UNESCO World Heritage Tour
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UNESCO World Heritage Tour Brief Insight
The UNESCO World Heritage Tour offers a unique blend of culture, history, religion, and nature dating back centuries. Spread throughout the nation, Nepal hosts 10 UNESCO world heritage sites; out of which 7 are located within the Kathmandu Valley.
While some heritages boast enchanting natural beauty, some display the ancient way of life through clever art and architecture. Exploring the cities of Kathmandu, Lumbini, and Pokhara, the tour circulates around three of the most glorious destinations in the entire country.
Brief Trip Description
Our UNESCO world heritage tour kicks off from Kathmandu as we make our way to the heritage of Swayambhunath followed by Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Boudhanath. This gives us an insight into the ancient culture and way of life. Also, it’s a great way to discover the religious and cultural aspects of the valley today.
The city of Bhaktapur is next on our list. It houses a stunning array including the stunning Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changunarayan Temple each boasting a vast amount of history. Capping off the heritages located within the valley is Patan Durbar Square located in the stunning architectural city of Patan. The city of Patan alongside Bhaktapur to date is regarded as the cultural capital of the nation. These places portray the beauty of the city and the proper maintenance of the heritage.
The next day takes us to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. From here, we tour the Mayadevi Temple before making our way to the monasteries commissioned by several nations. Ending our journey we head to the city of Pokhara. This adds the hint of nature with the stunning views of the Himalayas. Destinations like Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, and Phewa Lake around the city end the journey on a high note.
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- Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
- Day 02: Visit Kathmandu World Heritage Sites
- Day 03: Visit World Heritage Sites
- Day 04: Visit Patan World Heritage Sites
- Day 05: Drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini
- Day 06: Lumbini Sightseeing
- Day 07: Drive from Lumbini to Pokhara
- Day 08: Pokhara Sightseeing
- Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu |Farewell Dinner
- Day 10: Departure
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport you will be welcomed by our office representatives who will then drive you back to the hotel. Freshening up from the day’s journey you will be introduced with other members of the staff and your guides for the journey who will brief you on the trek. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Visit Kathmandu World Heritage Sites
The first day begins from the city of Kathmandu from the temple of Swayambhunath. The temple holy to both Hindus and Buddhists boasts a tranquil environment. Heading down we make our way to Pashupatinath temple revered by the Hindus. Next up is the cultural and historical center of Kathmandu Durbar Square. The monuments adorned with clever art and architecture is the highlight of the site as we end our day at Boudhanath monastery accompanied by the views of the sunset. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Visit World Heritage Sites
Today, we take on the cobbled stairs of Bhaktapur which takes us on a trip of history beginning from the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The courtyard of ancient kings houses stunning temples including the famed 55 windowed temple and Naytapola temple. Nearby is the 2 tiered temple of Changunarayan Temple which is not bound to a particular style of architecture while it borrows aspects of Pagoda and Shikhara Styles. The temple houses the first written piece of history kept by the nation in the form of an inscription. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 04: Visit Patan World Heritage Sites
The final day of our world heritage sites visit within Kathmandu Valley takes us all the way to Patan. Patan Durbar Square is the place to be with its stunning temple and palaces. Amongst them, the ancient royal palace of the Malla Kings is well known amongst travelers. The entire durbar square is a marvel of Newari art and architecture with stunning carvings decorating the walls of the heritage. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 05: Drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini
With the heritage of Kathmandu over, we make our way towards Lumbini. The journey is a pleasant one with stunning views of nature. Taking on the bends of the Prithvi Highway the journey finds the sandy banks of Narayani River before overlapping with the East-West Highway. The final stretch of the journey takes us through the flat Terai landscapes all the way to Lumbini. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 06: Lumbini Sightseeing
The day begins early as we make our way to Mayadevi Temple. The temple has protected the sacred land where Lord Buddha. On the temple premises is a lake alongside architecture belonging to several centuries. Next up is the world peace stupa located on the edge of the region. En route, there are several monasteries commissioned by various nations which are established as the homage to the holy land and Lord Buddha. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 07: Drive from Lumbini to Pokhara
The journey heads to our final destination; the naturally beautiful city of Pokhara. The journey takes about five hours as we head north through the Siddhartha Highway crossing Kali Gandaki River midway. The journey touches down at Pokhara just in time to witness the stunning beauty of the Himalayas accompanied by the setting sun. Overnight stay in Pokhara.
Day 08: Pokhara Sightseeing
Our Pokhara tour kicks off with the stunning Mahendra and Bat Cave. Next up is the natural waterfall named Davis Falls alongside the religious temple of Gupteshwor Mahadev. Heading towards the world peace pagoda, we get to enjoy the views of the entire city of Pokhara alongside the Himalayas before descending down through the stunning Phewa Lake concluding our journey. Overnight stay in Pokhara.
Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu |Farewell Dinner
The final day of the journey we make our way back to Kathmandu taking on the winding bends of Prithvi Highway. Bidding goodbye to the Himalayas the journey takes us through stunning natural landscapes as we find the banks of Trishuli River leading all the way down to Kathmandu. Reaching Kathmandu we head directly to the hotel to freshen up. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 10: Departure
Our representatives will drop you back at Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.
What is included in UNESCO World Heritage Tour
- All Airports/Hotel transfers by private vehicle.
- Accommodation in 3 stars category Hotels in Kathmandu and in other available places with Breakfast.
- We provide transportation for your whole tour.
- Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during your tour days.
- Entrance ticket fees for National Parks and Conservation Area entry
- All government officials and authorization necessary fees for your travel purpose.
- Tour guide
- All your travel and rescue arrangements. (during any emergencies)
- First Aid Kits and Medical supplies.
- Welcome or Farewell dinner programs.
What is Excluded
- Nepal entry Visa fee and charges in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu. Visit Nepal Immigration
- International Air Fare to and from Kathmandu, Nepal.
- Extra Night accommodation and meals during your early arrival, late departure as well as any domestic
flight delays (due to any specified reasons).
- Extra luggage charges.
- Other any your personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks,
- Bottled/boiled waters, hot shower, etc.
- Other food items than normal meals as specified.
- All your travel and rescue insurance in emergency situations.
- Personal buying and souvenirs.
- Tips during your hotels and restaurant visit.
- To purchase or rent any type of equipment or gears for personal use.
- To purchase special medicines and kits.