Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Sightseeing
  • Transport: Private Vehicle
  • Group Size: 1


  • Full-Day exploration of Bhaktapur and Patan area
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changu Narayan Temple, Patan Durbar Square
  • 2 Divine and century-aged Durbar Square: Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square
  • Changu Narayan Temple; historic temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu
  • Encounter history, architecture, mythology, religious beliefs, and local culture
  • Professional, licensed, and friendly guide

Bhaktapur and Patan Full Day Sightseeing is an alternative to Day tour when you are free at Kathmandu Valley. Bhaktapur and Patan Full Day Sightseeing lead travelers to the Patan and Bhaktapur cities and their heritage site which has been listed at UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changu Narayan Temple, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.

When you travel to Nepal and have a spare day, you can choose to tour around Bhaktapur and Patan by booking a package of Bhaktapur and Patan Full Day Sightseeing. The tour will be entertaining, pleasant, knowledgeable, and interesting as it is connected with history, art, architecture, traversing cities and hills as well as enjoying the view and local lifestyle.

Bhaktapur and Patan's full-day sightseeing will be lead by a professional and friendly guide to whom you can ask queries and information related to the area and monuments. You can closely encounter the lifestyle and culture of the local citizen. The tour will take you to the inner area of Kathmandu Valley and will make you walk through the local alleys and streets. The walk would be filled with traditions and history carried by the valley. The area has souvenir shops such that you can purchase souvenirs for your loved ones.

Nepal Adventure Team also organizes day tours as well as hikes such as Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing, Namobuddha Day Hike, Shivapuri Day Hike, Champadevi Day Hike, Nagarkot Day Hike, Phulchowki Hike, and find more Day Hike around Kathmandu.

3 Heritage sites of Bhaktapur and Patan Full Day Sightseeing

  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is an ancient palace with various monuments and temples representing the fantastic architecture of ancient times. There are unique and incredible monuments as the 55 window palace, Taleju Bhawani Temple, Golden Gate, Bhairav Nath Temple, Vastola Temple, and any more temples and shrines along with the other four distant squares: Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square, Pottery Square, and many more. The locals still practice the authentic tradition and culture. Read more about Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

  • Changu Narayan Temple

Changu Narayan Temple is located in Bhaktapur district on the top of Champak hill surrounded by Champak tree forest nearby Changu village. The temple is dedicated to Lord Bishnu of the Hindu religion and showcases the various incarnation of Lord Vishnu scripted on stone and walls. The temple has been destroyed several times due to different accidents. However, it still carries the ancient architecture and values which is highly appreciated and recognized by UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Since the Changu Narayan Temple is located on top of a hill it gives a wide view of the city area. Learn more about the history, tales of Changu Narayan Temple

  • Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square is another ancient royal palace located in the Patan area. Patan Durbar Square provides opportunities to study and research the artistic and architectural masterpieces, history, and culture of Lalitpur. The area is widely riched and popular for woodcarving and metal crafts. Patan also takes pride in producing thangka and Pauba painters which work has global demand. Besides, Patan Durbar Square has monuments and shrines that are attractive as well as carries historic and religious values. You can visit the monuments and temples as Krishna Temple, The Golden Temple, Bhimsen Temple along with the areas as Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk. See more about Patan Durbar Square

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Bhaktapur and Patan Full Day Sightseeing
  • Day 01 Bhaktapur and Patan Full Day Sightseeing

    Nepal Adventure Team’s representative will pick you up from your hotel after your breakfast. The friendly and professional guide will give you the necessary detail of each heritage site while having a tour of the site.

    You will firstly head towards Changu Narayan Temple located at Champak hill. You will have a sound and peaceful morning moment and view at Changu Narayan temple as it is quite far from city chaos.

    Then, you will drive downhill towards Bhaktapur Durbar Square will various shrines, temples, and monuments. Bhaktapur gives the picture of the ancient period of Nepal, traditions, and culture as they are preserved and still practiced by the locals. Despite urbanization, travelers still could catch the glimpse of the authentic culture and lifestyle.

    Finally, Bhaktapur and Patan Full Day Sightseeing end at Patan Durbar Square where you will not just visit the ancient temples and monuments but also the craftsmanship visible in wood and metal works. The travelers also appreciate and purchase the artistic piece of Thangka and Pauba.

    After the calm and detailed tour of Changu Narayan Temple, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Patan Durbar Square you will be dropped at your hotel and your Bhaktapur and Patan Full Day Sightseeing will end.

    What's Included


    • Full-Day Private vehicle and driver 
    • An experienced, expert, English Speaking (We have another language speaking guide as well) government licensed holder guide
    • A mineral water bottle for a drink, and a company T-shirt 
    • First Aid Medical Kitbag
    • Government VAT and Taxes 


    • All Meal during sightseeing and tour 
    • All Monument and entrance fee 
    • Extra personal expenses 
    • Gratitude to guide and driver 

    Client Reviews

    • Jenny
      Rating Review by: Jenny, Australia

      Cultural Gems of Kathmandu Valley

      The Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square Day Tour was a fascinating journey through Nepal's cultural heritage. Starting from Bhaktapur, we explored the city's ancient architecture, intricate wood carvings, and vibrant pottery squares. The guide provided in-depth historical context, making the stories come alive. In Patan, we marveled at the exquisite temples and serene courtyards of Patan Durbar Square. The tour also included visits to the Golden Temple and the Patan Museum, where we learned about Newari art and craftsmanship. It was an enriching experience, offering a glimpse into Nepal's rich cultural tapestry!

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      Rating Review by: Aarav Desai, Canada

      Discovering Nepal's Timeless Beauty

      Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Squares was like stepping back in time to a bygone era of grandeur and mystique. The ornate palaces and courtyards whispered tales of Nepal's rich history, while the intricate carvings left me mesmerized. Our guide, Priya, was a gem, her passion for the culture infectious as she led us through hidden alleys and secret corners. From admiring ancient sculptures to savoring local treats, every moment was filled with wonder.

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      Rating Review by: Maya Poudel, Nepal

      A Magical Journey Through Time

      Exploring Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square was an enchanting experience. The intricate architecture and rich history of these ancient cities left me in awe. The tour guide was knowledgeable and added depth to our journey with fascinating stories. I highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Nepal. It's a captivating glimpse into the country's vibrant past.