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Nepal Heritage Tour - 8 Days

Nepal Heritage Tour

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

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu.

Reception by the Office Representative at the airport and we shall transfer you by our comfortable vehicle to a hotel located in the downtown followed by a short pre-trip meeting.

Day 2
Kathmandu City Cultural Tour.

After breakfast, sightseeing tour of World Heritage Sites will be started by an experienced City Tour Guide. Tour includes to Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Patan Durbar Square. The entirely stone made Krishna Temple, three-storied golden temples and the three main courtyards of the Durbar Square are the main attractions of Patan. Then we drive back to our hotel.

Day 3
Tour of Changunarayan Temple, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu Durbar Squares.

After breakfast, we drive towards Bhaktapur and reach Changunarayan where the first epigraphic evidence of Nepalese history found in the temple premises dating back to 464A.D. Then we take a short drive and enter Bhaktapur City. Bhaktapur is considered as one of the oldest cities in town and famous for the 15th Century Palace of 55 Windows and the artistic courtyards along with the Golden Gate and Pagoda style temples. After Bhaktapur, we take a drive back for a tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square where we can visit the famous Kumari Ghar (Temple of Living Goddess) and the guide will give a short account of Nepal’s history and art related to the shrines and palaces located here. We will return back to the same hotel after the tour.

Day 4
Drive to Bandipur after the visit of Manakamana Temple.

After breakfast, we take a drive for approximately 3-4 hours along the bank of the Trishuli River and arrive at Kurintar. Then we take a Cable Car ride for 15 minutes to reach the beautiful Manakamana Temple, the wish fulfilling Goddess on the southeast ridge of Gorkha. It is a famous pilgrimage site for Hindus and a beautiful Himalayan panorama including Mt. Manaslu can be viewed from here. After this short visit of Manakamana Temple, we drive to Bandipur. Bandipur is also known as the museum of Newari culture situated 7 km above Dumbre Bazaar at an altitude of 1,005 meters. We stay overnight in Bandipur.

Day 5
Bandipur exploration, drive to Pokhara.

Bandipur is still untouched by modernization and laced with an abundance of ancient houses, temples of great cultural values and historical architecture. We will explore this little paradise in the morning and after breakfast; we will continue our journey towards Pokhara. This is about 2 hour scenic drive and we will pass through many village settlements and small towns. Our Pokhara tour starts with a boat ride on the beautiful Fewa Lake where we can see the shadow of Mt. Fishtail over the Lake water.

Day 6
Tour of Pokhara.

We drive to Sarangkot to witness the Himalayan panorama that dominates Pokhara City early morning. The towering Annapurna and the famous ‘Fishtail’ peaks are the highlights of this trip. We drive back to hotel for breakfast via the visit of sacred Bindhyabasini Temple. After breakfast, we will visit David Falls, Gupteshwor Cave and the World Peace Pagoda. We will also visit the International Mountain Museum before ending today’s tour. You are free to explore the colorful town in the evening.

Day 7
Drive back to Kathmandu, Nepali cultural dinner.

After breakfast, we are now retracing our drive through the scenic Highway on the bank of the Trishuli River and end our tour in Kathmandu. After refreshing and taking some rest, we will join the typical Nepali dinner with live cultural program. The show ends at 9PM and we are back to the hotel for rest.

Day 8
Final departure.

This is the time to say good-bye and transfer to airport. Fly out Kathmandu with some beautiful memories. The drive from Thamel to airport takes about half an hour and needs to report 2 and half hours before the flight time.

Cost Includes:

  • Arrival/departure transfers between Airport-Hotel-Airport
  • All accommodations on twin sharing basis with breakfast
  • All internal transportation by private vehicle (car/van)
  • An English speaking City Tour Guide as per in the itinerary
  • Cable Car tickets for Manakamana Temple visit
  • A farewell Nepali dinner with live culture program

Cost Excludes:

  • Entrance fees to the monuments
  • Bar and beverages bills
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to the staff
  • International Airfare and Taxes

  • Mountain Flight
  • Custom Hiking Trips (Poonhill / Jomsom / Nagarkot / Namche Bazaar)
  • Jungle Safari in Bardia National Park
  • Bird Watching in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • Bungy Jumping / Canyoning / Paragliding / Ultralight Flight
  • Shopping Tours

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