Nepal | Kathmandu

Bhaktapur and Panauti Sightseeing

Nepal

Bhaktapur and Panauti Sightseeing

Nepal

Trip Overview

This full day Bhaktapur and Panauti sightseeing tour from Kathmandu includes the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bhaktapur and Panauti, a miniature village reflecting an ancient Nepali-Newari community.

This day trip in Nepal will offer abundant illustration of traditional Newari architectural skills as well as an agriculture-based community where you will enjoy authentic Nepali-Newari hospitality and a home-cooked meal.

Panauti is a historically significant town, preserving many ancient temples and monuments. It has been attracting tourists for centuries with its natural surroundings, culture and art. 

Trip Highlights

  • Learn about ancient Newari culture, history, and architecture.
  • Visit an important UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bhaktpur Durbar Square.
  • Explore some of Nepal’s most beautiful medieval temples in Panauti.
  • Enjoy the lush green and peaceful enviroment of Panauti Village

Itinerary

Bhaktapur and Panauti Sightseeing

From Kathmandu head to Bhaktapur; an interesting and historical Newari town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bhaktapur is a lavish illustration of Newari architectural skills, a city of pagoda roofs and harmonious blend of wood, mudbrick and copper. Among the three major capitals of the ancient Kathmandu Valley Bhaktapur’s Durbar Square is wider and more open in order to host the wrestling bouts of which the kings were so fond. Throughout the city beefy carved wrestlers remain the city’s trademark, also worshipped as the guardians of holy temples.

After Bhaktapur you will visit Panauti. This is a small, but beautiful traditional Newari agricultural town. Local folklore mentions that Panauti was an offering from a King of Bhaktapur to his sister as a dowry gift. Surrounded by green hills and holy rivers, this spiritual town is full of both Hindu and Buddhist temples. Thus, Panauti is considered a hidden gem of Nepal.

We will have lunch in Panauti Community Homestay, a project established by the local women of Panauti. This is a great opportunity to experience Nepalese local lifestyle, experience its authentic hospitality and taste the local food as well as supporting and motivating local women-entrepreneurs just by our appreciation of their local culture and tradition.

Notes:
  • Pick up time: 09: 00 AM
  • Time taken: 06 hours

Services Included

  • Private Transfer as per group size
  • English Speaking Sightseeing Guide
  • Lunch in Panauti Community Homestay

Services Excluded

  • Entrance and Monumental Fees
  • Travel and medical insurance including evacuation and cancellation
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Expenses arising from unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Royal Mountain Travel

Impact Footprints

  • Generate income for local guides
  • The trip supports the preservation of tangible and intangible cultures.
  • You will enjoy an authentic cultural experience of the locals.
  • Travel dollars stay among the locals.
  • Community homestay operators in Panauti are women who have a strong support network for empowerment.

The best part of our stay-Both cities are worth exploring!! In our view, they were more interesting and authentic than Kathmandu. Both towns are much smaller, and life is much slower. We loved this trip!

RNazar
RNazar |

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