Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan Tour
Embark on a captivating 2-day tour of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Nepal. In Kathmandu, explore the iconic Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. Witness the blend of Hindu and Buddhist traditions and soak in the spiritual ambiance of these ancient sites.
On the second day, journey to Bhaktapur, a medieval city renowned for its well-preserved architecture. Discover Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, and the bustling Pottery Square. Indulge in traditional Newari cuisine and experience the cultural richness of this historic city.
Continue to Patan, also known as Lalitpur, and explore Patan Durbar Square, featuring impressive palaces and the famous Krishna Mandir. Visit the Patan Museum to delve into the region's art and history. Wander through Patan's narrow lanes, uncovering hidden courtyards and local artisans.
This 2-day tour is a perfect blend of history, spirituality, and artistic heritage. Immerse yourself in the wonders of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan, as you unravel the layers of Nepal's cultural tapestry.
Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan Tour Outline Itinerary
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Day 01: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple): Marvel at this ancient Buddhist stupa perched atop a hill, offering breathtaking panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley. Admire the intricate architecture, prayer wheels, and colorful prayer flags while observing the playful monkeys that inhabit the area.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: Explore the historical heart of Kathmandu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover an array of palaces, temples, and courtyards adorned with intricate woodcarvings and stone sculptures. Don't miss the Kumari Chowk, home to the Living Goddess Kumari.
Pashupatinath Temple: Visit one of the most sacred Hindu temples in Nepal, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Witness the ancient rituals, cremation ghats, and the serene atmosphere along the banks of the holy Bagmati River.
Boudhanath Stupa: Immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance of this iconic Buddhist stupa, one of the largest in the world. Observe devotees circumambulating the stupa, spin prayer wheels, and soak in the spiritual energy of the surroundings.
Cultural Experiences: Throughout the tour, you'll have the opportunity to witness and experience the vibrant cultural traditions of Nepal. From traditional Newari architecture and intricate craftsmanship to religious rituals and local markets, you'll be immersed in the cultural fabric of the region.
Day 02: Bhaktapur and Patan Sightseeing
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a breathtaking ensemble of palaces, temples, and courtyards. Admire the intricate woodcarvings, ornate pagodas, and the famous Golden Gate.
Nyatapola Temple: Marvel at the Nyatapola Temple, a towering five-story pagoda and one of Nepal's tallest temples. Admire the exquisite architecture and intricate carvings as you ascend the temple steps.
Pottery Square: Witness the traditional pottery-making techniques at Pottery Square, where skilled artisans shape clay into beautiful pottery. Observe the potters at work and even try your hand at the craft.
Patan Durbar Square: Discover the ancient Patan Durbar Square, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the stunning palaces, temples, and courtyards showcasing Newari architecture. Don't miss the intricately carved stone Krishna Mandir.
Patan Museum: Visit the Patan Museum, housed in a beautifully restored palace. Explore the extensive collection of art, sculptures, and religious artifacts, providing insights into Patan's rich cultural heritage.
Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar): Optionally, you can visit the Golden Temple, a renowned Buddhist monastery known for its golden façade and exquisite metalwork. Admire the intricate sculptures and immerse yourself in the serene ambiance.
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast at Hotel
- Both way Airport Transfers,
- Full-day sightseeing in Bhaktapur
- Transportation of Kathmandu-Bhaktapur-Patan-Kathmandu.
What's Not Included ?
- Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bar bills showers ,etc.
- Entrance Feees
- Internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs
- Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
- Any other extended trips and accommodation.
- Tips for the guides, porters, and driver as a token of appreciation.
- Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in the “cost includes” list.
- Nepal arrival visa
Here is some useful information to make your Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan tour more convenient and enjoyable:
Transportation: Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan are well-connected by roads. You can hire a private vehicle, take a taxi, or use public transportation like buses or micro-vans. Hiring a local guide or joining a guided tour can also provide hassle-free transportation and valuable insights.
Timing: Plan to start your tour early in the morning to make the most of your day. Many attractions open around 9:00 AM and close by late afternoon. However, some temples and squares may have restricted access during certain religious ceremonies or festivals.
Entrance Fees: Some sites, such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and certain temples, require an entrance fee. Carry enough local currency (Nepalese Rupees) in small denominations to pay for tickets. Check the latest fees and any discounts available, especially for students or senior citizens.
Attire: Dress modestly and respectfully when visiting religious sites. Both men and women should cover their shoulders and knees. It's also recommended to wear comfortable shoes as you may need to walk on uneven surfaces.
Local Guides: Consider hiring a knowledgeable local guide who can provide historical and cultural insights, navigate through the cities, and offer recommendations. They can enhance your understanding of the sites and ensure you make the most of your visit.
Food and Refreshments: Carry a water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the day. You'll find a variety of restaurants and eateries in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan, offering both local and international cuisine. Don't miss the opportunity to try traditional Nepali dishes and Newari cuisine.
Photography: Photography is generally allowed in most places, but it's always polite to ask for permission before photographing individuals, especially monks or priests. Some religious sites may have restrictions on photography inside the temples or specific areas. Respect any signs or guidelines provided.
Safety: Be cautious of your belongings and keep them secure. Stay alert in crowded areas and be mindful of traffic while crossing roads. Follow any safety guidelines provided by the authorities or the staff at the attractions.
Local Customs: Respect local customs and traditions. Follow any instructions regarding footwear, photography, or behavior within religious sites. It's polite to remove your shoes when entering temples or specific areas, and always seek permission before entering private courtyards or homes.
Weather: Check the weather forecast for the day of your tour and dress accordingly. Kathmandu Valley has a moderate climate, but temperatures can vary depending on the season. Carry a light jacket or shawl for cooler mornings or evenings.
By keeping these useful tips in mind, you can have a smooth and enriching experience while exploring the cultural wonders of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan. Enjoy the architectural splendors, historical landmarks, and the vibrant local atmosphere that make these cities truly special.
Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan Tour Departure dates and price
Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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