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Day Trip to Bhaktapur and Panauti from Kathmandu

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    Stop At: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 00977-1-4701148 Nepal

    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-Kushadevi Rd, Panauti 45209, Nepal

    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
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    Departure Point
    Royal Mountain Travel, Lal Durbar Marg, Kathmandu 44601, Nepal

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    9am
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    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
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    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Great opportunity to learn about Nepal culture! Our guide, Ram Hari was excellent! Well organized and well informed!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Devonne R
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Bhaktapur is historic place, I like the art, architectures in Old royal palace in Bhaktapur. Wooden carving, stone sculpture and historic monuments are so rich.

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank ecoventurestreks
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    If you are photo freak, this place won't disappoint you. Preserved palace courtyard, wooden nd stone works indeed a marvel.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank VarrierMV
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I cannot recommend this tour enough! of all of the other tours I have been on in the Kathmandu area, this one was simply the most rewarding, and the most informative. The information I was provided with along the way could fill volumes; if I...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Sean C
    RajjuMaskey, General Manager at Royal Mountain Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Sean, Namaste!!! Thank you very much for your feedback and comments. We feel honored to be able to showcase our culture and heritage sites to you during your day trip with us.We are happy to know that you experienced our local living and thank...More

    Reviewed 16 July 2019

    All the other reviews were glowing so my expectations were high. I am glad I went to see these two lovely towns, but the day was long. I had expected a smaller group and a shorter day. In the end there were 10 of us...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Susan C
    RajjuMaskey, General Manager at Royal Mountain Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2019

    Dear Susan, Namaste and Greetings!!! We would like to thank you for taking your time to give us your comments and suggestions. We are sorry for the delays and traffic that you faced during your day trip. We are already working on making sure that...More

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    Response from Dhungana1 |
    Hi Beverly Yes it is possible if you reached at airport on time it means 9:00 AM. This tour takes around 6 hour. When you reach at airport you should directly went to bhaktapur and then panauti. When you finished your tour... More
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    Dear Guest, Namaste!!! Thank you very much for showing your interest in Bhaktapur and Panauti sightseeing. Yes, you can start your sightseeing directly after your arrival in Kathmandu Airport, please let us know which time... More
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