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Day Trip to Bhaktapur and Panauti from Kathmandu provided by Royal Mountain Travel

Day Trip to Bhaktapur and Panauti from Kathmandu

Day Trip to Bhaktapur and Panauti from Kathmandu
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
2
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    7h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    2
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Enjoy this 7-hour day trip to Bhaktapur and Panauti. The UNESCO-protected Bhaktapur city is a great example of arts and crafts dating to the medieval age. On the other hand Panauti will offer you a great chance to admire not only the architecture, but also wonders of nature.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17537P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transport by air conditioned vehicle as per group size
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Entry/Admission - Panauti
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Royal Mountain Travel, Lal Durbar Marg, Kathmandu 44601, Nepal
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Entrance fee is applicable to children 10 years and above
  • Please note that there has been significant damage to some of the sites visited on this tour due to the earthquakes in April and May 2015
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Please be informed that, entrance fee is not included
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
Inclusions
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transport by air conditioned vehicle as per group size
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Entry/Admission - Panauti
Departure details
  • Royal Mountain Travel, Lal Durbar Marg, Kathmandu 44601, Nepal
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Entrance fee is applicable to children 10 years and above
  • Please note that there has been significant damage to some of the sites visited on this tour due to the earthquakes in April and May 2015
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Please be informed that, entrance fee is not included
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Royal Mountain Travel
    Lal Durbar Marg, Kathmandu 44601, Nepal
    See address & details
  • 1
    Bhaktapur Durbar Square
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Panauti Community Home Stay
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Karla H
23 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
We had an incredible journey with our intelligent and sweet guide Sagar Ale Magar and safe driver Sunil. We saw snowy peaks, misty temples in the sky, and rich cities full of astonishing art. Panauti's winding streets, temples, river, and bouncy bridge were so fun to explore. Then we paid extra for a trip to Namo Buddha (thank you for being so accommodating!) We enjoyed the rich history of Buddhism in the hills at the monastery. On a clear day the views of the Lantang Mountains are breathtakingly close. We went back down towards the Kathmandu valley and stopped through the stunning Bhaktapur temple squares, full of lovely shops, eateries, and intricate wooden carvings on nearly every doorway and window. It's clear why this was once the capital. Our drive back to Thamel was blessed with a view of the mountains basking in an alpin glow of the setting sun. I would take this tour over and over again! Thank you!
Written March 7, 2020
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Sanjita B
Dear Karla & Lauren, Namaste!!! Thank you so much for your kind words, we really appreciate you for taking the time out to share your experience with us. We’re so happy your visit to Namo Buddha, Panauti and Bhaktapur went so smoothly and we must say, you’re very lucky to encounter Himalayan Ranges from valley. No doubt Bhaktapur is one of the best ancient city to explore culture, beautiful temples, notable art and colorful festivals. Looking forward to serve you again in the near future. Best Regards,
Written March 8, 2020
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rintoulk
Kimberley, Canada95 contributions
Nov 2019
We took a local bus out to Bhaktapur, an ancient city that was once the capital of Nepal. Although there was a great deal of damage sustained in the 2015 earthquake in Bhaktapur and the surrounding area, the city is an amazing example of the beautiful architecture in Nepal of yesteryear. Bhaktapur is a UNESCO World Heritage site and restoration is being completed on of many buildings and temples to restore the city to its former glory. A number of the buildings that were destroyed in the earthquake have been restored and look simply magnificent. A great day visit to experience an ancient city.
Written March 5, 2020
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Sanjita B
Dear Guest, Greetings & Namaste!!! We truly appreciate your great review!!! Bhaktapur has always been known for the unique architecture. The 2015 earthquake destroyed nearly a quarter of this ancient city. Still we can see the earthquake effects, but we do have construction work in progress. Hope, the construction work will be completed very soon. Thank you once again for sharing your experience with us. Best Regards,
Written March 8, 2020
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Felix S.
1 contribution
Mar 2020
Dilip is a very sympathetic and knowledgeable tour guide with many insider's tips, e.g. for interesting/special Panauti places (only few tourists get to see these) or for the best Juju Dhau Joghurt in town. Reliable transport with cold water available. Highly recommended trip for tourists interested in Nepal/Bhaktapur/Panauti.
Written March 5, 2020
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Sanjita B
Dear Guest, Greetings!!! We are happy that you found our services well, and thank you very much for your kind words and excellent review. Best Regards
Written March 8, 2020
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thejokeisonme
Victoria, Canada17 contributions
Nov 2019
Another great tour for those interested in learning more about Nepal's ancient history, culture, and architecture. Note, you do have to pay an entrance fee, but it is well worth it. Bhaktapur is one of Kathmandu's sister cities, so it is a great complement to those who have explored Kathmandu and Patan - you will notice some structures are found across all three cities, legacy of the former kingdoms. Bhaktapur was one of my favourite stops, as there is lots to see in terms of different sites and architectural styles. In addition to seeing the Royal palace, Durbar square, and temples, you get to walk through the market area to the Potter's Square (with an opportunity to try a pottery wheel if you are so inclined), visit a traditional paper factory (great for souvenirs), and learn about thanka artistry. Our tour was exceptionally lucky as the day we went coincided with a Newari holiday, so the streets were festive and full of people bringing offerings to the temples.
Heading on to Panauti, you have the opportunity to eat lunch in a traditional home (additional charge). The food was delicious, comforting, and plentiful! The woman was incredibly generous, offering multiple portions, and the experience gives great insight into the culture and Nepali people. I highly recommend everyone take advantage of this lunch experience to support local livelihoods!
Panauti is a small but interesting historic town. Entrance to the small museum is not included, but reasonable, interesting, and supports the maintenance of the sites and preservation of history.
I immensely enjoyed this tour, which I thought was made so memorable by my tour guide, Shruti. She is knowledgeable, friendly, and makes the sites come alive. I highly recommend any tour that she leads.
Written February 5, 2020
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Sanjita B
Dear Guest, Greetings!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this excellent review. We greatly appreciate your efforts in providing information and sharing your experience with us. Your wonderful feedback will help us to build a better customer experience for upcoming days. Best Wishes
Written February 12, 2020
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Are G
The Villages, FL25 contributions
Jan 2020
Guides are a must to understand this fascinating medieval city. As in most UNESCO sites, street vendors are as thick as soup. No to them means maybe, if they persist enough, so just ignore them. If you buy one trinket, they will be on you like locusts for more. Public toilets are filthy. Carry your own toilet paper. You probably do not want to sit down, so try to go before you get there.
Written January 22, 2020
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Sanjita B
Dear Guest, Greetings!!! Thank you for sharing the information. We are grateful for the amount of time and effort you put into helping us. Your insights and summary are beneficial for us and our guest. Best Wishes
Written February 12, 2020
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Lynna
Lexington, KY9 contributions
Apr 2019
I had the most incredible time on my tours with Royal Mountain Travel. My tour guide (and the tour company itself) were both professional, extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and hospitable. I loved both towns so much. They were deep and rich with history, so fascinating to learn about them and the rich culture. I loved the food, the local arts and crafts, the temples and architecture...all of it! Just a wonderful country in general but this tour company and my tour guide really made it that much more wonderful! I cannot wait to go back and do another tour with them!
Written January 13, 2020
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Sanjita B
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for choosing Royal Mountain Travel. Many thanks for your lovely review! We aim to delight our customer every time and we’re pleased that we were able to meet your expectations. Naturally and Culturally rich, Nepal once is not enough. Therefore, looking forward to serve you again in the near future. Best Regards,
Written February 12, 2020
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RNazar
San Rafael, CA62 contributions
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!
Written January 7, 2020
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Sanjita B
Dear Guest, We truly appreciate your beautiful feedback. Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. Best Regards,
Written February 12, 2020
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EC Chua
Singapore, Singapore102 contributions
Dec 2019
Remember to bring cash! You need to pay for the entrance fees.

This was a really interesting tour, where we toured the ancient city of Bhaktapur. Learned a lot here with our wonderful guide. There were temples on temples, and he took the time to explain it all to us!

I'll highly recommend this.
Written December 25, 2019
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Sandy J
Albuquerque, NM13 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Tour was flawless in execution, and the guide was knowledgeable on all topics, answered every question, spoke English very well and was very professional and friendly. Would recommend tour to anyone.
Written December 19, 2019
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Melissa and Steve
4 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
One of our favourite days in Nepal. Interesting history, amazing architecture and a real sense of ancient Nepal. Royal Mountain tours have excellent guides! Recommend highly.
Written December 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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