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Bhaktapur City Sightseeing Tour

6 Hours

Main Highlights:

Bhaktapur city another marvelous place to visit while you have time in Kathmandu, located east of the capital Kathmandu and Patan / Lalitpur city a short drive of less than hour to reach Bhaktapur city. Bhaktapur at one time was a capital city and hub of Nepal during the time of Malla kingdom regime, where you can observe the ancient sites within the royal courtyard around Bhaktapur. When you enter the city where you feel that you are back in medvial time era surrounded by old magnificent building with great work of arts and crafts, where the name Bhaktapur means a city of Devotees. Bhaktapur apart from other main cities of Kathmandu and Patan quite different where you will be engrossed with fascinating tour around visiting lovely old sites and ancient king palace courtyard with countless of great pagoda style buildings.

For Full Day Tour (from 9 a.m. to 03 p.m. with short drive and walks)

At a Glance




Hotels and Local lodge

Trip Difficulty


Max Altitude

1350 m above the sea level.




6 Hours




Breakfast and Lunch


Private Car

Kathmandu – Pokhara- Upper Mustang

Tour Highlights

  • A unique kingdom filled with surprise
  • Typical Newari kingdom with their culture
  • An ancient powerful kingdom shaped by flying pigeon
  • Local tradition and culture
  • Visit the largest pond in the city Siddha Pokhari
  • A city full of festival and ceremony
  • Meet the local people and observe their daily activities and ritual ceremonies
  • A guided tour with lovely stories and facts about the religion, culture, and, history of Nepal
  • Open living museum
  • View of the massif Himalayas and Kathmandu valley

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Cost Includes:

  • Airport picks up & drops by tourist vehicle
  • Air-conditioned private tourist vehicle.
  • English-speaking guide
  • All permits and entrance fees along with governmental taxes
  • Official expense
  • Hotel picks up & drops off by a tourist vehicle.

Cost Excludes:

  • Alcoholic drinks and cold drinks.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Tips for hostess and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Nepal entry visa - you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (A tourist visa with multiple entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $25 or equivalent foreign currency. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Any others expense which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.

Trip Detail:

Places of interest around Bhaktapur Durbar Square:

Bhaktapur Durbar Square:

Famous world top Heritage Sites reflecting city rich culture a great masterpiece of arts and architectural design, also a central setting of the city for architectural monuments and arts.
Visit its famous golden gate at the main courtyard of the Palace lined with 55 beautiful carved windows; the golden gate regarded as world’s most beautiful and richly carved of its kind.

Bhaktapur Nyatapol Temple:

The main highlight of Bhaktapur as well a landmark of the city an old and beautiful Nyatapol Temple, means five storied temple at 30 meter high, tallest temple within Kathmandu valley, built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1,708 AD.

Each of its five terraces holds pair of figures, starting from the bottom with wrestlers, elephant, lion, griffins and goddesses.

Bhairavnath Temple of Bhaktapur:

Originally built as one-story pagoda during King Jagat Jyoti Malla period, later changed into a three-storey temple in 1718 A.D. by King Bhupatindra Malla, this temple now stands for its artistic grandeur. Bhairavnath temple is dedicated to Lord Bhairab – the god of Terror.

Dattarya Temple:

Built in 1427 AD, the temple is said to have been built from a single tree visit a monastery having exquisitely carved peacock windows located near the temple area.

Pottery square and market:

Around Bhaktapur there are two main pottery area, the first pottery square is at Suryamadhi east from Dattarya temple square, it is the oldest pottery square, another pottery place leads south from the Nytapola square at Talako’s Potter’s Square walking along interesting markets side streets the pottery is in full blaze, the wide open brick courtyard with a mix of small grey and brownish red clay pots, where each pot is examined by hand before being turned to face the sun at new angle or dipped into a bucket of colored water.

Observe the craftsman on wheels shaping the clay in a finely tuned system of human pottery rotation from past centuries of old tradition.

Full day extension tour of ancient Changunarayan Temple:

Nepal oldest temple of Changunarayan, perched on a hill-top above Bhaktapur which is also called as Changu or Dolagiri.

The temple complex and its small quaint town surrounded with forest of champak trees a mere distance north of Bhaktapur.

Changunarayan Temple dedicated to Hindu god Lord Vishnu, this temple considered as the oldest one in Nepal. The pagoda style temple has several masterpieces of 5th to 12th century of excellent Nepalese art.

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FAQ's of Bhaktapur City Sightseeing Tour

1. What is Bhaktapur known for?

Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa, is renowned for its well-preserved medieval architecture, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant traditions. It's famous for its ancient temples, intricate wood carvings, pottery, and traditional Newari cuisine.

2. How long does a typical Bhaktapur City Sightseeing Tour take?

A typical Bhaktapur City Sightseeing Tour usually takes around half a day to a full day, depending on the depth of exploration desired. It's recommended to allocate at least 4-6 hours to fully appreciate the city's attractions.

3. What are the must-visit attractions in Bhaktapur?

Some must-visit attractions in Bhaktapur include Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, 55-Window Palace, Dattatreya Temple, Peacock Window, Pottery Square, and Siddha Pokhari (Ta-Pukhu).

4. Are there any entry fees for visiting Bhaktapur's attractions?

Yes, there are entry fees for some of Bhaktapur's major attractions like Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Nyatapola Temple. However, these fees are usually nominal and contribute to the preservation and maintenance of these heritage sites.

5. Is it necessary to hire a guide for the Bhaktapur City Sightseeing Tour?

While not mandatory, hiring a knowledgeable guide can greatly enhance your experience by providing historical insights, cultural context, and interesting anecdotes about the city and its landmarks.

6. What is the best time to visit Bhaktapur?

The best time to visit Bhaktapur is during the autumn months (September to November) and the spring months (March to May) when the weather is pleasant, and the skies are clear. However, the city can be visited year-round.

7. What should I wear during the Bhaktapur City Sightseeing Tour?

It's advisable to dress modestly and comfortably, preferably in lightweight, breathable clothing suitable for walking. As Bhaktapur is a culturally rich city, visitors are encouraged to respect local customs and traditions by avoiding revealing attire.

8. Are there any restrictions or guidelines to follow while visiting temples and heritage sites in Bhaktapur?

Yes, visitors are expected to remove their shoes before entering temples and certain sacred areas. Additionally, photography may be restricted in some places, and it's important to be respectful of religious practices and ceremonies taking place.

9. Are there food and refreshment options available during the tour?

Yes, Bhaktapur boasts a variety of cafes, restaurants, and street food stalls offering traditional Newari cuisine as well as international fare. Visitors can enjoy local delicacies like "juju dhau" (king curd), "bara" (Newari pancake), and "chatamari" (Newari pizza).

10. Is transportation readily available to and from Bhaktapur?

Yes, Bhaktapur is easily accessible by public buses, taxis, and private vehicles from Kathmandu and other nearby cities. Additionally, there are plenty of tour operators offering guided tours to Bhaktapur from various locations in Nepal.

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Bhaktapur City Sightseeing Tour