Nepal-World Heritage Site Tours
Among of the ten UNESCO sites in Nepal, this Nepal-World Heritage Site Tours has been designated in Nepal. Three of the sites will be viewed in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, and similarly the sister cities of Patan and Bhaktapur have their Durbar Square which are included on the list of heritage sites.
Trekking in Nepal, an exciting trip to Chitwan National Park to observe wildlife and a thrilling flight to see the famous Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha) will enable you to include the two natural sites. Moving on to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha and Swayabhunath, a fascinating Buddhist stupa in the Kathmandu Valley, will conclude our tour of cultural UNESCO places of interest.
- Temples and Stupas
- World heritage sight tour
- Jungle safri including elephant safari.
- Birth-place of the Buddha in Lumbini
- 10N/11 Days tour.
- Guided tour.
- exploring the heritage sites.
- Rafting experiment.
At a glance
Diffculties and Safety
Your safety is of our major concern while traveling with Mountain World Treks. Please note that your Tour guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary.
However, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters etc., and can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Itinerary Details ( Click on the days to see the extended form. )
On arrival at Kathmandu Tirbhuvan International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. A welcome dinner, with a typical Nepali Cultural show on your arrival. After whichyou start your cultural tour in Nepal to explore the world heritage sites in Nepal . Over night at the hotel.
Full day world heritage sightseeing tour of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Bouddhanath – is the largest and the most fascinating religious structure ever built in Nepal. This colossal stupa is known by the name of Boudhanath, the god of wisdom. This stupa stands upon a massive octagonal basement. It is in various levels of terraces, painted in pastel, and adorned with prayer flags of five different colors. The area of Boudhanath is also known as ‘Mini Tibet’ since you will see a large number of monasteries, which were constructed mostly in Tibetan style in last three decades. The settlement of Boudhanath has the largest community of Tibetan refugees.
Pashupatinath – Pashupatinath, situated 5 km east of Kathmandu is dedicated to Lord Shiva, with two-tiered golden roof and silver door is considered one of the holiest shrines for Hindus. Although only Hindus are allowed inside the temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River.
Kathmandu Durbar Square – is a wondrous cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets. The most noteworthy among them are the Hanumandhoka palace complex, and the Taleju temple. Even to date, all major state and social ceremonies, including the solemnization of coronations, are carried out in one or the other courtyards within this complex. The royal enclave presently houses three museums. The monuments in and around the area are so charming that each appears more wondrous than the one next to it. During this tour, you will also visit the Temple of Kumari (the Living Goddess) who represents a very ancient Hindu deity of Nepal locally known as Taleju, is Buddhist by birth. The building has intricately carved wooden balconies and window screens. The Kumari acknowledges greetings from her balcony window. Once a year, during Indra Jatra festival, the King of Nepal seeks the Kumari’s blessings. O/N at Hotel
Today we drive to Chitwan National Park (932 sq. km) which is the most popular safari destination and natural world heritage site in Nepal. It covers a unique ecosystem in the world containing the Churia hills, ox-bow lakes and flood plains. Dominated by sal forests, the park has 50 species of grasses. The 43 species of animals include the endangered one-horned rhino and royal Bengal tiger, gharial crocodile and gaur, wild elephant and four horned antelope, striped hyena and pangolin, Gangetic dolphin and monitor lizard and pythons. Your stay in Chitwan National Park will be highlighted with the different activities including Elephant back safari and Canoe ride, village tour and jungle walk, bird watching as well as Tharu cultural dance etc.
Morning drive to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace and compassion. It is a place of pilgrimage for Buddhist as well as place of reverence for peace lovers of any religious faith throughout the world. In Lumbini the central attraction is the sacred garden with Maya Devi temple depicting the birth of Lord Buddha, Ashoka Pillar pinpointing the birthplace of Buddha and Shakya Tank where Maya Devi, the mother of Lord Buddha, is supposed to have taken a dip before bringing forth the baby – Lord Buddha. Around this holy site, there are remnants of Monasteries and Chaityas built over the centuries following Buddha’s birth in 632 BC. O/n at hotel.
Excursion to Tilaurakot (25kms) to the west, the ancient capital of Kapilvastu, the Kingdom of the Sakya Dynasty in which Lord Buddha was born. PM tour of Monastery Zone and the Lumbini Village. O/N at Hotel.
Either 35 minutes flight or 7-8 hour bus ride takes you in the Kathmandu.
Changunarayan – is the most ancient Hindu temple in Kathmandu, and is dedicated to lord Vishnu. Another fact is that the complex is built on a peninsula, which was not submerged in water as most of the valley once was. The lavishly decorated two-tiered principal temple stands on a spacious courtyard, and is literally littered with artistic and priceless statues, idols and sculptures. Some date back to 4th century AD.
Bhaktapur – is one of three sister cities, which 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 rulers continues to be reflected at the Durbar Square. Pottery and weaving areits traditional industries. Bhaktapur is famous for woodcarving, the Bhadgaolen top (cap) and curd. O/N at Hotel.
This is the easiest and quickest way to get a close up view of Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha 8,848the “must-see” landmark of Nepal and the highest mountain of the world. Other breathtaking mountains that can be viewed at close range are Shisha Pangma, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri-Shanker, Melungtse, Numbur, Cho-Oyu, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Thamserkhu, Kanchenjunga and even glimpses of the Tibetan Plateau. Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat on our mountain flight!
Patan – The ancient city of Patan, lying 5km southeast of Kathmandu, is known as the city of fine arts. The city is full of Hindus temples and Buddhist monuments. The diversity of the medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today’s visitors.
Swyambhunath – visible from afar on a hilltop to the west of Kathmandu takes pride in being one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist stupas and its existence is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu valley out of a primordial lake. This hill is a mosaic of small chaityas and pagodas. Swayambhunath is perhaps, the best places to observe religious harmony in Nepal. It proves excellent views of Kathmandu valley. PM free. O/N at Hotel.
Departure for your onward journey.
Have nice journey ! see you again.
- An English speaking guide
- All domestic land and air transportation
- All Accommodation with Breakfast
- Mountain World Treks t-shirt
- A comprehensive medical kit
- Tourist attraction admission fees
- All government and local taxes
What's not included
- Travel insurance
- All Meals
- Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, drinks, laundry, phone calls, etc.
- Any services not mentioned in the itineraries
- Tourist Visa
- Flights To/From Nepal
This trip can be possible to customize as you want and you may extension your Nepal trip as well. Here are the few options what you may do:
2. Zip Flyer
3. White water Rafting
4. Bungee Jumping
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Accommodation & Food details
We will provide tourist standard accommodations in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and this is possible to upgrade in your choice. All the accommodation in the cities and trekking will provide on twin sharing basis.
Most lodges now have twin bedded rooms but you should still be prepared to sleep in multi-bedded rooms on the occasional night. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost extra. During the tour, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.).
Best Time To Visit
Autumn (Sept to Nov) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for Nepal World Heritage Site Tour. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding clear sky.
During winter (Dec, Jan, and Feb) could also be another great option. However, the temperature during winter could go down to 2 degree. Trekking in the summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.
You don’t need any special gear for touring around Nepal. Suitable attire for men would include long sleeved shirts and long trousers. Women should wear long skirts or a sari. Loose fitting trousers are becoming widely accepted too. Shoulders and chest areas should remain covered.
You may buy hiking gears for your friends and family while you are here in Kathmandu. Gears found here are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) in some famous stores in Kathmandu.