Culture & Heritage Tour - There are four UNESCO world heritage site in Nepal. Two are in Cultural catagory and two are in natural. World heritage site of Nepal are Lumbini the birth place of Lord Buddha, and seven monuments of Kathmandu valley within radius of 20 km. And two natural heritage are Chitwan and Sagarmatha National Park. Kathmandu valley World heritage site comprise of three historical places. They are Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Two Buddhist Stupa are Swyambhunath and Bouddhanath. Rest two mounument Pashupatinath Temple and Changu Narayan. Nepal has offer incomparable scope to connoisseus of art and culture to see and study different aspects of the fine art in its paintings, sculpture, wood carving and architecture
Tentative Travel Plan
Place to See: Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square & Boudhanath Stupa
Cultural & Heritage Sightseeing - UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Day 01 - Arrival at Kathmandu / By Flight:
On arrival at Kathmandu, after clearing immigration and customs, step into the receiving area where you will be met and assisted by Holidays Nepal representative and transfer to the hotel for a Check-in.
Day 02 - FULL DAY KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING:
After having breakfast at hotel, Your city guide will take you for full day sightseeing around the Kathmandu sightseeing. From 9.30 am to 5.00 pm. During our sightseeing period, First, We visit to Patan Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa and finally Pasupatinath Temple.
Patan Durbar Square is the main attraction of the Lalitpur district. Known as Yala amoung Newari Language, the city is also called the city of wooden crafts and handicrafts. The palace has earned distinction being the home of finist crafts. Ancient shrines, museum, Krishna temple, Suvarnadwar, Devasthal and various small and big temple scattered in and around the square are some of the attractions. The area has been made attractive with the presence of various artistic masterpieces and ancients temples. The square offers myriad opportunities for visitors willing to study and reserch artistic and architectural masterpieces, history and culture of Lalitpur.Most of the monuments in the Durbar Square were built by Malla Kings from 16th to 18th century. Residents of Lalitpur like to pass their leisure time by strolling around the square. A small fee is applicable for the tourist for the entry into the UNESCO's world heritage sire.
Swoyambhunath stupa, stands on a lovely little hillock located at a distance of 4 km from the Thamel. This religiouly important site for Buddhist is also popular among Hindus devotees and people of other faiths. This peaceful and clam hill commands the pictureque view of the Kathmandu valley and splended panorama of Himalayan range.Swoyambhunath is a popular tourist spot in Kathmandu among Buddhists as well as the people from other faiths. There are hartly any tourist who doesn't visit the Swoyambhunath temple. The stupa is laden with 13 gold plated spires symbolizing 13 stages to salvation in Buddhism. Different sorts of idols of Buddha has added to the attraction of the stupa. Local tourist come to the place to have a little fresh air and enjoy the pictureque view of the city while forigners enjoy observing the astistic aspects of the stupa and things related to Buddhism. Mostly, a significant presence of foreign tourist can be witnessed around the shrine area. The stupa has been inducted as UNESCO's world Heritage Site.
Boudhanath Stupa The ancient and one of the largest stupas in the world, Boudhanath or the Khasa Caitya is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu, Nepal. Located about 11 km from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, the stupa's massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal.With diameter of about 100m and 40m height, Boudhanath holds its place among the ancients and one of the largest stupas in the world. The Boudhanath stupa covers a vast area. It has a round path at the bottom while another path is made of three tier plinth. The stupa resembles Swayambhunath stupa to some extent. The most impressive part of the stupa is the eyes of the Buddha which are painted with red, white and blue colors.
Pashupatinath Temple is revered as one of the most important pilgrimages sites for Hindu devotees all around the world. The temple lies in Gaushala of Kathmandu. According to the Hindu religion, Pashupatinath is considered as the protector of the universe and the patron deity of Nepali people. Hundreds of throusands of Hindu devotees from across the world come to Nepal to visit the temple. While Nepali and Hindu devotees desire to visit the temple for religious purpose, foreign tourist get attracted toward small temples and the sculpture of various gods and goddesses within the shrine. Wooden sculpture, statues, and different carvings dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva, as well as other deities represent the temple's richness in art. Them temple lies on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river while aryaghat, a place built for cremating the bodies of Hindus, also lies near.A carnival like scene can be seen here during the Shivaratri festival. It is one of the important festivals dedicated to Lord Shiva. Hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees from different parts of Nepal as well as India come to visit the temple on the occasion of Shivaratri. Apart from this, the temple wintesses a heavy turnout of devotees during Haribodhini Ekadashi, Balachaturdashi and Teej. Festival observed by Nepali women. Likewise, devotees of Lord Shiva throung the temple on every Saturday and Monday. It is said that the phallic symbol of Lordshiva known as Shivalinga was set up by Suryananshi Lichchhavi King Sapushpadev in ancient time. The sacred temple has been listed in the UNESCO's world heritage site. Non-hindu are strictly prohibited from entering the temple which lies as a distance of just 2 km from the international airport.
Day 03 - DEPARTURE:
Breakfast at hotel, Departure transfer to airport for your onward destination. Service End.
Meeting and assistance at the airport / Arrival and Departure transfer by private non a/c Vehicle / One full Day City sightseeing Pasupatinath, Boudha Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Swyambhunath with an English Speaking Guide / Transportation by non a/c private vehicle as per the group size.
Lunch and Dinner while Kathmandu hotel stay / Temple,Monastery and Monument Entrance fee during sightseeing period / Personal Nature Expenses such as laundry, telephone call, bar bills,beverage and tips etc / International Flight tickets / Optional tour if any which is not includes our package itinerary such as Mountain flight & Paragliding etc.