Welcome to Panauti


Panauti was also once a trading capital, as revealed by several Rana-era mansions restored by the French government. Squint at the merchants lining the street and you can cast your mind back hundreds of years. But when you open your eyes amid today's widespread decay, you'll undoubtedly feel a twinge of melancholy, for while there are some interesting sights in this Newari town, it was clearly much better off centuries ago.


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Day Trip to Bhaktapur and Panauti from Kathmandu

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionBhaktapur, an important and fascinating World Heritage Site, made up of three large squares filled with shrines, temples and activity; Bhaktapur is the essential Newari city with some of the finest architecture in Nepal. In its heyday (14th-16th centuries) Bhaktapur was the most powerful of the Kathmandu Valley kingdoms and its capital for 300 years.Despite earthquakes and frequent rebuilding, Bhaktapur today retains a medieval feel; its neighborhoods are still caste oriented and centered around the old ponds or tanks (built to store water for drinking, washing and religious ceremonies) and which continue as a social focal point. Local people here are predominantly farmers or engaged in the traditional crafts of pottery, metalwork, art and woodwork which have supported the city since its establishment in the 12th century to service the trade route between Tibet and India and remain active industries. A fascinating place to explore!Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Panauti Community Home Stay.Panauti was a commercial town in medieval time, but now it is very much at clam. With a very well preserved backwater and a fascinating place to explore with interesting temples and impressive Rana mansions which have been restored. There are 03 rivers including Brahmayani, Roshi & Punyabati. This town was derived from the holy river of Punyabati. Here is metal works and agriculture with beautiful rice terrace, where we can see agriculture base culture & lifestyle. Panauti local people celebrate several festival and fairs here. There are stupas , stone art and temples around with beautiful woodcarvings. Panauti offers the beautiful Hindu Temple i.e. Indreshwor Mahadev (12-13 centuries) which has single plinth base, pagoda type with 03 storied, 03 main gates & 06 tundals. The temple dedicated Shiva destructed god in Hindu pantheon. The festival that is most celebrate is like 12 years Makara Mela, Swosthani Purnima & Shivaratri.Duration: 3 hours

$65 Outdoor Activities

Day Hike - Sanga to Panauti

Once you are picked up at the appointed meeting point at 9 am, you will be transported to Sanga, the starting point of the hike, which is just on the eastern edge of the Kathmandu Valley - better renowned for the tallest Shiva statue [one of the third holy Gods in Hinduism] in the world. After a steep ascent for about half an hour, the hike mostly flattens out and takes walkers along ridgelines with steep drops below, views of rice fields and farmland, the beautiful sight of the town, Banepa, on the horizon and spectacular view of the Himalayan range, above. Tamang communities are the indigenous and guardian to this route. 'Tamang' which translates to 'Horse Warriors' in the Tibetan language, used to engage themselves as border patrol in the 8th century to protect Tibet, Tibetan monarchy, and its people. Followers of 'Bon' Dharma, an aspect of Tibetan Buddhism; a much-related culture to the ancient Tibet can be witnessed in this hilly trekking route. However, this hike ends in a completely different cultural destination, Panauti. During the hiking route, already you passed through the Braham's community, who is a member of the highest Hindu caste, but your hike takes a final rest in the Newar community. Renowned for being an artistically blessed ethnicity, Newars have decorated Panauti with the phenomena of master skills of handicraft and metalworks. Enjoy your short visit to the temples of the Panauti, and dine with the family members of the Panauti Community Homestay to call off your beautiful day.

$55 Outdoor Activities

Ranikot Village Hike

One Day Ranikot Village Hiking with Trekking Trail Nepal follow the below Itinerary. Trekking Trail Nepal organized this Ranikot Village Hiking Itinerary by following the local attraction and theme07:00 am: Pick up from the hotel in Kathmandu. We will start our Ranikot Village Walking with 35 minutes drive from your hotel to Suryabinayak.08:00 am: We start our Ranikot village hike after a short visit to one Hindu Temple nearby Suryabinayak.08:15 am: We continues our hiking by crossing small settlement are, by crossing the dense forest and steep up hills we will reach to top of Ranikot View Point by noon.10:00 am: Small lunch break on the hanging resort with picturesque snow-capped Himalayas range, Kathmandu Valley, and green nature. Some local drinks on the top of the Ranikot hill enhance the enjoyment level to refreshing one.10:30 pm: We start hiking down to Rayalay village. Here we can experience rural lifestyle.03:30 pm: By crossing many small villages, exploring traditional walking trail we will reach to Panauti by the end of 4 O‘clock.04:30 pm: After exploring the old town of Newar Community we will take bus drive to Kathmandu.06:00 Arrive in your hotel. Thus Itinerary of Ranikot Village Day Hike ends here.

$85 Kid Friendly

Dhulikhel Namobuddha 1 Day Trek

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Namo Buddha (Stupa), Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionHighlights: Trek from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha – A most beutiful Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal!07.00am: Pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu and drive to Dhulikhel(1550m). NOTE: Kathmandu to Dhulikhel is around 30km and around 40 minutes’ drive.08.00am: Arrive in Dhulikhel and start trek to Namobuddha(1750m)11.00am: You will arrive at Namobuddha. You will have lunch at local restaurant.NOTE: You will visit the Namobuddha Monastery, Namobuddha View Point and Namobuddha Temple.01.00pm: Continue the hike for 2.5 hours to Panauti (1340).Descriptions: Panauti is a small town, which also called the town with 40 temples dedicated to difference deities and will held 28 festivals throughout the year. The town is filled with temples and religious buildings.The biggest temple is the three-storied temple named Indreshwar Mahadev which stands tall at the middle of a courtyard paved with brick.04.00pm: Drive to Kathmandu from Panauti, the time to reach Kathmandu from Panauti will be around 40 minutes.NOTES:Total kilometer for the Dhulikhel Namobuddha 1 day trek is 20km.The average time you will be doing trekking is 6 hours.The highlights of this Dhulikhel Namobuddha 1 day trek from Kathmandu is Newari Village, temples, Gompa, and the beutiful himalayas range of mountains which will enable you to see Langtang Lirung (7227m), Gauri Shankar(7134m) , Melungtse (7181m) , Numbur (5945m) and etc.Duration: 10 hours

$250 Kid Friendly

Nagarkot Dhulikhel Sightseeing, Treks & Tours 3 Days 2 Nights

ItineraryDay 1: Day 1: Kathmandu to Nagarkot TrekStop At: Nagarkot Hiking, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region00.00am: Pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu, and we will start our Nagarkot Trek by driving to Jarsingpauwa.01.00pm Arrive in Jarsingpauwa. Start the Nagarkot Trek.Description: Jarsing Pauwa to Nagarkot is easy trekking route. You will have little bit uphill trekking at the final stage. It will offer the panoramic views of the Everest ranges of mountains on your left hand side. This is very peaceful trekking area. You will find many school kids and villagers during your trek.NOTE: You only have to carry your own belongings such as cash, camera, water bottle, sunglasses, chocolates etc. This is a 4 hours short trek near Kathmandu. Your big luggage will be transferred to your hotel in Nagarkot by your driver. You will trek with your trekking guide.04.30pm: Arrive in Nagarkot hotel. Check in. You will have tea/coffee until sunset.05.00pm: Sunset will be from 5pm to 7pm. It is depends upon season.07.00pm: Dinner at hotel. After dinner, free & easy at own leisure.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Nagarkot Sunshine Hotel 3* or similar class hotelDay 2: Day 2: Nagarkot to DhulikhelStop At: Gaia Holiday Home ,Dhulikhel,05.00am: Wake up and prepare for the Everest Sunrise. NOTE: You can see the panorama sunrise view of snow-capped mountains from hotel roof top. You will see the spectacular views of Everest and Langtang range of mountains.07.30am: Check out, pick up from your hotel, and we will visit: Nagarkot View Tower.Descriptions: Nagarkot has the widest views of the Himalayas in the Kathmandu valley (8 x Himalayan ranges of Nepal out of 13 from here). The ranges include Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Mahalangur range (Everest range) and Numbur range with views of the Kathmandu valley and Shivapuri National Park.*** Today, we will visit Dhulikhel , then to Namobuddha Monastery and to Panauti then back to Dhulikhel.10.00am: We will start a short trek from Nagarkot to Sanga, which will take around 2 hours. NOTE: Sanga is the home to the tallest Shiva statue in the world. NOTE: If don’t want to trek, we can take the car.12.00pm: Arrive in Sanga, we will pick you up and will drive to Namobuddha via Dhulikhel.01.00pm: Arrive at Namobuddha. You will visit the Namobuddha Monastery, Namobuddha View Point and Namobuddha Temple.NOTE: Lunch en route at local restaurant at own expenses.03.00pm: We will drive to Panauti – a small UNESCO town, which also called the town with 40 temples dedicated to difference deities and will held 28 festivals throughout the year. The town is filled with temples and religious buildings.We will visit:1) Khware or Tribeni Ghat – This is the first sight you will see when you travel from Namo Buddha to Panauti, right before you enter the Panauti Town. This shrine area located between the Punyamati and Roshi streams, a lot of ducklings (a lot means a few thousands) swimming and playing at the river. Khware has been regarded as a tirtha (place of sacred power), every year, in Janaury, Khware will draw hundreds to thousands of people to come here for the holy bath. They will block the river and make a big pond for the ritual.2) Indreswor Temple Square – stands tall at the middle of a courtyard paved with brick. Similar to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. NOTE: Entrance fees at own expenses.05.00pm: Drive to Dhulikhel from Panauti, the time to reach Kathmandu from Panauti will be around 1 hour.06.00pm: Check in to your hotel in Dhulikhel. Welcome drink. Tour ends. NOTE: Dinner at own expenses.Duration: 11 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Gaia Holiday Home 3* or similar class hotelDay 3: Day 3: Dhulikhel to Kathmandu/next destinationStop At: Thamel, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region07.00am: Breakfast at hotel.Free & easy until pick up to next destination to Kathmandu.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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Daily motorbike ride

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productBeautiful ride to the hidden corners of the valley and beyond. It can include a lot of places like Sundarijal Chisapani, Nagarkot hill, Kulekhani, Chitlang, Daman viewpoint, Chobhar Pharping, Champadevi, Budhanilkantha, Nagarjun National Park, Namo Buddha, Dhulikhel, Godavari, Phulchowki hill, Kakani hill, Chandragiri hill, Lakuri Bhanjyang, Panauti, Balthali, Tokha Kavresthali, Bandipur, Pokhara, Gorkha Manakamana, Chitwan, Lumbini, Hetauda, Birgunj, Dolalghat Dolakha, Melamchi Hydropower, Besisahar, Lamjung, etc. Please choose your own destinations. All of the new ideas and places of interest are welcome. Let's go for the ride.Pass By: Sundarijal Water Falls, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region