Kathmandu Tours
Ramble around Bhaktapur, Changu Narayan Temple and Nagarkot Hillstation

Ramble around Bhaktapur, Changu Narayan Temple and Nagarkot Hillstation

By Liberty Holidays
Explore ancient temples and myths in the valley of gods where Hinduism and Buddhism meet. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square lies 13 km east of Kathmandu. Bhaktapur is the living representation of how the entire Kathmandu Valley would have looked like during the medieval periods. The city is celebrated for its glorious architecture; sky-high temples built in pagoda style, fine clay pottery, and massive royal courtyards dating back to the 12th century. Changu Narayan Temple: This temple is said to be the oldest Hindu temple in Nepal. Built in the two-tiered pagoda style, the main shrine here is guarded on all sides by pairs of real and mythical beasts – elephants, lions, winged lions and ram-horned griffons – and its roof struts feature some amazingly intricate carvings of Tantric deities. Nagarkot, located 32 km east of Kathmandu, is considered one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur District and is known for its sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayas.
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 13-80
Duration: 7h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • All private transfer
  • Hotel pick up and drop off service
  • Guide fee
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Entry/Admission - Changu Narayan Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Nagarkot View Tower
What's not included
  • Tips
  • Any meals

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Pickup details
  • We offer pick and drop off services from Hotels inside Kathmandu city
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.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8076P138

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • Most travellers can participate
      • We offer pickup and drop off service from Hotels inside Kathmandu city. Please provide us the name of Hotel.
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8076P138

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      5.0 of 5 bubbles1 review
      Very good

      Lionel N
      Montreal, Canada121 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
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      L’incontournable temple de Changu Narayan. Des siècles d’histoire nous contemplent. Les lieux ont vu un nombre incalculable de pèlerins et d’envahisseurs et cette énergie émane pour nous rappeler le temps qui passe.
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      Dear Lionel, Thank you so much for choosing us and giving us the opportunity to serve you. It is our immense pleasure. We look forward serving you with our best hospitality in future too. Regards, Liberty Holidays
      Written August 17, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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