World Heritage Sites Tour in Nepal offer you to explore all the UNESCO listed eight cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu including Lord Buddha’s birthplace Lumbini. UNESCO World heritage sites tour is very important for the new generation. Three sister cities in Kathmandu valley includes three different sister cities of its royal palaces, Temples, and Stupa and all these cities has the UNESCO world heritage sites. Nepal is the Top country in the world where each and every traveler can visit its top 10 world heritages sites minimum within a week time bound. In a summary, Nepal has mainly three different types of World heritage sites tour and they are very popular in the sense of Art and Architecture, culture and religion and the last one is the natural heritage site.
A. Art and architecture World heritage sites tour in Nepal
Kathmandu is the center and the capital city of Nepal, is rich in art and architectural Temples and Monuments. Three main cities of Kathmandu valley and in each city there are ancient palaces build by Royal Family. These royal palaces are in rich in art and architecture which were developed roughly about 12th to 18th century in between. Kathmandu valley is a right place for everyone to research study about ancient Art and Architecture. So UNESCO kept them in the list of world heritage sites.
B. Natural World heritage sites tour in Nepal
Nepal have two Natural heritage sites which are Sagarmatha and Chitwan National park. Chitwan is full of dense forest and house of the more than 460 species of birds, one horned Rhinos, royal Bengal tiger, Asian elephant, Gharil Crocodile and sloth bear. Chitwan National park is very rich in terms of flora and fauna. Chitwan jungle is mainly famous for wildlife safari tour. Likewise, Sagarmatha national park is another natural heritage site located north side which is the Home of the world’s highest Mount Everest as well as hundreds of other famous Mountains. This is one of the best Trek routes of Nepal because each year thousands of travelers visit Mount Everest base camp trek.
C. Cultural and religious World heritage sites tour in Nepal
Kathmandu is the center point of temples, Stupas, and monasteries. According to the Hindu and Buddhist legend, in the ancient time much religious sage, religious masters, gods, and goddess came to Kathmandu valley and did great mediation. Thus Kathmandu valley is the spiritual city. The art and architecture used in temples and stupas give meaning or value of culture and religion, so UNESCO listed Kathmandu of its world heritage sites. In Nepal, there are five very important monuments that listed in the world heritage sites. Pashupatinath Temple (The most Hindu’s place) and Changunarayan (Place of Vishnu Narayan) Temple are very important in Hindu temple, Lumbini is the birthplace of the Lord Buddha, Swyambhunath stupa, and Boudhanath stupa are the biggest stupa in South Asia. They are not only important in terms of religious matter but also important in the great value of art and architecture.
Nepal is the richest country in terms of cultural activities which are blessed by God. Culture is a way of life of society. According to this statements, it holds particularly true in every aspect of life, cuisine, clothing and even occupations are culturally guided. Nepalese culture includes the codes of manners, language, dress, rituals, norms of behavior and systems of acceptance.
Discover the culture and history of Kathmandu city and its World Heritage sites, visit Hindu Pilgrimage sites Pashupati Nath the holiest temple of Nepal and the Buddhist pilgrimage sites of Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa and more.
Kathmandu Pilgrimage sites, world heritage monuments, Chitwan Sauraha for jungle safari tour and combine with soft adventure trekking around beautiful Pokhara.
All season or all months are the best time to visit.
Day 01: Arrived at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within BB plan. Our representative will give you information about World heritage sites tour and travel information.
Day 02: Sightseeing day to discover World Heritage sites of Kathmandu valley.
After the pre-trip meeting, your sightseeing trip will start at around 8:30 am. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide. The sightseeing places we visit will include:-
Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Site Tour)
This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th- century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also three museums inside the palace building.
Swoyambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site)
Watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhists sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site)
Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world and lies 5 kms east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple. Overnight at Hotel.
Bouddhanath Stupa (World Heritage Site)
Lies about 6 kms to the east of downtown Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the valley. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Buddhanath is also known as Khasti, or dew drops, after an account that builders had to use dew to mix the mortar as Kathmandu was suffering from a severe drought during the construction of Bouddhnath.
Ason (The oldest markets of Nepal) Kathmandu
Asan Tole is jammed with buyers, sellers, and passers-by, making it the busiest square in Kathmandu. Every day, produce is carried to this popular marketplace from all over the valley so it is fitting that the three-storey Annapurna Temple is dedicated to the goddess of abundance, Annapurna, represented by a purana bowl full of grain. At most times, but especially Sundays, you’ll see locals walk around the shrine, touch a coin to their heads, throw it into the temple and ring the bell above them. Nearby the smaller two-storey Ganesh shrine is coated in bathroom tiles. To the south is the Yita Chapal, was once used for festival dances (the dance platform out front is still visible). On the western side of the square are spice shops. Near the center of the square is a small Vishnu or Narayan shrine.
Day 03: Drive to Nagarkot (32 kms) hill station, 1.5 hrs
Very early morning, drive to Nagarkot hill station to get a sunrise view over the Himalayan horizon. Hill station Nagarkot offers sweeping views of the Himalayas in 120 deg angle. Five of the world’s ten highest mountain/peaks can be seen from here and they are Mt.Everest, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Choyu, Mt.Makalu, and Mt.Manaslu are visible from here. Nagarkot is such a popular spot to watch sunrise and sunset. Then take a breakfast in Nagarkot and start a hike to Changu narayan Temple.
Changunarayan Temple (World Heritage Site Tour)
Situated on a ridge overlooking the Kathmandu valley, about 12 km to the east of the city. It is dedicated to the Hindu God Vishnu. It is one of the finest and oldest specimens of pagoda architecture built in 323 AD by King Hari Dutta Verma. The temple is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings, and its position above the Kathmandu valley affords a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside. Then we proceed to drive further downhill to Bhaktapur kings palace.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square (Bhadgaon – World Heritage Site Tour)
During our sightseeing in Bhaktapur Durbar Square, you can experience the collection of pagoda style temples and shikhara style temples grouped around a 55-window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the Lion Gate, the Golden Gate and Golden gate, the 55-window palace, art galleries and the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla. After driving back to Kathmandu, there will be a farewell dinner for you in the evening in a typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance and music. Than transfer back to Kathmandu for stay overnight at a hotel.
Day 04: Kathmandu to Chitwan Sauraha for jungle safari tour, 190 kms, 5 hours drive
After breakfast, we travel overland from Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park. We experience you a lot of Safari activities; jungle walks, canoeing, 4 WD safaris and so forth… Once the night falls down, we entertain you with cultural performances including bonfire before going to bed.
Day 05: Chitwan Jungle Safari day
Breakfast, the next, you get a full day safari activity in Royal Chitwan National Park – if you are lucky, you will see many amazing creatures that you spend most time to looking for; rhinoceroses, Chitwan’s royal Bengal tigers, leopards, monkeys, many types of deer and reptiles. Check your camera gear – preferably with a telephoto lens and you will not miss any shots. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 06: Drive or fly out to Kathmandu city, 6 hours
After breakfast, we drive out or fly out from Bharatpur to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at the Hotel.
Day 07: Fly back to Kathmandu. Final departure to airport
Early morning flight to Kathmandu. Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey back to home.
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Above written World Heritage sites Tour itinerary is subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative overnight night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
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