Namaste Nepal Trekking and Research hub’s cultural and city tour guide will pick you up from your hotel after breakfast. You will have a private tourist vehicle with AC. In this Bhaktapur and Changunarayan sightseeing tour you will visit following cultural wonders of Kathmandu valley:
Changu Narayan Temple
You will drive to Changu Narayan temple to Visit the oldest temple in Kathmandu valley located on a high hilltop of Changu. The vintage Changu Narayan Temple was constructed in the 323 AD by King Hari Dutta and is renowned for its artistic stone, wood, and metal architecture. The double-roofed temple of Changu Narayan is devoted to Lord Vishnu in his incarnation as Narayan. The dowels at the top tier of the temple represent the ten incarnations of Narayan that destroyed the evil-doers. Located 22 km away from Kathmandu, this historic temple of Changu Narayan is a perfect excuse for the morning excursion as you can relish the panoramic vista of the Himalayas and the beautiful view of the Kathmandu Valley from here. After spending some time here you will drive back to Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Have you heard of yogurt that is so thick that you need a knife to carve out some to just eat it? This yogurt named Juju Dhau (King of Yogurt) is authentic to the ancient city of Bhaktapur. You will not find such yogurt in this modern age, with the knife carving thing might just be mythology; however, you will definitely love its taste!
Bhaktapur, The city of devotees and the cultural capital of Nepal, is famous for preserving its medieval art and architecture, rich culture, temples, and its vintage alleyways. Bhaktapur Durbar Square, UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, is the center of attraction in Bhaktapur that includes the magnificent 55 Window Palace (built by King Bhupatindra Malla), Golden Gate, Nyatapole Temple, Statue of Bhupatindra Malla and many other temples. You will not miss visiting Siddha Pokhari (a historical pond) before you enter the Durbar Square area. The vibe around its premises is truly refreshing. Pottery Square of Bhaktapur is a must-go place in Bhaktapur. One must try the experience of creating anything out of clay by yourself at Pottery Square. Dattatreya Square is another attraction in Bhaktapur carrying historical and cultural importance to the locals. After finishing your sightseeing at Bhaktapur durbar square you will drive back to Kathmandu.