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    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.

    Special Offer: Kathmandu Heritage Tour at just Rs 2000 only

    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. 

  • Must do Things in Pattaya

  • 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 2019

    Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal 2019

    NNNNN1418 Ratings

    d15 Daysn14 NightslKathmandu

    O48,500

    Starting from

    O42,500

  • 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

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Nepal 2019

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Nepal 2019

    NNNNN472 Ratings

    d9 Daysn8 NightslPokhara

    O31,900

    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 Pokhara - Flat 20% off

    Upper Seti River Rafting in Pokhara - Flat 20% off

    NNNNN25 Ratings

    h3 HourslPokhara

    O4,198

    Starting from

    O3,358

  • 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

    h2 HourslKathmandu

    O14,375

    Starting from

    O11,500

  • 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 Flying in Pokhara - Flat 25% off

    Zip Flying in Pokhara - Flat 25% off

    NNNNM37 Ratings

    lPokhara

    O7,595

    Starting from

    O5,696

  • 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 with Transfers - Flat 25% off

    Bungee Jumping in Nepal with Transfers - Flat 25% off

    NNNNN25 Ratings

    lPokhara

    O6,199

    Starting from

    O4,599

  • 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

    NNNNN36 Ratings

    lPokhara

    O6,000

    Starting from

    O5,100

  • 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 Kathmandu - Flat 20% off

    Trishuli River Rafting in Kathmandu - Flat 20% off

    NNNNM41 Ratings

    h2 HourslKathmandu

    O3,100

    Starting from

    O2,650

  • 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
    Microlight Flight in Pokhara - Flat 23% off

    Microlight Flight in Pokhara - Flat 23% off

    NNNMM23 Ratings

    lPokhara

    O9,741

    Starting from

    O7,500

  • 10Visit Boudhanath (Stupa)

    Visit Boudhanath (Stupa)
    Image Credit : Michael Foley
    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

    Timings: Open 24 hours throughout the Year

    Price: 
    Rs 200 for foreign nationals to go to the Swayambhu Stupa
    Full Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu - Flat 30% off

    Full Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu - Flat 30% off

    NNNNN26 Ratings

    h8 HourslKathmandu

    O1,000

    Starting from

    O700

  • 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
    Image Credit : taylorandayumi
    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.

    Suggested Read: Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal 2019
  • 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
    Image Credit : ozbike.com
    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
    Image Credit : mike
    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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Hanuman Dhoka

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

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



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

Location
:Kathmandu Square.

Timings
:Admission Fee with Durbar Square Ticket.

Price
:10: 30 am to 4 pm.
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The Koshi Tappu

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

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

Location
: Bairawa, Nepal.
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Forests of Tinjure, Milke and Jaljale

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

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

Location
: TMJ route.
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Bhimsen Temple

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



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

Location
: Patan, Nepal.
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Everest High Passes and Peaks

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



Best time to visit
: October to Mid-May.

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

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

Prices
: $1300
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Pokhalde Peak

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



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

The best time to visit
: Mid March to May.

Price: $1425.

Difficulty Level
: Easy.
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Annapurna Conservation Area

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

 

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

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

Price
: $174 USD for 2 people.
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Basantapur

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

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

Location
: Sunsari District, Kosi Zone.
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Jagan Narayan Temple

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

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

Location
: Patan, Nepal.
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Hari Shanker Temple

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



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

Location
:Patan, Nepal.
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Taleju Bell

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



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

Location
: Patan, Nepal.

Timings
: From morning to evening.
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Godavari Botanical Garden

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

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

Location
: Godavari, Nepal.

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

Price
: USD 5 to 6.
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Bindyabasini Temple

The temple comes with its own beauty which makes the temple a beautiful place for tourists.

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



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

Prices
: Enty is free.

Difficulty Level
: Easy.

Best time to visit
: February
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Old Bazar

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



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

Best months to visit
: October to March.

Price
: Entry Free
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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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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 colors here are vivid and bright, which makes it more enticing for the travelers. A variety of merchandise and diverse range of products are sold at this place, which makes it more exciting for travelers. Here, you can buy anything from spices to textiles, bullions, electronics and food items. The market is home to several architectural sights as well.

Location
:Kathmandu.

Timings
:Open from morning to evening.

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

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