Kathmandu Tours
Dakchinkali temple tour
Dakshinkali temple is one of the main Hindu temples in Nepal dedicated to the goddess Kali. The temple is located 22km south of Kathmandu, outside the city. It takes nearly 2 hours drive via Pharping where you could see most of the monasteries on the way. The temple is surrounded by greenery forest and quite enjoyable. In occasion, lots of Hindu pilgrims creates the queue and crowd to visit Dakshinkali temple. The goddess Kali is worshiped by animal sacrifices and is mostly done in Dashain festival and other ceremonies. In this tour, we will not only visit Dakshinkali temple but also the nearby places. Enjoy another scenic drive along the greenery fields and visit Shesh Narayan temple, Budhhist Moanastry at Pharping. Drive back to your hotel at Kathmandu.
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 5-80
Duration: 5–6 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Pick up and drop off the hotel inside Kathmandu valley
  • Private Transportation during the tour
  • A government Licensed holder tour guide
  • All the government tax, VAT and service charges
What's not included
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing spot
  • Tips to the Guide and the driver
  • Any other costs not mentioned in the ‘Cost Includes’ section.
  • Entry/Admission - Kathmandu
  • Entry/Admission - Pharping HydroPower Dam

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick up all the travelers from Kathmandu
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      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: 70998P41

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 70998P41

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