UNSCO World Heritage sites tour in Nepal. Nepal indeed offers a remarkable array of cultural, historical, and natural treasures, making it a top destination for travelers seeking a unique and enriching experience.
- Kathmandu Valley
- Sagarmatha National Park
- Chitwan National Park
- Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
The UNESCO World Heritage sites in Nepal showcase the country’s rich history, architecture, and natural beauty. The blend of cultural and natural sites, including those in Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur, Patan, Chitwan National Park, Sagarmatha National Park, Lumbini (the birthplace of Lord Buddha), and Pokhara, offers a comprehensive exploration of Nepal’s heritage.
Exploring these heritage sites allows travelers to witness ancient architecture, intricate carvings, religious landmarks, and breathtaking natural landscapes. From the bustling streets of Kathmandu to the serene surroundings of Lumbini and the majestic Himalayas in Sagarmatha National Park, each location provides a unique glimpse into Nepal’s diverse cultural and natural heritage.
The inclusion of Chitwan National Park and Sagarmatha National Park adds a dynamic element to the tour, showcasing Nepal’s rich biodiversity and offering adventure enthusiasts an opportunity to experience the world’s highest peaks
Nepal truly stands as a captivating country, inviting travelers to immerse themselves in its diverse culture, stunning landscapes, and unique heritage. The heritage tour you’ve described offers a fantastic way for visitors to appreciate the essence and significance of Nepal’s World Heritage sites.
- Sightseeing tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Changu Narayan Temple.
- Helicopter Mountain flight to Everest.
- Scenic drive from Kathmandu-Chitwan- Lumbini-Kathmandu.
- Amazing view of Gauri Shankar (7146m), Dorje Lakpa (6975m), Langtang Lirung (7246m) and Shisha Pangma (8027m) from Bhakatapur.
- Memorial activities at Chitwan National Park (UNESCO Heritage Site) including Elephant back safari, Canoe ride, Jungle walk, Birds watching, Tharu culture dance, Village walk, Bath with Elephant and visit Elephant Breeding Centre.
- Full day sightseeing Lord Buddha birth place in Lumbini.
Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, entrance in the temple being strictly forbidden to all non Hindus. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temple are the cremation grounds.
This Stupa, 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behaviour and human prosperity. This Buddhis Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.
Swayambhunath is located approximately 4 kilometers and this Buddhist Stupa is said to be 2000 years old. The Stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.
Sightseeing tour of Patan and Bhaktapur and drive back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone
The main attractions in Patan
Beside above mentioned places to visit there are other significant sites to be visited:
- a) Golden Temple
- b) Kumbheshwar
- c) Krishna Mandir
- d) Jagat Narayan
- e) Mahaboudha
- f) Ashokan Stupa
- g) Machchhendranath Temple
- h) The Tibetan Camp
Bhaktapur (1,401m) covers an area of four square miles. Bhaktapur or the city of devotees still retains a medieval charm and visitors to this ancient town are treated to myriad wonders of cultural and artistic achievements. The past glory of the Malla rules continues to be reflected at the Darbar Square. Pottery and waving are its traditional industries. Bhaktapur is famous for woodcarving and the traditional topi or cap. The city lies about 14 km east of Kathmandu. The places of interest include Bhaktapur Darbar Square, the National Art Gallery, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, Dattatreya Temple and Dattatreya Square.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square The main square of the city contains innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces such as lion gate, the golden gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, Dattatraya Temple etc.
A magnificent statue of King Bhupatindra Malla in the act of worship is placed on a column facing the palace. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.
Palace of 55 Windows Being built by King Yaksha Mall in 1427 A.D. and remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the 17th Century, the balcony and the windows are intricately carved is a masterpiece of wood carving.
Nyatapola Temple This five-storied Pagoda Style temple was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1708 A.D. well known for its massive structure and subtle workmanship. It is the tallest pagoda structure in the Kathmandu Valley.
Helicopter Flight to Hotel Everest View enjoy the magnificent 360-degree views of the mountain peaks while having breakfast. Hotel Everest View is located at a height of 3880 m with a view of Mt. Everest from every room, visitors can immerse in this mesmerizing scene in luxury. Stay overnight at Hotel Everest View.
Step 1: Drive from hotel to airport.
Step 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla.
Step 3: Fly from Lukla to Everest Base Camp (Kalapather).
Step 4: Fly from Everest Base Camp (Kalapather) to Everest View Hotel at Syangboche (3,841m) and have a Breakfast.
Step 5: Fly from Everest View Hotel to Lukla.
Step 6: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Step 7: Drive from Airport to hotel.
Local flight from Flight from Kathmandu to Chitwan. It takes around 25 minutes. Stay overnight at hotel in Chitwan.
Enjoy jungle activities in Chitwan. Stay overnight in Chitwan.
The National Chitwan Park is widely acknowledged as one of the best national parks in Asia, it lies in the Terai region of southern Nepal. Diverse combination of nature is found here in Royal National Chitwan Park providing a perfect habitat of wildlife. It harbors many globally threatened species including the Royal Bengal Tiger, great one-horned Rhino, Gharial crocodile, Asian Elephant, Sloth bear, Leopard etc.
During your stay in National Chitwan Park you are going to come through various nature and cultural program such as:
Canoe Trip: You can enjoy canoe trip on either The Rapti River or The Budhi Rapti River which border the National Park. You can see two types of crocodiles, the Gharial and Mugger basking on the river bank.
Bird Watching: For the bird watchers, it is Paradise Island with over 450 species of exotic birds of domestic as well as migratory birds. Many are threatened, e.g. the Great pied hornbill, Bengal Florican, Peregrine falcon, lesser adjutant storks, etc. A bird watching trip will be a memorable experience.
Jungle Drive: A tour by four wheel drive in the less distributed areas of the park to track the rarer species. You will visit Ox-bow Lake and museum of historic interest relating to the park. However during this period we will visit 20,000 areas which afford a varied experience of birds and mammals.
Nature Walk: Our experienced naturalists will accompany you to the more specialized habitats. This is the ideal opportunity to explore and experience at closer quarters and beauty of the flora and fauna. The authority of the naturalist must be closely observed to obviate any risks from wildlife attacks.
Elephant Breeding Centre: This is the first Elephant breeding centre in Asia. You can see baby elephants socializing with their parents and other babies. This centre is government owned and its purpose is to raise the young elephants, and to train them to convey tourist around the region.
Village tour: Excursion in Tharu village will grant you an exhilarating experience. Tharus are the indigenous inhabitant of the Terai. We offer guided cultural tours to meet the people and experience their traditional self-sufficient way of life.
Cultural Program: In the evening you will get an opportunity to be a part of Tharu folk dance. The drummers and symbolic stick dancers perform traditional movements and invite guests to join them in this rhythmic display. Such cultural shows performed by Tharus will be an unforgettable experience. The Tharus in traditional colorful costumes, unique in their disparity with the common mode of dress all over Nepal, are sure to captivate you.
Elephant safari: On elephant back you can view the wild life of the area in their natural habitat.
Elephant Bathing: Your guide will take you to the specific place where you can observe elephant bathing.
Crocodile Walk: One more option is to go for crocodile walk. It goes through grassland and forest along the bank of Rapti / Narayani river.
Jeep drive from Chitwan to Lumbini. It takes around 5 hours and a Sightseeing tour of Lumbini. Stay overnight at hotel in Lumbini.
Sightseeing around Lumbini. Stay overnight at Hotel in Lumbini.
The main attraction is the Sacred Garden spread over 8 square kilometers and possessing all the treasure of the historic area. The Sacred Garden where Buddha was born converges on the Ashoka pillar, which carries an inscription identifying the spot as the birthplace of Buddha. Maya Devi, mother of Buddha, was on her way to her parent’s home in Devadaha. While taking rest in Lumbini under a Sal tree and admiring the beauty of the region, she felt labor pains. She gave birth to the child while holding a drooping branch of a Sal tree.
The Mayadevi temple is the main attraction for pilgrims. The temple of Maya Devi contains a stone relief depicting the birth scene of Lord Buddha. The bas-relief shows Maya Devi supporting herself by holding on to a branch of a sal tree, and the newborn infant Buddha standing upright on a lotus pedestal. Two celestial figures are engaged in the act of pouring water and lotuses from the heaven, indicated in the sculpture by a delineation of clouds. The Maya Devi shrine has been worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists since the beginning of the Christian era and is believed to have been built over the foundation of at least one earlier temple or stupa.
Lumbini is so important that the world community, particularly the United Nations and the Government of Nepal, has launched a master plan for the maintenance and preservation of Lumbini.
Ramagrama is a brick mound on the bank of the Jharahi River. It is a 7 meter high brick stupa containing one of the eight Astha Dhatu (relics) of Lord Buddha. The king of Ramagrama, the eighth king to obtain the Buddha’s relics, built the stupa. History says that Emperor Ashoka wanted to open it to multiply into eight four thousand stupa. However, the Dragon King of Ramagrama stupa did not permit.
Devadaha, 54 kilometers east of Lumbini across the Rohini River, is the ancient capital of the Koliya kingdom. It is the maternal hometown of Queen Maya Devi, Prince Siddhartha’s mother, Prajapati Gautam, his stepmother, and Princess Yasodhara, his consort. This is where Prince Siddhartha spent his childhood. Seven years after his Enlightenment, Lord Buddha visited Devdaha and ordained the followers of Jain Sadhu Nirgrantha Nathputra. There are several other sites around Devdaha such as Kumarbarti, Khayardanda, Bairimai / Kanyamai, Bhabanipur / Devidamar, and Mathagadi (ancient weapons).
Fly from Lumbini to Kathmandu. It takes around 35 minutes. Stay overnight at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Drive from Hotel to International Airport than fly back.
- A Luxury Car for sightseeing.
- Sightseeing Guide.
- All Sightseeing Entry Fee
- Helicopter Flight to and from Hotel Everest View
- Breakfast at Hotel Everest View.
- 3 Night Hotel Accommodation at Dwarika Hotel Kathmandu.
- 2 Night Hotel Accommodation at Dwarika Resort.
- Local flight from Kathmandu to Chitwan.
- 2 Night Hotel Accommodation at Chitwan at Barahi Jungle Lodge
- Jeep drive from Chitwan to Lumbini
- 2 Night Hotel Accommodation at Lumbini at Buddha Maya Gardens Hotel
- Local flight from Lumbini to Kathmandu.
- Necessary transportation by Luxury Car.
- Personal Nature expenses.