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.
Should you have more time in Kathmandu, we have many tours around Kathmandu such as Kathmandu day tour.
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
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:
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.
There is just one route to make this trip. Please find the route map below.
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.
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.
Bhaktapur Panauti Namobuddha Tour from Kathmandu offers sightseeing of Panauti, Namobuddha and Bhaktapur durbar square
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.
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).
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.
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)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
We provide experience driver and local knowledgeable tour guide .
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.