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Explore Kathmandu Like A Local

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  • Visit the Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square Temples
  • Visit the local market to shop for ingredients and vegetables for an authentic meal
  • Prepare and share a meal with a local host
  • Explore the streets of Kathmandu like a local
Ever visit a place and wonder what it's like to live there? This Kathmandu tour not only shows you the markets, squares, backstreets, temples, and courtyards of Nepal's capital but also includes a visit to a family home for a Nepalese-style lunch.

Early wake-up and head straight to places of worship on foot. First up is Swoyambhunath, follow the path of Hindu and Buddhist devotees, circling the holy stupa and spinning the prayer wheels.

The mesmerizing wafts of incense, hypnotic chants of prayers and surreal sound of ringing bells will provide a spiritual high. Spiritually awakened, stroll through the maze of backstreets to Kathmandu Durbar Square, its numerous temples and its market. Pick some fresh vegetables, purchase some aromatic spices and all the other necessary ingredients for a local lunch (it’s your choice and we’ll put all our confidence in you to find the right ingredients!).

Well-stocked and well-prepared (at least mentally!), head to meet your host family. Lead the way or lend the hand as your hosts unveils the secrets of Nepalese cooking. Truly Kathmandu Living.
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“Great last day to end my Intrepid Cycle Vietnam tour. A very relaxing, laid back day on the Mekong. Had a great lunch, sample the various fruits and products that the locals produce. Certainly one of the best day ever!”
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what’s included
  • English speaking guide
  • Entry fees to swoyambhunath & kathmandu durbar square
  • Meal and meal preparation with local family.
what’s excluded
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Beverages
  • Purchase of vegetables and fruits
  • Tips or gratuities for guide.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 5-6 hours
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 12 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Meeting/Start Point Kathmandu, Nepal
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Good to know Dress standard: When packing be aware that dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate. In many rural areas in Asia women will need to wear modest clothing even to swim. Singlets, tank tops and topless sun bathing are all unacceptable. When visiting religious sites men often need to wear long trousers and women a long skirt or sarong.

Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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