UNESCO World Heritage sites of Nepal and Entry Fees

The information provided in this article will help you get familiar with the entry permit of UNESCO world heritage sites in Nepal.

A World Heritage Site is a landmark which has been officially recognized by the United Nations, specifically by UNESCO. Sites are selected on the basis of having cultural, historical and scientific or some other form of significance, and they are legally protected by international treaties.

Bhaktapur at Kathmandu Heritage Site Tour

Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.

UNESCO seeks to encourage the identification, protection, and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world which is considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.

World Heritage sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located.

Nepal has 10 properties inscribed in World heritage categorized based on 2 types:

  1. Natural
  2. Cultural

Here is the price of UNESCO world heritage site in Nepal, its respective fees to SAARC national and rest of the world including some information on the status of sites after 2015 earthquake:

No Name SAARC
($)
Foreigners
($)
Earthquake damaged Rebuild

started

Suitable for travel
1 Kathmandu Durbar Square 1.5 10 Yes Yes Yes
2 Patan Durbar Square 2.5 10 Yes Yes Yes
3 Bhaktapur Durbar Square 5 15 Yes Yes Yes
4 Swayambhunath Stupa 0.5 2.0 Yes Yes Yes
5 Boudanath Stupa 1.5 2.5 Yes Yes Yes
6 Pashupatinath Temple Free 10 Yes Yes Yes
7 Changu Narayan Temple 1.5 2 Yes Yes Yes
8 Chitwan National Park Per day entry fees 8.5 17 No Yes
9 Sagarmatha National Park 17 34 No Yes
10 Lumbini – Maya Devi Temple 1 2 No Yes

Note that all the above listed UNESCO world heritage sites of Nepal are open for site seeing. Secured fences have been constructed around the damaged sites for safety reasons. Despite such an irreparable loss, you can witness how the resilient Nepalese people are rebuilding the site and getting back on their feet.