Nepal World Heritage Sites Tour
Trip duration: 08 Days
Start and End: Kathmandu
Grade: Easy Grade
World Heritage Sites Tour is 8 days Nepal tour package that explores you more than eight different ancient heritage sites of this fascinating country of the great Himalayas in Nepal.
Nepal being a small country regarding its area is one of the most amazing country that includes ten World heritages declares by UNESCO out of which eight of them are cultural heritage site and rest of two are natural heritage sites. Our trip also includes some of the best Himalayan panorama from a famous view point near Kathmandu, an elephant back safari in the Tropical National park of Chitwan and ends with a visit to Buddha's birth place at Lumbini.
Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal is a medieval city packed with ancient sculptures and art temples, stupas with fine sculptures and art and traditional settlements that speaks the story of age old history. You will be surprised to know that Kathmandu valley itself owes seven world heritage sites within a periphery of 30 km. Our trip starts including some of the best Himalayan panorama from a famous view point near Kathmandu, an elephant back safari in the Tropical National park of Chitwan and ends with a visit to Buddha's birth place at Lumbini.
World Heritage Tour in Nepal starts with a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, one of the cultural heritage site of Nepal which inhibits a great number of prehistoric and medieval temples and the palace of the living goddess Kumari. From Kathmandu we take you to another heritage site, Swoyambhu Nath Stupa. Swoyambhu Nath is a beautiful Buddhist stupa crowning a small hillock in the valley which offers a glance of Kathmandu valley and believed to be 2000 years old.
People believe that pre historic time Kathmandu valley was large lake and it was after goddess Manjushree cut off a small hillock and out let all the water from the valley a lotus flower was remained in the valley which turned into the stupa which today is called Swoyambhu Nath. We also take you to Boudha Nath which is believed to be 1500 years old. This is an ideal place to see the big number of Tibetan refugees with their Lamas and Rinpoche’s a typical Tibetan atmosphere.
The visit to holy Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath - incarnation of Hindu deity of destroyer Lord Shiva provides the opportunity to know Hindu worshipping as well as cremation practice. The sculpture and art on the temples including the main temple are awesome. After that we take you to Patan durbar square, and Krishna Mandir in Patan. We also visit Nagarkot which is one of the sunrises and sunset view point close to Kathmandu valley, also offers a spectacular panorama of Himalayas including a distant view of Everest. We Descend from Nagarkot to visit the 5th century temple of Changu Narayan, Bhaktapur durbar square situated in the well preserved medieval city of Bhaktapur. It is a fantastic journey back to medieval time. From Kathmandu we head to Chitwan national park which is in Chitwan district southeast direction to Kathmandu valley in Terai belt of Nepal. Chitwan national park is one of the natural heritage sites of World situated in Nepal. In Chitwan we enjoy the activities like taking a ride deep into the forest and its wilderness in elephant back safari, canoe ride in Budhi Rapti River inhibited with different types of crocodile, bird watching, visit to elephant breeding center etc.
We finally visit the birthplace of the Buddha in Lumbini and fly back to Kathmandu to end our trip. Life Dream Adventure welcomes you for this world heritage sites tour in Nepal and many other Nepal tour and trekking packages.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Welcome you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Rest and overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu world heritage sightseeing day. Sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Durbar square, Swoyambhu Nath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square, Pashupati Nath temple and Boudha Nath Stupa. Overnight at Nagarkot. Enjoy sunset over the Himalaya.
Day 03: Sunrise view at Nagarkot, after breakfast departs for sightseeing of Changunarayan temple, Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 04: Drive to Chitwan National Park (6 hrs.). Have lunch, take some rest. In the evening go for nature walk. Hotel overnight in Chitwan.
Day 05: After having breakfast we take you for canoe ride in Budhi Rapti flowing through the middle of forests inhabited with different types of crocodile. After having lunch we go for Elephant back safari. Evening enjoy Tharu people cultural show etc.
Day 06: Early morning bird watching tour. Take breakfast and drive to Lumbini, which is the birth place of Lord Buddha (6 hrs.). Overnight in hotel.
Day 07: Visit Lumbini garden, see the historical remains and archeological objects of interest. Afternoon fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight in hotel.
Day 08: Fly back home from Kathmandu airport.
- All airport/hotel transfers
- All nice hotel accommodation throughout the tour
- An experienced English-speaking tour guides including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper work and permits
- Sightseeing and monuments entry fee
- Jungle safari activities in Chitwan National Park
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (Main city)
- Extra night accommodation in any case
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
- Tips for guides and Driver