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Bhaktapur Durbar Square excursion
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is one of the largest medieval period Durbar Square in Kathmandu valley. Locally, Bhaktapur is also known as Khwopa and Bhadgaun. It is located in the Bhaktapur district which is 13 km away from the capital city Kathmandu. Bhaktapur is like an open museum, one can observe the historical architecture, monuments, shrines and artistic wooden and metal works in and around the area. Bhaktapur Durbar square also enlisted as UNESCO world heritage site in 1979. During the sightseeing in Bhaktapur, we will explore the main Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square. If time allow do not forget to visit Dattrata temple. All these heritages sites has collected the masterwork of metal, wood, pottery, and stone arts etc. Bhaktapur is also famous for Newari food and yogurt, try some typical Newari food for your lunch.
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Duration: 3h 4m
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Live guide: Chinese, Japanese, English

  • A professional tour guide
  • Private transportation fro sightseeing
What's not included
  • Entrance fees
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Airport drop and pick up
  • All the cost which is not in cost inclusion
  • Entry/Admission - Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick up all the travelers from Kathmandu valley
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 70998P23

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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        Bhaktapur Durbar Square excursion is hosted by Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventures - Chandragiri Day Hiking. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventures - Chandragiri Day Hiking on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Bhaktapur Durbar Square excursion on Tripadvisor

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          Great way to see Nepal!
          We have a great and easy trip in Nepal because of this tour! Each activity was guided by a knowledgeable local and we were given excellent transportation which is invaluable when visiting Nepal. We were able to experience and learn about different monuments and tourist attractions while also being immersed in in local culture. Our guide in Chitwan National park was amazing and we were able to spot all kinds of animals! We also did the Ghondrok trek, guided by Dharma. He made the trek fun and always checked if we were doing okay, even carrying my bag at times to give me a little bit of a rest. Nepal is a beautiful country and the people are some of the nicest there are! If you visit Nepal we recommend this tour so you can see the city, lowlands, and mountains while being taken care of each step of the way :)
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          A Perfect Trip
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        • lancejan
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          10/10 recommend
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          They personalized the trip for us perfectly, very satisfied!
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          I joined Himalayan Smile Treks for a 9 days Poonhill trek as a solo trekker in March 2022. Himalayan Smile Treks managed my trip very well and they offer my very good communications and advice on the trek, The trekking experience that I have had was hassle free and smooth with their experience and dedication in providing a good service to me and customised the trek to my very own needs.. It saved me a lot of time in looking for the various needs throughout the trip, include the best accommodation that are suitable for me. The agency is reliable in ensuring that I can fully enjoy my trip.
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          Wonderful time in Nepal
          We did a custom 8 day tour. Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara, Dhampus, Pokhara, Kathmandu. Ryan and our driver Gopal were great, and made sure to proactively communicate with us along the way. The highlights of the trip were the Chitwan National Park (we saw Rhinos in the wild), the hike and overnight in Dhampus (amazing sunrise views of the Annapurnas, and a great guide), and the tour of Bhaktapur (another great guide to this medieval city). Our hotels all had friendly staffs, and were comfortable. We took the private car from Kathmandu to Chitwan, and then Chitwan to Pokhara...while the drives had lots of beautiful scenery, we had seen enough and decided to fly Yeti Air back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. 30 min flight instead of 6+ hours on narrow, bumpy, windy roads. $100 per person, totally worth it. Would highly recommend working with Ryan and the Himalayan smile team to plan your trip.
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        • phoenixy481
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          Unforgettable, wonderful and mind-blowing adventure in Lower Mustang
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          Best guide!
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        • Luisa G
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          Namche bazaar
          Muy friend and I went to the Namche Bazaar trek and spent Christmas there! Our guide Promod was really patient and preoccupied that everything turned out right. The views and trek was amazing all the time. In Katmandú KP was always caring that we had a good time. And all services were perfect.
          Written December 30, 2019
        • Jen1357
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          Challenging but Rewarding Hike!
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        4.5 of 5 bubbles2 reviews
        Very good

        Gursharan B
        13 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020 • Solo
        I was met by Rita & driver who welcomed me. I felt relaxed & they made me feel at home. Rita explained the day & explained anything I wasn't sure of. Patan Square was amazing & I was very impressed with Rita's knowledge of history. Bhaktapur Square was also great to visit & even saw a live wedding. Rita made the whole tour very enjoyable & brilliant. The buildings are just beautiful with so much history. I would recommend this tour to anyone & especially ask for Rita who will make the tour brilliant !
        Thanks Rita for being a great tour guide :-)
        Written March 4, 2020
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        Hi Gursharan, we're so glad to know your experience. These are the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu valley and there are much more to explore beyond. We wish you visit Nepal again for exciting sites. Until then have a good fortunes ahead. Ryan
        Written March 4, 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Alamgir Farhad
        Dhaka City, Bangladesh432 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2019
        Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the royal palace of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom. It is a UNESCO world heritage site declared in 1979. The old palace is located in the current town of Bhaktapur, 13KM east of Kathmandu. I visited the place last month. I hired a Maruti at a cost of 2K NPR for both-way from Kathmandu and it took 1 hour to go to the palace. While returning, it took me about 2 hours due to huge traffic inbound to the city.

        The Durbar Square was severely damaged by the earthquake in 1934 and hence appears more spacious than the others, in Kathmandu and Patan. Originally, there were 99 courtyards attached to this place, but now only 6 remain. Before the 1934 earthquake, there were 3 separate groups of temples. Currently, the square is surrounded by buildings that survived the quake. On 25 April 2015, another major earthquake damaged many buildings in the square. The main temple in Bhaktapur's square lost its roof, while the Vatsala Devi temple, famous for its sandstone walls and gold-topped pagodas, was also demolished.

        It is a popular tourist place in Kathmandu. There is a nominal entry fees for foreigner. Lots of eateries are available inside the Darbar Square. There are many souvenir shops inside.
        Written September 15, 2019
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