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Day Tour to Medieval Village Kritipur
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Day Tour to Medieval Village Kritipur

By Adventure Thirdpole Treks
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Kirtipur is a medieval village located about 20 minutes drive from Kathmandu, steeped in long history, rich Newari art and culture and a perfect spot to watch the magnificent Himalayan peaks.  It  was a stronghold of Malla Kings from 15th-17th century during which period the art and architecture of Newari craftsman flourished. The temples, Buddhist monasteries, Chaityas, Stupas, stone sculpture still bear testimony to this rich era drawing thousands of visitors every year. Highlights:                                          • Enjoy a day away from the crowd of Kathmandu City • Step back in time on a history tour • Observing arts and typical Newari culture • Observe Bag Bhairav and Uma Maheswori Temple sightseeing in Chobhar George • See the view of Kathmandu valley and Splendid views of distant mountains of northern Nepal
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Ages 10-80
Duration: 5–6 hours
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Live guide: English, French
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  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
What's not included
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities


Start:Traveler pickup offered.
    Pickup details
    • We provide pick up services to all travelers who are staying in Kathmandu
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 57901P21

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      • Most travelers can participate
      • Dress code is casual
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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        It was a stronghold of Malla Kings from the 15th-17th century during which period the art and architecture of Newari craftsman flourished. The temples, Buddhist monasteries, Chaityas, Stupas, stone sculpture still bear testimony to this rich era drawing thousands of visitors every year.
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        Trustworthy, flexible and kindhearted!
        Had a beautiful trek with Adarsha to Mardi Himal BC and a lovely stay in the home of Deepak. Everything was well prepared by Deepak and he was very welcoming, flexible and trustworthy. The stay at his house was really a great bonus, a home away from home. The guide, Adarsha, was very caring, open and great company. He really made the trek an adventure and took great care of me and my safety. All in all no critical remarks and only good things, I highly recommend these guys and the company. Adarsha and Deepak, thank you again!
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      • Allen H
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        Highly Recommended, Very Reliable
        For the third time in three years, I took a 4WD tour of Upper Mustang with Adventure Thirdpole Treks. This tour was to attend the Tiji Festival in Lo Manthang. Based upon my previous experiences, I had recommended that my well traveled friend accompany me. I was confident that he would be satisfied with Adventure Thirdpole Treks services and most importantly - performance. My confidence and trust were once again rewarded as well as justified. As happens in tours to the isolated and under-developed region of Upper Mustang, challenges beyond anyone's control happen. Our guide, Raj, kept us informed at all times of issues. We were informed of possible solutions and were involved in making the final decision on how to adapt to the changing condition. Raj had everything under control so we never felt any anxiety. In the end the challenges only added to our adventure and in no way took away from our enjoyment of the tour. Raj took very good care of shepherding us through airports, checkpoints, and other confusing situations. Although this was my third tour, Adventure Thirdpole Treks was still able to make this a unique experience for me. We visited some new places and stayed at a couple different guesthouses.
        Written June 30, 2019
      • aaronlhs
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        A worry-free adventurous holiday.
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        Written May 5, 2019
      • hazelemmanuella
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        Best hospitality and reliability
        23 March-7 April 4 of us were supposed to climb Everest base camp but due to the bad haze on the day we were supposed to fly to Lukla, our guide Raj told us to make an impromptu decision to climb ABC instead. Of course, we were slightly disappointed but we were prepared for such changes. And we’re thankful we did. We’ve heard so many bad stories of people who force their way there and get injured or have difficulties coming back out to Kathmandu after their hike due to the weather. During our hike, we were very well taken care of. Our porters and guide ensured all our meals were well, held our hands to make sure we got over safely especially on the snowy grounds. What I enjoyed most was that our guide allowed us to stay in their homes, and hosted us just like we were part of his family. He cooked for us fish curry, and his wife cooked mutton. It was a great experience and i’d definitely introduce my friends to this group in future! Make sure your guides are experienced. That’s most important. Safety is always first and I’m thankful Adventure Thirdpole did a wonderful job in that for us. We miss you papa Raj! - Hazel, Singapore
        Written May 5, 2019
      • regmitara
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        Swoyambhunath stupa
        Located at the heart of kathmandu. All the beauty of nature you can view from here. Gives peace of mind in every visit. Lovely place to visit anytime time.
        Written April 11, 2019
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        Written December 30, 2018
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        Written November 21, 2018
      • Chungmaihn
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        Awesome experience! Mountains, Culture and the People!
        I have been in a couple of places in the world but Nepal is no like others. It's a country where nature shows it greatest masterpiece: mountains. But not only mountains, during our trek, my girlfriend and I also learnt a lot about the culture and the people of Nepal. For me, it's a life-time experience. It couldn't happen without the accompany of Mr. Raj and Bimol from Adventure Thirdpole Treks. Those who have showed us the beauty of Nepal through their hospitality, warmth, and great stories. The service is just excellent. And what we brought back home was not just experience but also two new Nepalese friends. We're gonna come back in Nepal as soon as we can. Chung Mai from Vietnam.
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        Written October 28, 2018
      • Allen H
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        Highly Recommended
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        Written October 24, 2018
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      dr.jth
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      Sep 2019
      This is an interesting place to visit. The architecture is very interesting, and they were doing a lot of restoration. Still, it is a very poor village. The people are friendly. The Newari food is great. I would not take this as either a half-day or full-day tour. Take a taxi up, have the driver wait for 30-45 minutes, while you look around (or longer, if you want to eat in a restaurant), then get on to other things. The tours are over-priced and drag on too long.
      Written September 9, 2019
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      Good to know that you like the Kritipur village ! Hope the restoration will be finished sooner.
      Written September 11, 2019
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