Gain a deeper understanding of Nepal’s history and culture as you walk the streets of the Old Asan Bazaar with a private guide on this walking tour. Learn about the impressive design of the city’s “Chhen” (private mansion), discover the significance of historical sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, and admire handmade crafts sold at the market in Asan and Indra Chowk Bazaars. At Kathmandu Durbar Square, join locals for a traditional Nepali meal. By walking the same paths that the locals do, you will be genuinely immersed in the Old Asan lifestyle.
What You Can Expect:
10:30am: After pickup at your Kathmandu hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle, head with your private guide to the Old Asan and Indra Chowk Bazaars, two bazaars in the historic section of Kathmandu. These markets make up one of the busiest marketplaces in the Kathmandu Valley.
11:00am: With your guide, explore the area of Kathmandu Durbar Square, home to the living goddess “Kumari”, and admire the UNESCO World Heritage Site listed area. Learn about the historical and architectural significance of Durbar Square, including the Hanumandhoka Royal Palace Complex which was the royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century, and the Kumari Chowk where the living goddess “Raj Kumari” is kept.
11:30am: After that, dine on a traditional spread of local Nepali cuisine in New Road, Kathmandu’s largest market where you will find locals and visitors both enjoying some recreational shopping.
12:00am: After your meal, follow your guide on a walk along the narrow alleyways of Asan to see how modern life mixes with the ancient architecture of the area. Hear about Old Asan and Indra Chowk’s history from your guide as you pass by renowned sites.
01:30: Return back to your hotel.
• Entrance fees
• Local taxes
• Driver and expert guide
• Hotel pickup and drop-off
What’s Not Included:
• Gratuities (optional)
• Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
• Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
• Personal expenses
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