Full-day tour of Dakshinkali Temple, Chovar Gorge and Kirtipur town
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Attractions & guided tours

Full-day tour of Dakshinkali Temple, Chovar Gorge and Kirtipur town

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 6 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the incredible temple of Dakshinkali
  • Admire the natural landscape of the Chovar Gorge
  • Discover the town of Kirtipur and its traditions
What to expect

Visit some of the incredible venue tht the Kathmandu district has to offer. During this guided tour you'll have the opportunity to discover the Dakshinkali temple, the Chovar gorge and the town of Kirtipur.

The Dakshinkali Temple is dedicated to Kali, is the fearful form of Lord Siva’s consort, Parvati. The main deity in the temple is the black stone, six-armed form of Kali, standing on a prostrated figure. The Dakshinkali Temple is located at the south end of the valley between two hills and at the confluence of two rivers.

The tour will then take you to visit Chovar, a town carved out of a hillside the Chovar gorge and the only outlet for all the waters of the valley. Legend has it that Manjushree, an ancient saint from China, cut the mountain with his magical sword to drain out the water from the Kathmandu Valley Lake to make it habitable.There is a small but picturesque temple of Adinath on the top of the hill with a magnificent view of the snowcapped peaks. Just beyond the gorge is a temple of Lord Ganesh. The main image of the shrine is a massive rock, naturally carved.

Finally you'll end your tour in Kirtipur a town perched on twin hillocks and clinging to a saddle about 5 km southwest of Kathmandu lies the village of Kirtipur. A long flight of steps leads up to Kirtipur from the valley floor & a motor able road goes part way up the hill.Steep paths link brick houses built on terraces.The villagers dressed in traditional costume work on ancient looms.The people are well known for their strength and valor.Many historical battles were fought and won by the inhabitants of Kirtipur.

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What's included
  • Hotel pick up/drop off
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking local guide
What's not included
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks
Reduced price
  • Children (age 6-12)
Where

Pick-up from your hotel.

Meeting point:

Pick-up from your hotel in Khatmandu. The pick-up is only from city hotels (within 10km) and if guests wish to be picked up in the outskirts there will be a supplement to be paid on site.

What to remember
  • We recommend wearing suitable comfortable clothing
  • Please bring your own bottle, sunglasses and caps
  • Infants under 6 are not allowed on the tour
  • Please note that this tour is available for a maximum of 7 people
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When
  • Daily at 9.00am
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Provider
Le Passage to India Tours and Travels Private Limited
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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