Maps and Tours

Map of Kirtipur

For the most detailed maps of the area, download the MAPS.ME app, which is available offline for iOS and Android. The maps have all the key tourist attractions marked, as well as details to navigate the many laneways and stairs of the hilltop town.

Alternatively, visit the Tourist Information Center in Kirtipur to speak with one of the friendly local guides, pick up maps, hire a guide or plan your visit to Kirtipur. There is a Rs. 100 ticket that gives visitors access to many sites around Kirtipur and this can also be purchased at the Tourist Information Center.

Free Walking Tours

Explore Kirtipur on a FREE walking tour, including FREE transport from Thamel

Enjoy a unique day trip near Kathmandu. Learn about the ancient Newari settlement of Kirtipur from a local guide, while discovering some of the main sights and hidden gems this beautiful town has to offer.

  • When: every Tuesday & Saturday
  • Where: bus leaves from Sorhakhutte, Thamel, at 9:30am, returning at 2:30pm
  • Includes: free transfers, free two-hour guided tour (tips gratefully received), and time to explore independently or sample local food (at your own cost) before returning
  • Bookings: contact +977 9841302500, 9803386572 or email kirtipurtours@gmail.com to reserve your place. Bookings should be made by 2pm the day prior.

Self-Guided Walk

Independent travellers can also explore Kirtipur on a self-guided walk. Follow the trail to discover the main attractions of Kirtipur’s hilltop town, like Bagh Bhairab and Uma Maheswhor temples, as well as some hidden gems.

Pick up a printed copy of the map from the Tourist Information Center or download an interactive version of the trail to your mobile device.

The walk starts from the main gate (Naya Bazar) as you approach Kirtipur and takes 1.5-2 hours.

Download Trail

Alternatively, download an interactive version of the Kirtipur Walking Tour to your mobile device.

This allows you to easily navigate the trail, even if you’re offline.

You will need the MAPS.ME app installed on your device to open the map file above.

Hiking Trails

There are a number of hiking trails around Kirtipur that are easily accessed from Kathmandu, including the Champa Devi Hill trail.

These make for great hiking options or can be extended to 2-day hikes.

For more information on the hikes, take a look at the Hiking page.

Tour Packages

Several companies offer day tours in and around Kirtipur, which are ideal as day trips from Kathmandu.

Have a look at some of the unique itineraries offered by Urban Adventures, Social Tours and Backstreet Academy.