UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour
No. of Pax- Per Person -
Duration- 9 Nights 10 Days -
|- For Indian IN Rs. 40,000 -|
|- For Nri / Foreigner USD $1000 -|
|- For Indian IN Rs. 50,000 -|
|For NRI / Foreigner USD $1300|
Nepal is home to 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including seven in Kathmandu Valley, Lumbini (Birthplace of Buddha), Chitwan National Park and Sagarmatha National Park. The heritage sites have been nominated based on their cultural and natural value.Nepal is home to 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including seven in Kathmandu Valley, Lumbini (Birthplace of Buddha), Chitwan National Park and Sagarmatha National Park. The heritage sites have been nominated based on their cultural and natural value.
List of World Heritage Sites:
World Heritage Sites (Cultural)
- 1. Kathmandu Durbar Square
- 2. Bhaktapur Durbar Square
- 3. Patan Durbar Square
- 4. Swayambhunath
- 5. Pashupatinath
- 6. Boudhanath
- 7. Changunarayan
- 8. Lumbini
Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur Darbar Kshetra) in front of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom is one of three Durbar (royal palace) Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.The Kathmandu Durbar Square held the palaces of the Malla and Shah kings who ruled over the city. Along with these palaces, the square surrounds quadrangles, revealing courtyards and temples. It is known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, a name derived from a statue of Hanuman, the monkey devotee of Lord Ram, at the entrance of the palace.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the royal palace of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom, 1400m above sea level. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Many tourists attraction is toward the pachpann jhyale durbar
The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the current town of Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgaon, which lies 13 km east of Kathmandu. While the complex consists of at least four distinct squares (Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square), the whole area is informally known as the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and is a highly visited site in the Kathmandu Valley
Patan Durbar Square is situated at the centre of the city of Lalitpur in Nepal. It is one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of its attraction is the ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided.
The Durbar Square is a marvel of Newar architecture. The Square floor is tiled with red bricks. There are many temples and idols in the area. The main temples are aligned opposite of the western face of the palace. The entrance of the temples faces east, towards the palace. There is also a bell situated in the alignment beside the main temples. The Square also holds old Newari residential houses. There are various other temples and structures in and around Patan Durbar Square built by the Newa People.
Syambhunath stupa:A golden spire crowning a conical wooded hill, Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible for many miles and from all sides of the valley. Historical records found on a stone inscription give evidence that the stupa was already an important Buddhist pilgrimage destination by the 5th century AD.
Pashupatinath Temple is a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Pashupatinath and is located on the banks of the Bagmati River 5 kilometres north-east of Kathmandu Valley in the eastern part of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. This temple is considered one of the sacred temples of Hindu faith. The temple serves as the seat of the national deity, Lord Pashupatinath.This temple complex is on UNESCO World Heritage Sites's list Since 1979. This "extensive Hindu temple precinct" is a "sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions raised over the centuries along the banks of the sacred Bagmati river" and is included as one of the seven monument groups in UNESCO's designation of Kathmandu Valley as a cultural heritage site. One of the major Festivals of the temple is Maha Shivaratri on which day over 800,000 devotees visit here.
The Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath dominates the skyline; it is one of the largest stupas in the world. The influx of large populations of refugees from Tibet has seen the construction of over 50 gompas (Tibetan convent) around Boudhanath. As of 1979, Boudhanath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along with Swayambhu, it is one of the most popular tourist sites in the Kathmandu area.
Changu Narayan is located on a high hilltop that is also known as Changu or Dolagiri. The temple was surrounded by champak tree forest and a small village known as Changu. The temple is located in Changunarayan VDC of Bhaktapur District, Nepal. This hill is about 7 miles or 12 km east of Kathmandu and a few miles north of Bhaktapur. The Manahara River flows beside the hill. This shrine is dedicated to Lord Visnu and held in special reverence by the Hindu people. This temple is considered to be the oldest temple in the history of Nepal. The Kashmiri king gave his daughter, Champak, in marriage to the prince of Bhaktapur. Changu Narayan Temple is named after her.
Lumbinī is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi District of Nepal. It is the place where, according to Buddhist tradition Lumbini is one of many magnets for pilgrimage that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of the Buddha.Lumbini has a number of temples, including the Mayadevi Temple and several others which are still under repairing. Many monuments, monasteries and a museum, the Lumbini International Research Institute, are also within the holy site. Also there is the Puskarini, or Holy Pond, where the Buddha's mother took the ritual dip prior to his birth and where he had his first bath. At other sites near Lumbini, earlier Buddhas were, according to tradition, born, then achieved ultimate Enlightenment and finally relinquished their earthly forms.
Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal. It was established in 1973 and granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. It covers an area of (360 sq mi) and is located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal in the districts of Nawalparasi, Parsa, Chitwan and Makwanpur. In altitude it ranges from about 100 m (330 ft) in the river valleys to 815 m (2,674 ft) in the Churia Hills.Sagarmāthā National Park is a protected area in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal that is dominated by Mount Everest. It encompasses an area of 1,148 km2 (443 sq mi) in the Solukhumbu District and ranges in elevation from 2,845 to 8,848 m (9,334 to 29,029 ft) at the summit of Mount Everest. In the north, it shares the international border with the Qomolangma National Nature Preserve of Tibet Autonomous Region and extends to the Dudh Kosi river in the south. Adjacent to the east is the Makalu Barun National Park. The protected area has been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International and is included in the Sacred Himalayan Landscape.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Airport pickup/ Transfer to Hotel/Short briefing about this tour. O/N hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
After Breakfast, We will be having Full Day Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu which allows visit into World Heritage Sites of Basantapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath aka Monkey Temple and Bouddhanath.
Day03: Tour in Patan and Bhaktapur
After having breakfast to make it to the City of Arts –‘Patan’ which is one of the three archaic cities inside Kathmandu Valley known for its rich cultural heritage and arts. In Patan locates yet another World Heritage Site- Patan Durbar Square.
Patan Durbar Square holds chowk crammed with temples including Krishna Mandir, Bhimsen Temple, Vishwanath Tewmple and Taleju Bhawani Temple.
Paying homage to these temples, we will take a ride to yet another medieval Newari Town of Bhaktapur- ‘City of devotees’ where we will visit The Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changu Narayan Temple both of which are enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square lies 13km east of Kathmandu which is a mega structure crowded with chowks and temples. 55-window Palace, Golden Gate, Nyatapol Temple, Bhairav Nath Temple, Taleju Temple and Mini Pashupatinath Temple are sites worthy visiting while in Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Changunarayan Temple is a shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu- the Protector God located atop a hill nestled in Champak forest at Changu Village.
Day04: Drive to Chitwan
6 to 7 hours of drive in Tourist Coach along Prithvi Highway enjoying the scenic beauties of river, mountains and paddy fields will take us to Chitwan. Sauraha in Chitwan has been enlisted in the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Journey to the bank of Rapti River will be refreshing. We can enjoy the enchanting sunset view in the radiant woods of Chitwan National Park.
Day05: Explore Chitwan National Park
It is going to be a fun packed day. One can choose from the long lists of varied activities which never seem to conclude. Canoeing in Rapti River, watching alligators, having elephant ride or taking a jeep safari into the dense woods of Chitwan National Park, elephant bathing, elephant feeding and spotting rare animals including one horned Rhinoceros and Tigers will make you wish the day never ends.
Day06: Drive to Lumbini
Located 190 km far from Chitwan is Lumbini, yet another UNESCO enlisted World Heritage Site which abodes the ancient Kapilvastu City where Lord Buddha- the founder of Buddhism religion descended down on earth nearly 2500years back. While in Lumbini, we will visit Mayadevi Temple which marks the precise spot of Buddha’s birth. Ashoka Pillar located near to the temple provides evidence of Buddha’s birth in Lumbini. This holy premise is jam-packed with monasteries and temples built by the devotees from different countries.
Day07: Drive to Pokhara
Covering the length of 290km track will eventually lead us to Pokhara as we head west from Mugling. The journey will be 8 to 9 hours long and tiresome. We will lie down at a hotel in Lakeside of Pokhara for rejuvenation.
Day 08: Sightseeing in Pokhara
Pokhara is a land of wonders. Much fun awaits you this day as you will go boating in the calm Fewa Lake to reach the Barahi Temple which is positioned right in between the Lake. Gupteswor Cave, Davis Falls, International Mountaineering Museum, Seti Gorge and K.I. Singh Bridge are yet other sights included in the list of our schedule.
Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu
5-hour long scenic drive along the Prithvi Highway will take us to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Transfer to Airport /Departure onwards your journey.
Price Included / Excluded
- 4 Nights Deluxe Hotel in Kathmandu.
- 2 Night deluxe Hotel in Pokhara.
- 2 Night deluxe hotel in Chitwan.
- 1 Night deluxe Hotel in Lumbini.
- Airport pick up/drop, ( Hotel-airpot-Hotel )
- Kathmandu-Chitawan-Pokhara-lumbini-Kathmandu surface transfer.
Meal plan. BB ( Bed and Breakfast) , Note: in Chitawan with fullbord meal and all program)
English/ Hindi Speaking Nepali Guide.Jungle Activities, National Park Entrance Fee, Elephant riding fee .
- Tips, Personal expenses (beverage, phone call, cold drink).
- International tickets, travel insurance.
- All Sightseen Entrance Fee
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