BEST DESTINATIONS IN NEPAL

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BEST NEPAL DESTINATIONS
‘country enriched with colorful culture-festivals and high mountain range’

Best Nepal Destinations where nearly areas of the country are interesting to explore and to soak within a local culture steeped with ancient history, old religions of both Hindu and Buddhism includes old royal palaces which are worth a visit. Best Nepal Destinations covers from low sub-tropical foothills of Himalaya to cooler alpine high hills to mountainous area within arctic zone of ice and glaciers that make Nepal one of the most fascinating destinations to experience once in your lifetime.

Nepal offers various exciting destination for all age and as well for school-college groups including corporate people where one can take a break from daily routine of works and enjoy fresh mountain air around Best Nepal Destinations. Best Nepal Destinations where wide-world interested travelers can join in as per your holiday duration from few days to a week or more with enjoyable and exciting times and in the comfort of nice hotels, guest house or luxury resorts.

Best Nepal Destinations are as follows as per people interest and delights as follows:

Stone carvings seen in a rock alongside the trail to Everest Base Camp, seen with the peak of Ama Dablam in the background, Khumbu, Nepal

Photo:
Steele Burrow

For Sightseeing Tour at places of interest:

Tour of World Heritage Sites and Historical / Religious Monuments which is Nepal most famous for where sightseeing tour starts right from the capital Kathmandu, also the commercial hub of the country, where travelers can join in for a day tour or more with excellent guide tour that takes you around.

HANUMAN DHOKA (Durbar Square)

A large square with a historic seat of Nepal Royal from past to former kings, the square with old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. This is where the King of Nepal was crowned. Interesting place to visit in the square includes Taleju Temple built by King Mahendra Malla in 1,549 A.D. The gigantic figure of Kal Bhairav, the God of Destruction. Basantpur Durbar or Nautalle Durbar built by King Prithvi Narayan Shah. Coronation Platform (Nasal Chok ). Hall of Public audience (Gaddi Baithak) Statue of King Pratap Malla-Big Bell-big Drums and Jaganath Temple. Temple of Kumari (The Living Goddess); A temple and residence of Living Goddess; Kumari, located in the hub of Hanuman Dhoka Palace square

Pashupatinath Temple:

Located at a distance of 5 k.m. towards east of Kathmandu on the bank of holy Baghmati River, the temple dedicated to lord Shiva, (one of the main Three Gods of Hindu religion) it has two tiered golden roof and silver doors. It is famous for its superb architecture. It is a center of annual pilgrimage on the day of Maha Shiva-Ratri (Shiva Birth Anniversary).

Swayambhunath Stupa:


Nepal’s most famous and important landmark, listed in world heritage sites as well one of world’s most glories Buddhist stupa, with a history of more than 2,600 years old, popularly called as “Monkey Temple” due to many Rhesus species monkeys that dwell around a small thick forest near the stupa. Nepal’s most famous and important landmark, listed in world heritage sites as well one of world’s most glories Buddhist stupa, with a history of more than 2,600 years old, popularly called as “Monkey Temple” due to many Rhesus species monkeys that dwell around a small thick forest near the stupa.

Boudha (Bodhnath) (Boudhanath) Tibetan stupa in Kathmandu, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nepal, Asia

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Simon Montgomery

Bouddhanath Stupa:

Bouddhanath located east from the city limits a big colossal ancient dome-shaped stupa believed largest in the world with all Seeing Eyes of Lord Buddha, built by Lichchhavi King Mana Dev in the 5th A.D. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels.

Day Extension Tour for more days:

Dakshinkali:


Temple of Dakshikali situated 10 k.m. south of Kathmandu city. This place holds an important pilgrimage, drawing over 400,000 pilgrims a year. Pilgrims visit this temple to offer prayers and animal sacrifices to the Goddess Kali.

Buddhanilkanta:


Located about 8 k.m. north of Kathmandu, at the base of Shivapuri hill. The beautiful idol of Sleeping Vishnu on the bed of Serpents in the mid of the pond, the history dates back more than a 7th century old.

Patan / Lalitpur and Bhaktapur and beyond:

Other best Nepal destinations cover Patan / Lalitpur and Bhaktapur cities located within the valley enriched with old palaces and historical monuments with various interest sites treasured by UNESCO World Heritage. Besides Kathmandu valley and the city where hill station is the best for mountains and Himalayan range with stunning sunrise views from high hills of scenic Nagarkot and Dhulikhel where one can find great comfort of nice standard and deluxe mountains resorts and hotels.

Pokhara city:

When in Nepal a must to visit Pokhara, which you will regret if you give it a miss or skip, Pokhara one of the most scenic and picturesque places in whole Himalaya and probably in this planet. Located 220 k.m. driving distance from Kathmandu with half-hour flight to reach at Pokhara, a lovely city blessed with the natural beauty of high snow-capped mountains Annapurna range of peaks with majestic Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’.

unrise from Sarangkot, Pokhara, Nepal, Himalayas, Asia

Photo:
Christian Kober

An amazing place Pokhara surrounded by green hills within the verdant valley and serene lakes of Phewa and Begnas that captures the reflection of the snow-capped mountain range. Renowned and most popular touristic destination after Kathmandu where you can spend a day or more to a week in this fascinating city, where most trekking and other adventure around Annapurna and Dhaulagiri areas starts and ends.

Chitwan National Park for wild-life Safari:

Chitwan National Park regarded as Asia’s number one for exciting wild-life safari where one can spend for 2 days or more with exciting thrills on elephant back on the lookout for rare and elusive animals like Royal Bengal Tiger, One Horned Rhinoceros with other various species of mammals with different varieties of exotic bird-life all in the comfort of nice jungle lodge and resorts.

Chitwan National Park located Mid South of Nepal within easy reach from Kathmandu of 4-5 hrs drive and by air of 30 mins to land within sub-tropical and flatland of Nepal where deep dense green jungle are found.

Lumbini:


Birthplace of Lord Buddha also known as the ‘Light of Asia’ a tour of few days visit lord Buddha birthplace in Lumbini along with other historical and famous religious sites, located far southwest of Nepal. Lumbini can be reached taking 7-8 hours of scenic and exciting overland journey or the fastest and shortest way by panoramic flight to land at Bhairawa and then at Lumbini for few nights in the comfort of nice hotels and lodge.

Buddhist monks of the Great Sakya Monlam prayer meeting at Buddha’s birthplace, Lumbini, Nepal, Asia

Photo:
Julian Bound

Best Time and Seasons:

Nepal can be visited nearly all seasons of the year except the monsoon wet months from mid-June to mid-September. March to May best times during spring and pre-summer times, when days are mostly clear for views and scenic drive.October to February during autumn/fall and winter most days are clear for views and pleasant walks or drive, but with short sunlight hours can be very cold in the morning and night times including shades away from sunlight.

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