Bhaktapur day tour

Bhaktapur day tour

Bhaktapur’s Durbar Square is considered to be the best preserved of the three ancient royal squares in Kathmandu valley, with excellent examples of wood and stone carvings, medieval architecture, and repousse craftsmanship to behold. The palace of 55 windows, built for King Bhupatindra Malla in 1754 is the square’s main attraction, accessed through Sunko Dhoka, the Golden Gate, which is an attraction in itself. We’ll have a chance to visit the national art gallery or museum, unless we prefer to just wander among the decorated shrines and deities perched high on their stone pedestals, before we take a short stroll to potter’s square. Bolachhen, or potter’s square, is famous for the craftspeople that congregate here daily to mold earthenware out of wet clay. We’ll see a number of traditional Nepalese earthenware being produced, as well as a temple dedicated to Ganesh, known as the patron of potters, within the square. From here we’ll visit Dattatreya square, a magical place typical of a historical urban plaza surrounded with houses of fascinating architectural value. Located nearby are the national woodworking museum, and brass and bronze museum, where we can view examples of craftsmanship from the various dynasties who controlled the area over the ages. We’ll be sure to sample some of Bhaktapur’s famous dahi (curd), known for its mellow sweetness, before we take a last stroll through Durbar Square to admire its charms in the evening light.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop off in private vehicle
  • Hotel with included breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Private transportation and government licensed guide while sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Government licensed, experienced trekking guide and porters during trekking
  • Insurance for trekking crew (guides and porters)
  • All required equipment for trekking crew, kitchen tent, dining tent, and toilet tent
  • Accommodations in hotels, tea-houses, or camps during trekking
  • Three daily meals while trekking
  • All required conservation fees and trekking permits (TIMS)

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu
  • Entrance fees for attractions (UNESCO world heritage sites, museums, etc.) during sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Personal insurance or cost of air rescue in the event of emergency
  • Air ticket to and from Nepal from your point of origin
  • Visa fee for entry into Nepal
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, hygiene items, staff tips, etc.)