Nepal has a total of ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the two natural heritage sites. Seven of them are in Kathmandu Valley and another one is Lumbini-the birth place of Lord Buddha. Lumbini is about 300 kilometers west from the capital City Kathmandu. Similarly, the two natural heritage sites are Chitwan and Sagarmatha National Park. The Heritage Sites in Kathmandu comprises of three historical places- Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square; two Buddhist stupas- Swoyambhunath and Boudhanath; and two Hindu temples- Pashupatinath and Changu Narayan. The concentration of these heritage sites represent the cultural and political importance of Kathmandu Valley in the history of Nepal. All these monuments got recognition as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in October 1979.
The WHS of Nepal are an expression of the finest sensibility of the history and lifestyle of Nepal and are a legacy of Nepalese people to the delight of the whole human civilization. The historical monuments of the heritage sites have wonderful architecture due to the presence of three prominent styles namely Pagoda, Shikhara and Stupa. These abundant wooden historical structures are supplemented by bronze works and stone sculptures together forming the squares and palaces are hugely represented by images of gods, goddesses, demons, beasts, mythical figures, kings and the ordinary human beings engaged in their day-to-day activities. Our Heritage tour itinerary also includes other ancient and historical towns outside Kathmandu Valley. The historical town of Bandipur and Pokhara will provide an awesome experience together with the views of Himalayan panorama.
- Tour of major World Heritage Sites
- Visit of main temples and religious shrines
- Visit of Manakamana Temple, the wish fulfilling Goddess
- Adventurous drive on the hilly road
- Small hike and activities
- Awesome mountain views along the tour