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About the guru Suresh
Hello! I am Suresh Bhandari born and grew up in Dhading district of Nepal. I have been working in Travel and Tourism since 2002 initially worked as a porter, guide later on working as Trekking & Tour Operator and did all major trekking in Nepal. I do tackle with if any obstacles in the mountains. After long years working with different guests from different countries, I ... More »
Hello! I am Suresh Bhandari born and grew up in Dhading district of Nepal. I have been working in Travel and Tourism since 2002 initially worked as a porter, guide later on working as Trekking & Tour Operator and did all major trekking in Nepal. I do tackle with if any obstacles in the mountains. After long years working with different guests from different countries, I cultivate good experiences about traveling. I completed a Master’s Degree in English literature. So I like literature, history and cultures. I speak English, Nepali, Hindi, and a few French and Chinese. I have boundless knowledge of the Himalayas, natural diversity, different flora and fauna cultural varieties of the Himalayas. I did all the major trekking routes in Himalayas Nepal like Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, Mustang, Dhaulagiri, Dolpo and many more. I have also visited a few countries like Thailand, Honking, Bhutan, Tibet India. I contribute to the protection and preservation of beautiful nature and culture for future generations. I do focus on Eco-tourism with Eco-friendly practices and a strong belief in improvement in the lives of local people by providing them maximum benefits of tourism. Now I am working tour operator in Sunrise Adventure Trek and I'm also trekking and tour leader of our company. You can meet me in Thamel, Kathmandu or just let me know I will come to meet your place and will enjoy tour. Everyone is welcome to join free walking tour see you in Kathmandu, thank you !
About the tour
Bhaktapur is much larger and more spacious than Kathmandu's and much less crowded with temples than Patan. Bhaktapur Durbar square is one of the seven UNESCO world heritage sites located in the Kathmandu valley. Some of the most popular monuments golden gate, peacock window and Nyatapola temple are main attractions. Victorian illusrations show that it was that it was once packed with the monasteries,temples and artistic building, almost one third of which were dsetroyed by the earthquake of 1934. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square contains many temples and others architectural ones like Lion Gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, the picture gallery, the Golden gate, Nyatapola temple (Built in 1702 AD), the palace of 55 windows (Built in 1700 AD), Dattatraya temple (Built in 1427 AD), Bhairabnath temple (Built in 1718A AD), the Batsala temple and the Bell of the Barking Dogs and many other ancient monuments.
Before the unification of Nepal, Bhaktapur was an independent principality ruled by the Malla Kings, who were very much devoted to religion, culture and art. During the period many magnificent temples and mansions were built. This period is remembered as golden period in the Nepalese art and remains a unique example. The ancient Royal palace is remarkable and an excellent example of 18th century architecture made by king Bhupatindra Malla whose statue stands in front of the Golden Gate. Around the Durbar square the curio shops, woods and stone carvings, thangkas have become a good attraction.
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