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BHAKTAPUR PANAUTI NAMOBUDDHA TOUR FROM KATHMANDU

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    • Duration8 hrs.
    • AccommodationN/A
    • Start | EndKathmandu
    • ActivityDay Tour
    • Max Altitude1750 m
    • DifficultiesEasy
    • Best SeasonAll season
    • Group Size1-20 pax
    • MealN/A
    Introduction

    The Bhaktapur Panauti Namobuddha tour from Kathmandu takes you to some special places. You’ll visit Bhaktapur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Panauti – a charming village that provides a glimpse into ancient Nepali life, and Namobuddha – a sacred Buddhist destination. This tour package is the combination of three popular tour packages namely Bhaktapur day tour, Panauti day tour and Namobuddha day tour

    This day tour from Kathmandu offers you an opportunity to explore two living museums of Nepal – Panauti and Bhaktapur, known for their marvelous Newari art and architecture. The monastery in Namobuddha offers a chance to observe the lives of monks and experience Himalayan Buddhism. Tasting local food, meeting local people, and immersing yourself in their culture and lifestyle are the highlights of this trip that you should not miss.

    In addition to exploring ancient cities and lifestyles, you can also participate in pottery-making in Bhaktapur durbar square and taste local yogurt (JuJu Dhau) and Aila (an alcoholic drink) in Bhaktapur. These are experiences you should definitely not miss.

    TRIP EXTENSION

    Should you have more time in Kathmandu, we have many tours around Kathmandu such as Kathmandu day tour.

    BHAKTAPUR PANAUTI NAMOBUDDHA TOUR ITINERARY

    This day tour from Kathmandu covers Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Panauti, a living museum, and Namobuddha, a sacred Buddhist site. This 8-hour-long day tour is probably the best way to experience the local lifestyle of the Kathmandu Valley

    • Bhaktapur durbar square, Panauti old town, Namobuddha and Dhulikhel (if time permits)

    BHAKTAPUR PANAUTI NAMOBUDDHA TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    Explore local Newari culture, art, and architecture from the medieval period, and visit the Buddhist pilgrimage site to experience Himalayan Buddhism on this day tour. Below are some highlights of the tour:

    • Visit the UNESCO heritage site, Bhaktapur.
    • Explore the living museum in Panauti
    • Take a short visit to Namobudhha, the center of Himalayan Buddhism
    • Taste local food and drinks
    • Try your hand at pottery-making in Bhaktapur with the help of a local potter

    BHAKTAPUR PANAUTI NAMOBUDDHA TOUR COST

    This day tour from Kathmandu costs USD 75/Pax including private tour guide, air conditioning vehicle and entrance fee. Note: Price is based on 2 Pax.

    What is included in the tour price ?

    • Documentation - No hidden charges There are no hidden charges such as company service charges
    • Mineral Water(Drinking mineral water will be provided)
    • All land transportationPrivate vehicle as per the group size (car, jeep, van or a bus) with parking and petrol
    • 1 X English speaking tour guide(Experienced, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained)
    • Entrance ticket(Panauti and Bhaktapur durbar square)

    WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

    • Personal nature expenses (All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, hot and cold drinks during the tour time)
    • Insurance(Your travel insurance)
    • Tipping / gratis for guides and drivers(Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.)
    • Unexpected expenses (Expenses arising from unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Eyes on Nepal.)
    • DonationDonation to site(OPTIONAL)
    • TicketEntrance ticket if application

    CANCELLATION POLICY

    Cancellation policy is only applicable to package tariffs. The cancellation charge will be against the total package cost after deducting non-refundable expenses.
    • If you cancel your trip 30 days prior to the program start date, 15% cancellation fees of the total package cost will be charged.
    • Any cancelation made 15 days prior to the program start date, 30% cancellation fees of the total package cost will be charge.
    • If you cancel your trip 1 week prior to the program start date, 50% cancellation fees of the total package cost will be charge.
    • cancelation made less than one week prior to the program start date, it will be deemed as no show and hence no refund will be made.
    • You must notify us about cancellation through writing via email.

    Impact Footprints

    "Leave nothing but foot prints, take nothing but photos & memories"
    • We suggest to stay in locally-owned lodges or tea houses
    • Waste management (We request to bring back all the waste materials you have carried on your way)
    • Kindly respect local culture and dress code.

    BHAKTAPUR PANAUTI NAMOBUDDHA TOUR PHOTOS

    BHAKTAPUR PANAUTI NAMOBUDDHA TOUR FROM KATHMANDU MAP

    There is just one route to make this trip. Please find the route map below.

    BHAKTAPUR PANAUTI NAMOBUDDHA TOUR ITINERARY IN DETAILS

    The beautiful Bhaktapur Panauti Namobuddha tour from Kathmandu, lasting up to 8 hours, is one of our the best-selling tour packages. It is a must-consider tour package while you are in Nepal. Below is the detailed itinerary of the tour.

    Bhaktapur Panauti Namobuddha Tour from Kathmandu

    At 08:00 hrs, we will pick you up from your designated location and drive to Panauti, which is approximately 35 km away and takes over one hour to reach. We suggest you have heavy breakfast before we pick you up. In Panauti, you will visit the famous Tribeni Ghat (crematory), the old market, the old town, and some temples, including the renowned Indreshwor Mahadev Temple.

    After visiting Panauti, our next spot is Namobuddha, which is about 7 km from Panauti, taking about 15 minutes by drive. In Namobuddha, you will explore the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, Namobuddha Stupa, Mahakala Temple, and Dewachen Temple. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with resident monks from the monastery (*if they are free).

    After we go to Namobuddha, we’ll visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. If we have enough time, we might stop at Dhulikhel, an old town on the way. If not, we’ll go straight to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It’s really famous and important, known as UNESCO world heritage site. In Bhaktapur, you’ll see old houses, temples, famous places, courtyard and squares. Tourists can have lunch while exploring Bhaktapur. We strongly suggest to taste Bhaktapur Yogurt (JuJu Dhau) and a special drink called Aila in Bhaktapur. And, tourist should not miss the chance to make pottery with local experts while they are in Bhaktapur.

    After the visit to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, we will drive back to Kathmandu and drop you off at your chosen location.

    Duration

    8 hrs.

     
    Altitude

    150M

     
    Meals

    N/A

     
    Accommodation

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    PANAUTI BHAKTAPUR NAMOBUDDHA TOUR packing List

    This checklist helps you decide what to pack for your trip. Smart packing makes travel fun.

    Packing list Summer season

    During summer, the temperature in the day is about 25- 30 degree Celsius and 15-20 degree Celsius in the morning/evening. While you touring you should travel as light as possible so we advise to carry less gadgets and belongings. Below is a list of items you need to include:
    • Day backpack
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Sun Hat
    • Shorts / pant
    • Normal shoes
    • Mosquito cream
    • Hand sanitizer

    Packing list winter season

    During winter, the temperature in the day is about 10 - 20 degree Celsius and 5 - 10 degree Celsius in the morning/evening however it is a bit chilly early morning. While touring you should travel as light as possible so we advise to carry less gadgets and belongings. Below is a list of items you need to include:
    • Day backpack
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Camera or mobile phones
    • Normal shoes
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Mask
    • Warm clothes for normal temperature

    EYES ON NEPAL PROVIDES

    We provide some essentials and common gears that can be used again. Eyes On Nepal wont charge for it.
    • Umbrella
    • Water bottle

    INFO

    Bhaktapur Panauti Namobuddha Tour from Kathmandu offers sightseeing of Panauti, Namobuddha and Bhaktapur durbar square

    Panauti

    Panauti is a medieval town settled by Newar community. The town is said to be residing upon a large block of stone protected by snakes.  It is famous for Makar Festival held at the sacred triveni spot every 12 years. Triveni Ghat and Indreshwor Mahadev temple are most famous monuments in Panauti.

    Namobuddha

    40 km from Kathmandu valley, Namabuddha is the scared Buddhist pilgrimage site and the birth place of Buddha before Shakyamuni Buddha. The hill situated at an altitude of 1750m Affords superb views of Himalayn ranges including Mt Annapurna (8091fm), Mt. Ganesh (7429m), Mt Langtang (7234m), Mt Phuribichyacha(6637m), Mt Gaurishankar(7134m), Mt Lhotse(2516m).

    Dhulikhel

    Located at an altitude of 1700 meter above the sea level, Dhulikhel is one of popular hill stations of Kathmandu, renowned for viewing sunrise and sunset. It also provides a panoramic view of Himalayn peaks such as Mt Annapurna(8091fm), Mt. Ganesh (7429m), Mt Langtang (7234m), Mt Phuribichyacha(6637m), Mt Gaurishankar(7134m) and Mt Lhotse(2516m). Dhulikhel is an ancient town inhabited by Newar ethnic community.

    Bhaktapur Durbar square

    This oldest durbar square in town is an UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its many unique temples, palaces and squares and a rare collection of medieval arts and architecture. At the center of it all is the eye catching Pachpanna Jhyale Durbar (55 window palace)

    Is there a single supplement charge?

    The displayed rate is based on two persons. If you are travelling alone, you need to bear the all sharing cost by yourself. So, there will be an extra single supplement charges. More numbers of participant will decrease the trip fare.

    How are the dining (lunch) facilities during the trip?

    There are numerous dining options available during this tour, offering a variety of cuisines including Nepalese, Indian, Italian, Continental, Chinese, and more. However, we highly recommend that tourists try the local cuisine including Ju Ju Dhau(Yogurd), Aila, Baji, Chhoila and Chatamari.

    Tour guide for the trip

    We will provide an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide. Our tour guides are local and trained and licensed by Nepal government, which makes them very knowledgeable about jobs

    Dress code for the trip?

    There’s no any specific dress code for this cultural trip. But, when you visit sacred Buddhist places, it is highly recommended to wear clothes that cover your body to show respect for the local culture and tradition.

    FAQS

    VEHICLE FOR THE TRIP

    We provide comfortable air-conditioned vehicles based on the group size. Compact sedan cars, Jeeps, HiAce vans, and buses are available for this trip. The vehicles are clean and comfortable.

    HEALTH & SAFETY

    We don’t compromise on health and safety. The tour won’t be operated without giving it top priority. Our guides and drivers are very aware of this.

    BEST SEASON FOR THIS TRIP

    You can participate in this tour at any time of the year. However, due to the destination’s geography(Terai region) and extremely hot temperatures in summer, it’s suggested to visit during the winter months. The best time to visit is from October to March.

    TRIP STAFFS

    We provide experience driver and local knowledgeable tour guide . 

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    Hayley Lewis

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    Our guide Saru was amazing. If you’re visiting Kathmandu please request for her, there are only 5 female guides in Kathmandu and they need our support. The day was filled with culture and so much to take in, I highly recommend this tour as part of your visit.