Incredible shrines, temples, pagodas & cute historic towns
Exploring ancient kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley
Opportunity to discover Patan, the “City of Living Art”
Medieval charm & stunning architecture in Bhaktapur
Maximum of 12 people per group for an intimate experience
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of Patan and Bhaktapur
Admission to Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur
Roundtrip private transport between Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur
Live tour commentary provided in English
Know Before You Book
Children aged 5 and younger are complimentary.
You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.
Maximum group size is 12 people.
Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
What you can expect
Enjoy a small-group tour that reveals the Kathmandu Valley's ancient kingdoms of Patan and Bhaktapur. Step back in time to a medieval era and delve into these cities' living history. Admire stunning shrines and ancient temples where the smell of incense marks the way.
Your first visit is the ancient city of Patan. The influences in the city have transcended centuries, culminating in the 12th to 16th centuries under the Malla Dynasty. Take your time to admire the religious structures surrounding the main square, some of which highlight the Hindu Trimurti – the gods Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva.
Your guide gives you some free time to continue exploring this mystic place. Next, your tour moves towards the city of Bhaktapur, also known as the “City of Devotees.” As you wander along bustling ancient alleys, your eyes naturally shift skyward towards the impressive pagoda rooftops.
The must-see building in Bhaktapur is the 99-foot-high (30 m) Nyatapola Temple, with five pagoda roofs towering above the market square. The temple still holds great importance to local people, with constant offerings taking place amid the clanging and tinkling of big and little bells.
With your senses enriched after wandering through the lands of these two charming ancient kingdoms, your tour heads back to Kathmandu.