Bhaktapur Sightseeing & Sunset View from Nagarkot Blog

  • Jul 27, 2020
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                                             Sunset view from the 5-storeyed Nyatapola temple at Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

 

Sightseeing in Bhaktapur and Sunset in Nagarkot is a full day tour near Kathmandu which can be extended to another 2 or 3 days if required. This Bhaktapur Sightseeing and Nagarkot Sunset tour is very popular among those tourists who returned back after completing other formal trips of Nepal or for the tourists who have very less time to spend in Nepal. Even this trip can be customized and make little longer utilizing full one day, in this way:-

  • Sunrise View in the morning
  • Visit Changunarayan or hiking up to Changaunarayan
  • Bhaktapur Sightseeing
  • Sunset View in the evening

And, also the trip can be customized with shorting little time in this way:-

  • Sunrise View in the morning
  • Visit Changunarayan
  • Bhaktapur Sightseeing

If you have your return flight in the same day you still can complete this trip and reach airport as per your schedule, in this way:-

  • Sunrise View in the morning
  • Visit Changunarayan or Bhaktapur Sightseeing and drive to airport.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square 

 

Bhaktapur is the third largest city of Kathmandu valley after Kathmandu and Patan (Lalitpur). Bhaktapur city is full of arts, crafts, culture and festivals and was founded years ago by Malla Kings. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is third durbar square in Kathmandu valley and it was built in 15th century. Bhaktapur is known as Bhadagaun or Khwopa in native languages.

Bhaktapur Sightseeing and Sunset view at Nagarkot, starts from visiting Bhaktapur durbar square. It is listed in the UNESCO world heritage site. Other palaces along with a 55-window palace, golden temple, Tamaudi, Nyatpol temple, pond along with living history and a typical Newari city is major attractions of the trip. You can have a typical Newari cuisine which is very popular amongst Nepalese people. After the visit of Bhaktapur, you can have your lunch and move to Nagarkot to catch a sunset view from Nagarkot Hill. Nagarkot is very much popular for sunrise and sunset view. You also can see the beautiful views of mountains including Mount Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and many others.

 

Nagarkot

Nagarkot hill situated at an elevation of 2,195m, often recognized as popular scenic spot of Bhaktapur district. Nagarkot hill is offers a mesmerizing sunrise view over the stunning Himalayan ranges including Annapurna, Ganesh and Mt. Everest. Nagarkot hill is located 33 km east from Kathmandu approx 2 hours drive from Thamel via private car. Nagarkot hill also offers breathtaking views of the entire Kathmandu valley, Nagarkot village as well as green dense forest.

Sunrise view from Nagarkot

 

Changunarayan

Changu Narayan temple is the oldest temple of Nepal which is listed in the World Heritage Site UNESCO. It is located in Changu village at Bhaktapur district. This temple was built in 3500 AD by Lichhavi Dynasty in pagoda style. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is made with local varieties and woods with the various arts of god and goddess in pillars of the temple.

Just beside the Changu Narayan temple there is one another important temple called Chinnamasta where people use to sacrifice animals like chickens, ducks, male goats, lambs and many more when their wishes get fulfilled. The river called Manahara flows beside the hill. There are four entrance gates in Temple and the gates are guarded by life-size pairs of animals such as lions, seraphs, griffins and elephants on each side of the entrance. According to locals, when you perceive the Changu Narayan temple you can discern the absolute cultural development of the Kathmandu valley.

Changunarayan Temple