Bhaktapur & Nagarkot
Explore the ancient city of Bhaktapur and watch a stunning panorama of peaks unfold as the sun rises over the Himalayas
Bhaktapur, literally translates to Place of devotees. It is one of the 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. The others are Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and Patan.
Bhaktapur is rich in architectural beauty, filled with ancient Hindu and Buddhist religious sites, palaces and courtyards where you can easily spend days absorbing the traditions and culture of the Newars.
If you would like to see the Himalayan mountains in all their glory, Nagarkot is the place to be! This tiny village perched at the edge of Kathmandu Valley, gives one of the widest panoramas of the Himalayan ranges - on a clear day you can spot 8 out of the 13 Himalayan ranges, including Annapurna, Langtang and Everest Himalaya ranges - without even leaving your hotel.
What to see & do
Walking Tour of Bhaktapur
We take a morning walking tour of the city exploring Hindu and Buddhist temples, pagodas, and monuments, including Potter's Square and the stunning 55 window wood-carved palace in Durbar Square.
Shopping in Bhaktapur
Bhaktapur has a wide range of Newar handicrafts including paubha scroll paintings, papier-mâché masks, cotton cloth, woodcarvings, metalwork, jewelry, Mandela paintings and ceramic products.