three ancient kingdoms tour from kathmanduthree ancient kingdoms tour from kathmandu

Three Ancient Kingdoms

  • Duration8 Hours
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Group Size Max 25
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu

Before what is now Kathmandu, there were several Newari kingdoms throughout the Kathmandu area.  Our Three Ancient Kingdoms tour offers an in-depth exploration of several of these kingdoms:  Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.  The elegant Newari kingdoms were built roughly five hundred years ago and much of the intricate architecture still exists.  For many years, these places served as palaces for kings.
Kathmandu Durbar Square held the palaces of the Malla and Shah Kings who held rule over the city.  Though there are reportedly no official written archives of the history of the construction of Kathmandu Durbar Square, it is credited to Sankharadev (1069-1083).  

Patan Durbar Square is situated in the city center of Lalitpur in Patan. The main attraction is the ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings lived.  It is a marvel of Newar architecture.  Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the royal palace of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom.  Located just 13km outside of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur is full of ostentatious temples, ornate gates, and other architectural wonders.  Some of the remnants at each Durbar Square were destroyed during the 2015 earthquake, though renovations are taking place to preserve and protect what is left.

Our tour guides will give you the lowdown on these must-see tour destinations, rich in medieval history.  The intricate designs, fascinating statues, and various symbols spark many questions for tourists.  Each Durbar Square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and they are full of cultural, spiritual, and historical significance.   We will take you to each of destination in our private vehicles for your convenience.  Come see the incredible skills of the Newari artists and craftsmen from centuries ago! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

  • Wood and Architecture.
  • World Heritage sites.
  • Ancient heritage of 3 Cities (Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur).
  • Temples, People, Food, and Culture.
  • Museums etc.. 


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The three ancient kingdoms tour starts at 8; am in the morning. Our guide will come to pick from your hotel. The tour ends about 4-5 pm but depends on traffic.

    Cost Details
    • Culture expert guide.
    • Private transportation.
    • Guide salary, allowance. 
    • Entrance fees to enter the monuments. (35 $)
    • Tips for guide/driver.
    • Snacks, bar bills etc..
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    Festival and Events

    We are suggesting some of the biggest and most interesting festivals of Nepal which are celebrated in the capital city Kathmandu and in various parts of Nepal. You can plan a Nepal vacation accordingly so you can experience more Nepalese cultures and participate the festive events. 

    Dashian Festival "Inside Nepal"

    The longest and most significant celebration in Nepal is Dashain. The ten-day event honors the triumph of good over evil. Equal numbers of Hindus and Buddhists participate in the holiday. Dashain is a time for gathering with family and friends to rejoice. It's a joyful, peaceful, and joyful time.  Festival Dates Oct 15, 2023 – Tue, Oct 24, 2023.

    Indra Jatra Festival Kathmandu

    Indra and his mother Dagini are honored during the eight-day joyful festival of the Newari community in the Kathmandu Valley in order to obtain their blessing for the upcoming harvest. The chariots of living goddess Kumari, Ganesh, and Bhairav will be the main attraction of the festival also the Lakhey and many cultural mask dances around Kathmandu Durbar Square. Lord Indra is a particularly revered deity in Hindu societies where a good harvest is crucial since he has an avatar as the god of rain. Festival dates are 28 September 2023 to 2nd October 2023

    Holi Festival in Nepal

    Holi is a festival celebrated for the final victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring after the festivals of Dashain and Tihar. Foreign and domestic visitors will throw colored water and dry powder at one other during this vibrant celebration to convey their heartfelt greetings and best wishes. Holi Festival date Mar 25, 2024

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