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Rickshaw Sightseeing (Thamel - Durbar Square)

Unfamiliar things are more pleasurable. This quote encouraged Nepal Big Mountain to come up with a unique package of Rickshaw sightseeing for our customers. Rather than being involved in the boring ride in the private vehicles, which give you very less prospect of gorgeous views you are missing, you should definitely try a rickshaw ride for an indifferent feeling as you view the roads from a higher elevation.

Group size: 2 to 12 Max-Altitude: 1400 m
Destination: Nepal Fitness level: Low 
Arrival on: Kathmandu Departure from: Kathmandu
Meals: None
Accommodation: None

Trip Introduction

Nepal Big Mountain has been considering the reviews of our valuable customers. As a tourist, native or international, people try not to miss a single moment of bliss their eyes can meet. Here comes your opportunity with our Rickshaw sightseeing package to enjoy a whole day to view the roads freely from a higher elevation and capture every moment with a smile on your face.

As you start your journey in the Rickshaw ride, you can submerge yourself in the colourful atmosphere of Kathmandu and flow yourself observing the lifestyle of Nepal. The rickshaw ride takes you to the Thamel area to be mesmerized by colourful arts, restaurants, and hotels. You can even try the street foods and shop a handmade souvenir of your trip.

Not only this, you cherish the moments in the oldest food market of Nepal, Asan. You can go through the market having varieties of spices and vegetables. In the small crowded area, you can feel a sense of belongingness.

If you have a day for off at Kathmandu city, you should surely visit the UNESCO listed world heritage site, Kathmandu Durbar square. Kathmandu Durbar square is one of the sites built by the late kings that are filled with the handmade arts Asians are famous worldwide for. Kathmandu Durbar Square sets your vision on the handmade art of ancient Nepal culture with the hint of the lifestyle of late kings of Malla and Shah Dynasty in Nepal in the 12th to the 18th century. The sculptures, monuments, temples around the area prove this point. Hanuman Dhoka, Taleju Mandir, Hanuman Temple, Royal Palace, and Kal Bhairab temple are major attractions of the place. You have the legitimate chance of taking the blessings of the living goddess, Kumari.

Moreover, you additionally get to try the melting “Lassi” as a refreshing sweet drink made of curd. Furthermore, for the admirers of a cup of tea, you can fulfil your thirst in Basantapur. There are varieties of food items that you can try in the restaurants in the area. Unlike other trips, you can ask your guide about the information about the food.

Altogether, a day’s tour in the rickshaw will give you the maximum bliss and experience that possibly a traveller can gain. Nepal Big Mountain waits for your right decision patiently.

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Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Begin rickshaw ride from Thamel

You will start your memorable journey from Thamel where you meet your guide and driver. As the seats will be slightly elevated, you will be able to view a clear scene of the places you go to.  As the journey starts, you will be mesmerized by colorful arts, restaurants, and hotels around Thamel. You will then reach Asan, which is regarded as the oldest food market of Nepal. It is a small, busy area with crowded roads having varieties of spices and vegetables. You can even shop them if you like.

Main attractions:

  • View a clear scene of the places you go to.
  • Be mesmerized by colorful arts, restaurants, and hotels around Thamel.
  • Visit the oldest food market of Nepal
  • Go through the market having varieties of spices and vegetables you can shop
  • Move towards the ancient shrines, temples, and palaces next

Included meals:

Day 1: Sightseeing at Kathmandu Durbar Square

After your Thamel and Asan visit, you move towards Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu Durbar square is one of the sites built by the late kings that are filled with the handmade arts Asians are famous worldwide for. Kathmandu Durbar Square sets your vision on the handmade art of ancient Nepal culture with the hint of the lifestyle of late kings of Malla and Shah Dynasty in Nepal in the 12th to the 18th century. The sculptures, monuments, temples around the area prove this point. Hanuman Dhoka, Taleju Mandir, Hanuman Temple, Royal Palace, and Kal Bhairab temple are major attractions of the place. You should surely visit the home of sacred lord Shiva, Parvati and the living goddess, Kumari. The place is so divine even an atheist would believe in God for the breathtaking view.

You can enjoy special “Lassi”, sweet drink made of curd on your way refreshing you with a happy smile on your face. Furthermore, for the admirers of a cup of tea, you can fulfil your thirst in Basantapur.

Major attractions:

  • Enjoy special “Lassi”, a refreshment
  • Amaze yourself knowing the lifestyle of the late kings
  • Try various drinks as you enjoy the scene
  • Visit the home of sacred lord Shiva, Parvati and the living goddess, Kumari
  • Fulfil your religious interests from Hanuman Dhoka, Taleju Mandir, Hanuman Temple, and Kal Bhairab temple

Included meals:

Day 1: Departure to Thamel

After sightseeing, you can try food from local street vendors or devour meals in your favourite restaurants. Your guide can provide you detail information about the places you visit and local food including drinks. After exploring Durbar Square, you hop back aboard your rickshaw and make your way back to your original departure point after the awesome ride.

Main attractions:

  • Try food from local street vendors
  • Devour meals in your favourite restaurants
  • Explore Durbar square area
  • Provision of gaining the necessary detail information about the places you visit and local food including drinks
  • Make your way back to your original departure point after the awesome ride

Included meals:

Important Note

Nepal Big Mountain Travel prioritizes your safety first. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required. Availability of guides depends on the high seasons.

In any case, specified guides are unavailable, Nepal Big Mountain provides an English guide for your meaningful travel.

Included in the Cost

  • Experienced English/Chinese/Spanish/Hindi speaking tour guide
  • Guide fees, government taxes and office service charges
  • All entrance fees
  • One bottle of drinking water
  • Hotel Pickups, transfers to hotel and drops in a private vehicle
  • General first aid kits
  • Rickshaw Fee
  • Glass of Special Drink "Lassi"

Not Included in the Cost

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips (Tipping is expected)
  • All other services not included in the itinerary
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Extra Food and Beverages
  • Optional: USD 25 per person per day for the provision of lunch and dinner in city tours

The Trekking Group

Accommodations

None

Meals

None

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Any interested aspirant can join the trip. There is maximum convenience for the people who travel. Main pros of this trip are that it is suitable for any being who is an enthusiast on the tour for a meaningful journey. However, the traveller must specify any kinds of sickness, diseases, allergies or phobias before the trip because Nepal Big Mountain believes every traveller needs to be under the perfect care and guidance to enjoy the trip with the best convenience possible. Children, youngsters, adults, or elders, anyone is welcomed with open arms. In spite of this, the children and elders are to be under the guidance of their guardian.

Best Time to Travel

Rickshaw sightseeing welcomes its guests any time of the year, as the weather is well suited in all seasons. Along with it, the trip is a blend of adventure and culture in a short with great comfort. There is a rush of tourists during their vacations. All seasons welcome you with open arms but you can visit in the festive month of September – November as you can enjoy the spring weather with the biggest occasion of Nepal that that lasts a month, Dashain and Tihar. You can experience the kites flying in the clear sky. Likewise, you will be able to view a lighted city that will warm your hearts at night.

Additional Information

Altogether, this is a trip of one day. However, if you are interested in customized trips, contact us. You can get some concession for group booking. Please contact Nepal Big Mountain for the group rates via email to info@nbmtravel.com. You must specify any kinds of health condition that may have a negative effect on the traveler at an earlier stage before booking. This trip will provide you with the opportunity to visit wonderful UNESCO listed world heritage site. Heritage site is located in Kathmandu within the periphery of 5 km distance from Thamel. You will visit ancient temples of 12th to 18th century.

  • Enjoy an unforgettable evening rickshaw ride through Kathmandu.
  • Experience the city like a local as your driver navigates narrow lanes
  • Soak up the lively, aromatic atmosphere as you travel from Thamel past bustling bazaars and market squares
  • Spend time wandering through Durbar Square, home to food stalls, shops, and centuries-old temples
  • Learn about the places you see from your knowledgeable guide