Kathmandu Living

    • 5-6 hours
    • NPUB
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $102
    • *Approx package price

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. 


* Turn yourself into a typical Kathmandu citizen for a day.

* Join the stream of Buddhist and Hindu devotees in Swoyambhunath and temples of Kathmandu Durbar Square.

* Explore the local market and shop for fresh vegetables and necessary ingredients for a traditional meal.

* Prepare the lunch with the local family.

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Himalayan Encounters, Courtyard, Kathmandu Guest House, Thamel, Kathmandu
  • Finish:

    Himalayan Encounters, Courtyard, Kathmandu Guest House, Thamel, Kathmandu
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Inclusions:

    English speaking guide, Entry fees to Swoyambhunath & Kathmandu Durbar Square, Meal and meal preparation with local family.
  • Exclusions:

    Items of a personal nature, Beverages, Purchase of vegetables and fruits, Tips or gratuities for guide.

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.

Confirmation of booking

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. <br /> Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

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. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.



Tipping Info

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour


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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