Nepal Heritage Tour


    Nepal is living museum of ancient temples, palaces, shrine, square and country yard similarly high Himalayan Mountains, exotic wildlife, diverse cultures and artistic monuments allure the visitors to Nepal time and again from all over the world. Nepal holds a considerably large number of places recognized by UNESCO as "World Heritage Sites". There are all together ten World Heritage Sites in Nepal, seven of which are in Kathmandu itself and three outside the valley as Natural Heritage Sites are; Lumbani , Chitwan National Park & Sagarmatha National Park. Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and altitude variation which is considered as one of the best adventure destinations in world. Kathmandu is the country of natural beauty in the World and the major tourist hub due to its cultural richness with various, natural scenery, high mountains, historical monuments, shrines and temples, old palaces and palace squares, ageless traditions and legends make it a veritable living museum. Moreover, world’s climate and ecosystem is available in Nepal not only that ethnic, geographical and bio-diversities of the country allure the international visitors.  Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world visit various religious places located in Kathmandu and the surrounding district such as Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath, Bouddhanath, Dudhanilkantha etc.

    Similarly, Chitwan National Park, the first national park in Nepal and formally known as Royal Chitwan National Park, established in 1973. It granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984 and one of the finest park in Asia, which covers an area of 932 sq km of Sal forest, water marshes and rippling grassland. It is located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal; preserve some of the best wildlife habitat in the subcontinent. Another prominent destination, Lumbini for historical places with related to Buddhism and also birth place of Lord Buddha. Lumbini is locating west part of Nepal. This is the birth place of Siddhartha Gautam who later became Buddha (Gautam Buddha) and established Buddhism, which is a Buddhist pilgrim. In this tour we will visit these places; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Stupa, Changu Narayan Temple, Chitwan National Park and Lumbini. These sites offer great artistic, cultural and natural beauty.


    Short Itinerary


    Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
    Day 02: Full day heritage sites tours In Kathmandu
    Day 03: Full day heritage sites tours In Kathmandu
    Day 04: Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park.
    Day 05: Explore Chitwan National Park.
    Day 06: Chitwan to Lumbini.
    Day 07: Lumbini Exploration
    Day 08: Lumbini to Kathmandu
    Day 09: Final Departure


    Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
    Upon your arrival our representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, after introductory meeting transport you to hotel in Kathmandu. Our guide will explain about the program in briefly along the way to hotel. You are being served with welcome drink at the hotel. Rest of the day varies upon your arrival time; we can organize some activities if you arrived by midday or early afternoon but late afternoon and evening arrivals have a free day for individual activities. Stay overnight at hotel.

    Day 02: Full day heritage sites tours In Kathmandu
    After breakfast, we will ride toward Kathmandu Durbar Square, popularly known as the Hanuman Dhoka Palace - the Gateway of Hanuman which is listed as one of the eight Cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO and a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. The square is known to be the social, religious and urban focal point of the Capital City. Swoyambhunath, one of the most glorious Buddhist Charitys probably the oldest temple of Nepal, famous for its nickname as Monkey Temple which has been registered in UNICECO heritage site. The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side from where we can get excellent view. We will head toward the historic place Patan Durbar Square, full of ancient palaces, temples and shrines between the 12th and 18the centuries. Where there is a beautiful museum of Nepali culture and courtyards filled with hidden treasures of Buddhist Deities, carvings and also wonderful architectural squares makes it center of attraction. Buddhist monastery, Rudra Varna Mahavihar is another destination which holds amazing collection of images and idols in metal, stone and wood. Legend holds that the Kings in the ancient times were crowned in this monastery. Similarly, The Ashokan Stupa is an ancient stupa at the four corners of Patan, is constructed by Indian Emperor Ashoka at his visit in Nepal in 250 B.C.
     
    Day 03: Full day heritage sites tours In Kathmandu
    In the early morning after breakfast, we will visit major temple and other site tours to different historical, spiritual and cultural attractions; including Pashupatinath temple, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, dedicating to Lord Shiva located on the banks of the holy Baghmati River where thousands of Hindus come each year on Shivaratri. Here we can see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the Ghats. Then we will proceed to Boudhhatnath Stupa, the largest Tibetan Buddhist stupa of the valley located about 6km. away to the east of Kathmandu City, known as Khasti Chitya then for Seto Gumpa nearby stupa where well observe the monks and the Tibetan paintings.

    After Lunch, move toward another world heritage site, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, where you will witness unique culture and finest display of craftsmanship. It is an incredible and beautiful example of Nepali craftsmanship. The main entrance to the Durbar Square is from the Lion Gate, which was built during the reign of King Bhuptindra Malla. Lion Gate, Golden Gate, Art Gallery, Statue of King Bhupatindra, Nyatapola Temple and fifty-five windowed Malla Palace are the living prides of Bhaktapur and you will tour around all these places. Apart that Chagunarayan Temple, one of the best examples of multi roofed style architecture of Nepal and the most important monuments of the Kathmandu Valley and is full of art works on metal and wood. This is significant from religious, cultural, historical and archaeological viewpoints. The temple itself is dedicated to Vishnu (often called Narayan) and listed on the UNESCO world heritage list. Changunarayan offers an artistic value supplemented with green vegetation and natural bliss. The four entrances to this temple are guarded by life size pairs of animals such as elephants, lions, griffins and sarduls on either side of the entrance. This two storied temple built around 230 A.D. Then we will depart for Kathmandu and on arrival check in at hotel. Well spend free time at shopping and explore around Thamel. In the evening you can join at cultural program and dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 04:  Kathmandu to Chitwan
    After breakfast we head toward another heart touching tourist area, Chitwan National Park(a World Heritage site)  passing through the natural beauty or scenery of hills, rivers, local regions and so on. Which will take about 5 hours by drive or we can take domestic flight (about 25 minutes). After reaching Chitwan National Park check into hotel with welcome drink. Rest of the day is free for individual activities and shopping around there. Depend as per the arrival schedule. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 05:  Chitwan National park Exploration
    After breakfast, we involves in the jungle activities, the warm subtropical Terai region of Nepal is houses of rare animals as Great One-Horned Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, Gharial Crocodile, Wild Elephant and the Gangetic Dolphin. Over 530 species of birds like the Bengal Florida, Giant Hornbill, Sires Crane, the Racket-Tailed Drongo and other exotic varieties delight bird watchers thats why check your camera gear - preferably with a telephoto lens and you will not miss any shots. Chitwan Jungle activities of Elephant ride, Nature walk, Bird watching, and visit to elephant breeding farm as like boating in Narayani River is another glorious movement for tourists in chitwan tour. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 06: Chitwan to Lumbini
    After breakfast, we leave Chitwan and move through the Mahendra highway toward Lumbini (a World Heritage site), the birthplace of Lord Buddha as well as the origin of Buddhism, where has been revered as the place of holy pilgrimage. This has been included as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Check into hotel with welcome drink. Late afternoon we go walking through the Sacred Lumbini Garden where the Buddha was born converges on the Ashoka pillar, there you can see the authentic proof that the Buddha has born in Nepal. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 07: Lumbini Exploration
    After breakfast, visit the Maya Devi Temple with its bas-relief sculpture depicting Maya Devi holding on with her right hand to a branch of pipal tree and giving birth to the infant Buddha who stands up on a lotus pedestal. Then we begin the journey by  driving away, 27km west of Lumbini; visit the important archaeological site, Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of King Suddodhan (Siddhartha Gautam's father), where the Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince. There's a museum nearby, The Kapilvastu Museum; the pottery, jewelry and ornaments are gathered in-house. End up the remarkable tour in Tilaurkot by visiting the shrines, monasteries and stupa near the sacred garden. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 08: Lumbini - Kathmandu
    After breakfast, we take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu by road/flight. Check-in at hotel, rest of the day is at your own leisure and can spend shopping and explore around Thamel. In the evening you can join at cultural program and dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

    Day 09: Final departure
    According to your flight schedule, it is varies on your departure time rest of day is at leisure for independent activities of your interest until we pick you up at the hotel or we could plan some activities upon your choice if it is late hour flight and then transfer to airport for your further destination.


     

    Services Included :

    1. Arrival / departure transfers by private car/van/bus
    2. Hotel accommodation 3 star or equivalents on twin sharing basis with bed/breakfast
    3. Standard transportation for all sightseeing as per the itinerary
    4. All sightseeing with excellent English speaking guide
    5. Above 10 people group your own language speaking guide
    6. All entrance fees for monasteries, temple and monuments
    7. Reconfirmation of your flight ticket, if needed
    8. All service charges for company


    Services Excluded :

    1. Personal expenses, telephone calls, laundry, bar bill etc.
    2. Translator/own language speaking guide less than our minimum group size
    3. Extra program not mentioned on above itinerary
    4. Emergency evacuation & Charges for delays caused by situations beyond our control such as bad weather, natural disasters, civil unrest, and emergencies
    5. Lunch and dinner not mentioned in the program other than breakfast
    6. Nepal Tourist Visa fee US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 30 days. You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport  Kathmandu
    7. Travel insurance and domestic airfare if not listed in tour schedule
    8. International airfare to and from Nepal
    9. Tips for guide and driver

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    Nepal Heritage Tour


    Nepal is living museum of ancient temples, palaces, shrine, square and country yard similarly high Himalayan Mountains, exotic wildlife, diverse cultures and artistic monuments allure the visitors to Nepal time and again from all over the world. Nepal holds a considerably large number of places recognized by UNESCO as "World Heritage Sites". There are all together ten World Heritage Sites in Nepal, seven of which are in Kathmandu itself and three outside the valley as Natural Heritage Sites are; Lumbani , Chitwan National Park & Sagarmatha National Park. Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and altitude variation which is considered as one of the best adventure destinations in world. Kathmandu is the country of natural beauty in the World and the major tourist hub due to its cultural richness with various, natural scenery, high mountains, historical monuments, shrines and temples, old palaces and palace squares, ageless traditions and legends make it a veritable living museum. Moreover, world’s climate and ecosystem is available in Nepal not only that ethnic, geographical and bio-diversities of the country allure the international visitors.  Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world visit various religious places located in Kathmandu and the surrounding district such as Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath, Bouddhanath, Dudhanilkantha etc.

    Similarly, Chitwan National Park, the first national park in Nepal and formally known as Royal Chitwan National Park, established in 1973. It granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984 and one of the finest park in Asia, which covers an area of 932 sq km of Sal forest, water marshes and rippling grassland. It is located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal; preserve some of the best wildlife habitat in the subcontinent. Another prominent destination, Lumbini for historical places with related to Buddhism and also birth place of Lord Buddha. Lumbini is locating west part of Nepal. This is the birth place of Siddhartha Gautam who later became Buddha (Gautam Buddha) and established Buddhism, which is a Buddhist pilgrim. In this tour we will visit these places; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Stupa, Changu Narayan Temple, Chitwan National Park and Lumbini. These sites offer great artistic, cultural and natural beauty.


    Trip Facts


    Group size
    14
    Trip duration
    9  days
    Maximum altitude
    1500  m
    Grade
    Easy
    Possibility
    Overland
    Transportation
    Van
    Season
    September to may




    Short Itinerary


    Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
    Day 02: Full day heritage sites tours In Kathmandu
    Day 03: Full day heritage sites tours In Kathmandu
    Day 04: Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park.
    Day 05: Explore Chitwan National Park.
    Day 06: Chitwan to Lumbini.
    Day 07: Lumbini Exploration
    Day 08: Lumbini to Kathmandu
    Day 09: Final Departure


    Long Itinerary


    Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
    Upon your arrival our representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, after introductory meeting transport you to hotel in Kathmandu. Our guide will explain about the program in briefly along the way to hotel. You are being served with welcome drink at the hotel. Rest of the day varies upon your arrival time; we can organize some activities if you arrived by midday or early afternoon but late afternoon and evening arrivals have a free day for individual activities. Stay overnight at hotel.

    Day 02: Full day heritage sites tours In Kathmandu
    After breakfast, we will ride toward Kathmandu Durbar Square, popularly known as the Hanuman Dhoka Palace - the Gateway of Hanuman which is listed as one of the eight Cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO and a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. The square is known to be the social, religious and urban focal point of the Capital City. Swoyambhunath, one of the most glorious Buddhist Charitys probably the oldest temple of Nepal, famous for its nickname as Monkey Temple which has been registered in UNICECO heritage site. The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side from where we can get excellent view. We will head toward the historic place Patan Durbar Square, full of ancient palaces, temples and shrines between the 12th and 18the centuries. Where there is a beautiful museum of Nepali culture and courtyards filled with hidden treasures of Buddhist Deities, carvings and also wonderful architectural squares makes it center of attraction. Buddhist monastery, Rudra Varna Mahavihar is another destination which holds amazing collection of images and idols in metal, stone and wood. Legend holds that the Kings in the ancient times were crowned in this monastery. Similarly, The Ashokan Stupa is an ancient stupa at the four corners of Patan, is constructed by Indian Emperor Ashoka at his visit in Nepal in 250 B.C.
     
    Day 03: Full day heritage sites tours In Kathmandu
    In the early morning after breakfast, we will visit major temple and other site tours to different historical, spiritual and cultural attractions; including Pashupatinath temple, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, dedicating to Lord Shiva located on the banks of the holy Baghmati River where thousands of Hindus come each year on Shivaratri. Here we can see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the Ghats. Then we will proceed to Boudhhatnath Stupa, the largest Tibetan Buddhist stupa of the valley located about 6km. away to the east of Kathmandu City, known as Khasti Chitya then for Seto Gumpa nearby stupa where well observe the monks and the Tibetan paintings.

    After Lunch, move toward another world heritage site, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, where you will witness unique culture and finest display of craftsmanship. It is an incredible and beautiful example of Nepali craftsmanship. The main entrance to the Durbar Square is from the Lion Gate, which was built during the reign of King Bhuptindra Malla. Lion Gate, Golden Gate, Art Gallery, Statue of King Bhupatindra, Nyatapola Temple and fifty-five windowed Malla Palace are the living prides of Bhaktapur and you will tour around all these places. Apart that Chagunarayan Temple, one of the best examples of multi roofed style architecture of Nepal and the most important monuments of the Kathmandu Valley and is full of art works on metal and wood. This is significant from religious, cultural, historical and archaeological viewpoints. The temple itself is dedicated to Vishnu (often called Narayan) and listed on the UNESCO world heritage list. Changunarayan offers an artistic value supplemented with green vegetation and natural bliss. The four entrances to this temple are guarded by life size pairs of animals such as elephants, lions, griffins and sarduls on either side of the entrance. This two storied temple built around 230 A.D. Then we will depart for Kathmandu and on arrival check in at hotel. Well spend free time at shopping and explore around Thamel. In the evening you can join at cultural program and dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 04:  Kathmandu to Chitwan
    After breakfast we head toward another heart touching tourist area, Chitwan National Park(a World Heritage site)  passing through the natural beauty or scenery of hills, rivers, local regions and so on. Which will take about 5 hours by drive or we can take domestic flight (about 25 minutes). After reaching Chitwan National Park check into hotel with welcome drink. Rest of the day is free for individual activities and shopping around there. Depend as per the arrival schedule. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 05:  Chitwan National park Exploration
    After breakfast, we involves in the jungle activities, the warm subtropical Terai region of Nepal is houses of rare animals as Great One-Horned Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, Gharial Crocodile, Wild Elephant and the Gangetic Dolphin. Over 530 species of birds like the Bengal Florida, Giant Hornbill, Sires Crane, the Racket-Tailed Drongo and other exotic varieties delight bird watchers thats why check your camera gear - preferably with a telephoto lens and you will not miss any shots. Chitwan Jungle activities of Elephant ride, Nature walk, Bird watching, and visit to elephant breeding farm as like boating in Narayani River is another glorious movement for tourists in chitwan tour. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 06: Chitwan to Lumbini
    After breakfast, we leave Chitwan and move through the Mahendra highway toward Lumbini (a World Heritage site), the birthplace of Lord Buddha as well as the origin of Buddhism, where has been revered as the place of holy pilgrimage. This has been included as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Check into hotel with welcome drink. Late afternoon we go walking through the Sacred Lumbini Garden where the Buddha was born converges on the Ashoka pillar, there you can see the authentic proof that the Buddha has born in Nepal. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 07: Lumbini Exploration
    After breakfast, visit the Maya Devi Temple with its bas-relief sculpture depicting Maya Devi holding on with her right hand to a branch of pipal tree and giving birth to the infant Buddha who stands up on a lotus pedestal. Then we begin the journey by  driving away, 27km west of Lumbini; visit the important archaeological site, Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of King Suddodhan (Siddhartha Gautam's father), where the Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince. There's a museum nearby, The Kapilvastu Museum; the pottery, jewelry and ornaments are gathered in-house. End up the remarkable tour in Tilaurkot by visiting the shrines, monasteries and stupa near the sacred garden. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 08: Lumbini - Kathmandu
    After breakfast, we take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu by road/flight. Check-in at hotel, rest of the day is at your own leisure and can spend shopping and explore around Thamel. In the evening you can join at cultural program and dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

    Day 09: Final departure
    According to your flight schedule, it is varies on your departure time rest of day is at leisure for independent activities of your interest until we pick you up at the hotel or we could plan some activities upon your choice if it is late hour flight and then transfer to airport for your further destination.


     


    Services Included :

    1. Arrival / departure transfers by private car/van/bus
    2. Hotel accommodation 3 star or equivalents on twin sharing basis with bed/breakfast
    3. Standard transportation for all sightseeing as per the itinerary
    4. All sightseeing with excellent English speaking guide
    5. Above 10 people group your own language speaking guide
    6. All entrance fees for monasteries, temple and monuments
    7. Reconfirmation of your flight ticket, if needed
    8. All service charges for company


    Services Excluded :

    1. Personal expenses, telephone calls, laundry, bar bill etc.
    2. Translator/own language speaking guide less than our minimum group size
    3. Extra program not mentioned on above itinerary
    4. Emergency evacuation & Charges for delays caused by situations beyond our control such as bad weather, natural disasters, civil unrest, and emergencies
    5. Lunch and dinner not mentioned in the program other than breakfast
    6. Nepal Tourist Visa fee US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 30 days. You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport  Kathmandu
    7. Travel insurance and domestic airfare if not listed in tour schedule
    8. International airfare to and from Nepal
    9. Tips for guide and driver



    Print Trip Note

Nepal Heritage Tour

Trip Facts

Group size
14
Trip duration
9  days
Maximum altitude
1500  m
Grade
Easy
Possibility
Overland
Transportation
Van
Season
September to may