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Explore 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites inside Kathmandu valley with 4 days Kathmandu Heritage Tour guided by a professional tour guide.
Kathmandu valley is a cultural hub of Nepal. Kathmandu is also called the valley of legends. This city holds a record of having 7 UNESCO Heritage sites within a radius of 15 Kilometers. Your 4 Days Kathmandu Heritage Tour covers all tourist spots located in Kathmandu. You will explore century-old traditions and architecture of the medieval era with exceptional wood carving while visiting Durbar Square Area. Kathmandu valley consists of three ancient Royal palaces, i.e., Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Patan Durbar Square.
Similarly, you will witness the culture and rituals of Buddhist and Hindu followers while visiting the Pashupatinath temple, Boudhnath stupa, and Swoyambhunath stupa. Stroll on the narrow lanes of Patan and Bhaktapur to see the lifestyle of the Newari people. See the rare funeral process as per Hindu methodology at cremation ghats on the bank of the Bagmati River in the Pashupatinath area. Escape the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city to visit the Chagunarayan temple. This temple is located on the out-skirt of the Bhaktapur district and is one of the oldest temples in Nepal and listed as a UNESCO heritage site due to exclusive wood carving and beauty.
The Kathmandu Heritage trip Package is a private tour. In addition, this tour is suitable for those wishing to see all the tourist places in Kathmandu during their stay.
7 UNESCO Sites covered in 4 Days Kathmandu Heritage Tour itinerary:-
Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath temple is considered the “Abode of Lord Shiva” and the best place to observe Hindu rituals with cremation procession.
Boudhnath stupa: Best Place to observe Tibetan Buddhism and spiritual destination.
Swoyambhunath stupa: This Buddhist stupa is famous for its location and top views. Excellent place to see cultural harmony between Hindu and Buddhist followers inside the valley.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: Located inside Old Kathmandu, famous for architecture and arts.
Patan Durbar Square: Located in Lalitpur – the City of Beauty is famous for the old palaces, arts and crafts with a profusion of temples, stupas, and Bhahals.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Best preserved ancient city and open museum to see medieval arts, crafts, and terracotta. Moreover, the narrow lanes of Bhaktapur also offer insight and knowledge into Newari traditions and culture.
Chagunarayan temple: One of the oldest temples is located on the out-skirt of the valley. You see typical Newari villages and settlements with a visit to a beautiful Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
Highlights of Kathmandu Heritage Tour
Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is famous for its rich cultural and historical heritage. Here are some of the highlights of a Kathmandu heritage tour:
Pashupatinath Temple: This Hindu temple is one of the world’s most important pilgrimage sites for devotees of Lord Shiva. The temple’s main shrine is said to be over 1,000 years old and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Swayambhunath Stupa: This Buddhist stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, is located on a hill overlooking the city. Smaller shrines and temples surround the stupa, a popular place to watch the sunset.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: This public square is home to several important buildings and temples, including the Hanuman Dhoka Palace and the Kumari Ghar, the residence of Kumari, a living goddess.
Boudhanath Stupa: This huge Buddhist stupa is one of the largest in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a popular destination for locals and tourists, surrounded by stores and restaurants.
Patan Durbar Square: Located in the city of Patan, this public square is home to several temples and palaces, including the famous Krishna Temple and the Golden Temple.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Located in Bhaktapur, this public square is home to several temples, including the Palace of 55 Windows and the Nyatapola Temple, one of the highest in Nepal.
Garden of Dreams: This beautifully landscaped garden is located in the heart of Kathmandu and offers a tranquil escape from the city. The garden features several pavilions, fountains, and a restaurant.
These are just a few highlights of a Kathmandu heritage tour. Visitors to the city can explore many other temples, palaces, and historical sites that showcase Nepal’s rich culture and history.
Kathmandu Heritage Tour Itinerary
You will arrive at Kathmandu airport. Upon arrival, meet your airport officer, holding a placard (sign board) with your name outside Arrival Hall at the International airport. You will get transferred to your hotel located in the city center. The rest of the day will be free to stroll around the local area. Overnight at Hotel
Your sightseeing tours begin after breakfast. Your guide will come to your hotel and meet you at the hotel lobby at 0930 am. You will proceed with the sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath temple, located on the bank of the Bagmati River. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is often known as the "abode of Shiva." Only Hindus are permitted to enter the temple complex for worship; others can go to another side of the temple to see Hindu people's rituals and morning activities. You will also witness the rare funeral ceremony as per Hindu traditions at cremation ghats on the bank of the holy river Bagmati.
After the visit to Pashupatinath temple, you will proceed to Boudhnath stupa, located 3 Kilometers away from the temple. Boudhnath stupa is also known as "Mini Tibet" and is one of the largest Buddhist stupas in Nepal. Tibetan settlements and monasteries surround this stupa. You will witness Buddhist rituals and traditions at the Boudhnath area, which is en-circle by Buddhist prayer flags and manes.
In the afternoon, you will drive to Swoyambhunath stupa on the hilltop overlooking Kathmandu valley. This Buddhist stupa is famous as the "Monkey temple: and one of the best places to observe cultural harmony between Hindus and Buddhists in Nepal. Both Hindus and Buddhists pay homage to this site. The view of the stupa includes the entire Kathmandu valley floor with outstanding views of Central Himalayan ranges.
Later visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, located in the heart of Kathmandu. The 2015 Earthquake destroyed many highly decorated temples and buildings, but this area still consists of the Heritage masterpieces and the temple of Taleju. Ason and Indra Chowk old markets, located close to the area, offer excellent places to see the local market and faces of the valley. Overnight at Hotel
Morning visits Patan Durbar Square another UNESCO site located in Kathmandu. Patan is known as the "City of Beauty," A visit to Patan Durbar Square offers an excellent opportunity to see local Newari people, ancient Royal complexes, and architecture of the medieval era. Stroll narrow lanes of Patan visiting Patan Durbar Square, Krishna temple, Mahaboudhi stupa, and Golden temple. Patan is also famous for metal works and wood carvings.
Afternoon, you will drive 14 Kilometer east to Kathmandu to visit the best preserved ancient city of Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is also called the cultural hub of the Newari people. Many of the highly decorated buildings and shrines were destroyed in the 1934 & 2015 earthquakes. However, the main square still contains a few temples and other architectural show pieces; the Lion Gate, the statue of Bhupatindra Malla, the Palace of 55 windows, the Bell of the barking dogs, the Nyatapola temple, and the replica of Pashupatinath temple. In Bhaktapur, you will observe the Newari people with traditional and daily work. Narrow lanes of Bhaktapur offer bargain prices for the Thankas "Oil painting on Silk," which you can buy if interested.
Continue to Chagunarayan temple by passing typical settlements on the Bhaktapur area's out-skirt. Visit the ancient temple listed on the UNESCO site. Chagunarayan temple is famous for wood carvings and beauty from the surrounding area. After the visit, drive back to Kathmandu for an overnight stay.
Transfer to Kathmandu airport in time to board your flight back home.