Bhaktapur lies only a short distance from the capital, but it could be another planet, so great is the difference in the atmosphere and sense of history. It really feels, despite the gradual encroachment of satellite dishes, that little has changed here for centuries.
There are so many points of interest between the focal centres of Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square and Dattatraya Square that it would be impossible to detail them all.
A stroll through the town at a leisurely pace, however, will leave you with a sense of awe and enchantment at the beautifully preserved setting, which nevertheless has a prosaic life of its own.
Suggested itinerary featuring Bhaktapur
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Bhaktapur, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Bhaktapur
Places & hotels on the map
Places near Bhaktapur
- Kathmandu Valley less than 5 miles away
- Nagarkot 7 miles away
- Kathmandu 8 miles away
- Dhulikhel 9 miles away
- Terai 47 miles away
- Kurintar 52 miles away
- Chitwan National Park 60 miles away
- Bandipur 65 miles away
- Seti River 68 miles away
- Mende 78 miles away
- Namche Bazaar 80 miles away
- Monjo 80 miles away
- Lukla 80 miles away
- Tashinga 81 miles away
- Pangboche 85 miles away
- Everest Base Camp 90 miles away
- The Everest region 94 miles away
- Pokhara 96 miles away
- Tanchock 104 miles away
- Dhampus 105 miles away
- Birethanti 105 miles away
- Annapurna 108 miles away
- Ghandruk 110 miles away
- Lumbini 134 miles away
- Bardia National Park 241 miles away
Photos of Bhaktapur
Accommodation choices for Bhaktapur
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Bhaktapur. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
The Bhadgaon Guest House is located right on one of Bhaktapur's main squares and is great for exploring the city. The hotel features simple but comfortable guest rooms that are built in a traditional Newari style with plenty of character.
Hotel Heritage in Bhaktapur is an authentic experience of Nepal's ancient cultural heritage.