Bhaktapur (District)

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  • Kathmandu: Full-Day Changu Narayan Nagarkot Hiking Tour

    1. Kathmandu: Full-Day Changu Narayan Nagarkot Hiking Tour

    You will begin with breakfast at 8:00AM in the morning. From there your friendly guide will pick you up from your hotel in Thamel or Kathmandu, and following a one-hour drive you will reach the Changu Narayan Temple. The Changu Narayan Temple gives you the opportunity to learn a lot about Nepalese culture. You will also encounter old-style houses, and will learn about the lifestyle around Changu Narayan. Following that, take a 4-hour hike from the Changu Narayan Temple to Nagarkot, the place from where the Himalayas appear like white diamonds. You can also check out the incredible views over Langtang, Shisapangma, Mount Everest, and Gauri Shankar from this location. Your guide will help you to learn more about the beautiful Changu Narayan Temple, along with Nagarkot. Your tour will later end after around 8-9 hours, at which point you will be returned back to your hotel to rest.

  • From Kathmandu: Durbar Squares Full-Day Tour

    2. From Kathmandu: Durbar Squares Full-Day Tour

    Get picked up from your hotel in Kathmandu and head straight to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Explore this incredibly diverse and historic city with your expert guide and take some time to marvel at the breathtaking Newari architecture of the Kumari Temple and Taleju Bhawani Temple. Then travel 13 kilometers east to the city of Bhaktapur where you can see the world-famous Golden Gate of Bhaktapur for yourself. Wander through massive royal courtyards and admire some fine displays of craftsmanship in Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Finally, visit Patan, also known as the City of Beauty, and experience its unique Durbar Square where you can visit the museum famous for its traditional sacred Nepalese art pieces. Sample some traditional cuisine here and experience the hospitable nature of the locals. At the end of your tour, get dropped off back at your hotel just in time for dinner.

  • Nepal Nagarkot Hiking

    3. Nepal Nagarkot Hiking

    Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel. Start your tour at 4:30 in the morning to catch the sunrise. Afterwards, hike to Changunarayan Temple takes about 3 hours and then drive back to Kathmandu. Nagarkot is a village development committee located at 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone. It is an international tourist destination with spectacular views of the whole Langtang range, sunrise on the mountains and sunset views. The scenic beauty of the place makes it a very popular hiking route for tourists. Located approximately 7000 feet (2000 meters) above sea level and 28 kilometers from Kathmandu International Airport, Nagarkot is a world-famous hills station commanding breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas, rolling hills, deep valleys, lush pine forests in a quaint rural atmosphere. Considered as the best viewpoint spot to ...

  • Scenic Ranikot Day Hike from Kathmandu or Bhaktapur

    4. Scenic Ranikot Day Hike from Kathmandu or Bhaktapur

    This hike can be organised from either Bhaktapur or Kathmandu. If you choose to go from Kathmandu we wil pick you up by private vehicle at your hotel. If you start in Bhaktapur our guide will meet you at your hotel and from there we will walk down hill to the Arniko Highway. After crossing the Highway we will walk uphill through Suryabinayak till we reach the Ganesh Temple. Here we will take a look and observe the local devotees. From the Ganesh temple we take the stone steps up into the green forests. After a while the stone steps turn into an earthern path and after some more climbing, we reach a nice viewpoint where we will take a short brake to regain our breath and observe Bhaktapur from above. In the surroundings you can also see some brick factories. From here on we go mainly uphill though the forest and sometimes pass thorugh small villages where you can see the locals working ...

  • Kathmandu: 3-Day Chisapani-Nagarkot Trek

    5. Kathmandu: 3-Day Chisapani-Nagarkot Trek

    Experience stunning views of the northern mountains of the Himalayas on a 3-day trek through Kathmandu Valley. Hike through forests of pine and oak, see the oldest temple of the valley, visit a village of the Tamang ethnic people, and more. On the first day, depart from Kathmandu and drive to Sundarijal which is 1460 m above sea level. Take in the sights here then continue with a 1-hour drive and 5-6-hour hike to Chisapani which is 2215 m above sea level. Stay overnight here. The next day, begin with a 5-6-hour trek to Nagarkot (1932 m). Arrive in time to take in the sunset views over the Himalayas and take in the spectacular natural scenery. Stay overnight in Nagarkot. On the final day, wake up early to watch the sunrise. After breakfast, hop into the car/van and drive to Bhaktapur. Enjoy some time for sightseeing in Bhaktapur, then drive back to Kathmandu. After around a 1.5-hour dr...

  • 1 or 2-Day Historic Bhaktapur Woodcarving Workshop

    6. 1 or 2-Day Historic Bhaktapur Woodcarving Workshop

    Adorning an ordinary building or representing the visage of an important god, Bhaktapur's woodcarvings are unmissable as you trail the city's streets. The prevalence of this particular craft comes as no surprise when you learn that in the Bhaktapur district alone there are more than 500 active wood crafters. Today, get to know Bhaktapur's best-cultivated art at the side of a master woodcrafter! At the start of the workshop you will be given an introduction to woodcarving and learn the different techniques and instruments used. Following your introduction, the carving master will demonstrate the use of the different instruments and guide you in their correct use. Once you understand the basics you will start working on your own woodcraft! Depending on whether you choose the single or 2-day workshop you will either carve your own name or create the "om." During the day guests will enjoy ...

  • From Kathmandu: Goorepani Poonhill 10-Day Trekking Trip

    7. From Kathmandu: Goorepani Poonhill 10-Day Trekking Trip

    On this 10-day Ghorepani Poonhill trek, explore the tourist hubs of Kathmandu and Pokhara, beautiful mountains, local eateries, ethnic villages, and experience the real beauty of Nepal. Receive constant guidance from trek guides and vast knowledge regarding every corner of the trek. Ghorepani Poonhill is one of the most exciting and enjoyable treks in Nepal. It is a relatively easy trek that’s focused on enjoying the environment and ethnic villages. The trek combines the beautiful scenery of the rhododendron forest and breathtaking views of the Himalayas. The trek starts with an optional transfer from Tribhuvan International Airport to your accommodation in Kathmandu. After a brief stay in Kathmandu, the trip begins. During your stay in Kathmandu, visit several historical landmarks and cultural heritage sites. See UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar...

  • From Kathmandu: 6-Hour Private Patan and Bhaktapur Tour

    8. From Kathmandu: 6-Hour Private Patan and Bhaktapur Tour

    Patan and Bhaktapur were separate kingdoms in early times and are filled with age-old palaces, temples, shrines, monasteries, and courtyards. These two medieval cities boast otherworldly views and extensive historical centers, and are both listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  Patan Durbar Square, the main attraction, comes equipped with a museum, palaces, Hindu temples, and ancient courtyards, whereas Bhaktapur, about 12 km from Kathmandu city, has retained its medieval spirit.   Within the centuries-old atmosphere of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, find Nyathapole Temple, Golden Gate, 55 Window Palace, and a fascinating museum. Enjoy a pleasant drive back to your accommodation.

    Good tour guide with great explanations of the areas. Very patient allowed us to take our time walking around.

  • From Kathmandu: 5-Day Chisapani to Nagarkot Trek

    9. From Kathmandu: 5-Day Chisapani to Nagarkot Trek

    Tackle the popular Chisapani to Nagarkot trek. Experience great views and peaceful mountain paths, as well as beautiful jungles, waterfalls and wild flowers. Day 1 Arrive at Kathmandu airport and be transferred to your hotel. If you are already in Kathmandu, the pickup can be arranged from anywhere in Kathmandu. In the evening, attend the orientation meeting and welcome dinner. Overnight at Himalayan Suite Hotel.  Day 2 Drive to Sundarijal by car and trek for 3-4 hours to Chisapan. Chisapani offers you a broad view of the Himalayas. Overnight at trekking lodge.  Day 3 Hike for 6-7 hours from Chisapani to Nagarkot. Once in Nagarkot, admire the sunset and stunning views of the mountains of eastern Nepal, including Mt. Everest. Overnight at Hotel Himalayan Villa.  Day 4 You'll be transferred from Nagarkot to Bhaktapu...

  • Bhaktapur Thanka Painting Workshop

    10. Bhaktapur Thanka Painting Workshop

    Unleash your creativity through the art of making a Thanka: a colourful painting integral to the Buddhist culture. A Thanka, meaning “flat painting,” can be found In every Buddhist monastery and home, and they are often used for religious purposes. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to make a small Thanka yourself, which after the workshop you can take home as a unique souvenir. The workshop will take place at a real Thanka Painting School; you will learn the basic techniques and more about the history of these traditional paintings. Once you have a basic understanding you can unleash your creativity and have the freedom to make what you like. During the workshop a delicious, locally-prepared lunch will be served.

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Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 7 reviews

the guide was very nice and helpful. He took all the time for us and was nice company. The trip was very beautiful and corresponded to what was stated in the description. (difficulty average, with lunch). Worth repeating! Fri greeting Harmien Bonte

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.

Good tour guide with great explanations of the areas. Very patient allowed us to take our time walking around.

Authentic home and very welcoming and friendly hosts. We had a brilliant experience.

Very nice experience through history and cultures. We had a great time.