Rickshaw Night Explorer

Operated by Kathmandu Urban Adventures, this wonderful journey takes you into the back alleys of Kathmandu in the famous "Street Helicopters"

  • Courtesy -Shaouraav Shrestha
  • Courtesy -Kathmandu Urban Adventure
  • Courtesy -Kathmandu Urban Adventure

Operated by: 


  • - Take an unforgettable ride on a ‘street helicopter’
  • - Get caught up in the energy of tourist friendly Thamel
  • - Breathe in aromatic spices at Ason market
  • - Watch the world go by in Durbar Square
  • - Wander through atmospheric temples
  • - Be whisked through the laneways and backstreets of Kathmandu on a cycle rickshaw.

Full Itinerary:

As the sun goes down discover the myriad sights, sounds and smells of nighttime Kathmandu on an evening rickshaw ride through the city. Sit back and relax as your cycle rickshaw is expertly navigated through the buzzing backstreets and atmospheric laneways of this energetic place.

Start the adventure in the touristic heart of the city, Thamel. The streets here are lined with shops selling everything from pastries to pashminas, and your rickshaw seat provides the perfect platform from which to do a spot of window-shopping along the way. Soak up the hive of activity taking place as you zip through this popular part of town.

Leaving Thamel behind, head towards Durbar Square. Be sure to keep an eye out en route for many of the bustling local markets including Asan, a vegetable and spice market. This is also the oldest market square in all of Kathmandu.

Continue on to Durbar Square filled with age-old temples, palaces and shrines that are bound to enchant. Why not park yourself in one of the temple squares to witness the world go by? A truly special experience. Or perhaps sip on some local chai, be bold and taste fiery rakshi (local brew) at one of the local stalls or taverns, or simply hang out in one of the hippie era pie shops on Freak Street. It will never be a dull moment here.

After the sights and sounds of this magical place have been absorbed, climb up onto your ‘street helicopter’ (cycle rickshaw) for the return ride back to Thamel. By the end of the tour you’ll be sure to agree that getting amongst the city on a rickshaw ride through its backstreets and laneways is one of the best ways to discover authentic Kathmandu. Come and be entranced!


  • Rickshaw hire
  • Local tea 
  • English speaking guide 
  • Entrance fees to Durbar Square.


  • Dinner / Food
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gratuities for guide & rickshaw driver.
  • Night life of Kathmandu Durbar Square

  • Rickshaw Ride through the alley of Thamel.

  • Stupa at Thaiti

Day Tours | What to carry

The day tours are the ones where you have to worry the least about what to carry. However, some information is always helpful.

  • A light jacket or a warm jacket (depending on time of year and how cold you generally get)
  • An umbrella or a rain jacket. You never know
  • Some money (in case a souvenir tempts you, or you want to have a drink)
  • A water bottle (water is available for purchase everywhere, though we do not recommend purchasing plastic bottles - garbage is a nuisance in Nepal.
  • Comfortable clothes - shorts are also fine of course..
  • Comfortable shoes - trainers are best!