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Insights of Kathmandu Durbar Square – a virtual walk

Created with Sketch. Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Duration

45 minutes

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Cancellation

Up to 7 days

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Languages

English

Overview

My name is Narayan Tamrakar, your local host. I would like to welcome you to join me virtually on a live tour in which we explore one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Kathmandu Durbar Square is where Kathmandu’s kings were crowned and where they used to live. It also has a richly decorated house for Kumari, the Living Goddess and manifestation of the great goddess Taleju.

In this tour, we will be exploring and sharing the stories of this  living goddess Kumari and we will visit ‘Freak Street’ a famous hippy hang-out during the late sixties and early seventies.

Of course I will show you the northern part of the square wihich is the most visually stunning part with temples from 16th century including 6th century statue of Kaal Bhairav and the Kasthamandap  temple Some temples were destroyed by the 2015 earthquake and are still under construction.

We will end our tour in front of Taleju temple, the temple which opens only once in a year during the biggest festival celebrated in Nepal called Dashain.

Highlights

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Learn about Kumari, the Living Goddess
  • Explore Freak Street, Kasthamandap temple and other famous temples
  • Visit the impressive 6th century statue of Kaal Bhairav
  • Ask your questions directly!
  • Support a local expert and his community

Your local host

My name is Narayan. I was born and raised in the Kathmandu. I come from the southeast of Kathmandu, from a city called Patan. I grew up in Kathmandu as a witness and an active participant in festivals , traditions and local culture. I have been working in tourism leading tours and treks around Nepal for more than 12 years. In a familiar role as tour guide but on a different platform I will take you on a virtual tour . I am looking forward to share my experiences myths, legends and stories with you.

Price of the virtual tour

The price of the virtual tour is based on the number of participants you bring. The more participants, the lower the price per person. Read more about your impact by joining this virtual tour.

 

Number of participant Price per person
1 EUR 40,00
2 EUR 20,00
3 EUR 15,00
4 EUR 10,00
5 or more EUR 8,00

 

It is possible to support your guide extra. Click on ‘Extra’ during your booking and add your donation.

How to join this virtual tour

Book a private virtual tour for only your friends and family. You can choose your date and timing of your preference. And you can invite up to 8 participants in total. Send us an inquiry if you want to invite more participants for more information and we will contact you.

For this virtual tour through Kathmandu we use Zoom. After your booking you will receive an e-mail with a final confirmation and additional information about how to join this live tour. If the guide isn’t available on the moment of your preference, we will contact you to discuss other options.

Important to know

What is a virtual tour?
With a local host you will experience Nepal in real time. Just like a regular tour with a guide. The only difference is that you are not on the location. The host will share his knowledge and passion and you can ask questions by using the chat. The host will answer them.
What do I need to join this tour?
To join this virtual tour you need a computer, tablet or mobile with a stable internet connection. For this webinar tour we use Zoom. Zoom is an online platform for meetings. If you use your computer, you do not need to download or install software. If you use a tablet or phone, you need to download the app. You can test Zoom here: https://zoom.us/test.
In what time zone are the virtual tours conducted?
The starting time of the virtual tour is mentioned in GMT+1 (or GMT +2 in summer). European time.
Can I tip the host?
Yes, it's possible to support the host extra. The prices of the virtual tours are based on regular income for Nepalese guides. Please click on 'Extra' during your booking and add the amount you want to donate to the host.
Can I also book a private tour?
The tour is a private tour. It is a great experience to attend this tour with only your friends, family or colleagues. Please contact us if you want to attend with more than 8 participants.
Can I reschedule or cancel my reservation?
Until 48 hours before the start of the virtual tour, it is possible to reschedule your booking. To reschedule your booking, you can contact us by mail. If you choose to cancel the booking more than 7 days before the original date of the virtual tour, you will receive a credit voucher for the full value of your payment. If you choose to cancel the booking less than 7 days before the original date of the virtual tour, you will not receive a refund.
Are virtual tours also weather dependent?
Yes, the virtual tours are weather dependent. It is a live tour outside. If the weather forecast predicts rain, we will have to cancel and rebook the program. Take into account that the data connection in Nepal are vulnerable and sometimes the connection can get lost.

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Johanna

15/02/2021

From your couch to Kathmandu

On a Sunday morning me and a group of friends logged into a zoom-call with our guide Narayan. Even tough we were thousands of kilometers away we were teleported right into the middle of Durbar Square. Experiencing the hustle and bustle of the city of Kathmandu, seeing temples and getting interesting insights to the city. Thanks a lot to our guide Narayan who made this short trip quite memorable! All the best!
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Sven

14/02/2021

Wonderful tour of a wonderful city

It's been ten years since I've been to Kathmandu and I absolutely loved the opportunity to see it again - albeit virtually. Narayan ist a great guide, leading you through the busy streets, telling great stories, and letting you soak in the atmosphere of Durbar Square. The audio and video quality is great - not perfect - but very impressive for a live stream from thousands of kilometres away. And in case you were wondering - the tour is really live so we basically went for a Valentine's Day stroll through Kathmandu - pretty memorable!
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Start time of tour is GMT+1 (West European time).
                                                               
Extras
  • Extra support host(€ 0,50)

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