Nepal heritage tour is designed for people who enjoy both cultural and natural aspect of Nepal. This tour will take you to the temples and buildings which were build from 15th to 18th century located at Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. This tour ends with a great adventure at the beautiful city of Pokhara where you can participate on various adventurous activities like paragliding, Zip flyer, ultra flight, boating, visiting caves, waterfalls Stupa/ monastery etc.
Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur durbar square) lies in heart of Kathmandu city. The Palace area consists of a huge Royal Square imposing a tremendous variety of temples dedicated to different Hindu gods and goddesses. The buildings we see around date from 15th to 18th century. The features of Darbar square are given below
1. Taleju temple- tallest of all structures built in 1549 A.D.
2. Jagannath temple- built in the 16th century
3. Kal Bhairav- one of the largest stone idol in Kathmandu
4. Kumari (living goddess) Ghar- 17th century Kumari temple, an example of the highly developed Nepalese temple craft.
5. Kasthamandap- built from the timber of a single tree.
Entry fees Rs. 750 foreigners and Rs. 150 for SAARC countries.
Swoyambhunath: Also known as Monkey temple too. Located on the top of a small hill about 77 meter high from the level of city. The stupa commands a magnificent view of Kathmandu valley as well as the breathtaking panorama of the north-eastern Himalayan range. The Stupa, believed to built back in 250 B.C., is one of the holiest Buddhist shrines in Nepal, and is another remarkable UNESCO world heritage site.
Entry fees Rs. 200 for foreigners and Rs. 50 for SARC countries.
Pashupatinath temple: Pashupatinath Temple is Lord Shiva temple and is considered one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. It is a double-roofed golden temple with four triple silver doorways. The date of construction of this temple is unknown. However, it is believed to build in the 6th Century. Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the main temple.
Entry fees Rs. 1000 for foreigners and free for SAARC countries.
Baudhanath: A largest Stupa in South Asia. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of Stupa design, which was renovated by Licchhavi rulers in the eighth century.
Entry fees Rs. 150 for foreigners and Rs. 40 for SARC countries.
Overnight stay in Nagarkot: Nagarkot is located about 35 kilometers east of Kathmandu. It is the popular view point in Asia for sunrise/sunset, landscape and huge Himalayan range of mid west to eastern Nepal. It is situated at an elevation of 2100meters.
Nagarkot – Changunarayan – Bhaktapur – Kathmandu
Changu Narayan: The Changu Narayana temple lies 20 km away to the east of Kathmandu, on the top of a rocky hill. Surrounded by an evergreen lusty forest all around with a typical traditional Nepalese settlement. This is the oldest temple in the Valley built in 14th century AD. From here, one can also have a very pleasant view of the Kathmandu valley and its beautiful surroundings.
Entry fees Rs. 100 for foreigners and Rs. 100 for SAARC countries.
Bhaktapur: Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located 14 km east of the capital city Kathmandu. It is also known as “the city of Devotees”. The historic capital city of Kathmandu Valley between the 14th and 16th centuries. Most of the town’s great architecture dates from the end of the 17th century. The oldest and majestic city of temples in the town.
Entry fees US$ 15 or equivalent foreigners and Rs. 100 for SAARC countries.
Kathmandu to Bandipur: Drive about 5 hours to historic and picturesque town nestled in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal, a land famous for its natural beauty and for the hospitality of its people. Bandipur city, also known as old trade center is located in midway between the capital Kathmandu and Pokhara, the newly opened tourist destination. Situated on a hilltop above the highway town of Dumre, Bandipur captivates the visitor with its cultural appeal and pristine scenery. This Newar town has maintained its age-old flavor, and presents sightseers with a heady mix of history, architecture, incredible views, awesome caves and landscapes.
Bandipur has been described as a natural view tower; indeed, one can enjoy a spectacular panorama of the entire Annapurna Range plus the peaks of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang. Apart from the stunning views of the Himalaya it is an opportunity to get a close look at Newars’ cultural and lifestyle. Bandipur is an outpost of the refined civilization of the Kathmandu Valley, and it is an ideal retreat to soak in this fabulous heritage along with the natural splendor of the surroundings. With its varied attractions ranging from the artistic to the scenic, Bandipur entices are the visitors interests to come and discover something for oneself.
Bandipur to Pokhara: After driving about 1 hours, we reach the western part of Nepal and beautiful city of Pokhara. Pokhara is popular town cor various activities. You can see the whole Annapurna range Dhaulagiri and beauty of the region Fishtail. The main attraction of Pokhara is three lakes, (Phewa, Begnas and Rupa), caves and gorges, Davi’s falls, and international mountain museum, world peace stupa etc.
Pokhara exploration day: Pokhara is full of adventurous artivities. Some available activities are paragliding, Zip flyer, ultra flight, boating, visiting caves, waterfalls Stupa/ monastery etc.
Pokhara to Kathmandu; Driving about 7 hours by tourist coach to Kathmandu,