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I think, this was the best tour option as I visited the important site of Kathmandu and even shopped a lot


About the Kathmandu Walking Tour:

- Kathmandu Walking Tour is the best way to see the pagoda-styled Annapurna Ajima Temple, the Shrine of Aksh Bhairab, and the Yita Chapo remains (flattened in the earthquake of 2015)

- There are two batches for this package currently. The timings for the two batches are 7:30 am till 10:00 am and 2:30 pm till 5:00 pm.

- 7:30am/2:30pm arrive at Electric Pagoda Cafe and meet up with guide. Enjoy some light refreshments before you start the tour.

7:45am/2:45pm proceed to your walking tour as you visit the crowded streets of Asan Tole and Indra Chowk bazaars.

- Learn about the Nepali culture, history, and way of living with experienced guides fluent in English.

- See heritage buildings built in traditional Newari architecture and intricately carved Nyalon (Fish Stone)

- Admire the beautiful courtyards of Kwathu Baha, Haku Baha, Dhalasikna Baha, Dagu Baha, Takse Baha and more!

- 10:00am/5:00pm tour ends.

About Kathmandu City:

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is one of the most historically rich and colourful cities in the world. The magnificence of its centuries old way of living is mirrored in its architecture, streets, and the bazaars, which are a melting point of people, traditions, and an amalgamation of traditional & modern way of life. Kathmandu Walking Tour is a great way to absorb these things closely and see beautiful sights. Explore the local handicrafts, foods, produce of fruits and vegetables, spices and herbs, utensils, jewellery, and textiles at two of the largest bazaars of Asan Tole and Indra Chowk.

Here you can also interact with the farmers and shopkeepers to get an insight into the rustic Himalayan way of living and understanding how their lives have been after the massive earthquake of 2015. Visit the beautiful temple of Annapurna Ajima and the Shrine of Aksh Bhairab and see the historical courtyards of Kwathu Baha, Haku Baha, Dhalasikna Baha, Dagu Baha, and Takse Baha. Here, you will also get a chance to see Nyalon or the Fish Stone and its original carvings and colours preserved carefully by the locals. If you are lucky, you will see sacred cows wandering the streets.


  • Walking tour and sightseeing

Other Inclusions

  • English speaking guide
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  • Light refreshments
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  • Bottled drinking water
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  • Umbrella

Things To Carry

  • Voucher received from Thrillophilia
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  • Camera


  • The meeting point for the tour will be Electric Pagoda Café. The tour will start after some light snacks.
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  • It is extremely easy for tourists to get around in Kathmandu. You can book a local rickshaw to travel from your hotel to the meeting point i.e. Electric Pagoda Café.
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  • Please carry your valid ID to help us verify your personal information.
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  • Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes as this tour involves a considerable amount of walking.
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  • We don’t recommend this tour for people in wheelchairs or with any walking related discomfort or disabilities.
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  • Tourists are required to dress keeping in mind the local sensibilities. Ladies are requested to wear long sleeved shirts and clothes that cover their knees. In some religious places, you may be required to cover your head. Please bring a scarf to cover your head and shoulders.
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  • You will be required to remove your shoes before entering the religious spaces.

Tour Type

  • This activity can be availed as a private or group tour

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
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  • If cancellations are made 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-7 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. How to use the booking voucher?

      Once you book the tour, you will receive an email confirming your booking and a voucher to be used during the tour. At the beginning of the tour, when asked for the voucher you can present either an E-copy on your mobile or in a printed form. Please remember that the respective vouchers are valid only for the specified time and dates.

    2. Is food included in this package?

      You will be provided with light refreshments and bottled drinking water. This package does not include meals.

    3. What places we are covering in this package?

      Kathmandu Walking Tour is a great way to get to know this beautiful and rustic Himalayan city. This tour will take you in the bylanes of the city and let you experience the historical architecture, experience the native way of life, roam through the heritage bazaars, and soak in the freshness that is an intrinsic part of the Himalayas.

      First, you will get to see the two of the largest bazaars in Kathmandu i.e. Indra Chowk and Asan Tole. Then you will visit beautiful buildings with traditional Nepalese Newari architecture and the Nyalon or the Fish Stone that still has its original colours and flower carvings. Then you will head to the Aksh Bhairab Shrine which dates back to the seventeenth century and the Annapurna Ajima Temple, an eighteenth-century temple. Both these places are highly revered in the culture of Nepal.

      After this, you will visit the courtyards of Takse Baha, Kwathu Baha, Haku Baha, Dhalasikna Baha, Dagu Baha, Asan Baha, and Hwakha Baha. These courtyards located within temples and Buddhist monasteries are places of religious importance. They were used by people to congregate for societal meetings or religious gatherings. This will be followed by a visit to Yita Chapo, a site still reviving from the 2015 earthquake.

    4. What activities we can do in Kathmandu?

      Soak in the hustle and bustle of everyday life in Kathmandu. See the way of life of this mountain community by walking alongside its people. Shop for Tibetan handicrafts & relics, pieces of jewellery, carpets & rugs, spices, fruits & vegetables, local Nepalese, and Tibetan textiles, etc.

      See the beautiful chaos in the bazaars when hundreds of traders and farmers try to sell you their goods. See the heritage buildings in traditional Newari style architecture and the Nyalon (Fish Stone). Admire the centuries-old Aksh Bhairab Shrine and Annapurna Ajima Temple. You will get a chance to visit Yita Chapo which was severly affected during the 2015 earthquake. Visit the centuries-old courtyards, which are centres of religious and societal importance.

      Some of the courtyards that you will visit are Takse Baha, Kwathu Baha, and Haku Baha. See the animals considered sacred in the Nepalese culture like cows roaming on the streets. Kathmandu is famous for its cuisine throughout the world. You can try huge varieties of foods like momos, dal Bhaat, Chatamari, and Thukpa, etc.

    5. What are the popular attractions in Kathmandu?

      The famous market streets of Asan Tole and Indra Chowk to see the local Nepali life and purchase local handicrafts & relics, spices, herbs, beads, silverware, utensils, textiles, etc. Nyalon (Fish Stone) and buildings with the ancient Newari style architecture.

      The centuries-old Annapurna Ajima Temple and Aksh Bhairab Shrine. Beautiful courtyards of Takse Baha, Kwathu Baha, Haku Baha, Dhalasikna Baha, Dagu Baha, Asan Baha, and Hwakha Baha. Yati Chapo, which was severely affected during the massive earthquake of 2015.

      Other famous attractions in Kathmandu are Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Garden of Dreams, Swayambhunath Temple, Thamel, Langtang National Park, Hanuman Dhoka, Casino Royale, Dakshinkali Temple, The Last Resort, Taudaha Lake, and Kopan Monastery, etc.

    6. Are we covering any shopping markets in this tour?

      We are covering two of the largest and oldest market places in Kathmandu- Indra Chowk and Asan Tole. These markets are a melting pot of the local culture, traders, locals, and tourists. These markets offer beautiful knick-knacks that you can carry home as souvenirs.

    7. What is the famous street food in Kathmandu?

      Nepalese food is heavily influenced by the cultures of India and Tibet, Nepal’s two immediate neighbours. Street foods that you should not miss while in Kathmandu are varieties of momos (dumplings), Chatamari (a type of rice pancake with cheese or egg toppings), Choila (grilled buffalo meat), Lakhamari (fried sweetbread), Sel Roti (local doughnut), and Thukpa (noodle soup).

    8. Which markets we can see in Kathmandu walking tour?

      Kathmandu Walking Tour will take you through two of the oldest, busiest, and the largest markets in the city of Kathmandu. Indra Chowk and Asan Tole are famous for the best of local Nepali wares like textiles, spices, herbs, silver utensils, jewellery, handicrafts, carpets & rugs, and beads, etc. You will also see the local farmers selling their fresh from farm produce of fruits and vegetables.

    9. I have a child; can I go for Kathmandu walking tour?

      Kathmandu Walking Tour generally involves a considerable amount of walking for around three hours in the crowded streets of Kathmandu. We would not recommend children below the age of five years on this tour. Children over the age of five years who like to walk and explore are welcome to join.

    10. Which are the best streets in Kathmandu?

      Asan Tole and Indra Chowk Street for the markets and the Aksh Bhairab Shrine, Siddhidas Marg to see the Annapurna Ajima Temple.
      New Road, also known as the Kings Way, leading to the Royal Palace Museum.
      Durbar Square to see the heritage buildings, temples, and shops selling Nepali and Tibetan souvenirs.
      Freak Street for Tibetan knick-knacks and garments.
      Thamel Street for its interesting collection of curios, handicrafts, mountaineering gear, pubs, and restaurants, etc.
      Makhan Tole to admire the fine Nepali and Tibetan art like thangka and paubha.

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