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Kathmandu: Small-Group Kingdoms of Patan & Bhaktapur Tour

by Urban Adventures Duration 6h 30m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveler Price is ¥10

Enjoy a small-group tour that reveals the Kathmandu Valley's ancient kingdoms of Patan and Bhaktapur. Step back in time to a medieval era and delve into these cities' living history. Admire stunning shrines and ancient temples where the smell of incense marks the way.

Your first visit is the ancient city of Patan. The influences in the city have transcended centuries, culminating in the 12th to 16th centuries under the Malla Dynasty. Take your time to admire the religious structures surrounding the main square, some of which highlight the Hindu Trimurti—the gods Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva.

Your guide gives you some free time to continue exploring this mystic place. Next, your tour moves towards the city of Bhaktapur, also known as the “City of Devotees.” As you wander along bustling ancient alleys, your eyes naturally shift skyward towards the impressive pagoda rooftops.

The must-see building in Bhaktapur is the 99-foot-high (30-m) Nyatapola Temple, with 5 pagoda roofs towering above the market square. The temple still holds great importance to local people, with constant offerings taking place amid the clanging and tinkling of big and little bells.

With your senses enriched after wandering through the lands of these 2 charming ancient kingdoms, your tour heads back to Kathmandu.

Enjoy a small-group tour that reveals the Kathmandu Valley's ancient kingdoms of Patan and Bhaktapur. Step back in time to a medieval era and delve into these cities' living history. Admire stunning shrines and ancient temples where the smell of incense marks the way.

Your first visit is the ancient city of Patan. The influences in the city have transcended centuries, culminating in the 12th to 16th centuries under the Malla Dynasty. Take your time to admire the religious structures surrounding the main square, some of which highlight the Hindu Trimurti—the gods Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva.

Your guide gives you some free time to continue exploring this mystic place. Next, your tour moves towards the city of Bhaktapur, also known as the “City of Devotees.” As you wander along bustling ancient alleys, your eyes naturally shift skyward towards the impressive pagoda rooftops.

The must-see building in Bhaktapur is the 99-foot-high (30-m) Nyatapola Temple, with 5 pagoda roofs towering above the market square. The temple still holds great importance to local people, with constant offerings taking place amid the clanging and tinkling of big and little bells.

With your senses enriched after wandering through the lands of these 2 charming ancient kingdoms, your tour heads back to Kathmandu.

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9:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 6h 30m

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is ¥10, taxes included

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Kathmandu: Small-Group Kingdoms of Patan & Bhaktapur Tour

Activity Location

Kathmandu

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Marshyangdi

    Chaksibari Marg

    Kathmandu 44600


Highlights

  • Incredible shrines, temples, pagodas & cute historic towns

  • Exploring ancient kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley

  • Opportunity to discover Patan, the “City of Living Art”

  • Medieval charm & stunning architecture in Bhaktapur

  • Maximum 12 people per group for an intimate experience


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Patan and Bhaktapur

  • Admission to Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur

  • Roundtrip private transportation between Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Admission to Patan Museum

  • Meals and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs and to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • Maximum group size is 12 people.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Kathmandu: Small-Group Kingdoms of Patan & Bhaktapur Tour ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

5 out of 5

5/5 May 13, 2019

Good knowledgeable guide no rushing plenty of time in both kingdoms.very good single trip with local food and back street touring.

MICHAEL K

United Kingdom

4/5 Jan 15, 2018

Guide was excellent although he arrived late. There was only myself no group so I received very good attention. It was an excellent visit.

Michael G

United States

Jun 28, 2017

The tour was excellent. The guide was very well spoken, knew the facts, and cared about the topics. The guide learned quickly what I was most interested in and focused on that aspect. The driver was very pleasant and I actually felt pretty relaxed with him driving. I really enjoyed this tour mainly because the guide made it very interesting.