Founded in the third century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty and later expanded by the Licchavis in the sixth century, the ancient city of Patan is best known for its rich cultural heritage, particularly its tradition of arts and crafts. A tour to Patan provides an opportunity to experience some of the finest art and architecture of Nepal as well as ancient Buddhist temples including the Mahabuddha Temple. The Durbar Square of Patan contains some of the finest urban architecture in all of Nepal. As a traditional center of handicrafts, Patan is a great place to purchase jewelry, statues, masks etc. After a guided tour, you will have free time to explore the beauty of Patan on your own or check out the shops for souvenirs.
After exploring Patan, you will then be taken to the outskirts of the city to visit the ancient villages of Bungmati and Khokana.
Situated on the southern edge of the Kathmandu valley, Bungmati and Khokana still abide in ancient tradition as a way of life and exemplify the true beauty of close knit communities still living in an age-old culture and civilization.
This tour is available Tuesdays and Thursdays departing HBMC in Naxal at 9am, returning at 4pm. Prices include transport and guide. Price does not include entrance fees to World Heritage sites.
3 – 5 pax: @ US $36.00 per person
6 – 9 Pax: @ US $19.00 per person
10 – 12 Pax: @ US $11.00 per person
Please call 9808 296 590 to book and check availability. HBMC reserves the right to cancel the tour if less that 4 people book.
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