This tour includes a visit to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley include Swyombhunath, Bouddhanath, Kathmandu, Pashupatinath, Patan, Bhaktapur durbar square and Changunarayan. This visit takes us to the marvelous religious, cultural and historical sites and mesmerizes us with astonishing art, architecture, history, civilization, culture and religion. The keen explorers find the Kathmandu valley as a live museum to read about age-old culture and civilization. Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swyombhunath, Changunarayan and Patan are religious sites whereas Bhaktapur and Kathmandu Durbar Square are historical sites.
Key Attractions of Everest Scenic Tour by Plane with Hotel Pickup
- 7 UNESCO World Heritage (Swyombhunath, Bouddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Patan, Bhaktapur and Changunarayan)
- Private Luxury Transportation
- Professional Local Tour Guide and Private luxury ride
- Get in touch with Ancient Heritages, Culture, Civilization and History
- Visit museums with collections of ancient objects
We will visit the Following Sites
1. Kathmandu Durbar Square(World Heritage Site):
This palace is a representation of the Lichhibi period, showcasing their unique art, architecture, and history. Despite being damaged during the April-2015 earthquake, it is currently undergoing renovation. During our visit, we can explore the museum and learn about historical artifacts such as weapons. Additionally, we can observe the impressive Kal Vairab statue and visit the living goddess, Kumari. The tranquil surroundings of the palace provide a pleasant atmosphere for visitors. There are also various restaurants, shops, and cafes in the vicinity of Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Kathmandu Valley.
2. Swyambunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site):
From the western side of the Kathmandu valley, one can enjoy a stunning view of the beautiful surroundings from atop a hillock. This is where Swyombhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, is located. This impressive stupa or temple is surrounded by peaceful and serene surroundings. Visitors can admire the stupa adorned with Buddha's eyes and other features, including prayer flags, ponds, and prayer wheels, which make the tour even more fascinating. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu due to its ancient origins and the many monkeys that inhabit the area.
3. Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site):
Situated on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu and on the bank of the Bagmati River, Pashupatinath Temple is considered one of the most sacred Hindu temples in Nepal. It is dedicated to the god Shiva, making it a significant pilgrimage destination for Hindus worldwide. Visitors can witness the traditional and sacred ritual of cremation that takes place on the banks of the Bagmati River, adding to the spiritual significance of the temple.
4. Boudhanath Stupa (World Heritage Site):
Boudhanath Stupa is an ancient Buddhist stupa located in the Kathmandu Valley that is over 2500 years old. Constructed in the 5th century, it features four pairs of Lord Buddha's eyes, each facing one of the four cardinal directions, symbolizing the Buddha's omnipresence and all-seeing nature. Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet are often seen circumambulating the stupa, spinning the prayer wheels as they offer their devotions. The serene and picturesque surroundings of the stupa, with traditional Nepali houses and restaurants, enhance the overall beauty of this tour.
5. Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site):
Located in the heart of Lalitpur city, Patan Durbar Square showcases the finest examples of Newari architecture, which reached its zenith during the reign of the Malla kings, who were great supporters and patrons of the arts. Some of the major highlights of Patan Durbar Square include the Krishna Temple, the Patan Museum, the Golden Temple, and the Sundari Chowk. These attractions display the rich cultural heritage of the region and offer visitors a glimpse into the grandeur of Nepal's past.
6. Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Bhaktapur is the oldest city among the three major cities in the Kathmandu valley, which includes Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. The city is steeped in age-old religious traditions, ancient arts, cultural practices, handicrafts, and sculptures. Bhaktapur is renowned for its exquisite wood carvings, pottery, tea, coffee, and organic curd (JuJu Dhou), which are popular among locals and tourists alike. Visitors often notice a unique charm in the festivals, cultural events, and Newari traditions that are practiced by the locals of Bhaktapur. The city as a whole is a quintessential Nepali destination, offering an abundance of cultural and religious wonders that attract millions of tourists every year.
7. Changunarayan Temple (World Heritage Site):
The Changunarayan Temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, dating back to the Lichhavi period. It is considered one of the most renowned UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley. Visitors can marvel at the astonishing wood carvings featuring various gods and goddesses, along with the impressive art and architecture of the massive temple. The pristine surroundings of the temple are also a major highlight, adding to the overall charm of the experience.