Bhaktapur Nagarkot Day Tour

Bhaktapur Nagarkot Day Tour

A special day tour which combines ancient town of Bhaktapur, Changunarayen Temple and a Nagarkot Hill. UNESCO World heritage sites Bhaktapur and Changunarayen temple are remarkable place to understand Nepalse old culture and history while Nagarkot is the best, yet closer from Kathmandu to enjoy beautiful Himalayan Panoram beaing away from dirt and dust of the city.

Highlights

  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square .
  • Five stories Nyatapol Temple, tallest temple of Nepal
  • Dattatraye Temple in Bhaktapur.
  • Pottery Square in Bhaktapur.
  • Ancient shrine of Changunarayen temple
  • Mountain View from Nagarkot

Detail Itinerary

  • Early in the morning, drive to Nagarkot for Sunrise and mountain view. 
  • In a clear day, one can enjoy mountain range starting from Annapurna to West, followed by Manaslu, Ganesh Himala, Langtang, Jugal Himal and Everest mountaing range to the east. After spending  early morning view, we will enjoy breakfast in Nagarkot.
  • From Nagarkot dive to Changunarayen Temple. The temple of Narayan (Vishnu) at Changu is the most ancient and venerated Vaishnav shrine in Nepal. It is believed that the temple built in early 5th century AD which situated at the end of long ridge which runs well into the valley. This place is to the northeast 20 km from Katmandu through the countryside. It commands most magnificent views of Katmandu valley and Himalayas ranges on the back ground. This is also a most important historical, religious place where we can see number of finest stone pillar, images, sculptures dating back to 5th-9th century AD. This is also known as living monumental garden.
  • After Changunaraye, drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur, which literally means City of devotees, has been called Bhadgaon or Bhadgaon ( rice-village) in the past. The city lies about 15km east from Katmandu.As soon as you enter the gate of Durbar Square of Bhaktapur the whole complex is impressive, wider, clean and beautiful with beautiful Lion Gate, Golden Gate, palace of 55 windows, Batsala temple, barking Bell, the statue of King Bhupatendra Mall on a stone pillar, public bath and temple of Pasupatinath After strolling down to corner lane you come another big square. On the left you will find the tallest temple of Nyatapola which means 5 tiers representing symbols of 5 basic elements of nature such as water, air, fire, earth and sky. This is a highest pagoda temple of Nepal ever built with architectural perfection and artistic beauty in 1702 AD by the King Bhupatendra Malla. Next to Nyatapola is another giant temple of Bhairavnath, the God of Terror in three story built in 1718 AD. If you walk ahead for about 20 minutes you will come to another square of a Dattatraya temple built in 1427 AD from a trunk of single tree. Behind the temple there is a monastery where you will notice exquisitely carved door frame and windows and also a famous peacock window back wall of the monastery.
  • Drive back to Hotel and End the trip.

Cost Includes

  • An English Speaking Tour guide
  • Luxury vehicle (Car.Van, mini bus, Bus depending on group size.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Entrance fees

Cost Excludes

  • Meals
  • Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver.
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