Bhaktapur Old City And Durbar Square Half-Day Tour - Kathmandu

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am, 2pm Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all hotel inside ring road including Bouddha area.
    Airports
    Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
  • Return Details :
    At your hotel or Kathmandu guest house gate, Thamel.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Are you looking for awesome place for half day tour in Kathmandu? Bhaktapur can be your first choice to experience. Bhaktapur is an incredible city of ancient art, religion and culture in the Kathmandu Valley. This Bhaktapur half-day tour offers small group trips into this incredible city with a feeling of having a personal guide. The entire city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which features ancient temples, palaces and fantastic art. This half day tour takes you to and from your hotel in Kathmandu to this most ancient and beautiful city. Explore its 24 traditional neighborhoods, each with its unique culture and history.

Highlights

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Led by a local guide
  • Hotel pickup included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Excellent value for money

Know More about this tour

The ancient city of Bhaktapur has long been a favorite of travelers to Nepal. A Newari city rich in art, sculptures and tradition, its ancient streets and temples are like stepping back in time. The city is primarily closed to vehicle traffic, preserving a feeling of times gone by.

The day begins with a private car that goes directly to the city of Bhaktipur. This was once its own kingdom before the unification of Nepal in 1769. The Malla kings were deeply religious and the city reflects its strong Hindu culture. The Newari people are known for their artistic ability, especially in the area of stone and wood carvings.

The tour begins by passing through the ancient gates where a knowledgeable, professional guide escorts visitors to the various places of interest, providing an interesting explanation. The first part of the tour focuses on Bhaktapur's Durbar (palace) Square. Featured on the tour is the palace of 55 windows, so named because it has 55 incredibly carved and ornate windows. There are numerous temples that surround the palace, a tribute to the strong faith of the Malla Rulers.

The tour leaves the Durbar square area and weaves its way through narrow streets that are mostly walking paths. The guide explains each of the neighborhoods that the tour passes through. There are 24 neighborhoods, each with its own temples, traditions and culture. The road comes to Dattatreya Square with its famed peacock windows. Explore around the main temple along with its various smaller temples of beauty and interest.

The narrow road leaves this beautiful square and continues downhill until arriving at Nyatpole Temple and the surrounding Temple Square. There are many great temples along with huge bells and a large courtyard. The tour ends just beyond Nyatpole Temple Square, passing through the final neighborhoods of Bhaktapur.

The return trip is again by private vehicle, passing smaller temples until arriving at your hotel in Kathmandu.

The half-day excursion includes professional guide, entrance fee as well as private vehicle to and from Bhaktapur. Trips leave from hotel at 9 am and 2 pm.

Inclusions

Professional local tour guide

Private transportation

Entry/Admission - Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Entry/Admission - Dattatreya Temple

Entry/Admission - Pottery Square

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for child aged below 8 and under

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 02-Oct-2016

    A fascinating city. The only damper was the rain. With so many damaged buildings due to the 2015 earthquake, I hope the people of Bhaktapur can rebuild sooner rather than later. Our guide was so welcoming and knowledgable. The ride out of Kathmandu also gave us a view of everyday Nepalese life.