Free walking tour Bhaktapur: the living museum

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Italian
Guru: Prabin
Registered on August 17, 2022

Hi, I'm Prabin Bati. I am from Bhaktapur, Nepal. I am Nepalese government certified professional Tour Guide. I have been involved in tourism since 2012. I am a native of Kathmandu valley. I am doing my masters in Nepalese culture, History. If you are interested in Nepalese culture, history, and lifestyle I will be the best guy for you. Lets experience the best moment in Nepal in a most authentic way. Eager to meet you and exploring the ancient town together. Thank you

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Bhaktapur is the ancient capital of the Malla Kingdom from 12th century till mid 17th century. It is located in the east of Kathmandu some 13 km.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is listed as the UNESCO heritage site.
It is the living museum to watch the traditional lifestyle of the Newar people
. You may encounter festivals and many more. it is a peaceful and culturally rich city. the architecture is so unique that you will be amazed. we will be seeing various local industries, lots of temples, palaces and very ancient monuments.
The popular site in this town is Palace area, Nyatapole Temple, and Pottery Square. It is popular for King Curd which you should try once. if you are a foodie then you should try the local ethnic Newari food which could be spicy (in local shops) but you will definatly love it.
There are many legends, stories, and ancient monuments that I would like to share with you. you should definitely take this tour to experience real Nepali life.

Time and tour itinerary:

  • Meet at Durbar square main Entrance (Ticket Counter), explore the Palace area (00:00-30:00hrs)
  • Explore pottery square, Nyatapole Temple Square (00:30-01:00 hrs)
  • Heritage walk up to Dattatraya Square with beautiful alleys, temples, courtyards. (01:00-01:30 hrs)
  • --tea break--
  • Walk back to the bus station,  we will be seeing the ancient way of lifestyle of the indigenous Newar people. We can try local authentic newari food if you want. I will be sharing many legends, myths, story about festivals, beliefs, our culture, practice, and many more. (01:30-02:30 hrs)
  • Entrance ticket cost NPR 1800 or $15
  • Note: client need to pay the entrance ticket fee

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  • Meeting point:
    MCCG+XX3, Bhaktapur 44800, Nepal
    MCCG+XX3, Bhaktapur 44800, Nepal

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Sonia 02 Jun 2023
Nord de Palma District

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
It was a good experience. He answered to all our questions related to the Hinduism and Budism, and told us about the story, lifestyle and main monuments of the city!
Ulrike 23 May 2023

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Travelled in group - May 2023
I highly recommend to join the tour with Prabin. It was one of the best I had. He is very knowledgeable and speaks good English, so it was easy to follow. We had many questions that he could answer. He took a lot of time to show us around the Old Town, also through some more hidden alleys that we might otherwise not have discovered. We could also try some traditional Newari food like the King's Curd. Thank you for this great tour!
Sina 26 Apr 2023

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
Really insightful and interesting tour through bhaktapur! definitely recommended!
Elsbeth 14 Apr 2023
Stokers Siding

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Travelled alone - Apr 2023
Thanks for sharing tranquil spots off the beaten track.
Fran... 14 Apr 2023

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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