Day trip

From Kathmandu: Patan and Bhaktapur Sightseeing Tour

Day trip

From Kathmandu: Patan and Bhaktapur Sightseeing Tour

From US$ 55 per person

Explore Patan & Bhaktapur tour of centuries-old palaces, temples, & squares. Immerse yourself in Nepal's rich cultural heritage & discover the unique history and architecture of these former kingdoms.

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Duration 6 hours
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Pickup included
Pick up from your hotel in Thamel, Lazimpat area!


  • Age-old palaces, temples, and shrines filled with history and culture
  • Explore two designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Discover fascinating museums and courtyards with unique attractions.
Full description
Embark on a 6-hour tour of Patan and Bhaktapur to discover the rich cultural heritage of two separate kingdoms from early times. These medieval cities are filled with age-old palaces, temples, shrines, monasteries, and courtyards. They both offer extensive historical centers and boast otherworldly views, and are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Patan Durbar Square is the main attraction, and it's a bustling square with a museum, palaces, Hindu temples, and ancient courtyards. As you explore the square, you'll discover the intricately carved facades and ornate decorations on the buildings, offering a glimpse into the past glory of the Malla kings. Bhaktapur, located about 12 km from Kathmandu city, has retained its medieval spirit and is often referred to as the "City of Devotees". The atmosphere in Bhaktapur Durbar Square is centuries-old and captivating. Here, you can find the iconic Nyathapole Temple, Golden Gate, 55 Window Palace, and a fascinating museum filled with exquisite art and artifacts. During the tour, your experienced guide will share with you the rich history and unique features of both Patan and Bhaktapur. After a day of exploration, sit back and enjoy a pleasant drive back to your accommodation, reflecting on your enriching experience in these two historic cities.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in a private vehicle
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entrance fees (2800 Nepalese Rupees Per Person)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  •  Bring cash in Nepalese rupees for entrance fees
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Incredible time in KTM. Bhim really knows the area and sites, always happy to answer our questions. he is always willing to support us to maximize our time on the sites, and give us different insights about the temples, palaces, ruins, and the towns themselves. Rabin is an amazing driver, you will always feel safe in the car, even in the bustling streets of Nepal

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December 18, 2022

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

September 29, 2019

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

August 12, 2019

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