Patan day tour

Patan day tour

Patan is one of Kathmandu’s three ancient kingdoms, home to numerous temples and monuments, and the royal palace area (Durbar square) that has been designated a UNESCO world heritage site. Patan Durbar houses a magnificent 17th century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, made entirely of stone, its walls are carved intricately with scenes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata. A short walk from Durbar square will bring us to Kwa Bahal, or the Golden Temple, a 12th century Buddhist monastic courtyard decorated with stunning wood carvings and repousse. At the opposite end of the Durbar, we’ll visit Mahabouddha, an oddly intriguing Buddhist monument dating back to the 14th century, with fine examples of terra cotta craftsmanship to behold. Later we’ll visit Oku Bahal, Patan’s most famous place of Buddhist worship – a large golden-roofed building enclosing a stone-paved courtyard and a host of shrines and stone carvings. We’ll stop to enjoy a typical Nepali meal, and watch the shadows stretch across the ancient Durbar square as the sun sets upon a splendid day.

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.)