Bhaktapur – Panauti Day Trip - 1 Day



Stretched in the central region of Nepal and also adjacent to the heart of Kathamndu, many visitors to Kathmandu miss nearby Bhaktapur, a lively antiquated city-state and UNESCO-World Heritage site. Explore one of Nepal’s most attractive displays during these behinds the scenes glimpse at the Newari city, famous for its complex pagodas and exquisite handicrafts. The in-depth tour also incorporates a visit to Panauti, where you’ll have a chance to engage with local entrepreneurs.

Panauti is a historical city in Nepal basically, it was a small land granted by King Bhupatindra Malla as a dowry to his sister. This city has a populace of under 15,000 people and a few famous icons, such as the Indreswor temple and Panauti (Layaku) Durbar Square found in the town center. After the 0th Century, Panauti was subsequently combined into the unified kingdom of Nepal, along with Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur, which are all above the capital cities of the Kathmandu valley. Panauti was a trading hub along the old Salt Trade way between Tibet and India.



The UNESCO-protected Bhaktapur city is a magnificent example of arts and crafts dating back to the medieval age. On the other hand, Panauti will allow you a great chance to cherish not only the architecture but also the phenomena of nature. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a gallery of ancient art and building with many examples of models, woodcarvings, and colossal pagoda temples dedicated to different gods and goddesses. Bhaktapur, where you will observe a unique experience and the finest example of craftsmanship. You will see Bhaktapur’s famous attractions such as the Lion Gate, Golden Gate, Art Gallery, Statue of King Bhupatindra, Nyatapola Temple, and fifty-five windows Malla Palace.

Bhaktapur was the most influential of the Kathmandu Valley kingdoms and its center for 300 years. Despite earthquakes and frequent rebuilding, Bhaktapur today clutches an antiquated feel its neighborhoods are still gathered around the old ponds or containers (built to store water for drinking, washing, and religious ceremonies) and which remain as a social focal spot. Local people here are mostly farmers or involved in the ancestral crafts of pottery, metalwork, art, and woodwork which have sustained the city since its founding in the 12th century to maintain the trade route between Tibet and India and remain active industries of salts. 

Panauti is an ancient Newari town which is around 32 km southeast of Kathmandu on the junction of the Rosi and Punyamati rivers. In Nepalese society, those rivers are deemed to be sacred. Panauti, once a significant trading center with its own grand palace, today consists of a diversity of Buddhist and Hindu religious shrines and is supposed to be one of the area’s most prominent medieval sites. In Nepali society, such rivers are regarded to be holy. A visit or simply an ablution to such places allows the visitor to be liberated from many sins and anxieties, as it is believed to be divine. 

Furthermore, it is also understood that at Panauti, in addition to the preceding two rivers, a third river Lilawati also meets making it again a tri-junction called Triveni. However, the last one is supposed to be perceptible only to the sheers and the scholars. The presence of this at Panauti has attached and exceptionally intensified its religious piety and reputation as well. On account of this, every festive season, a sweeping number of devotees from all across the country drain here for a holy soul-cleansing process and to repay tribute to the nearby Indreshwor Mahadev Temple and other religious places located here. The lovely alluring place is also regarded as Prayagtirtha of Nepal.

Trip Highlights:

  • Scenic ride from your hotel in Kathmandu to Panauti and Bhaktapur.
  • Experience the historic cities with lovely handy crafts.
  • Observe the majestic Lion Gate, Golden Gate, and Art Gallery in Bhaktapur.
  • View the alluring legendary Statue of King Bhupatindra and his incomparable history.
  • Witness architecturally challenging and awesome Nyatapola Temple, and fifty-five windows Malla Palace.
  • Experience the culturally significant Rosi and Punyamati rivers where Panauti is located.
  • Visit the soothing and religiously important Indreswor temple and famous Panauti (Layaku) Durbar Square.
  • Lovely, charming, and hospitable individuals.
  • And also witness the local way of living.
  • Witness the great hospitality of our agency and also promote the local economy.

Cost Included

  • Here are some of the awesome services that we provide so that you can give chances more in your upcoming trips. So make sure you enjoy it and you can always customize according to your needs and necessities.
  • Drive from and to your Hotel and all the destined places of Bhaktapur and Panauti by our private van.
  • Nepali Classic Cuisine especially for those guests who adore Nepali Culture very much by the fancy hotel on our recommendation.
  • Jujudhau (yogurt) recommendation in the alluring area of Bhaktapur.
  • Pickups and drop to the airport and transfer to the five-star hotel if you choose our agency for your trip.
  • Welcome breakfast after being received from the Hotel.
  • Entry tickets or necessary permits will be provided.
  • Fruity Drinks sponsored by the agency itself after sightseeing.
  • Tasty lunch offer by the agency.
  • Agency T-shirt and certificate of appreciation.
  • A government licensed English speaking guide to tell you more about the place you’re observing.

Things to Know


There are a series of activities that you’ll follow to make your trek more fascinating and full of memories. Cherish every moment that you will spend in the vast vicinity of Panauti and Bhaktapur.
Explore the exquisite vicinity which is culturally rich. Here are some of the activities that well do to make this trek a grand success.
Begin your Pre-Trek schedule by freshening up yourself in your standard hotel of Kathmandu. After some time of quailing wait, our representative will pick you up in our private van. A very delicious breakfast will be there to tempt you. The breakfast treat is by our agency.

After the lovely breakfast gets inside your astounding ride. Then we’ll drive towards the beautiful vicinity of Bhaktapur. Make sure to enjoy the smooth ride of the highway. When we reach Bhaktapur you’ll see different ponds that are aligned in the same straight line and don’t dry out in summer. Then you’ll reach Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

Get down and sightsee the awesome places after receiving an entry ticket. Don’t worry tickets are on us. Make sure you don’t miss those lovely locations like the statue of Bhupatindra Malla. Legend says if the bird on the head on the statue comes alive, there’ll be the apocalypse. Explore the awesome locations and enjoy them. Then we’ll head towards the local shop for lunch. We’ll order a classic Nepali Cuisine for you which will make you go feel WOW. Make sure you try Jujudhau (yogurt), special of Bhaktapur.

Then we’ll bid farewell to Bhaktapur and head back to our ride for our destination, Panauti. Enjoy your comfy ride and hydrate yourself with the tasty fruity drinks provided by our agency. Adore the lovely Panauti residing in the junction of two culturally awesome rivers. Visit the lovely temples and palaces.

Your trek will conclude after Panauti. Hope you enjoyed it a lot. And as promised you’ll be dropped in your hotel. Freshen yourself up and rest. If you haven’t explored the heart of the city yet, then you can go out and sightsee the vicinity of astonishing Kathmandu. Withness the nightlife of Kathmandu.

What We Need?


Here are some necessary trekking or sightseeing apparatus that can be handy for you in the long run. They are shortlisted below.

Accessories and Technical items
Credit cards/ATM cards
Trekking sticks and duffle bags
Books/GPS navigators
Umbrella (if it’s too hot or if it rains)
Personal and Clothing items
Thin T-shirts
Sun hat
Bandana (if necessary)
Baby wipes
Sanitizers and alcohol wipes

P.S: You’ve full control of your trip. This is just the outline day package you can customize according to your needs and desires.

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Bhaktapur – Panauti Day Trip

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