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  • Address: Bhaktapur, Nepal
  • Admission: $10

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Bhaktapur Tours

Bhaktapur is the third largest city in Nepal, and along with Kathmandu and Patan, makes up the three holy cities in the Kathmandu Valley. The city was founded during the 12th century AD by King Anand Dev Malla and remains well-preserved and free of motor traffic to this day, giving it a sense of timelessness and peace in bustling Kathmandu.

Its distance from Kathmandu, about seven-and-a-half miles (12 kilometers) east, and the small entrance fee to enter the city tends to keep the crowds away from this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once inside the city, you’ll be able to walk the cobbled streets filled with more temples by area than both Kathmandu or Patan. Many of the most interesting structures, including the 55-windowed palace that used to serve as the royal seat of Nepal, are centered on the Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

The city has a rich handicrafts tradition and is a great place to purchase pottery, which you’ll see in various stages of completion throughout the town, but particularly in Potters’ Square. Also look for painted black clay masks, metalwork, traditional Buddhist paintings and locally grown teas. When you feel hungry, try the yogurt with locally produced honey, a specialty in Bhaktapur.

Please note that there were significant damages to the ancient town of Bhaktapur in the earthquakes and subsequent aftershocks in Nepal in late April and early May 2015. The town and many of the religious sites are in ruins. Authorities have said they will do all they can to restore historic and cultural sites in Nepal and are assessing the extent of damages.

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Full Day Nagarkot and Changunarayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu, Kathmandu, null
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Full Day Nagarkot and Changunarayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Enjoy great Himalayan view to the north east including Mt. Everest, visit UNESCO World Heritege Site (Bhaktapur and Changu Narayan Temple) Nagarkot 2100m high ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00
3-Hour Guided Small Group Walking Tour of Bhaktapur at Dawn, Kathmandu, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

3-Hour Guided Small Group Walking Tour of Bhaktapur at Dawn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

This guided 3-hour tour reveals that one of the best times to enjoy the beautiful ancient city of Bhaktapur is at dawn when people are just waking up. The city ...  Read more

Location: Bhaktapur, Nepal
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Private Full-Day Tour of Three Durbar Squares in Kathmandu Valley, Kathmandu, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Full-Day Tour of Three Durbar Squares in Kathmandu Valley

Culture, religion and traditions come alive with this 8-hour private tour of three of the most popular of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Kathmandu Durbar ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.00
Day Trip to Bhaktapur and Panauti from Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Day Trip to Bhaktapur and Panauti from Kathmandu

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Enjoy this 6-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 ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.00
Private Sightseeing Tour of Patan and Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Day Trips
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Private Sightseeing Tour of Patan and Bhaktapur

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

This 6-hour private day trip takes you to the ancient cities of Patan and Bhaktapur to unleash the hidden treasures of the cities. This tour is designed for ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.00
Sunrise Nagarkot Tour with Bhaktapur Visit, Kathmandu, Half-day Tours
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Sunrise Nagarkot Tour with Bhaktapur Visit

Enjoy this full-day tour to Kathmandu, one of the most scenic hill stations in the Kathmandu Valley. Admire the sunrise view over the 8 Himalayan ranges: ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.00
Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu including Swayambunath Stupa, Kathmandu, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu including Swayambunath Stupa

This full-day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu will take you to the captivating Kathmandu City, Swayambunath Stupa and the Patan City. Through this tour, you will ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.00
Bhaktapur Old City Half-Day Tour, Kathmandu, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Bhaktapur Old City Half-Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Are you looking for awesome place for half day tour in Kathmandu? Bhaktapur can be your first choice to experience. Bhaktapur is an incredible city of ancient ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
City tour of Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

City tour of Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Love royal palaces? How about exotic temples? Then this is the perfect day excursion to see some of the finest of the ancient royal palaces of the Kathmandu ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Bhaktapur and Kathmandu Cultural Tour, Kathmandu, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Bhaktapur and Kathmandu Cultural Tour

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath on this shared tour with a professional guide. See local ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00

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