Kathmandu Heritage Tour– a well popular & carefully designed trip for the visitors who have enormous interest on Art, Culture, Lifestyle and Historical sites around Kathmandu valley. A visit to the UNESCO approved World heritage sites of Kathmandu is best opportunity for researcher, innovator or historian to assemble historical and Socio-cultural significance of this landmark city. A glimpse of mighty Himalaya is something every eyes love to see while in Nepal as you can take this chance from Nagarkot hill above 2175 meters from sea level.
There are total of Ten UNESCO world heritage sites in this tiny realm. Eight of them represent Cultural landmarks and two are Natural heritage sites. Kathmandu- the capital city of Nepal is crowded with Age old Temples, Stupas, Monuments and historical settlements. People often say; Kathmandu was breeding center of rich Culture and Heritage during the Lichchhavi and Malla dynasty. Seven out of Ten World heritage sites are lies in Kathmandu valley within a periphery of 30 odd kilometers.
Kathmandu Heritage Tour offers an artistic blend with cultural and natural diversities with a close glimpse of the country and its ornate places. You will find plenty of UNESCO world heritage sites around the valley, out of ten world heritage site, seven UNESCO world heritage site can be found only in the valley. The Kathmandu valley is home of the hundreds of Artistic temples, superbly crafted pagodas, sculptural marvel, monuments and reminders of golden era of Nepalese history. You will have wonderful opportunity to explore this and beyond joining on this trip with us.
Arrival in Kathmandu at anytime according to your flight schedule. Upon arrival, you will be greeted & welcome by our representative at arrival exit gate & transfer to Hotel, a briefing will be given on following day program. We do not have any specific activities planned for today. Later check in, refresh & enjoy looking around nearby area on own, O/N hotel at Kathmandu
Everest Experience Flight (Optional but Highly recommended) in the morning. Experience the amazing Himalayan range including Mt. Everest like a Pilot view, back to the hotel for breakfast & embark our guided cultural tour around the historical UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Area- the former Royal palace complex that holds several Temples, Monuments & old Palace with full of traditional arts & cultural marks. Kumari Temple (The living Goddess residence) is major highlight of this area. Next we visit Bouddhanath Stupa– probably the biggest Stupa of its kind in the world. We can find large Tibetan population around the stupa as people consider this as Tibetan Stupa. More than 50 Tibetan Monasteries lies nearby this Stupa & offers wonderful atmosphere around the area. Later we visit Swyambhunath Stupa– is another highly respected Buddhist site in Kathmandu. Located over a ridge in the north- west corner of city, Swayambhunath (Self- existed) Stupa offers breathtaking views of Kathmandu Valley, green hills & mountains in the distance. Widely popular as Monkey Temple among foreigner, a large number of Monkey make their home around the Stupa & surrounding Jungle; O/N hotel at Kathmandu
After breakfast at hotel, proceed for cultural tour to Pashupatinath Temple– a famous Hindu pilgrimage site in Kathmandu located on the bank of Holy Bagmati River & houses a sacred lingum, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. You will also witness the open Cremation ritual across the Holy Bagmati River beside the main Pashupatinath Temple. Next we visit Bhaktapur Durbar Area- A true Heritage & Cultural hub of Kathmandu valley. The town represents the best example of ancient culture & heritage of Nepal. Consist of four different squares, Bhaktapur offers a real time experience of traditional lifestyle of people, their way of living, well preserve settlements & hundreds of Temples & craved stones structures. A look around the medieval town will take you back a couple of century ago. Have lunch at temple alike restaurant & short uphill drive to Nagarkot– a popular Hilltop station that offer awesome Himalayan range, lovely downhill valley & stunning Sunset over the hill; O/N hotel at Nagarkot
Wake up with superb Sunrise over the mountain, breakfast with breathtaking Himalayan Panorama. Enjoy the morning looking down to the scattered village & wide green valley. Next we drive to Patan Durbar area – One of the three major cultural & heritage center in Kathmandu Valley. Patan Durbar area is enriched with tradition arts, wood- metal- stone works. You can see the best of fine arts on hundreds of Temple & stupas in the town. There are several famous temples & stupas in town including popular Krishna Temple, Bangalamukhi Temple & Bouddha Vihars. Later visit Kirtipur Town: An ancient town sets on top of a hill houses several age old temples, historical settlements. The town has rich history associated to the unification of modern Nepal initiated by late great King Prithivi Narayan Shah; O/N hotel in Kathmandu
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Airport on time for your final departure. Your wonderful Nepal holiday has come to the pleasant end, fly home with great memories to cherish through the lifetime…
This is just a template itinerary we offer on our site. Since, there are couple of route on this trek; we are happy to modify the trip according to your interest & choice. Please feel free to write if you wish to shorten, extend or adding more places of interest. We take no time to modify at the best of your interest & comfort.
|Best Season||January to May | September to December | June to August- also possible !|
|Group Size||01 to 12|
|Accommodation||Hotel/ Resort/ Guest House|
|Transportation||Private Vehicle (Sedan/ Van/ Bus)|
|Currency||Nepali Rupees / US Dollar also used at few places|
|Electricity||220 V. Electrical sockets are European style however an adapter may be useful|
|Time Zone||GMT +5:45|
|Vaccination||No mandatory vaccinations policy applicable|
|Attraction||Culture/ Mountain Views/ Life style|
|Route||Kathmandu- Bhaktapur- Nagarkot- Patan- Kathmandu|
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I have taken Chitwan Wildlife Safari as a family vacation with my two little girls & hubby in early October. The time is perfect to visit this famous National park probably the best animal sighting safari in south Asia. The day we arrive Chitwan is bit late and couldn’t do much. However, our wildlife excursion begins early morning following day as we ride giant Elephant and explore the deep Jungle. My girls are really curious to encounter with Rhinoceros as they always talks about it’s horn (nose) rise above the mouth & bending skins. They wish to see it live.
Luckily, we saw a mother & baby taking sunbath on the bush within 15 minutes ride inside National Park. As we proceed, saw several species of Deer, sloth Bear, Peacock, Mars crocodile, reptiles, birds & many more during our 3 our trip. Later, we have another experience while crossing the Rapti River on a small Canoe where two Crocodile was just a meters away, but they looks calm & relaxed. We ended up the day by observing Tharu Cultural show where they usually perform with sticks & fire. Final day we have Jeep Safari deep into the National park with more animal sights, beautiful Lakes and of course dense forest & exotic plants.
All in all this is perfect family vacation for us. This trip is choice of my bigger girls & hope they enjoy the vacation & learn much about the wildlife & mother nature… Thanks Himalaya Trekking for organizing the fabulous trip to us… Cheers !
I have planned a Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal with some colleague in October. The Himalaya Trekking drive you away from the main path to isolated areas of the Annapurna Himalayas. fabulous landscapes on the walks along the high ridges of Mardi and Fishtail mountain. Walk from lower and rice fields to reach higher alpine hills covered with thick dense forests of tall rhododendrons, oak and magnolia pines and fir lines. We are more than happy to recommend RAM & his team for an incredible panoramic tour of the Annapurna peaks with close views of Mardi and Fishtail Mountain. They are fantastic to fulfill your desire & no words to describe the natural vistas you have in Nepal.
We did the “BEST OF NEPAL” tour with Himalaya Trekking company and had such a wonderful time. Ram’s planning to the whole trip was excellent, making everything seems easy. He was very patient handling all the changes I had made in dates, hotels, etc. His guides were very informative and decent and his driver was safe and always on time.
Would definitely use them on my next trip.