Nepal Tour of UNESCO world heritage sites
Tour UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu, Everest, Chitwan & Lumbini
Duration: 14 days (2 weeks)
Season: September to May
Means of Transportation: Flight and private car
Activities: Nepal has got 4 UNESCO Heritage Sites. Nepal Heritage Tour is designed with visits of these heritage sites. The best way to explore Everest (Sagarmatha) national park is by short cultural trek. The trekking route goes into the heartland of Sherpas to Tengboche monastery hosting great view of Everest and other peaks. Chitwan national park is another of Nepal’s world heritage sites. This is where last numbers of Royal Bengal Tiger and Asian single horned Rhinos are preserved. About 150 km southwest of Chitwan lies Lumbini, the birth place of Buddha. With great archaeological findings, Lumbini is now center of pilgrims. While we are in transit from the trek and tour, we will go around heritage sites of Kathmandu.
Alternate to trek, it is possible to take helicopter tour of Base camp and Everest national park.
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Nepal World Heritage Tour
DAY 01: ARRIVE TO KATHMANDU, NEPAL
You will be received at Kathmandu airport by our represent. After formal meeting, drive to the Hotel. There is an option of familiarization walk in the evening that ends with an attractive dinner.
Day 2 - 6: Short Trek in Everest (Sagarmatha) National park
Sagarmatha National Park was listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Mystic mountains with the highest Mt Everest, glaciers and deep vallies thrived by famous climbers - the Sherpas made it to the list. The National park shelters the last numbers of Snow Leopard and Lesser Panda. Sherpas retained their mystic culture unlike their Tibetan neighbors.
Alternate to the trekking, you can take Helicopter tour of Everest base camp with breakfast at Everest view hotel (Hotel at the highest point in the world). Check >
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DAY 02: Fly to Lukla (2,800m) | Trek to Phakding (2,750m / 4 hrs)
We will drive early in the morning for a flight to Lukla (2,800m). The 35 mints flight is spectacular all along the Himalayas. At Lukla, we will have breakfast enjoying the view of sub-Himalayan crags. After breakfast we will walk for about 4 hrs to Phakding on the bank of Dudh Kosi River.
Overnight in a Hotel / Resort
Trek to Namche (3,440m / 6 hrs)
From Phakding we will further follow the trail along the Dudh Kosi River basin. After 1 and half hours walk, we will officially enter into the 'Sagarmatha National Park'. The trail winds astride the river in the same manner for another 1 hr. till the confluence and then climb for another 4 hrs to Namche. Along the trail, Mt. Everest could be seen for the first time. Overnight in a Hotel / Resort
Namche Rest | Hiking
The ridge 50m above Namche, offers 360 view of Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. You can climb up (20 mints) early in the morning for sunrise view. Come back and have breakfast. During the day, visit Khumjung (3,800m), a sherpa village at the highest point in the world with Sir Edmund Hilary School, yak farm, monastery with yeti skull and many more interesting sights.
Trek back to Phakding
Trek back to Lukla
Day 07: Fly back to Kathmandu | Kathmandu Sightseeing
We will fly back from Everest Region (Lukla) in the morning. Just chill out till noon. In the late afternoon we will visit Shyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square of Kathmandu cultural heritage site.
Day 08: Drive / Fly to Lumbini | Check in Hotel | Lumbini Tour
Lumbini - the birth place of Buddha is the latest of the Nepal's World Heritage Sites. The finding of 'marker stone' as a birthplace of Buddha is s greatest archaeological triumph of mankind. Beside that monastic zone comprises monasteries depicting Buddhist practices in different part of the world and a museum houses articulates found from excavation for the Buddha's era. The 3 sq. miles area of Lumbini is also a reserve for wildlife and bird.
Day 9-10: Chitwan National park jungle safari
After spending a beautiful morning in Lumbini, We will drive for 3 hrs to Chitwan. Chitwan National Park is declared as World Heritage Site under the category of Natural Sites by UNESCO. 8% of the world bird species, rare mammals including one horned rhinoceros and the bengal tiger makes it exclusive. Chitwan safari includes elephant safari, canoe ride to observe crocodile, bird watching, elephant bathing and more.
Day 11: Drive / Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 12: Kathmandu and Patan Tour
Out of over 130 distinguished temples and over 5,000 monuments, 7 group of temples and palaces are recognized as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. We will visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and patan on the day.
Day 13: Bhaktapur and Changu Narayan tour
Bhaktapur and Changunarayan are the last but not the least in our itinerary. While Changunarayan is the oldest pagoda style temple in the valley, Bhaktapur is the living museum. Both are marvelous World Heritage Sites.
Day 14: Drive to the airport and fly back.
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I wanted to thank you and your team for helping to orchestrate a very memorable trip to Nepal. You recommended great lodges along the Everest trail and succeeded in arranging a trekking guide in Lukla despite the short notice of my visit. You and your team also provided very insightful tours of Kathmandu Valley, delving into cultural and historical significance of locations that made the stay much more meaningful. .... You provide a very hands on approach that sets you apart from competition.
Finn Anderson - 14 Sept 2013
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