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Seven UNESCO Heritage Kathmandu Sightseeing Private Day Tour

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Overview

The Seven World Heritage Day Tour of Kathmandu presents a distinctive convergence of history, culture, and spirituality within a compact geographical span. What makes this tour truly unique is the sheer density and diversity of heritage sites it encompasses. In a single day, travelers journey through millennia of human endeavor, from ancient temples reflecting age-old spiritual traditions to royal squares echoing the grandeur of dynastic reigns. Each site, be it the serene Boudhanath Stupa with its omnipresent Buddha eyes or the bustling Kathmandu Durbar Square alive with local life, tells a tale of Nepal's intricate tapestry of Buddhist and Hindu coexistence. Furthermore, the architectural splendors, the exquisite wood and stone carvings, and the intangible aura of reverence make this tour an unparalleled immersion into the heart of Nepal's cultural and historical legacy. The fact that all these landmarks have earned UNESCO World Heritage status speaks to their global significance.

What's Included
  1. Air-conditioned private tourist vehicle.
  2. Pick up from & drop off Hotel by private vehicle.
  3. All Taxes and official expenses.
  4. 1000ml of bottled water for drinking
  5. English Speaking Professional Tour guide.
  1. All City sightseeing monument entrance fees (Around NPR 5800 ~ US $ 45 per person)
  2. Personal Expenses
  3. Tips for the guide & driver (Tipping is Expected)
Meeting And Pickup

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What To Expect

Swayambhunath Stupa, commonly known as the Monkey Temple, stands as a radiant beacon atop a hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. As one of the most ancient and revered religious sites in the country, its white dome and glistening golden spire adorned with the watchful eyes of Buddha attract pilgrims and tourists alike. Its name derives from the lively troops of monkeys that dwell within the complex, adding a lively dynamic to the serene, spiritual ambiance. Rich in symbolic elements, the stupa represents a harmonious blend of Buddhism and Hinduism, making it a testament to Kathmandu's vibrant cultural tapestry.

1 Hours • Admission Ticket Free

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square is the historic heart of the bustling capital of Nepal. A spectacular ensemble of palaces, courtyards, and temples, this UNESCO World Heritage Site pulsates with life and showcases the architectural and cultural grandeur of the Malla kings. Once the coronation site of Nepali monarchs, today it plays host to a myriad of ceremonies and festivals. Among its jewels is the Kumari Ghar, home to the living goddess Kumari, a young girl chosen to represent the deity Taleju. The square, with its intricate woodwork and ornate statues, stands as a vibrant testament to the valley's rich cultural tapestry.

2 Hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square, located in the heart of the ancient city of Lalitpur, is a shimmering tapestry of art, architecture, and history. As a focal point of Patan, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is studded with grand palaces, intricately carved wooden windows, and a myriad of sacred temples. The square, once the royal palace complex of the Malla kings, now encapsulates the city's rich cultural and artistic heritage. Highlights include the magnificent Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, the Mahabouddha Temple, and the Patan Museum which offers insights into the traditional art and crafts of the Kathmandu Valley. The square remains a living testament to Nepal's enduring craftsmanship and spirituality.

2 Hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square, nestled in the medieval town of Bhaktapur, is a magnificent showcase of Nepal's architectural and cultural brilliance. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this square is a vibrant mosaic of palaces, courtyards, and temples, reflecting the glory of the Malla dynasty. Notable landmarks like the 55-Window Palace and Vatsala Temple demonstrate the region's exquisite woodwork and stone craftsmanship. With its cobblestone streets and timeless atmosphere, Bhaktapur Durbar Square remains an evocative window into the valley's regal past, all while continuing to be a pulsating heart of community life and festivals.

2 Hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Changunarayan

Changunarayan Temple, perched atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, is a gem of ancient Nepali art and spirituality. As the oldest Hindu temple in the region, its roots trace back to the Licchavi period, making it an invaluable relic of Nepal's religious history. The temple is adorned with intricate wood and stone carvings that narrate tales from Hindu legends and epics. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Changunarayan doesn't just represent architectural splendor but also serves as a testament to the valley's rich tapestry of cultural evolution and devotion.

1 Hours • Admission Ticket Free

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple is the spiritual epicenter of Nepal, residing on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River in Kathmandu. This revered Hindu sanctuary, dedicated to Lord Shiva, attracts devotees and pilgrims from around the globe. The main temple's stunning architectural design features a gilded rooftop, silver-plated doors, and intricate wood carvings. Yet, it's not just the temple that holds significance; the adjoining ghats, where cremations are performed, serve as poignant reminders of life's transience. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pashupatinath embodies the essence of Nepal's profound spiritual and cultural heritage.

1 Hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath Stupa, situated in Kathmandu, stands as one of the world's largest and most iconic Buddhist monuments. Its massive mandala, towering white dome, and the watchful eyes of Buddha painted on the golden tower make it a site of reverence and wonder. Circled by a flurry of prayer flags and the hum of prayer wheels, Boudhanath is both a vibrant hub for Tibetan Buddhists and a tranquil oasis for meditation. The area surrounding the stupa teems with monasteries, shops, and cafes, making it not just a spiritual haven, but also a cultural and communal epicenter in the heart of Nepal.

1 Hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info
  1. Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  1. Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Operated by Luxury Holidays Nepal Pvt. Ltd.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  1. For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time
  2. Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  3. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  4. Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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