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Seven World Heritage Kathmandu Day Tour - 1 Day

  • Duration 1 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals None
  • Accommodation None
  • Activity Sightseeing
  • Group Type Any
  • Group Size 1 to 20
  • Best Season Whole Year
Highlights
  •  Visit the three UNESCO World Heritage Sites recognized for their historic palaces, temples, and courtyards, the Durbar Squares in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan.
  • Explore the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, which is located on the banks of the Bagmati River having significant spiritual values.
  • Visit the enormous Boudhanath Buddhist stupa, one of the biggest in the world and regarded as the center of Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Visit the Swayambhunath Stupa, popularly referred to as the Monkey Temple, which is a recognizable landmark of Kathmandu and renowned for its breathtaking city vistas.
  • Considered one of the earliest Hindu temples in Nepal, the historical Changu Narayan Temple is renowned for its elaborate wood carvings and historic inscriptions.
  • Discover Patan, also known as Lalitpur, a historic city renowned for its exquisite metalwork, beautiful architecture, and rich cultural legacy.
  • Discover Bhaktapur, a historic city famous for its rich culture, ceramics, and traditional Newari architecture.
  • Explore the Kumari Ghar, the Living Goddess' residence in the center of Kathmandu's Durbar Square.

Sites of cultural or ecological importance are designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In Nepal, you can visit 4 World Heritage Sites, among which Lumbini and Kathmandu Valley are known for being cultural Heritage sites. Similarly, Sagarmatha National Park and Chitwan National Park are recognized as natural world heritage sites. Back in 1979, the Kathmandu Valley and Sagarmatha National Park were the first two places to meet the criteria for this designation. The fourth destination, Lumbini, was added in 1997 after Chitwan National Park came next in 1984. Each of these locations, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, has a plethora of intriguing culture, history, or simply transparent natural beauty and diversity to offer.

You can explore the most important historical as well as cultural landmarks of Nepal by booking our One Day Tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. The most popular day trip to view Kathmandu's cultural and historical treasures is the Seven World Heritage Day Tour. Our tour of Kathmandu's heritage sites will undoubtedly transport you back in time because these active cultural sites are still in everyday use. You will see incredible sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Swayambhunath Stupa, as well as several other significant Hindu and Buddhist temples/monasteries, on your Seven World Heritage Day Tour of the Kathmandu Valley. It is an extraordinary experience.

The three historic cities of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur make up the Kathmandu Valley; they were formerly sovereign nations governed by the Malla monarchs from the 12th to the 18th century. Seven UNESCO World Heritage sites may be found in the three cities. All seven of these incredible man-made masterpieces, some of which are more than two thousand years old, are still proudly standing. You could travel to each attraction in a single day due to their near proximity, but to really enjoy each destination in Kathmandu, you would need two to three days. Numerous more gorgeous temples, sculptures, monuments, and other architecturally significant remnants of Nepal's glorious past may also be found across the valley.

The UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu are very old and special places with great architecture and spiritual importance. If you want to see them but don't have much time, Green Valley Nepal Treks is a good company to go with. We offer the Seven World Heritage Kathmandu Day Tour at a very reasonable cost for you. You will travel by private car to save time. You will be picked up from your hotel at 7 AM to begin your one-day heritage site tour of the Kathmandu Valley. The trip will end at 7 PM with hotel drop-off. This trip not only includes places in and around Kathmandu but also the city of Bhaktapur and the Changunarayan Temple, which is not seen by many people but is highly appreciated.

We at Green Valley Nepal Treks and Research Hub are pleased to present our well-planned UNESCO World Heritage Sites Day Tour Detailed Itinerary, which will give you the experience of a lifetime. Booking is now available for 2024 and 2025 at a reasonable price. Become a part of this spiritual journey with us, we at Green Valley Nepal Treks will assure you that you will enjoy every moment of the trip. For more questions regarding the Seven World Heritage Site Day Tour Package Cost, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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Benefits of Booking Seven World Heritage Kathmandu Day Tour with us

  • Hotel Pickup And Drop off service
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek T-Shirt
  • Medical Kits - Which May Be Necessary In Certain Cases.
  • Discounts and Extra services for old customers
  • Arrangement of the best hotels at a reasonable price if requested

What You Can Expect from Seven World Heritage Kathmandu Day Tour?

A popular sightseeing journey that covers all seven of the Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites is known as the Seven World Heritage Day Tour of Kathmandu. You can expect the following things during this amazing trip.

  • Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square: Durbar Square typically hosts Buddhist and Hindu ceremonies, holy rites, royal festivities, and kingly coronations. For those seeking spiritual guidance, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a peaceful, holy location. It is flanked by fountains, ancient sculptures, little ponds, and the Mohan Chok and Sundari Chok courtyards. This site is a perfect representation of Nepal's rich cultural heritage.
  • Visit Pashupatinath Temple: One of the most respected Hindu temples in Nepal is Pashupatinath Temple. This temple is located on the outskirts of Kathmandu city and on the banks of the revered Bagmati River.
  • Explore Boudhanath Stupa: Boudhanath is recognized as one of the largest Buddha stupas in the world. It towers above the local town as a massive mandala of serenity and beauty. While visiting the Boudhanath stupa you will see enormous eyes, serving as a symbol of Buddhist devotion for thousands of years.
  • Discover Swayambhunath Stupa: The famous stupa Swayambhunath is sometimes referred to as Monkey Temple. This stupa, which is perched on a hill, provides breathtaking views of the Kathmandu Valley. This popular tourist spot welcomes tourists and pilgrims from all over the world.
  • Explore Patan Durbar Square: In the heart of Lalitpur District stands Patan Durbar Square. It has many magnificent buildings and pieces of art that our ancestors imprinted and sculpted into wood and metal. The artistic ability of our predecessors is prominently displayed in this city's temples, shrines, statues, monuments, festivals, and other cultural institutions.
  • Discover Bhaktapur Durbar Square: The primary tourist attraction in the Bhaktapur District is the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Four significant squares can be found here: Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square, and Pottery Square. The 55-window palace is among the most remarkable architecture in this area. This World Heritage site is renowned for its beautiful ceramics and wood sculptures.
  • Visit Changu Narayan Temple: According to some, the two-story Vishnu temple was not built in the shikhara or pagoda architectural traditions. But it is constructed in a pagoda style. This traditional temple in Nepali architecture preserves the Lichavi dynasty's history up to the present. Both residents and tourists frequent this temple.

Is Seven World Heritage Kathmandu Day Tour Suitable For You?

Your interests, physical competencies, time, budget, and travel preferences should all be taken into account when deciding whether the Seven World Heritage Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley is right for you. Observe the following while making your reservation for this tour:

  • 7 Heritage Tour of Kathmandu will be suitable for you if you have a great interest in history, culture, and architecture. This tour provides complete insights into Nepali culture and tradition. You will get a chance to explore the most significant heritage site of Kathmandu Valley.
  • You will go to seven distinct destinations throughout this trip, all of which require you to travel significant distances and/or climb stairs. The Seven World Heritage Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley is appropriate for you if you are physically active and have no walking difficulties.
  • If you are pregnant or have poor cardiovascular health then this tour is not suitable for you.
  • Seven World Heritage Site Tour of Kathmandu might not be suitable for you if you are going to visit on your own. However, this tour will be amazing if you are going with a skilled local guide.
  • If you don't have a full day to spend sightseeing, the Seven World Heritage Kathmandu Day Tour is not for you. You could choose to consider taking a shorter trip or going to some of the locations by yourself.

Preparation for Seven World Heritage Kathmandu Day Tour

By following these tips, you will be well-prepared for a memorable and enriching experience on the Seven World Heritage Kathmandu Day Tour.

  • Dress appropriately: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that are suitable for walking, as the tour involves a lot of walking and climbing stairs. Also, since you will be visiting religious sites, dress modestly and avoid revealing clothing.
  • Carry essentials: Carry a backpack with essential items such as water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, as the sun can be strong in Nepal. Having a small first aid kit on hand can help you to treat any unforeseen injuries that may occur.
  • Be respectful: Remember that the sites you will be visiting are religious and cultural landmarks, so be respectful of local customs and traditions. Avoid touching or taking photos of religious objects without permission and be mindful of local customs and dress codes.
  • Bring a camera: You will visit 7 World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley, so don't forget to bring a camera or smartphone to capture beautiful memories of your tour.
  • Research ahead of time: You should research Nepal's history, culture, and the areas you will see before making bookings to better understand and enjoy the UNESCO Heritage Site Tour.
  • Consider hiring a guide: Hiring a local guide is recommended if you have little knowledge of the heritage sites' prominence. You will learn more about the locations you will see on the Kathmandu World Heritage Tour through your guide.

Seven World Heritage Kathmandu Day Tour Cost 2024 and 2025

Green Valley Nepal Treks offers the Glimpse of Nepal Tour Cost based on group size. Please follow for the group price details:

No. of PaxStarting Price/PersonAction
1USD 130Contact Us
2USD 90Contact Us
3USD 75Contact Us
4 to 5USD 60Contact Us

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Day to Day Itinerary
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  • Kathmandu Durbar Square

On the Seven World Heritage Kathmandu Day Tour, the first place you will go is Kathmandu Durbar Square, also referred to as the Hanuman Dhoka Palace. One of the three durbar squares in the Kathmandu Valley is the Kathmandu Durbar Square. This was Kathmandu's former Malla and Shah royal palace, along with a vast array of temples and shrines. While further structures and monuments were added over time, the original palace complex was built early fifteenth century. Hanuman Dhoka, Taleju Mandir, the Nine-Story Basantapur Tower, Sundari Chowk, the Tribhuvan Museum, the King Mahendra Memorial Museum, and the Kal Bhairab temple are some of the noteworthy sites to visit in Kathmandu Durbar Square.

  • Pashupati Nath Temple

One of the biggest temple complexes in Nepal is Pashupatinath. Pashupatinath Temple was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1979. There are more than 500 temples and shrines around the temple. The main temple is designed in the shape of a pagoda, with exquisite wood carvings and two layers of roofing plated in gold. In the most well-known temple complex, there is also a large bronze bull monument facing the main entrance. In addition to the temples, visitors may observe Sadhus performing daily rituals on the banks of the river and learn about Hindu cremation practices there. The Holy River Bagmati's banks have been built with buildings for the cremation ritual.

  • Boudhanath Stupa

One of the largest mandalas, the 36-meter-tall Boudhanath Stupa is surrounded by more than 50 gompas. For both religious and touristic reasons, it is one of Nepal's most well-known and significant Buddhist pilgrimage sites. In 1979, it was included in the list of Nepal's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will notice a full-size dome-shaped building with flying prayer flags as you approach the Boudhanath surroundings. The atmosphere is filled with the aroma of incense sticks as these flags extend from the four corners and float in the sky. Along with prayer wheels, the stupa is surrounded by several photographs of Buddhas.

  • Swayambhunath Stupa

One of the oldest landmarks in Nepal is Swayambhunath Stupa, whose history is closely related to that of the Kathmandu Valley. Religious myths and tales date the stupa complex's origins even farther back than the historical documents and inscriptions, which date it to around 1500 years ago. According to mythology, the present valley was created after the lake dried up, and Swayambhunath, which is Sanskrit for "self-sprung," was then established. A stunning fusion of Buddhist stupas and Hindu temples may be found on this hilltop stupa; two distinctive architectural styles coexist together here. According to mythology, Swayambhunath's staircase has 365 steps.

  • Patan Durbar Square

The Patan Durbar Square is the former royal palace of the kingdom of Patan/Lalitpur, similar to the Kathmandu Durbar. Since Patan also translates to Yala, many people think the town was named after King Yalamber. It is around 8 kilometers southeast of Kathmandu's center. This palace complex is a wonderful example of Newari craftsmanship and building. Numerous Hindu and Buddhist monuments may be seen placed across the courtyard. Parts of this Square were constructed in the third century BCE, according to historical documents, by Emperor Ashoka. The Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple, Jagat Narayan Temple, Hari Shanker Temple, Vishwanath Temple, Bhimsen Temple, and Rato Machhendra Temple are just a few of the noteworthy attractions in Patan Durbar Square.

  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur is a city that is also known as the City of Devotees. From the point of entry to the point of exit, there are several exciting and creative structures to be explored. Indigenous Newari people in a sizable number are the main resource residing in this ancient town. You may visit this area to thoroughly experience Nepali culture, tradition, and religion. The 55-window palace, Nyatapola temple, elegant gates at entrances, and numerous imaginative pillars with sculptures of previous rulers are the area's most important areas of enchantment. Before departing the area, make sure to try the local curd and delights.

  • Changunarayan Temple

One of the oldest temples, the Changunarayan temple dates back to the Licchavi period of Nepalese history. The temple is decorated with beautiful sculptures in both stone and wood. When you get to the Changunarayan temple on the summit, you will see Champak trees surrounding you. You may view sculptures of Lord Vishnu and other gods inside the courtyard of the main temple, which is encircled by them. You will see that each of the temples' four entrances is guarded by a pair of enormous animals. Beautiful carvings that showcase the artistic and architectural prowess of old Nepal may be seen on struts and doors.

On the western entrance, there are additional stone pillars with Sanskrit inscriptions. When you enter the temple through the east gate, you may see a variety of structures, including historical pillars, Garuda, Chanda Narayan, Sridhar Vishnu, and many more. Along with these monuments, there are a lot of Tantric carvings and sculptures nearby Changunarayan.

    Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

    Cost Includes
    • Private vehicle
    • English Speaking Guide
    • The hotel picks up and drops off.
    Cost Excludes
    • Meals, tips/gratuities & all required entry fees in 7 Heritage sites.
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    Start:ThursdayMay 23, 2024
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    Useful Info

    Seven World Heritage Kathmandu Day Tour Best Time

    The dry season, which lasts from October to May, is the ideal time to do the Seven World Heritage Site Tour of Kathmandu. This is the best time to see Kathmandu's historical monuments and landmarks because the weather is often dry and sunny during this period.

    The months of October and November are particularly well-liked because of the pleasant weather and typically clear sky, which allow for breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan Mountains. A few of Nepal's greatest festivals, including Dashain and Tihar, which are observed with a lot of fanfare, may also be enjoyed throughout the months of October and November. March and April are considered the perfect times for sightseeing because of the warm, pleasant weather, and the beautiful flowers which cover the city.

    However, it's crucial to bear in mind that Kathmandu may get rather busy during peak season, so it's recommended to schedule your tour well in advance and make appropriate plans. The Seven World Heritage Kathmandu Day Tour provides a wonderful opportunity to discover the best of Nepali culture and tradition, regardless of the time of year you choose to take the trip.

    Food or Meal Availability on Seven World Heritage Kathmandu Day Tour

    Food and meal availability on the Seven World Heritage Day Tour of Kathmandu depends on the specific itinerary of your tour. In this package, meals are not included but you can have a lunch break on your own at a local restaurant or café where you can enjoy traditional Nepali cuisine.

    Among the many delicious dishes served at Nepali restaurants are momos, dal bhat, chow mein, and thukpa. The bulk of the restaurants serves cuisine that is suitable for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. It is advisable that you bring some snacks and drinks with you because you will be walking around and soaking in the sights throughout the day. Consider bringing a reusable water bottle that you can fill up at nearby cafés and restaurants to reduce the quantity of plastic waste.

    Seven World Heritage Kathmandu Day Tour Difficulty Level

    The Seven World Heritage Site Day Tour can be physically demanding due to the extensive walking, stair climbing, and foot exploration of the historical sites. As a result, it's critical to be in decent physical shape and at ease with prolonged walking. The tour also includes stops at temples and other sacred places where you will have to take off your shoes and proceed barefoot. It's crucial to wear comfortable shoes with adequate traction because some of the walkways and stairways can be steep and uneven. We advise you to get in touch with us before booking our Heritage Site Day Tour if you have any health or mobility concerns. As your disability may limit your ability to walk or climb stairs so it is important to discuss your concern to make sure UNESCO World Heritage Sites Day Tour is appropriate for you.

    Travel Insurance for Seven World Heritage Kathmandu Day Tour

    For the Seven World Heritage Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley, getting travel insurance is entirely up to the individual. You can choose to get it or not. It is not mandatory to purchase an insurance policy for this tour. You won't require that because there are no significant risk factors involved like trekking in mountains. While exploring the various location of Nepal you might encounter minor to severe accidents. Thinking about those cases, you could purchase an insurance policy to be on the safer side. However, there haven't been any incidents similar to that up until now, and we hope there won't be in the future.

    Seven World Heritage Kathmandu Day Tour Packing List

    It is crucial to check the climate prediction on the day of your trip since it will influence the items you pick. The best strategy is to dress in layers because Kathmandu's temperature might change during the day. The Seven World Heritage Kathmandu Day Tour is likely to be an amazing experience, so don't forget to carry your spirit of adventure and curiosity. You might wish to carry the following necessities for the Tour:

    • Comfortable walking shoes with a good grip
    • A light backpack to carry your belongings
    • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect you from the sun
    • A reusable water bottle to refill at local restaurants and cafes
    • Snacks such as energy bars or nuts to keep you fueled throughout the day
    • A camera or smartphone to capture the stunning sights and scenery
    • A lightweight, waterproof jacket or poncho in case of rain
    • A small first-aid kit with basic supplies such as Band-Aids and pain relievers
    • Cash or credit card for purchasing souvenirs or additional food and drinks
    • A respectful outfit that covers your shoulders and knees when visiting religious sites.

    Seven World Heritage Kathmandu Day Tour Booking Procedure

    With Green Valley Nepal Treks, one of Nepal's leading trekking companies, you can get the lowest price now on UNESCO World Heritage Sites Day Tour Package. With several qualified guides, we are completely government-approved and registered trekking and adventure specialists (the firm registration number is 71671/066/067). Additionally, we are affiliated with several national tourist organizations, including the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), TAAN, NMA, KEEP, and many others. The finest experience of a lifetime will undoubtedly be trekking with the most reputable and highly recommended local firm by many organizations. For this trip, we thus warmly welcome you all to the Green Valley Nepal Treks family. You simply need to pay a 10% deposit now and the rest when you arrive for the booking producers.

    What our travelers saysClient Reviews
    • TripAdvisor

      Well-organized, Whirlwind Tour of the Main Sites

      A whirlwind tour of the main sights of Kathmandu. Raj made sure it all went super smooth and picked a beautiful lunch spot for us with a view of the Boudhanath Stupa, which we would have never found ourselves. He was also very knowledgeable and accommodating of special requests regarding the pick-up and drop-off location. Thank you!

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      west_sailingMarch 26, 2023Germany
    • TripAdvisor

      Well-Organized, Whirlwind Tour Of The Main Sites

      A whirlwind tour of the main sights of Kathmandu. Raj made sure it all went super smooth and picked a beautiful lunch spot for us with a view of the Boudhanath Stupa, which we would have never found ourselves. He was also very knowledgeable and accommodating of special requests regarding the pick-up and drop-off location. Thank you!

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      West_sailingMarch 26, 2023Germany
    FAQs
    • It is a full-day guided tour of seven UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley, including ancient temples, palaces, and stupas.

    • This Tour usually lasts for around 8 hours, starting in the morning and ending in the late afternoon.

    • The things that are included in this tour package are transportation, a knowledgeable guide, and entrance fees to the seven sites.

    • The tour is somehow challenging in terms of physical activity, as it involves a fair amount of walking, climbing stairs, and exploring historic sites on foot.

    • It's important to wear comfortable walking shoes with good grip and a respectful outfit that covers your shoulders and knees when visiting religious sites. Dress in layers according to the weather predication.

    • No, meals are not included in this package. You can have lunch at a local restaurant or café on your own, and you can also bring snacks and a reusable water bottle to refill at local restaurants and cafes.

    • Yes, Green Valley Nepal Treks offers customized versions of the Seven World Heritage Kathmandu Day Tour to suit your preferences and interests.

    • The cost of the Seven World Heritage Kathmandu Day Tour varies depending on the tour operator and the inclusions. Typically, it ranges from around $100 to $200 USD per person.

    • It can be suitable for children, but it's important to keep in mind that it involves a fair amount of walking and climbing stairs. Some tour operators may offer shorter versions of the tour for families with young children.

    • The best time of year to take the Seven World Heritage Kathmandu Day Tour is from October to May when the weather is generally dry and mild. However, it's important to check the weather prediction for the day of your tour and dress accordingly.

    • The Seven World Heritage Kathmandu Day Tour is typically available in English, but some tour operators may offer other languages as well, such as French, German, or Spanish. It's best to check with your tour operator for more details.

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