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  • Things to do in Nepal - Explore best offers on activities in Nepal at Thrillophilia. Book Everest Base Camp Trek at Flat 10% Off and Bunjee Jumping in Nepal at 25% Off. Explore exciting deals & offers on river rafting, paragliding, zip lining and ultralight flight in Nepal.

    There are a lot of activities to do in Nepal as it is a land of hill slopes with breathtaking scenic beauties and trekking regions that offers adventures in every step. The monasteries and spending some time in solace while meditating in them are cherry on the top. In short, this small country never fails to surprise people when it comes to sightseeing and performing activities.

    Deal of the Day: Upto 25% Off on Upper Seti River Rafting

    Located between the world’s largest mountain ranges of the Himalayas and the wonderful forests, the country offers a thrill to all the adventure junkies. Beautiful mountains like the Annapurna ranges, Mount Everest are standing tall in the country where Annapurna Base Camp trek is a stunning opportunity to relish the giant.

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    Other things which people can do in Nepal include visiting the central zoo, enjoying the boat rides, visiting museums, enjoying bird watching, taking a panoramic airplane ride over the Himalayas mountain ranges, watching the sunset from hilltops, caving, visiting the Hindu temples and Buddhist sacred places, or dissolve in the Nepalese folk culture all along.

    With so much to do in the country, a trip to Nepal is worth considering.  Let’s take a detailed look at the things people can enjoy in Nepal. 

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  • 01Everest Base Camp Trek

    Everest Base Camp Trek

    The trek every trekker around the world has always dreamt to take. Everest Base Camp takes you to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, standing tall with a height of 29,100 feet above the sea level. Taking you through remote villages, Himalayan forests, and rocky terrains, the trail leads you to the point from where you can relish the up-close vistas of the grandest mountain peak. 

    17,600 feet is the highest altitude you get to be at on this trek, and reaching at such a height is definitely not a cakewalk. The trek challenges you mentally as well as physically but is surely a rewarding one.

    Best Time: April, May, September and December.

    Price: Starts from INR 41,500

    Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

    Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal 2018

    Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal 2018

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    O46,500

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    O41,500

  • 02Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    Offering delights for adventure junkies in many forms, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is counted among the most popular treks in the world. The world’s 10th highest peak is a part of the Annapurna massif, which makes this trek all the more fascinating for trekkers and compels them to test their mettle in the realm of Himalayas. 

    All through the trail, snow-blanketed towering mountains surround you, offering ample opportunities for landscape photography. The most prominent peak you get to witness in all its glory while on this trek is Machapuchare. The trek starts at Ghandruk near Pokhara. From culture to nature, there is a lot for you to enjoy on this Himalayan trek.

    Best Time: March, April, May, September, and October.

    Price: Starts from INR 27,000

    Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

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    Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Nepal 2018

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    Starting from

    O27,400

  • 03Upper Seti River Rafting in Nepal

    Upper Seti River Rafting in Nepal

    Seti is a popular destination for water adventures in Nepal, and one of the best ways to enjoy the thrill is to indulge in river rafting experience. Not only you get to enjoy the fun of river rafting, but also the beauty of nature that will be your constant companion during the experience. The river is surrounded by extremely scenic landscapes. 

    There will be a trained guide with you to ensure your safety and to make sure you enjoy the activity to the fullest. Owing to all that it has on offer, rafting experience in Seti River is something no thrill seeker should miss out on while in Nepal.

    Best Time: November and March

    Price: Starts from INR 3,180

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Upper Seti River Rafting in Nepal - Flat 20% off

    Upper Seti River Rafting in Nepal - Flat 20% off

    NNNNM25 Ratings

    h1 HourlPokhara

    O3,975

    Starting from

    O3,180

  • 04Mount Everest Flight in Nepal

    Mount Everest Flight in Nepal
    It is time to be a little intimate with the Himalayas with an incredible mountain flight. It is surely a once in a lifetime opportunity. The mountain flight will let you experience some of the most spectacular views of major peaks and other natural spots.

    For all the non-mountaineers, these flight can be the best thing for you to experience. The mountain flight will leave you completely thrilled and exhilarated.

    Highlights
    : Mountain flights over Mount Everest offers you some of the best views.

    Best time to visit
    : September and May because a bad weather can really spoil the mood for a Mountain Flight.

    Prices
    : Rs 14,697
    Mount Everest Flight in Nepal - Flat 20% off

    Mount Everest Flight in Nepal - Flat 20% off

    NNNNM29 Ratings

    h1 HourlKathmandu

    O18,372

    Starting from

    O14,697

  • 05Zip Lining in Nepal

    Zip Lining in Nepal
    What could be more thrilling and exciting experience for anybody. You can experience the world’s longest zip line which is the steepest and the fastest adventure experience. You can simply sit back and soak yourself in the breath taking views of nature.

    The blood pumping ride will leave you completely thrilled in the end. And the picturesque view will leave you totally jaw dropped.

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

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

    Prices
    : Rs 5,733 per person.

    Difficulty Level
    : High, all the zip lines are carefully engineered. The weight of the individual passenger should not be more than 120kg.
    Zip Lining in Pokhara - Flat 25% off

    Zip Lining in Pokhara - Flat 25% off

    NNNNM37 Ratings

    lPokhara

    O7,644

    Starting from

    O5,733

  • 06Bungee Jumping in Nepal

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

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

    Best time to visit
    : November through February.

    Prices
    : Rs 5,732

    Difficulty Level
    : High, however, trained professionals can definitely help you in the task.
    Bungee Jumping in Nepal - Flat 25% off

    Bungee Jumping in Nepal - Flat 25% off

    NNNNM25 Ratings

    lPokhara

    O7,643

    Starting from

    O5,732

  • 07Paragliding in Nepal

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

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

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

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

    Prices
    : A standard flight of 30 minutes will cost you somewhere around Rs. 7714
    Paragliding in Pokhara - Flat 20% off

    Paragliding in Pokhara - Flat 20% off

    NNNNM36 Ratings

    lPokhara

    O9,643

    Starting from

    O7,714

  • 08White Water Rafting in Trishuli river

    White Water Rafting in Trishuli river
    Image Credit : Susan Lafferty
    For all the adventure enthusiasts it will be truly amazing for you to meet the gushing white water. The adrenaline rush of the white water rafting will wash all your fears. It is truly thrilling to see the flow of untamed waters.

    The unexpected rapids will give you a challenging task which will make you want more. Just imagine the experience from the breath-taking heights of the Himalayas.

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

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

    Prices
    : Rs 4,410
    Trishuli River Rafting in Nepal - Flat 20% off

    Trishuli River Rafting in Nepal - Flat 20% off

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    O5,513

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    O4,410

  • 09Take a UltraLight Flight Experience in Pokhara

    Take a UltraLight Flight Experience in Pokhara
    Experience the joy of leaving the ground and floating with the wind. You can enjoy the serenity of being up above the lush green trees. You can be truly amazed with the picturesque beauty which comes along with the sensation of flying.

    It is an amazing thing to view the whole world beneath you. The Ultralight sport gives you an opportunity to see the verging beauty of nature.

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

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

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

    Prices
    : 7,716 per person
    Ultralight Flight in Pokhara - Flat 23% off

    Ultralight Flight in Pokhara - Flat 23% off

    NNNMM23 Ratings

    lPokhara

    O10,021

    Starting from

    O7,716

  • 10Visit 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
  • 11Visit Swayambhunath Stupa

    Visit Swayambhunath Stupa
    Image Credit : Rick McCharles
    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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    h7 HourslKathmandu

    O3,472

    Starting from

    O2,430

  • 12Chitwan National Park Wildlife Safari

    Chitwan National Park Wildlife Safari
    For all the animal lovers Chitwan National Park Wildlife National Park Wildlife Safari. The word ‘Chitwan’ means ‘Heart of the Jungle’ where you will get to see one horned rhinos, deer and monkeys. There are several species of birds which can also be found there.

    One of the major comebacks in Nepal is the Chitwan National Park Wildlife Safari. The best way to experience these Chitwan National Park Wildlife Safari is by staying in nearby luxury lodges. The dense jungle and the absolute quietness in the place makes spotting animals much easier.

    Highlights
    : Elephant Breeding Centre and Bird Education society are some of the important places to see.

    Prices
    : Rs.1690.

    Best time to visit
    : January to March.

    Difficulty Leve
    l: Just follow the instructions of your tour guide.
  • 13Visit 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
  • 14Skydiving Above Mount Everest

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

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

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

    Prices
    : Rs 3.7 Lacs per person

    Difficulty Leve
    l: High, if you have any medical condition it will be good if you can take prior approval from the doctor.
  • 15Visit 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
  • 16Go Underground at Siddha Gufa

    Go Underground at Siddha Gufa
    Image Credit : HJ van W
    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
  • 17Go for Trekking Expeditions in Nepal

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

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

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

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

    Price
    : Rs 4,300 Rs per day per person and this price is all inclusive of guide service, porter, accommodation, meal, TIMS permit and transportation for trekking.
  • 18Go for Paramotoring

    Go for Paramotoring
    If you want to rule over the sky then there is no better way than paramotor. The flight gives you a chance to enjoy some of the most beautiful sights in Nepal. Don’t miss the chance to see the breath-taking view.

    The birth of paramotor took place when paragliders were finding it extremely difficult to take off from a flat ground. It is an opportunity to view the magic of the mountains.

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

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

    Best months
    : October through May.
  • 19Pokhara Mountain Biking

    Pokhara Mountain Biking
    Image Credit : Marc van der Chijs
    If you are passionate about on-road adventures. It is time to push back your biking boundaries and take a new turn to experience all the new mountain vistas which you might have never seen before.

    For every true rider, mountain biking should definitely be in their bucket list. The unforgettable box of memories that you will carry will be treasured by you for a lifetime.

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

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

    Difficulty Level
    : High, this is indeed a vary dangerous activity and should only be tried after an regress training
  • 20Visit 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
  • 21Canyoning & Canyoning in Rupa Taal

    Canyoning & Canyoning in Rupa Taal
    Explore the deep ravines and indulge in the thrilling experience which you will never experience anywhere else. The adventure filled expedition will leave you with some of the best memories you would have ever had in your life.

    It is a completely beautiful mind and body experience which lets you unleash some of the forbidden places.

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

    Best time to visit
    : November and December is the best time for Canyoneering.
     
    Prices
    : Rs 6243  

    Difficulty Level
    : High, since it involves travelling in rugged settings and needs route finding travel skills too.
  • 22Camping near Mount Everest

    Camping near Mount Everest
    Image Credit : Paul
    The camping experience in Nepal will let you witness the freedom which you might have never experienced before. Just set yourself free from all the shackles and live a life which you might have always wanted to live before.

    The camping experience brings you really close to nature and will let you experience the peace and tranquillity which is hard to find in the city life. And the exhilarating experience will leave you truly mesmerized.

    Highlights
    :  Everest Base Camp is the best place for camping in Nepal.

    Best months to visit
    : March and April are the best months for camping.  

    Difficulty Level
    : Medium, as you need to have a minimum level of fitness for bearing the extreme weather conditions.
  • 23Fishing in Betrawati River

    Fishing in Betrawati River
    There are times when you want to be alone and want some time for a quiet introspection. Soak yourself completely in the fishing experience which will let you take back some really great fishes to your home.

    It is time for all the tolerant fishing enthusiasts who can have the best fishing experience in Nepal.

    Highlights
    : You can have an amazing fishing time in Betrawati which takes approximately four hours to end. This tour will completely quench your thirst for fishing.

    Best time to visit
    : Post monsoon which is October and November are the best time for such an expedition.

    Prices: Rs 12,120 for six passengers.

    Difficulty Level
    : Easy
  • 24Bardia 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
  • 25Hand Gliding in Sarangkot

    Hand Gliding in Sarangkot
    You might have boarded a plane many times but it’s time for you to try the exciting Hang Gliding experience which will let you experience of riding your own plane. You will get a chance to witness the picturesque landscape on your own.

    This thrilling sport allows you have bird’s eye view of mountains and other scenic beauties.

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

    Best time to visit
    : November and December.

    Difficulty Level: High, the weather is an important consideration for hang gliding and many professionals say that hang gliding is more about the attitude than the skill sets.
     
    Prices
    : Rs 10,000
  • 26Stand Up Paddle-boarding in Phewa Lake

    Stand Up Paddle-boarding in Phewa Lake
    Tour the complete ocean on your own with Stand up paddle boarding. You can also explore some amazing looking reefs. It is also an ideal way to work out your core muscles. It allows you to exercise without even realizing it and the amazing experience you will have will leave you completely relaxed.

    The stand up paddle boarding was named after the famous Waikiki beach boys

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

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

    Prices
    : Rs 22,000
  • 27Explore Kathmandu and Pokhara on a Bike

    Explore Kathmandu and Pokhara on a Bike
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    There are times when all you need to do is to leave your worries at your bay and to have all such moments the best thing to do would be to rent a bike. And the experience of travelling to each and every location on your own is truly different.

    It lets you explore each and every corner of beautiful Nepal. As the fresh breeze touches your face, you surely will have the most amazing experience.

    Highlights
    : You will find a good route to ride a bike in Kathmandu and Pokhara. 

    Prices
    :
     Rs.1000 to Rs 2000.

    Difficulty Level
    : High, the roads of Nepal are not easy to ride, hence you have to be a lot careful while driving.

    Best time to visit
    : December to February
  • 28Rock Climbing on Nagarjuna and Khumbu Mountain

    Rock Climbing on Nagarjuna and Khumbu Mountain
    There are times when you like taking things to your edge and set yourself free. It is truly an inspirational moment to walk on the toughest of terrains.

    You will feel as if you have accomplish something really great. Climbing rocks will make you feel that there will be rough times in your life but it is upto you how to overcome them.

    HighlightsNagarjuna and Khumbu rock climbing are the popular spots for rock climbing.

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

    Prices
    : Rs 3,300 which includes lunch, transport, equipment and instructor.

    Best time to visit
    : Spring is the most favourable time for such activities in Nepal.
  • 29Pony Trek Expedition

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

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

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

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

    Prices
    : Rs 5,000
  • 30Hiking in Annapurna and Langtang

    Hiking in Annapurna and Langtang
    Image Credit : Deana Zabaldo
    The most beautiful way to rediscover harmony is through hiking. The hiking experience will let you listen to each and every rhythm of the breath. The magnificent scenery will let you immerse in the true beauty of the nature and will make you feel that you are making a journey within yourself. It will leave you with an unforgettable experience.

    Highlights
    : Hiking in Annapurna and Langtang are the best places.

    Best time to visit
    : March to June, September to November.

    Difficulty Level
    : Medium, if you can walk uphill for few hours then you find a suitable trek for you in Nepal.

    Prices
    : Rs 800 per day if you are hiking without porters.
  • 31Hot Air Balloon Ride over Mount Everest

    Hot Air Balloon Ride over Mount Everest
    The hot air ballooning experience will definitely transport you to the most amazing feeling. The moment when you see things from such and altitude, you will feel that everything is even more beautiful. Looking down on the ice caped peak of Mount Everest will be worth a watch.

    You can enjoy the beautiful Himalayan ranges at the background. The frosty look of the mountains will leave you totally jaw dropped.

    Highlights
    : Hot air balloon ride over Mount Everest.

    Best months to visit
    : October, November and March.

    Difficulty Level
    : High, if you want to reach the crossing then you definitely have to prove your physical strength.
  • 32Elephant Polo

    Elephant Polo
    You might have seen many polo ponies but this elephant polo in Nepal is truly going to surprise you. It is ideally termed as the ‘sport of kings’ and is often associated with the sign of royalty. It is one of the most reputed and not to be missed sport in Nepal.

    It attracts thousands of visitor from all around the world because of the adventure and excitement that comes along with it.

    Highlights
    : A not to miss thing is The World Elephant Polo Tournament which will showcase the true spirit of this sport.

    Best months to visit
    : November.

    Difficulty Level: High, you have to be trained enough to play this sport and have to also follow some strict rules.
  • 33Boating in Phewa Tal Lake

    Boating  in Phewa Tal Lake
    Image Credit : Mario Micklisch
    Boating in Nepal is an experience in itself, it lets you calm you senses and lets you bathe in charismatic beauty of Mother Nature. You can however also take a look at some of the most breath-taking glaciated rivers which are absolute show stealers for young travellers.

    Highlights
    : You can have the best boating experience in Phewa Tal Lake of Nepal. You can savour some authentic Nepalese food around the lake as there are many cafes and restaurants.

    Best time to visit
    : Winters are the most preferred time of the month.

    Prices
    : Rs.130 per hour.

    Difficulty Level
    : Medium
  • 34Learn Karate

    Learn Karate
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    Get the experience of walking in the air by learning Karate. It I going to bring back the confidence, courage and the positive attitude back into your life. The karate learning experience is going to leave a huge impact on your life.

    It is the best way to feel fit and after immense training you will end up feeling wonderful.

    Highlights
    : You can learn karate at International Martial Arts Association where people can learn and perform Karate.

    Best months
    : Summer is definitely not the season, however winters can be the best time for learning Karate.

    Prices
    : 50 Rs for girls and 100 Rs for boys.

    Difficulty Level
    : High
  • 35Peak Climbing at Singu Chuli Peak

    Peak Climbing at Singu Chuli Peak
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    It is truly a resplendent feeling to climb highest peaks. You will find an array of mountaineering experience. True mountaineers and climbers would be more than happy to encompass its beauty. It is one of the exquisite peak climbing adventure but however it is tough because it has a rugged topography.

    Highlights
    : You can try the Singu Chuli Peak which is one of the highest trekking peak.

    Difficulty Level
    : High, you need to have physical strength for peak climbing adventure.

    Best months to visit
    : Mid of September and mid of December is the best month for trekking in Nepal.
  • 36Visit Monasteries

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

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

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

    Best time to visit
    : October.

    Prices
    : Rs.500
  • 37Visit Temples

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

    Nepal has predominantly surrounded by many Buddhist temples in and around.

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

    Best time to visit
    : Mornings are usually the best time to visit temples.
     
    Prices
    : Rs 1000
  • 38Durbar 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
  • 39Tibetan 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.
  • 40Visit 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
  • 41Casinos

    Casinos
    Early to bed and early to rise might be the mantra which most Nepalese follow, however this is lesser known fact that Nepal has an exciting night life too. The Nepalese love to keep themselves entertained by trying out some gambling to see the lady luck smiling on them.

    Even many of the ancient paintings stand testimony to this fact that gambling was even practiced according to the ancient scriptures.

    Highlights
    : You can visit Casino Royale which is one of the best place for gambling.
     
    Prices
    : No entry fee for Casino Royale.

    Best time to visit
    : Although there is no specific time, however, October is the best time.
  • 42Devi’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
  • Other Things to Do in Nepal

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    Things to do in Kathmandu

    44. Explore Kathmandu Durbar square- If you are looking for some architect excellence involving ancient palaces, temples, and courtyards, exploring Kathmandu Durbar square is recommended. The place takes you to an era of ancient kings and their dynasties. 

    45. Walk around Rani Pokhari- Narayanhiti PalaceRani Pokhari is an ancient pond located in central Kathmandu. Also known as the queen’s pond, it features a square-shaped tank from the ancient era. The queen’s pond is an important landmark in the city. 

    46. Central zoo- The central zoo is the only zoo in Nepal. The zoo features a wide variety of animals, mammals, fishes, reptiles, etc. Some additional activities such as boating are offered to the tourists. 

    47. The Taragaon Museum- Taragon Museum features in the list of top things to do in Nepal. Built by an Australian architect, this place was once the home for visiting foreigners. Now, the place has turned into a museum.

    48. Have fun in Ratna Park- Ratna Park, named after the wife of kind Mahendra, is located in the central Kathmandu. Initially, the park was designed for children. However, now it is open to all the tourists and locals. 

    49. Visit Kumari Ghar- Kumari Ghar, known for housing the living Goddess, is a sacred place located in Kathmandu Durbar square. The place is sacred, and you can spot gods and other sacred symbols carved in its walls.  

    50. Sightseeing in Kathmandu- Kathmandu is the perfect place for sightseeing. You can visit renowned places such as monasteries, Hindu temples, Stupas, mountain slopes and hilly areas, zoo, museums, parks, and a lot of places.

    51. Mountain Biking and Bird Watching in Kathmandu Valley- While phulchoki is the perfect place for bird watching in Kathmandu, mountain biking can be done in any of the famous places such as the Kathmandu Valley Rim. 

    52. Take Kathmandu Fear Factor Challenge- The Kathmandu fear factor challenge requires the participants to eat a bull’s following organs: Brains, eyeballs, tongue, lungs, penis and testicles, blood, and more. Each guest must choose no more than 7 organs. 

    53. Attend a flute making workshop- Flutes are an inseparable part of Nepalese culture. And to give tourists the taste of its local culture, Kathmandu has opened flute workshop for the guests. You can join the workshop and make a flute yourself.

    Things to do in Pokhara

    54. Visit Pashupatinath Temple- Listed in the cultural lists of heritage UNESCO sites, the Pashupati temple is not really meant for the faint hearts. It is the place where last rights of Hindus are performed.

    55. Sculling in the Begnas Taal- If swimming comes to your mind, sculling in the Begnas Taal Lake would be on your list of things to do in Nepal. The place is one of the most visited by tourists, and popular resorts are located all around to accommodate them. 

    56. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek- Annapurna is the world’s tenth highest mountain range that offers a pleasant trekking to the tourist. Trekking through this southern part of the Annapurna Mountain will help you give a better exposure to the landscape.

    57. Discover the dark Bat Cave- If you have always wanted to experience how the bat caves in Batman movies feel like, now is the chance to feel it. Discover the dark bat cave in Pokhara and enjoy a suspenseful adventure in it.

    58. Visit Barahi temple- Barati temple is a two-storied Hindu temple which is also the place for housing the Hindu Goddess Durga. If you want to get a taste of Hindu culture and the popular Goddess, a visit to Barahi temple is recommended.

    59. Visit World Peace Pagoda- World peace Pagoda is located on the hilltop in Pumdi Bhumdi. This Buddhist monument was built to symbolize peace. Once you take a trip to the place, you would be able to view other beautiful spots such as Annapurna range, Phewa Lake, etc.

    60. Explore Gupteswar Gupha- The 3km long Gupteswar Guha is the cave of Lord Shiva. On your way to the cave, you will come across Davis falls. So, the trip to the sacred cave would be perfect for people looking for sightseeing.

    61. Bindbyabasini Temple- The Bindyabasini temple has many legendary stories revolving around it. Stories say that king Siddhi Narayan Shah brought the goddess statue to Nepal before it was unified.
     
    62. Trek to Mt Manaslu (MANASLU TREK)- If you are looking for a cost-effective trek, a trip to MT Manaslu should be in your top lists of things to do in Nepal.  MT Manaslu is also famous for offering tourists with inexpensive tea, hence the treks made to the area are popularly known as teahouse trek.

    63. Walk to Jomsom And Mukhtinath- Jomsom and Mukhtinath offer comfortable walking and trekking in the district of Mustang. While the journey is comfortable, it’s not hard to find accommodations on the hill slopes either. 

    64. Trek to Mt. Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Mountain)- MT. Machhapuchhare is a mountain range in the Annapurna mountain ranges of Nepal. The place is believed to be a sacred place, and hence a trekking to the area would give you a holy feel.
     
    65. Trek to Poon Hill- A trek to poon hill would be awesome for two main reasons: Firstly the trekking gives you a wide exposure to other mountain ranges, and secondly, it’s the best place for viewing the early morning sunrise.

    66. Participate in Pottery workshop- Pottery making is a fun experience in which you should participate if you are in Nepal. Pokhara offers pottery making workshops for guests and tourists who are willing to gain some knowledge in this field.

    67. Boating in Marshyangdi river- If you are traveling to Nepal, you must experience the joyful boating rides in the crystal clear lake waters in Pokhara. A few parks offer the boating ride services for tourists and guests at minimal rates.

    Things to do in Patan

    68. Explore the Patan Durbar Square- The Patan Durbar square is a place for ancient monuments and sacred temples in Nepal. However, it’s just more than monuments. The place offers a close view of the ancient culture of Nepal.

    69. Know more about the History of Nepal at Patan Museum- Patan museum is one of the favourite places in Nepal for historians and researchers. The museum helps people understand the past of Nepal, as it stores the ancient Nepalese traditional arts and architectures.

    70. Visit Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar)- It is a closed court featuring a monastery and a Golden temple situated at opposite ends in the court. However, the place is not free and you need to pay fees to take entry inside the Hiranya Varna Mahavihar.

    71. Visit Mahaboudha Temple- The Mahaboudha temple showcases a culture of the ancient Newari city and its people. The temple is also known as the “temple of 9000 buddhas”, though there’s no proof backing up this theory. 

    72. Try Momo- When it comes to street foods, momo always tops the chart. If you are in Patan district, you would spot street sight vendors selling momo. You can also get them at fancy resorts, though at higher prices.

    73. Meditations in Nepal Vipassana Center- Vipassana centre in Nepal provides meditation courses for guests and tourists. The instructors are one of the best in the world. The only requirement is that you must understand English or Nepalese well.

    74. Drink chhang or raksi- If you are up for tasting some local famous drinks, Chhang or raksi would be the right choice. Made from rice and grains, these strong drinks serve as an alternative to popular alcoholic drinks.

    75. Take spa at Moksha Ayurveda and Panchakarma Center- Moksha Ayurveda and Panchakarma centre, set in a modern environment, is famous for people who are looking for some relaxation. Some of the facilities provided here include spa, relax massage, Ayurveda massage, etc. 

    Things to do in Bhaktapur

    76. Visit Changu Narayan- Changu Narayan is the home to Changu Narayan temple, a UNESCO heritage site. However, Changunarayan is also the municipality of Nepal, located in the Bhaktapur district in central Nepal.
     
    77. Visit Nyatapola Temple- Nyatapola temple, located in Bhaktapur, was erected by the late Nepali kind Bhupatinda Malla. It is a Hindu temple of siddhi Lakshmi and is also one of the tallest pagodas in Nepal. 

    78. Visit Pottery Square- To visit pottery square, you need to book tickets first. Online tickets are available for early booking. The place is famous for potters making pottery. You can also buy the finished products.

    79. Explore 55 Window Palace- The 55 window palace was started by the king Bhupatindra Malla and was finished by the king Jaya Ranjit Malla. Hence, the royal palace gives tourists exposure to the Malla dynasty.

    80. Make a madal(Nepali Congo)- The Nepali madal is a part of their culture as they are mostly used to represent their folk songs. Almost every Nepalese song has beats of madal as the people love music powered by the Nepali Congo.

    81. Eat Newari dishes at JuJu-Dhau- The Newari Juhu-Dahu is a sweetened yoghurt dish very famous among the local people. It is, also famous among the tourists who frequently visit the country. For first-timers, it’s very much recommended.

    Offbeat Things to Do in Nepal

    82. Visit Gorakhnath Cave- Visiting Gorkhnath cave should come in the lists of things to do in Nepal for every tourist. The cave is not only sacred but also provides enough excitement to all the adventure junkies. 

    83. Discover nature at Lhotse mountain- Lhotse Mountain, a part of the Himalayan mountain ranges, is also the fourth highest mountain in the world. Besides, the landscape and the nature visible from the mountain is a visual delight for all people. 

    84. Trek to Gokyo Ri Mountain- Gokyo peak is located in the Gokyo valley in the Kumbu region of Nepal. It’s a great place for trekking with stunning views. The peaks of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Lhoste, and Everest can be viewed from a good vantage point on a clear day.

    85. Trek to Kanchenjunga mountain- Kanchenjunga Mountain is shared by both Nepal and Sikkim and is the world’s third highest mountain. Its beauty has been preserved in fresh condition as it was only recently opened for trekkers.

    86. Explore Gosaikunda mountain- Gosaikunda is a very famous lake for Hindu worshipers. It is believed that this lake was created by Lord Shiva and many Hindu devotees visit this lake each year to bath in the holy lake.

    87. Paddle for nine days down the Sun Kosi River- Sun Kosi River is a very beautiful river in Nepal. It offers many activities such as paddling, kayaking and more. The clear water, bouncy rapids, and surrounding wildlife add up to its beauty. 

    88. Visit the Toothache tree- A chunk of wood from a tree known as Bangemudha had been placed in Kathmandu. It is known as Vaisha Deva or Toothache tree due to the common belief that toothaches can be relieved by making offerings to the God by nailing a coin onto the wood.

    89. Upper Mustang Trekking- Upper Mustang is one of the most scenic places in Nepal. It offers more different scenery that the usual trekking sites; ochre sandstone cliffs, barren lands and heavy Tibetan culture.
     
    90. Trek to Barun Valley- Barun valley, placed in the Eastern part of Nepal. The trek it offers might be a little strenuous but the ending reward is invaluable. Nature is barely interfered with, thus retaining its lushness at its peak.

    91. Khumbu Glacier- Khumbu glacier is located in Northeastern Nepal, between Mt. Everest and Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. An interesting yet dangerous, natural event that occurs in the Khumbu glacier is the Khumbu Icefall.

    92. Take a Hot Spring at Tato pani- Taking a hot spring at Tao pani should be considered as one of the top listed offbeat things to do in Nepal. Soaking in the hot springs will be an immense relief to the muscles as well as the mind.

    93. Heli-Skiing at Kanchenjunga- Among other places in Nepal that offer Heli-Skiing, Kanchenjunga is adored. The beautiful white snow clad mountain will surely tempt you to slide down its slopes and enjoy the rush.

    94. Upper Dolpo Trekking- Upper Dolpo trekking route is situated near the Nepal-Tibetan border. It is a restricted trekking region that will require a permit to trek. Some of the main highlights are the Shey Phoksundo Lake, ancient monasteries, and isolated villages.

    95. Langtang Trek- Langtang valley is located near Kathmandu city. The Langtang trek is a less tiring trek as it doesn't have many steep routes. The fresh air and the pristine beauty all around are very appealing. Hence, Langtak trek must be on the list of top things to do in Nepal.

    96. Trek to Kala Patthar- Kala Patthar trek happens in the Khumbu region of Nepal and is a relatively short trek of a few hours. Its name Kala Patthar, meaning black rock, comes from the colouration of the rock at its peak; which is a dark black. 

    97. Visit Phoksundo Lake- The magnificent Phoksundu Lake is located in Dolpo district. This lake is by far the bluest lake that strikingly contrasts with the surrounding greens. Places of worship are situated in near vicinity of the lake as well.

    98. Hunting in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve- Dhorpatan hunting reserve is the only hunting reserve in Nepal. It offers trophy hunting of certain animals like Blue sheep and Himalayan Tahr. Hunting of some animal has been banned due to the species becoming endangered.

    99. Imja Tse and Mera Peak Climbing- Imja Tse is more commonly known as Island peak due to its location in the middle of Chhukung Valley; like an island in a sea of ice. While Imja Tse is for more professional trekkers, Mera Peak is more suitable for the amateurs.

    100. A plate of fried potato at Newa Lahana- Newa Lahana is a Nepalese traditional restaurant and museum managed by the people of Thambahal tole. The scrumptious fried potatoes and many other dishes offered will make your mouth water.

    101. Skiing in Kanchenjunga Mountain- One of the most important things to do in Nepal includes skiing in Kanchenjunga Mountains. For skiing, you need to get in touch with some travel agencies or local organizations providing the facility. 

Sightseeing in Nepal

Adventure in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal

Camping in Nepal

Biking 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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