Bhaktapur and Patan Tour

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  • Duration 1 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Trip Area Kathmandu
  • Best Season All Around Year


  • Explore ancient history created by the kings of the past generation.
  • Explore the ancient Newari town.
  • Ancient artistic creations, sculptures, and deities
  • Pagoda style temples and other Hindu shrines
  • Explore the cultural part of the Kathmandu valley
  • Cultural museum 

This one-day tour is ideal for tourists. A half-day in Patan and a half-day in Bhaktapur is just enough to see the best part of two historical kingdoms. It is a short journey that takes you into a kind of history where the past still remains alive in the present, tradition kindly repeats itself into a culture that remains leaked into an ancient history created by the Kings of past generations, and religious principles firmly stay till this day. Our day tour starts at 9:00 am and is complete at about 4:00 pm.

Bhaktapur - traditionally known as Bhadgaon, is a cultural hub. It is the home of traditional art and architecture, historical monuments and craft work, magnificent windows, pottery, and weaving industries, excellent temples, beautiful ponds, rich local customs, culture, religion, festivals, musical mystic clarification needed] and so on. Bhaktapur is still an untouched as well as the preserved ancient city that is itself the world to explore for tourists. 

Patan is one of the beautiful cities decorated with ancient art and architecture. It is a paradise in ancient woodwork, metalwork, art, and architecture. This ancient city is also famous for its authentic Newari culture. The local inhabitant of this area often calls this city by its original Sanskrit name of Lalitpur which means the City of Beauty. In the Newari language, this place is called Yala. Traversing around this ancient city will make you feel like you have moved back in time. The Patan spectacular Durbar square area provides you with the best collection of temples and places in the whole of Nepal. 

Throughout this tour, it lets you explore more about ancient history created by the kings of the past generation. Join Himalayan Scenery Treks and buckle up to move back in time to experience the ancient culture, architecture, and tradition of Nepal.


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After morning breakfast, we take you to Bhaktapur which is an ancient Newari town about 13 km east of Kathmandu. Today it's Nepal's third-largest city and is famous for its culture, temples, and craftwork. It is a pleasant place to walk as the repaired streets are free of traffic and full of courtyards and squares. Tradition is alive in Bhaktapur; you can watch craftsmen creating their century-old art of pottery and wood carving. It's a great place to buy memories to take home. Here, Bhaktapur Durbar Square is famous for its 55-windows palace. It served as the base of royalty prior to 1769. The Golden Gate of the palace opens onto the Teleju Temple, built-in 1756. The city is also famous for a special type of curd.

Patan (Lalitpur) is one of the largest cities in Nepal. It is located just across the Bagmati River from Kathmandu. Patan Durbar Square is one of seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley. It is the heart of Buddhist and Hindu culture, full of religious art, temples, and monasteries. Patan Durbar Square holds the greatest meditation of Newari architecture anywhere in the valley. In the charming narrow lanes surrounding the square, there are more than 600 stupas.

The Patan Durbar Square is the restored palace of the 17th century Malla Kings and houses sculptures statues and religious objects. The golden doors and windows open to the Krishna Temple which was built by King Siddhi Narasingh Malla in 1637 and is still in use. The temple has three floors and 21 golden pinnacles. The first floor enshrines Krishna, the second Shiva, and the third Lokeshwor

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Cost Details


  • Pick up and drop at the hotel
  • Private transportation as per the group size
  • Experienced and qualified English-speaking tour guide


  • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities for the tour guide and driver
  • Monument entry fees (Bhaktapur- NRS. 1800, Patan- NRS. 1000)
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

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