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PRIVATE MONKEY TEMPLE TOUR – 8K

monkey 8k
Run through downtown Kathmandu to the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Monkey Temple and enjoy incredible views of the city and the Himalayan mountain range.
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TOUR DETAILS

  • Tour Type

    private tour
  • Tour Distance

    8 km / 5 mi
  • Tour Duration

    1h45min
  • Level of Difficulty

    moderate
  • Tour pace

    individual
  • Tour days

    Mon - Sun
  • Start times

    6:00 AM
  • Tour Language

    English

TOUR DESCRIPTION

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This running tour is a combination of urban running and holy temples. What better combination can you wish for?

We start the tour at the Narayan Chaur park and as we run through Kathmandu the participants experience the popular Hindu shrine at Nagpokhari. This is place is thought to be the lake of Snake God “Naag”.

Next up on the running tour is a fortified compound of former Royal Palace “Narayanhiti Durbar” where the Royal family was massacred in 2001. We run full circle around the palace to see the four direction entrances to the palace.

But running through Kathmandu is more than temples and palaces. It is a thriving capital city and first we visit Durbar Marg the posh area of the city. We also run through Thamel which is also called “Mecca” for tourists but in the early morning hours it is quiet and you experience this normally busy area at a peaceful state as it slowly wakes up.

Your running guide will be happy to show you the best restaurants and points of interest of Thamel. On we run, and now we run both through old alleyways and open roads, and the route is as diverse and mindblowing as the rest of Kathmandu. We run past monuments and along the Bishnumati river on our way towards our final destination – The Monkey Temple. As we reach Swoyambhunath - the “Monkey Temple” - that sits atop a small hill, runners will need to climb 365 ancient steps from the base of the hill. But trust us when we say it is worth it – The Monkey Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage sight and it additionally provides incredible view of the Nepalese capital and the Himalayas.

The pilgrims consider the staircase the only route and it is the most memorable way for any visitor to experience the “The Monkey Temple” and running to the top is a bit of a challenge and fun. This is a place from where you get a very good view of Kathmandu valley and the snow capped Himalayas. And the name “monkey temple” isn’t just taken out of the blue. You see the monkeys everywhere, so be cautious when taking pictures.

From the Monkey Temple runners will be transported back to their hotel.

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MORE TOUR INFO

  • Pick-up service:
    Pick-up service from your hotel/apartment or another meeting point is possible and will be checked by the tour provider individually.
    If your hotel/apartment should be too far away from the city centre or not close to the tour route, then we will meet you at our standard meeting point at "Narayan Chaur".

    Standard meeting point:
    Narayan Chaur (Infront of Sanima Bank), Naxal, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Google Maps link: Narayan Chaur

    Meeting details:
    The tour provider will get in contact with you to provide you with more detailed information after the tour was booked.
    Please, bring along your mobile phone in case we need to contact each other.

    • Private guide/tour
    • Individual pace
    • Digital photos
    • Tour route
    • Pick-up service
    • Transport
    • Water supply
  • WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
    In Kathmandu from November to February it is cold so fleece top and trouser is recommended. From April to October it is warm, we recommend to wear t shirts and shorts. A hat and sunscreen are also advised.
    We also advise to check weather forecasts prior to your running tour.

    IS THERE WATER ON THE TOUR?
    The bottled water is provided and drinking from public water sources is not advised.

    HOW FAST DO YOU RUN ON THE TOURS, DO I HAVE TO BE AN ELITE RUNNER TO PARTICIPATE?
    You set your own pace and we run as per your pace. If it is a group tour we run a pace of about 7 min/km to avoid any problems.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE PICTURES ALONG THE WAY?
    Absolutely, we stop whenever you want wherever you want and glad to take pictures for you.

    DO YOU HAVE A HOTEL PICK-UP SERVICE?
    Yes, we provide pick – up service from hotels within Kathmandu valley for our guests and it is complementary. 

    HOW FAST DO WE RUN?
    The beauty about a running tour is that you spend most of the time looking around and exploring sights that pace doesn't really matter. We run at a leisurely pace that is comfortable for everyone.

    CAN I PAY CASH ON THE DAY?
    Unfortunately, we cannot accept cash for any bookings. All bookings must be made online.

  • If you need to cancel a booked service, it is mandatory to email Go! Running Tours by respondng on the booking confirmation email or via our contact form: Get in contact with us.

    You are entitled to cancel your booking up to 4 workdays before the booked tour date, free of charge. There will be in this case be a full refund of the tour and service fees.

    If you cancel a booking between 3 and 0 days before the booked tour date, or if you do not attend the tour, there will be no refund.

    If the tour provider is not able to accept the tour, or if the tour provider was not able to carry out the booked tour, Go! Running Tours guarantess a full refund of the tour and service fees.
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BOOK EARLY - GIVE US SOME TIME
We recommend to book your running tour minimum 2-3 days before your preferred tour date. Especially during the different high seasons, when many guests like to join our runs.
That will give the guide/city manager enough time to arrange together with you the last tour details like the meeting point, start time and to organize a personal tour guide for your unique and fun running experience.
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  • 1. Click on "Book Now"
  • 2. Select date/start time, # of runners
  • 3. Fill in personal data plus additional info

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  • 4. Accept T&S and click on "Continue"
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  • 6. Pay with your credit card
  • NOTE: Cash payment is not possible!

email CONFIRMATION

  • 7. Check your email inbox for pre-confirmation
  • 8. Tour guides reach out to you within 24h
  • 9. Guides will arrange tour details with you
  • 10. Tour is confirmed and set

guarantee GUARANTEE

  • We guarantee your money until you have done the tour! In case of that the tour can't be arranged or any other not self-inflicted circumstance, we will provide a full refund within 24h.

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