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Patan-Lalitpur City Sightseeing Tour

3 Hours

Main Highlights:

Patan and Lalitpur same place with two names as Patan an earlier old name for present Lalitpur means city of beautiful arts and crafts which you can witness on this interesting tour of few hours. Patan or Lalitpur city located at mere distance from the capital Kathmandu within its southern zone separated by Baghmati River, a short drive takes you to its old and busy bazaar of Lalitpur where impressive ancient Malla kingdom era palace and courtyard situated. A sub-metropolitan city within the valley of Kathmandu where three kingdoms stood before 17th Century before it was annexed into one great Nepal during the period of Shah Monarch.

For a Day Tour (from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with short drive and walks)

At a Glance




Hotels and Local lodge

Trip Difficulty


Max Altitude

1350 m above the sea level.

Max People



3 Hours




Breakfast and Lunch


Private Car

Kathmandu – Pokhara- Upper Mustang

Brief trip Profile:

  • Patan Durbar Square
  • Mul Chowk (royal court yard)
  • Sundari Chowk
  • Keshav Narayan Chowk
  • Krishna Temple
  • Mahaboudha
  • Kumbheshwor
  • Jagat Narayan Temple
  • Rudra Varna Mahavihar
  • The Asoka Stupas
  • Patan Industrial Estate
  • Tibetan Refugee Camp
  • Bungmati and Kokana villages
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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 Patan / Lalitpur city:

    Patan Durbar Square:

    Located in the center of Patan / Lalitpur treasured with ancient Newari architecture of three main courtyard within its beautiful palace: Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk, Keshav Narayan Chowk with Mul Chowk oldest the centre of Patan square, several multi sized and a multi-styled temple houses the western part of the complex. Main among these is Krishna Temple, Bhimsen Temple and the Golden Temple of Hiranya.

    Mul Chowk (royal court yard):

    Famous, largest courtyard among three main Chowk (Square), the Bidya Temple is located at the center of the courtyard and the Taleju temples stand around the courtyard.

    Sundari Chowk:

    Sundari Chowk is to the south of the Mul Chowk with a sunken tank known as Tusha Hiti Mul Chowk & Taleju Temple.

    Keshav Narayan Chowk:

    Keshav Narayan Chowk on the northern part with Degutale temple, it is the site of the earliest Malla palace in Patan, the Chowk sits on the older foundations of a Buddhist monastery.

    Krishna Temple:

    This temple dedicated to Hindu Lord Krishna was erected in the 17th century, considered to be the first one to be built in Shikara architecture, it commands a vital position around durbar square. The elegant shikhara-style temple is ranked as one of the gems of Durbar Square. The temple is compared with sacred Mount Meru, which is abode of the god Shiva according to Hindu scriptures.


    A Buddhist temple of Mahaboudha, which is made of clay bricks, lies to the east of the Durbar Square. Hundreds of Buddha images are engraved in the bricks. The temple is known for its fine terra cotta work.


    Just at rim of Drubar square lies five-storied pagoda temple of Lord Siva built by King Jayasthiti Malla, inside the temple premises a natural spring, its source the belief is from the famous glacial lake of Gosainkunda around Langtang Himal of Rasuwa district. The golden work on the temple was added later in 1422 A.D. On the festival of Janai Purnima (month of August), ritual bathing and fair takes place.

    Jagat Narayan Temple:

    Jagatnarayan temple a tall Shikara style temple devoted to Lord Vishnu, red bricks are used for the construction. The temple also holds a fine metal statue of Garuda, Ganesh and Hanuman, all related to Hindu religion and mythology.

    Rudra Varna Mahavihar:

    This Buddhist monastery holds amazing collection of images and idols in metal, stone and wood. Legend holds that the Kings in the ancient times were crowned in this monastery. Many of the treasures offered by the people can be seen here even today.

    The Asoka Stupas:

    The Indian Emperor Asoka visited Nepal in 250 B.C and constructed four ancient stupas around four corners of Patan. The four stupas are located in Pulchowk, Lagankhel, Imatole and in Teta (way to Sano Gaon) respectively.

    Patan Industrial Estate:

    Located outside the city suburb near the Stupa at Lagankhel, an interesting place to visit and shopping for souvenirs, where all the handicrafts are hand made from metal, wood to stone art work includes carpet, Peshmina shawl are woven here, as Patan / Lalitpur is city of beauty and arts, it will be an opportunity to observe the work and skill of craftsman and to purchase some items from this place.

    Tour to extend for a day after visit of Patan Durbar Square and other places:
    Tibetan Refugee Camp:

    Tibetan Refugee camp located on the south of Patan area near the only Nepal Zoo, where one can observe the happy-cheerful workers weaving carpets. This place was established in the early 1970’s after the Chinese invasion in Tibet where a great number of Tibetan migrated here, and the Nepal Government established this place as a permanent camp or settlement for the Tibetan Refugees here you can shop souvenirs as well.

    Bungmati and Kokana villages:

    A short drive to Bungmati and Kokana villages located on the very edge of Kathmandu valley around Lalitpur district, where the way of life villagers still Exists at is was for many past centuries, and old Newari village with some Tamang and other tribe as minority, here visit the local old houses and famous temples, this place famous for handmade garments and mustard oils..

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    FAQ's of Patan-Lalitpur City Sightseeing Tour

    1. What is the Patan-Lalitpur City Sightseeing Tour?

    The Patan-Lalitpur City Sightseeing Tour is a guided excursion that takes you through the historic cities of Patan and Lalitpur, known for their rich cultural heritage, ancient architecture, and vibrant atmosphere.

    2. What are the highlights of the tour?

    Highlights of the tour include visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Patan Durbar Square, Krishna Mandir, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar (Golden Temple), and various other temples, stupas, and traditional Newari architecture.

    3. How long does the tour last?

    The duration of the tour typically ranges from half a day to a full day, depending on the selected itinerary and the pace of the group.

    4. Are entrance fees included in the tour package?

    Entrance fees to the monuments and sites included in the itinerary are usually not included in the tour package. However, some tour operators may offer packages that include entrance fees. It's advisable to check with your tour operator beforehand.

    5. Is transportation provided for the tour?

    Yes, most tour packages include transportation from your accommodation to the various sites in Patan and Lalitpur, and back to your accommodation.

    6. Are meals included in the tour package?

    Meals are typically not included in the basic tour package. However, some tour operators may offer options for lunch or snacks at additional cost.

    7. Are English-speaking guides provided?

    Yes, English-speaking guides are usually provided as part of the tour package. They offer insights into the history, culture, and significance of the sites visited during the tour.

    8. Is the tour suitable for children and elderly travelers?

    Yes, the tour is suitable for travelers of all ages. However, some sites may involve walking and navigating uneven terrain, so it's advisable to check with the tour operator regarding accessibility options if needed.

    9. Can the tour be customized to specific interests or preferences?

    Yes, many tour operators offer customizable tour packages where you can tailor the itinerary to your specific interests and preferences. Whether you're interested in architecture, history, or local culture, options can be arranged accordingly.

    10. How can I book the Patan-Lalitpur City Sightseeing Tour?

    You can book the tour through various tour operators in Patan and Lalitpur, either online or through local travel agencies. It's recommended to book in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons, to ensure availability and to secure your spot on the tour.

    You can send your enquiry via the form below.

    Patan-Lalitpur City Sightseeing Tour