Patan Tour also known as Patan durbar square tour. This is one of the most important world heritage site tour in Kathmandu Nepal. The ancient city of fine arts is just 10 km southeast of Kathmandu.
Patan Durbar Square is the main attraction. You can see the medieval architecture and culture. Patan durbar square is famous for its ancient palace, temples and shrine. Similarly it is also popular for its exquisite carvings. Patan durbar square consists of three main courtyards. The central courtyard, Sundari Courtyard, and other courtyards. The Sundari Courtyard is more beautiful and it holds a master piece of stone architecture.
A widely diverse style temples and Buddhist monasteries scatter around Patan.Durbar square has a collection of temples. The tour offers the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture. The Krishna, Bhimsen, Taleju bell, Bhai Dega and many other temples gives you an experience about its people faith and respect on religion. Arts and architecture decorates its temple and monuments which is wonderful.
The fine bronze gateways, marvelous statues, guardian deities and magnificent carvings are amazing. Also the stone carving, metal carving and wood carving are also the hightlights of Patan tour. It tells about gorgeous craftsmen and metal workers. Patan known as the city of superb artists. The majority of the citizens follow the Buddhist faith.
Patan day tour combine with Bungmati and Khokana village tour. We receive you at your hotel with car and driver in the morning. Similarly, our tour guide will explain you about its culture, religion and heritage of the city. After Patan tour, we will again drop you back to your hotel.
Patan tour highly recommends for anyone if you a spare day in Kathmandu. We are ready 24 hours a day for your kind help and assistance for Kathmandu tour.
60 km, 4/5 hours BB Plan-Breakfast Standard Accommodation hotel in Kathmandu
Receive you at you at your hotel and drive to visit Patan city of fine arts. Patan is better known as "The city of a thousand golden roofs." Once separated from the capital, Patan and Kathmandu are now separated only by a bridge over the Bagmati River. The city of Patan has recovered its label of origin "Lalitpur". The historic heart of the city is entangled with narrow streets and theatrical decoration-brick houses with carved wooden balconies and bronze decorations, patios and backyards that house oratories, temples. The city is famous throughout the country for its tradition of blacksmiths and goldsmiths. Artisans model effigies of the divinities of the Hindu and Buddhist pantheons. The city has more than 50 main temples, some of which were destroyed or damaged by the earthquake of April 2015. Many stupas, chaytyas and bahal-ancient Buddhist monasteries bear testimony to the long history of Buddhism in the city that remains today a Bastion of Newars Buddhism in the Kathmandu Valley. The four stupas erected in the four cardinal points, originally defined the city. They were erected during the reign of Emperor Ashoka some 250 years before our era. The sightseeing points in Patan are Patan durbar square, Golden Temple, Kumbeshwor temple, Mahaboudha and Rudrabarna temple.
Lunch in Patan after Patan tour, we continue to the Bungamati Village which is a 6th century village within the Kathmandu Valley. There you will see the Shikara-style temple of Rato Machhindranath ringed by the traditional houses where the villager still follow a traditional lifestyle and engage in traditional occupations. Bungmati is the living museum within the Kathmandu Valley which preserves the prosperous legacy of arts and civilization of the ancient and medieval Nepal. Other sights to visit around village are Bungamati Culture Museum and Dey Pukha- the central pond.
Not far from, Bungmati lies another small traditional Newari Village - Khokana which is another living museum. This village has its own incredible history and has the most authentic Newari culture that has been preserved here in every house since the medieval era. Most of the households in Khokana depend on farming and traditional occupations like woodcarving. You will see women spinning traditional wool-wheel (charkha) to weave the wool and men carrying kharpans (the circular boxes joined by a bamboo and stringed down to air to put their farm products inside it.
Full fledged Cost
- Airport transfer - hotel/airport/hotel
- Twin sharing standard hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu before and after travel we can book only on your request.
- Private vehicles transportation/ Tourist Bus service for all tour destination.
- English Speaking guide and all his expenses like salary & allowance.
- All government taxes, vat, company service charge.
What's not included?
- Lunch and Dinner during travelling,
- Entrance sightseeing fee,
- Travel Insurance in case of emergency for rescue and other medication.
- Nepal visa fee
- All kind of hot and cold drinks - coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of water, hot water, tea, coffee etc.
- Tips for guide and porter
- Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, battery charge fee.
- All the cost not mention on above cost includes.
Yes, you can get on arrival tourist visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most of people can obtain visa on entry to Nepal. There are some countries visa will needed to be organize prior to travelling. $25 for 15 days of visa from the date of issue, $40 for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days tourist visa. You need two photos.
You can apply online visa from 1st of March(http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/).
Yes, our agency airport representative will pick you up from airport. We will be displaying name card of Mission Eco Trek with your name on it. and when you finished you trip we will drop you to airport. Pick up and drop is complimentary from our company.
Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May), these are the best season to go on a trek. But according to the will of the traveler, the visiting and travelling in Nepal can be managed. Travelling in Nepal should be done during the summer time or September to November and March to May at the low lands can be done at throughout the year.
The travelling at the different parts of Nepal will be different according to the distance of the travelling destinations. Generally, there are different places where one can go for short and long travelling takes generally about 1 day or more week also.
While travelling in Nepal, meals are prepared good quality standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetable soaked . The food along the trail will be simple and a mix of local and international cuisine. If the traveler is camping , then they will mainly be served with the local foods of Nepal and as well as continental and western foods. In Kathmandu you will find meals in good quality tourist restaurants. Most of hotel serve good quality meal & filter water which is safe. It is possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trip.
While visiting to Nepal, tour guides is almost mandatory to travel in Nepal for everyone. When you hired one your trip will lot more informative and memorable. You get lots of knowledge about country. But if the traveler is well experienced and have visited at different places of Nepal many times then s/he may not need the tour guides. But tour guide can play big role to make your travel. They will provide informative information about the destination along with its surroundings. Similarly, if any problems will arise during the travel, then the guides will solve it easily and it will be rather difficult for the traveler themselves to solve them.
Yes, Nepal is safe to Travel. Safety during the trekking or travel in Nepal is one of the prime concerns that every trekker or traveler want to know. In the past, Nepal has experienced political unrest, however since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) has brought this unrest to a close. but now there is the situation of peace and tranquility in the field of trekking as well as in whole Nepal.
Besides, the trekking stakeholders in Nepal are also forwarding several steps for the safety of the trekkers. Now after election democratic parties will lead the government and rule the nation that’s why the huge possibility has seen in safety. Yes, there are pick pockets here, as you find in other countries so keep your belongings safe at all times. You need to take usual precautions as you would traveling anywhere in the world.
If someone get sick in the group, a fellow trekker in the group has to descend, then a porter/assistant guide would go with them. So the person descending would be well looked after and it would not impact on the rest of the group's experience. Emergencies are dealt with by the guide and depending on the severity.
Our Guides carry a comprehensive medical kit. But you should bring your own personal kit and carry it with you when on the trek. It should contain antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, headache pills, diarrhoea treatment, re-hydration salts eg Dioralite, Lemsip, plasters and Compede for blisters.
The hotel in Kathmandu provides the free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel or you can leave in our office too.
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the travel.
Yes, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well as a private trip at very minimum additional cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.
According to thee size of your groups, it differs. The vehicles will be small and light so that it can be handled easily and safely through the narrow roads of Nepal. It can be a car, minibus, land cruiser, van, Jeep.