Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Nepal  /  Central Region  /  Bagmati Zone  /  Kathmandu Valley  /  Kathmandu  /  Neighborhoods  /  Asan

Asan, Kathmandu

3.8
#2 of 28 in Shopping in Nepal
Neighborhood Flea Market
Pore over the broad variety of produce, spices, housewares, and clothing at Asan. The bustling market, spread over streets and narrow alleyways, was once strategically positioned along the India-Tibet trade route and has operated for centuries. Today it contains everything from food to textiles and merchandise, which you can peruse at your leisure among the locals who frequent the market. Various temples and shrines dot the streets of the bazaar, most notably the three-tiered temple to the goddess of abundance, in the southeast corner. Plan to explore and navigate the extremely narrow roads on foot. Put Asan on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kathmandu tourist route planner.
Create an itinerary including Asan
map

Plans in Kathmandu by other users

6 days in Nepal BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Nepal BY A USER FROM INDIA July, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Kathmandu BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Nepal BY A USER FROM CYPRUS February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Nepal BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, South America, Caribbean & Canada BY A USER FROM IRELAND September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in Nepal BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Nepal BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Nepal BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kathmandu BY A USER FROM NEPAL July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan District BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Nepal BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Plan your trip to Kathmandu

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Kathmandu

Only a few establishments in Kathmandu suffered severe damage in the 2015 earthquake, which means that you can choose from a wide range of sleeping options. From luxurious hotels to inexpensive but cozy lodges, the city offers a suitable place for every type of budget. The neighborhood of Thamel contains most accommodations favored by foreign visitors, including basic guesthouses, budget hotels, and boutique establishments offering deluxe suites. For some of the least expensive options, look along Durbar Marg, a busy street just a few blocks from Thamel.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
142 reviews
  • The Asan is very good places to visit for people who like real local lifestyle of old downtown heritage city! People come for pray for heritage temple , but same time they buy vegetable for home cooki...  more »
  • Was on my list to visit, because i like local markets. Thought i was at the wrong market, expected it to be much bigger, so a bit disappointed about that.  more »
  • Best buy for local items in cheap and quality always search first. There are many narrow gallis so be aware of motarbike passing through. I cannot belive how government cannot band those wheel to driv...  more »