Seven Heritage Sightseeing

Price

USD 97

Trip Duration

1 Day

Trip Grade

Easy

Highest Altitude

1400m

Transportation

Car, Van

Group Size

1-20

Best Season

All around the year

Seven Heritage Sightseeing Introduction

Seven Heritage Sightseeing in Kathmandu includes all the seven major historical attractions of the capital city of Nepal Kathmandu which is known as the home of UNESCO.  In & around about 30Km we have 7 sites in Kathmandu making it the highest density of UNESCO on earth. All the different historical attractions have their own different historical, mythological & architectural significance. Each of the sites has been built at a different time in history by different proposes.

The tour can be a wonderful escape for a day to get lost in the deep history of the “city of Art & Architecture”, “city of Temples”, “City of Gods” or “The home of the living goddess”

The tour altogether takes about 9-10 hours depending on the time you spend on each monument but our highly qualified tour leader will be cooperating & we will make sure you will have plenty of time on each monument, seeing all the seven sights in a single day sometime it might be rushing for the visitors so we may have to skip the museums & some sights more far away from the main attractions in each place.

Highlights

  • Visit Swyambhunath(Monkey Temple)
  • Explore Patan Durbar Square, City of Fine Arts
  • Get blessings from Living Goddess at Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Experience the life& Death at Pashupatinath Temple(Cremation Ceremony)
  • Immerse yourself in vibrant Bouddhanath Stupa
  • Culture & History of Kathmandu & Nepal
  • Guided Private Tour
  • Pick Up & Drop for the sightseeing
  • Explore the Oldest city of Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Visit the Colorful Changunarayan Temple on the top

Outline Itinerary

  • Seven Heritage Sightseeing

Detailed Itinerary

Seven Heritage Sightseeing

  1. Kathmandu Durbar Square:
    • Head to Kathmandu Durbar Square(established in 1482AD unified in 1768AD & continued as the capital of Nepal until 1963AD until the royal family moved to Narayan Hiti Palace), the historic heart of the city, and explore the ancient palaces, courtyards, and temples.
    • Visit Kumari Ghar, the residence of the Living Goddess, Kumari, and observe the traditional architecture.
    • Visit different courtyards & temples
    • Nine-story temple & Panchamukhe Hanuman
  1. Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple):
    • After Kathmandu Durbar Square visit Swayambhunath, an ancient Buddhist stupa on a hilltop with panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley.
    • Famous for Kathmandus native Buddhism Bajrayana
    • You can see the Himalayas from the top on the clear day
    • Explore the stupa and its surroundings, observing the prayer flags, stupas, and the iconic Buddha eyes.
    • A special place on the top where there are two different religious temples together at the same place(Hindu temple & Buddhist stupa)
    • These days the monument is known as the Monkey temple
  1. Patan Durbar Square:
    • Drive to Patan, an ancient city, (established in 1482AD & Unified in 1768AD), and explore Patan Durbar Square.
    • Known as the “city of art & architecture”
    • Visit Krishna Mandir, Patan Museum, and other historic structures with exquisite Newari architecture.
    • Beautiful courtyard, wood carvings, doors & struts
    • Taleju temple & surrounds
    • Patan is also famous for metal handicrafts like statues of gods & goddesses, healing bowls, jeawlleari, carpets & all other metal handicrafts.
  1. Changunarayan Temple:
    • Drive to Changunarayan, another ancient city temple built in 464AD
    • Built by King Manadeva, lord Bishnu temple
    • Beautiful pagoda-style temple with amazing color on it
    • Written inscriptions on the stone first ones in Nepal’s history
    • Beautiful atmosphere
    • Driving through farms, villages & terraces farming areas
  1. Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
    • heading to Bhaktapur, known as the city of devotees, the third ancient city in the valley.
    • Explore Bhaktapur Durbar Square, known for its medieval charm, well-preserved architecture, and vibrant street life.
    • Visit Taumadhi Square & witness the mesmerizing view of Nyatapole temple known as the strongest pagoda in Nepal
    • See 55 window place, golden gate & the entrance gate of Taleju goddess
    • Lunch break then continue exploring Bhaktapur & get the chance to try “JU JU Dhau”(known as the king curd)
  1. Pashupatinath Temple:
    • Head to Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. (only allows for Hindu people to go Inside)
    • Witness the cremation ceremony ghats along the Bagmati River and explore the temple complex known for its intricate architecture and religious significance.
    • You can witness the ceremony
    • The place to observe the whole human life moment in one place where people celebrate life & death together in the same place
  1. Boudhanath Stupa:
    • After Pashupatinath, visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in Nepal and a focal point for Tibetan Buddhism in the region.
    • Attraction point for tourist
    • Walk around the stupa, spin the prayer wheels, and soak in the spiritual atmosphere.
    • Lots of lamas & Buddhist monk
    • Very famous for Tibetan Buddhism
    • Visit the Guru Lakhang monastery

Includes

  • Highly Professional City Guide
  • Private Car/Jeep transportation with an experienced driver
  • Hotel Pick up & Drop after the Tour
  • All the 7 UNESCO Site Visit
  • Brief & commentary on all the sites

Excludes

  • Entrance fees for all UNESCO sites
  • Shopping/souvenir/Lunch
  • Tips for Guide&Driver

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Seven Heritage Tour in Nepal
The Seven Heritage Tour in Nepal typically refers to a tour that covers seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in the Kathmandu Valley. These sites are renowned for their historical, cultural, and architectural significance.
Which are the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites included in the tour?
The seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley are: • Kathmandu Durbar Square • Patan Durbar Square • Bhaktapur Durbar Square • Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) • Boudhanath Stupa • Pashupatinath Temple • Changunarayan Temple
How long does the Seven Heritage Tour typically last?
The duration of the tour depends on various factors such as the mode of transportation, the pace of the tour, and whether any additional activities are included. Generally, the tour can be completed in one to three days.
What is the best time to embark on the Seven Heritage Tour?
The best time to visit Nepal for the Seven Heritage Tour is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is pleasant, and the skies are clear, offering excellent visibility for sightseeing
How do I arrange transportation for the tour?
Transportation arrangements can be made through local tour operators, travel agencies, or hotels in Kathmandu. Options include private vehicles, taxis, or guided tours with transportation provided.
Are there entrance fees for the UNESCO World Heritage Sites?
Yes, entrance fees are applicable for most of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal. The fees may vary for domestic and international tourists and are subject to change. It's advisable to check the current fees before embarking on the tour.
Is it necessary to hire a guide for the Seven Heritage Tour?
While it's not mandatory to hire a guide, having a knowledgeable guide can enhance your experience by providing insights into the history, architecture, and cultural significance of the sites. Guides can be arranged through tour operators or hired on-site at the individual heritage sites.
What should I wear and bring for the tour?
Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy walking shoes as some of the sites involve walking and climbing stairs. It's also advisable to carry sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, water, and snacks, especially during the warmer months.
Can I take photographs at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites?
Photography is generally allowed at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites; however, there may be certain areas where photography is prohibited. Always respect the rules and regulations of the heritage sites and be mindful of local customs and practices.
Is it safe to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal?
Nepal is generally a safe destination for tourists, but it's essential to remain vigilant, especially in crowded areas, and take necessary precautions to safeguard your belongings. Follow local guidelines and advisories for a safe and enjoyable experience.

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