Nepal World Heritage Sites

Nepal World Heritage sites

There are altogether 10 Nepal World Heritage Sites including 7 cultural sites and 3 natural sites. Given below is the list of world heritage sites in Nepal.

Lumbini, Pashupati, Hanumandhoka Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changunarayan Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa are world heritage cultural sites while Sagarmatha National Park and Chitwan National Park are UNESCO world heritage natural sites.

List of Nepal World Heritage Sites


Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism which is one of the major religions in the world. It was announced as World Heritage Site in 1997 AD. Ashoka Pillar which was erected in 245 BC bears the proof of Lumbini as the Buddha’s birthplace. Puskarani Pond and Maya Devi Temple are other must-visit sites in Lumbini. You can also see exquisitely detailed monasteries built by China, Myanmar, Vietnam, South Korea, Thailand, Germany and other countries.


Pashupati is the most important Hindu temple in Nepal. Pashupati Complex includes Pashupati, Jaya Begeshori, Gaurighat, Deupatan, Kutumbahal, Gaushala, PinganNath and Sleshmantak forest. You can see more than 490 temples, more than thousand Shiv lingams, chaityas and other religious shrines.

Sagarmatha National Park

The forest area in Solukhumbu district was announced as Sagarmatha National Park on 19th July 1976 AD. Recognizing the significance, Sagarmatha Park was included in World Heritage Site in 1976 AD. It stretches over 1148 square kilometer of an area. It includes Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. It also includes Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam and other mountains. This region is rich in floras and faunas including Himalayan wildlife as Back Bear and cheetah. This area is famous for Everest Base Camp Trek.

Hanumandhoka Durbar Square

Hanumandhoka Durbar Square was the royal residence of Malla kings during the medieval period. Prithvi Narayan Shah ruled unified Nepal from this palace. This palace got its name from the statue of Hanuman that is placed right in front of the entrance to the palace. This statue was placed during the reign of Pratap Malla. Basantapur palace, Kumari House (home of living Goddess), Taleju temple, Kasthamandap and Hanumandhoka Museum are things to see in Hanumandhoka.

Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square used to be the royal palace of Malla kings during ancient Nepal. It exists in Lalitpur district. Krishna temple, Bhimsen temple, Jagat Narayan temple, Mahabauddha, Kumbheshor Mahadev and Rato Machhindranath Temple are things to see in Patan Durbar Square.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

It used to be the palace of Malla kings. Fifty-five Window-palace, Nayatapol Temple, the statue of BhupatindraMalla, Golden Gate, National Art Gallery and others are located here. It was enlisted in World Heritage in 1979 AD.

Changunarayan Temple

Changunarayan Temple was built in the 4th century during the reign of the Lichchhavi king. It exists in Bhaktapur a distance of 22 kilometer east of Kathmandu. It offers great views of Bhaktapur and is located near to Sankhu village.

Bouddhanath Stupa

Bauddhanath is the biggest stupa in Nepal and it is also one of the oldest stupas in Nepal. It was built in the 5th century. It was enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 AD.

Nepal World Heritage Sites
The Great Buddha Stupa

Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park is located 120 kilometer southwest of Kathmandu. It is more famous as the shelter of One-horned rhino and Royal Bengal Tiger. You can choose activities like Jeep Safari, elephant back riding, jungle walk, and canoeing.

Swayambhunath Stupa

Swayambhu is the oldest Buddhist temple in the world.

Elite Treks organize short World Heritage Sites Tours throughout the year. Contact us for Nepal World Heritage sites cost.

How many World Heritage sites are there in Kathmandu?

There are 7 world heritage sites altogether in Kathmandu including Natural and Cultural Sites of the valley. These all are built more than hundreds of years ago.

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