Bhaktapur & Changu Narayan Temple Tour

Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgaon means ‘City of Devotees’ and is the best preserved of all the cities in the Kathmandu Valley. Bhaktapur is located to the east of Kathmandu, and takes about 45 minutes to reach, although if you are staying at Nagarkot or Dhulikhel it is closer. Bhaktapur was an old Newar city-state, and like Kathmandu and Patan has a superb Durbar Square at its centre. The main highlight is the impressive 55-window palace, built by the Malla King in the 18th century. Taumadhi Square lies to the east of Bhaktapur’s Durbar Square, and contains the impressive Nyatapol Temple, possibly the finest example of any of its kind in the Kathmandu Valley. As you walk up the steps to the temple, you will see figures of deities and mythical beasts, each ten times more powerful than the one before. Dattatreya Temple is located in a square of the same name, and the roads surrounding it are great to just walk around a see local life all around you. If you like local handicrafts, then do pop into the Woodworking Museum and the Brass and Bronze Museum. You will continue to Potter’s Square, where the pottery is still produced. As Lord Ganesh is the patron saint of potters, you will see a temple dedicated to him here. The Changu Narayan Temple dates from the 4th century, but was rebuilt after a fire in the early 18th century. Dedicated to Vishnu, it is a great place to wander around with the added benefit of excellent views over the Kathmandu Valley.

Itineraries

Cleansing Body and Soul in Nepal

Kathmandu - Annapurna Trek - Dhulikhel  

There are fewer better destinations than Nepal for cleansing both body and soul; and we promise you will return back glowing! Combine three nights in Kathmandu, a four-day trek and then a five-night spa break at Dwarika's Dhulikhel.

14 days from £3830 p. p.

A Luxury Honeymoon to Bhutan & Thailand

Dhulikhel - Punakha - Paro - Bangkok - Koh Yao Noi  

Bhutan and Thailand offers the perfect mix of amazing culture with an indulgent beach to end, perfect for a luxury honeymoon.

14 days from £6150 p. p.

Honeymoon to Nepal and Oman

Kathmandu - Pokhara - Dhulikhel - Muscat  

Nepal and Oman is a perfect honeymoon combination, blending an colourful dash of culture, adventure and beach. Head in the mountains of Nepal before kicking back on the beaches of the Arabian Sea.

14 days from £2700 p. p.

Nepal Overland

Kathmandu - Nuwakot - Bandipur - Annapurna Trek - Pokhara - Chitwan - Kurintar - Dhulikhel  

A journey by road allows you see so much more than flying from place to place. You will pass through remote villages and towns, seeing the way of life far away from the main tourist routes.

16 days from £2795 p. p.

Luxury Tour of Nepal and Bhutan

Kathmandu - Annapurna Trek - Punakha - Paro - Dhulikhel  

Snow-capped mountains, Buddhist Monasteries, trekking and historic cities await you on a luxury private tour of Nepal and Bhutan, a perfect combination that makes the most of your time in the mountains.

14 days from £3750 p. p.

Luxury Heli-Hiking in Nepal

Kathmandu - Everest - Mustang - Annapurna - Langtang - Dhulikhel  

If you are looking for the ultimate luxury adventure to Nepal, then it has to include helicopters! Delve into remote corners of the Himalayas that take weeks to reach on foot.

10 days from £10795 p. p.

Nepal’s Golden Triangle

Kathmandu - Pokhara - Chitwan National Park - Dhulikhel  

This classic itinerary combines Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan National Park, taking your time to sit back and enjoy the views, without needing to head off trekking in the mountains.

13 days from £3090 p. p.

Classic Nepal

Kathmandu - Annapurna Trek - Pokhara - Bandipur - Seti River Rafting - Chitwan - Dhulikhel  

This itinerary to Nepal has it all; exploring Kathmandu, a trek in the mountains, rafting down the Seti River, wildlife in Chitwan and relaxation at the end of the trip.

14 days from £2320 p. p.

Nepal Trekking Holiday

Kathmandu - Annapurna Trek - Pokhara - Dhulikhel  

This is the ultimate Nepal Trekking Holiday. The mountain scenery of Nepal is impossibly spectacular, combine Kathmandu with a five day trek in the Annapurna Range and some R&R in Pokhara.

11 days from £1775 p. p.

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