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  • Places to visit in Nepal encompasses Phewa Lake, Pashupatinath Temple, Sagarmatha National Park, Langtang National Park, Visit Swayambhunath Stupa, Devi’s Fall and many more tourist sights that any traveller would like to watch. With some of the most beautiful locations in the lap of Himalayas, Nepal is surely gifted when it comes to natural beauty.

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    Be it the snow-capped towering mountains around, or the green valleys, the country of Nepal will never stop to dazzle you with its unadulterated, and in some cases, untouched beauty. Be it the serene land of Pokhara Valley, or the tranquil temples spread across the entirety of Nepal, or the famous Durbar Square of the three major cities of the country, this place has something that you just can't say no to. 

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    Home to some of the highest peaks of the world, the country knows how to stand tall amidst all that the tourists' expectations. You can even feel on top of the world as you hike around the peaks. Also, visit the Langtang National Park, which lies in close proximity of the Trishuli River. While you are in Nepal, experience the River Rafting at Trishuli only @ INR 4410

    This country is home to both the Muktinath Temple and the Boudhanath Stupa, which is also the largest stupa in Asia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. All in all, there is a lot to see in Nepal, and all these reasons must inspire you to come out of your comfort zone and plan a trip to this heavenly abode.
  • Must Visit Tourist Places in Nepal

  • 01Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal 2018

    Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal 2018
    • d15 Daysn14 Nights
    • lKathmandu
    • NNNNN1372 ratings
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      Code: 7294933

    To Book Call 9024594670

    December 2018: 15, 22
    March 2019:- 1,7,14,21,27
    April 2019:- 4,6,11,18,25
    May 2019:- 2,9,18,25
    June 2019:- 1
    Sept 2019:- 7,14,19,26
    Oct 2019:- 3,10,17,24,31
    Nov 2019:- 7,14,16,23,30
    Dec 2019:- 7,14,21

    About 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 the trekkers. And the best thing about this place is that you will be in the midst of the friendliest people.

    For a close encounter with the Everest summit, Everest Base Camp is the best trek for you. In this trek, you will be trekking to an altitude of 17,600 ft ft passing through the quaint villages, grassy paths, steep rocks etc. You will be trekking in the trails of the footsteps of legendary adventurers and mountaineer like Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary. Nothing beats the excitement and thrill that holds the travellers on while ascending the Everest and watching it very close. 

    EBC is a double treat for the nature lovers and the photography enthusiast where you can click some of the best shots.  You will be experiencing a lot of snowfalls while you are on the trek. The moment you reach an altitude of 5365 meters you will feel as if you are standing in a globe of a snowball. Catch the first glimpse of the Khumbu icefall during your trek. Not just get a chance to explore the forest, valleys and waterfalls but also, you will get a chance to learn about the culture of the legendary people Sherpas who are known to be Mountain Climbers.  

    It’s time to take up your adventure to a whole new level. Not just treat yourself to this exciting trek but also learn a lot about the people and cultures of this region. Known for its magnificent beauty with the mountain peaks, glacial moraines and valleys, Everest Base Camp is the one place you wouldn't want to miss this year.

    Quick Facts:

    Maximum Altitude: 18,513 ft

    Difficulty Level: Difficult

    Airport: Kathmandu, Nepal

    Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Kathmandu.

    ATM: Namche Bazaar has the last ATM point before your trek begins.


    Everest Base Camp Highlights

    - With the high passes and the white misty glaciers, Everest Base Camp trek will give you an experience of a lifetime.

    - On this trek, you will trek to the foothills of the Everest, the world’s highest mountain.

    - You will be trekking in some of the challenging treks like Kala Pattar, Nangkartshang Peak, and Everest Base Camp.

    - Get a chance to explore the amazing beauty of the Katmandu and learn about the people and their culture.

    - Visit the ancient Thami and Tengboche monasteries and investigate the beauty of the Sherpa village.

    - Also, visit the school established by Sir Edmund Hillary in the mountain village of Khumjung.

    Best Time to travel to Everest Base Camp Trek

    Travelling to Mount Everest has its on-peak and off-peak seasons. For ordinary tourists, the golden season to take a Mt. Everest tour would be in April, May, early-June, September and October, and early November. At these times of the year, the skies are clearer, with very few days where visibility is even slightly limited.

    There is very little rain and snow, and daytime temperatures, while not the hottest in the year, are well above freezing, and quite comfortable for trekking and touring the region. Although, you will still need some warm clothes for the nights, which can still get quite cold.

    However, tours to Mount Everest can be arranged at any time of year, given an individuals’ unique preference. As long as you are not a professional mountaineer with a particular time frame to summit the mountain, Everest Base Camp welcomes you whenever you come.


    Tips for Everest Base Camp

    1) Bring enough money: There are no ATMs in Lukla, so one is advised to carry enough money with them in case of need for an emergency. And even for buy trekking equipments in Kathmandu. It is one of the best and cheapest place to buy the same.

    2) Bring your own Tea: Yes, tea is very expensive at the Everest. But getting hot water won’t cost you much. Carry your own tea bags to be used while on the trek.

    3) Mentally prepare yourself: As this is not an easy trek, you should prepare yourself mentally for the task that is ahead of you. This means, be prepared for extreme weather conditions, All accommodation on the trek to Everest Base Camp is in small tea houses, run by the local Sherpa people or Mountain Lodges. There are options for showers lower down on the trail, if you decide to use them, however, many people keep clean by using baby wipes and a bowl of warm water each day. The toilet situations can be difficult at times, as in the tea houses they are generally not Western-style toilets, rather just a hole in the ground instead of a toilet bowl. 

    4) What to Carry: Warm clothes, sun glasses, trekking boots, gloves, trekking stick, woolen caps among other trekking equipments you want to carry. However, the most important thing to bring is a good pair of trekking shoes that you have hiked in previously. Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking clothes that are both cheap and of decent quality. If you can bring your own sleeping bag otherwise you can rent one for about 500-600 rupees a day.

    5) Prepare for extreme weather: If it’s sunny you might be surprised at how warm it can get during the day. Most trekkers wear t-shirts and shorts for the first few days while the elevation is still low. When the sun sets the temperatures drop quick. Wear a warm hat while sleeping and take a Nalgene bottle filled with hot water and keep it in your sleeping bag to stay warm. 

    6) Stay Hydrated: Make sure to drink plenty of water while on the trek. Do carry extra water bottles with you at all times.

    7) Altitude Headaches: A headache can be one of the first signs of altitude problems.  Do carry suitable medications for the same. Small headaches are common and should not stop you from trekking or worry you. However if it persists or increases, it might be advisable to ascend or even trek down.

    8) Avoid the Sun: Taking care of your skin and eyes are important. Sunburns happen much quicker at high elevation so make sure to apply sunscreen a few times a day and wear a hat. Sunglasses are a must have and if you wear prescription glasses it’s good to come to Nepal with a pair of prescription sunglasses or at least clip-ons.

    9) Dress in Layers: Layering allows you to easily regulate your body temperature and stay comfortable while trekking.  It’s even better if your layers have zippers so that you have even more control of your body temperature. 

    10) Bring a camera: This trek is one of the most beautiful Himalayan Treks. So much so, that one would want to stop at every step and take pictures to make memories for life.

    11) Bring Extra Batteries/Charging Packs: In the cold, your batteries will die much quicker than they do at home. This holds true for basically every kind of electronic you'll be using from phones to cameras to kindles. While some of the tea houses allow you to charge things, they all charge you for it (some more than others). An easy way to avoid this is to bring spare batteries and a portable charger.

  • 02Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Nepal 2018

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Nepal 2018
    • d9 Daysn8 Nights
    • lPokhara
    • NNNNN380 ratings
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      Code: 7294933

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    Departure Dates:

    Sep: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    Oct: 6, 13, 20, 27
    Nov: 3, 10, 17, 24

    About the Destination:  

    The host to not one, not two but six massive peaks of the Himalayas – The Annapurna Massif lies in the northern region of Nepal and Annapurna Base Camp trek is a stunning opportunity to relish the giant. While the peaks themselves stretch over 55km, the Annapurna base camp trek brings you within breath-taking distance of the 7,000m high ranges after a trek of few days from Pokhara. Few mountains can boast of the raw beauty that the base camp of Annapurna possesses! It brings you through oak, pine, rhododendron and merrily dancing rice fields to a silvery carpet of snow and capricious slopes of lush valleys. Annapurna range satiates your thirst for adventure with the unending peaks of the mountains right from Pokhara and before the start of the trek itself, you will be able to gain the picturesque beauty of all the mountain peaks. When you reach Ghandruk, the distinct views of Machapuchare, Annapurna South, and other peaks will be possibly seen.

    Machapuchare, an important peak in the range is also known as the fish-tailed mountain and protected highly and tourists arrive here in plenty for its exquisite beauty. Natives believe that it is an abode of Lord Shiva. From the base camp of Machapuchare, one can capture the views of Annapurna 1, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Moreover, the Annapurna Base Camp is considered to hold a small cluster of lodges that offer the mystical sights of the Annapurna Glacier situated on the opposite side alongside the towering glaciers called Gangapurna, Gandharvachuli, and Machapuchare.

    On Annapurna Base Camp trek, you have a wide range of landscapes to be covered and the tricky, long trails that go through the variety of forests filled with rhododendron, fern and bamboo trees. After Sinuwa, while you enter Annapurna Sanctuary, nature becomes dense with seamless forests and greenery. There, oak trees become dominant. The forests coming your way until you reach the Machapuchare Base Camp will have tall grass and tall trees along with some flowering ones as well to make your trails filled with happy smiles.

    About the Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

    The trail that progresses towards the Annapurna Base Camp is bedecked with scenery and sights of every kind imaginable. Steady and gradual climbs through its dense forests and fertile terrace fields bring us to be amazed by the majestic and upright peaks of the Annapurna Mountains. Nayapul, Ghandruk, Sinuwa, Deurali and the base camp are the spots you will stay overnight during the trek.

    Traversing the scenic vistas, over course of nine days you will be engaging yourselves trekking through carpeted ridges and ravines to arrive at Machapuchare Base Camp (3700m) and finally towards the destination of this epic journey, Annapurna Base Camp, and then back to Pokhara.

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights:

    - Trek to Annapurna Base Camp is classified as a classic tea house trekking expedition since you will be staying in lodges that can accommodate around 25 people and are run by locals.

    - This trek is a great opportunity to interact with the local people and know the Buddhist culture prevailing in the villages and taste the local dishes.

    - Since the trekking happens around a vast area of Annapurna Conservation Area, you will be able to spot much rare flora and fauna as it is home to 1226 species of plants, 102 mammals, 474 birds, 22 amphibians and so on.

    - This is a trek attempted by hundreds of foreigners as well as natives and when it is October, the views become outstanding and the roads will be filled with so many people from all over the world. Experience diversities gets unified by this amazing trek.

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek Weather Conditions:

    Most routes leading to the base camp have little danger by the snow cover but you must be cautious in the spring. At the lower elevations, spring brings joy with multiple flowers but at the top, it will be filled with snow. It is a great time to do trekking during the months of the spring season. Also, since it is located at a great height, weather conditions are really fluctuating but autumn season experience quite a steady weather. Hence it is considered to be the most suitable time to do trekking.

    At Pokhara, the day temperature will be between 15°C to20°C in October. Night temperatures will be 0 to 5°C. It will fall to 0°C at Machapuchare Basecamp and Annapurna Base camp. Snow cover will not be there to hinder you in October but if you choose April, then you will likely witness snow near to Machapuchare Base Camp and near ABC.


    Quick Facts:

    Duration of the Tour:  9D/8N

    Temperature: Day: 15°C to 20 °C and Night: 0°C to 5°C

    Maximum Altitude: 13,550 ft

    Meal Types: Veg Meals

    Difficulty Level: Moderate-Difficult

    Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Pokhara.

    ATM: Pokhara

  • 03Kathmandu Bazaar Walking Tour - Flat 24% off

    Kathmandu Bazaar Walking Tour - Flat 24% off
    • h2 Hours
    • lKathmandu
    • NNNNN34 ratings
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    About the Activity:

    - Walking through the city is one of the best ways to explore the culture of a place, and the way the life moves. This walking tour of the attractions of Kathmandu is a great experience in the country of Nepal.
    - With an English speaking guide in tow, you will walk through the city and venture into the busy markets of Asan Tole and Indra Chowk. Throughout the tour, your guide will keep you up with little snippets from the history of the city.
    - You will get to see buildings made in the Newari style terraces, and Nyalon (Fish Stone). Moving on from here, you will be going to see the Annapurna Ajima Temple and Aksh Bhairab Shrine, and the remains of Yita Chapo, which took a hit in the 2015 earthquakes.
    - Take some time to admire the courtyards of  Takse Baha, Kwathu Baha, Haku Baha, Dhalasikna Baha, Dagu Baha, and many others. The tour will start from the famous Electric Pagoda Cafe in Kathmandu.
    - The tour operates in 2 slots: Evening (2:30 PM) and Morning (7:30 AM).
  • 04Kathmandu Heritage Tour

    Kathmandu Heritage Tour
    • h6 Hours
    • lKathmandu
    • NNNNN41 ratings
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    About the Activity:

    • This tour is carefully designed for all those travelers who share a huge interest in art, culture, lifestyle and historical sites around Kathmandu valley.
    • A visit to the UNESCO declared World heritage sites of Nepal would be the best opportunity for researcher, students, teachers or historian to collect historical and socio-cultural artifacts of the three historic cities.
    • There are as many as 10 UNESCO heritage sites in this landlocked Himalayan country. Eight of them represent cultural sites and two are natural heritage sites.
    • Kathmandu- the capital city of Nepal is well known for stunning ancient temples, Stupas, Monuments, and Historical sites.
    • Spend a fair-share of your time enjoying these wonderful architecture and art masterpieces. Admire the awe-inspiring architecture of ancient temples and the intricate design of the Malla era palatial building.

  • 05Nagarkot Sunrise Day Tour - Flat 20% off

    Nagarkot Sunrise Day Tour - Flat 20% off
    • h3 Hours
    • lKathmandu
    • NNNNN27 ratings
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    About the Activity:

    - A country full of high mountains and mesmerizing scenes, the hill of Nagarkot holds a special value in the eyes of all those who visit Nepal. You can experience an amazing sunrise from Nagarkot Hill.
    - From 2000 m above sea level, you can see the rising sun in the early morning hours, as well as see the rays casting a golden charm on the top of some of the most amazing mountains of the Himalayas, including but not limited to, Mt Everest.
    - Get picked up from the hotel at about 4:30 in the morning and drive for an hour to reach the hill. After seeing the amazing sunrise, you will also get to enjoy a warm and delicious breakfast on the top of the hill.
    - The transfer will then drop you off to the hotel, bringing the experience to an end.

    Minimum No. Of People Required: 2
  • 06Sightseeing in Kathmandu - Flat 30% off

    Sightseeing in Kathmandu - Flat 30% off
    • h7 Hours
    • lKathmandu
    • NNNNN26 ratings
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    About the Activity:

    • Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal considered as the hub of culture and various races of people living together.
    • Enthrall in this delightful sightseeing tour that takes you through typical, famous and historic places such as the Monkey Temple, Basantapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swyambhunath and famous temple of Pashupatinath.
    • Begin the tour by driving to the Durbar Square, a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • After visiting Kathmandu Durbar square move for a visit to the famous Boudhanath Stupa. Visit Swyambhunath, which is a holy place of utmost importance for Buddhism. 
    • You can opt for visiting the Pashupatinath Temple at Bagmati river, before you return to the beginning point of the activity where the experience comes to an end.

  • 07Bungamati & Khokana Village Tour in Nepal - Flat 25% off

    Bungamati & Khokana Village Tour in Nepal - Flat 25% off
    • h4 Hours
    • lKathmandu
    • NNNNN33 ratings
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    About the Activity:

    - The countryside is always beautiful and a testimony of that are the villages of Bungamati & Khokana in Nepal. Disconnected and inaccessible, these villages will take you on a ride back in time as you go by seeing their everyday lives.
    - Bungamati, famous for the woodcarvers and the craftsmen, is where you will head first. After spending some time with the locals, you will head to the shrine of Rato Macchendranath, patron god of Patan, alongside other religious monuments.
    - You will then head to the famous Mustard Oil Producing village of Khokana, which is especially renowned for their way of extracting it. Also, you will be visiting the three-story temple of Shikali Mai, the local deity. 
    - The tour starts from the Electric Pagoda Cafe in Kathmandu, and you can also avail transportation from you hotel to the starting point in a rickshaw.
  • 08Manakamana Day Tour in Kathmandu - Flat 30% off

    Manakamana Day Tour in Kathmandu - Flat 30% off
    • h13 Hours
    • lKathmandu
    • NNNNN38 ratings
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    About the Activity:

    - Neighbored by countries of varied beliefs, Nepal has its own set of pilgrimage sites that hold utmost importance in the eyes of the pilgrims. One such great place is the temple of Manakamana or Manokamana in Nepal.
    - Blessed with the shrine of Goddess Bhagwati, who is believed to grant wishes to the ones who visit her temple.
    - The ride to the temple begins when the guide comes to pick you up from your hotel lobby and transfers you to the base of the hill. From here on, a scenic cable car ride, through forests and in plain view of the mountain ranges, takes you to the top where the temple is located. 
    - The ride gives you expansive views of the regions of Manakamana and Chitwan of Nepal. Arrive at the temple and pray for you what you desire, before getting dropped back at the hotel, bringing the experience to an end.
  • 09Visit Boudhanath (Stupa)

    Visit Boudhanath (Stupa)
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    A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest stupas in the world, the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu is a significant place in Buddhism and architecture, both. Located on an ancient trade route that entered Kathmandu from Tibet.

    The place has seen many traders and travellers offering prayers to their lord here, as the Stupa is considered to be the tomb of the remains of Kassapa Buddha. With a lot of legends attached to the place, it is one of the best places to visit in Nepal and easily deserves to be called so.

    Location- On the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal

    Entry- Rs 250/- for foreigners

    Best time- Throughout the year
  • 10Visit Swayambhunath Stupa

    Visit Swayambhunath Stupa
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    Situated on top of a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, this tourist place in Kathmandu is an ancient architectural marvel is one of the best attractions of the city. The entire complex is surrounded by a wide variety of trees. It comprises of the main stupa, many shrines, temples, monastery, museum and a well-stocked library.

    The temples are painted with the eyes and eyebrows of the Buddha with the number 1 in local script painted as the nose of the lord, which is a sight to behold in itself.

    Location- Swayambhu, Kathmandu

    Entry- Rs 200 for foreign nationals to go to the Swayambhu Stupa

    Best time- Throughout the year
    Sightseeing in Kathmandu - Flat 30% off

    Sightseeing in Kathmandu - Flat 30% off

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  • 11Visit Phewa Lake

    Visit Phewa Lake
    A freshwater lake in the Pokhara Valley region of Nepal, it is the most visited spot in the country. It is kept in check by the help of a Dam and is fed by a river stream, making it somewhat a mixture of man-made and natural freshwater lake.

    The second largest lake in the country, it is extremely famous for the natural beauty, the Barahi Temple which is based on an island in the lake, and the mirror-like reflections of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre in its waters. 

    Location- Pokhara Valley, Nepal

    Entry- Free

    Best time- October
  • 12Pashupatinath

    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 is 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 a  place for old people to stay.

    Location
    : Pashupatinath road, Kathmandu.

    Best time to visit
    : You can visit this temple during anytime of the year but avoid visiting it during Mahashivratri and Teej festivals
  • 13Sagarmatha National Park

    Sagarmatha National Park
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    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.

    Entry Price
    : Rs 3,390
  • 14Langtang National Park

    Langtang National Park
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    It is the first Himalayan National Park with rich flora and fauna. The national park is the most appropriate place for hiking too. It is the catchment area for Trisuli river along Sun Koshi river. Mostly the populations are Tamang who are from the ancient Nepalese race.

    The national park is highly uncrowded which makes it the best national park for the occasion. The nearby lodges are operational during winters only. People may have high altitude sickness so you should carry your medicines accordingly.

    Highlights
    : There are three main trekking routes in this place Langtang Valley, Helambu and Gosaikunda Lake.

    Best time to visit
    : Mid October to Mid December.
     
    Entry Fee
    : Rs.1000 
    Location
    : Nearest city is Kathamandu.
  • 15Kathesimbhu Stupa

    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.
  • 16Devi’s Fall

    Devi’s Fall
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    Devi’s fall is a waterfall in the Pokhara region of Nepal, where when the water drops down, it forms a sort of underground tunnel of about 30m deep and 150m long. It is named after the woman who lost her life because of drowning in the pit here.

    The water in falls comes from the Phewa Lake reservoir. This place is a famous attraction for visitors from all around the world who come here to witness the beauty and pray at the nearby Gupteshwor Mahadev cave.

    Location- Pokhara, Kaski, Nepal

    Entry- Rs 30/- for non-Nepalese

    Best time- the months of monsoon
  • 17Go Underground at Siddha Gufa

    Go Underground at Siddha Gufa
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    Considered to be the largest cave in the country, it is also a popular trekking route from Bandipur and back to Bandipur. It is 437m deep and is about 50m high with the shape of a cathedral lined with stalagmites and stalactites, making it a beautiful creation of nature.

    You can easily complete the trek to and from Bandipur in about 90 minutes one way or can take a hike from Bimalnagar and reach the cave in about 45 minutes.

    Location- Bandipur, Nepal

    Entry- Rs 200 for adults only

    Best time- Throughout the year
  • 18Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

    Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve
    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 Rs 1,46,470 and if one hunter wants to hunt 1 Himalayan Tahr then the cost would be Rs 5,85,880.
  • 19Visit Bhaktapur

    Visit Bhaktapur
    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 10 km from the Airport

    Price
    : Rs 2000.

    Best time to visit
    : March to April and October to November in late afternoon
  • 20Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

    Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
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    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.16,014.

    Location
    : It is located close to Kamaladi in Kathmandu.
  • 21Visit Hanuman Dhoka Temple

    Visit Hanuman Dhoka Temple
    A part of the Durbar Square of Kathmandu, it is a complex of buildings which consists of the royal palaces of Malla kings and the Shah Dynasty. Spread over a whopping 5 acres, the place gets its name from the standing statue of the Hindu Lord Hanuman on the entrance and lists among best tourist places in Kathmandu, “Dhoka” in Nepali meaning door or gate.

    The statue itself dates back to 1672. The door is the entrance to the complex of Palace inside and is also the entryway to the Nasal Chok, Mul Chok, Mohan Chok and the Tribhuvan Museum, which exhibits the royal belongings of King Tribhuvan.

    Location- Durbar Square, central Kathmandu

    Entry- Rs 500 for SAARC Nationals, and rs 1000 for other nationalities
  • 22Parsa Wildlife Reserve

    Parsa Wildlife Reserve
    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.
  • 23Visit Rupa Tal Lake

    Visit Rupa Tal Lake
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    If you want to witness the only freshwater lake in Nepal, you have come to the right place, Rupa Tal. It is one of the glorious serene lakes which will make you feel truly blessed.

    Location
    : It lies towards the south-east of Pokhara valley. The freshwater lake in Nepal is Rupa Tal which is also the third largest lake in Pokhara valley.

    Highlights
    : It provides boating opportunity for all the tourists which makes Rupa Tal an important Nepal tourist place to visit.

    Prices
    : Entry is free.

    Difficulty Level
    : Medium
  • 24Visit Begnas Tal Lake

    Visit Begnas Tal Lake
    A quiet freshwater 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. 

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

    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. 

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

    Price
    : Entry is free.

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

    Best time to visit
    : October
  • 25Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park

    Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park
    If you want to spot the last areas of woodland then it will be seen in Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. It has quite recently got the wildlife status. The sprawling forest will get you bowled with the mere look at it. There is no accommodation here, as the one which was here was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake.

    To make the trip even more exciting there are several cycling and motorbiking ride which is going to leave you truly thrilled. It is amongst the famous places to visit in Nepal.

    Highlights
    : It is not only a natural wildlife but at the same time it also allows you to make a trip to Tibetan nunnery of Nagi Gompa.

    Location
    : It is 12 km away from the centre of the capital city, Sundarijal, Nepal.

    Best time to visit
    : September to November and February to April.

    Price
    : Rs 500
  • 26Bindyabasini Temple

    Bindyabasini Temple
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    The temple comes with its own beauty which makes the temple a beautiful place to visit in Nepal.

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

    Highlights
    : Situated on a hillock near busy old bazaar of Pokhara, this wonderful religious landmark has immense natural beauty and is worshipped by Hindus and Buddhist alike.Worshipers flock to this place to perform animal sacrifice, especially on Saturdays.

    You can clearly observe the beauty of Machhapuchhere/Annapurna Himalayan range from this Temple.

    Prices
    : Entry is free.

    Difficulty Level
    : Easy.

    Best time to visit
    : February
  • 27Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve

    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
  • 28Khaptad National Park

    Khaptad National Park
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    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
  • 29Dakshinkali Temple Nepal

    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 a 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 any time of the month, however, Tuesdays and Saturdays are the best time to visit this place.
     
    Location
    : Bhimsen Marga, Kathmandu.

    Prices: Free of cost
  • 30Shechen Monastery

    Shechen Monastery
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    It is one of the most spectacular looking monasteries near the great stupa of Boudhanath. It was with the help of Dilgo Khyentse Riponche who had incorporated the age-old tradition of the original Shechen Monastery. It was his strong belief that all the traditions are richly maintained and preserved for the Shechen monastery.

    It is a perfect example of rich Tibetan culture. You will find beautiful fresco paintings which are going to leave you truly mesmerized. Dont miss this monastery in the list of your places to visit in Nepal.

    Highlights
    : There are approximately 400 monks across the Himalayan region from where they earn a livelihood.

    Location
    : The monastery is located between Nangdo and Dzogchen Monastery.

    Best time to visit
    : March and May.

    Prices
    : It starts from 895 Rs.
  • 31National Museum of Nepal

    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.
  • 32Kopan Monastery

    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
    : Rs 1,800
  • 33Visit Lumbini

    Visit Lumbini
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    Considered to be the place where the Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautam, who later became the founder of the belief of Buddhism. In all senses, this place is a pilgrimage site to a good number of people who believe in the legend. Visiting Lumbini is one thing you should do in Kathmandu.

    With a lot of temples in the area, the most famous being the Mayadevi Temple, the spiritual degree and the air of serenity is something that attracts a large number of people every year. It is a must visit place to visit in Kathmandu.

    Location- Rupandehi District

    Entry- Rs 200/-

    Best time- Throughout the year
  • 34Durbar Square

    Durbar Square
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    In Nepal, the courtyard or the area in front of the Royal Palaces is called Durbar Square, and there are 3 of that in Nepal all of which are World Heritage Sites. The most prominent one is the one at Kathmandu where you can see the best of the workmanship of famous artists of the Newar era.

    The Kathmandu Durbar Square is also known as the Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square owed to the prominent statue of the Hindu God Hanuman at the very entrance of the square. 

    Location- Central Kathmandu

    Entry- Rs 500/- for SAARC nationals and 1000 for others
  • 35Tibetan Refugee Camp

    Tibetan Refugee Camp
    When China invaded Tibet, Nepal experienced about 60,000 refugees pouring in across the border to settle in Nepal. Refugee camps were set in many places in the country to house the refugees, out of which 4 were in Pokhara, the largest of which was at Tashiling.

    With the initial numbers in the proximity of about 1000 people, the numbers dwindled as many of the Tibetan refugees moved to India for better living conditions.
  • 36Visit Namche Bazaar

    Visit Namche Bazaar
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    A small yet beautiful and well-known town in the Khumbu region of Nepal, this place is famous for a good number of reasons, most of which are related to tourism. Most of the Sherpas in the travel industry of Nepal come from the Namche bazaar area.

    It is also the gateway to higher Himalayas and some of the most dangerous altitudes of the world. It is replete with small cafes and lodges for people who come trekking in this area. Because of such close proximity to Everest, it is also a place to acclimatize on the way to the Everest Base Camp.

    Location- Province no. 1, Nepal

    Entry- N/A

    Best time- March to May and September to December
  • 37Bardia National Park

    Bardia National Park
    Established in the year of 1988 as the Royal Bardia National Park, it covers an area of 968 sq km and is the most undisturbed national park in the country. Bisected by the Babai River and protected by the Siwalik Hills on one end, the park is a part of the combined Tiger Conservation Unit (TCU) that also includes the Banke National Park.

    Apart from the Royal Cats, the place is also home to alligators and one-horned rhinoceros which are also equally majestic sights to capture at least once.

    Location- Bardia district, Nepal

    Entry- Rs 1000/- for foreigners

    Best time- Mid September to Mid December and February until the end of May
  • 38Temple of Tal Varahi

    Temple of Tal Varahi
    Tal Varahi or Tal Barahi is a lake temple in the Kaski District of Nepal. Dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Durga, this temple is located on a small island in the Lake Phewa of Pokhara, and is a great source of spirituality in the Nepalese Hindu population.

    Highlights
    : Surrounding lake adds a lot of grace to this most famous Hindu temple in Pokhara. Built in the 18th century it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in his boar incarnation. The temple has been comprehensively renovated over the years and so the pigeons have decided to make it their permanent shelter. A must visit not only for the religious mind but also for a regular tourist.

    Difficulty Level: Easy.

    Prices: Entry is free.

    Location
    : 10 minutes drive from Pokhara, located on an island in the middle of phew lake, it can be reached by a boat from Varahi ghat. 

  • 39Visit Old Bazaar

    Visit Old Bazaar
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    The bazaar lets you witness some mysterious alleys and courtyard which might not have witnessed before. The local handicrafts, hanging beads and cultural attires will draw your attention while taking a stroll in the busy streets.

    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
  • 40Khawalung Monastery

    Khawalung Monastery
    Explore Buddhism through the eyes of Khawalung Monastery. Founded by Vajra Master Jigme Dorje Rinpoche, the spiritual heir of Choying Wangpo Rinpoche, the monastery preserves, upholds and disseminates general Buddhist Teachings. this tourist place in Kathmandu is a haven for spiritual seekers.

    Highlights: The monastery has been detailed extensively in terms of its architecture, inspired by the Buddhist styles and structure. It is also a major sect of Vahrayana Buddhism and provides teachings about the religion. At the moment, there are three teachers who work at the elementary and training school, teaching rites and rituals to the next generation.

    Besides religious education, the place is known for basic and advanced courses as well. It even provides children with medical expenses, free food and clothing. The same is offered to all the monks residing here.

    Location
    : Kapan, Nepal.

    Timings
    : Open for tourists from morning to evening.

    Price
    : Entry is free for travellers.
  • 41Thamel

    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 a 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.all its attractions makes it a place to visit in Kathmandu you cannot miss during your trip. 

    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.
  • 42White Monastery

    White Monastery
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    Nepal holds a prominent place in Buddhist culture. The country has a number of monasteries, including Seto Gumba or the White Monastery. This is a natural beauty with the relevant religious importance. The white monastery is surrounded by lush green valley and vivid terrain which makes it such a delight to watch and a must place you cannot miss to visit in Kathmandu.

    Highlights
    : The White Monastery gives heavenly pleasure and provides bird eye’s view of the Kathmandu Valley. One of the main highlights of this monastery is its white colour as well as the serenity and calmness that it has to offer. The monastery has several murals, statues and paintings that can provide in-depth information about Buddhism. The place is on off-beaten track but located close to the Swoyambhunath Stupa.

    Location
    : Kathmandu.

    Timings
    : The place is open from morning to evening only on Saturdays.

    Price
    : The usual price is USD 1.
  • 43Asan

    Asan
    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 colours here are vivid and bright, which makes it more enticing for the travellers. A variety of merchandise and diverse range of products are sold at this place, which makes it more exciting for travellers.

    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.
  • 44Phulchoki

    Phulchoki
    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 keeping able roads. The route takes you through the Buddhist shrine as well.

    If you have tried trekking or love hiking, then this is your place to visit in Kathmandu trip- 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.
  • 45Taudaha Lake

    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.
  • 46Visit Garden of Dreams

    Visit Garden of Dreams
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    The beautifully restored Swapna Baigicha, also known as Garden of Dreams is a popular tourist place in Kathmandu to visit 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 the 1920s and has been brought back to life by the 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
    : Rs 120 depending on adults or children.
  • 47Dharan

    Dharan
    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
    : 10,000
  • 48Annapurna Conservation Area

    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.
  • Other Places to Visit in Nepal

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    Places to Visit in Kathmandu

    41. Kathmandu Valley- The most important, developed and populated region of the country, the Kathmandu Valley has had a historical importance; it is also a home to 7 World Heritage Sites.

    42. Kathmandu Durbar Square- One of the three Durbar Squares of Nepal, this World Heritage Site is one of the best places to visit in Nepal. It is right in front of the old royal palace.

    43. Narayanhity Palace- Built in 1963, the Narayanhity Palace has been serving as the royal residence and centre of operations for the Nepalese Monarch and is a must visit in Nepal Tourist Places.

    44. Central Zoo- Proudly called the only zoo in Nepal, the Central Zoo is spread in about 15 acres of land and is home to almost 900 animals including Royal Bengal Tigers and Elephants.

    45. The Taragaon Museum- Taragaon Museum is an important monument and is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Nepal; it houses maps built by the first foreign architects of Kathmandu.

    46. Budhanilkantha Temple- Famous for the reclining statue of Lord Vishnu, the largest stone carving of Nepal, this temple at the foot of Shivapuri Hill is a must visit of Nepal Tourist Places.

    47. Guhyeshwari Temple- One of the most revered temples in Kathmandu, the Guhyeshwari temple near Pashupatinath Temple is considered to be a significant part of the Hindu Mythology located near Bagmati River.

    48. Ratna Park- A park in the centre of Kathmandu, this beautiful garden was named after Queen Ratna, wife of King Mahendra; the park was built for the entertainment of children.

    49. Kumari Ghar- Known as the ‘House of the Living Goddess’, this temple was built to honour the living Goddess of Nepal; visitors can see and ask questions to the Goddess shall she appear.


    Places to Visit in Pokhara

    50. Rafting in Trishuli River- One of the best experiences of rafting in Nepal, Trishuli river is a must visit for all the amazing rapids that give the visitor an adrenaline boost.

    51. Bird’s Eye View of the Pokhara Valley Ultra Light Flight- Take a flight over the beautiful Pokhara Valley and get an amazing bird’s-eye view of the entire valley in an ultracraft; see the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre Mountains.

    52. Barahi Temple- The Hindu Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, it contains a two-story temple built on an island in the Phewa Lake; one of the best places to visit in Nepal.

    53. World Peace Pagoda- Also known as the Pokhara Shanti Stupa, it is one of 80 peace pagodas in the world, and one of 2 in Nepal; a must visit in Nepal tourist places.

    54. Seti Gandaki- The left tributary to the Trishuli River in Nepal, Seti Khola is considered to be one of the holiest and is revered as a form of Lord Vishnu of Hinduism.

    55. Gupteswar Gupha- Considered to be sacred by the belief of the locals, this natural cave formation near Pokhara has an underground waterfall and a Shivling that is formed naturally.

    56. Mahendra Gupha- A natural cave formation containing stalagmites near Pokhara and the Seti River, the cave is famous among thousands who come here to see the Statue of Lord Shiva inside.

    57. Bindhyabasini Temple- The temple in Pokhara is sometimes connected to a temple of the same name in Uttar Pradesh, and it is believed that the Deity inside the temples is from there.

    58. Mt. Manaslu- One of the best of Nepal Tourist Places, Mt Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world and its nearby regions are extremely famous amongst the trekkers.

    59. Jomsom & Muktinath- Jomsom and Muktinath together form one of the best places to visit in Nepal, where the former is a trekking heaven and the latter is a revered temple complex.

    60. Mt. Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Mountain)- The mountain in the Annapurna range known as the fishtail mountain actually looks like and is considered to be the Lord Shiva of Hinduism, making it unavailable for climbers.

    61. Poon Hill- Poon Hill, at a height of 3,210 m above sea level is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal, particularly famous for the mesmerizing views.

    62. Sarangkot- A village located on the mountain of the same name, it is especially known for the views of Himalayan Ranges of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu. It is also popular for paragliding nowadays.

    63. International Mountain Museum- A hub for mountaineering enthusiasts, the IMM in Pokhara exhibits documents and knowledge from around the world related to developments in the field of mountaineering.

    Places to Visit in Patan

    64. Patan Durbar Square- One of three durbar squares of Nepal, all of which are heritage sites, the Patan Square is located in Lalitpur and is home to the famous Royal Palace of Malla.

    65. Patan Museum- Displaying the local sacred art of Nepal, the Patan Museum is another World Heritage Site and is one of the best of Nepal tourist places to visit.

    66. Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar)- The name of this place literally means “Gold-Colored Great Monastery”; built in the 12th century, it is famous for the feeding of rats rituals that go on here.

    67. Mahaboudha Temple- Commonly known as the ‘temple of 1008 Buddhas’ because of the same number of engraved tiles used in making the temple, one cannot resist stopping by here.

    68. Khumbeshwar Temple- Located next to the Durbar Square of Patan is the famous World Heritage Site of Khumbeshwar Temple, it is one of the best places to visit in Nepal.

    Places to Visit in Bhaktapur

    69. Changu Narayan- Located atop a hill named Changu, this Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva holds a special significance for the Hindus and is supposedly the oldest temple of Nepal.

    70. Nyatapola Temple- Considered to be one of the tallest pagodas of the country, the Nyatapola was built in the year 1702 and is a great example of the fine workmanship and art.

    71. Pottery Square- One of the most popular places in Bhaktapur, the square on the road to Taumadhi Tole, you will always find this place full of Potters’ wheels and drying clay pots.

    72. 55 Window Palace- Former royal palace of Bhaktapur, the forts interiors are closed off to people; it is one of the best of Nepal tourist places to visit on festive occasions.


    Other Places to Visit in Nepal


    73. Nagarkot Everest View Paragliding- Nepal is the home to Mt Everest, and this paragliding experience takes you a step closer to viewing the giant in all its glory, making it an amazing experience.

    74. Nagarkot Nature Trail- Trek around the town of Nagarkot in about 2 to 3 hours and experience some of the most beautiful hills, forests, fields and houses of the local Tamang people.

    75. Gorakhnath Cave- The cave that is dedicated as a shrine to the famous Sage Gorakhnath, who is believed to be the inspiration for the king who unified Nepal.

    76. Chitwan National Park- The very first national park of the country, it is spread over an area of 932 sq. km and is another World Heritage Site for Nepal.

    77. Muktinath temple, Gorakh- Important to both Hindus and Buddhists, the temple located at the base of the Thorong La Pass is directly linked to the concept of salvation in both religions.

    78. Machapuchare Mountain- The mountain in the Annapurna range known as the fishtail mountain actually looks like and is considered to the Lord Shiva of Hinduism, making it not available for climbers.

    79. Lhotse Mountain- The name in Tibetan means “South Peak”, and that is what it really is; the fourth highest mountain in the world and is the southern peak of the Everest Massif.

    80. Thorong La Mountain Pass- Standing at an elevation of 5,416m above sea level, it is a high mountain pass and connects the village of Manang to the Temple of Muktinath.

    81. Gokyo Ri Mountain- Located in the Khumbu mountain range, the mountain is situated on the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier; you can see Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and Cho Oyu from the top.

    82. Kangchenjunga Mountain- The third highest peak in the world, it is located partly in India and partly in Nepal, and is the highest mountain in India.

    83. Kala Patthar Mountain- “The black rock” above the town of Gorakshep, it is the best place to see the Everest from up close, without any hindrance in the view.

    84. Gosaikunda Lake- It is a high altitude lake in the Langtang National Park of Nepal located at 4,380m above sea level; it melts to form the Trishuli River.

    85. Lobuche Mountain- A mountain located close to the Khumbu glacier, and names the nearby settlement of Lobuche, this 6,145m mountain is truly a sight to behold.

    86. Imja Tse Mountain- Located in the Sagarmatha National Park is the “Island Peak”, which was named because of its appearance like an island, between snow when viewed from Dingboche.

    87. Rara Lake- The biggest and deepest freshwater lake in Nepal, it is a part of the national park of the same name and is spread in almost 6.11 sq miles.

    88. Gokyo Lakes- Located between 4700 to 5000m above sea level, these lakes form the world’s highest freshwater lake system in the world, with the Thonak Lake being the largest of the 6.

    89. Ama Dablam- Meaning the “Mother’s Necklace”, this Nepalese mountain at a height of 6,170m above sea level is not just beautiful to look at but is also full of hidden meanings.

    90. Marshyangdi River- A tributary to the main Trishuli River of Nepal, the 150km long river is itself made up of a confluence of two rivers near the Annapurna Mountain.

    91. Mustang- The untouched and highly preserved area of Mustang is the second least populated area of Nepal; it was a demilitarized zone for long and is almost a forbidden kingdom.

    92. Barun Valley Trek- Falling on the trek to base camp of Makalu is this beautiful valley; the trek is difficult but treats you to some of the best views of the National Park.

    93. Tilicho Lake- A glacial lake in the Manang region of Nepal, the Tilicho Lake is considered as the highest lake in its size in the world, about 4,919m above sea level.

    94. Mera Peak- Known as a trekking peak, the mountain has three summits, all of them available to climb on a recreational basis, making it the world’s highest trekking peak.

    95. Khumbu Glacier- The glacier is located in the region of the same name between the Everest and the Lhotse-Nuptse Ridge; it is the world’s highest glacier starting at 7,600m from the sea.

    96. Panauti- A historical city of Nepal, this small town is the home to Indreswor Temple and its own Durbar Square at the very centre of the town.

    97. Janakpur- Famous for the religious and cultural tourism that happen here, the city was founded in the beginning years of 18th century and is a temporary capital of Dhanusa.

    98. Hetauda- Located on the crossing of two main highways of the country, the city has become the most lively city in the country and is the HQ for its district.

    99. Birgunj- A border town in the Parsa district, it is the way to enter Indian cities like Patna and Kolkata and is also known as the Gateway to Nepal.

    100. Butwal- One of the twin cities that are on an upward curve of development, it is the headquarter to a well known Lumbini region of Nepal and is named after its Batauli Bazar.

    101. Bandipur- Located on top of a hill in Nepal, Bandipur is increasingly gaining fame amongst tourists because of its well-preserved culture and environment.

Sightseeing in Nepal

Adventure in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal

Camping in Nepal

Attractions

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Kathesimbhu Stupa

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



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

Location
:Kathmandu, Nepal.

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

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

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



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

Price
: Rs 150

Location
: Chhauni Road, Kathmandu.

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

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

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



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

Location
: Kopan, Kathmandu.

Best time to visit
: June.

Price
: US$25
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the Casino Royale

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

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


 Location:The Casino is located in Kathmandu.

Cost
:USD 50-1000.

Best Time
:All around the year.

Difficulty Level
:Easy.
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Royal Botanical Gardens

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


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

Location
: Godavari, Kathmandu.
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Thamel

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



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

Location
: Thamel, Kathmandu.

Timings
: From morning till night.

Price
:Entry is free.
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Tamang Heritage Trail !

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



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

Location
:Kathmandu.

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

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

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



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

Location
: Durbar Square, Kathmandu.

Timings
: From early morning to night.
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Chhauni Museum

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

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

Location: Tahachal, Kathmandu.

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

Price: USD 2-5
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Nagarkot

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



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

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

Location
: Nagarkot, Bhaktapur District.

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

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



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

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

Prices: Free of cost
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Monasteries in Kathmandu

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

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



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

Location
:Kathmandu District.

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

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



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

Location
:Kathmandu, Nepal.

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

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

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



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

Location
:Kathmandu.

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

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



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

Location
: Pokhara.

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

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

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

Location
: Biratpur.

Timings
: From morning to evening.

Price
: Free entry.

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