Explore The Beauty of Bhaktapur- Bhaktapur Durbar Square Tour

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Explore the rich cultural heritage and intricate architecture of Bhaktapur Durbar square on a captivating guided tour.

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3-4 hrs

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Pick-up time will be confirmed a day before the tour.


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Day Tours
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All Season


  • A historic plaza with numerous temples, palaces and monuments dating back to the 15th century.
  • A unique architectural marvel showcasing intricate wood-carvings and a significant historical site.
  • A five-story pagoda-style temple dedicated to the goddess Siddhi Lakshmi, renowned for its exceptional craftsmanship and towering height.
  • Vibrant area where traditional Pottery-making techniques are still practiced, offering insights into the local craftmanship and culture.



Bhaktapur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal, is a captivating city rich in history, culture, and architecture. A day tour in Bhaktapur offers a glimpse into the ancient Newari civilization, with its well-preserved temples, palaces, and courtyards.

At the heart of Bhaktapur lies Durbar Square, a sprawling plaza surrounded by magnificent palaces, temples, and courtyards. This UNESCO-listed site serves as the focal point of the city, where locals gather for festivals, ceremonies and cultural events. Durbar Square is home to several iconic landmarks, including the 55-Window Palace, a masterpiece of Newari architecture adorned with intricately carved wooden windows and doors. Nearby, the Nyatapola Temple stands tall as one of the tallest pagodas in Nepal, its five-tiered structure symbolizing the five elements of nature.

Art and craftmanship are integral to Bhaktapur’s identity, with the city boasting a rich tradition of painting, sculpture, and architecture. The Bhaktapur National Art Gallery showcases a diverse collection of artworks, ranging from ancient artifacts to contemporary masterpieces. Visitors can marvel at the intricate details of woodcarvings, stone sculptures, and metalwork, each piece reflecting the skill and creativity of the Newari artisans.

Religion permeates every aspect of life in Bhaktapur, with numerous temples and shrines scattered throughout the city. The Dattatreya Temple, dedicated to the Hindu deity Dattatreya, is a sacred pilgrimage site adorned with elaborate carvings and sculptures. The Siddhi Laxmi Temple is another architectural marvel, its ornate façade attracting devotees and visitors alike.

As the sun sets over Bhaktapur, the city takes on a magical aura, with the historic monuments bathed in golden light. Locals and tourists alike gather in Durbar Square to witness the spectacle, offering prayers and lighting butter lamps as an offering to the gods. The evening air is filled with the sounds of chanting and music, creating an atmosphere of spiritual reverence and celebration.

In conclusion, Bhaktapur is a city steeped in history, culture, and spirituality, where the past seamlessly blends with the present. From its ancient temples and palaces to its vibrant street life and culinary delights, Bhaktapur offers a sensory feast for the soul, leaving visitors enchanted and inspired by its timeless beauty. 

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Outline Itinerary ( Days ) Expand all +

8:30 a.m. -Start your day with hearty breakfast in your hotel.

9: a.m.- Pickup time: Start your tour with a hassle-free hotel pick-up. As we journey to our first destination, immerse yourself in an insightful introduction to today’s itinerary and delve into the rich history and culture of Bhaktapur.

10: a.m.-12: p.m.-. Bhaktapur Durbar Square 

Explore Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its beautiful architecture, temples, and ancient royal palace.

12: p.m. -1:30 p.m.-Nyatapola Temple and Pottery square

Visit Nyatapola Temple, one of the tallest temples in Nepal, and explore Pottery Square, where you can watch artisans creating traditional pottery.

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.- Lunch

Enjoy a traditional Nepali lunch at a local restaurant, sampling some local dishes like dal bhat or momos. You can try other variety of dishes, including bara, chatamari and Jju  dhau.

2:30 a.m. -3:30p.m.- Bhaktapur Cultural Museum and Shopping

End your day by visiting the Bhaktapur Cultural Museum to learn more about the history and culture of the region. Then, stroll through the streets of Bhaktapur to do some shopping, where you can find local crafts, textiles and souvenirs.

Return to hotel:

As the tour comes to an end, take a moment to ponder the diverse array of experiences you have encountered throughout the day.


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Max Altitude
Kahtmandu(1,400 m)

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  • Private vehicles transportation service for tour destination.
  • English Speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Your meals (cost about $ 3-$ 6 per meal depending upon what and where you prefer to eat)
  • Personal Expenses

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What to bring:

- Passport or ID card

- Sunglasses and Sunhat

- Comfortable shoes and clothes

Know before you go:

- Please bring Nepalese rupees for monuments fees.

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