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Local Market Tour – 1 Day

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  • DestinationNepal
  • Total Duration1 Day
  • Best TimeAll around the year
  • Trip GradeEasy
  • TransportationN/A
  • AccommodationN/A
  • StyleGuided Tour
  • MealsN/A
  • Min Group Size2+ pax

Kathmandu Local Market tour is a one day tour of the local streets and markets in Kathmandu. The tour allows you to explore Kathmandu’s oldest markets and observe locals as they go about their daily chores.

Ason, New Road and Thamel are the three markets you will visit in Kathmandu Local Market tour. Ason is the oldest market in Kathmandu Valley featuring the longest chain of stores and shops in Nepal. It has been the ultimate shopping place for the Newari community for centuries. Spices and clothes, fresh vegetables and dry food, Ason offers everything that shoppers need. The relentless activity of shopkeepers bargaining, devotees visiting nearby temples, and streets chock-a-block with pedestrians is an exciting sight to behold. You can also easily visit Rani Pokhari (Queen’s pond) and Ratna Park.

At a few yards distance south of Ason is New Road, the most modern market place in Nepal. This is the original high street of Nepal where high end shoppers visit local luxury branded stores and supermarkets. The streets of New Road remain full of cars and shoppers all day long.

You will end the tour by walking to Thamel, the main tourist address of Nepal. Here you will find hotels, restaurants, lodges, hotels, banks, gift shops, nightclubs and pubs and many more. Some of the finest eateries and recreation centers are available in Thamel.

Highlights of Kathmandu’s Local Market Tour

● Take a stroll through Ason, New Road and Thamel bazaars

● Observe locals involved in their daily activities

● Experience the true sights and sounds of Nepal

● Shop for authentic local gifts and artistic crafts


Day 1: Visit Ason, New Road and Thamel markets

Enjoy an early morning stroll through Ason in the morning. This is the oldest market in Nepal and is a one stop place for all your household needs from Vegetables, dry food, spices and condiments to clothes, painting and religious offering. Watch the locals and shopkeepers bargain over products, pilgrims offering prayers in temples nearby and morning joggers passing by. Later walk across to a new road, a vibrant modern market full of supermarkets, restaurants and branded outlets. In the late afternoon you can stroll back to Thamel to enjoy neon lights of pubs, restaurants and hotels.

Route Map of Local Market Tour in Kathmandu