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Changu Narayan & Bhaktapur Sightseeing

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Duration Duration
1 Day
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
2,140m
Activities Activities
Heritage visit | walking & driving
Destination Destination
Nepal
Start/End Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Transportation Transportation
A private vehicle (hotel-hotel)
Grade Grade
Easy
Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
Day Tour
Meals Meals
Not included
Group Size Group Size
2-25 People
Best Seasons Best Seasons
Round the Year
Accommodation Accommodation
N/A

Overview of Changu Narayan & Bhaktapur Sightseeing

Changunarayan Bhaktapur Sightseeing Tour is a single day trip to visit the most valuable cultural sites within Kathmandu Valley. There are seven monuments listed under the UNESCO cultural heritage site of Kathmandu Valley. Among them, Changunarayan and Bhaktapur Durbar square have significant roles. In addition to this, Changunarayan itself is the first historical temple of Nepal.

Highlights of Changunaraya Bhaktapur Sightseeing Tour

  • Visit the ancient and UNESCO World Heritage Site of  Changu Narayan temple
  • Marvel at the magnificent artwork in metal and wood like peacock window and more
  • Explore the centuries-old Heritage city of Bhaktapur

Changunarayan Temple

It takes approximately 45-minute by a private vehicle to reach the ancient hilltop temple of Changu Narayan from the center of Kathmandu. The temple dedicates to Lord Vishnu. It is thought to be the oldest temple in Nepal, based on the evidence. The temple is notably famous for the woodcarvings which decorate the two pagodas. Furthermore, one can see a large panorama on the Himalayan Range if the weather is clean and clear. In addition to this, this site is the best choice for exploring the history, culture, and art. Therefore, the Changunarayan Bhaktapur Sightseeing tour is the best choice to experience the essence of both historical sites of Nepal.

Since the temple has very artistic design, you will admire the temple’s magnificent artworks created in metal and wood. The sacred site of Changu Narayan was established in the 5th century A.D. It is one of the finest examples of Nepalese architecture. The first epigraphic evidence of Nepalese history found in the temple dates to the reign of the first historical king of Nepal, Licchavi King Manadeva in 464 A.D.  Hence, in order to explore the art and architecture of the oldest temple of Nepal as well as Bhaktapur, it would be a perfect choice. However, visiting Changunarayan and Bhaktapur without a guide is worthless. Therefore, Oriental Journeys offers this 5 hours tour with a licensed tour guide.

Bhaktapur

After visiting Changunarayan temple, you will continue on to Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is an important Newari town. Besides this, it is the third-largest city in the Kathmandu Valley. Bhaktapur was the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom. It lasted until the second half of the 15th century.

The best part of the Changunarayan Bhaktapur Sightseeing in Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Down the hill of Changunarayan lays the former kingdom of Bhaktapur. Since the city is famous for its Durbar Square and well preserves the Palace of 55 Windows, the Taleju Temple, and the Royal Bath, it has become the attractions of both internal and external visitors.

The iconic temple of Nyatapole, a five-pagoda temple of 35 meters high, one of the most beautiful examples of Nepalese architecture. The city is known for its famous pottery art being practiced for centuries.
Bhaktapur is famous as a heritage city. It has a well-preserved ancient city and is home to traditional art and architecture, historical monuments, Along with this, the city is also popular for its crafts, pottery and weaving industries. Furthermore, the town has successfully preserved its rich local culture, festivals, and mystical music traditions. Hence, this is one of the most important sites to visit in Nepal.

Required Permits for Changunarayan Bhaktapur Sightseeing

Changunarayan: NPR. 300 for Chinese and other nationals and NPR. 100 for SAARC nationals
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: NPR. 1500 for other nationals and NPR. 500 for Chinese and SAARC nationals

UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley

Transportation

Our transfer service include private vehicle for the sightseeing day tours. Sedan / Scorpio A/C car serves for 1- 6 travelers and a tourist coach serves for the big groups. It transfers you from your hotel to the monument site and take you from one site to another.

Food/Meals

Our UNESCO world heritage sightseeing tours begin after breakfast and concludes around 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Generally, we take a launch pause after visiting two sites. Travelers can enjoy lunch at a restaurant near the monument site.

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by Ashton Bullen on Oriental Journeys

Changu Narayan and Bhaktapur sightseeing tour is a very good and short time trip to Nepal. We have two more days after the trek and plan to explore the oldest temple of Kathmandu. Machhindra provided several short tour as an option. We chose this tour. It was located in the height and it has long history. Bhaktapur Durbar square is a cool place with lots of deities and temples in the surrounding. I was really fascinated by the art and craft made in the temples and shrines in Bhaktapur. It was good tour indeed.

Changu Narayan & Bhaktapur Sightseeing - Detail Itinerary

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Day 01: Pick up from your place and 30-45 minutes drive to

Pickup and drive to your place. It takes approximately 45-minute time by a private vehicle to reach the ancient hilltop temple of Changu Narayan from the centre of Kathmandu. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and thought to be the oldest temple in Nepal, based on the evidence. The temple is notably famous for the woodcarvings which decorate the two pagodas. From Changunarayan one can see a large panorama on the Himalayan Range if the weather is clean. Changu Narayan & Bhaktapur Sightseeing tour is the best program to experience the essence of both historical sites of Nepal.

Cost Includes

  • English-speaking guide government licensed guide
  • Car and experienced driver
  • Fuel and parking charges
  • Transportation by private A/C car
  • Entrance fees

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch, drinks, beverages and other personal expenses
  • Tips for guide and driver

Changu Narayan & Bhaktapur Sightseeing - Fixed Departure Cost & Dates


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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Duration Duration
1 Day
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
2,140m
Activities Activities
Heritage visit | walking & driving
Destination Destination
Nepal
Start/End Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Transportation Transportation
A private vehicle (hotel-hotel)
Grade Grade
Easy
Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
Day Tour
Meals Meals
Not included
Group Size Group Size
2-25 People
Best Seasons Best Seasons
Round the Year
Accommodation Accommodation
N/A

Changunarayan Bhaktapur Sightseeing Tour is a single day trip to visit the most valuable cultural sites within Kathmandu Valley. There are seven monuments listed under the UNESCO cultural heritage site of Kathmandu Valley. Among them, Changunarayan and Bhaktapur Durbar square have significant roles. In addition to this, Changunarayan itself is the first historical temple of Nepal.

Highlights of Changunaraya Bhaktapur Sightseeing Tour

  • Visit the ancient and UNESCO World Heritage Site of  Changu Narayan temple
  • Marvel at the magnificent artwork in metal and wood like peacock window and more
  • Explore the centuries-old Heritage city of Bhaktapur

Changunarayan Temple

It takes approximately 45-minute by a private vehicle to reach the ancient hilltop temple of Changu Narayan from the center of Kathmandu. The temple dedicates to Lord Vishnu. It is thought to be the oldest temple in Nepal, based on the evidence. The temple is notably famous for the woodcarvings which decorate the two pagodas. Furthermore, one can see a large panorama on the Himalayan Range if the weather is clean and clear. In addition to this, this site is the best choice for exploring the history, culture, and art. Therefore, the Changunarayan Bhaktapur Sightseeing tour is the best choice to experience the essence of both historical sites of Nepal.

Since the temple has very artistic design, you will admire the temple’s magnificent artworks created in metal and wood. The sacred site of Changu Narayan was established in the 5th century A.D. It is one of the finest examples of Nepalese architecture. The first epigraphic evidence of Nepalese history found in the temple dates to the reign of the first historical king of Nepal, Licchavi King Manadeva in 464 A.D.  Hence, in order to explore the art and architecture of the oldest temple of Nepal as well as Bhaktapur, it would be a perfect choice. However, visiting Changunarayan and Bhaktapur without a guide is worthless. Therefore, Oriental Journeys offers this 5 hours tour with a licensed tour guide.

Bhaktapur

After visiting Changunarayan temple, you will continue on to Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is an important Newari town. Besides this, it is the third-largest city in the Kathmandu Valley. Bhaktapur was the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom. It lasted until the second half of the 15th century.

The best part of the Changunarayan Bhaktapur Sightseeing in Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Down the hill of Changunarayan lays the former kingdom of Bhaktapur. Since the city is famous for its Durbar Square and well preserves the Palace of 55 Windows, the Taleju Temple, and the Royal Bath, it has become the attractions of both internal and external visitors.

The iconic temple of Nyatapole, a five-pagoda temple of 35 meters high, one of the most beautiful examples of Nepalese architecture. The city is known for its famous pottery art being practiced for centuries.
Bhaktapur is famous as a heritage city. It has a well-preserved ancient city and is home to traditional art and architecture, historical monuments, Along with this, the city is also popular for its crafts, pottery and weaving industries. Furthermore, the town has successfully preserved its rich local culture, festivals, and mystical music traditions. Hence, this is one of the most important sites to visit in Nepal.

Required Permits for Changunarayan Bhaktapur Sightseeing

Changunarayan: NPR. 300 for Chinese and other nationals and NPR. 100 for SAARC nationals
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: NPR. 1500 for other nationals and NPR. 500 for Chinese and SAARC nationals

UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley

Transportation

Our transfer service include private vehicle for the sightseeing day tours. Sedan / Scorpio A/C car serves for 1- 6 travelers and a tourist coach serves for the big groups. It transfers you from your hotel to the monument site and take you from one site to another.

Food/Meals

Our UNESCO world heritage sightseeing tours begin after breakfast and concludes around 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Generally, we take a launch pause after visiting two sites. Travelers can enjoy lunch at a restaurant near the monument site.

Day 01: Pick up from your place and 30-45 minutes drive to

Pickup and drive to your place. It takes approximately 45-minute time by a private vehicle to reach the ancient hilltop temple of Changu Narayan from the centre of Kathmandu. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and thought to be the oldest temple in Nepal, based on the evidence. The temple is notably famous for the woodcarvings which decorate the two pagodas. From Changunarayan one can see a large panorama on the Himalayan Range if the weather is clean. Changu Narayan & Bhaktapur Sightseeing tour is the best program to experience the essence of both historical sites of Nepal.

Cost Includes

  • English-speaking guide government licensed guide
  • Car and experienced driver
  • Fuel and parking charges
  • Transportation by private A/C car
  • Entrance fees

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch, drinks, beverages and other personal expenses
  • Tips for guide and driver

There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

Reviews on Changu Narayan & Bhaktapur Sightseeing

Submit your review
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Oriental Journeys
Average rating:  
 1 reviews
Aug 15, 2019
by Ashton Bullen on Oriental Journeys

Changu Narayan and Bhaktapur sightseeing tour is a very good and short time trip to Nepal. We have two more days after the trek and plan to explore the oldest temple of Kathmandu. Machhindra provided several short tour as an option. We chose this tour. It was located in the height and it has long history. Bhaktapur Durbar square is a cool place with lots of deities and temples in the surrounding. I was really fascinated by the art and craft made in the temples and shrines in Bhaktapur. It was good tour indeed.

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