Nepal Heritage Tour

Duration: 9 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle
  • Food: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Group Size: 1-12

Nepal Heritage tour combines the 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal. Chitwan National Park and Sagarmatha National Park are listed as UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites, 7 sites in Kathmandu Valley counted together as one, and Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Buddha are listed as UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Sites.

This is an ideal tour designed by Global Adventure Trekking to match the interests of those travellers who are enthusiastic on affluent architecture, culture, religion, history, exotic flora, and fauna. Whether you are a nature lover or a culture enthusiast, there's something for everyone.

Nepal Heritage tour starts from Kathmandu valley exploration. Carrying 30,000 years of civilization history, Kathmandu Valley is the epicentre of Nepal’s cultural history and politics. The valley consists of three medieval cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur among which Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. In Kathmandu valley, you will visit seven impressive monuments, namely Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Changu Narayan, Boudhanath, Swoyambunath and Pashupatinath.

Before long you will drive to Chitwan National Park, Nepal’s first national park and the first World Heritage sites from Country Nepal listed by UNESCO on 1979. Chitwan National Park is home to 600 plant species, 49 amphibians, 500 birds, 56 mammals, and its flagship species include one-horned Rhinoceros, Asian Elephants, and Royal Bengal tigers. Jungle activities here include bird watching, jungle walk, visit Elephant and Gharial breeding centres, canoeing, Machan viewing and watching Tharu culture and tradition.

After Chitwan National Park, you will drive to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, in Southern Nepal. A world heritage site, Lumbini hosts tremendously important archaeological sites from the period of Buddha such as nativity stone, Mayadevi pond, palace ruins of Shakya palaces, Ashoka pillar etc. Today it is being developed into the world’s peace centre containing meditation centre, world peace stupa, international monasteries, crane sanctuary, and Buddhist library and so on.

Highlights

  • Stopover and probe seven UNESCO world heritage monuments in Kathmandu Valley
  • Visit Chitwan National Park for jungle activities
  • Explore Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrivals and transfer to hotel

Our airport representative greets you at Kathmandu Airport (TIA) upon your arrival and transfers to Hotel. In the afternoon tour briefing followed by a stroll around the local market.

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Our trip starts at 9 AM after breakfast. Today, you will visit four Heritage sites in Kathmandu.

Boudha Nath Stupa: The largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the centre of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism.

Pashupatinath Temple: Nepal's most sacred Hindu shrine and considered one of the greatest Shiva sites, is located on the banks of the Bagmati River five km north-east of Kathmandu Valley

Swayambhunath Stupa: Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the northwest parts of the temple. From the top of Swoyambhunath, you get a great view of the entire Kathmandu valley.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Visit historical Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is in the heart of the Capital city of Nepal, where you will see the old Palace "the seat of power of the Malla and Shah Dynasties" until the Narayanhiti Palace was built. Get a sight of the Living Goddess Kumari at the Kumari Ghar.

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  • Hotel

Today you will visit other three Heritage sites in Patan and Bhaktapur.

Patan Durbar Square: Wonder Patan Durbar Square through narrow lanes where are numbers of Hindu and Buddhist temples with eternal wood and stone carvings wall. Admire numerous designs on wood carved windows and the architecture of Newar craftsmen of centuries ago. The stone carved Krishna temple made up of single stone is the incredible craftsmanship in the old Malla Dynasty and the row of pagoda temples are the highlights to see.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square "collection of Pagoda and Shikhara-style temples; sparkling masterpieces of metal, wood, and stone arts and architecture." You explore 55 Window Palace, statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, five-story Nyatapola Temple, dazzling Golden Gate, Dattatreya Square with its famous Peacock Window, chronological art Gallery, the Woodcarving Museum and the Brass & Bronze Museum.

Changu Narayan temple: Then finally we visit Changu Narayan temple where are Historical pillar erected by Manadeva in 464 AD, Garuda - flying vehicle of Lord Vishnu, Statue of Bhupalendra Malla and his queen BhuwanLakshmi as well as 7th century stone sculptures - Chanda Narayan, Sridhar Vishnu, Vishworup, Vishnu Vikrant and Narasimha.

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  • Hotel

After having breakfast, we start our journey by a drive to Chitawan where is Nepal’s first national park and the first World Heritage sites from Country Nepal listed by UNESCO in 1979.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

This day set to do full day jungle activities in the national park. Enjoy a canoe ride on Rapti River, Bird watching, Jungle walk, Elephant bathing, Elephant back safari etc. We can explore Tharu village, Elephant breeding centre, Sunset views on Rapti River and in the evening enjoy Tharu cultural dance.

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  • Hotel

After breakfast, we will drive to Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. It's about 130 Km and takes around 4 hours.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

Today we explore the birthplace of Gautam Buddha – Lumbini, a world heritage site. We visit Mayadevi temple with pond, palace ruins of Shakya, Ashoka pillar, world peace flame, international monasteries, crane sanctuary, Buddhist library and so on.

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  • Hotel

Today we drive back to Kathmandu which will takes around 7hrs. Optional we arrange you the flight for an additional cost. Transfer to Hotel and Evening farewell dinner at Nepalese typical restaurant.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
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After having the hygienic breakfast we will transfer you to The Kathmandu Airport with a private vehicle for your final departure.

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What's included

All government and local taxes and entry fees

All ground transportation by private vehicle

8-night twin sharing accommodation and Breakfast at the 2-star category Hotels

Experienced English speaking tour guide with government license

Farewell dinner with cultural programme

  • International flights Tickets
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and evening meals
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), Driver(s)
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