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Best Places to Visit in Nepal in 2019

  • 01 Ghandruk Cultural Trek

    Image Credit : Ghandruk Cultural Trek
    Sometimes, a trek goes beyond the natural beauty of a place to capture the cultural aspects of a region. And that’s what Ghandruk Cultural Trek is all about. The stunning trek gives you an opportunity to romance with the cultural and natural scenery of Ghandruk, where you can walk through the ridges, villages and forests.



    Highlights: The place is full of Gurung inhabitants, who are friendly, warm people with their own unique culture. The opportunity to eat, drink and meet these people itself is a wonderful, once in a lifetime event.

    Location: Ghandruk town.

    Things to keep in mind
    :This cultural trek is easy. However, you have to keep in mind that you get a fleece jacket with a wind-stopper for this trek. Don’t forget scarves and sun-hat. Carry a basic first aid kit, a day pack, trekking poles and hiking socks for the trek. Stay safe with thermal bottoms.


    Top Things To Do in Ghandruk Cultural Trek

  • 02 Sagarmatha National Park

    Image Credit : Sagarmatha National Park
    It is a national park which is quite exquisitely adorned with Sagarmatha National Park. It has mountains, glaciers, and valleys along with the world’s highest peak of Mount Everest. You will also find Sherpas with their rich culture which makes the national park even more interesting. Since there are no roads to this place and you have to literally walk, so plenty of food should be accompanied with plenty of rest.



    Highlights
    : Reaching the Mount Everest base camp is the most adventurous thing to do.

    Location
    : Since there are no roads, so you have to walk from the nearest airport. It is 2 days from Lukla.

    Best time to visit
    : September to November.

    Prices
    : $135 to $145.

    Top Things To Do in Sagarmatha National Park

  • 03 Phulchoki

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    A prominent mountain peak in Nepal, Phulchowki surrounds the valley of Kathmandu. The mountain is called ‘Phul,’ to reflect flowers, the literal meaning. This place is a natural garden of flowers and everything bright-beautiful!

    Highlights
    :The Mountain is a bed of wild roses, along with iris, yellow jasmine and several native flowers. Exploring it is fun and enchanting because of the grove of rhododendrons in various hues. The path or the trail towards the summit includes keep able roads. The route takes you through the Buddhist shrine as well.

    If you have tried trekking or love hiking, then go ahead and scale the peak- it shouldn’t take more than four hours. The area is well known for its resorts as well. If you are looking for something peaceful or if you are searching for a short, easy day hike, then this is the place that should be listed in your itinerary.

    Location
    : Ryale, Nepal.

    Price
    :Free.


    Top Things To Do in Phulchoki

  • 04 Begnas Tal

    Image Credit : Begnas Tal
    A quiet fresh water lake in kaski district of nepal that changes colour depending on the season. it is the second largest of the eight lakes in Pokhara valley with a maximum depth of 10 meters. Location: It takes about 40 minutes by bus from Pokhara to reach the lake. Not far from the maddening crowd but extremely clean and quiet.

    Since it is visited comparatively less, the original beauty is undisturbed. The lake supports irrigation and fisheries. Water level in the lake is regulated by a dam constructed in 1988 as it fluctuates with season and because of use for irrigation. Pressure of increasing human population is forcing conversion of swampy area into land for cultivation.



    Highlights
    : Boating, fishing and swimming are some of the activities you can indulge in, the bonus being surrounding green mountains.

    Price
    : There are whole lot of hotels around to suit different budgets but the entry to this lake is free.

    Difficulty Level: Medium, you can easily try your hands on boating.

    Best time to visit
    : October

  • 05 Temples

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    There are times when you want to meet you inner self and for all such moments you can visit temples. Therefore, Nepal is also considered to be the “City of Temples”. You can simply keep hopping from one temple to another in search of tranquillity. Nepal is predominantly surrounded with many Buddhist temple in and around.



    Highlights
    : Pashupatinath is the famous temple to visit in Nepal.

    Best time to visit
    : Mornings are usually the best time to visit temples.
     
    Prices
    : Rs 1000

    Top Things To Do in Temples

  • 06 Patan Gate

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    Sometimes, you have to open the gates to discover a bygone era. If you want to transcend into the world that existed some centuries ago, then you have to step through the Patan Gate. Patan’s Golden Gate is the entryway to the Patan Museum. The gate, which was installed almost three centuries ago is a gilded gateway with windows made from gold foil wrapped around timber frame.



    Highlights
    : The major highlight of this gate is the pediment that’s made of gold. The pediment shows Shiva, Parvati, Kumar and Ganesha through excellent carvings. The gate, which has a window in gold was once used by the king to make public appearances. Today, this gate marks the entrance into the world of a bygone era. The museum that comes after the gate is known for its artifacts and displays from all over the world. If you are visiting the museum, make sure that you view the beauty of this gate as well.

    Location
    : Patan Museum, Patan.


    Top Things To Do in Patan Gate

  • 07 Baha Bahi

    Patan is one of the oldest cities in Nepal. It is also the home to Durbar Square, which is a beautiful monster. The Buddhist monastery is one of the oldest in the world and is built on a quadrangle, which represents traditional Nepalese architecture. Designed to be flanked by black lions, this monastery is an exciting way to discover Buddhist cultures.

    Highlights
    : The large, new looking doorway of the monastery brings you to inside. Baha Bahi has Cheshire cat grins that capture attention. Founded in 1427, this old styled Buddhist monastery was restored by Japanese architects in the early 1990s.

    Today, this place is home to monks and serves as the modern connect between people and Buddhism. The inscriptions here are widely read, whereas the overall architecture is intriguing. Do visit this place if you are visiting Nepal in general and Patan in particular. It won’t disappoint you.

    Location
    : Patan, Nepal.


    Top Things To Do in Baha Bahi

  • 08 Biratnagar Jute Mills

    Jute mills in Nepal are widely popular. But the most popular Jute Mill is the Biratnagar Jute Mill. This widely well-known mill is also the oldest in the country. The jute mills were established in 1936, after the orders of Prime Minister Juddha Shamsher.

    Highlights
    : The major highlight of this mills is that it is the first registered company in the country. And therefore, it is also the inspiration for the industrial revolution and development of manufacturing companies across Nepal. Today, because of this company, jute mills’ industry is over 75 years old. That’s what makes it one of the most important industries in the country. The place has a power house, a turbine power house as well and is connected to major railway station in the area. It also has several playgrounds, where employees can enjoy and be more productive
    .

    Loca
    tion: Located in Biratpur. 

    Timings
    : Opens at 9/10 am depending on the weather conditions.

    Top Things To Do in Biratnagar Jute Mills

  • 09 Kali Mandir

    Image Credit : Kali Mandir
    Just a few kilometers ahead from Pharping, you will find a blood soaked temple of Dakshinkali. The temple, popularly known as Kali Mandir around the world is a favorite Hindu pilgrimage destination. This place, which was undamaged in the 2015 earthquake is set at the confluence of two sacred streams in the region. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali, an incarnation of Parvati, the wife of Shiva.



    Highlights
    : While Hinduism usually promotes vegetarianism, this temple has a lot of blood and a number of animals sacrificed for the goddess. It is believed that Goddess Kali has a blood-lust. Therefore, the pilgrims bring anything from ducks to goats, pigs to sheep and even buffalo as a gift for the goddess. These are cut into meat by priests, who are quite skillful butchers. The temple has a religious bazaar as well. 

    Location
    : Biratpur.

    Timings
    : Open from early morning to 8/9 pm.

    Price
    :Free entry.


    Top Things To Do in Kali Mandir

  • 10 Annapurna Butterfly Museum

    Image Credit : Annapurna Butterfly Museum
    If you have always loved to catch butterflies when you were young then Nepal is a land to witness some beautiful looking colorful butterflies. The small museum has housed wide variety of Butterflies which will fill you with a wide variety of knowledge. Every single minute that you spend in this museum is all worth it. The interiors of the museum is quite earthy which makes it a delight for most of the visitors.

     

    Highlights
    : Don’t forget to see Corman Birdming which is the largest butterfly of Nepal.

    Prices
    : Entry is free.

    Best time to visit
    : Post monsoon is the best time.

    Location
    : Prithvi Narayan Campus at Bagartole.

    Top Things To Do in Annapurna Butterfly Museum

  • 11 Seti Gandaki (Seti River)

    Image Credit : Seti Gandaki (Seti River)
    If you are a trek lover then you shouldn’t miss the chance to take a dip into the Seti Gandaki. The name “Seti” has been derived because of the white color which is the result of the limestone rock base.



    Highlights
    : You can enjoy the scenic view of the village of Jhijirka where you will also find a small guest house under construction. The Seti Gandaki joins the Trisuli river which will give you an opportunity for hiking.

    Location
    : It is 5 hours from Kathmandu by tourist bus.

    Best time to visit
    – September to December and February to June.

    Prices
    : If you are planning to raft to this place, ideally you will be charged US$50 per person.

    Top Things To Do in Seti Gandaki (Seti River)

  • 12 Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave

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    Caves have always been mysterious but the curious thing about this Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave is that it comes with a religious bent too. One of the huge stalagmite is usually worshipped as Shiva Lingam. The peaceful atmosphere of the cave will definitely soothe your senses and will let you introspect a little bit.

    Amidst the regular hustle and bustle of the city, it is a good place to spend some peaceful time. If you planning to visit this place it will be advisable for you to carry a torch along as it is usually dark.



    Highlights
    : The Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave is a combination of Devi’s fall in the upstream and the cave in the downstream, one has to climb down the metal stairs to have a real look. Although it is a bit scary but its definitely worth a watch.

    Price
    : Rs.50 to Rs.100.

    Location
    : Chhorepatan. Pokhara.

    Top Things To Do in Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave

  • 13 Gurkha Memorial Museum

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    The amazing Gurkha Memorial Museum talks about the contribution of the Gurkha soldiers which had later joined the Indian army. The museums will definitely leave you jaw dropped as you will witness the Gurkha uniforms which is displayed in the museum. One can also view the bravery medal which they have won in the past.

    Highlights
    : You can also view the service Khukri which is the traditional Gurkha knife used during the war times and the museum is only open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

    Price
    : Rs 100-200 and an extra of Rs20 for the camera.

    Best time to visit
    : October is the best month to visit the place.

    Location
    : Pokhara Nepal.

    Top Things To Do in Gurkha Memorial Museum

  • 14 Begnas Lake

    Image Credit : Begnas Lake
    A quiet fresh water lake in kaski district of nepal that changes colour depending on the season. it is the second largest of the eight lakes in Pokhara valley with a maximum depth of 10 meters.



    Location
    : It takes about 40 minutes by bus from Pokhara to reach the lake. Not far from the maddening crowd but extremely clean and quiet. Since it is visited comparatively less, the original beauty is undisturbed.

    The lake supports irrigation and fisheries. Water level in the lake is regulated by a dam constructed in 1988 as it fluctuates with season and because of use for irrigation. Pressure of increasing human population is forcing conversion of swampy area into land for cultivation.

    Highlights: Boating, fishing and swimming are some of the activities you can indulge in, the bonus being surrounding green mountains.

    Price
    : There are whole lot of hotels around to suit different budgets but the entry to this lake is free.

    Difficulty Level
    : Medium, you can easily try your hands on boating.

    Best time to visit
    : October

  • 15 Pharchamo Peak

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    A glaciated snow peak trek which is one of the dangerous one even for the most professional peak climbers. Despite the dangers involved it has enclosed some of the most beautiful scenic places too. The route to this peak starts from Tashi Lapcha which has some of the most potential dangers enclosed in it.



    Highlights
    : The trekking makes you witness some of the remote valleys of Rolwaling to Khumbu region.

    Best time to visit
    : April, May, October and November.

    Price
    : 2500 USD per person.

    Difficulty Level
    : High, it is advisable to walk for a while in the park before climbing the peak to ensure that the climbing is ensured.

    Top Things To Do in Pharchamo Peak

  • 16 Pisang Peak Climbing

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    If you want to have taste of climbing then it is best for you to try out this Pisang Peak trek. It offers you a good scope of exploration and will at the same time will give you a classic experience of climbing Himalayas in Nepal.



    Highlights
    : You can have a clear view of Tilicho Peak along with Annapurna II and IV, Ghangapurna and the glacier dome too. You will also be able to cross the highest pass Thorong Pass.

    Price
    : US$2490.

    Best season to visit
    : October and November.

    Difficulty Level
    : High and you need to have prior climbing experience to make the climbing easier for you.

  • 17 Chulu West Peak Climb

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    One of the finest peak in the Annapurna region is Chulu West Peak. The snow condition in this area is a little severe hence climbing this peak can be little difficult.

     

    Highlights
    : While climbing this peak you will also be able to enjoy the spectacular view of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna and other Himalayan peaks. You can also indulge yourself in many historical tours, if you have the time. This thrilling expedition will surely allow you to carry some fond memories with you.

    Best time to visit
    : Spring and Autumn are the best season.

    Difficulty Level
    : High and this trek is well suited for experts and not for amateurs.

    Price
    : 2600 USD per person.

    Top Things To Do in Chulu West Peak Climb

  • 18 Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

    Image Credit : Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek
    If you can never run out of challenges then this trek is for you. You will be climbing at an altitude of 6,060 m. What makes this trek even more fascinating is that it allows you to explore some of the off beaten and less travelled tracts of Nepal Himalayas.



    Highlights
    : The trek also allows you to pass through the Gurung villages which are truly marvellous and you will get to spot some of the beautiful terraced fields too.

    Best time to visit
    : March or May whichever suits you the best.

    Difficulty Level
    : High, because the trek is quite strenuous.

    Price
    : Rs 3000 NRs.

    Top Things To Do in Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

  • 19 Three Passes Trek

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    This fabulous three pass trek is a doorway to the colossal Mount Everest. This trek is certainly the one which has been designed for the adventurers. The three passes are Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La. This trekking in Nepal involves going up and down so much that it becomes a little strenuous and exhausting. However, the warm and pleasant natured Sherpas can relieve you from all the exertion.



    Highlights
    : You can visit some renowned Sherpa villages and monasteries. Also you get a chance to dive deeper into the vibrant lifestyle of the Sherpas.

    Best time to visit
    : March to May and October to November.

    Difficulty Level
    : High.

    Price
    : 15$ per day/per person.

    Top Things To Do in Three Passes Trek

  • 20 Rolwaling Trek

    Image Credit : Rolwaling Trek
    One of the most outstanding trek lies between Gaurishankar Himal and Rolwaling Himal. Highlights: You can take a walk through the Teahouse, Lodge and Camping. You can also get a glimpse of the Sherpa community and the beautiful and spectacular view of Himalayan range. This beautiful ares was first explored during the preliminary surveying of Mount Everest.



    Price: Rs. 700 to Rs.1500.

    Location
    : You can take a bus from Kathmandu to Gongar Khola (6am and 8 am)

    Highlights
    : You can witness the beautiful landscape which ranges from Rhododendron and Juniper forests.

    Best time to visit
    : September, October, November along with March, April and May.

    Difficulty Level: High.

    Top Things To Do in Rolwaling Trek

  • 21 Arun Valley Trek

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    Off beaten trails in Nepal are perfect for those who seek to enjoy calmness and serenity of nature. Arun Valley is one such place. The non-touristic place is great for trekkers and you get significant views of Mount Everest and hundreds of mountains that can be viewed with naked eyes. The trek, which requires stamina and fitness is recommended for experienced and seasoned trekkers.



     Highlights:One of the best parts about the trek is that the length can be largely determined. Most travelers opt to trek in this region for 15-20 days.

    Location
    :The trek begins from Kathmandu valley, from where trekkers usually fly to Tumlingstar and then start with the ascent towards Tipchaur.

    Things to keep in mind
    :Make sure that you have practiced trekking before embarking on the trip. Carry basic items like water bottle, trekking pole, hiking socks and boots, sunscreen lotion, hats, sleeping bags and fleece jacket.


    Top Things To Do in Arun Valley Trek

  • 22 Tsume Valley Trekking

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    Located against the majestic backdrop of Ganesh Himal and Buddha Himal ranges is the Tsum Valley, which is perfect for beginners’ trekking experiences. The valley, which occupies 1663 square kilometers is well known for its cultural diversity and magnificent panoramas of the mountains around. The place is popular for its Buddhist culture and traditions as well.



    Highlights
    :The trek is not just an adventure. It is also a spiritual experience. The sacred pilgrimage valley here is home to Buddhism as well. When you pass through the valley, you get the opportunity to climb Arughat, visit Gumba Lungdang and then ascend to Soti Khola before going back to Arughat. The trek can last for anywhere from 12-21 days.

    Location
    :Starts from Kathmandu.

    Things to keep in mind
    :Ensure that you carry winter clothing, hiking socks and boots, carry a first-aid box, sunscreen, water bottle, a hat and trekking pole.


    Top Things To Do in Tsume Valley Trekking

  • 23 Siklish Trek

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    An alternative trekking route for beginners and introductory trekkers, this particular trek takes one through the corners of Annapurna Conservation Area. If you are an ecology enthusiast or a nature lover, then this trek is particularly designed for you. The trek takes you through the beautiful Begnas Taal along with the paths ascending gently and steadily uphill, making it is easier for introductory trekkers to enjoy learning the art of trekking.

    Highlights
    :The highlight of this trek is the routes. They are easy for beginners and the homeland of Himalayas opens its arms to give trekkers an opportunity to explore.

    Location
    : Pokhara.

    Things to keep in mind
    :The relatively easy trek is an alternate route for Royal Trekkers. For this trek, carry warm clothing and trekking poles for easy to trekking. At the same time, don’t forget to carry reusable water bottles along with sunscreen and sunglasses.


    Top Things To Do in Siklish Trek

  • 24 Bhaktapur

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    Witness one of the largest kingdom of the Kathmandu valley and you will be simply mesmerized with its breath-taking looks. It had some of the best preservation of the olden times, however, they were destroyed because of the recent earthquake in 2015. Near the roadside you will find many craftisans weaving cloth and chisel timber.



    Highlights
    : You can examine the beautiful temples which are studded stones and winding streets which makes you bring back memories of the olden times.

    Location
    : It is 1 hour and 35 minutes from flight.

    Price
    : NPR 2000.

    Best time to visit
    : March to April and October to November in late afternoon

    Top Things To Do in Bhaktapur

  • 25 Pashupatinath

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    If you have a spiritual bent of mind then the best thing would be to visit the famous Pashupatinath Temple. This temple id dedicated to Lord Shiva and has attracted millions of Hindu followers. Most of the people visit this temples when they are living the final days before they meet death. 

    The river Bagmati which flows along is considered to be the most sacred river for cremation. It is also believed that people who die here are reborn as humans again irrespective of their conduct on earth.



    Highlights
    : You can also visit Panch Deval which has five temple complex which was a holy shrine but not place for old people to stay.

    Location
    : Pashupatinath road , Kathamandu.

    Prices
    : USD 29.

    Best time to visit
    : You can viit this temple during anytime of the year but avoid visiting it during Mahashivratri and Teej festivals

    Top Things To Do in Pashupatinath

  • 26 Asan

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    Asan, a shopper’s delight is one of the main marketplaces in central Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The place is a historic bazaar which has been popular for decades. The section is known for its festival calendar and strategic location as well.

    Highlights
    :Streets at Asan converge in a square, which makes it a perpetual, bustling region. The colors here are vivid and bright, which makes it more enticing for the travelers. A variety of merchandise and diverse range of products are sold at this place, which makes it more exciting for travelers. Here, you can buy anything from spices to textiles, bullions, electronics and food items. The market is home to several architectural sights as well.

    Location
    :Kathmandu.

    Timings
    :Open from morning to evening.

    Price
    :Entry is free. But you will have to pay for buying items.


  • 27 Old Bazar

    Image Credit : Old Bazar
    The bazaar lets you witness some mysterious alleys and courtyard which might not have witnessed before. The brightly clad locals of Kathmandu lets you see many Gurkhas and Sherpas.



    Highlights
    : Shop for some fruits vegetables, fruits, spices and stunning wares made of brass, copper and bronze. You can also view some temples and shrines which is likely to make Old Bazaar worth a visit.

    Best months to visit
    : October to March.

    Price
    : Entry Free

  • 28 Bindyabasini Temple

    Image Credit : Bindyabasini Temple
    The temple comes with its own beauty which makes the temple a beautiful place for tourists.

    Location
    : Situated at a height of 3000 ft. above sea level and dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati, this is one of the oldest temple in pokhara valley.



    Highlights
    : Situated on a hillock near busy old bazaar of pokhara, this wonderful religious landmark has immense natural beauty and is worshiped by Hindus and Buddhist alike.Worshipers flock to this place to perform animal sacrifice especially on saturdays. you can clearly observe beauty of Machhapuchhere/annapurna Himalyan range from this Temple.

    Prices
    : Enty is free.

    Difficulty Level
    : Easy.

    Best time to visit
    : February

    Top Things To Do in Bindyabasini Temple

  • 29 Siddha Gufa

    Image Credit : Siddha Gufa
    You wouldn’t mind a half day trip to this mysterious cave in Nepal. Some peculiar looking Stalactites and Stalagmites which has quite beautifully adorned the place will not fail to catch your attention. However the silence of the cake is seldom broken by chirping of some bats and whistle which makes this place to be a must visit in Nepal.



    Difficulty Level
    : High, reaching this place involves trekking which will be approximately of one and a half hour and the stony steps are a little slippery which is why you need to be extra cautious for the same.

    Prices
    : Rs 200.

    Best time to visit
    : March and May

  • 30 Godavari Botanical Garden

    With high Himalayas on one side and steamy Indian plains on the other, Nepal is a land that’s full of surprise, natural wonders, stunning sceneries and magical monasteries with warm and friendly people. But because of its natural beauty, the place is widely visited by tourists from all over the world. This can lead to a lot of commotion. So, if you want to clear your mind and wish to find something calming and bright, then Godavari Botanical Garden is the place to be. Full of trees and an exceptional variety of flora, the gardens here are known for their tranquility.

    Highlights: The well maintained gardens are perfect for picnics and walks. In the middle, there’s a coronation pond with a commemorative pillar that provides insight into the Nepalese culture. If you are looking for quiet time, then this is the place to be. Just avoid Fridays and Saturdays as it full of schoolchildren then.

    Location
    : Godavari, Nepal.

    Timings: 10am to 5pm (4pm from Nov-Jan).

    Price
    : USD 5 to 6.


  • 31 Patan Industrial Estate

    Image Credit : Patan Industrial Estate
    For a really long time, Nepal didn’t have an industrial revolution. The industrial changes began in the early 20thcentury, when different industrial units, small scale factories and manufacturing centers were set up. The best part about these centers is the fact that they use exquisite craftsmanship and employ the right kind of artists to manufacture some unique, luxury products. Patan Industrial Estate is a reflection of the same.



    Highlights
    : The industrial estate is a tourist centered area, where a number of craft items are sold from all over the country. This place has several workshop showrooms where you can find some of the most delicately crafted carpets, metalwork and woodcarvings. The place offers a variety of other products as well, most of which are skillfully developed by artisans. It is located close to the Lagankhel Bus Stand.

    Location
    : Patan, Nepal.

    Timings
    : 10am to 5pm.


  • 32 Taleju Bell

    Image Credit : Taleju Bell
    When the kings ruled over Nepal, grievances were not solved through a toll free, customer care number. Rather, it was solved with the Taleju Bell. Of course, there weren’t any phones back then so the rulers found out new, unique ways to hear their disciples. The bell, which is ancient and huge hangs between two stout pillars, providing access to be rung.



    Highlights
    : The bell was erected by King Vishnu Malla in 1736. The idea for its construction was to make kings more accountable to the citizens. Over the years, petitioners have rung this bell to alert the king about their grievances. And their issues were sorted out. The bell was broken during the 2015 earthquake disaster, however the pavilion stayed intact. The place is being restored. The bell pavilion has an ornamental bridge that should be explored as well.

    Location
    : Patan, Nepal.

    Timings
    : From morning to evening.


  • 33 Hari Shanker Temple

    Image Credit : Hari Shanker Temple
    There are so many gods who are worshipped in Hinduism. But something as curious a God hybrid comes less often. And this temple is the perfect example of the same. This three storey temple, which is dedicated to Hari Shankar is as curious as it can get. The deity is considered an amalgamation or a hybrid of Vishnu and Shiva, the attributes of both have been taken together.



    Highlights
    :This temple is intriguing and not only for the hybrid deity. The Hindu temple manages to intrigue with its roof struts and architecture. The temple, which was designed in the 1704-05 by King Yoganarendra Malla’s daughter is quite popular and located in close proximity to the other temples. The temple was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake, but the government is taking steps to restore it. The site is still accessible for travelers in Nepal.

    Location
    :Patan, Nepal.


  • 34 Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar)

    Image Credit : Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar)
    Explore the spiritual beauty of Nepal by visiting Hiranya Varna Mahavihar. This stunning temple is a golden colored monastery that is situated in Nepal. The place is quite popular for feeding rats.



    Highlights
    : One of the major highlights of this place is the elaborate rituals and traditions that the temple has for different ceremonies. That’s what makes it more exciting than you can imagine. It is here that you will find the elegance of Buddhist architecture.

    Here you can see elaborate carvings and walk among the worshippers. Don’t forget to look for elephant structures at this place and see religious artworks, including impressive icons of goddess Arya Tara at the courtyard. Take a five minute walk from the temple to visit Patan Durbar Square. Shoes and leather is prohibited here.

    Location
    : Patan, Nepal.


  • 35 Hile

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    Once upon a time, Hile in Nepal was the place where people began their camping trek to Makalu. However, once the road from Tumlingtar and Khandbari advanced, the place stopped being the trekking hub that it once was. Still, it is known for its natural beauty. And if you are searching for a calm and quite place, then this it!



    Highlights
    : The place has a bustling bazaar where every shopping enthusiast is likely to find a lot of things. The bazaar is particularly fun during Thursday’s market when you can buy a number of items. It is also an off beaten destination for travelers who want something different, who crave for serenity. The place has a good mountain viewpoint as well, which is located just 30 minutes’ walk above the town. So, go ahead and visit it!

    Location
    : Hile, Nepal.


  • 36 Gosaikunda Pass Trek

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    Up for a trekking challenge? Then Gosaikunda Pass Trek is what you need to explore! Gosaikunda, located in the Langtang National Park is a stunning alpine water lake that rises to an altitude of over 4000 meters. The challenging trek pass is perfect for seasoned trekkers and is great for people who want to explore religious or spiritual side of Nepal.



    Highlights
    : Gosaikunda Pass Trek includes a trip to the lake, where you will discover how the lake was the abode to several Hindu deities, including Shiva and Gauri. The waters from the lake has been known for their mystic properties in both Ramayana and Mahabharata. A significant place of interest for trekkers, the place is known for its steep ascent as well as famous valley views.

    Location:
    Usually the trek starts from Dhunche Village.

    Things to keep in mind
    :Ascend is steep, so people can get altitude sickness. Make sure that you carry first aid boxes.


  • 37 Annapurna Poon Hill Trek

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    Trek to the beautiful Ghorepani with Annapurna Poon Hill Trek. At 3,210 meters, this trek is perfect for beginners and trekkers who want something moderately adventurous. Having Himalayas close up, this trek offers some of the most breathtakingly beautiful sights. The trek is usually 4-5 days trek.



    Highlights
    :The great locations are beautiful, absolutely lovely. The highlight of this trek is that it is the most unforgettable trekking experience. The views of awesome and the steep climb is worth it.

    Location
    : Pokhara is the beginning point for this trek.

    Things to keep in mind
    :Make sure that you carry water bottles for the trip, a backpack, sleeping bag, sunglasses, sunscreen and winter clothing. Don’t forget to have a first-aid box for any emergencies and make sure that you take nothing with you that can harm the environment.


  • 38 Jomsom & Muktinath

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    A classic lodge trek in Mustang region, this trek is arguably a life changer! The initial days of the trek are all about discovering the world of Nepal, exploring its scenic beauty and enjoying the cultural experiences that the place has to offer.



    Highlights
    :During this trek, you will initially ascend through the villages where indigenous people live and move through the rice terraces of the area. The grandeur of natural hot springs in the area, the holy pilgrimage centers and the sacred temple with 108 waterfalls will mesmerize you. That’s why this tour goes beyond natural beauty of Nepal to fully enchant your senses. It here that you will also discover the ancient traditions still in practice. 

    Location
    : Pokhara.

    Things to keep in mind
    :Ensure that you check the weather in the area. Always carry a large daypack, which is light but filled with items like extra pair of hiking socks, fleece jacket, water bottles and other options.


  • 39 Trek From Pokhara To Sarangkot

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    Some of the greatest views of the Annapurna Himalayan Mountain Range can be seen here. The white clad mountains appear to be dressed in pink early in the morning, while an orange shadow casts upon them at the dusk.

    Highlights
    :The trek is designed to be short and sweet, with steady climbs so that even the introductory level trekkers can enjoy it. The trek also follows through a non-descript village, where anyone can experience cultural joys of meeting new people or they can get permission to enjoy paragliding and similar activities.

    Location
    : Pokhara.

    Things to keep in mind
    :Booking a tour may seem easy. And it is. But before leaving, make sure that you check out the weather in Nepal. If it is cold and windy, ensure that you get torches, right clothing equipment, hiking shoes and socks. Bring snacks with you and carry water bottles. Carry daypacks and sleeping bags as well.


  • 40 Dhampus Trek

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    A classic trek in Nepal, Dhampus Trek covers scenic beauty and gives you the opportunity to a land that’s inhabited with such wide diversity of people. The spectacular scenery in the background, the stunning Mt. Mchhapuchare range makes the small trek quite rewarding experience.

      

    Highlights:The Dhampus Trek follows short stretch of woods, perfect for those who would like to discover nature. The mountain view point is completed with the views of ethnic Gurung Village. The trip, which begins for Kathmandu usually follows a hike to Sarankot hilltop and then panoramic views of Annapurna range.

    Location: Dhampus Village.

    Things to keep in mind
    :While the trek is short and easy, it is recommended that travelers carry their water bottles, come with right kind of equipment and gear. Don’t forget to carry sunglasses as well as winter clothing with lots of sunscreen as trekking can lead to sunburns.


  • 41 Parsa Wildlife Reserve

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    Parsa wildlife reserve lies next to the famous cousin Chitwan which has given a greater prominence to this reserve. It is home to many tigers and hence spotting a tiger in this reserve is far easier. Apart from the usual animals you can also spot cobras and pythons which makes this reserve even more exciting for one to visit. Hence a safari trip to Parsa wildlife reserve will surely be an experience in itself.



    Highlights
    : You will find hordes of wild elephants, tiger, leopard and sloth bear amongst others.

    Location
    : It is located in the south central lowland Terai of Nepal, close to Narayangadh.

    Price
    : Rs 100.

    Best time to visit
    : October to February.

  • 42 Jagan Narayan Temple

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    If there’s one thing that Nepal is famous for (apart from mountains of course), it is the temples. One of the major temples in the region is Jagan Narayan Temple, which honors Lord Vishnu, the Hindu god of protection and maintenance. The lord, who is also known as Hari is practiced and revered in this temple.

    Highlights
    : This is a tall, imposing temple that has been built in the 17thcentury. The temple is pagoda style, with Shikhara construction, wherein rising towers are built through the temple to make it appear like a mountain peak. The style is heavily detailed to add sophistication and to reflect the carvings from a bygone era. The highly ornate construction has progressively smaller storeys of pavilion. This temple in particular is very calming, spiritual and religious place. The site is perfect for exploring Hinduism and the culture.

    Location
    : Patan, Nepal.


  • 43 Khumbeshwar Temple

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    The eye-catchy architecture of this place makes it an instant hit among the people. Ever so popular Kumbeshwar temple is a must visit when you visit Patan. This temple has five stories and features tall, thin mandir design. The artistic woodcarving appears to defy gravity and instantly captures attempt. The precarious structure survived the earthquake of 2015. However, the top tier topped a few weeks later and the tower appears to lean slightly.



    Highlights
    : The temple has a large Nandi Statue and has been dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva. The sacred site has two ponds where the water comes from Gosainkund, a holy lake. It is said that bathing in the temple is as meritorious as bathing in the lake itself. The surrounding smaller temples are dedicated to Baglamukhi or Parvati. It is here that local women come to socialize and wash clothes. Closely located is the Kumbeshwar Technical School.

    Location
    : Patan, Nepal.


  • 44 Basantapur

    Image Credit : Basantapur
    A village development committee in Kosi Zone’s Sunsari District, Basantpur has recently become an important travel destination. One of the major reasons why this region is so popular is that it is the base village for some major treks, including the ones to Tinjure, Milke and Jaljale forest treks. The route which is taken from Basantpur is likely to bring you closer to the natural beauty of Nepal.

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    Highlights
    :One of the major highlights of this place is undoubtedly the natural beauty here. This place is well known for its views of the Everest, Kanchenjunga and Makulu, which are some of the largest mountains in the world. The place is also popular for providing tourists cheap, affordable places to stay. On the days when it is cloudless, you are likely to see some stunning natural views throughout the region. That’s what makes it a must visit.

    Location
    : Sunsari District, Kosi Zone.


  • 45 Saribung Peak Climbing

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    Saribung Trek is the most newly introduced trek, hence it is an ideal place for trekkers who want to try something different. This trek has been recently included in the Mustang region. However one would find at the inception that the trek is pretty simpler but as you ascend upwards it will be difficult to move upwards without the technical difficulties.

     

    Highlights
    : Saribung will let you live life the way you have always wished for. Defeating the challenges and moving ahead.

    Best time to visit
    : Spring and autumn.

    Difficulty Level
    : High and seldom are people able to finish this trek.

    Price
    : $2450 USD

  • 46 Yala Peak Climbing

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    If you are trekking for the first time then this Yala Peak climbing is the shortest climbing trip. You can have the thrilling adventure of trekking and climbing of peak in the Langtang region. The beauty of the trek lies in the fact that this tract can be covered within limited amount of time.



    Highlights
    : You can enjoy some of the breath-taking views of beautiful mountains such as Langtang Lirung, Lenpo Gang, Dorje Lakpa and many more.

    Difficulty Level
    : Easy, it doesn’t require any climbing experience.

    Price
    : US$ 1790.

  • 47 Manaslu Circuit Trek

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    It is one of the most popular tea house trek. You will find many popular tea houses strung buttons away. This is the most challenging trek with the most rugged topography. If you are not bounded by time then you can even explore the Bamboo forests at Arughat which is the starting poing of the trek. You can even enjoy the spectacular view of Larkya La Pass.



    Highlights
    : You can explore the beautiful village of Sama beneath the pass of Tibet. This village has beautifully crowned the Manaslu Mountain too.

    Best time to visit
    : March to May and September to November.

    Price
    : US$2495. 

    Difficulty Level:
    Medium.

  • 48 Pokhara Trek To Australian Base Camp

    Image Credit : Pokhara Trek To Australian Base Camp
    Enjoy hot breakfast in Pokhara and then embark to the Kande, where you will begin your short trek to Australian Base Camp. The 1-2 day tour will take you to the beautiful hill top that has striking natural views of Nepal. The trail here is steep, but it is all rewarding. The majestic views make the physical discomfort feel better!



    Highlights:The trek goes beyond mountain beauty and scenic wonders. The village itself near the base is quite attractive and you will be surprised to see a stunning amount of slate roofed houses here. Meet people, talk to them and discover the culture of Nepal while the natural beauty works as a backdrop.

    Location
    : Kande.

    Things to keep in mind
    :This is a short trek and you don’t have to carry a number of options. However, don’t forget to carry disposable or non-disposable water bottles, a small first-aid kit and a sleeping bag.


  • 49 Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

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    The only hunting reserve in Nepal is the Dhorpatan hunting reserve. It is surrounded by ‘Dhor’ or marshlands and this reserve was constructed with the aim of protecting some of the important species of Nepal. If you climb up, you will notices that the major portion of the area is snow capped. If you have a religious bent of mind you can visit the place during the month of August where a religious fair is held and is attended by all the locals of Nepal.



    Highlights
    : The reserve is the best place to locate blue sheep.

    Location
    : Baglung district of Dhawalagiri Himalayan range.

    Best time to visit
    : March to April.

    Prices
    : License and the local permit will together cost you $2000 and if one hunter wants to hunt 1 Himalayan Tahr then the cost would be $8900.

  • 50 Annapurna Conservation Area

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    If you love mountains then you can’t miss the chance to visit this place because it has been a home to some of the world’s highest peaks. The conservation area is operational under the king Mahendra trust which is one of the non-profit organization of Nepal. And it also helps to both preserve and maintain the natural and cultural resources of Nepal.

     

    Highlights
    : You can also witness the world’s deepest valley of Kali Gandaki. Almost all the trekking permits are also available in this conservation area.

    Location
    : Buses and taxis are easily available from Pokhara to Jomsom which lies north to the Annapurna Conservation Area.

    Price
    : $174 USD for 2 people.

  • 51 Taudaha Lake

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    It’s time that you explore Kathmandu fair and square. Go for off-beaten tracks and trails and enjoy discovering Taudaha Lake. A small lake that’s located in the outskirts of Kathmandu, Taudaha represents ‘snake’ and ‘lake.’



    Highlights
    :The name actually comes from mythology, where it is believed that a Buddhist mythical character Manjushree had cut the hill to drain the water of this lake, which is why the lake is now smaller than it used to be. However, due to the draining of lake, countless nagas, mythological creatures who were half snakes and half humans were left homeless. And therefore, an underwater lake or Taudaha was built, where serpent king and the subjects lived. That’s why the lake is considered tranquil. This lake is perfect for birdwatchers, as a number of migratory species visit the place.

    Location
    : Kathmandu District, Kirtipur.


  • 52 Swayambhunath Stupa

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    Swayambhunath stupa is an ancient religious architecture located atop a conical wooden hill in the Kathmandu valley. This golden spire is one of the most ancient and holiest of all shrines in the region. The temple complex is revered by both Buddhists and Hindus. Stupa located inside the Swayambhunath complex, includes several other shrines and temples. According to the Gopalarajavamsavali, the complex is believed to have been founded by King Vrsadeva, the great-grandfather of King Manadeva in 464-505 CE.



    Highlights:Eyes of Buddha are painted on the cubical structure sitting atop the dome. Pentagon Toran are present above each of the four edges and have statues engraved on them. Pilgrims require to climb 365 steps in order to reach the stupa.

    Location
    :Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.

    Timings
    :Everyday 07:00 am - 12:00 pm.

    Price
    :USD 3 per person


  • 53 Mangal Bazaar

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    Located just across Bagmati River from Kathmandu is the famous Mangal Bazaar of Patan. The place is well known among the tourists who like to shop. It is also listed on the World Heritage site by UNESCO (the city of Patan as a whole). What makes this place so widely popular is the fact that it is the cultural center of the city.



    Highlights
    : Mangal Bazaar is perfect for the days when you would like to shop and find yourself at ease with the city. It is an excellent way of exploring the cultures of the place and is quite well known for its small vendor stores. These are the stores that gives insight about how locales live their lives and what kind of industries have been set up in this place. The bazaar is located in close proximity to some major temples and the Patan Museum.

    Location
    : Patan Durbar Square, Nepal.

    Timings
    : From 11am to 7pm.

    Price
    : USD 5-7.


  • 54 Pokhalde Peak

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    Pokhalde Peak is the best suited for amateurs. It is easy and can be completed quite quickly. You can have a quick warm up in the Pokhalde Peak before reaching to the Himalayan Peak. A person with less or no mountaineering skill can also try this mountain climbing expedition. This peak is surrounded by its beautiful neighbours which often provides a spectacular view to most of the trekkers.



    Highlights
    : You can explore the village of Lobuche because that is going to be the starting point of your trek.

    The best time to visit
    : Mid March to May.

    Price: $1425.

    Difficulty Level
    : Easy.


  • 55 Everest High Passes and Peaks

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    If you are looking for something in particular in the Everest region then it wouldn’t be complete without valleys, peaks and passes. If you are climber at heart and you are looking for some serious trekking experience then the best thing would be to visit Everest High Passes and Peaks. You cannot deny some mountain vistas which overlooks some beautiful sceneries too.



    Best time to visit
    : October to Mid-May.

    Highlights
    : The Cho La crosses a glacier and the view is not only going to leave you jaw dropped but is quite risky too.

    Difficulty Level
    : High, since it has high passes and peaks which makes it a very difficult trek.

    Prices
    : $1300

  • 56 Makalu Base Camp Trek

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    It is the most challenging trek and that too on the world’s fifth largest mountain, Makalu. The trek begins from Tumlingtar and you have to walk from Chichila which is a three hour drive from Tumlingtar. Although it is a little exhausting but every bit of it is worth the effort.



    Highlights
    : You can enjoy some of the most beautiful mountain peaks such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Chamlang along with others.

    Location
    : It is an hour’s flight from Kathmandu.

    Best season
    : February, March, April, September, October and November.
     
    Difficulty Level
    : Medium.

    Price
    : US$3095

  • 57 The Begnas Hiking

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    On a cold morning, the Begnas hiking can bring warmth to your heart! One of the most popular hiking trails in the country, this place is well known for its lakes and stunning seal trees. The forests here are perfect for short breaks and walks, whereas the view of hillsides is simply breathtaking.



     Highlights:This particular trek has open meadows, Sundari Danda ridge and small lakes that you would love to experience. The old schools and older buildings in the region make up for an interesting discovery.

    Location
    : Pokhara.

    Things to keep in mind
    :The trek is short, but you are recommended to carry the right kind of items with you. Don’t forget to carry fleece jackets, hiking shoes and socks to prevent cold from getting through your feet. Carry small first aid box, a reusable water bottle and sleeping bag if you plan on staying in for the night.


  • 58 Khaptad National Park

    Image Credit : Khaptad National Park
    It is a mid-mountain national park in western Nepal. According to an age old story Khaptad Swami had moved to this are to undergo meditation which makes this place even more prominent for people with a spiritual bent of mind. You should be carrying you own tents as there are no lodges here.



    Highlights
    : An important festival which is celebrated here is the Ganga Dashahara during Jestha Purnima.

    Best time to visit
    : March-May, October and November are the best time to visit this place.

    Location
    : Fly from Nepalgunj to Dipayal and from there you can take local buses for Silgadhi.

    Prices
    : Rs1000

  • 59 Phewa Lake

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    Witness the second largest in Nepal the Phewa Lake and it one of the must visit places in Pokhara. You can enjoy some of the best boating rides in this lake and at the same time it also lets you witness some quite moments sometime in the late afternoon. You can also see some beautiful fishes in the water which is another attraction in this places.



    Highlights
    : The water is so clear that you can also see the reflection of Mount Machhapuchhre and Annapurna range.

    Prices
    : Entry Free. 

    Best months to visit
    : October

  • 60 Bhinchhebahal tole

    Searching for different things to do in Lalitpur? Then Bhinchhenbahal should be on your list. Patan is so beautiful and this place in particular is so well maintained. The open space is surrounded by 60 houses and has been designed in a clean area, with two water wells. The hidden treasure is one of those off-beaten tracks that must be visited.

    Highlights
    :There’s a Buddha Temple in the middle that will instantly capture attention. There are chaityas around and the overall environment at the place is quite warm. The major highlight of this place is the stone carvings, which makes it appear like a live museum. Seven minute walk from Sundhara will bring you close to the place. An excellent addition to your itinerary, this simple, serene place is a must visit for travelers.

    Location
    : Bhinchhenbahai, Patan (Lalitpur).


  • 61 Patan Museum

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    Once upon a time, this was the former residence of the Malla Kings. But now, this place houses some of the finest collections of art. The palace, which surrounds Keshav Narayan Chowk is perhaps best known for its art, symbolism as well as architecture. It is one of the most popular places to explore the culture and life in Nepal in depth. You would need at least an hour to truly enjoy the beauty of this place.



    Highlights
    : While some rooms and exhibits of the Museum were damaged in 2015 earthquake, most of the place has been restored, which makes it perfect for a visit. The collections here are displayed in timbre and brick rooms, each one of which are linked with a narrow staircase. The informative labels ensure that the exhibits hold your interest for a long time.

    Location
    : Patan, Nepal.

    Timings
    : From 10:30am to 5:30pm. Last admission at 4pm.

    Price
    : USD 6-8.


  • 62 Koshi river

    Image Credit : Koshi river
    If natural beauty, serene, tranquil environment is what you are looking for, then Kosi River is the place to be! This river, which travels across Nepal, India and China is considered to be one of the most sacred rivers in the Hindu mythology. The river, which comes from the major confluence of tributaries from Chatra Gorge offers incredible sites, while giving you the opportunity to discover the mountains and terrain of Nepal.



    Highlights
    : The river basin is surrounded by several tributaries as well as major hill stations. It is also the home for several lakes and glaciers. The place is a must visit if you are a nature enthusiast and wish to see how the Nepalese government is taking different steps for irrigation, flood control and regular development of the river. Koshi is perfect for fishing, river rafting, cannoning and other adventure sports.

    Location
    : Sun Kosi, Arun and Tamur (source)


  • 63 Kumari House

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    It’s a brick building located on the Durbar Square in Kathmandu. But the building goes beyond its architecture and has something quite intriguing to offer- that’s the spiritual reincarnation of Goddess Durga. It is believed that the girl housed in here is the living goddess of Kathmandu.

    Highlights
    :Once upon a time, the temple was known for its magnificent carvings and divine inhabitants. Today it is mostly famous for being the house of a living goddess. Here, tourists will find wood-carved relics of gods and the symbols in Nepal and they can discover the place through a courtyard. Photos are strictly prohibited and it is forbidden to photograph the Kumari or the goddess. The living goddess does appear on the first floor windows often. But that happens in the morning or late afternoons. Kumari is a young girl and it is believed that in her expressions, she can answer the queries of devotees.

    Location
    :Durbar Square.

    Timings
    :From mornings to evening.

    Price
    :Entry is free, however you will have to pay handlers to get an actual glimpse.


  • 64 Landruk

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    Enjoy panoramic, spectacular views of the valley with the Landruk Trek. The trek usually starts from Ghandruk Village or the River Camp, depending on the option of the tour that’s chosen. This particular trek offers some incredible nature views that will leave an indelible imprint on the heart.



    Highlights:When the fog is lifted in the region, you will experience a nature rendezvous that you wouldn’t have imagined before. The small clearing, nestled with the forests and incredible mountains is a must have. The Landruk village itself has farming terraces that will instantly capture your heart.

    Location
    : Ghandruk Village.

    Things to keep in mind
    :This is a moderate trek that can be undertaken by beginners and trek lovers alike. Just ensure that you don’t carry items that cannot be disposed easily or could harm the environment. Don’t forget to carry sunglasses and sunscreen along with water bottles.


  • 65 Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

    Image Credit : Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
    If you love watching bird’s then you can’t miss to visit this reserve. Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is considered to be the smallest reserve amidst the Terai National Park. It is often called the bird’s paradise too as it has some 493 species of birds. Apart from all this it is the only reserve where you will find a beautiful amalgamation of peace along with paradise of nature.



    Highlights
    : It is the only reserve where you can spot the endangered Arna ( a wild water buffalo) and some endangered species of birds too like Swamp Francolin, Bengal Florican and much more.

    Best time to visit
    : November to February.

    Prices
    : If you are planning to stay in a camp close to it, you can get it around Rs.16014.

    Location
    : It is located close to Kamaladi in Kathmandu.

  • 66 Dharan

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    A small and a beautiful city located at the foothills of the Mahabharata range is the city of Dharan. The city is beautifully surrounded with beautiful roads and natural beauty which makes it one of the best destination to visit, when you are in Nepal. It is an important pilgrimage centre for most of the Nepalese too. It has long been the Gurkha Recruitment Centre.



    Highlights
    : You can explore the popular tea growing region Dhankuta which is quite popular in Nepal.

    Location
    : It is one of the important sub metropolitan city in eastern Nepal.

    Best time to visit
    : October to February.

    Price
    : 150 USD PER PERSON

  • 67 Monasteries

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    If you are looking for inner peace and introspection then what could be better than monasteries. The tranquillity that these monasteries offer will let you come to terms with your inner disturbances. You can indulge in deep meditation which will truly be a bliss for you.

    The monks recite sutras where you can feel the positive vibrations. Feel the vibrations which will make you feel as if you are in trance. You might find several monasteries which are not just beautiful but at the same time are truly peaceful too.



    Highlights
    : Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu is a must watch in Nepal.

    Best time to visit
    : October.

    Prices
    : Rs.500

  • 68 Bhimsen Temple

    Image Credit : Bhimsen Temple
    Dedicated to Bhimsen, one of the five Pandvas, the Bhimsen Temple at the end of Durbar Square is a sacred religious place in the region. Bhimsen is considered to be the god of trade and business. It is also believed that he has superhuman strength. That’s why the drawings and carvings in the temple depict him as a red muscleman, someone who is crushing and elephant with a knee or lifting a horse.



    Highlights
    : The pagoda has three storey and what makes it different than other temples is that it has an unusual rectangular plan. The temple was built centuries ago and rebuilt in 1682, after which it has been restored thrice- in 1935, 1967 and most recently after the 2015 earthquake. Non-Hindus can climb to the upper level to view the wide eyed statue once the repairs are complete.

    Location
    : Patan, Nepal.


  • 69 Rudra Varna Mahavihar

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    A historic Buddhist monastery, Rudra Varna Mahavihar Temple is used for major coronation ceremonies throughout the year. The walls and altars of this place are quite popular for their statues. While the temple is not on the main street and has to be searched in the back alleys of Patan, the place is worth a visit, especially for the bronze pieces inside and on the top of the temple.



    Highlights
    :This is another one of the beautiful temples in the region. While the Buddhist temple appears like a Hindu styled temple, it does have a few pinnacles on the top that distinguishes it from their counterparts. However, it has a similar pagoda style as Indian architecture. The temple has plenty of golden ornamentation and has several elaborate rituals that will instantly invoke a number of feelings. The place is pleasant because it is off a regular tourist’s trail.

    Location
    : Patan Durbar Square, Nepal.

    Price
    : USD 4.


  • 70 Forests of Tinjure, Milke and Jaljale

    Image Credit : Forests of Tinjure, Milke and Jaljale
    One of the most exquisite places on earth, Forests of Tinjure, Milke and Jaljale are a must visit if you are fond of tranquility and nature. Dense deciduous shrubs cover and fill the shades of red hues across the 30 km forest in the eastern Nepal. The place might not seem like large when you are reading about it, but every meter in the 30 km is beautiful, stunning and leaves an indelible imprint on the heart!

    Highlights
    : In these forests, when the rhododendron bushes begin to flower, you will notice something breathtaking and exquisite. The full glory of these bushes and the bright red color, with white, pink and purple cannot be described in words. Rather, it has to be experienced. One of the major highlights of this place is the TMJ route, where you can get views of Everest and Kanchanjunga mountains.

    Location
    : TMJ route.


  • 71 Ilam

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    Explore the stunning beauty of Nepal by visiting Illam, a municipality zone in the Ilam District. The hilly region, known as the Mahabharata range is popular for its tea-production. So, if you are a tea enthusiast and want to be them being made from ground up, then Illam is the place for you.

    Highlights
    : The major highlight of Illam is that it is a quiet, serene place. So, if you are looking for a serene place where you can rest and enjoy with your family, then this is it. And that’s not all! This municipality is known for its stunning natural sceneries as well. So, while at the mountains, you can enjoy the panorama of the hills, fog, mist and the beautiful blue skies. Or else, visit acres of farms to see tea gardens and production.

    Location
    : Mechi Zone, Illam District. 

    Timings
    :Open at all times.


  • 72 The Koshi Tappu

    Image Credit : The Koshi Tappu
    Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is the smallest of Terai’s National Park. However, it is a birdwatcher’s paradise. The grassland habitat is home to almost 500 species of birds and is also the habitat for endangered water buffalo species called the arna. This place was founded in 1976 and it is located on Sapt Kosi river, one of the tributaries of River Ganga

    Highlights
    : The wildlife reserve is certainly a serene arena, where you can enjoy rare species of birds, from Swamp francolin to Sarus Crane and Bengal Florican. During the winters, migratory species from Siberia and Tibet welcome you. This place is popular for gangetic dolphins as well, along with marsh muggers, golden jackals, blue bulls, deer, civet cats and porcupines. Visit the bridge at Koshi Barrage to spot gangetic dolphins. You will be surprised with the number of animals and the natural beauty that can be observed at this place.

    Location
    : Bairawa, Nepal.


  • 73 Haat Bazaar

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    Nepal’s second largest city is home to several industries, agriculture, places of interest and centers of commerce. But what makes it more interesting is the Haat Bazaar, a local marketplace where you can have a gala time. It is one of those markets that will rejuvenate you, where shoppers will find delight and where everyone gets something!

     Highlights: Haat Bazaar is a leading open market, which is located in the Eastern region of the city. This place is quite well known for its fresh produce. Since Biratpur is a land of agriculture, you can find a number of fresh items, including vegetables and fruits. This place is also reckoned as a culturally important place as small-scale farmers get the incredible opportunity to earn here. The Haat Bazaar has several small vendor stores as well, where you can find memorabilia or enjoy eating some local food.

    Location
    : Biratpur.

    Timings
    : From 8 am to 10 pm.

    Price
    : Free entry.


  • 74 Annapurna Base Camp

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    If you are ready to embark on an adventure, if you are ready to take a step ahead in trekking, then the Annapurna Base Camp is the right option for you. The trek is recommended for those who have already handled moderate difficulty trek, as the steep trek, with difficult walking trails is meant for experienced trek lovers.



    Highlights:Sheltered from storms and unaffected, the trek takes about 7-10 days depending on the option you take. The domineering peaks of Annapurna and Fishtail are visible during this summit. The paths are stunningly beautiful. The mossy jungles and snow-speckled expanses at this place and the gorgeous sunlight will melt your heart.

    Location: Pokhara.

    Things to keep in mind
    :This trek is considered moderate to difficult. So, know the weather before embarking on the trek and don’t forget to carry an extra pair of hiking boots and socks. Make sure you have a wind-protective sleeping bag.


  • 75 Ghorepani Hill

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    Experience stunning views of the Annapurna range. Enjoy eating hearty meals during this introductory trek. If you are interested in doing a safe, beginner’s level trek, then this oddly comfortable trek is the right option for you.



    Highlights:The trek usually takes 2-5 days, depending on the tour you decide to go with. The energizing fresh mountains and the enthralling natural beauty of dramatic Annapurna range will cast an impression on your mind. The leisurely trip will also involve a cultural exchange, giving travelers the opportunity to meet and greet people from Nepali. The trek usually begins from Poon Hill and provides you a chance to discover Lake City of Pokhara.

    Location: Poon Hill.

    Things to keep in mind
    : For this trek, don’t forget to take trekking boots and hiking socks with you. The temperatures can drop sometimes and therefore, carrying a fleece jacket, with a wind-protector is an ideal option.


  • 76 Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve

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    Shuklaphanta is a wildlife hunting reserve in Kanchanpur district and is the most popular testimony of nature conservation in South Asia. It is the first national park of Nepal and is also included in the world heritage sites as well. The forest has always remained undisturbed which makes it the choicest wildlife reserve.

    The reserve caters to some 24 species of mammals along with 350 species of birds and 14 species of fish. You will also find Nilgai and Jackal in this wildlife reserve.



    Highlights
    : The reserve has accommodated some 200 swamp deer along with 50 wild elephants and 30 tigers.

    Best months to visit
    : October to April.

    Prices
    : Rs.5000.

    Location
    : Mahakali, Nepal


  • 77 Hanuman Dhoka

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    Founded during the 4thto 8thcentury, AD, Hanuman Dhoka is the royal palace in Kathmandu. This considerably expanded place is one of the most stunning destinations in the region. The sprawling palace, which was damaged during the 2015 earthquake is now extensively restored.

     After the restoration, people would be able to access the stunning courtyards and museums of this place without a hassle. The palace is impressive in mature. It is believed that Hanumana guarded important parts of this palace because of Lord Rama



    Highlights:There’s a statue at this place that dates from 1672 AD and the god’s face seems to have disappeared due to application of vermillion by the devotees that come here from all over the world. The palace otherwise has large courtyards. Once the palace reopens, you can enjoy the handsome courtyard at the entrance and then, visit the Narsingha Statue or go to the audience chamber.

    Location
    :Kathmandu Square.

    Timings
    :Admission Fee with Durbar Square Ticket.

    Price
    :10: 30 am to 4 pm.


  • 78 Lumbini

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    Centuries ago, in 563 BC, one of the greatest figures in world history was born. Called Siddhartha Gautama, this man went on to become the founder of Buddhism. That’s why it is no surprise that Lumbini is a part of the World Heritage Listed. The place has a huge spiritual-cultural significance and attracts Buddhists and pilgrims from all over the world.



    Highlights:The spiritual heart of Lumbini is Maya Devi Temple. This is the place where Queen Maya Devi gave birth of Gautama Buddha. Close to the place you will find pillar of Ashoka, one of the main proponents of Buddhism, along with stupas and its ancient ruins. A number of monks in saffron-robed clothing can also be seen. This temple is set in the park grounds, which is known as Lumbini Development Zone. Japanese architect Kenzo Tange began designing it in 1978 and the work is still in progress, including landscaped lakes and monasteries. When you visit here, don’t rush and take a few hours to look around.

    Location
    : Near Bhairawa, Nepal.


  • 79 Casino Royale

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    Get ready to look suave. Style yourself in a tuxedo and throw away your backpack for a while. Polish up on some Sean Connery impressions and explore the royal world of Casino Royale, one of the most popular casinos in the country. This former Rana Palace at the Yak and Yeti Hotel is the perfect place to hang out in a sophisticated fashion.

     Highlights:One of the leading casinos in the area, the place has a number of tables where you can enjoy gambling, card games and other plays. If you stay here long enough, you may even get the opportunity to enjoy sumptuous dinner buffets. Frequented by tourists and locales alike, the casino is an ideal place for a conversation or for socializing. Oh! And don’t forget to try slot machines.

    Location
    :Located in Kathmandu.

    Timings
    :Open from morning till late night.

    Prices
    : Entry is fee, but you have to pay for playing games.


  • 80 Pashupatinath Temple

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    Hinduism is the most widely followed religion in Nepal. The country has embraced this religion and respects it with several sacred places of interest, including Pashupatinath Temple. The sacred place is considered one of the most important temples in the world. The complex is on UNESCO World Heritage Sites’ list for decades. The extensive Hindu temple has a sprawling collection of images, inscriptions, ashrams, temples and images. 



    Highlights
    :There are 12 Jyotirlinga in India and the one in Nepal is the head over this body. The temple has 275 holy abodes of Shiva as well. Temple architecture is quite intriguing as it is built in Nepalese pagoda style of architecture. The wooden rafters are carved to perfection whereas the overall foundation is like cubic constructions. The sacro sanctum here is that of s stone Mukhalinga, or a linga with a face.

    Location
    :Kathmandu.

    Timings
    :Open 24 hours.

    Price
    :USD 4-10.

  • 81 Chitwan National Park

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    Located at the foothills of Himalayas, Chitwan National Park is Nepal’s first national park. This park was granted the status of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984 while it was established in 1973. Originally, this national park served as the winter hunting ground for the Nepal’s ruling class till the end of the 19th century. Covering over 932 sq. km of forest area, marshland and rippling grassland, this national park is an ideal Asian place for experiencing wildlife.



    Highlights
    :It is well known for its one horned rhinos, leopards, tigers, elephants, sloth bears and over 540 species of birds. Stay in one the luxury lodges located outside the national park’s boundaries for experiencing the Chitwan National Park at its best.

    Location
    :Nepal.

    Price
    :Park entry/person –USD 22 (foreigners), USD 15 (SAARC nationals) and USD 1 (Nepalese); Government elephant safari cost/person – USD 40 (foreigners), USD 15 (SAARC nationals) and USD 3(Nepalese).


  • 82 Helambu Trek

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    Helambu is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal that should be visited. It is also spectacular for trekking and similar purposes. If you ready to embark on an adventure, then Helambu Trek is just the right option for you. The place, is famous for its sweet apples as well as artistic Buddhist pilgrimage sites.



    Highlights
    :The trek is usually 8-10 days long, although it can be completed in 5 days as well. The normal trail starts from place called Sundarijal, which has a small dam and hydroelectric station. This place then takes you through different villages and districts. Other starting positions can include Nagarkot, Kakani and Sankhu.

    Location
    : Helambu, 30 km from Kathmandu. The starting place for trek differs from region to region and depends upon the length of trek.


  • 83 Garden of Dreams

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    The beautifully restored Swapna Baigicha, also known as Garden of Dreams offers respite and rejuvenation from the stresses of the world. It is one of the most stunning places in the world. The garden was built in 1920s and has been brought back to life by Austrian financed team. The stunningly restored garden has gorgeous and refined details.



    Highlights
    :Some of the main highlights of this place includes marble inscription from Omar Khayam’s Rubaiyat, beautiful fountains and ponds. The palace is home to a quirky ‘hidden garden’ as well. It also features three pavilions. The place is ideal for going out for a picnic or just to marvel at the human-nature interaction. The place is a must visit for travelers.

    Location
    :Kathmandu.

    Timings
    :Open from 9 am to 10 pm. Last entry is at 9 pm.

    Price
    : USD 2-4 depending on adults or children.


  • 84 Durbar Square

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    Durbar square will take you to the king’s era and will surely give you the feeling of royalty. It is this place where the kings were crowned and were legitimised to rule that particular palace. You can simply sit in the terraced world and let the world go by. If you want to explore more, the best thing would be to start from the old valley.



    Highlights
    :
     
    Price
    : $10 USD

    Best months to visit
    : October and sometime in the afternoon is best time to visit the place.

  • 85 Baraha Chhetra

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    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.


  • 86 Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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    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.


  • 87 Ashok Binayak

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    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.


  • 88 Pilgrims Book House

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    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.


  • 89 Monasteries in Kathmandu

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    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.


  • 90 Dakshinkali Temple Nepal

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    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


  • 91 Nagarkot

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    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.


  • 92 Chhauni Museum

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    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


  • 93 Durbar Square Kathmandu

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    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.


  • 94 Tamang Heritage Trail !

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    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.


  • 95 Thamel

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    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.


  • 96 Royal Botanical Gardens

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    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.


  • 97 the Casino Royale

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    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.


  • 98 Kopan Monastery

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    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

  • 99 National Museum of Nepal

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    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.

  • 100 Kathesimbhu Stupa

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    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.