Love Kathmandu’s is the first in Nepal to provide a specialist walking tour through the heart of Old World Kathmandu. The walk is designed to showcase Kathmandu’s incredible cultural diversity and religious history. To lift the veil of mystery and give insights into important historical and cultural events that have made the city what it is today.
Our walking tours are much more than a slow walk through a bustling city, it is an opportunity to look, to listen, to learn and to feel something new. You are going to have a diverse range of cultural experiences on the guided walk. The back streets by their nature are a constantly changing tapestry. Let us show you something new (see a quick overview).
Love Kathmandu's walking tour through the heart of Old Kathmandu will show you the city's unexpected sights and let you immerse yourself into a world full hidden back streets, traditional shops of great antiquity and religious monuments all rolled into one great story told by our tour guide.
On the 3.5 hour tour through the backstreets of Kathmandu we will:
Go tea tasting in a local tea shop
Get insight into the neighborhoods' religious sites
Have a sniff in a Spice den
Eat the best Samosa in the city
Find a Falling Fish
Learn about the local legends
Stand on the the start line of the ancient Tibetan caravan route
Discover a hidden temple
Feed some Karma boosting pigeons
Have the best Lassi in Kathmandu
Swing by the Ancient Durbar Square (entry fees into the actual square is extra - its quite a bit ( approx. 1,000 NPR) but worth it.
All before having a rickshaw ride back to Thamel (we can help you organize this if you need this)
A tour is planned each day. Meet us in front of the Himalayan Cafe (see map) at 2pm. We need a minimum of 2 people to go. So please reserve a spot before you come. To repeat this, you will HAVE TO reserve a spot: Reserve your spot here
Would you like a little photo preview?
2000 NPR/person: The tour cost 2000 NPR/person (approx. USD$18). Our guides are government registered and receive the full government guiding day rate. Payment is made directly to the guide at the beginning of the tour. 100% OF OUR PROFITS go straight back into supporting (well researched) charity projects in Kathmandu (see the projects you will be supporting here). Make sure to bring some change, so that you can try some of the local tasty dishes and drinks during your walk. And do not forget the camera.
You will be needing it!
Where we meet
Start: 2pm. Meet your guide outside the well known Himalayan Cafe on Tridevi Sadak Road, Central Thamel, on the same road as the "Garden of Dreams" (ask any local for directions if lost) see map.
Finish: 5:30pm-ish. We can point you towards a Rickshaw you can hire back to the tour start at Himalayan Java Cafe (or you can stay to explore Durbar Square, or make your way back on your own).
3.0 - 3.5 hrs: The tour lasts between 3 to 3.5 hours - depending on how much Lassi is drunk and how many photos you take . The walk is about 1.8kms (that is about 1.1 miles) over flat sealed streets.
BUT No pre-paying
Booking: We will not run the tour if we have less than 2 people. So please make a quick reservation to indicate that you want to come. You do not have to pre-pay for the tours. Payment is made directly to the guide at the beginning of the tour. Make sure you are on time! Make sure you have filled in a booking form! see: Reservation Form