Seven World Heritage Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley
The Ultimate 1-Day Tour of all Seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites!
There are seven awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley. Dating back over 2000 years, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites rank as some of the finest in architecture and spirituality in all of Nepal. We know you want to see them, but what can you do when you are strapped for time? Himalayan Advisor is the first company in Nepal to develop a one day tour of all seven of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The day runs from 7 am to 7 pm. Travel by private car for the fastest time between sites. This trip includes not only those places in and around Kathmandu but also the popular city of Bhaktapur and the rarely seen but high appreciated Changu Narayan. Itinerary
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Swayambhunath, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Swayambhunath Stupa aka "The Monkey Temple," is located on the top of Kathmandu. It has 365 stairs to be actual that contains you to the top for the exceptional view of the city itself. You can locate many small shrines and souvenir shops on the way to top with monkeys roaming around freely. You are free to take pix on the road, and some monkeys would possibly pose for a photo too. As the top, you will see a sizeable gold-plated thunderbolt (Vajra). It is one of the intriguing monuments there. Also, right next to it is the large white dome with a cubical top. It is the Swayambhunath stupa that did now not fall even` though many other temples around the area crumbled after the earthquake of 2015. You will also see many prayers wheels of special sizes nearly in every section around the Swayambhunath.Stop At:
Swayambhunath Temple, Swayamhu Circle Road, Kathmandu 44620 Nepal
You can go around the stupa spinning the prayer wheels, and you will even see many Hindu temples and deities that co-exist in concord in this Buddhist site. Along the way, you will observe many other shrines, stupas, gravestones, and offering places. Then you will head in the direction of the western boundary of the Swayambhunath. You will see a sacred pond stuffed with coins and many human beings attempting to toss the coins in the core of the small pond. Vendors are found around the location with many Thanka arts and stunning souvenirs. On attaining the western side, huge statues of Buddha can be found. You then will walk around the hill and find many prayers wheels of distinctive sizes nearly in every phase around the mountain.
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Amideva Buddha Park, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
Right at the end moment of your Swayambhunath Tour, you will find yourself at the subsequent facet of the hill. At first glance, three big statues of Buddha will mesmerize you. As people tend to miss the chance to go to the Buddha park, this will be a higher sizeable possibility to look at the shining golden statues of Shakyamuni Buddha. After a single time there, you will go forward to your subsequent destination, which is Patan Durbar Square.
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Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
In Kathmandu Durbar Square, you will see that many historical and religious sites and architectural constructions are in the process of reconstruction. However, there are nonetheless many explorable sites around the area. You will see a massive statue of "Kal Bhairav," figure of "Hanuman" at Hanuman Dhoka, and a miniature model of Pashupatinath temple. Also, you can explore the Kumari Ghar where the residing goddesses of Nepal reside. You will locate the region lively as there are nearby humans and additionally nearby companies selling inventive items and Thanka substances round.Stop At:
Kumari Chowk, Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
Visit a sacred attraction at Kumari Chowk, a courtyard inside a red-brick, three-level building that was once home to Kumari, a girl selected to be the town's living goddess until she reaches puberty and becomes a mere mortal.
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Patan Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700 Nepal
The Patan Durbar Square is the courtyard of the old Malla palace, situated in the metropolis of Lalitpur, which is filled with Newari Architecture and nearby Newar community. It. The square is layered with red bricks on the floor. There are three courtyards in Patan Durbar Square, and you will be visiting them one after another. The first one Sundari Chowk is filled with various statues and stoned architecture. Then comes the Mul Chowk, one of the guarded places as theft of many sculptures and statues that came about in place of Patan Durbar Square. Finally, the third and closing courtyard homes the museum of Durbar Square. It is the Keshav Narayan Chowk. You will see many matters related to historical eastern civilization. Also, an awful lot of artistic approach descriptiveness can be discovered there.Stop At:
Durbar (Central) Square, Patan (Lalitpur) Nepal
Heading on to the predominant field, you will be amazed at the sight of the beautiful stone artistry of Krishna Temple in the region. The temple is created through stones only. You will see 21 shrines in the temple and carvings associated with Ramayana and Mahabharat. In the equal lane of Krishna Temple, there is a massive bell nearer to the part of the Durbar Square. There is also some other beauty referred to as Shankar Narayan Temple with statues of kneeling elephants. You will discover large sculptures of animals like lions on both aspects of entrance gates in most of the places. Other incredibly integral structures in the Durbar Square are Mahaboudha, Rudravarna Mahavihar and Machhendranath Temple in the south.
Duration: 25 minutesStop At:
Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), Kwalakhu Rd North of Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur) 44600 Nepal
You will additionally visit the golden temple in the north. Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, which is regarded as the golden temple, is a 12th-century temple pagoda_style temple with bronze statues and silver and gold decorations. There is a golden image of Lord Buddha and a large prayer wheel in the higher layer of the temple. At the give up of your tour, you will be dropped again at your motel or predetermined destination.
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Patan Museum, Royal Palace Complex Durbar Marg, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700 Nepal
Moving forward, you will enter Keshav Narayan Chowk. It is made into the Patan Museum. You will get to take a look at many facts about our tradition and history and especially about historic Japanese civilization. It is a beautiful, peaceful vicinity to unwind and aspects a number Buddhist, Tantric, and Hindu artifacts. You can see many interior architectures and famous with comfortable surroundings inside the museum.
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Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 00977-1-4701148 Nepal
Bhaktapur City, additionally known as "the City of Devotees." It is a beautiful metropolis that nonetheless has many old-style houses and constructions intact. You will find many thrilling and inventive buildings from the entry factor to the exit point. This historical town is inhabited with the useful resource of indigenous Newari human beings in a large group. You can go to this region to journey Nepali culture, tradition, and religion properly. The most imperative enchantment of the areas is many creative pillars with statues of historical kings, ornamental gates at entrances, 55-window palace and Nyatapola temple placed in the central Royal Square of Bhaktapur. Also, be sure to try out regional delicacies and curd in the area before leaving the place.Stop At:
Nyatapola Temple, Taumadhi Square, Bhaktapur 44800 Nepal
Nyatapola Temple is a pagoda-style five leveled roofed temple. This beautifully sculptured constructing is viewed as one of the tallest pagodas in the and is a beautiful example of the high artistry that went into buildings of this type. This five-story temple with a five-tier roof that stands only over thirty meters immoderate can be reached through walking up a flight of steps that leads to the pinnacle of the platform. As you stroll up these terraces, you will examine that there are statues on both aspects of you, on each step.
Duration: 10 minutesStop At:
Dattatreya Temple, Dattatreya Square, Bhaktapur 44800 Nepal
Standing proudly on the premises of Dattatreya Square in Bhaktapur, the temple of Dattatreya is believed to be built with the useful resource of a single stem of a single tree. The unknown attribute of the temple is that it does not dwell the statue of Dattatreya the way human beings prescribes. Instead of finding the determine of one physique with three heads, we can see three idols of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva on left, middle, and proper respectively. A huge tree stands in the back of those idols.
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55 Window Palace, Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 44800 Nepal
The Palace of Fifty-Five Windows is one of the gorgeous structure of durbar square. As there are fifty-five windows carved in architectural beauty, it is called the Palace of Fifty-Five Windows. This palace is constructed around a number of internal courtyards that are linked together. It is mentioned that there have been 99 courtyards at the beginning. However, only 9 of them are cutting-edge today. Another first-rate characteristic of this palace is the most crucial entrance gate, referred to as "The Golden Gate.
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Siddha Pokhari, Bhaktapur 44800 Nepal
Siddha Pokhari is a lovely human-made pond located close to the first town gate in Bhaktapur. It is 171 meters long and three meters deep lake and a favorite hangout area for many people. Then after Bhaktapur Durbar Square, you will pass on to every other well-known square in Kathmandu valley.
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Changu Narayan, Bhaktapur Nepal
The temple of Changunarayan is one of the oldest temples that date lower back to the Licchavi period of the records of Nepal. The temple is made up of lovely stone and wooden carvings. It is designed in the usual Nepali fashion that can be described as neither a Shikhara style nor a Pagoda style. On reaching the Changunarayan temple at the hilltop, you will see yourself surrounded via Champak trees. You will see the temple is surrounded via statues of Lord Vishnu alongside with different deities inner the courtyard of the essential temple. You will see that the four entrances of temples have a pair of life-sized beasts every guarding them. There are beautiful carvings in struts and doors that can be considered which reflects the art and architectural capabilities of historical Nepal. You can also see stone pillars with inscription in Sanskrit on western entrance. You can observe many monuments like Historical pillars, Garuda, Chanda Narayan, Sridhar Vishnu, and many more when you visit the temple from the east gate. Not only these monuments but you can additionally see many Tantric sculptures and carvings close to the Changunarayan. Then you will move on from Changunarayan.
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Pashupatinath Temple, 44621 Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
Pashupatinath temple is one of the largest temple complexes of Nepal. It houses more than 500 temples and shrines in the area. The temple complex of Pashupatinath which covers 0.64 hectares of land, is devoted mostly to Lord Shiva with the temple of other deities surrounding the first temple. It is additionally listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The central temple structure is pagoda fashion with lovely wood carvings and gold-covered two stages of roofs. There is additionally a big bronze statue of a bull facing the foremost entrance of the temple in the most famous temple complex. Other than the temples, you will find Sadhus performing day by day rites on the financial institution of the river and find out the technique of Hindu cremation on the banks of the river. There are structures created in the banks of Holy river Bagmati for the cremation ceremony.
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Boudhanath Stupa, Boudh, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
Boudhanath Stupa is one of the greatest mandalas that is 36 meters tall with over 50 gompas built around it. It is one of the famous and most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites of Nepal for the spiritual as well as tourism purposes. It is enlisted as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Nepal. As you enter the premises of the Boudhanath, you will see a full-size dome-shaped structure with fluttering prayer flags. These flags prolong from the four corners hovering in the sky with the scent of incense sticks filling the atmosphere. If you attain the stupa at the time of prayer, then you will be spiritually taken away with the chimes and prayer sounds. There are many snapshots of Buddhas around the stupa, and also the prayer wheels surround the stupa. Aside from these elements of Boudhanath Stupa, you will locate many eateries and souvenir shops in the region.
Duration: 1 hour
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Duration: 12 Hours
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We pick up our all travelers from their hotel inside Ring road including Bouddha area. Please do provide your hotel name for pick up location.
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