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  • If this holiday season you are looking for some heart pumping adventure in Nepal, you can be a part of Manslu Trail Race which allows you to race amidst the most beautiful landcapes of Nepal. Nepal has a lot more to offer than just pure trekking expeditions such as Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon is one of the adventurous trail run in the world.

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     Para gliding, Bunjee Jumping, and the thrilling mountain biking downhill are just some of the adventurous activities you can try in Nepal. Such adventurous activities is sure to keep you satiated with a constant adrenaline rush.

    Here are some of the best adventures in Nepal that you should experience:

  • 01Paragliding

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    If you want to fly like a free bird you must try Paragliding which will let you witness the most beautiful landscape from above. You can fly up in the air and experience the beautiful view from above will not let you regret a bit. You will have a feeling that you are floating with the wind.

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    Highlights
    : Pokhara is however the best place for paragliding in Nepal.

    Best time to visit: The season starts in September and ends in early June.

    Difficulty Level
    : High, the risks involved are huge especially during the take-off and the landing time when there is a sudden change in the wind. However you have a reserve chute for a safe landing.

    Prices
    : A standard flight of 30 minutes will cost you somewhere around Rs. 7500
  • 02Rock Climbing

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    There are times when you like taking things to your edge and set yourself free. It is truly an inspirational moment to walk on the toughest of terrains. You will feel as if you have accomplish something really great. Climbing rocks will make you feel that there will be rough times in your life but it is upto you how to overcome them.

    HighlightsNagarjun Balaju, Hattiban and Khumbu rock climbing are the popular spots for rock climbing.

    Difficulty Level: High and you need to be physically fit to undertake this sport.

    Prices
    : 40 Euro which includes lunch, transport, equipment and instructor.

    Best time to visit
    : Spring is the most favourable time for such activities in Nepal.
  • 03Paramotor

    If you want to rule over the sky then there is no better way than paramotor. The flight gives you a chance to enjoy some of the most beautiful sights in Nepal. Don’t miss the chance to see the breath-taking view. The birth of paramotor took place when paragliders were finding it extremely difficult to take off from a flat ground. It is an opportunity to view the magic of the mountains.

    Difficulty Level
    : High, for your safety there is a trained professional who will accompany you.

    Price
    : If you want a basic 5 day course it will be of Rs 30,000.

    Best months
    : October through May.
  • 04UltraLight

    Experience the joy of leaving the ground and floating with the wind. You can enjoy the serenity of being up above the lush green trees. You can be truly amazed with the picturesque beauty which comes along with the sensation of flying. It is an amazing thing to view the whole world beneath you. The Ultralight sport gives you an opportunity to see the verging beauty of nature.

    Highlights
    : Annapurna range around the Fishtail peak is one of the most heavenly experience you can ever have.

    Best time to visit
    : Early Autumn to early spring is the best time. This exhilarating sport will leave you completely thrilled.

    Difficulty Level
    : High, you can get trained by professionals to make it easier for you.

    Prices
    : 5180 per person
  • 05Hand Gliding

    You might have boarded a plane several time but it’s time for you to try the exciting Hang Gliding experience which will let you experience of riding your own plane. You will get a chance to witness the picturesque landscape on your own. This thrilling sport allows you have bird’s eye view of mountains and other scenic beauties.

    Highlights
    : Sarangkot is the place for these flights to take off for all the hang gliding experiences. You can simply have a majestic view of monasteries, temples and mountains.

    Best time to visit
    : November and December.

    Difficulty Level: High, weather is an important consideration for hang gliding and many professionals say that hang gliding is more about the attitude than the skill sets.
     
    Prices
    : 113 pounds.
  • 06Mountain Biking

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    If you are passionate about on-road adventures. It is time to push back your biking boundaries and take a new turn to experience all the new mountain vistas which you might have never seen before. For every true rider, mountain biking should definitely be in their bucket list. The unforgettable box of memories that you will carry will be treasured by you for a lifetime.



    Highlights
    : Pokhara mountain bike adventure will show you all the trails which you might not seen before that will truly leave you inspired. However you can also go for the Kathmandu valley which is an equally adventurous spot.

    Best time to visit
    : February and April are one of the best.

    Prices
    : 600 USD.

    Difficulty Level
    : High, this is indeed a vary dangerous activity and should only be tried after an regress training
  • 07Mountain Biking in Nepal

    Mountain Biking in Nepal
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    About the Activity:

    • Mountain biking in Nepal will provide the golden opportunity to the visitors to enjoy the great natural view of the high hills along with the local settlements of the different places of Nepal.
    • The mountain biking in Nepal will take the visitors to the local settlements of the Nepalese people where you learn their local culture and tradition and daily life.
    • The cultural heritages and the traditional lifestyle of the Nepalese and Tibetan people can be observed through microscopic view.
    • The famous and usual mountain biking routes are Dhulikhel, Nagarkot or Daman, Chisapani and other different places of the Nepal.
    • Furthermore away from Kathmandu valley, there are certain places in Nepal outside the valley like Annapurna circuit, Pokhara valley, Jomsom Pokhara where you can go for mountain biking.  
  • 08White Water Rafting

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    For all the adventure enthusiasts it will be truly amazing for you to meet the gushing white water. The adrenaline rush of the white water rafting will wash all your fears. It is truly thrilling to see the flow of untamed waters. The unexpected rapids will give you a challenging task which will make you want for more. Just imagine the experience from the breath-taking heights of the Himalayas.

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    Highlights
    : Trishuli river and Seti river can be the best water rafting spots.

    Difficulty Level
    : High, however with the help of the trainers, people of all age group can experience white water rafting.

    Prices
    : $51 per day.
  • 09Mountain Flight in Nepal

    Mountain Flight in Nepal
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    About the Activity:

    • Mountain flight is one of the adventurous activities in Nepal which is attracting lots of people from whole around the world.
    • This activity will take the viewers to the eye level of different peaks from where the viewers can enjoy the natural and close up view of the high hills through their naked eyes.
    • The activity can be availed to all groups of travelers of any age group and will take a maximum time of about 1 to 2 hours.
    • The flight in Nepal can be enjoyed with the great view of the high hills including the Mt. Everest (8848m), Shisa Pangma (8013m), Gaurishanker (7134m), Melungtse (7023m), Cho Oyu (8201m) , Pumori (8171m), Nuptse (7855m), Lhotse (8516m),Amadablam ( 6856m), Langtang (7234m), Dorje Lakpa (6975m), Gaurishanker (7134m) and other numerous mountains of Nepal.
    • The mountain flight in Nepal will be done either on a Cessna or an 18 seats plane and everyone will be provided with a window to enjoy the great view of the high hills. 
  • 10Canyoning & Canyoneering

    Explore the deep ravines and indulge in the thrilling experience which you will never experience anywhere else. The adventure filled expedition will leave you with some of the best memories you would have ever had in your life. It is a completely beautiful mind and body experience which lets you unleash some of the forbidden places.

    Highlights
    : The stretch between Kathmandu and Pokhara on the way to Chitwan is the best place for Canyoneering.

    Best time to visit
    : November and December is the best time for Canyoneering.
     
    Prices
    : $85.

    Difficulty Level
    : High, since it involves travelling in rugged settings and needs route finding travel skills too.

  • 11Kayaking

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    Experience the jaw dropping and intimate relation with the sea level on Kayaking. The wilderness and the virginity of the sea will let you witness the true adventure. The genuine sea kayaking and camping experience will bring you closer to nature. And the tranquillity of being so close to the waters will let you see the sheer escapism for the tough life of the city. Nepal provides you an endless variety of natural beauty

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    Best time to visit
    : November and March are the best months.

    Prices
    :$136 including taxes.

    Difficulty Level
    : Medium, however one should be well versed with swimming.
  • 12Zip Flyer

    What could be more thrilling and exciting experience for anybody. You can experience the world’s longest zip line which is the steepest and the fastest adventure experience. You can simply sit back and soak yourself in the breath taking views of nature. The blood pumping ride will leave you completely thrilled in the end. And the picturesque view will leave you totally jaw dropped.

    Highlights
    : The best zip line is the one which operates from Sarangkot at the elevation of 1592 m.

    Best time to visit: Winters are the most favourable months for trying this adventure sport.

    Prices
    : USD 75 per person.

    Difficulty Level
    : High, all the zip lines are carefully engineered. The weight of the individual passenger should not be more than 120kg.
  • 13Skydiving

    A perfect mix of adventure serenity and thrilling sensation will leave you with an unforgettable experience. Feel the freshness of the air on your face and enjoy the thrilling experience of sky diving. An ideal experience for adrenaline junkies and it will truly be a life-altering experience.

    Highlights: Sky diving above Mount Everest will surely be a terrific experience in Nepal.

    Best time for visit
    : October is the best month for trying sky diving.

    Prices
    : USD 5000 per person.

    Difficulty Leve
    l: High, if you have any medical condition it will be good if you can take prior approval from the doctor.
  • 14Trekking

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    Backpack all your bags and get lost into the natural trails. The less taken treks, unseen views quite beautifully blanketed with rich flora and fauna and has several virgin trails too which will leave you truly mesmerized. It will be an adventurous experience for everyone in the group.

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    Highlights
    : You can try Manaslu Circuit Trek, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek and Upper Mustang Trek amongst others are the famous ones.

    Best time to visit
    : Mid of September to mid of December is the best time for trekking.

    Difficulty Level
    : High, one has to be of good health and should be fit to avoid great exertion.

    Price
    : 60$ per day per person and this price is all inclusive of guide service, porter, accommodation, meal, TIMS permit and transportation for trekking.
  • 15Bungee Jumping

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    If you are looking for extreme adventure then Bunjee Jumping is surely going to excite you. If you are in Nepal then you shouldn’t miss the chance of trying the thrilling experience of Bunjee Jumping. It can give you real goose bumps at the start but once you are done it makes you feel triumphant.

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    Highlights
    : Take a jump from one of the 3rd highest natural jump against Bhote Kosi River where you can experience the natural valleys around it for a longer duration.

    Best time to visit
    : November through February.

    Prices
    : US$128.

    Difficulty Level
    : High, however, trained professionals can definitely help you in the task.
  • 16Stand Up Paddle-boarding

    Tour the complete ocean on your own with Stand up paddle boarding. You can also explore some amazing looking reefs. It is also an ideal way to work out your core muscles. It allows you to exercise without even realizing it and the amazing experience you will have will leave you completely relaxed. The stand up paddle boarding was named after the famous Waikiki beach boys.

      



    Highlights
    : Phewa Tal Lake will be an ideal location to try the enjoying ride of Stand-up paddle boarding.
     
    Best time to do
    : May and June is the best time for this sport.

    Difficulty Level
    : High, you might find an initial level difficulty to balance the stand up paddle.

    Prices
    : $300
  • 17Pony Trek

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    If you always wished for a horseplay then the best thing would be to go for a Pony Trek. There is absolutely nothing more enjoyable than feeling the fresh air on your face and riding the house, it is like a dream come true. And you also get the chance to take the reins in your hand and ride as per your own wish.

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    Highlights
    : Pokhara to Sarankot, Pokhara to Begnas Lake and Jomsom/Muktinath are the best places for Pony trek in Nepal.

    Best months to visit
    : Mid-September to Mid-November is the best time.

    Difficulty Level
    : Medium, the basic that is expected out of you is to be physically fit and should be well versed with mountain climbing.

    Prices
    : 70 to 80 US$.
  • 18Mountain Biking at Pokhara in Nepal

    Mountain Biking at Pokhara in Nepal
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    About the Activity: 
    • Experience biking from Lakeside to Pame/Ghatichhina and then ride back to Pokhara as you witness the lush and beautiful mountainside with your loved ones!
    • This is one of the best mountain biking trips for novice to intermediate riders that Pokhara has to offer.
    • You will start or ride from Hallan chock leaving behind lakeside and the ride will be along the lake, paddy field, beautiful authentic villages, grazing land and suspension bridges. 
    • You will ride through single track and jeep tracks and there is an optional trail based on individual physical fitness and technical capabilities.
    • This is the place where you will find peace for yourself on a mountain bike. End this tour after 5 hours.
    • This tour is a customized tour and can be avail at your convenience.
  • 19One Week Biking Trip to Mustang in Nepal

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    About the Activity: 
    • Experience a one week trip to Mustang with your friends and family and revel in the peace and tranqulity of the place.
    • Start this tour after reaching the tour locality. This tour can be customized and can be availed at your convenience.
    • Mustang is one of the best playgrounds in Himalayas that you will simply love to explore during your holidays!
    • Lower Mustang offers an incredible playground which offers Himalayan desert, Alpine, Himalayan hills, subtropical and tropical region. 
    • You will ride through jeep tracks, single-track, medieval settlement, monasteries, temple and authentic villages.  
  • 20Experience Bungee Jumping in Nepal

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    About the Activity:

    • Get picked up from Kathmandu in a bus and drive 3 hours to the River Bhote Koshi.
    • Situated 160 meters over the wild River Bhote Koshi, experience the surroundings while you dive through the air.
    • The jump is situated near to the Tibet border with spectacular mountain views and blossoming vegetation.
    • The gorge sides are lush with vegetation and jagged rocks gives you the ultimate adrenaline rush.
    • Enjoy this thrilling activity for 15 minutes.
    • This tour is a customized tour ad can be avail at your convenience.
  • 21Zip Flying in Nepal

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    About the Activity:

    • Zip flying in Nepal is the world's longest, steepest and fastest zip flying which provides the best experience in adventure to the tourists visiting at Nepal.
    • The participants are zipped from the hill on a cable 5000 feet above sea level and mounted on an incline to the plains. The most interesting part of this zip flying is that the cables zip down at the speed of the 86.99 miles per hours on a cable of 1.12 miles long.
    • Enjoy a view of the Pokhara valley but and also view the impressive scenery of Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri and other mountains ranges while having the zip flying in Pokhara.
  • 22Rock Climbing in Nepal

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    About the Activity:

    • Rock climbing in Nepal is one of the most fun and thrilling adventure activities to try in this paradise of mountains and valleys.
    • In such adventure activities the participants will be properly tied with the rope for their safety and the destination to the summit will be marked, every participant have to try their best to reach at the summit so as to win the competition.
    • Thus, proper safety measures and training along with the guidance of the helper should be taken while doing the rock climbing.
    • Some of the best spots for rock climbing are Balaju rock climbing, Hattiban rock climbing site, Thame rock climbing site, Bimal Nagar rock climbing site and other different places.
  • 23Paragliding in Nepal

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    About the Activity:

    • Paragliding in Nepal is one of the famous adventure activities in Nepal and includes flying in the air like the bird, viewing the wonderful sight of the surrounding Pokhara valley through a bird’s eye view.
    • The wonderful view from the top of the valley while flying seeing all the beautiful valleys, cultivated farms, villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and jungles are simply awesome.
    • This activity is highly influenced by the weather and season and thus, generally paragliding should be done during the time of clear weather.
    • The paragliding from the top of the Sarangkot will offers the visitors with the glorious view of the beautiful lakes of the Pokhara including the sunrise and sunset from the snowy mountains of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna ranges.  
  • 24Nagarkot to Changunarayan Hike in Nepal

    Nagarkot to Changunarayan Hike in Nepal
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    About the activity:

    • Experience Nagarkot to Changunarayan hike and get a chance to see one of Nepal's most beautiful temples and other places.
    • One of the most famous and heart rendering view point of Nepal near Kathmandu is Nagarkot. Nagarkot - 7200 ft from sea level, is the most popular hill station in Kathmandu valley.
    • The Himalayan peaks seen from amazing view point of Nagarkot are Ganesh Himal (7405m), Langtang, Shisha Pangma (8013m), Gang Chenpo (6397m), Dome Blanc (6830m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Lonpo Gang (7083m) and Purbi Chyachu (6658m), Gauri Shankar and Mt. Everest.
    • Nagarkot to Changunarayan hike is a popular hiking trail near Kathmandu valley and this trial led by your guide includes Bhaktapur on the way back to Kathmandu.
    • Bhaktapur is a cultural city and a wish of all tourists to go there. The view of Sunrise over the Himalayas from Nagarkot is simply magnificent.
    • Changu Narayan is a pleasant and one of the oldest temples of Kathmandu valley dated back to 7th century and listed in the UNESCO world Heritage sites on the way back attraction of your trip.
  • 25Climb to Lobuche East Peak in Nepal

    Climb to Lobuche East Peak in Nepal
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    About the Activity:

    • Join the Lobuche peak climbing that is a 17 days/ 16 nights long tour with ultimate thrill and adventure on your trail.
    • Climbing the Lobuche peak will provide you an adrenaline rush and of course the path to attain bliss.
    • The trekking towards the base camp of the Lobuche peak will go through the beautiful trekking trail which will provide the climbers to explore more about the trekking trail.
    • You can get the glorious view of the high hills like Amadablam, Tawache, Mt. Everest.
    • The climb to the Lobuche peak will definitely require some of the best trekking tips as well as climbing skills for the climbers for a safe and trouble free journey at the peak.

Attractions

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Kathesimbhu Stupa

The 17thcentury rendition of the renowned Swayambhunath temple, Kathesimbhu Stupa is one of the most popular Tibetan pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu. Located between Thamel and Durbar Square, the stupa was built using the left over materials from Swayambhunath temple complex. It is set in a hidden courtyard, surrounded by smaller stupas, engravings and statutes. Although well maintained and intact, this UNESCO World Heritage Site witnessed minor damages in the 2015 earthquake.



Highlights
:In the northwestern corner of the courtyard there’s a beautiful pagoda dedicated to Hariti, the goddess of smallpox whereas the northeast corner is adorned with the Drubgon Jangchup Choeling Monastery.

Location
:Kathmandu, Nepal.

Timings
:The complex is opened for public access the entire day throughout the week.

Price
:There is no admission charges for entry into the stupa complex.
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National Museum of Nepal

If you are a hard core history buff, this place is for you, where you will find many age old things reminding you of how once olden Nepal was. It is a very old museum and has some historic collection of arts, culture and paintings too. However one would also witness Buddhist gallery which has all the important information pertaining to Buddhism. The complete past of Nepal is neatly wrapped in this beautiful museum.



Highlights
: You would also find some wooden antiques along with bronze and copper. And you can also spot some amazing sculpture too.

Price
: Rs 150

Location
: Chhauni Road, Kathmandu.

Best time to visit
: Somewhere in October during evenings are the best time to visit.
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Kopan Monastery

Kopan Monastery is predominantly covered with Bodhi trees. Once upon a time this place was considered to be the residing place of astrologer for the king of Nepal. The view across this monastery is simply magical. It has accommodated some 360 monks, lamas, teachers and workers.

This monastery is the place where everybody residing here has devoted their time to study the teaching of Buddha Shakyamuni. Everybody is on the look around to follow the teachings of the founder Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Riponche.



Highlights
: Learn about the monastic tradition and how they live and what all did they practiced. Meditation, teaching and community services are some of the prominent features of this place.

Location
: Kopan, Kathmandu.

Best time to visit
: June.

Price
: US$25
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the Casino Royale

Take some time off! Feel free and enjoy your stay at Kathmandu by visiting Casino Royale. The place is a gaming and casino center that has over twenty games and thirty gaming machine. The property includes two restaurants as well, along with a hotel that supports over 110 rooms.

The place has several poker games that you can sit and enjoy, including baccarat, blackjack and flush, paplu and roulette. The place includes restaurant, coffee house and a bar as well where you can sit and take off your mind. This is a visit that will help you de-stress and rejuvenate, taking away the stresses of your life. At the same time, you can even book a hotel room and choose among the suites to stay comfortably.


 Location:The Casino is located in Kathmandu.

Cost
:USD 50-1000.

Best Time
:All around the year.

Difficulty Level
:Easy.
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Royal Botanical Gardens

Kathmandu can get quite crowded during the holidays. But if you want someplace peaceful and quiet, then there’s a perfect spot for you. It is the Royal Botanical Gardens. The place is quaint and great for walking and picnic. However, you might want to avoid it on Fridays and Saturdays, as schoolkids often visit the place then. While the place was slightly damaged during the earthquake, repairs are going on and the place will be back to its glory.


Highlights
:One of the main highlights of this place is the visitor center, where you can experience an enormous variety of Nepal’s flora. The place includes cactus house, orchid house and a tropical house as well. In the middle of the center is the coronation pond, with a pillar.

Location
: Godavari, Kathmandu.
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Thamel

A haven for tourists visiting Kathmandu, Thamel is a popular destination. The place has several hotels, shops and restaurants that are particularly designed to cater to discerning range of customers. The commercial location is an easy walk from central Kathmandu and there are a number of activities that you can enjoy at this place.



Highlights
:The streets are quite fascinating at Thamel. But be cautious of sellers who might want to rip you off. Otherwise, the place is good for buying anything from Tibetan Singing Bowls to Glass Pipes. Just remember to bargain a little as the prices can come down to 2/3rdof the quoted prices. Here, you can also enjoy shopping incense sticks, Kukri swords, outdoor outfits and books. Over a hundred different eateries are located at this market. So, eat whatever cuisine you wish to try.

Location
: Thamel, Kathmandu.

Timings
: From morning till night.

Price
:Entry is free.
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Tamang Heritage Trail !

Experience exciting, new trekking route between Langtang and Ganesh Himal with the Tamang Heritage Trail. The trail is one of the most welcoming trail is warmest and easiest trails in the country. Perfect for introductory trekking and beginners’, this trek takes you through Nepal and Tibetan borderlands, with gentle circuit treks.



Highlights
:The trek will take you through terraced fields and some of the most picturesque villages in the countries. For tranquility lovers, the trek has several peaceful valleys where you can enjoy the serenity. This is where the discerning trekkers go. On the route, you will also enjoy panoramic mountain views and hot springs at Tatopani.

Location
:Kathmandu.

Things to keep in mind
:The trek is a world expedition trek and you don’t really need to carry a number of things. However, don’t forget to carry a sleeping bag, fleece jacket, wind-protective clothing, sunscreen, backpack and a first-aid box.
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Durbar Square Kathmandu

Romance in the world of Kathmandu and explore the culture or history of Kathmandu by visiting the Durbar Square. Located in front of the former Kathmandu Palace Kingdom, the Durbar Square is a UENSO World Heritage Site and is originally known for vivid showcases of artists and craftsmen.

The palace here is stunningly decorated and the overall areas reflect the beauty of Nepalese culture. The palaces and the square itself have gone through reconstruction on several occasions.



Highlights
: The place includes museum and other parts of the palace here are opened for visitors. The place is home to Kumari Chok as well- it is one of the most curious attractions of Nepal. Here, a gilded cage contains Kumari, a girl who was chosen to be the human reincarnation of Hindu Goddess, Durga.

Location
: Durbar Square, Kathmandu.

Timings
: From early morning to night.
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Chhauni Museum

Close to Swayambhunath, one of the most beautiful monasteries in the world lies a sprawling museum in a walled compound. This National Museum has some of the most interesting treasures on display, which makes it worth a visit.

Highlights
:In the museum compound, you will find Judda Art Gallery, which is home to exquisite metal, terracotta and stone statues of Nepali deities. There are fabulous cloth paintings here as well. The place has a life sized statue of Jayavarma as well. The statue, discovered in 1992 is over 1800 years old. This museum includes temple styled Buddhist Art Gallery as well. The place has everything from manuscripts to informative displays and stone depiction of Buddha to offer. This place is home to leather cannons as well, seized during the 1792 Nepal-Tibet War.

Location: Tahachal, Kathmandu.

Timings:10:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Price: USD 2-5
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Nagarkot

A Top spot for enjoying Himalayan views and the panorama, Nagarkot is well known for its stunning natural beauty and a number of hotels. The village is stacked up with hotels and accommodations, allowing you to view nature straight from the balcony. The views itself are breathtaking and it can get quite cold in here!



Highlights
:The sunrise view of the Mount Everest and other peaks gives this place a considerable edge. The major highlight of this place is the fact that 8 out of 13 Himalayan ranges in Nepal are visible from this place. The place is known for its views of the Kathmandu valley, Shivapuri National Park, Numbur Forest, Rolwaling range, Ganesh himal and Langtang range.

The location is actually quite strategic. Once upon a time, this place served as the ancient fort for Kathmandu valley. At that point of time, it was used to monitor other kingdoms. Today, it is a popular hill station, where you can stay and enjoy a blissful holiday.

Location
: Nagarkot, Bhaktapur District.

Best Time To Visit
: October to March.
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Dakshinkali Temple Nepal

The Dakshinkali Temple is a holy shrine which is dedicated to Goddess Kali. You will find the true goddess Kali with red eyes and protruding tongue. The goddess is beautifully adorned with necklace of skulls. Location: It is 22 km outside Kathmandu valley. On Saturdays you will find temple fair being conducted in Dakshinkali Temple where people are selling the best of clothes and you can have the best of tea stalls too.



Highlights
: You can have the most interesting hiking and trekking experiences too.

Best time to visit: You can visit during anytime of the month, however Tuesdays and Saturdays are the best time to visit this place.
 
Location
: Bhimsen Marga, Kathamandu.

Prices: Free of cost
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Monasteries in Kathmandu

Kathmandu is one of the most beautiful destinations where you can discover Buddhist monasteries and temples. Nepal as a country has a rich Buddhist culture and the temples here center on a blend of Buddhism and Hinduism.

The most famous monastery in the country is called Swayambhunanth Monastery, which is a legendery Buddhist Shrine.Apart from this, there’s Kopan Monastery and Bouddhanath monastery that should be visited.



Highlights
: The stupa at Bouddhananth Monastery is included in World Heritage Cultural Site list by UNESCO. Apart from this, the Swoyambhunath Monastery is well known for being one of the oldest monasteries in the world. Other monasteries, such as Namo Buddha Monastery are located closeby as well. Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha is another popular monastery, which is located near Kathmandu.

Location
:Kathmandu District.

Timings
:Timings are different for each monastery. But most of them open early morning to night.
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Pilgrims Book House

Kathmandu’s best bookstore, Pilgrims’ Book House was burned down in 2013, but travelers hope that it rises from the ashes. The place still has a section where most of the saved books are available on display. The place has books on everything, from Buddhism to Hinduism, Yoga and Language books along with books for children.



Highlights
:The bookstore is a part of a book publishing company by the same name. This company is actually located in Varanasi. The book house itself has several books on religion and other topics. These saved books are mostly available on discount, with cheaper price options throughout the day. Some of the popular books available here includes Mount Everest, Nepal Himalaya, A message from Arunachala and Sadhus of India.

Location
:Kathmandu, Nepal.

Timings
:Open from morning till night. Timings change during different seasons.

Price
:Entry is free. However, you will be charged for buying books from the store.
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Ashok Binayak

A religious site, Ashok Binayak Temple is the place that shouldn’t be missed. In the midst of rubbles from the temples, a tiny golden shrines lies at the top of Maru Tole, this shrine is one of the most important shrines in the valley. Lord Ganesha is one of the most loved gods among the locals in Kathmandu and hence, this shrine has hundreds and thousands of visitors every single day.



Highlights
:If you are heading for a trek or wish to explore the place to the fullest, then make sure that you visit the temple. The temple has a self-serve tika dispenser as well, with the rejuvenating ringing of bells that will leave you de-stressed. It is believed that visiting this place will ensure safety on a forthcoming journey.

Location
:Kathmandu.

Timings
:The place is open from morning till evening. Timings change, depending on the weather.
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Nepal is the land of majestic mountains. Annapurna is one of them. It’s the 10thhighest mountain in the world and one of the most fun challenges for trekkers. The Annapurna base camp trek is usually for 10 days, offers cultural insight and adventure for nature lovers. The trek takes you through the foothills that have several ethnic groups, terraced farms and charming villages. This pristine route with mountain lifestyle is going to win you over.



Highlights
:The trek usually begins from Pokhara, the lake city. It takes you through other places like Ghorepani, Dhaulagiri and others. You will also get to visit the rhododendron forests and narrow valleys between Fishtail and Annapurana.

Location
: Pokhara.

Things to keep in mind
:Since it is the 10thhighest mountain in the world, Annapurna is quite cold. Make sure that you carry right kind of winter wear, have sunglasses and first-aid.
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Baraha Chhetra

One of the greatest Hindu pilgrimages in Nepal, Baraha Chhetra is the spot where Lord Bishnu’s avatar, Barah- a boar incarnation fought with the demon called Hiranakshya and killed him. The shrine is dedicated to the reincarnation, Barah and the images of the boar are spread beautifully throughout the temple. The temple is located at the confluence of might Saptakoshi and Koka Rivers.

Highlights
: The serene and beautiful surroundings of the temple are its major highlight. They will invigorate you with a ton of energy. It is a bridge that connects the temple to the mountain. A stroll down this bridge is an excellent measure of watching the confluence of rivers. One of the most attractive things here Is that all 7 Koshi Rivers meet together to form the holiest Sapta Koshi River.

Location
: Biratpur.

Timings
: From morning to evening.

Price
: Free entry.