This trip takes you into a kind of mystical history, where the past remains alive in the present.
- Pick up at your hotel
- Private car or van with driver
- Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan, and Bhaktapur
- Lunch in a typical Newari restaurant and taste Juju Dhau, the famous Nepalese yogurt, in Bhaktapur
- Drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour
Brief information about the places we will visit during this tour:
Kathmandu Durbar Square - Kathmandu Durbar Square is a historic place of royals where kings were crowned in the past. This durbar square is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage sites and reflects the royal history, religion, and culture. You can see the Taleju Bhawani, the tallest temple of Kathmandu Valley on the side of the palace built by King Ratna Malla. Inside Kathmandu Durbar you get to see the Kumari living goddess house, Hanuman Dhoka, and Jagannath Temple with erotic carvings. You will also get the chance to walk along the famous Freak Street, where during the 60s and 70s the hippies used to stay.
Patan - Once one of the independent kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley, Patan is also the oldest existing Buddhist city in the Valley. Despite its proximity to the capital Kathmandu, its ‘preserved’ ancestral culture distinguishes Patan as a unique place to experience. Patan is also known as Lalitpur, the “City of Beauty”, and its unique Durbar Square is surrounded on all four sides by awe-inspiring temples and shrines.
Bhaktapur is probably the most visited of the three historic cities of the Valley. It is a medieval town locked in centuries-old beliefs and traditions. The city is famous for its glorious architecture, sky-high temples, like the awesome Nyatapola Temple, Nepal’s tallest ancient structure, fine clay pottery, and royal courtyards where devotees, still today celebrate their pre-historic festivals.