UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour
Nepal has 10 UNESCO enlisted world heritage site and Kathmandu only has 7, within the distance of 7km from each other. Explore all cultural, archaeological and natural aspects of Nepal.
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Activity Level Fairly Easy
Group Size Medium Group
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal display architectural, religious, and cultural significance, along with unique biodiversity and wildlife. Hence, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour takes you to some of the most famous destinations within the valley. Brace yourselves for a journey that takes you through the cultural and architectural melodrama of Kathmandu and Lumbini.
On this tour, you will visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and the birthplace of Buddha- Lumbini.
The trip commences once you have fulfilled all your documentations and legal formalities, and arrive in Kathmandu. The initial part of the tour involves a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu valley which includes Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath.
Pashupatinath is a holy temple for Hindus and gets a visit from many devotees from both Nepal and India. Swayambhunath and Boudhanath are Buddhist Stupas. On the other hand, the architectural utopias of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan durbar squares are a remarkable specimen of cultural brilliance. These relics were carved by the Malla kings and with a slight renovation, have withstood the test of time.
Next, our journey leads us away from Kathmandu to Kapilvastu District’s Lumbini. Here, we can see amazing temples like the Maya Devi temple and the Golden temple which help us validate the fact about Buddha’s birth and his teachings. The Lumbini Area has many monasteries built by different countries deflecting their art and version of Buddhism. From Lumbini, we hit the road again and make our way to Pokhara.
This beautiful city is filled with many natural landmarks that go by the name of Phewa Lake, Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, and the ever-present Machhapuchhre (6997m) and Annapurna Mountains. After fully exploring the Pokhara valley, we drive back to Kathmandu which marks the end of this tour.
Eternal Himalaya has been in the tourism industry for over a decade and is well equipped with the necessary tools and experience. An experienced guide will accompany you during this tour and give you details history and information about these sites. For further information, please contact us.
- Airport picks up and drop by private vehicle.
- 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast basis
- 2 nights’ accommodation in Lumbini
- 2 nights’ accommodation in Pokhara
- All sightseeing by Private guide and private transportation
- All ground transportation by private vehicle.
- Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the tour
- All necessary paper works and entry permits.
- All accommodations in hotels during the tour.
- An experienced Government licensed guide and porters.
- All government taxes.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport and meet our representative and transfer you to your hotel. Along the way, our representative will brief you about the contents of the trip in detail. Enjoy a delicious lunch and then take a quick stroll around the local area. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu World Heritage Sites visit
Today, we shall commence the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour by visiting the major landmarks in the Kathmandu Valley. The tour heads to the destinations including Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath. The Pashupatinath temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva whereas Swayambhunath and Boudhanath are hubs for Buddhists. Head towards Kathmandu Durbar Square to observe the architectural marvel that dates back hundreds of years. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Bhaktapur/Patan World Heritage Sites visit
Today, we shall head out of Kathmandu to the neighboring Bhaktapur and Patan Districts. You will visit the other two Durbar Squares. The Patan Durbar Square was built by the Malla kings hundreds of years ago. Krishna temple, Bhimsen temple, and the Taleju Bhawani temple are major attractions here. Next, we head 13 km north of Kathmandu to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Marvel at the 55 window palace and Nyatapola temple as you walk around the big square. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini| 150m
Today, we leave Kathmandu and drive to the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, Lumbini. The drive to Lumbini goes through the PrithviHighway which later joins the East-West highway. The ride takes you through the hilly region of Nepal to the flatlands of Nepal, Terai Region. Once in Lumbini, you can take rest or take a quick stroll in Lumbini. Overnight in Lumbini.
Today, we will try to explore the whole of Lumbini. Our tour takes us to Maya Devi Temple and it is here that Lord Buddha was born. We shall observe the Ashoka pillar which dates back to 249 BC and find serenity in the World Peace Pagoda which was built by Japan. We can explore the Myanmar Golden temple, and other monasteries made by other countries that practice Buddhism as well. Overnight in Lumbini.
Drive from Lumbini to Pokhara| 820m
The objective of the day is to reach Pokhara. We shall use the Siddhartha Highway and make our way out of Terai Region as we head to the Hilly Region of Nepal once again. The journey takes about 6 hours and once you arrive at Pokhara, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can indulge in a quick stroll at Pokhara in the evening. Overnight in Pokhara.
Pokhara Valley is beautiful and is a tourist hub. There are caves, waterfalls, lakes, and mountains to see, and adventuring activities like boating and paragliding to do. We head to and boat on the Phewa Lake. From the Lake, on a clear day, you can see Annapurna and Machhapuchhre Mountains. Later, we can visit Davis Falls and we will take a quick stroll in the Bat Cave. If time permits, you will also visit peace Pagoda.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu |Farewell Dinner
Leaving Pokhara, we drive back to Kathmandu. We shall get on a bus and cover a distance of 200 km. The long drive goes through the Prithvi highway and is filled with a picturesque display of minor settlements and highway towns accompanied with view of hills and mountains. In Kathmandu, the company will host you a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today is your final day in Nepal and our representative will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight home. We hope you had a wonderful time in Nepal with us. Goodbye and Thanks!
Geography : Forest/Hills/Terai
Location : Kathmandu/Kaski/Kapilvastu
Level of Difficulty : Easy
Duration of Tour : 9 Days
Max Altitude : 1300m
Religions : Buddhist/Hindu
Ethnic People : Brahmin/Chhetri
Accommodation : Hotel/Lodges/Teahouse
Transportation : Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
Minimum Pax : 2
- Visit the birthplace of Buddha at Lumbini
- Enjoy the natural beauty of Pokhara and its natural hallmarks
- Visit palace squares from the Malla Dynasty in Kathmandu
- Visit the major temples and monasteries related to Buddhism and Hinduism