10 World Heritage Sites of Nepal Listed in UNESCO
Listed 2 Cultural and 2 Natural Sites.
- Kathmandu Valley (Cultural)
- Lumbini ( Cultural)
- Chitwan Natioanl Park ( Natural)
- Sagarmatha Natioanal Park ( Everest/ Natural)
i) Pashupatinath temple. "Lord of animals"
Hindu temple of god Shiva one of the important god of Hindus dedicated to Pashupatinath is located on the banks of the Bagmati River.
"one of the largest Stupa in the world"
located in northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, about 20 minute drive from heart of Kathmandu.
iii, Swayambhunath- "Monkey Temple"
Located in top hill in the west of Kathmandu valley , majorly a Stupa one of the old religious complex place where we can see the brotherhood of the religion between Buddhist and Hindus
iv, Kathmandu Durbar square " The place where God still exists"
Old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom held the palaces of the Malla and Shah kings who ruled over the city. Along with these palaces, the square surrounds quadrangles, revealing courtyards and temples. It is known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, a name derived from a statue of Hanuman, the monkey devotee of Lord Ram, at the entrance of the palace.
v, Patan Durbar Square-“The architectural heritage”
Situated at the center of Lalitpur cityThe Square floor is tiled with red bricks. There are many temples and idols in the area. The main temples are aligned opposite of the western face of the palace.
vi,Bhaktapur Durbar Square.- "Way back to Culture"
The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the current town of Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgoan, which lies 13 km east of Kathmandu. While the complex consists of at least four distinct squares (Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square), the whole area is informally known as the Bhakapur Durbar Square and is a highly visited site in the Kathmandu Valley.
vii, Changu Narayan.- "Where Nepal’s history starts."
An ancient Hindu temple located near the village of Changunarayan in the Kathmandu Valley on top of a hill at the eastern end of the valley. Its location is 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) to the north of Bhaktapur and 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Kathmandu.
2,Lumbini“Birth place of Buddha”
was granted World Heritage sites by UNESCO in 1997.
The present-day Lumbini historic site is 4.8 km (3 mi) in length and 1.6 km (1.0 mi) in width. The holy site of Lumbini is bordered by a large monastic zone in which only monasteries can be built, no shops, hotels or restaurants. It is separated into an eastern and western monastic zone, the eastern having the Theravadin monasteries, the western having Mahayana and Vajrayana monasteries.
3,Chitwan national park"wildlife Camp"
It was established in 1973 and granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. It covers an area of 932 sqkm and is located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal in the Chitwan District
Chitwan National Park is one of Nepal’s most popular tourist destinations and is also the first National Park.
4,Sagarmatha National Park"Top of the world"
Protected area in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal that is dominated by Mount Everest.
World Heritage Sites in Nepal
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport 1337m
When your flight arrives at Tribhuban International Airport. Take your bags and go to immigration to put a visa time in Nepal. Check our office board with representative and he will pick up you with car then transfer to hotel. It is 6km distance takes minimum 25 minutes to reach the hotel. Do check in and we brief you about your tour, time; place and hotel with introduce an experience government license holder culture guide for your whole trip.
Day 02: Swayambunath/City/Pashupatinath &Boudhanath Tours in Kathmandu
Full day sight seeing tour will be 6 hours time and you will back after your tour. We will provide a relevant Tour Guide and he will brief about Nepal, people, geography, culture and takes to you at 4 world heritage site including Swayambhunath -Swayambhunath is popular for old Buddhist Stupa, an activities of Asamese monkey and panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square-Kathmandu Durbar Square is popular for wooden pavilion known as Kasthamandap, Kumari House with living goddess culture, medieval palace with museum, freak street and several pagoda types of Hindu Temples, Pashupatinath-Pashupatinath is popular for Hindu live cremation center bank of the holy Bagmati River, Pashupatinath Temples and other temple of Shiva Lingam, Hindu holy men and sub-tropical forest with deer and an activities of Asamese monkeys, Boudhanath-Boudhanath is popular for the largest Budhanath Stupa, Tibetan refugee settlement with their painting school, big prayer wheels and several monasteries with monks and lamas.
Day 03: Patan Durbar/Changunarayan/Bhaktapur Durbar Tours
Patan is believed an oldest city, beautiful platue, city of art including bronze and paintings. There are 250 BC old Ashoka stupa, golden temple, 5-roof Hindu Temple, Mahabaudha Shrines and beautiful palace square. Bhaktapur is the city of Hindu devotees with 5 roof Nyatpola Temple with Taumadhi Tole, golden gate, 55 windows palace with beautiful palace square, pottery square and Datratraya square with 15 century old temple and wood carving peacock. Changunarayan is a famous protected God Vishnu Temple situated on a hill with small hamlet with 5th century old historic inscription and beautiful pagoda types of temple with Himalayan view and village with rice-terraced view.
Day 04: Drive Nagarkot to Pokhara then Boating Tours in Pokhara
Nagarkot to Pokhara is about 242km/150mil with paved highway takes 7 hours time. When you are travelling to Pokhara the landscapes are beautiful including snow capped Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna Peaks, Trisuli River valley, Rafting scene, running cable cars, the branch ways to Daman,Chitwan, Lumbini, Gorkha, Besishahar and Bandipur, Marsyangdi River valley, farming terraces, villages, hills, domestic animals and tropical plants are seen on the way. The distance betweenNagarkot to Kathmandu 38km/24mile, Kathmandu to Naubise is 29km/18mile, Naubise to Baireni is 24km/15mile, Baireni to Malekhu is 19km/12mile, Malekhu to Kurintar is 32km/20mile, Kurintar to Mughling is 6km/3.7mile, Mughling to Abukhaireni is 6km/3.7mile, Abukhaireni to Dumre is 17km/10.5mile, Dumre to Damauli is 16km/10mile, Damauli to Khairenitar is 24km/15mile, Khairenitar to Sisuwa is 19km/12mile and Sisuwa to Pokhara is 12km/7mile distance. Transfer to hotel and take an hour boating trip in Phewa Lake. The Himalayan views are superb in Pokhara and it is a city of Gurkhas. Stay overnight at hotel with breakfast in Pokhara city.
Day 05: Sarankot/Bindyabasini Temple/KC Bridge/David Falls/ Museum Tour
Wake up early in the morning and drive to Sarankot for sunrise and Himalayan view from hilltop. Drive back to Bindyabasini Temple, it is a Hindu temple of 17th century old with daily religious activities of pilgrims with a Himalayan views. Visit to Seti River gorge down to the ground from the KC Bridge then drive to David Falls for flying water with the history of the waterfalls. Drive back to International Mountain Museum with the history, photographic of all 14-world highest mountain peaks in the world, librarery, artificial climbing peak, ethnic people’s museum and slide show with beautiful garden around here with real Mountain View.
Day 06: Drive from Pokhara to Lumbini
Pokhara to Lumbini is a dramatic view of landscapes such as at the beginning Himalayan views then river valleys, villages, forest and arrives without knocking beautiful plain land of Nepal Butwal. It is about 207km/129mile distance with paved highway tour via Syangja, Kaligandaki valley and Tansen. Pokhara to Tansen is 122km then Tansen to Lumbini is 85km distance. Tansen is a popular place probably you will take a lunch here with a view of plain land and terraced fields down to the valley. It is a mixed community but a traditional Newar town with a palace and temples. Since Butwal the plains land is starting all the way to Lumbini and stay over night at hotel with breakfast in Lumbini.
Day 07: Lumbini and Tilaurakot Tours
Today you have a special day to visit the birthplace of Peace Lord Buddha. Here is 3 different square zone including Ashoka pillar as a evidence of birth place of Prince Siddhartha, holy pond, Mayadevi Temple, librarery, monastic zone that belong to different countries, peace lamp and Lumbini village with forest, there are wildlife. Tilaurakot is 27km far from Lumbini where Prince Siddhartha was here until 29 years old with his fathers’ palace. Explore here with museum and back to Lumbini and stay overnight at hotel with breakfast.
Day 08: Drive from Lumbini to Chitwan National Park
From Lumbini to Chitwan National Park, is about 175km/109mile distance with paved highway. There are beautiful landscapes with forest, villages, terraced field, mountain views and rivers on the way to Park. It is minimum 5 hours highway trip. Take hot lunch and join with the jungle activities in the Park. Stay over night with full board of meal in Chitwan National Park.
Day 09: Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park
Today you are join with the major activities of Jungle including elephant safari, jungle walk, breeding center, Tharu cultural show, canoe and village walk with bird watching. You will get all information from the guide according to timetable. Stay overnight with a full board of meals.
Day 10: Drive from Chitwan National Park to Kathmandu via Manakamana
Take a hot breakfast and last activities of package then drive to Manakamana that is 61km/38mile distance then stay on line for 10 minutes cable car ride with 2.8km long trip toward top of the hill with the view of Trishuli River, villages, terraced fields and pine tress. Walk 10 minutes to get the wishfulfil Hindu Goddess known as Manakamana is situated 1335m high above sea level. Take a queue and ride next 10 minutes trip with a superb view of the green hills to the cable car then go next 32km to the Malekhu for lunch and you will have next 72km distance drive with the highway town to Kathmandu valley. Stay overnight at hotel with breakfast.
Day 11: Departure to Tribhuban International Airport
You should enter the airport 3 hours before your flight schedule. It is 6 km car ride with our representative takes minimum 30 minutes time to get there. We hope you enjoyed once in Nepal and it is not enough so we optimist next visit with us for new program. We wish you safe and happy flight journey to next destination with putting scarf (Khata). We make sure you are not going to pay any airport take because it is already included in your flight ticket.
Where is Nepal ?
Nepal is landlocked country located in southern Asia couched between two Asian giants India and China. Nepal is geographically, culturally and linguistically diverse. The capital city of the country is Kathmandu, commonly known as ‘city of temples’ where we can explore traditional artistic beauty. Draped along the greatest heights of the Himalaya, Nepal is where the ice-cold of the mountains meets the steamy heat of the Indian plains. Moreover, it's a land of yaks and yetis, stupas and Sherpas and some of the best trekking on earth. The Himalaya's most sophisticated urban cultures took shape here, in the three great mini kingdoms of the Kathmandu valley- Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur - home to a world-class artistic and architectural heritage.
What is Nepal known for?
Nepal is Known for Mt. Everest, highest peak in the world and Lord Buddha, who was the pioneer of Buddhist religion. Besides, among 14 eight thousand meters cross mountains in the world, eight are located in this naturally beautiful country. Nepal has been the focus of outstanding achievements in the world of peak climbing expeditions with the identification of more than one thousand peaks above 6,000 meters .Trekking through the Everest region offers astounding mountain views, an opportunity to take a glimpse into the life of world heritage sites, discovering variety of Himalayan flora and faunas, and an opportunity to explore the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world. Overall, Nepal is known for its hospitality and the local people believes in the mantra ‘Atithi Deba Bhaba’ (Guest are god).
Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?
Yes! Nepal visa is easily available up on arrival in the entry places. Make the process easier by downloading & completing the application form, having the correct USD cash and two passport photographs.
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent Nepali currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent Nepali currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent Nepali currency
Is the country politically safe and stable?
Nepal is one of the new democratic countries in the world with many active political parties, ideas, ideologies and leaders. As such there might be some disturbances in some parts of the country. But it does not and will not affect the daily life of the residents in the other parts. Life moves on as usual, unperturbed.
How to enter Nepal?
Nepal can be enter by two ways,
By air: Some of the major international airlines operating schedule services to Nepal are Royal Nepal Airlines, British Airways, Biman Bangladesh, China South West Airlines, Druk Air, Gulf Air, India Air, Thai Airways, Qatar, Pakistan Air, Jet Air and Singapore Airlines. By air, you will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport (only one international airport) located in the heart of Kathmandu City.
By Road: There are several entry points by land route mainly from Nepal / Indian borders;
Scheduled public as well as tourist buses run to and from Kathmandu. Traveling by bus is recommended if you can cope with 10 to 12 hours of long drive in return for a fascinating mountainous views and snail tail roads that meet above the clouds.
Do you have Airport pickup facilities?
Definitely! We do have airport pick up facilities for our customers who have booked for our any packages. We don't charge any money. As the time you booked your trip, you have to inform us.
What is the best time to visit Nepal?
September and April are warm with the temperature ranging between 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit. In October, November, late February and March it is typically 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit. In December and January it is much cooler, between 45-70 degrees Fahrenheit, and you may experience foggy conditions as well. As there is an ideal time to visit Nepal. Nepal can be visited the whole year round. Light weight clothing is recommended from May to October. Warm garments are required from October to March. An umbrella or a raincoat is a must for the rainy season.
How can I make the payment?
There are various payment options by which you can make payment to Glory Nepal team. You can make payment by cash, bank transfer, online credit card payment and Travelers checks. If you wish to use another option of payment suitable to you, then Glory Nepal will assist you for that.
Why should I book the tour through Glory Nepal?
Glory Nepal team is a recognized Holiday Planner and service provider related with the Nepal Tourism Sector. The Team of Glory Nepal is able to work on your any kind of travel requirements as it is associated with a team of Tour Escorts, Guides who are well trained, fluent in different languages and with long experience in related sectors. We do offer verities of Nepal Tour, Trek, Jungle Safari, Adventure packages but beside that we are best in organizing special tailor made itineraries in any areas of Nepal. As our motto is "Guest's Satisfaction is our Achievements" we are always here to assist you for your holiday to Nepal.
What does grading (Easy, Moderate, Difficult, Strenuous) means?
"Grading" is a term used for rating treks based on difficulty. According to Himalayan Glacier standards and experience, we have divided the trekking into four types, namely Easy, Moderate, Difficult and Strenuous- the challenge in terms of both technicality and geography increases as we move higher in that order. Thus, Easy Treks could be suitable for all while Strenuous and Difficult Treks are meant only for those who have certain experience and capability.
This can help you choose a trek or climb especially in the Himalayan Region that best suits your fitness level and experience. Please keep in mind that this is a general guide only. A variety of factors, including weather, may add to the challenge.
No previous trek experience and any physical preparation are required to attempt this trek. An interest in walking will be enough to take up such treks. Such treks usually vary from 2 days hike to 5 days trekking and can reach up to an altitude of 3000 m. Treks usually on well maintained paths and passes through ridges and involve walking up to 5 hours a day.
Moderate Treks will require at least 6-7 hours of walking every day, crossing 4000 m above high altitude passes, and long and exhausting walks through often rough trails, rocks and boulders. Therefore, you will require physical and mental fitness, positive attitude and interests and previous hiking or camping experience is preferred. You should prepare to face high altitude.
Previous trekking experience and technical knowledge is essential in Difficult Treks. Besides walking through rough trails for 6-7 hours and crossing high passes as high as 5000 m, you will also be glacier crossings on snow/ice. You will be facing high altitude air with low level of oxygen and continuous walking over huge stretch of Himalayan valleys. Positive attitude and perseverance is required.
Strenuous Treks involve long days, long hours of challenging walks, high altitude passes above 5000 m, difficult terrains and glacier and snow walking. No doubt you need to be mentally and physically fit and in excellent health condition. As part of technical requirements, you will require to have rock and ice climbing experience with the knowledge of use of ice axe and crampons. You should consider joining one of the rock climbing and glacier walking classes prior to heading for Trek.
Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?
There are many ATM machines in the Kathmandu and Pokhara Valley. ATM machines are slowly being introduced to other cities like Bhuwtal and Dharan.
What types of cards are accepted? Debit or Credit? Visas or Masters or Discovers or Dinners?
Most popular cards accepted in Nepal are VISA, MASTERCARD and American Express. Both Debit and Credit Cards are accepted here. American Travelers Cheques are also accepted in most Banks, Hotels, and Travel companies.
Are there any tourist police in Nepal?
Of course there is tourist police located near the Nepal Tourism Development Board's Office. Also, there are complaint counters at the airport and Basantapur Durbar Square. Tourist police are specially trained in English and have detailed local knowledge to assist tourists. For security and travel related assistance, you can reach any of the officers from telephone 4-247041, 4-4268969 during 11 a.m to 5 p.m
Is Nepal safe? Is a woman traveling alone safe with your company?
Absolutely Nepal is safe for traveler. Firstly, Nepal is considered as one of the peaceful countries in the world (chances are it's safer here than your home-country). Secondly, while you're on one of our trips, we take personal responsibility for your well-being, a responsibility we commit very seriously.
• All the entrance fees while sightseeing in the city.
• Guided Katmandu sightseeing tour by Car.
•All accommodation on B/B basis.
• 13% government tax where applicable.
• International flights, visa and departure taxes
• Airport pick up and drop.
• Personal expenses such as drinks, postage, laundry
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• Domestic airport tax
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