Kathmandu UNESCO Heritage Tour - 4 Days

Kathmandu UNESCO Heritage Tour - 4 Days

    UNESCO has declared 7 World Heritage Sites, all are inside Kathmandu Valley. The cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley is demonstrated by seven groups of monuments and buildings that display the full range of historic and artistic achievements for which the Kathmandu Valley is world famous. The seven UNESCO sites include the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu), Patan Bhaktapur, the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhu Bauddhanath The Hindu temples of Pashupati Changu Narayan. Tucked into the heart of the world’s greatest mountains Kathmandu sits in the center of a valley that is roughly shaped like an oval bowl that legend says was once a lake surrounded by hills. One day, the Bodhisattva Manjushree from Tibet visited on a pilgrimage and saw a bright flame coming from a huge lotus in the center of the lake. Wishing to worship the flower, he cut a deep gorge in the hills with his sword, allowing the water to drain from the valley ( Chovar Gorge near Kritipur). Then the valley was developed as fertile land to live. Over the ensuing centuries, three separate kingdoms arose within the fertile valley. The rulers of each Kingdom and dynasty constructed magnificent medieval palaces surrounded by plazas known as Durbar (Palace) Square. Today we know these royal cities as Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan (Lalitpur ) District. In 1769, Prithvi Narayan Shah the original king of Gorkha took and unified the three kingdoms, creating the country of Nepal today. The sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley is a very interesting and rewarding experience. Today UNESCO has declared 7 World Heritage Sites, all inside Kathmandu Valley. These seven World Heritage Sites are all amazing man-made wonders still standing majestically – some of them as old as 2500 years. These sites are a huge surprise to visitors who only go to Nepal to trek the Himalayas and represent one of the best twofer bargains you will ever find. If trekking in the Himalayas is just beyond your interest or physical capability, please focus on “trekking” the streets of Kathmandu and the nearby world heritage sites. These places are alive and flourishing and not at all mausoleums of a dead culture. Entering the temples or stupa grounds or holy sites, you become a welcome part of a carousel of worshippers bringing their offerings and saying their prayers. Meandering the roads and famous squares of Kathmandu, you are part of the living history of cultural rituals and ceremonies as well as small mom and pop and grandma and grandpa and old aunties and whoever shows up stores open to the street


    Kathmandu sightseeing, Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur Palaces visit Pashupatinath Temple, Buddhanath, Swambhunath, ChanguNarayan


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      Cost Details
      • All airport/hotel transfers
      • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu
      • Welcome and farewell dinner
      • All accommodation and Breakfast In Kathmandu
      • A full-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley including tour guide and entrance fees
      • Pickup and drop to start your trek and from the ending point to your Hotel In Kathmandu or your destination
      • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (6 trekkers:1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
      • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, All Nepal Hiking duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
      • All necessary paperwork and permits
      • A comprehensive medical kit
      • All government and local taxes
      • Meals not specific in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
      • Travel insurance
      • International airfare
      • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
      • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and water, soft drinks etc.
      • Hot showers during the trek
      • Personal trekking equipment
      • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is respected but it is not obligatory)