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Kathmandu: Private 7 UNESCO Heritage Sites Day Tour

1. Kathmandu: Private 7 UNESCO Heritage Sites Day Tour

Kathmandu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, contains 7 monuments and historic sites that have been recognized by UNESCO. These monument zones are the Durbar squares of the three cities of Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, and the religious temples of Swayambhu, Bouddha, Pashupati, & Changu Narayan. Pashupatinath Temple As one of the must visit legendary Hindu temple, this site welcomes millions of visitors every year. The temple is located on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, which runs down to the Ganges. Here, you get a chance to witness open public crematorium with all the rites and rituals being performed. You come to see even the holy men posing for pictures with painted face, dreadlocked hair & ash-applied body. Swayambhunath Temple Swayambhunath is approx. 2600 years old Buddhist Stupa, looking over the entire Kathmandu valley. It is often referred to as the Monkey Temple due to the hundreds of monkeys- the local dwellers. The main Stupa, ancient sculptures, temple of child protector goddess, monasteries, etc are the main attractions here. Boudhanath Bouddhanath is considered as one of the largest Stupas in the world, constructed back in the 4th century. The shrine itself resembles a Tibetan village since the locale comprises Tibetan monasteries. Besides this, there are a no. of painting schools with Lamas painting Thanka, the best souvenirs from Nepal. Patan Durbar Square Located about 5 km away from the capital city in the district of Lalitpur. It is a fusion of two influential religions, Buddhism and Hinduism. The town of patan perfectly showcased the genuine art, architecture, culture, religion and heritage. The classic architectural design displayed on the houses, fine handwork on the doors & windows represents the aesthetic ancient beauty. Kathmandu Durbar Square Kathmandu Durbar Square is a historic site situated in the heart of old Kathmandu city. The durbar square is surrounded by palaces, courtyards and temples. It is a pleasant place to visit due to its historical significance, magnificent Newari architecture, & bustling bazaars. Bhaktapur Durbar Square Bhaktapur Durbar Square located in Bhaktapur, a city in the Kathmandu Valley showcases the rich cultural heritage of Nepal. It is renowned for its well-preserved medieval architecture, temples, palaces, & intricate artwork. It is filled with numerous other shrines, statues, and courtyards, each displaying remarkable architectural and artistic craftsmanship. Changunarayan Temple Changunarayan Temple, one of the oldest temples in Nepal, is located on a hilltop in the village of Changu Narayan, near Bhaktapur. It is believed to have been built in the 4th century during the Lichhavi dynasty, making it one of the oldest surviving wooden structures in Nepal. Outline Itinerary: Our guide and driver will pick you up from your pick up point and your guided sightseeing tour starts. You will have a lunch break between the tour and you will be escorted to your hotel in the late afternoon.

From Kathmandu: Nagarkot Panoramic Day Hike with Lunch

2. From Kathmandu: Nagarkot Panoramic Day Hike with Lunch

Your guide will pick up from your hotel (downtown) by a private car and drive (1:30 hr) to Nagarkot view point. Enjoy the view of Himalayan panorama including Mt. Everest, Gauri Shanker, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang, Ganesh Himal and many more. Continue driving (25m) and start hiking (3 hr approx) to Changu Narayan temple (Unesco World Heritage site). On the way you will see rural life of Nepal, seasonal farming, goat grazing farmers and locally alcohol making. The trail will be flat walking in the begining and hike up and again flat and little down at the end. You will visit a Hindu temple on the way. While arriving to Changu village, you will have a lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch visit Changu Narayan temple. The temple has some master piece of Nepalese stone carvings, wood carvings and master piece of God and Goddess icons. After exploring the temple, drive back to your hotel and end the tour.

From Kathmandu: Half-Day Guided Tour of Bhaktapur

3. From Kathmandu: Half-Day Guided Tour of Bhaktapur

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Bhaktapur, known for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artworks. Meet the local Newari community and learn about their culture and customs. Admire the incredible architecture of the palaces and temples around Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Get picked up form your accommodation in Kathmandu and drive for about an hour to Bhaktapur. Discover Bhaktapur Durbar Square with your experienced guide, who will tell you the history of the 30 meter tall Naytpola Temple, the 55 Window Palace, and more of what you see in the old city. Admire the 55 Window Palace with its unique architectural design and beautiful details on the handcrafted wooden windows and doors. Meet the Newar community living here and learn about their culture and traditions.

Kathmandu : 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour with Lunch

4. Kathmandu : 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour with Lunch

The Seven World Heritage Sites private day tour takes the visitors to a full 8 hours day tour inside this frenetic and enigmatic capital. They include Boudhanth Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, a highly esteemed pilgrimage site for Hindus, Changunarayan Temple, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Mahachaitya, the famous Monkey Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Outline Itinerary : 08:00 am: Tour begins from your hotel The tour begins at 08:00 AM in the morning from your hotel and will take you to a full 8 hours day tour inside the historical and enigmatic valley of Kathmandu. 08:30 am: Boudhanath Stupa The first halt of the seven heritage sites will be at Boudhanath, the Stupa with the largest mandala. The stupa is said to entomb the remains of Kassapa Buddha. 09:30 am: Pashupatinath Temple You will then board the private vehicle to move towards Pashupatinath, one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites of Hindus. The temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is located in Kathmandu, Nepal near the Bagmati River. 10:30 am: Changunarayan Temple Changunarayan is an ancient Hindu temple, located on a high hilltop that is also known as Changu or Dolagiri in Changunarayan Municipality of Bhaktapur District, Nepal. Moreover, the temple is considered to be one of the oldest temples in Nepal. 11:30 am: Bhaktapur Durbar Square Bhaktapur is an ancient city that is both the smallest district and the biggest Durbar Square of Nepal, Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It is also a Unesco World Heritage Site that includes four other smaller Durbar Squares within. 01:00 am: Patan Durbar Square Patan Durbar Square is situated at the center of the city of Lalitpur in Nepal. Moreover, it is one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which are Unesco World Heritage Sites. One of its attractions is the medieval royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided. 02:30 am: Swayambhunath Stupa The tour then moves towards Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple that features a large Stupa known as the Mahachaitya. The Tibetan name for the site means Sublime Trees, for the many varieties of trees found on the hill. However, Shingun may be of Nepal Bhasa name for the complex, Swayambhu, meaning self-sprung. 03:30 am: Kathmandu Durbar Square Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the three Durbar (royal palace) Squares in the valley that are Unesco World Heritage Sites. Although the construction of the square began in the third century, the major structures within it were added in later periods. The outer complex consists of a number of 16th-century temples built during the reign of Malla kings. These buildings are adorned with meticulously carved facades characteristic to Newari architecture. 04:00 am: Drop back to your hotel After the successful completion of your tour, you will be dropped off back to your hotel or your specified location in Kathmandu.

kathmandu visit sight seeing

5. kathmandu visit sight seeing

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a fascinating destination with a rich cultural heritage and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These sites offer a glimpse into the history, art, and architecture of the region. Here are some of the notable World Heritage Sites you can explore while sightseeing in Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Square: This historic square is surrounded by palaces, courtyards, and temples. It was once the royal palace of the Malla kings and is now a captivating display of ancient architecture, including the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (home of the Living Goddess), and various temples. Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple): Perched on a hilltop, Swayambhunath is a sacred Buddhist site known for its iconic stupa adorned with the watchful eyes of the Buddha. The panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley from the top are breathtaking. Pashupatinath Temple: This sacred Hindu temple complex is located along the banks of the Bagmati River. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is an important pilgrimage site. The temple's unique architecture, along with the rituals and ceremonies that take place here, provide an insight into Hindu culture. Boudhanath Stupa: Another significant Buddhist site, Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in Nepal. It is a center of Tibetan culture and is surrounded by monasteries, shops, and vibrant prayer flags. The stupa's serene atmosphere makes it a popular place for meditation and reflection. Patan Durbar Square: Situated in the nearby city of Patan, this square is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture. It features intricately designed palaces, temples, and courtyards. The Patan Museum within the complex houses a remarkable collection of art and artifacts. Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Bhaktapur is famous for its well-preserved medieval architecture and is often referred to as the "City of Devotees." The square is home to exquisite temples, traditional Newar architecture, and intricate woodwork. Remember that these sites hold cultural and religious significance, so it's important to respect local customs and traditions while visiting. Exploring these World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu provides a unique opportunity to connect with Nepal's rich history and spirituality.

Chitwan National Park 2N 3D Tour

6. Chitwan National Park 2N 3D Tour

Chitwan National Park is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site located in the Terai region of Nepal. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, rhinos, Bengal tigers, leopards, and over 600 species of birds. The park is also home to the Tharu people, an indigenous group who have lived in the area for centuries. A Chitwan National Park tour is a great way to experience the natural beauty and wildlife of Nepal. There are a variety of activities available, including: Jeep safaris through the jungle Canoeing on the Rapti River Bird watching Cultural tours of Tharu villages Elephant bathing Day 1: Early in the morning take Tourist Bus from Kathmandu to Chitwan. Upon arrival, you will be a receipt at Chitwan Bus Park and be taken to your accommodation. After refreshing with cold drinks, you'll have time to rest. Later in the evening, visit Chitwan National Park to explore its wildlife, history, and essence. Enjoy a beautiful sunset from the Rapti River and participate in a Tharu dance program during a village tour in the Tharu Village of Chitwan. Day 2: Begin the day with breakfast at 7:00 AM, followed by a canoe ride along the Rapti River. You may see a rare species of crocodile and take a short jungle walk. After a quick lunch, embark on a Jeep safari deep into the jungle to observe wildlife and vegetation. Encounter various animals, which are considered Nepal's prosperity. Return to the resort for dinner in the evening. Day 3: Wake up at 6:30 AM and have breakfast at 7:00 AM. Then, head to the bus station for a drive back to Kathmandu.

Kathmandu: Private Bhaktapur and Patan Sightseeing Tour

7. Kathmandu: Private Bhaktapur and Patan Sightseeing Tour

Embark on a 6 hour tour of Patan and Bhaktapur to discover the rich cultural heritage of two separate kingdoms from early times. These medieval cities are filled with age-old palaces, temples, shrines, monasteries, and courtyards. They both offer extensive historical centers and boast otherworldly views, and are listed as Unesco World Heritage Sites Outline Itinerary: 10:00 AM: Tour begins from your hotel The tour begins with a Tour Guide picking you up from your hotel. You will then take half an hour drive towards the city of Patan. 10:30 AM: Patan Durbar Square Patan Durbar Square in Lalitpur has the ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided. The Durbar Square is a marvel of Newar architecture. The square floor is tiled with red bricks. There are many temples and statues in the area including the most famous Krishna Mandir made by stone. 12:00 PM: Drive to Bhkatapur You will then take 40 minute drive towards the city of Bhkatapur. 12:40 AM: Explore Bhaktapur Durbar Square You begin your tour at Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a former royal palace complex that housed the Malla Kings of Nepal from 14th to 15th century and the kings of the Kingdom of Bhaktapur from 15th to late 18th century until the kingdom was conquered in 1769. The former palace grounds have been used as government offices, schools and private houses. Like the ones of Kathmandu and Patan, Bhaktapur Durbar Square contains various temples, palaces and courtyards all of which were built in the traditional Nepalese architecture. Right behind the golden gate, you can find another majestic masterpiece known as 55 Jhyale Durbar. Here you can observe the preeminent illustration of wood carvings of the Malla periods in this building. Nyātāpola, a five tiered temple located in the central part of Bhaktapur, is the tallest monument within the city and is also the tallest temple of Nepal. This temple was commissioned by King Bhupatindra Malla, the construction completed in 1702. Pottery Square as its name means is a square full of pottery works. This square is not as big as Durbar square but is a hub to do the shopping for Nepalese handicrafts. 4:00 PM: Drop back to your hotel You will be dropped back to your hotel at three in the afternoon.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

8. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga is the third-highest peak in the world. It sits on the eastern border between Nepal and India. Visit Himalaya Treks offers this thrilling 22-day Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek itinerary, which includes both the north and south base camps. Highlights of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek: • Trek around the world’s third-highest peak • Breathtaking south Kanchenjunga view from Oktang • Majestic north Kanchenjunga view from Pangpema • Visit the Tibetan villages of Ghunsa and Phale • Feel the wilderness of this untouched area with few other travelers The Kanchenjunga area is rarely visited, and definitely off the beaten path. Travelers will encounter locals but very few other tourists. The landscape and flora of this trek are extremely varied. If trekking in spring, you will be treated to the wonderful sight of red, pink, purple, and white Rhododendron flowers. They're called Laliguransin Nepali and are the national flower of Nepal. In the same trek, you will also pass through jungles, bamboo, and pine forests, and see glaciers surrounded by rugged rocky peaks. The contrasts are amazing. There is also a fascinating cultural element to this trek. The route passes through several typical hill villages, where the real rural Nepali lifestyle can be observed. The ethnic groups inhabiting this area are mainly hill and mountain-dwelling people, including Limbu, Tamang, Sherpa, Bhote, and Gurung, as well as Chhetri, Brahman, and Newar. Each has a different culture, and you can learn about these while trekking and talking with local people (with the help of your guide!) The Route Followed The trek to Kanchenjunga begins with a 45-minute flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur, right on Nepal's south-western border with India. Then, a three-hour drive takes you to an area of beautiful green tea gardens, Kanyam. Stay overnight here, and enjoy the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets of Kanchenjunga. Just a little teaser of what you will see in the days to come! In the morning, after breakfast, continue driving to Taplejung/Suketar, where the trek begins. The trek starts by passing through typical hilly terraced villages, and heads to the southern base camp of Kanchenjunga. On the trek to the southern base camp, Oktang (4730m) is a spectacular viewpoint atop a moraine overlooking a glacier. From there, catch amazing views of numerous high mountains, including Kokthang (6148m), Rathong (6678m), Kabru Range, Kanchenjunga Range, and Jannu (7710m). Three challenging yet very scenic passes separate the northern and southern base camps of Kanchenjunga. Once you cross these, you'll notice more settlements. Ghunsa (3475m), a lovely Tibetan Buddhist village, is one of the biggest villages in the higher valleys of the Kanchenjunga Region. Kambachen (4225m) and Lhonak (4815m) are seasonal settlements, the only two places higher than Ghunsa.

Kathmandu Valley trek with sightseeing

9. Kathmandu Valley trek with sightseeing

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu • Arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. • Check into your hotel and take some rest after your journey. • Use the evening to explore the local markets or visit some of the nearby cultural sites in Kathmandu. Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing • Embark on a full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. • Visit Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu temples in the world. • Explore Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in Nepal and an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. • Visit Swayambhunath Stupa (also known as the Monkey Temple) with its stunning panoramic views of the city. • Explore Kathmandu Durbar Square, a historic square with ancient palaces, temples, and courtyards. Day 3: Kathmandu - Sundarijal - Chisapani • Drive to Sundarijal (approximately 1 hour from Kathmandu). • Begin your trek from Sundarijal and hike uphill through the Shivapuri National Park. • Pass through dense forests and picturesque Tamang villages. • Reach Chisapani, a beautiful hill station, and enjoy the panoramic views of the Himalayas. Day 4: Chisapani - Nagarkot • After breakfast, start your trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot. • The trail will take you through charming villages, terraced fields, and lush forests. • Nagarkot is renowned for its sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas, and on clear days, you can even spot Mt. Everest. Day 5: Nagarkot – Changunarayan Temple & Drive to Kathmandu • Wake up early to witness the mesmerizing sunrise over the Himalayas. • After breakfast, trek from Nagarkot to Changunarayan Temple. • Visit Temple and Drive to Kathmandu Day 6: Departure from Kathmandu • If you have time before your departure, you can visit more cultural sites or do some last-minute shopping. • Depart from Kathmandu with wonderful memories of your Kathmandu Valley trek and sightseeing tour.

Bhaktapur Heritage Tour

10. Bhaktapur Heritage Tour

Bhaktapur is a historic city located in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. Known for its rich cultural heritage and well-preserved medieval architecture, Bhaktapur is often referred to as the "City of Devotees" or the "Living Museum." The city was once a flourishing kingdom during the Malla period, and its old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors to Bhaktapur can explore its narrow winding streets, ancient temples, courtyards, and palaces, all showcasing exquisite woodwork and intricate craftsmanship. The Durbar Square is the heart of the city and home to many impressive structures, including the 55-Window Palace, Vatsala Temple, and Nyatapola Temple, which is one of the tallest pagoda-style temples in Nepal. Apart from its architectural marvels, Bhaktapur is also famous for its vibrant festivals, where traditional rituals and cultural performances are showcased with great zeal and enthusiasm. The city's timeless charm and traditional way of life make it a popular destination for tourists seeking an authentic Nepalese experience.

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Guide was knowledgeable, entertaining, lively, interesting, and I had little problem understanding him (spoke with a Nepali accent, but English accent was good). Transportation was excellent: expert, on time, clean, comfortable, friendly service. Only concern: the guide took me to several shops where the owners provided great information, yet they all clearly had an expectation that I would make a purchase. I was not comfortable with that arrangement. It nullified any bargaining power I might have had.

Picked me up on time from the agreed upon location. Guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. I have 0 complaints and the price was very reasonable.

Excellent tour. Really knowledgeable guide and plenty of interesting sights to see