Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Tour - 2 Days

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Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Tour
At a Glance
  • Duration2 Days
  • Difficulty Level Effortless
  • Places to Visit World Heritage Sites Tour
  • Group Size 2-50
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
  • Activity CITY TOUR
  • Best Season All Through the Year

Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Tour - 2 Days Highlights

  • Explore Pashupatinath temple, one of the oldest Hindu temples built around the 5th century.
  • Admire the Pagoda-style architecture and the lively activities of the worshipers.
  • Observe the holy dip and the traditional Hindu cremations at the holy Bagmati River.
  • Discover the ancient monuments of Kathmandu's Durbar Square (the world heritage site) with the history of the former Kathmandu monarchy and ancient architecture.
  • Witness the early skills and craftsmanship.
  • Visit a number of temples with mesmerizing idols and Taleju temple with the legends of Kumari, the Living goddess of Nepal.
  • Visit to the old Royal Palace
  • Explore the ancient 2500 years old Boudhananth Stupa which is considered to be the largest in the world.
  • Know the Tibetan Buddhist culture that has never failed to lure travelers from around the world.
  • Witness the pilgrims taking the holy circle around the stupa and worshiping with various offerings including the lighting of butter lamps.
  • Visit Swayambhu Nath Stupa popularly known as ‘The Monkey Temple’ with the most stunning panoramic view of the mountains and the entire valley.
  • Comprehend the religious harmony between Hinduism and Buddhism with shrines of both in the same place.
  • Discover the ancient temple of Nepal (the world heritage site) with its fascinating history and ancient architecture.
  • Know the history of time-honored mesmerizing idols and inscription

Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Tour Overview

Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Tour takes you around Kathmandu "the City of Temples and Monuments" and its SEVEN UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites ------ A Day is Not Enough !!!

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square: A historic square with ancient palaces, temples, and courtyards showcasing traditional Newari architecture.
  • Pashupatinath Temple: A sacred Hindu temple complex dedicated to Lord Shiva, located on the banks of the Bagmati River.
  • Boudhanath Stupa: One of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world, an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists, and a symbol of peace and harmony.
  • Swayambhunath Stupa: Also known as the Monkey Temple, it is an ancient Buddhist stupa perched on a hilltop, offering panoramic views of the city.
  • Patan Durbar Square: Located in the city of Lalitpur, it is a well-preserved square with intricately carved temples, palaces, and courtyards.
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Situated in the city of Bhaktapur, it is a cultural and historical site featuring ancient temples, palaces, and traditional Newari architecture.
  • Changunarayan Temple: An ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, known for its exquisite stone carvings and historical significance.

Nepal, though a very small country, is home to 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Nonetheless, Kathmandu, the Capital city of Nepal is illustrated by seven world Heritages that include – The Buddhist Stupas of Boudhanath and Swayambhunath. The ancient Hindu temples of Pashupatinath and Changu-Narayan. The Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur.

All these Heritage Sites are our landmark that has so much to do with Nepal's historical and cultural significance. Kathmandu World Heritage sites Tour takes you into this spiritual excursion which is away from the world.

Positioned at the foothills of the high Himalayas and vibrant hills Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal displays these seven magical inheritances. Kathmandu's World Heritage Sites tour certainly reflects on the unique culture, ancient history, and amazing legacies. All these have been there for ages and have been preserved ever since with admiration and significance.

All these unique heritages reflect the genuine harmony between Hinduism and Buddhism that prospered in Nepal for ages. These monuments reveal exceptional cultural traditions, the incomparable craftsmanship, and the unique architecture. They are remarkable evidence of our traditional evolution that has indeed traveled a long way amid new civilizations.

Feel The Tranquility: 

However, Visiting these places gives anyone a real sense of serenity and comfort. All these ancient monuments produce a strong magical inspiration leaving anyone with ultimate tour experience.

These landmarks are uniquely special and have indeed a deep cultural significance. It’s equally quite surprising to see these stunning prehistoric legacies in the midst of a busy and lively Kathmandu city. Furthermore, a day isn’t enough to adore all these seven sites.

We recommend taking it slow and easy to benefit and understand the mysticism, unique history, and mythology behind these antique inheritances. Consequently, we recommend at least two days for the Kathmandu World Heritage Sites tour.

Special discount for the Group of 4 or above !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Tour to Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa - drive back to hotel.
  • Day 02:Tour to Changu-Narayan Temple, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square - drive back to hotel

Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Tour - 2 Days Detailed Itinerary


Equivalent to Varanasi in India on the sacred River Ganges, Pashupatinath situated at the bank of the sacred river Bagmati happens to be one of the most famous pilgrimage sites of the Hindu faith. There are various legends that link to this temple which is mesmerizing.

Hindus and Buddhists from around the world visit the temple every year to pay homage to Lord Shiva, the Hindu's highest divinity. During the Maha-Shivaratri festival that falls around February/March thousands of devotees from around the world including locals come to honor Lord Shiva – this is when Pashupatinath is livelier than any other special occasion.

Besides, the festival of Teej, observed by the Nepal women is another occurrence of significance that is passionately celebrated. It’s a temple where anyone can witness a traditional cremation which is a daily activity yet the serenity is impressive.


Boudhanath, stand 8 km from the center of Kathmandu and happens to be one of the largest Buddhist stupa in the world. There are too many legends to speak of in regard to the foundation of this stupa. Also known as the Stupa of Enlightenment, Boudhanath is a very significant monument for Buddhists. This Heritage site has an exceptional charm of its own that has always persuaded anyone to have faith in its power of serenity.


Centered in Kathmandu, Kathmandu Durbar Square was badly affected by the major earthquake of April 2015, yet it has so much to offer with its unusual monuments and temples giving you ample history of the Newars architectural and craftsmanship skills.

This ancient royal capital of Nepal has never failed to impress visitors with its sophisticated wood carvings, stunning monuments, and rich history. It’s where Kathmandu’s living goddess, Kumari resides, where the tantric blending of Newari, Hindu, and Buddhist beliefs all join together. There is a saying that a day isn’t enough to visit Kathmandu Durbar Square.


Very popularly known as the ‘Monkey Temple’ among the tourists Swyambhunath Stupa stands high up on the ridge with the grandiose panoramic view of the city and the surrounding hills. Legend speaks of it being an island with eternal flame and Kathmandu being a lake that was later drained by the God of Wisdom, Manjushree.

This is the reason why it is said that the Glory of Kathmandu started from Swyambhunath temple. Swyambhunath which means “self-existent” or ‘Self Born’ is a perfect place to see the blend between Hindu and Buddhist that exists in harmony in Nepal.

  • Transport: PRIVATE VEHICLE


19 km away from the Capital city of Kathmandu exquisitely located among the traditional terraced fields and lush forest of Bhaktapur is the Changu Narayan temple that dates back to as early as 3000 years. It is the historic and oldest temple found to date in Nepal and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the living museum of Changu Narayan temple bores the ancient history of the Lichchavi Dynasty.


Bhaktapur, the world heritage site and one of the 3 royal cities of Nepal is another great attraction. Bhaktapur, very popularly known as ‘Nepal’s Cultural Gem’ is an open museum with its majestic monuments, ancient craftsmanship, and exceptional edifices cherished for their exquisite artworks.

Arriving at Bhaktapur instantaneously drifts everyone back to the ancient era with its primitive ambiance setting. Furthermore, Bhaktapur is surrounded by mountains and provides a magnificent view of the Himalayas. This living heritage of Bhaktapur gives you the ancient history of the Malla Dynasty and their artistry skill.


Situated in the heart of the city Patan Durbar Square is one of the 3 royal cities beside Kathmandu and Bhaktapur is yet another attraction that gives you the ancient history of the Malla Dynasty, its ancient palaces, temples, and their exquisite carvings.

The city is known for its rich tradition of arts and handicrafts and as the birthplace of master craftsmen and artists such as Arniko and Kuber Singh Shakya. The city of Patan is believed to have been built in the 3rd century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty. It was expanded by Lichhavis in the 6th century A.D. and again by the Mallas in the medieval period. The Malla kings ruled Kathmandu Valley until the ascension of the Shah dynasty.

  • Transport: PRIVATE VEHICLE

Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Tour:

Compared to most, Nepal, though a very small country is the home of 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Kathmandu, the Capital city of Nepal is illustrated by seven world Heritages that include – The Buddhist Stupas of Boudhanath and Swayambhunath, The ancient Hindu temples of Pashupatinath and Changu-Narayan and The Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. All these Heritage Sites are a landmark that has so much to do with Nepals’ historical and cultural significance.

What's Included
  • Ground transport in a comfortable private vehicle.
  • All permits and entrance fees.
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • All Government Tax.
  • City Map
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