Well Plan Trekking extends our fascinating and leisure holiday on Bhaktapur Tour offering you great places with world heritage sites within the valley where three interesting cities located Kathmandu-Patan or Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur once a kingdom and capital of Nepal at present a separate district just a mere distance east of Kathmandu on the road to Nepal -Tibet old highway, where short drive of less than hour reaches you at medieval period of Bhaktapur city, and witness marvelous world heritage sites and work of masterpiece within Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Mostly populated by native Newar tribes with immense culture and heritage life and traditions as it was since past hundreds of centuries were Hindu and Buddhism religions blends in the harmony of local customs with temples and monasteries next to each other that truly fascinates you on this interesting Bhaktapur Tour.
Bhaktapur Tour of half day tour taking Minimum of 2-3 hours, or for interested people can extend it to another few hours soaking with the local culture of immense interest around its rural farm villages with views of snowcapped peaks towards the north.
For half day to full day Bhaktapur Tour
The morning after a hearty breakfast, as per the given time our city and tour guide takes you for an hour drive east of Kathmandu at a mere distance of 12 k.m. to
reach at Bhaktapur city area, for exciting historical and heritage tour of old Durbar (royal palace and courtyard) square, of historical importance includes Temple and pagoda with terra-cotta old buildings with the magnificent statue of various Gods and Goddess, tour around the old palace built during the reign of Malla period.
Places to visit in and around Bhaktapur
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: One of world best heritage sites of Nepal, which reflects the city’s rich culture, art, and architectural design, it is also the central setting of the city for architectural monuments and arts.
Famous golden gate entrance to the main courtyard of the Palace of 55 windows; the gate is regarded as the world’s most beautiful and richly carved specimens of its kind.
Bhaktapur Nytapola Temple: Highlights of Bhaktapur and landmark Nytapola Temple, meaning 5 storied temples of 30 meter high, the tallest temple of Kathmandu valley. It was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1708 AD. Each of its five terraces holds a pair of figures, starting from bottom wrestlers, elephant, lion, griffins, and goddesses.
The Bhaktapur National Art Gallery: Located within Bhaktapur Durbar Square treasures rare paintings and manuscripts with painted covers and illustrations are found in this museum. The gallery contains brass, bronze, stone and wooden images of medieval art tradition of Nepal. The gallery is closed on Thursday and public holidays.
Bhairavnath Temple of Bhaktapur: Originally built as one-story pagoda during King Jagat Jyoti Malla period, later changed into a three-story temple in 1718 A.D. by King Bhupatindra Malla, this temple now stands for its artistic grandeur. Bhairavnath temple is dedicated to Lord Bhairab – the god of Terror.
Dattatreya Temple: Built-in 1427 AD, the temple is said to have been built from a single tree visit a monastery having exquisitely carved peacock windows located near the temple area.
Pottery square and market: Around Bhaktapur there are two main pottery area, the first pottery square is at Suryamadhi east from Dattarya temple square, it is the oldest pottery square, another pottery place leads south from the Nytapola square at Talako’s Potter’s Square walking along interesting markets side streets the pottery is in full blaze, the wide open brick courtyard with a mix of small grey and brownish red clay pots, where each pot is examined by hand before being turned to face the sun at new angle or dipped into a bucket of colored water.
Observe the craftsman on wheels shaping the clay in a finely tuned system of human pottery rotation from past centuries of old tradition. For more than half day adding a few hours more a day with overnights:
Old Changu-Nararyan Temple: Oldest and ancient temple of Nepal Changu Narayan, located on a high hilltop also called Changu or Dolagiri. The temple area is surrounded with the forest of champak tree and small Changu village which is north of Bhaktapur.
Changu Narayan Temple dedicated to Hindu god Lord Visnu,t his temple is considered as the oldest one in Nepal. The pagoda style temple has several masterpieces of 5th to 1the 2nd century of excellent Nepalese art.
According to legends Changu Narayan temple existed as early as 325 A.D. in the time of King Licchavi King Hari Datta Verma and it is one of Nepal’s richest structures historically as well as artistically. In the grounds, there is a stone pillar inscription of great importance recording the military exploits of King Man Deva who reigned from 496 A.D. to 524 A.D. The first epigraphic evidence of Nepalese history found in the temple premises during the reign of the Licchavi King Mandeva dating back to 464 A.D.
Proves that temple was already been established as a sacred site in the 3rd century A.D. It is the earliest inscription known in Nepal Nagarkot: A famous and popular view point of Nagarkot which north of Bhaktapur, a popular touristic spot an altitude of 2,175 m high, offers stunning sunrise and sunset views over chain of Himalayan peaks from Manaslu-Ganesh-Langtang-Jugal Himal towards east of Everest range.
A serene town of mostly Tamang ethnic tribe a hill people of Nepal with traditional farm villages and neat terraces fields within pristine woodland of rhododendron-pines-oaks and fir tree lines.
Nagarkot with cool alpine temperatures, a famous gateway for city folks to escape from hustle and bustle of city life in the comfort of nice and wonderful lodges, hotels and resorts where all