A day sightseeing to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changunarayan Temple and Nagarkot is another popular attraction sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley. Our guide will help you to get familiar with the local culture, history and importance of these sites. This tour is of app. 7/8 hrs long.
Day 01: Received at hotel and a brief description about the day program and begins sightseeing tour starting from Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changunarayan Temple and ending at viewing the panoramic mountain view at Nagarkot.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Much of Bhaktapur Durbar Square was destroyed in the 1934 earthquake and appears much emptier than those of Kathmandu or Patan. Amongst its many attractions are substitute shrines for the four great Indian pilgrimage sites and the Golden Gate. This is the most famous piece of art in all Nepal, an exquisite monument of gilded metalwork constructed in 1753.
Changunarayan is situated at the end of a long ridge which runs well into the valley. It is said to have been built in 323 AD by King Hari Datta Varma. The temple is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings. It is said to be the oldest temple in the valley.
Nagarkot : This hill is the situated at 2300 meters, on the valley’s eastern rim, Nagarkot offers an excellent view of the Nepal Himalaya including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Manaslu. It also has sweeping panoramas of the terraced hillsides so typical of Nepal. It is a popular place for sunrise and sunset views.
Trip Cost Includes
Sightseeing tour by a private car.
An English Speaking government licence holder guide.
Entrance/Monument Fees while on sightseeing.
Trip Cost Excludes
Breakfast, Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu.
Telephone calls, Bar Bills ( Mineral Water, cold drinks, whisky, beer etc),
Donation, tips and all personal nature expenses.