Trip Facts

  • Duration:9 Days
  • Trip Grade: None
  • Trip Profile:UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour
  • Geography:Valley/Forests/Terai Plains
  • Location:Kathmandu/Pokhara/Lumbini
  • Meals:All Breakfast during the Tour and Farewell Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Lodge
  • Religious:Buddhism/Hinduism
  • Transportation:Tourist bus/Private vehicle
  • Group Size:02-10 Pax

Highlight

  • Explore the UNESCO world heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley
  • Relish the Himalayan scenery and attractions in Pokhara
  • Explore Lumbini and learn the history of the ancient kingdom
     

Overview

Home of the world's tallest mountain peak, Nepal is a beautiful country with a diversity about terrain, topography, culture, and religion. Albeit being a comparatively small country, Nepal has many amazing naturals and cultural features that make it one of the best holiday destinations in the world. UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour takes you to some of the prominent destinations in the country. From the birthplace of Lord Buddha at Lumbini to the Lake City of Pokhara, the UNESCO Tour by Himalaya Land Treks makes stops at the famous attractions in Nepal.    
Likewise, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour of Kathmandu presents a wonderful excursion of the Kathmandu valley. Also, the tour includes amazing rove through the famous Pokhara city as well as a holy tour of the revered Lumbini. Each of the destinations offers a grand element of Nepal's artistic dexterity, architectural beauty, and historical weight. The tour provides a deep insight into Nepal's cultural, religious and historical diversity and magnitude. 
The UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour starts at Kathmandu city, wherein lie four of the major sites. The UNESCO Heritages include the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath, the Swayambhunath Stupa and the Kathmandu Durbar square. Each of the temples is significant to the Hindu and Buddhist people of Nepal. Similarly, the tour then takes you to the cities of Patan and Bhaktapur- two other major cities of the Kathmandu valley beside the capital. There, the tour includes visiting the two durbar squares of Patan and Bhaktapur.  
Next, the tour takes you to Lumbini where you can see the holy Mayadevi Temple and the excavation of the old royal palace where Lord Buddha grew up. Correspondingly, the tour also includes Pokhara city- the tourist hub of Nepal, where the views of the Annapurna massif look down upon the bustling city that resides beside the pristine Phewa Lake. 
The UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour is a beautiful culmination of the best historical and cultural features of Nepal. The wonderful intricacy of each of the sites provides a glimpse into Nepal's vast array of historical treasures and religious opulence. It is a great way to get to know what Nepal is about.   
While making sure every one of us enjoys the journey thoroughly, it is also necessary to make sure we do it safely which needs a planned itinerary and well-trained personnel. We, here at Himalaya Land Treks, have been doing so for over a decade and we assure you a lovely adventure through the Himalayas. 

Itinerary of UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4265ft)

Overnight at 3 star Hotel

You can arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Upon your arrival, you will be met by a Himalaya Land Treks at the airport and transferred to your Hotel. There are no planned activities for today. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu World Heritage Sites visit

Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast

Today, you will visit the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu city. It has one of the densest concentrations of World Heritage Sites in the world. You will visit the temple of Pashupatinath, the Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath, the Swayambhunath Stupa, and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Each is built in a unique architectural style and holds an important significance in terms' of Nepal's history and religious hallmark. After the site visit, you will be taken back to your hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel, breakfast included.

Day 3: Bhaktapur/Patan World Heritage Sites visited

Hotel
Breakfast

You will visit the Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar squares today, as well as explore the two cities. The Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar squares, like the one in Kathmandu city, are sprawling courtyards of old palaces, monuments, statues, and temples all built during the golden age of Nepal's history. Both cities also have many things to see and do as well, like exploring the city streets which are lined with handicraft stalls and vendors selling different traditional items. After exploring the cities, you will then be returned to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 4: Drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini (150m/492ft). 6-7 Hrs

6-7 hrs
Hotel
Breakfast

The drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini takes about 6 hours. The drive is a great way to enjoy the fleeting glimpses of Nepal's countryside life, and during the journey, you can see vast expanses of farms, including terrace farms as well as rivers and streams. Hillocks of woodlands and thick groves of bamboo also make the journey pleasant. After arriving in Lumbini, you will be transferred to the Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 5: Lumbini Sightseeing

Hotel
Breakfast

Today is Lumbini sightseeing, which includes visiting the revered site of Buddhist pilgrimage- the Mayadevi Temple. Near the temple also lies the palace excavation site, as well as the Ashoka Pillar. Moreover, Lumbini also has many monasteries, all built-in amazing architecture. You can visit each of the monasteries riding a traditional rickshaw. After Lumbini sightseeing, you will then return to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Lumbini.

Day 6: Drive from Lumbini to Pokhara (820m/2690ft), 5-6 Hrs

Hotel
Breakfast

From Lumbini, you will have another pleasant drive to Pokhara city, which takes about 5 to 6 hours. Pokhara is known as the tourist hub of Nepal and has many sites to enjoy, like the World Peace Pagoda, the Mahendra Cave, and the Davis Fall. Pokhara also presents an amazing sight of the Annapurna Mountains. In the evening time, you can also enjoy a leisurely boat ride on the gorgeous Phewa Lake. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 7: Pokhara Sightseeing

Hotel
Breakfast

Today, the sightseeing tour of Pokhara includes visiting the Sarangkot hill. You will visit the vantage point of Sarangkot early in the morning for a beautiful sunrise view amidst the mountain peaks. The vantage point is also the spot for paragliding and zip lining. Then, you will visit the various natural sites of the city, like the Bindhyabasini Temple and the Mountain Museum among others. After the sightseeing tour, you will be taken back to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 8: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1300m/4265ft), 6-7 Hrs |Farewell Dinner

Hotel
Breakfast/Farewell Dinner

From Pokhara, you will be driving back to Kathmandu, bidding the Annapurna Mountains goodbye. The drive back takes about 6 to 7 hours. Again, the drive is filled with natural sites of streams, rivers and farms and pastures. In the evening, you will have a celebratory farewell dinner hosted by the Himalaya Land Treks for the completion of a successful sightseeing tour of Nepal's famous landmarks. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 9: Departure

Approximately three hours before the scheduled flight, you will be dropped at the airport for your departure.

Inclusion

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure.
  • Accommodation during the tour on a BB basis.
  • Sarankot Sunrise tour.
  • All breakfast included during the tour.
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking tour guides.
  • Transportation in private vehicles.
  • farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

Exclusion

  • Airfare for domestic and international flights.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • All monument entrance fees.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).

Fixed Departure Dates

We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date

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