|Tour Duration||11 Days||Group Size||Min 1|
|Starting Point||Kathmandu||Ending Point||Kathmandu|
Nepal World Heritage Tour is a privilege of exploring some prehistoric sites in Nepal that possess their own historical, religious and cultural importance. The tour introduces some heritage sites of Nepal that have been recognized by UNESCO as the world heritage sites. The tour is suitable for those who would love to enjoy a relaxing vacation exploring some sites of interest and fascination. It completely avoids long day walks and physical exhilaration. The tour mainly focusses on heritages sites around Kathmandu valley. Seven out of ten UNESCO listed heritage sites of Nepal lies in Kathmandu. Besides, it also takes you to the heritage sites outside the capital city of Kathmandu.
Historical heritage sites in Nepal World Heritage Tour
Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur were three ancient states in medieval periods of Nepal. Back then, the states were ruled by different Malla kings. Malla Kings were known around the world for their rich and fine taste in art and architecture. They're a fine taste of art and architecture is manifested in the brilliant palaces of Nepal. Their grand palaces, also known as durbar squares are a living form of rich art. Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur, each of them have their own durbar square. Three are pretty similar to each other. All of them all is a huge complex of palaces, temples, and courtyards. The woodcrafts, metalcrafts and stone carvings in the durbar squares are excellent. So, are the museum that preserves some historical monuments of Nepal.
Religious heritage sites in Nepal World Heritage Tour
Religious heritage sites of Nepal include Pashupatinath temple, Changunarayan temple, Swayambhunath stupa, Boudhanath stupa, and Lumbini. Pashupatinath temple is the oldest temple in Kathmandu valley that holds high religious value amongst Hindu pilgrims. Only Hindus are allowed to enter into the main temple premises. Swayambhunath stupa and Boudhanath stupa are the huge stupas in the valley and a major spiritual hub for Buddhist pilgrims. Changunarayan is an old temple place on a hilltop of Bhaktapur. Last but not least, Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. We can see Ashoka pillar, footsteps of Lord Buddha and Mayadevi temple with many artistic monasteries built by different countries in Lumbini.
Natural heritage sites in Nepal World Heritage Tour
Nepal World Heritage Sites takes you to the lushness of Chitwan National Park. Here, you can enjoy the wildlife in their natural habitat. Chitwan National Park preserves many rare species of floras, faunas, birds, mammals, and reptiles. If lucky, you may encounter one-horned rhino, Bengal tiger or musk deer within the jungles. Also, the national park is the best place for bird watching. Further, the tour takes you to Pokhara, the picturesque lake city and Tansen. In Pokhara, you can have some beautiful time amidst the amusement of mother nature. In Tansen, you can visit an old palace within the lushness of hills and pristine environment.
So, are you ready for this all in one tour? You can enjoy the natural lushness of Nepal and explore the rich art, culture, and history of Nepal in a single trip. Eye on Himalaya Treks and Expeditions P. Ltd is a reliable travel partner who helps you in every step of your travel/ tour in Nepal. Come join our professional team for a wonderful travel experience. We are already eager to serve you.
Welcome to Nepal. A representative from Eye on Himalaya Treks and Expedition P. Ltd will welcome you at the airport and transfer to a hotel in Kathmandu. For the remaining time, you can rest at your hotel and make yourself with the new environment.
In the morning, after breakfast, you will be driven to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It is an ancient palace of Malla kings that is wonderfully crafted with various forms of art and architecture. It is actually a huge complex that comprises of palace, temples and courtyards, the main palace has now been turned into a museum. Here, you can explore the wonderful wooden carvings, metal works, stone carving and historical monuments of Nepal. After exploring the durbar square, we drive to Nagarkot which is a popular hill station near Kathmandu known for some excellent mountain views.
We wake up early in the morning to catch the morning sunrise over the mountains from view tower in Nagarkot. The golden sun rays over the snow-clad mountains is truly a sensational view to soothe your heart and mind. After the impressive views, we return back to our hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, we explore the surroundings and drive back to Kathmandu. On the way, we can visit Changu Narayan temple which is also one of the heritage sites in Nepal.
It’s an interesting day today. In the early morning, you will be driven to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for a mountain flight ahead. It’s an hour-long flight over the Himalayas that allows you to witness the grandeur of sky dominating mountains, icefalls, and glaciers. Eight out of fourteen highest mountains that rise over eight thousand meters lie in Nepal and with this flight, you can get close to all those mountains. after the flight, you will be driven back to your hotel in Kathmandu. If interested, you can walk pass the streets of Thamel to explore the city and enjoy wonderful shopping experience.
Another morning flight that takes you to Pokhara, the lakeside city. Pokhara is often considered as the most frequented touristic hub in Nepal. It is a popular travel destination for both domestic and international travelers. Upon arrival, you will be driven to your hotel near the lakeside. After relaxing in the hotel for a while, you can walk towards the lakeside Pokhara. On a clear day, you can witness the Mt. Macchpucchre in the backdrop of the lake. The colorful boats, lush and pristine environment amidst the serenity of Phewa lake, lakeside Pokhara is a beautiful experience.
Pokhara is a city of attractions. There is so much to explore and experience. Today, we spend our day exploring some beautiful sites around the city. We drive to Gupteshwor temple, Davis falls and International mountaineering museum. If interested in any adventure activities, you can drive to Sarangkot for adventure activities like paragliding, zip flyer, etc. in the evening, you will be dropped at your hotel.
Leaving Pokhara, we drive to Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Buddha today. We drive past a scenic route to Butwal, Bhairahawa which is also one of the major cities of Nepal. It takes us around seven to eight hours to reach Lumbini. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel room in Lumbini.
Another day of exploration! We drive towards the main periphery area of Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Budhha. As we enter the complex, we visit the white peace pagoda. Then we walk towards the Mayadevi temple. We observe the footprints of Lord Buddha and the Ashoka pillar. There are many artistic monasteries built by different countries in the periphery of Lumbini. We visit those monasteries and spend our day exploring this world heritage site of Nepal
After a wonderful day in Lumbini, we drive back to the capital city of Kathmandu. We drive along a scenic route and pass various countryside sections of Nepal to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and enjoy the time on your own.
Finally, it’s time to explore the capital city of Nepal – Kathmandu. At first, we head to Kathmandu Durbar Square that lies in the heart of Kathmandu. It is an ancient artistic palace that is quite similar to that of the palace in Bhaktapur. It is also a huge complex that comprises of palace, temples, and courtyards. The entire palace is beautifully crafted with wooden, metal and stone carvings. From the durbar square, we head towards Swayambhunath stupa which is a Buddhist stupa that lies on a hilltop. From the top, we can get a complete view of Kathmandu city. the stupa is a big white dome with Buddha eyes on golden spire on all sides. Next, the tour takes us to Pashupatinath temple which is an old Hindu temple in Nepal. Finally, the tour concludes in Boudhanath stupa which is a huge stupa placed upon a three-layered mandala.
Your prescheduled holiday in Nepal ends and it’s time to depart! You will be dropped at the airport three hours before your scheduled flight. I hope you have a great time with Eye on Himalaya Treks and Expeditions P. Ltd!