Bungmati and Khokana:
About 6km. South of Patan lies the two medieval villages of Bungmati and Khokana. To reach these villages one has to follow the straight road from the Tibetan refugee Camp on Jawalakhel. About 5000 people live in Bungmati and 3000 inhabitants in Khonkana. Most of the people are Newars. From Khokana, Bungmati is 15 minutes walk. In these villages, one can see typical Newari houses. Also, these villages are popular for chilly and mustard oil. The best time to visit Bungmati and Khokana is in October and November because at that time the whole village looks colorful. They hand red chilly garland from the top floor to the ground floor in the whole village. Most of the farmers in these villages are either involved in spinning or oil pressing business. The mustard oil of Khokana is still popular in Kathmandu valley.
Attractions of patan
Kumbeshwor temple in Patan and Nyatapole temple in Bhaktapur are the only temples in the Valley with five roofs, with the exception of the round five-tiered Pancha Mukhi Hanuman of Kathmandu’s Hanuman Dhoka Palace. This temple of Lord Shiva was built during the reign of King Jayasiddhi Malla. Later a golden finial was added to it. A religious fair is held here on the Janai Poornima day in August.
Three Main Chowks
The main attraction of Patan Durbar square is the ancient Royal Palace indeed. It consists of three main chowks, Sundari Chowk and Mani Keshab Narayan Chowk. In the northeastern corner of the Mul Chowk is the three-storied octagonal temple of Taleju Bhawani Built by King Shree Niwas Malla in 1667. The Sundari Chowk holds in its center a masterpiece of stone sculptures popularity known as Royal bath. Between the central Mul Chowk and Mani Keshab Narayan Chowk lies a temple of Degu Taleju looking out into the main square.
About 10mins walk from Patan Dubar Square lies this Buddhist temple made of high-quality bricks in which thousands of images of Lord Buddha are engraved. The Terracotta structure is one of the 14th-century Nepalese architectural masterpieces. It was constructed by an architect named Avaya Raj.
Rudra Barna Mahavihar
this unique Buddhist monastery complex contains an amazing collection of five images and statues in metal, stone, and wood. Many Kings in ancient times were crowned in this monastery. Many of the treasures offered by the devotees can be seen here even today.
It was established towards the beginning of the 6th century to house an idol of Lord Buddha. The Mahavihar was reconstructed not too long ago. It has altogether 30 rooms in this complex including, “Dhyankuti” research room, Training room, library and review room guest room and so on. Situated behind the Ashoka Stupa at Pulchowk, the Mahavihar commands a beautiful view of Kathmandu Valley.
Temples of Red Machhendranath and Minnath
The temple of Red Machhendra Nath, built-in 1408 A.D is situated at Tabahal. Red Machhendra also is known as Avolokiteshwor is housed here in for six months and another temple of Min Nath is situated at Tangal which is supposed to be older than the temple of Red Machhendra Nath.
Hiranya Varna Mahavihar ( Golden Temple)
This three-story golden pagoda of Shakyamuni (Lord Buddha) was built in the 21st century by King Bhaskar Verma, it is located in the courtyard of Kwabahal. Inside the upper story of this pagoda, placed on the pedestal, are the white image of Amoshpash Lokeshwor and a large prayer wheel. There is a wealth of gems like beautiful carving on its walls and painting depicting a complete life history of Buddha.
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1. How fit do I have to travel this trip? Is it difficult?
This trip is for all age group people. So, it is not a difficult trip.
2. I’m a solo traveler; Can I join the group or travel solo this trip Via your company?
It totally depends on your wish that you want to travel solo or with Group. If you can want to travel with the Group, send us an email with your preferred date to take this trip.
If you want to travel solo, then we will arrange your trip as per your preferred date and facility.
3. When is the Suitable time to travel this trip?
All the time is Suitable for cultural and sightseeing tour as Nepal is weather blessed county. But, the Best time to travel this trip is anytime between September- December, and March-May. You can also take a trip in January and February if you want to travel in a less crowded period.
4. What sort of accommodation will be provided to us on the trip?
We provide the two-star or three-star category hotel in Kathmandu and other cities. But you can upgrade the service to the five-star hotel too by paying an additional charge.
5. What sort of food will be provided to us on the trip?
As the tour started from the Kathmandu, you can get all kind of food in the restaurant of Kathmandu. You will be served with the food of your choice during the whole trip as you can find the restaurants serving the foods like American, Continental, Mexican, Chinese and so on.
6. What mode of transportation will be provided to us on the trip?
According to our pre-planned trip package, you will be provided with the private tourist vehicle. You can also add up airway transportation with an additional charge.
7. Can I add the extra days to my trekking route?
Yes, you can add the extra days to explore the destination. But, you must pay the extra charge to the company to cover your expenses for the accommodation, food, transportation, and the charge of the Guide for the extra days.
8. What are the alternative destinations for sightseeing and cultural tour?
If you are seeking for the alternative destination beside this tour, you can choose Bardia Tour, Chitwan Tour, Bauddhanath Tour, Pashupatinath Tour, Kathmandu-Chitwan-Lumbini-Pokhara Tour, Lumbini Tour, Kathmandu-Chitwan-Pokhara Tour, Pokhara Valley Tour, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour which are amazing sightseeing and cultural tour.
9. How do I book this trip with your company?
At first, you must fill-up the form with your personal detail and trip detail with the date you preferred to start the trip, then you must send the 30% advance trip payment to our company in our bank account to secure your booking. But, if you cancel the trip then 10% advance trip payment will be non-refundable and 20% will be refunded on your account.
On receiving your 30% advance trip payment and following personal document like a passport with scanned or photocopy, along with booking forms, then we will send you a full confirmation letter with the deposit as well as receipt of advance trip payment.
You can deposit advance trip payment through the bank account or Visa card, Master Card. And you can clear the remaining payment after you arrive at Kathmandu, Create Himalaya Office.
Patan Durbar Square is renowned as one of the most cultural and historical cities in Patan and is full of amazing architecture and places of significance. As the Metropolitan City of Lalitpur " Patan" has a population of 226,728 as per the 2011 census. This wonderful city lies in the south-central part of Kathmandu Valley and the area has maintained it's heritage and culture to date.
What Can be expected...???
Patan Durbar Square and its surroundings reflect the ancient Newari architecture. The palace has three main courtyards, the central and the oldest is Mul Chowk. To the west of the Patan Durbar Square, there are a dozen free-standing temples of various sizes and styles. The Krishna Temple, Bhimsen Temple, the Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna Mahavira and Sundari Chowk mark the architectural excellence of its era. The Sundari Chowk with the sunken bath of Tusha Hiti, contains exquisite wood carvings, stone, and metal sculpture. Patan Durbar Square is also the house of Taleju Bhawani, a temple.
→ Collection of historical arts and statues from 17th Century
→ Just 5Km from Kathmandu Valley
→ Impressive Five-story pagoda temple Vishwakarma Temple
→ Observe a stoned temple with over 1000 images of Buddha.
→ Famous for Newari culture, art, and architecture.
Included in the Cost
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Create Himalaya Adventure. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary. However, this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Create Himalaya Adventure. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.