Day Trip to Bhaktapur and Panauti from Kathmandu

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Enjoy this 6-hour day trip to Bhaktapur and Panauti. The UNESCO-protected Bhaktapur city is a great example of arts and crafts dating to the medieval age. On the other hand Panauti will offer you a great chance to admire not only the architecture, but also wonders of nature.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by a local guide
Itinerary

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Stop At: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region



Bhaktapur, an important and fascinating World Heritage Site, made up of three large squares filled with shrines, temples and activity; Bhaktapur is the essential Newari city with some of the finest architecture in Nepal. In its heyday (14th-16th centuries) Bhaktapur was the most powerful of the Kathmandu Valley kingdoms and its capital for 300 years.

Despite earthquakes and frequent rebuilding, Bhaktapur today retains a medieval feel; its neighborhoods are still caste oriented and centered around the old ponds or tanks (built to store water for drinking, washing and religious ceremonies) and which continue as a social focal point. Local people here are predominantly farmers or engaged in the traditional crafts of pottery, metalwork, art and woodwork which have supported the city since its establishment in the 12th century to service the trade route between Tibet and India and remain active industries. A fascinating place to explore!



Duration: 3 hours



Stop At: Panauti Community Home Stay.



Panauti was a commercial town in medieval time, but now it is very much at clam. With a very well preserved backwater and a fascinating place to explore with interesting temples and impressive Rana mansions which have been restored. There are 03 rivers including Brahmayani, Roshi & Punyabati. This town was derived from the holy river of Punyabati. Here is metal works and agriculture with beautiful rice terrace, where we can see agriculture base culture & lifestyle. Panauti local people celebrate several festival and fairs here. There are stupas , stone art and temples around with beautiful woodcarvings.

Panauti offers the beautiful Hindu Temple i.e. Indreshwor Mahadev (12-13 centuries) which has single plinth base, pagoda type with 03 storied, 03 main gates & 06 tundals. The temple dedicated Shiva destructed god in Hindu pantheon. The festival that is most celebrate is like 12 years Makara Mela, Swosthani Purnima & Shivaratri.



Duration: 3 hours





Schedule details

Departure Point:
Royal Mountain Travel



Traveler pickup is offered



Departure Time:
9am
Duration:
6 hours
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Day Trip to Bhaktapur and Panauti from Kathmandu

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Inclusions:
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transport by air conditioned vehicle as per group size
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Entry/Admission - Panauti Community Home Stay.
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Entrance fee is applicable to children 10 years and above
  • Please note that there has been significant damage to some of the sites visited on this tour due to the earthquakes in April and May 2015
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