Bhaktapur Durbar Square Tour
Bhaktpur is another important royal palace in Kathmandu valley which is the least developed than Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square. Bhaktapur, the Newari city, is 16 km. far from Kathmandu. Before 15th century the whole Kathmandu valley was ruled by Bhaktpur. In 15th century, a Malla king, who had 3 sons, made three kingdoms for their convenience. The constructions of the large amount of temples in Durbar Squares in the valley are the result of the tough competition between the kings over their power. As there was always competition and fight between three kingdoms, they lost their power in 1768 at what time started another monarchy know as Shah Dynasty in Nepal.
Bhaktapur literally means the city of devotees known as the city famous for woodcarving, handmade papers, pottery and cloth weaving. People in Bhaktapur are really cultural and traditional. Their main profession is farming. Before Bhaktapur was known as “Bhadgaun” that means the rice village.
Around every corner of the square you will see the narrow paved streets harbor hidden shrines and statues. It gives you a fantastic atmosphere to relax the entire day in major cultural heritages and temples.
Culture Tour in Bhaktpur
The Golden Gate: The Golden gate is the entrance of the 55 windows Royal Palace which is one of the main attractions of Bhaktapur tour.
Batsala Devi Temple: Batsala Devi temple is one of the beautiful Shikhara style architectures in Nepal. In the terrace of Batsala Devi temple, there is a bronze bell called as ‘barking bell’ by the local people who believe that the bell ringing made the dogs bark. That is why is called as ‘barking bell’.
Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath temple is full of erotic pictures.
The National Art Gallery: The National Art Gallery contains ancient and medieval paintings belonging to Hindu and Buddhist schools.
Nyatapola Temple: The 17th century Pagoda style temple is one of the most beautiful temples in Bhaktpur. This is the tallest temple in Bhaktapur.
Bhairab Temple: Bhairab Temple is situated close to Nyatpola Temple. The Bhairab Temple belongs to the god of terror.
Dattatraya Temple: Dattatraya temple is built in 1427AD. It is said that this temple was built of the trunk of a single tree.
Pottery Square: There are still many potters in Bhaktpur working with their traditional wooden wheels that give various shape and size to clay. Bhaktapur is one of the renounced places to preserve the world's old pottery profession.
Wakupati Narayan Temple: Wakupati Narayan temple is one the 15th century temples. This temple is considered as the temple of harvesting god.
- Outline Itinerary
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Bhaktapur Durbar Square Tour Itinerary
01Day: Pick up from hotel and about 20 minutes drive to Bhaktapur.
Departure time: 09am. and it is 4 hours sightseeing and lunch break in Bhaktapur.
1to 3 Pax: USD 36.00
1 to 6 Pax: USD 60.00
1 to 10 Pax USD80.00
Above 10 pax USD 100.00
For SAARC and Chinese Nationality Nepali Rupies 150.00
Note: We can offer you tailor made package, if this package doesn't meet your requirements.
For one day sightseeing please call us 9851089399. In 30 minutes we can organize the tour.
Trip Cost:USD ask us.
Trip cost: USD 00/ per person
- Pick up and drop transport as mentioned in the itinerary
- Tour guide
- Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
- International air ticket, airport tax and Nepal visa fees
- All kinds of drink during tour and travel with us
- Travel insurance and the cost of medical services of tourists
- All kinds of cloth and personal belongings
- Other personal expenses and tips
- Charted helicopter, plane and other transports in case of emergency
Important Information Before Your Trip to Nepal
Payment: Down payment: 15% of total payment is required to confirm the reservation.
Payment of the Balance: Rest amount can be paid in our office after your arrival.
Arrival Point: You will be met at the Kathmandu international airport. Our office representative will be waiting for you holding play card of the Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks and Expedition. In case of your change plan, please let us inform.
Booking Air Ticket: If you don't have regular travel agent, please visit makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com. They offer you very good price.
Room System: Normally we have two people in a room. Twin bed or single bed depends on the choice of guests and budget. If tourists want single room, s/he should pay single supplementary.
Tour Leading Person: Our tour guide will lead the whole trip with his/her helpers and porters.
Currencies: USD, AUD, EURO are major acceptable currencies in Nepal and visa and credit cards also accepted. There is ATM facility in city area.
Altitude Sickness: Altitude sickness will start from 3000 meter height. Tourists should immediately inform tour guide if faced any problems.
Drinking Water: We can get mineral water and boiled water in city area and in some touristy places. We use water purification tablet or liquid in some remote touristy sites.
Laundry Facility: Laundry facility are available in city area.
Visa: You can get arrival visa at Kathmandu airport that cost 25 USD for 15 days and 40 USD for 30 days. Please bring 2 passport size photos. You can get your visa from the closest Nepali embassy.
Orientation Program: Before starting trip, tourists are provided with an orientation by our office representative or tour guide about the necessary tour information.
Group Size: There will be maximum 12 persons in one group.
Accommodation: You will stay in a 5***** to nice tourist standard hotel/resort in city areas. Normal hotels also are available during the tour upon your desire.
Foods: We provide breakfast, lunch, dinner. Tourists can get continental food both in city and touristy areas.
View of Mount Everest: For tourists visiting other regions where they cannot view Mount Everest, there are daily mountain flights which approach close to Mount Everest.
Travel Insurance: It is compulsory to have travel insurance.
Personal Expenses: It depends on your spending interest and shopping. There are some expensive handmade carpets, Thanka paintings, jewelries and handicrafts to purchase in Nepal.
Luggage: Your excess baggage will be stored in a hotel.
Tips: Tips are highly accepted and appreciated.
Rules and Regulation
Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks and Expedition accepts your reservation under the following rules and regulations.
1. If the balance payment is not paid before your departure for trip, the booking will be cancelled without any refund.
2. If there is war or the situation of the country is out of control and the country faces emergency situation before your arrival to Nepal, we inform you not to come Nepal and refund your payment. But in case of any emergency situation or war after your arrival or during the tour, we will not refund your money. But we will try our best to make your trip successful and pleasant. In such situation, we may need to change the trip plan and itinerary.
3. In case of increase in government royalty and other costs such as the national park fee, you have to pay extra money.
4. If you commit any illegal act or disturbance for the safety and welfare of the group, our leader or guide can ask to leave the group without any right to refund.
5. If you have any complain with regards to trip, please inform our tour leader or company. All kinds of valid complain are welcomed and processed with necessary actions.
6.You are responsible to ensure that all travel documents are with you during the entire trip.