Lack of time, not a trekking or hiking enthusiast or whatever be the reason, if you have a day for yourself and want to figure out about what Nepal and its people is all about, and where did the modern day Nepalese people inherited their lifestyle and culture, you ought to do Basantapur Alley Walk.
Basantapur is an old settlement, pretty much preserved to its rustic construction even in the modern day. The majority of houses are built from wood, mud and brick and pagoda designed. Basantapur homes an open space or an open courtyard also famous as Basantapur Durbar (royal palace), which is also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar square. Now a UNESCO world heritage site Basantapur Durbar Square is believed to be dated back to the third century.
Although restored many time since its construction till the modern day, this heritage is still a complex structure and a masterpiece of ancient engineering. The lifestyle of the people in this adjoining is as amazing and complex as the historic palace. Although midst of a very prime area for major trade in Nepal, the inhabitants of Basantapur reflect to their age old customs and tradition by proportionate population in daily life and especially in the festive season by all. The major inhabitants of this surrounding area are from Newar community.
|Trip Code: BT 175||Total Duration: 1 days|
|Destination: Short Hiking||Best Time: All year round|
|Trip Grade: Easy||Group Size: min 2|
|Max Elevation: 1400 m|