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From Kathmandu: Half-Day Guided Tour of Bhaktapur

4.3 / 5

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Activity provider: Himalayan Social Journey

From Kathmandu: Half-Day Guided Tour of Bhaktapur

Activity provider: Himalayan Social Journey

From US$ 40 per person

Discover the old city of Bhakatpur and experience medieval culture, art, and traditions as your tour Bhaktapur Durbar Square with your professional guide.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Explore the historic Bhaktapur Durbar Square and surrounding beautiful temples
  • Learn about the Newari people, their lifestyle and traditions
  • Admire the 5-storeyed Naytpola Temple
  • Enjoy a change of scenery with an excursion outside of Kathmandu
Full description
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Bhaktapur, known for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artworks. Meet the local Newari community and learn about their culture and customs. Admire the incredible architecture of the palaces and temples around Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Get picked up form your accommodation in Kathmandu and drive for about an hour to Bhaktapur. Discover Bhaktapur Durbar Square with your experienced guide, who will tell you the history of the 30 meter tall Naytpola Temple, the 55 Window Palace, and more of what you see in the old city. Admire the 55 Window Palace with its unique architectural design and beautiful details on the handcrafted wooden windows and doors. Meet the Newar community living here and learn about their culture and traditions.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation as per the activity itinerary
  • English speaking local guide
  • Entry fee to Bhaktapur Durbar Square (USD 15 per person)
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine.
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

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Guide was knowledgeable, entertaining, lively, interesting, and I had little problem understanding him (spoke with a Nepali accent, but English accent was good). Transportation was excellent: expert, on time, clean, comfortable, friendly service. Only concern: the guide took me to several shops where the owners provided great information, yet they all clearly had an expectation that I would make a purchase. I was not comfortable with that arrangement. It nullified any bargaining power I might have had.

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November 4, 2022

Good leadership. It would have been nice to have some free time afterwards.

November 21, 2022

Picked me up on time from the agreed upon location. Guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. I have 0 complaints and the price was very reasonable.

November 2, 2022

Product ID: 392628