Private tour

Kathmandu: Panauti and Bhaktapur Day Trip

Activity provider: Liberty Holidays

Kathmandu: Panauti and Bhaktapur Day Trip

Activity provider: Liberty Holidays

From US$ 90 per person

Explore the city of Bhaktapur and the village of Panauti and visit some of the area’s most iconic landmarks including the Indreshwar Temple, Unmatta Bhairav Temple, and Brahmayani Temple, as well as Lion Gate, and the Statue of King Bhupatindra.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Pickup included
Pickup is provided at hotels within Kathmandu Valley only.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Panauti, on the confluence of the Rosi and Punyamati rivers
  • Enjoy sightseeing at Indreshwar temple, one of the largest and tallest pagoda style temples in Nepal
  • Observe lines of mourners making their way to the funeral Ghats
  • Experience the day to day life style of local people
  • Hear the interesting history, stories, myth from your expert guide
Full description
On this full day trip from Kathmandu, explore the city of Bhaktapur and the village of Panauti. The tour begins with sightseeing at Panauti village, a historical Newari town which is around 32 kilometers southeast of Kathmandu on the confluence of the Rosi and Punyamati rivers. In Nepali society, such rivers are considered to be sacred. Panauti, once a major trading center with its own royal palace, today consists of a variety of Buddhist and Hindu religious monuments, and is considered to be one of the area's most important medieval sites. Panauti is one of the oldest towns in Nepal, with many temples dating back to the 15th Century or earlier. Visit the Indreshwar Temple, one of the largest and tallest pagoda style temples in Nepal dating back to 13 century. Next, visit Brahmayani Temple, another important monument constructed in the 17th century to honor Brahmayani, the goddess of the town. Stroll around the complex and admire the beauty of the historic architecture, and watch the locals paying respect to their idols. Finally, visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a museum of medieval art and architecture with many examples of sculptures, woodcarvings and colossal pagoda temples consecrated to different gods and goddesses. Witness a unique culture here, and admire some of the finest displays of craftsmanship. Bhaktapur is the only place in Nepal that has remained untouched by western culture. 
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All entrance fees
  • Expert tour guide
  • Luxurious vehicle
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Pick up and drop off services from Hotels inside Kathmandu city ring road are offered. For hotels outside ring road you need to pay an additional charge
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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A great trip worth recommending. Takes you away from the noisiness and squalor of Kathmandu and even the landmarks are better than the ones currently available at Kathmandu Durbar Square. Both our guide and driver were amazing.

November 12, 2019

Great knowledgeable guide and driver

August 7, 2022

November 10, 2022

Product ID: 213426