Patan is a historic city inside Kathmandu valley of Nepal listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal inside Lalitpur district. Patan Durbar Square full of temples, statues, and palaces and, in addition, has the must-see attraction of Patan Museums. Handicrafts of Patan have been a great influence to travelers and a place to buy jewelry, verities of Buddha statues and masks.
To get to this Patan side of Kathmandu Valley you can take public Micro Bus from Ratnapark in Kathmandu or take taxi or Pathao service for more convenient option of travel. However the public transportation is not good in Nepal until this date of 2020 AD.
Once you reach at the sightseeing point you have to pay admission to enter the area. Admission fee for foreigners is Rs1000 (with exception to residents of SAARC countries which should pay Rs100). There are 4 different booths at four corners of the sightseeing point, where you can buy entrance tickets.
The main attraction of Patan is the fortified Palace which was built by malla rulers to rule the country until 1734. The palace is divided into different sections for different purpose – which will be well explained by tourist guide.
Two different museums inside the palace building has centuries old art and artifacts. Sundari Chowk and Mul Chwok are major sites where you will see broader scale of architecture and wood carving skill from the past, which was constructed in 1647 AD.
Some of the major places you can visit in Patan are as follow:
1. Octagonal stone temple of god Krishna
2. A huge bell
3. Golden Temple – away from the Palace perimeter with valuable metal carvings including gold
4. Shankar Narayan temple
5. Statue of Yognarendra
6. Vishwanath temple
7. Bhimsen temple, constructed in 1680
1 Day Trip
Nepal is a small country, so day trip means big exploration in Nepal. There are many day tours as best Nepal tour package. For example – day trip to Everest basecamp is famous as “Everest basecamp helicopter landing tour”. In this basecamp tour you can explore the best of Nepal which millions of people trek for more than 2 weeks to get there.
By far, day tours have been popular in the cities. Pokhara tour or Kathmandu tour are majorly famous as day sightseeing tours. But there are many new and interesting destinations inside the country, yet to be explored. Kathmandu walking tours are some of the major 1 day activity – trending in Nepal holiday.
Also there are many 1 day hiking destinations in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, Chitwan or nearby many other cities of Nepal. These hiking routes are best way to explore Nepal – belter in short time frame. Kathmandu to Everest basecamp helicopter tour is considered as luxury holidays in Nepal, however.
To get the best insight of a day tour – it is recommended to take tour with local guides from local trekking companies or tour agencies in Nepal. Obviously the local folk keep better insights and can show you the hidden gems inside narrow alleys. All the guides in Nepal must be registered in Nepal tourism board and registered guide means trained people.
If you are in Nepal (anywhere) and looking for a day trip nearby – Nepalgram will give you some best options in the location and make sure your get the best experience. Our passionate tour guides and hikers will take you for the best experience in your day tour, hike, adventure or anything you want to experience. For your information – there are many adventure sports nearby cities, which are suitable for day tours in Nepal.
Trekking is one of the major activities among many things to do in Nepal. Apart from hiking tours, there are many other sightseeing tour options in Nepal. However walking tour is a world admired as hiking to Everest or Annapurna region of Nepal Himalaya are famous around the world.
When someone talks about their holidays in Nepal, all imagine they are going to the mountains and it is all about trekking in the Nepal. Believe it, Everest base camp trek is one of the famous bucket list item.
However our trekking tour category has diversity of trekking trips in Nepal. New destination trek to hiking route finding trips in Nepal, are listed under the tour tag of trekking.
Again, as Nepal is a small country with tallest peak of the world Everest, she is famous among hike lovers & nature hikers. Mountainous terrain of Nepal makes lots of ups and down and hiking here is great adventure. Hike in Nepal starts from the altitude of 1100 meter or 1968 feet to 6500 meters or 21320 feet.
Nepal Hiking Altitude profile in general
Lowest altitude for the hiking is from Besisahar which is the gateway of Annapurna Region treks to Annapurna circuit or manalsu circuit hiking and highest altitude that takes you to the height of 6500 meter or 21320 feet to the famous trekking peak called Mera peak. Mera peak starts in Everest region but the peak is on the other side of Everest Base Camp hiking that is in Makalu Barun conservation area. Very few people go for this trekking peak in the Makalu Barun National park.
Trekking in Nepal is under the bucket list of all most the entire traveler around the world. Nepal is famous for trekking activity. But trip extension like Peak climbing, Rafting, Paragliding, Para Hawking, Kayaking, day tours are famous. Nepal has four seasons. All of them are suitable for any of the activity. But each activity needs to design the itinerary as per the season. For example hiking during monsoon in Nepal needs to be short and starts early for the day, like start early stop early. We have lots of hiking package in numerous trekking region of Nepal for all level of fitness. Hiking in Nepal can be short as 3 days and more than a month long.
Day tour or multi day tour which involves visiting different landmarks for different architecture, monuments, nature or wildlife is called sightseeing in Nepal. The famous sightseeing tour for Nepal is Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour for a day. Sightseeing tour are either one day tour or combination of many day tours in a compact package which last for more than one day.
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, Palpa, Chitwan, Bardiya, Jiri are the famous sightseeing destinations of Nepal. But these are very old and explored like 100 years ago. There are many new places of interest for sightseeing tour which Nepalgram has includes in multiday tour itinerary. Places like Chandragiri hills, Rampur, Bandipur are other beautiful landmarks for sightseeing tour in Nepal.
Tour in Nepal has versatile options from low lands in Terai as Lumbini to high Himalaya’s base camps like Everest base camp. Nepalgram has itineraries which includes both Himalayan base camp as well the lower flat sightseeing destinations. This has given travelers a different taste while traveling in South Asia. In the small area of Nepal the mountains and low lands has made this kind of sightseeing tour possible, and because of the size of country these kind of multi-dimensional sightseeing tour doesn’t need many days.
A short holiday or a weekend trip to Nepal might sound short but surely there are verities of experience in Nepal. Traveling will not be time consuming as country is small and landlocked, but if the money is not a issue.
Sightseeing tour also includes bird watching, photography tour, religious tours, jeep tours or motor biking in the off roads of Nepal. The versatile land of Nepal has given wilder as well as luxury prospect of travel inside the small boundary for wider sightseeing and exploration. Nepal is small but diversifies which make sightseeing go wider than you imagine.