Rickshaw Riding in Kathmandu

Rickshaw Riding in Kathmandu

To explore the beautiful city of Kathmandu in Nepal, travel like a local by taking on the Rickshaw Riding day tour. It is a unique experience unlike any other to witness the bustling city in an eco-friendly rickshaw driven by friendly drivers who know the nooks and crannies of the city. The tour takes you through the tourist hub of Thamel and Ason, then to the architecturally beautiful Garden of Dreams before eventually gliding to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a popular UNESCO World Heritage site.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the historical and cultural sites of Kathmandu on an eco-friendly rickshaw ride
  • Witness the local lifestyle and traditions with a private guided tour
  • Visit the famous Kathmandu Durbar Square and Garden of Dreams
  • Ride past the bustling local markets and streets of Thamel and Ason

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Rickshaw Riding in Local Market and Sightseeing

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Rickshaw Riding in Local Market and Sightseeing

Pickup at Thamel

After breakfast, you will be picked up at the hotel by our friendly rickshaw drivers, who have had decades of experience pulling these rickshaws across the city's narrow alleys. They are proficient at driving these small vehicles effortlessly on crowded streets.

We will begin with a ride around Thamel Indra Chowk, a busy tourist and trading hub where you will spot restaurants, painting stores, arts and crafts, and souvenir shops amidst ancient buildings. You will also witness small temples in the cross-section of the alleys.

The ride will be slow to medium pace so that you can get a clear view of the activities and the architectural buildings in the alleys of Thamel.

The local market of Ason

From Thamel, we slowly ride to Ason, a local market known best for shops ranging from food, clothing, ornaments, and more. Don’t be amazed if you see many vendors and locals huddled up in shops. Eventually, we will head out to Bhotahity, another popular marketplace, which is a pathway to the main street from Ason.

Garden of Dreams

From the main streets, we will pass the Durbar Marg pathway and ride to the boulevard of Narayanhiti Path, the road to the Narayanhiti Museum, which was once the palace of the reigning Shah dynasty of Nepal.

Depending on your preference, we can stop at the Garden of Dreams. It is also known popularly as Garden of Six Seasons known for its beautiful neoclassical Edwardian style garden with ponds, pavilions, urns, and more.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

After the brief stop, you will ride again in the rickshaw towards Kathmandu Durbar Square, a popular UNESCO world Heritage site in the city's heart. During the ride, the guide will share historical insights about the Malla regime palace, now turned into Hanuman Dhoka Museum, about the ancient temples and lifestyle. You can click pictures of the architecture, statues, temples, and day-to-day lifestyle. 

Drop off

After exploring the city, you will be dropped off at the hotel. If you enjoyed this unique experience, you could ask our team to organize similar local experiences like food tours and homestays in Kathmandu valley.

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Trip Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

Based on 1 reviews
Very good

Evan Hunter
flagsUnited States of America
May 03, 2023
Beautiful Rickshaw Ride
After having done the trek, and while in Kathmandu, I talked with Naba for quick trip and he suggested me this trip where I was supposed to travel around the street of Thamel in Rickshaw. and explore the nearby buzzing Asan market. Truth be told, it was amazing experience this trip. The local rickshaw rider was welcoming and energetic. It was amazing experience.
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