and Hinduism, the principal philosophies of Nepal co-exist in Nepal
with best example of tolerance in the world. As diverse as the land,
the people of Nepal represent distinct cultures and races and speaking
variety of tongues. A common feature is that they speak the language
of courtesy and hospitality is a national culture. Though small in
size, Nepal offers the visitors a wide opportunity to explore Nepal's
rich culture. It now contains countless architectural monuments, and
vestiges of varied cultural and religious traditions.
note:- there are numerous combinations of tours in Nepal,
which do not require you to be exceedingly fit. We can tailor a
tour to your needs and your time restraints. You can join your tour
with Trekking or with Rafting or with Jungle safari also.
Major sight seeing places in Nepal
Kathmandu Valley, an area of 360 sq. km, is situated at an altitude
of 1336m above sea level. If you fly in, you will clearly see how
isolated and unusual the valley is: embedded like a jewel amongst
endless rugged mountains. An extra ordinary richness of cultureeveloped
during the centuries of isolation has endowed the ancient cities
of the valley with a legacy of temples, shrines and places of magnificent
form and unequaled craftsmanship. Kathmandu (Kantipur), Patan (Lalitpur),
Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon) and Kirtipur are the cities of Kathmandu Valley.
The valley has often been described as an open-air art gallery.
Thousands of shrines in brick, stone, metal and wood are scattered
throughout the valley. Several of them have been designated as UNESCO
world heritage sites.
to visit in Kathmandu Valley are:
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Swayambhu nath (monkey temple)
This sacred place is the birthplace of Buddha, is situated 250 kilometers
southwest of Kathmandu. A broken pillar erected in 249 BC by the
first major Buddhist ruler of India, Emperor Ashoka, proclaims in
a now-extinct script that the emperor made three pilgrimages to
the holy site. Lumbini recognized all over the world and its development
is being undertaken by Buddhists from everywhere. In the same spirit,His
Majasty’s Government of Nepal formed the Lumbini Development
Trust in 1985 to oversee this development of the entire Lumbini
area as a religious and pilgrimage center.
an hour’s drive northwest from Lumbini lies the interesting
archaeological site of Tilaurakot. This has been identified as Kapilvastu,
the capital of King Suddhodhana (Prince Siddhartha’s father)
where the Buddha as Prince Siddhartha spent the early years o his
Pokhara is said to be paradise of Nepal. The Pokhara Valley is one
of the most picturesque places. The lakes- Phewa, Begnas, and Rupa
enhance the beauty of the Valley, which have their source in the
glacial region of the Annapurna Range of the Himalayas. Pokhara
is situated 200 kilometres northwest of Kathmandu and is connected
by air as well or by a five-hour ride from Kathmandu. Pokhara Valley
is situated at an altitude of 827 metres from the see-level. For
mountain viewers, Pokhara offers the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri,
Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, and five peaks of Annapurna range. Pokhara
is one of the few places in the world to provide such a dramatic
view in a subtropical setting. Machhapuchhre also called Fish-Tail
Mountain, that is situated only 28 kilometres from Phewa Lake, and
not a single mountain range intervenes between the two natural enties.
Pokhara's numerous lakes, known as "Tal" in Nepali offer
tourists facilities like fishing, boating and swimming.
The major sightseeing places in Pokhara are:
Fall Mahendra Cave
Seti River Gorge Bindabasini Temple
Tibetan Refugee Camp Lake Side
Tansen (1371m) lies in western part of Nepal, is popular for its
natural beauty and as summer resort due to it exotic setting and
favorable climate, . It is one of the largest hill towns in Nepal
Tansen served as the capital of the tiny Kingdom of Palpa before
it was annexed into the unified Nepal. Nestled on top of the highest
hill in the area, Tansen offers a breathtaking view of Dhaulagiri,
Annapurna, and Manasalu to the north contrasted by the forests and
valley farmhouses to the south. The town is rich in ancient temples
and other places of historical and cultural interest.
Nagarkot is a popular and very beautiful hill station that is situated
32 kilometres east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2,175 m above
the sea level. It takes an hour’s drive to get there following
the same route till a kilometer before Bhaktapur City from where
the road turns left towards Nagarkot. The panorama of the major
peaks of eastern Nepal Himalayas including Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest,
8,848m), can be seen from here. The breath - taking view of Himalayan
peaks like Manaslu (8,463), Ganesh Himal (7,111 m), Langtang (7,246
m), Choba Bhamre (6,016 m), Gaurishanker (7,134 m) and Numbur (6,975
m) are also clearly seen from Nagarkot. These mountains can be clearly
observed during sunrise.
Chitwan is situated about 130 Kilometer southwest of Kathmandu.
It is very famous for consistence of Royal chiwan National park,
which provided habitat for one horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger,
wild elephant, deers, sloth bear, leopard, wild boar, crocodile,
more than 500 different species of birds and many more. Only this
not only the features of Chitwan, Tharu culture and people are another
feature too. Tharus are the main indigenous ethnic groups in chitwan.
They are well known for their resistance to malaria. A stroll or
a ride through the Tharu village will provide an opportunity to
see their tradition and culture. Chitwan offers wide ranges of accommodation
and jungle safari tours.
Located southwestern Nepal, Bardia National Park has the reputation
of having best chance of tiger sighting. More secluded and less
developed than Chitwan, Royal Bardia is alive with wildlife, deer,
tiger, rhino, leopard, wild elephants, fresh water dolphins, crocodiles,
a variety of snakes and over 400 species of birds are found here.
Tucked away and exclusive, the easiest way of reaching the park
is a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.
Situated at 2100m. above sea level, 80 kilometer from Kathamandu,
Daman is known for its views of Himalayan peaks Everest, Annapurna,
Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa , Gauri Shanker, Cho
Oyu,can all be seen. The viewing tower offers an amazing panoramic
view of 300 miles of the Himalayan range.
Dhulikhel is a Newar town situated 30 km southeast of Kathmandu
on the side of the Arniko Raj marga (Kathmandu-Kodari Highway) on
the way to the Nepal - Tibet boarder. Dhulikhel is popular for natural
beauty ancient tradition. one can have a panoramic view of the Himalayas
from Karyolung in the east to Himalchuli in the west
Gorkha Durbar a fort, palace and temple complex, is the highlight
of a visit to Gorkha. It lies almost mideway between kathmandu and
Pokhara after traveling from Kathmandu towards pokhara for 118 Kilometers,
the deversion to Gorkha is on the intersection at Abu Khairahani,
and from there it is a short 18 Kilometers drive northward to the
birthplace of king Prithivi Narayan Shaha, the first ruler of the
Shah Dev Dynasty.
on a hill overlooking the snowy peaks of the Himalaya is the beautiful
Gorkha Durbar, a fort, palace and temple complex. It was built during
the reign of King Ram Shah (1606-1636). It was from this very palace
the king Prithivi Narayan Shah began his campaign to unify the kingdom
of Nepal. The temples of Gorkhnath and kali are the outstanding
examples of Nepal of Nepali architecture.