • Walk the ancient alleys of Kirtipur whilst learning about its history
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley
  • Experience a traditional lunch in a local home
  • Visit scenic temples, receiving stunning views of the city below
Full description
You'll meet up with your guide for an insightful tour of the off-the-beaten-path town of Kirtipur. You'll begin by taking a 35-minute drive to reach a town called Nayabazaar, from where you will get your first glimpse of this colorful town built in a fort-like structure sitting atop a hill. Hear interesting stories from your guide about the famous battle of Kirtipur and the bravery of its natives, the Newari people. From there you'll start a walking tour up to Chilancho Temple, which is an ancient Buddhist shrine different from the usual stupas seen elsewhere in Kathmandu. The ancient medieval Newari settlements around it are a pretty sight, as are the giggling children and smiling old men of the area. Soak in the age-old scenes of intricate wood carvings and narrow alleys as you stroll down to the Bagh Bhairav Temple, complete with its battle relics and views of Kathmandu City. Your next stop is the Uma Maheshwar Temple, which lies on the highest part of Kirtipur and offers panoramic views of Kathmandu City. Climb up the stairs and relax on the temple’s porch to catch your breath and enjoy the view, and walk down the old alleys and observe the locals as they sit around their houses chatting, spinning wool, or knitting. Later, you'll end your tour on a tasty note at a local’s home where you will savor a delicious Newari lunch the traditional way: sitting cross-legged on the floor with your guide and host. Learn about Newari food as you enjoy your meal, and chat with your host about everyday life around Kirtipur.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Traditional Newari lunch
  • Entry fees and transportation
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Your meeting point is the Hotel Marshyangdi, Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Children between the ages of 6-11 are permitted on this tour at a child's rate
  • Be aware that dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities (to respect this and for your own comfort, it is strongly recommended that you wear modest clothing)
  • Singlets, tank tops, and topless sunbathing are all unacceptable
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes and your own bottle of water
  • Vegetarians and allergies are able to be accommodated, please notify in advance
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Product ID: 355645