Patan Tours

Located just across the Bagmati River from Kathmandu sits Patan, one of Nepal’s largest cities, and with a rich tradition of local art and handicrafts, it’s a must-see for shoppers. Like Kathmandu, Patan has its own Durbar Square, a central plaza surrounded by an array of temples and palace buildings. While you’re wandering the square, don’t miss the excellent collection at the museum housed within one of the ancient palace buildings, as well as the stone temple dedicated to the god Krishna that dates back to 1647.

While the dozens of other temples scattered throughout Patan are well worth visiting, the main draw here is the shopping. Many notable local artists hail from Patan, and the city’s shops are known for their metal and carved wood handicrafts in particular. You can also buy traditional Tibetan paintings, called Thanka and books from a couple shops that carry an English language selection.

If you find yourself turned off by the chaos and crowds of Thamel in nearby Kathmandu, consider basing yourself in Patan instead. You’ll find a handful of budget to mid-range lodging options as well as dozens of cafes and restaurants to choose from.

Please note that Patan suffered significant damages in the earthquakes and subsequent aftershocks in Nepal in late April and early May 2015. Authorities have said they will do all they can to restore historic and cultural sites in Nepal and are assessing the extent of damages.
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Private Kathmandu Temples and Palace Day Tour

See the temples of Kathmandu on a private tour of Nepal's bustling capital. Immerse in the rich architecture of Patan Durbar Square and Swayambhunath stupa (aka Monkey Temple), both UNESCO World Heritage sites. View the old royal palace and hear about the former Kathmandu Kingdom from your personal guide. Visit highlights such as Boudhanath stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. Lunch and round-trip transport by private vehicle are included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Day Tour: Patan and Bhaktapur from Kathmandu

See the treasures of the ancient medieval cities of Patan and Bhaktapur on a private 6-hour tour from Kathmandu. View Newari architectural gems in Patan Durbar Square, and visit a Tibetan handicraft center. Then continue to Bhaktapur Durbar Square where you see highlights like the 55-Window Palace, Golden Gate, and Potter's Square. Your guide shares the history of the Kathmandu Valley and the impact of the 2015 earthquake in the region.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu including Swayambunath Stupa

This full-day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu will take you to the captivating Kathmandu City, Swayambunath Stupa and the Patan City. Through this tour, you will explore these landmarks accompanied with a personal guide who will be well-versed with the religious, historical and cultural significance of each location.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Patan and Bhaktapur Private Sightseeing Tour

Ideally suited for travelers short on time, this enriching tour of Patan and Bhaktapur covers all the top highlights of both centuries-old former kingdoms. Discover the pinnacle of Newari architecture with a peek at traditional stone carvings and ancient Malla temples in two distinct, well-preserved city centers. Tours include a private guide, free time to shop for local handicrafts and comfortable, and round-trip transportation from your Kathmandu hotel.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Temples and Stupas Tour in Kathmandu Valley

Spare yourself the hassle of haggling with cab drivers on this time-saving small-group tour. Experience three of Kathmandu’s signature sights: the royal palaces and temples of Durbar Square, the Hindu structures and cremation places at Pashupatinath Temple, and the Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath. The day includes transport and guiding but excludes entrance fees.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Full-Day Tour of Three Durbar Squares in Kathmandu Valley

Explore three UNESCO World Heritage Sites near Kathamndu on a private full-day tour with your own personal guide. Learn about Nepal's culture, religions, and architecure as you visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Take in stunning temples, palaces, and carvings in wood and stone that were crafted by Newar artisans several centuries ago, and hear how the 2015 earthquake affected the region. Includes private guide and vehicle, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Kathmandu Valley.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Small-Group Day Tour of Kathmandu

There’s no need to haggle with rickshaw drivers or push taxi drivers to use the meter on this comprehensive day tour of Kathmandu’s top four attractions, the perfect introduction for first-time visitors. Exploring with a guide in a small group, discover Nepal’s vibrant religious culture as you tour Pashupatinath Hindu temple, Swayambhunath Buddhist stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and the regal buildings of Durbar Square.
  • Duration: 1 day
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City tour of Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square

See some of the finest ancient royal palaces of the Kathmandu Valley on this small-group day trip to Bhaktapur, a medieval capital of the Newar kingdom. Marvel at the temples and royal palace of the UNESCO-listed Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Then pass through Dattatreya Square and Nyatpole Temple Square en route to Patan Durbar Square, another World Heritage site located in the city of Lalitpur. Visit the Patan Museum for a look at Newari art with your informative guide before departing the ‘city of fine arts’ for Kathmandu.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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4-Hour Swayambhunath and Patan Durbar Square Tour from Kathmandu

Discover ancient sites around Kathmandu on a 4-hour tour with your own private guide and driver. Learn about Nepal's history, and Hindu and Buddhist religions as you visit Swayambhunath Temple and Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was damaged during the earthquakes that hit Nepal in 2015.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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