"Bhaktapur with the splendid legacy of her fabulous heritage has retained the status of the Cultural Capital of Nepal. Geographically shaped like a conch-shell and geometrically designed onto the Tantric fabric shaped."
Shree Yantra. The town bears its historical origin dating back to early 7th
century A.D. spread over an area of 6.88 sq.km. at 141 meters above sea level and 13 km. east of Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal), Bhaktapur gives shelter to over 80000 People.
The hypnotizing glamour of the Bhaktapurian heritage sites calls the attention of one and all towards the cultural spectacle.
Invasions and natural calamities led to the devastation of most of the glamorous emblems of Human Heritage in Bhaktapur. Yet, the Historical city has plenty to be the pride of her superb artifacts and subtle culture vividly depicted through the monumental remnants.
Predominantly comprised of the pleasantly, painting, carving, masonry, bronze-casting, jewelry, pottery etc. are other traditional enterprises still existing in Bhaktapur. The Hindus and the Buddhists have coexisted in harmony and drawn on inspiration from each other through the ages.
Bhaktapur is a “living heritage” displaying the vibrant depth of the Newari culture. Beyond the City’s rich architectural heritage, everyday traditional life spills out.
- Old city of UNESCO heritage site.
- The best preserved ancient tour
- Explore Newari culture, Activities, Heritage and local Faces.
- See Traditional pottery technique and mud work at the pottery Square
Day-1 Arrival In Kathmandu and Bhaktapur city Tour.
Welcome to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff with the warm welcome and transferred to the hotel with a briefing regarding the Bhaktapur City Tour Resting for an hour explore Bhaktapur Day tour.
The wide-open public square amidst the alluring cluster of exquisite designs around the temples, viharas, palatial buildings, and monumental structures silently welcome the visitors and the onlookers.
Stone sculptures, woodcarvings metal crafts, inclusive of Golden Gate, Art gallery, fifty, fifty-five window’s palace Octagonal structure (Chyasimandap), Batsala Temple, Big bell, Erotica on the Pashupati temple structs are the focal point to visualize upon.
THE GOLDEN GATE:
An unrevealed of Specimen of repose art, the gate dates to 1754 A.D. was built by king Ranajit Mall.
SIDDHI LAXMI TEMPLE:
This temple is also known as “Lohan Dega” because it is made entirely of stone. This Shikhara style temple is guarded by mansion creatures, camels and rhinoceros, horses all of which are extremely rare in the valley.
Lying in two minutes walking distance to the east of pottery Square lined up by the souvenir stores. It suddenly captures the eyes of visitors. The sky scrapping five storied (Nyatapool) Siddhi Laxmi Temple, an excellent texture of Newari engineering glamour and three tired Bhairab Temple across the street, (conserved with the utilization of tourist service fee and people’s participation at an estimation fo Rs. 7.5 million) makes the visitors feel great at a glace.
Named after the triad deities Brahma(creator), Bishnu (preserver) and Mahesh or (emancipator)- Dattatreya square is a lively forum for connoisseurs of wood carving. Both the peacock and lotus windows along the pujari Math are the excellence in wood carving consecrated to humanity representing sixteenth-century technology. The museum of metal crafts with an enormous store of centuries-old utensils is another object of attraction. The Square abounds with numerous souvenir stores every here and there.
Tow outstanding pottery squares- Talako and Samadhi are the living workshops in pottery turning the traditional Wheels inserting physical strength and skill to shape a lump of clay to the desired form allows a charming view. The squares compounded with a living heritage and guarded by real Bhaktapurian dwelling houses makes the visitors feel dwelling houses makes the visitors feel enriched with eye-witness to carry reminiscences back home.
WAKEUP I NARAYAN:
This two storeyed temple is dedicated to the Lord Vishnu. And nowhere else than here would one see four Garudas, the bird vehicle of Lord Vishnu, at a single place.
HANUMAN GHAT (CREMATION PLACE)
This is the holy place where three main holy rivers Tamsa, Bira & Bhadra meet. All Hindus dead bodies are cremated or buried here believing emancipate their soul. Largest Shiva Linga of Nepal Locates in Hanuman Ghat premises with lots of Hindus and Buddhist sculptures.
KAMAL POKHARI (Palawan Pukhu)
Palawan Pukhu, the lotus pond is one of the reminiscences of the evolutionary period representing the history of Kathmandu Valley as it was a great lake. Yet to these days it is producing lotus as a gift to the human kind those who would pay a visit to it. Bhaktapur Municipality had conserved it with the utilization of the fee fund collected from the visitors and well-wishers.
At a distance of a few minutes walks to the north-east of the Dattatreya Square keeps the Navadurga temple awaiting the visitors. Enshrined with the 16th-century Bhairav chariot the window occupies an interesting room for the visitors. The Façade in itself is an object of attraction to the on-lookers. It is also recently renovated by Bhaktapur Municipality with the utilization of tourist entrance fee.
Dedicated to Dipankar the Adi Buddha and built in the 10th century A.D. is one of the five monasteries structures in Bhaktapur. Located in the eastern section of Bhaktapur township the monasteries’ design is pretty close to the living structural heritage of Bhaktapur.
The unique window at Tuchhimala is an excellent example of Newari terra-cotta art. This is believed to have been built in the 16th century.
Constructed at an early medieval period, the Ta- Pukhu had been rehabilitated by Bhaktapur Municipality.
Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes
- Cotton T-shirts
- Water Bottle
- Fleece Pants
- Hat and light gloves
- Wind and waterproof jacket
- A pair of half gloves
- Neck warmer
- Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
- A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
- long sleeve t-shirts
- Thermal Tops according to weather
- wool Jackets or pullover
- Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
- Water and windproof shell jacket
- Thermal underwear (especially trousers) in winter
- windproof and waterproof trousers
- warmer trouser
- Comfortable pants
- Extra casual sport pants
First Aid Kits and Medicines
- A pair of good waterproof and easy boots
- Light shoes and sneaker
- Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
- Blister treatment
- Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
- Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
- Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
- Water purifying pills
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the tour, However, we recommend better to bring your personal first-aid kit as well)
Miscellaneous, but must useable
- 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
- Water bottle & filter
- Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
- Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)
- Comfortable trekking poles
- Best energy dry foods (up to you)
- Power Bank and music players
- Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)