UNESCO world heritage sites tour - 9 Days

UNESCO world heritage sites tour

Highlights

  • Enjoy the mix of Newar, Hindu, and Buddhist culture around the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Visit the birthplace of Lord Buddha in Lumbini
  • Explore the tourist attractions in the Pokhara Valley
  • Relish the views of the Annapurna Himalayas and Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m)
  • Duration9 Days
  • Max. Altitude1,350
  • Trip GradeEasy
  • Group Size1 - 10
  • Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu, Lumbini, and Pokhara
  • Accommodation3- Star hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini

Overview

Nepal is a multicultural country with many different ethnic groups living together. Cultural facets of Nepal present themselves in many different forms throughout the country, many in religious places and many more others in multitudes of dispositions. It’s like festivals, costumes, music and art, and architecture. The nation presents a wide variety of cultural, historical, and religious heritages that have been revered since ancient times. Nepal is the birthplace of Lord Gautama Buddha- the founder of Buddhism, and also harbors the world’s largest Buddhist Mandala, as well as a revered Hindu site of Pashupatinath. Many of these features have also been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list (UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour).

The 9 Days UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour is a beautiful package that presents you the chance to experience Nepal’s historical treasures. It is a great way to gain insight into the country’s deep dexterous roots that branch out towards wood crafts, stone masonry, and metal moldings. From historic Durbar Squares comprising of amazing stone idols and wood crafts in the traditionally stylized New architectural buildings to religious temples of grand scales, Nepal’s heritages expand the length of the country and hold special veneration from the people.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour

The tour begins in the Kathmandu valley and its three major cities- Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan. In Kathmandu, the tour takes you to famous places like the Pashupatinath Temple, the Bouddhanath Stupa, the Swayambhunath Stupa, and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Each of these places is quite commendable in its display of wonderful crafts. The Kathmandu Durbar Square, for example, presents an ornate display of old monarchial palaces and idols of Gods in a sprawling courtyard. Likewise, Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important Hindu temples and pulls in thousands of pilgrims every year, both from Nepal as well as India. The Bouddhanath Stupa is the largest Buddhist Mandala in the world and a revered Buddhist site in the valley. Similarly, the Swayambhunath Stupa is located atop a hill that presents good panoramic views of the city from its temple premises.

Visit Durbar Square

Nepal Heritage Tour takes you to the two Durbar Squares of the Bhaktapur and Patan cities, where you can enjoy their cultural and religious attributes. Further on, you will then visit Lumbini- the birthplace of Lord Buddha, where you can explore the Mayadevi Temple and also enjoy various Buddhist monasteries built within the vicinities that each exhibit different architectural elements. Pokhara is also included in the tour, where you can enjoy the city’s many natural and cultural components. Pokhara is also called the “Tourist Hub” of Nepal. Pohkara is the gateway of the Annapurna region and is situated beside the beautiful Phewa Lake, flanked by the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. From the city, you can also enjoy amazing views of the mountain peaks, as well as partake in adventure activities the city is famous for like zip-lining, paragliding and bungee jumping.

The UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour is a perfect package that incorporates the best historical and cultural characteristics of the country in a relatively short amount of time. It is a good combination of both natural and cultural attributes that Nepal harbors. Furthermore, with each step of the way, you will be getting the absolute best services, from accommodation and guidance to transportation and meals. The tour is one of the best family vacation packages in Nepal. similarly, Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan tours Thus, book your trip with High Route Adventure today!

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

    You may arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by one of our airport representatives. He will help you get transferred to your Hotel. There are no planned activated for the day, thus you may check into your Hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

    Altitude: 1,350 m
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 2: Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Visit

    Today, you will have a guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city's heritage sites, starting with a visit to the Pashupatinath, a revered Hindu temple situated by the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Next, you will visit Bouddhanath Stupa, one of the most important Buddhist sites in the city. The next stop is the Swayambhunath Stupa, situated atop a hill from where the entire view of the city is seen quite spectacularly. Finally, you will visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square- a sprawling courtyard of old palaces, temples, and monuments. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

    Altitude: 1,350 m
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 3: Bhaktapur and Patan World Heritage Sites Visit

    This day, you will be visiting the two other major cities that make up the Kathmandu Valley beside the capital- Bhaktapur, and Patan. You will visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and the Patan Durbar Square, both sprawling courtyards of architectural marvels, which offer dramatic art forms like wood crafts and stone masonry embedded in the monuments, buildings, and temples. Bhaktapur is also known for its pottery work and Patan is famous for its red-tiled cobblestone pathways. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

    Altitude: 1,350 m
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 4: Drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini

    You will be driving to Lumbini today, which is situated about 289 kilometers away. It takes about 7 hours to get there, and the drive consists of beautiful countryside sceneries, with occasional terrace farms and rivers swiftly jutting across the terrain. The drive is peaceful and quite beautiful. After reaching, you will be transferred to the Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Lumbini.

    Altitude: 149 m
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 5: Lumbini Sightseeing

    Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and is a revered Buddhist site. Several old temples, including the sacred Mayadevi Temple with the Puskarini Pond, are enclosed within a compound. The place also includes the Asoka Pillar, said to have been built by Emperor Asoka of India. The sightseeing tour of Lumbini includes visiting these locations, as well as enjoying a rickshaw-ride to many monasteries that are situated within, each with different architectural styles and built by different monastic sects and countries. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Lumbini.

    Altitude: 149 m
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 6: Drive from Lumbini to Pokhara

    From Lumbini, you will be taking a ride to Pokhara- the second largest city in Nepal, and a prominent tourist hub. It is located about 203 kilometers away from Lumbini and takes about 6 hours via road. Much like the drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini, the journey this time is also filled with beautiful sights and natural beauties. Finally, as you approach Pokhara, you will get your first glimpses of the Annapurna Peaks. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Pokhara.

    Altitude: 819 m
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 7: Pokhara Sightseeing

    This day is reserved for sightseeing in the Pokhara city, where you will be visiting its many highlights and attractions- like the Mahendra Cave, the World Peace Pagoda, Davis Fall, the Gupteshwor Cave and many more. You can also visit the International Mountaineering Museum, as well as the Gorkha Memorial Museum. After a full day of touring and adventure activities, you will be transferred back to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Pokhara.

    Altitude: 819 m
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 8: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

    Early morning, after the visit to Sarangkot, you will have your breakfast, and then drive back to Kathmandu, bidding goodbye to the Annapurna Mountains. The drive is pleasant and runs along the highway beside the Kali Gandaki River. After arriving back in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

    Altitude: 1,350 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 09: Departure

    Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the airport for your airport departure.

    Meals: Breakfast

Tailor Made Holiday

You can change the itinerary, services, accommodation, and duration of this trip to suit your needs, budget. The choice is your.  Let us help you tailor-make your precious Vacation.

Inclusion

What's included ?

  • Airport pick up & Drop off service in a private vehicle
  • All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • 3-star accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • 3- star accommodation in lumbini with Breakfast
  • 3-star accommodation in Pokhara with Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tour as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Professional English speaking, Government licensed local tour Guide for sightseeing
  • Staff cost including their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, Equepment etc
  • All local and government taxes administrative charge

What's not included ?

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, pokhara and lumbini
  • Nepal visa
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses ( laundry, bar bills, snacks, phone calls, internet etc)
  • Tips for Guide and Drive(tipping is Expected)
  • Any Unseen expenses due to circumstances beyond our control

FAQs of UNESCO world heritage sites tour

  • How are the tours within Kathmandu city?

    Kathmandu, although a semi-modern and metropolitan city, still retaining its age-old culture and customs of ancient times, of Lichavi / Lichchhavi, Malla, and the former Shah kingdom period. A delightful tour for a day visiting its most important places from Hindu temples, Buddhist Stupas and old Royal Palace with beautiful courtyards. Most of the historical and religious monuments were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Not, only Kathmandu's main city as well adjoin lovely sites within the valley with Patan / Lalitpur and Bhaktapur cities. An interesting tour visiting the best areas as well around heritage villages and town within Kathmandu city outskirt. On your tour toward birthplace of Lord Buddha and beauty city of Pokhara.
  • Do we have to pay the entrance fee on places of interest?

    Yes, but once you book the city tour of Kathmandu with High Route Adventure, all tours and transportation with guide and drivers are included on the tour cost. Where our expert city and cultural guide will pay for the entrance tickets in all places of the tour. Different categories of the entrance ticket price, for SAARC (South Asian Area Regional Countries) that is besides Nepal, included Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Pakistan have to pay less than other foreign nationalities. The most expensive entry fee is a tour of Bhaktapur charge US$ 10 which equals Nepalese Rupees of about RS 1, 620.
  • What are the main culture that we see on tour?

    Besides, ancient religious and historical places on tour, you will have the opportunity to witness the daily life of local Nepalese, traditional custom, and culture of great interest. Kathmandu city and around its cities a melting pot of various religions, the main major religion with a larger number is Hinduism, followed by Buddhism and other minorities with their own community cult and religions. In Kathmandu city tour is populated by native and indigenous Newar people, where culture is vast and rich of both Hindu and Buddhist religions. Which you can observe on tour especially around religious sites in temples, shrines, and monasteries.
  • On entering temple and monasteries any restriction on dress code?

    Especially for ladies wearing short sleeves dresses, should able to cover the body if possible, on entering especially in Hindu temples where allowed for non-Hindu visitors. Wearing hats or caps inside the room of the shrine is not permitted as a sign of respect to the holy place in Hindu and Buddhist sites of temples and monasteries. Shoes have to be left outside, as for men and women preferable with long sleeve shirts pants, or skirts. However, Buddhist monasteries are not really strict on dresses, except for the shoes and slippers, and headcovers. Respecting the local culture in respective temples and monasteries and observe silence is the best way.
  • Does all tour includes temples and monasteries or to scenic places?

    The most tour takes you around temples and monasteries of religious and historical importance, including old royal palace and courtyards. Some tour that we have includes scenic viewpoint staying in mountain resorts and hotels of great comfort. Where one enjoys spectacular views of the snow-capped mountain range from the hotel terraces, and balcony and at some view-points with short walks to catch the best panorama of surroundings beautiful landscapes. Besides, temples and monasteries we have a tour within Kathmandu valley scenic places of Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, and Hattiban Resorts for wonderful views and scenery of Himalayan peaks, with stunning sunrise and sunsets to enjoy with a refreshing warm cup of hot drinks.
  • Do you organize a tour as well for handicapped people?

    Yes, we arrange tours for all types of people and age-groups as well for handi-capped or disable people, we will allocate guides and staff as well medical people to attend the needy sick or handicapped person in any leisure tour and sightseeing programs. In past years we do get requests to organize such tours especially for handicapped groups of people. We arrange with immense care, where equipment’s for handicap person should bring on the tour, for comfort and reliability like good latest wheel-chair, crutches, and other items needed. We will have more staff besides guides to take care of and to show the wonders of Nepalese arts and crafts, culture, and views of Himalayan high peaks.
  • What type of transport do we have on the tour?

    For a short tour around Kathmandu valley and its main cities, we arrange our transport with fleets of cars, coach, comfortable bus and four-wheel drive. Depending upon the size of a group, for a minimum of 1-3 person a car or a small coach with comfortable seating and leg rooms. For the bigger group of 4-8 person larger comfortable coach or minibus. If the tour includes long-distance drive we have the similar vehicle as above with good expert drivers, who can communicate with the guest as well with a guide. In bigger groups a large tourist standard bus with all modern facilities and comfortable seats with large glass windows to enjoy the views.
  • Does all tour includes Everest Mountain Flight?

    Not all tour includes Everest Mountain flights, but we do the run tour that includes also, depending upon the itinerary and time duration of the tour. If it is not included on the tour, for the interested person we can arrange Everest Mountain Flight, which operates from early morning at 6-7 a.m. lasts for almost an hour flying both ways parallel to the mountains. Where people on both sides of the plane seats, can enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the Himalayan range of peaks with majestic Mt. Everest. One of the best experiences to enjoy while in Nepal if not trekking to higher areas of Everest or other Himalayan destinations.

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