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  • Trekking in Kathmandu offers you the one of the best breath-taking mountain views without climbing high. If you want to taste the real trekking experience you can trek the famous Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Gangja Pass Trek which is not just challenging but gives you an amazing opportunity to have the panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas.

    You can also witness the natural diversity with cultural heritage. You can also trek to Tsume Valley Trekking which is situated in northern Gorkha. The trekking experience will let you enjoy some of the most challenging experiences which you haven’t witnessed in your entire life.

    Here are some of the best Kathmandu trekking places:

  • 01Annapurna 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.

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    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.
  • 02EBC,Gokyo and Cho-la Pass

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    Tucked away to the Western Side of Everest Base Camp is the Ri Trail, Gokoyo and Cho-la Pass, which is perfect for those who want grandeur views, five terrific alpine lakes. This is one of the most adventurous treks for seasoned trekkers. It combines the Everest Base camp as well as Gokyo Valley with the highest elevation of almost 5500 meters.



    Highlights
    :The trip highlights include sensational views of snow-capped mountains and dramatic landscapes. The place is well known for its warmth hospitality as well. Trekkers will also get the opportunity to explore Buddhist culture, diverse ethnicities and pristine lakes. The trek usually includes Sagarmatha National Park as well.

    Location
    :Kathmandu.

    Things to keep in mind
    :The trek is difficult and therefore, make sure that you get the right sleeping bags, fleece jackets with wind-protection factor. Always carry sunscreen and water bottles among other necessary items.
  • 03Arun 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.
  • 04Gosaikunda 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.

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    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.
  • 05Tamang Heritage Trail !

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

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    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.
  • 06Tsume 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.

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    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.
  • 07Island Peak Climbing

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    Live your dream of conquering the mountains with Island Peak Climbing Trek! This trek is a great Himalayan experience and you get to enjoy glacier travel, snow and ice with the chance to ascend thousands of meters down the mountain.



     Highlights:The Island Peak Climbing trek will give you the opportunity to enjoy the warmth of friendly people in Nepal, magnificent scenery and length-breadth of cultural traditions. That makes this trek a refined blend of outdoor adventure and cultural exploration. The rewarding hike will take you through the summit of 18450 foot Kala Pattar and even offers spectacular panorama of Mount Everest- the largest mountain in the world.

    Location
    :The trek starts from Kathmandu. The journey continues to Imja Tse and Island Peak.

    Things to keep in mind
    :Carry first aid box with major medicines with you. Always carry a fleece jacket and other winter clothing. Don’t forget to take a well-stocked backpack.
  • 08Langtang Gangja Pass Trek

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    If you are a nature lover, then embark on the amazing, adrenaline pumping Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek that will help you appreciate the beauty of nature. The trek, which rises to over 5,000 meters offers tremendous panoramic views, challenges your abilities and takes you through the cultural exploration of the country.

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    Highlights
    :During the trek, you will encounter stunning green rhododendron and bamboo forests, which are simply breathtaking. You will also witness majestic waterfalls and snow-capped Himalayas, one of the highlights that makes this trek so diverse in nature. The trek can be undertaken from September to November or from March to May.

    Location
    :The trek begins from Kathmandu.

    Things to keep in mind
    :This trek is usually for 10-14 days, so make sure that you carry enough items, including a backpack, sleeping bag, right hiking socks and boots, among winter clothing and a first aid box.
  • 09Everest Base Camp Trekking

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    Everest is a daunting summit. It soars so high that even trekking at its base camp is a challenging adventure. Trek to the Everest Base Camp is arguably the experience of a lifetime. This trek allows you to step foot on the breathtaking Everest, the highest mountain in the world. The base camp is usually for 14 days and you get days to discover popular cities, hill stations and villages in the region.

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    Highlights
    :The base camp is recommended from March-mid May and from Sept-mid November as otherwise, the season is wet and climbing can be difficult. The trek will take you through the diverse regions in the country and bring you up-close and personal with the culture of Nepal.

    Location
    :The trek usually begins from Kathmandu.

    Things to keep in mind
    :Have some obligatory items, such as warm clothes, UV sun-block, hiking boots and other items. Don’t take unnecessary things for the trip. However, keep a first-aid box.
  • 10Annapurna 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.

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    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.
  • 11Annapurna Circuit Trek

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    Annapurna, one of the largest mountains in the world is most famous for its trek. The treks here go beyond the nature sight-seeing and take into account the Nepalese culture, diverse ethnicities and rustic mountain life in general. The Annapurna circuit is within the range of central Nepal. The total length is from 160-230 km, which makes it a moderate-difficult trek.

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    Highlights
    :The trek rises to 5,400 m on Thorung La Pass and even touches the Tibetan plateau. This trek is usually 15-20 days and you will walk through numerous river crossings over steel-wooden suspension bridges.

    Location
    :The trek usually begins from Kathmandu and the first trek is towards Khudi. If you have to shorten the trek, fly out from Jomsom Airport in Jomsom.

    Things to keep in mind
    : Carry large water bottles, sleeping bags, fleece blankets and winter clothing as the weather gets quite bitterly cold.
  • 12Helambu 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.
  • 13Day Trek to Phulchowki in Kathmandu

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    About the Activity:

    • Phulchowki is the highest hill situated in the south of Kathmandu valley well acclaimed for its vegetation (Botanical Garden) and bird watching.
    • Kick-start your trekking expedition, with a 14 km drive towards south of Kathmandu for about 40 minutes by private car.
    • On reaching Godavari (with Botanical Garden) start hiking gradually uphill through dense sub - tropical forest for four hours.
    • The eye-catching view of eastern part of Annapurna range to Gaurishanker in the east, breathtaking view of Kathmandu valley are some expected delights that you will encounter on this trek.
    • Post lunch (at your own expense), hike downhill following the same trail to Godavari for about 2 hours and drive back to Kathmandu. 
    • Enjoy the nature at Phulchowki and Godawori with this pleasant trip.
  • 149 Days Trek to Helembu in Kathmandu

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    About the Activity:

    • Embark on this 9 days 8 night trek to the Helambu trek to the north of Kathmandu Valley. 
    • Get picked up from the airport in a shared vehicle and transfer to the hotel.
    • Enjoy the amazing Himalayan scenery at the border with Tibet and monasteries makes a trek an enthralling experience.
    • Trek through the trail  to Helambu climbs on to the Shivpuri ridge from where you can enjoy sweeping views of the central Himalayas.
    • The trial leads to the twisted river of Himalayas and the villages nearby those scenic rivers with crystal clear water flowing through it.
    • This Helambu trekking is one of the most popular short trekking holidays in Nepal, giving easy access to the high mountains of Himalayas with a reasonable time-frame and without the exposure to high altitude.
    • End your tour by getting dropped back to the airport and depart for home.
  • 1510 Days Tamang Heritage Trek in Kathmandu

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    About the Activity:

    • Enthrall in this exciting 10 days 9 nights trek to the Tamang Heritage and get a chance to explore the amazing beauty of this region.
    • Get picked up from the airport in a private car or bus and transfer to the hotel. Explore the nearby places once you reach your hotel.
    • Tamang Heritage Trek is a thrilling experience that provides you with a close insight into the lifestyle of Tamang people along with picturesque landscapes that you will cherish forever.
    • Make your way through ancient Tibetan monasteries, Rhododendron and Bamboo Forests, surpass majestic waterfalls and enjoy stunning views of snow-capped Himalayas.
    • You will get an opportunity to witness panoramic views of mountain ranges like Lirung, Langtang Kerung, Chimse Danda ridge crossed by Ganjala Pass and various other equally majestic peaks.
    • This is an ideal trek to explore the unique Tamang culture while visiting their native land.
    • End this exciting trek after getting drop back to the airport and depart for home.



Trekking in Kathmandu

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About the Destinations: A desire for the trekkers, the Mt Everest peak of the Himalayan Range is considered as a dream come true circuit for the adventure junkies. Reaching an astounding height of 8,848m above the sea level, this highest mountain in the world boats of its enthralling, extreme challenging terrains and magical views of the Everest. While on this trek, you will trekking to the South Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Spreading across 15 days, the entire trek revolves around the mighty peak and will take you to a towering height of 5,364m. During the entire expedition, be sure to ex
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About the Destinations: The Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, is one of the most enthralling and appealing treks in the world. Covering a total distance of around 160-230km, this fascinating trek reaches an astounding height of 5,400m while passing through the Thorung La Pass. Taking the trekkers through scenic patches of lush and dense thickets, several exhilarating trails, narrow passes and challenging terrains, this trek circuit is also amongst one of the most popular trails in the entire world. In addition to all the challenges and obstacles, the trek also makes it for a journey through the
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To Book call 07822094640 !Dates: 21 May 2017, 1 October 2017About the Destination: With its daunting summit soaring high up above the mountain, trekking in Everest Base camp is definitely the adventure for you.  The Everest, one of the most sought after tourist destination in Nepal is known for its incandescent beauty with the magnificent peaks and hills. At an altitude of 29, 035 ft, Everest creates the perfect spot for the trekkers with the vast blue sky in the backdrop. Covered by the snow capped mountains and the vast greenery, Everest Base Camp trek is one of the dream destination for t
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Attractions

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Kathesimbhu Stupa

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



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

Location
:Kathmandu, Nepal.

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

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

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



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

Price
: Rs 150

Location
: Chhauni Road, Kathmandu.

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

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

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



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

Location
: Kopan, Kathmandu.

Best time to visit
: June.

Price
: US$25
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the Casino Royale

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

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


 Location:The Casino is located in Kathmandu.

Cost
:USD 50-1000.

Best Time
:All around the year.

Difficulty Level
:Easy.
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Royal Botanical Gardens

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


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

Location
: Godavari, Kathmandu.
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Thamel

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



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

Location
: Thamel, Kathmandu.

Timings
: From morning till night.

Price
:Entry is free.
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Tamang Heritage Trail !

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



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

Location
:Kathmandu.

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

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

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



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

Location
: Durbar Square, Kathmandu.

Timings
: From early morning to night.
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Chhauni Museum

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

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

Location: Tahachal, Kathmandu.

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

Price: USD 2-5
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Nagarkot

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



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

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

Location
: Nagarkot, Bhaktapur District.

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

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



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

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

Prices: Free of cost
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Monasteries in Kathmandu

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

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



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

Location
:Kathmandu District.

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

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



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

Location
:Kathmandu, Nepal.

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

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

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



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

Location
:Kathmandu.

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

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



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

Location
: Pokhara.

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

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
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Price
: $10 USD

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