Changu Narayan & Bhaktapur – Sightseeing

  • Grade: easy
  • Duration: 1 Day
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  • Departure: round the year
  • Best Seasons: all seasons
  • Highest Altitude: 1350-1400
  • Start-Ends: Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Price of Package:USD 1 PAX 120 USD 2 – 5 PAX 75 USD 6 – 9 PAX 65 USD 10 & more PAX 60 USD

It takes approximately 45-minute time by a private vehicle to reach the ancient hilltop temple of Changu Narayan from the center of Kathmandu. The temple dedicates 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.

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 Mandeva in 464 A.D.

This tour is a 5-hour duration and includes a licensed tour guide. After visiting Changu Narayan temple, you will continue on to Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is an important Newari town and the third-largest city in the Kathmandu Valley. Bhaktapur was the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom. The kingdom lasted until the second half of the 15th century.

Highlights of Changu Narayan & Bhaktapur – Sightseeing

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

The best part of the Changu Narayan & Bhaktapur – Sightseeing is Bhaktpuar Durbar Square. Down the hill of Changunarayan lays the former kingdom of Bhaktapur. The city is famous for its Durbar Square and well preserves the Palace of 55 Windows, the Taleju Temple, and the Royal Bath.

Bhaktapur is also the land of the Nyatapole Temple. Nyatapole, a five-pagoda temple of 35 meters high, one of the most beautiful examples of Nepalese architecture is an icon of Bhaktapur. The city is known for its famous pottery art being practised for centuries.

Bhaktapur is famous as a heritage city. It has well-preserved the ancient city and is home to traditional art and architecture, historical monuments and crafts, pottery and weaving industries. The town has successfully preserved its rich local culture, festivals, and mystical music traditions.

Entry & Permit

Changu-Narayan Temple

NPR. 300 for Chinese and other nationals
NPR. 100 for SAARC nationals

Bhaktapur Durbar Square 

NPR. 1500 for  other nationals
NPR. 500 for Chinese and SAARC nationals

UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Pick up from your place and 30-45 minutes drive to
  • Day 02: Excursion on your own

Detail Itinerary

  • 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.

  • Day 02: Excursion on your own

Kathmandu Valley UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Cost Includes

  1. English-speaking guide government licensed guide
  2. Car and experienced driver
  3. Fuel and parking charges
  4. Transportation by private A/C car
  5. Entrance fees

 

Cost Excludes

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

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