World Heritage Sites of Nepal

There are four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal.

Two are in the cultural category and two are in the natural.

The sites in the natural category are the Sagarmatha and Chitwan National Parks.

Much of the Everest region falls within Sagarmatha National Park, which boasts rugged mountains, glaciers and valleys and is crowned by the highest peak on Earth, Mount Everest, standing 8,848 metres above sea level.

Chitwan was Nepal’s first national park and lies at the foot of the Mahabharat range in the Inner Tarai lowlands. It covers an area of 932 square kilometres and is the best-preserved conservation area in all Asia.

Nepal’s cultural world heritage sites are Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, and a group of seven monuments in the Kathmandu valley: three historical palaces – Kathmandu,

Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Squares; two Buddhist stupas – Swayambhunath and Bouddhanath; and two Hindu temples – Pashupatinath and Changu Narayan.