1. Nepal
  2. Kathmandu
  3. Patan Durbar Square

Kathmandu: Patan Sightseeing & Food Tasting Small Group Tour

Product ID: 364670
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Discover the wonders of the ancient city of Patan on your visit to Kathmandu. With an expert guide, visit and learn about iconic landmarks including the UNESCO listed Patan Durbar Square, as well as tasting delicious local delicacies along the way.
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 11:00 AM
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Live tour guide
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a day trip to the ancient city of Patan from Kathmandu
  • Get an insight into Patan's fascinating architecture and history
  • Visit the UNESCO listed Patan Durbar Square and admire the sights
  • Taste authentic delicacies and dishes at beloved local eateries
Full description
Meet your friendly guide and fellow travelers in Kathmandu, then set off on the short car ride to Patan. Your tour of this ancient city begins with a visit to Rudravarna Mahavihar, one of the centuries-old monasteries that dot the city. Next, work up an appetite as you walk through the local market where you’ll find everything from shoes and clothes to statues and utensils. Your first food stop will be a sweet shop popular with locals for malpua (a deep-fried sweet.)

Head to the magnificent Patan Durbar Square next, a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with palaces, temples, shrines, and sculptures. Surrounded by Newari architecture, learn about the history and art of this stunning palace square and hear stories from your guide about how the town was built, as well as how the kings and queens of a bygone era lived.

After exploring the square, it’s time for more food. Visit a selection of beloved local eateries offering traditional Newari food including bara (lentil-flour patties), aalu (potato curry), yomari (steamed sweet rice dumpling), and more. After filling yourself with sweet and savory Newari dishes, resume your heritage walk to Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, another beautiful monastery. End your tour with a plate of momos (a mouthwatering traditional dumpling) before the journey back to Kathmandu.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities for your guide
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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Meeting point

Hotel Marshyangdi, Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Please be aware that dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, you are strongly recommended to wear modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, and long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate. In many rural areas in Asia, women will need to wear modest clothing even to swim. Singlets, tank tops, and topless sunbathing are all unacceptable. When visiting religious sites men often need to wear long trousers and women a long skirt or sarong
• The tour can accommodate for vegetarians. Please notify when booking if you are a vegetarian, or if you have any allergies
• Your tour will be in a small group with a maximum of 12 participants
• Children below the age of 12 are not permitted on this tour

From US$ 86 per person

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Urban Adventures Asia & Russia

Product ID: 364670