List of World Heritage Sites in Nepal

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The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has designated 4 World Heritage Sites in Nepal.Nepal has a total of four sites. The first sites from the Country Nepal were the Sagarmatha National Park and Kathmandu Valley.[1] In Nepal, there are 2 cultural, 2 natural, and 0 mixed site.[2]

The World Heritage Committee may also specify that a site is endangered, citing "conditions which threaten the very characteristics for which a property was inscribed on the World Heritage List." Two sites in this region are currently listed as endangered.[3]


The table is sortable by column by clicking on the Sort both.gif at the top of the appropriate column; alphanumerically for the Site, Area, and Year columns; by state party for the Location column; and by criteria type for the Criteria column. Transborder sites sort at the bottom.

Site; named after the World Heritage Committee's official designation
Location; at city, regional, or provincial level and geocoordinates
Criteria; as defined by the World Heritage Committee
Area; in hectares and acres. If available, the size of the buffer zone has been noted as well. A value of zero implies that no data has been published by UNESCO
Year; during which the site was inscribed to the World Heritage List
Description; brief information about the site, including reasons for qualifying as an endangered site, if applicable

Inscribed sites[edit]

  † In danger
Site Image Location Criteria Area
ha (acre)
Year Description Refs
Chitwan National Park A lake with tree trunks in the water. Chitwan District, Narayani Zone,    Nepal
27°30′0″N 84°20′0″E / 27.50000°N 84.33333°E / 27.50000; 84.33333 (Chitwan National Park)
(vii), (ix), (x)
93,200 (230,000) 1984 [4]
Kathmandu Valley Streetscene with various characteristically shaped temple buildings. Kathmandu Valley,    Nepal
27°42′14″N 85°18′31″E / 27.70389°N 85.30861°E / 27.70389; 85.30861 (Kathmandu Valley)
(iii), (iv), (vi)
167 (410); buffer zone 70 (170) 1979[nb 1] The site has been listed as endangered 2003–2007 due to the partial or substantial loss of the traditional elements of six out of seven monument zones and resulting general loss of authenticity and integrity of the whole property. [5]
Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha A large tree next to a water filled pool. Rupandehi District, Lumbini Zone,    Nepal
27°28′8″N 83°16′34″E / 27.46889°N 83.27611°E / 27.46889; 83.27611 (Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha)
(iii), (vi)
1.95 (4.8); buffer zone 23 (57) 1997 [6]
Sagarmatha National Park A village in a large mountain valley. In the distance very high snow-covered mountains are visible. Solukhumbu District, Sagarmatha Zone,    Nepal
27°57′55″N 86°54′47″E / 27.96528°N 86.91306°E / 27.96528; 86.91306 (Sagarmatha National Park)
124,400 (307,000) 1979 [7]


  1. ^ Minor modification of boundaries in 2006.