7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Private Tour

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The Kathmandu Valley is a living testament to its rich cultural heritage, boasting seven remarkable groups of monuments and buildings. These architectural marvels showcase the diverse historical and artistic achievements that have made the Kathmandu Valley renowned worldwide. Among the seven are the majestic Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu), Patan, and Bhaktapur, as well as the awe-inspiring Buddhist stupas of Swayambhu and Bauddhanath. Completing this impressive collection are the revered Hindu temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan.

Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square
Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, an integral part of the illustrious Kathmandu Valley, holds a significant place among the ancient durbar squares. Constructed by the visionary Malla kings during the 15th and 16th centuries, it stands as a testament to their architectural prowess. This renowned site encompasses a treasure trove of remarkable attractions. Within its vicinity, you will find the revered Kumari Bahal, also known as the House of the Living Goddess, the captivating Hanuman Dhoka Palace Museum, the majestic Taleju Temple, the enchanting Mul Chowk, Nasal Chowk, Nau Table Durbar, and the sacred shrine of Kaal Bhairav. The Hanuman Dhoka Palace itself contains fascinating courtyards and living quarters that once housed the esteemed Malla and Shah Kings.

Patan Durbar Square
In the heart of the Lalitpur District lies the captivating Patan Durbar Square, a testament to the incredible artistry and architectural finesse of our ancestors. Here, we are immersed in a profusion of magnificent wooden and metal works of art, painstakingly carved and etched by skilled hands of old. This city is renowned for its plethora of temples, shrines, statues, monuments, and vibrant cultural festivals, all showcasing the ingenuity of our forefathers. As we wander through the narrow pathways of Patan, the rhythmic tapping of tiny hammers echoes in the air, a testament to the enduring tradition of artists diligently crafting idols and ornaments, keeping the artistic legacy alive.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square
At the heart of Bhaktapur lies the enchanting Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a captivating destination for tourists. This square encompasses four distinct squares: Pottery Square, Dattatreya Square, Taumadhi Square, and Durbar Square. Within its boundaries, you will discover remarkable attractions such as the 55 Window Palace, the majestic Nyatapola Temple, and the iconic Lion's Gate. The brick-laden pathways, intricately carved woodwork, unique nepali-pagoda-style temples, and historical monuments leave a lasting impression on visitors. Take a leisurely stroll through Pottery Square for a truly unique and immersive experience.

Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)
When exploring Kathmandu, a must-visit destination is the iconic Swayambhunath Stupa, an ancient religious site and affectionately known as the Monkey Temple. Perched on a hill, it provides a panoramic vista of the Kathmandu valley, making it a sight to behold. Accessible within a 30-minute bus ride, this remarkable stupa captivates with its colossal whitewashed dome adorned with the watchful eyes of Buddha, visible from afar. Ascend the 365 stone steps to reach the stupa and immerse yourself in the breathtaking view it unveils.

Boudhanath Stupa
Boudhanath Stupa is one of the most revered and iconic Buddhist sites in Nepal. This magnificent stupa, also known as the Boudha or Bodhnath Stupa, is a place of deep spiritual significance and draws pilgrims and visitors from around the world. The stupa stands as a colossal structure, with its dome reaching a height of over 36 meters (118 feet), making it one of the largest spherical stupas in the world. Its impressive white facade is adorned with intricate designs and colorful prayer flags that flutter in the breeze. Circumambulating the stupa in a clockwise direction, devotees and visitors engage in the practice of kora, a meditative ritual where they walk around the stupa, spinning prayer wheels and reciting mantras. This sacred act is believed to accumulate positive karma and bring blessings. Boudhanath Stupa is not only a place of worship but also a symbol of unity, peace, and spiritual enlightenment. Its profound significance and architectural grandeur make it an unforgettable destination for those seeking spiritual solace or a deeper understanding of Buddhism.

Pashupatinath Temple
Nestled on the outskirts of Kathmandu and spanning both banks of the sacred Bagmati River, Pashupatinath Temple stands as a revered Hindu sanctuary. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it holds immense significance and draws countless devotees each year who seek blessings from the deity. The temple complex is a sight to behold, with its intricate architecture and spiritual ambiance. Amidst its sacred surroundings, the highlight is the main temple devoted to Lord Shiva himself. Here, devotees offer prayers and perform rituals, deepening their connection to the divine. One of the most prominent events at Pashupatinath Temple is the grand celebration of Shivaratri, also known as the night of Lord Shiva. During this auspicious occasion, devotees flock to the temple, engaging in prayer, meditation, and fasting. The vibrant festivities create an atmosphere of devotion and reverence, captivating all who participate. Adjacent to the temple, on the banks of the holy Bagmati River, lies the renowned cremation site. This place holds immense cultural and spiritual significance, as it is where Hindus bid farewell to their departed loved ones. The cremation rituals and ceremonies performed here provide visitors with a unique opportunity to witness the profound customs and traditions associated with the final rites.

Changu Narayan Temple
Embark on a captivating journey to the ancient Hindu temple of Changu Narayan, an exquisite gem nestled within the Kathmandu Valley and believed to be its oldest temple. Immersed in the serene embrace of a lush forest, Changu Narayan temple stands tall in its distinctive two-tiered pagoda style. Its origins trace back to the Licchavi period (450 AD-750 AD), a testament to its rich historical legacy. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, one of the revered deities in Hinduism, this sacred site exudes an aura of divinity and spiritual significance. As you make your way to the temple, take a moment to visit the Changu Museum, Nepal's first private museum, which offers a fascinating glimpse into the region's vibrant past.

What's Included

  • Pick up and drop by a private vehicle from your hotel.
  • Professional Local City tour guide
  • Private Air-Conditioned Vehicle

What's Excluded

  • Items of a personal nature (Food and drinks).
  • Sightseeing entrance fees ( total NPR 6000 ~ US $ 46)
  • Tips for the guide and driver. (Tipping is expected).

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7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Private Tour
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