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Kathmandu
Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is one of the world\'s oldest cities. The old part of the city, with narrow medieval streets and lovely little shrines, centers on the Durbar Square. Here one can find distinctive pagoda-roofed temples, stone sculptures, old monasteries and historic monuments.

Kathmandu Darbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square is in the heart of old city Kathmandu in Basantapur. The complex was residence to Nepal\'s royal family before the construction of the Narayanhiti Palace. The king no longer lives in the Hanuman Dhoka (old Royal palace) in Kathmandu – the palace was moved north to Narayanhiti about a century ago. The founding of the Palace dates back to Licchavi times. With considerable renovations by Malla rulers and later the Ranas, construction was accomplished progressively over many centuries.

The Durbar is divided into two courtyards, the outer comprising Kasthamandap, Kumari Ghar, and Shiva-Parvati Temple, and the inner consisting of Hanuman Dhoka and the main palace. It also houses two museums. Important ceremonies, including the coronation of the Nepali monarch, are held in the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Most parts of the palace premise are open for tourists throughout the week during office hours.

Pashupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for Shiva devotees. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Shiva the Destroyer, is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal. Although the Pashupatinath Temple was only built in the fifth century and later renovated by Malla kings, the holy site is said to have existed from the beginning of the millennium. It holds a very strong religious belief. If a Hindu takes his/her last breath at Pashupatinath and her/his body is cremated here and ashes are sprinkled in the holy water of Bagmati it is believed that her/his soul is released from the cycle of rebirth and finds the ultimate nirvana or salvation. UNESCO designated Pashupatinath temple as World Heritage Site in 1979.

Boudhanath Stupa
The largest Stupa in South Asia situated 6km east of the city center Bouddhanath is one of the most auspicious pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. The huge Stupa stands 36m high on the ancient trade route to Tibet. It is believed that Bouddhanath Stupa was built in the 5th century and entombs the remains of a Kasyap sage who is respected by both Hindus and Buddhists. The Tibetan refugees, who migrated in 1950s to Nepal, settled around Bouddhanath and today it has become the center of Tibetan Buddhism in the world where one can still observe the Tibetan lifestyle in Bouddhanath. Tibetans and monks in maroon robes with prayer wheels in their hands still practice the rituals. Devotees still hold big functions during celebratory in particular occasions, Buddha Jayanti – Buddha’s Birthday. UNESCO listed Bouddhanath in World Heritage List in 1979.

Showyambhunath Stupa
Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and mysterious of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu Valley. Swoyambhu literally means \'Self-Existent One.\' Swoyambhunath is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago. An inscription dated 460 A.D. states that the construction was carried out by King Manadeva. By the thirteenth century Swoyambhunath had developed into an important Buddhist learning site. Large numbers of Buddhists and Hindus alike visit Swoyambhunath. Swoyambhu is perhaps the best place to observe the religious harmony in Nepal. The stupa is atop a hill, and requires considerable walk.

Budhanilakantha
The site of the Reclining Vishnu, possibly the largest image of Vishnu, lies 8 km north of the city. The five-yard long image on a sculptured bed of also considered a Vishnu incarnate, cannot cast eyes on the image without being harmed. (There is a replica of the image at Balaju which the King can visit.)

Bhaktapur Darbar square
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the center of Bhaktapur. The Square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights some of the finest medieval arts of Nepal.  Bhaktapur or also known as Bhadgaon, is a museum of medieval art and architecture with many fine examples of sculpture, woodcarving and colossal pagoda temples consecrated to different gods and goddesses. The city is shaped like a conch shell-one of the emblems of the god Vishnu and was founded by King Ananda Deva in A.D.889. The city is 1,402 meters above sea level. Pottery and weaving are its major traditional industries. The city lies fifteen Kilometers to the east of Kathmandu

Changunarayan Temple
Changu Narayan temple is situated on of a peaceful hilltop about 6km north of Bhaktapur near Changu village, which offers a beautiful view of the surrounding hills, valley and mountains. This astounding artifact is believed to be an ancient temple built in the Kathmandu Valley some 1600 years ago. It is dedicated to Narayan, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is also worshipped by Hindus as the auspicious shrine of Vishwarupa. The two-tiered pagoda-styled temple, the struts with the carvings of ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu, the beautiful metal doors and the artifacts found inside the premises of the temple all signify the flawless talent of ancient craftsmen. This grand sanctuary reveals the secret of ancient Nepal. It was listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

Patan Darbar Square
Patan The ancient name of Patan is Lalitpur meaning, city of beauty. It is indeed a city of beauty and grace and is planned on a circular format with Buddhist stupas at each of the four points of the compass. The city is three Kilometers south-east of Kathmandu across the river Bagmati. Like Kathmandu, its center of attraction is its Durbar Square complex, situated right in the middle of the market place. The city is full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples with fine bronze gateways, guardian deities and wonderful carvings. Noted for its craftsmen and metal workers, it is also know as the city of artists. The city is believed to have been built during the reign of Vira Dev in A.D. 299.

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Out of Kathmandu Valley
Dhulikhel
Dhulikhel is scenic and town situated 30 kilometers east of Kathmandu on the Arniko Rajmarg (Kathmandu Kodari Highway). From here one can have a panoramic view of the Himalayan range. From the main town, a short visit to Namobuddha, with stupa and Buddhist Monastery is highly recommended site to visit. Panauti, a village noted for its numerous temples with magnificent woodcarving, is a short distance from Dhulikhel

Panauti
One of the finest all-Newar settlements in the region is the village of Panauti. It is built at the confluence of two rivers in a small valley surrounded examples of early temple architecture. The Indreshwar Mahadev Temple is architecturally and historically one Newari culture of the Kathmandu Valley. It is certainly a temple of fine proportions and exquisite carving, simple yet beautiful. The roof struts, showing incarnations of Shiva are matchless in their serenity. Archaeological findings may reveal the existence of a pre-Licchavi settlement in or around Panauti.

Namobuddha (meaning “Hail of Buddha”) 1700 m
-  A Sacred site for which untold centuries has drawn reverent pilgrims.  Drive one hour to Dhulikhel, 30 km east of Kathmandu on an ancient Tibetan trade route. The trek start point is Tudhikhel (1600 m) from where a rough trail climbs steeply to Kavre, a substantial village which gives its name to this district. A rough unhitched road exists to Namobuddha but is often not passable by vehicles. The trail avoids it, and passes through forested areas and scattered villages inhabited by Brahmins Chettris, Tamangs and Newars. In clear weather there are good views to the north of Gang Chenpo (6390 m) Dorje Lhakpa (6990 m) Purbi Chyachu (6658 m) and Gauri Sanker (2145 m).

A further two hour gradual uphill walk reaches the ancient Buddhist pilgrimage site of Namobuddha. There is a small village around the stupa and the top of the hill is adorned with prayer flags, chortens and monastery. Legend tells that Buddha sacrificed himself to a starving tigress to feed herself and her cubs.


Nagarkot
The ridge (2174 m) offers possibly the best display of the Himalaya including if you are lucky, a glimpse of a dark shape in the back that is Everest - while remaining in the proximity of the valley.

Shivpuri
Shivpuri (2760m), north valley, fine views can be had of Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli, Manaslu and Langtang range. The entire hill is a thick forest with good plant and birdlike and butterflies. Hike begins at Budanilkanta and takes four hours. Camp overnight (remember to carry water) and rise early for the sunrise. Returning, climb down to Baghdwar, source of the holy Bagmati, and stop for lunch at Narge Gompa, after which Budanilkanta is a short distance.

Godavari
Situated at the foot of Phulchowki, in the Godavari area are located the Royal Botanical Gardens; the Royal Department of Medicinal Plants and a fish farm. The garden houses thatched-roof picnic shelters, lily ponds, rushing streams and beds of seasonal flowers which has a notable collection of orchids, ferns and cacti. A clear water spring that emerges from a cave, known as Godavari Kunda, is revered by the Hindus. Every 12 years, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims come to bathe in the Kunda which is believed as having magical powers.

Phulchowki
20 kilometers southeast of Kathmandu is encircled by the tallest foothills in the Valley. It’s a triple peaked mountain culminating at 2,762m/9062 ft, its name meaning \'flower covered hill\'. especially in spring, when pilgrims climb high to fetch blossoms - orchids, clematis vines and rhododendrons - for offering to the mother of the forest, Phulchowki Mai, to whom two shrines have been built on the mountain.

The view from Phulchowki\'s summit can only be termed phenomenal. To the north the whole Kathmandu Valley lies at your feet. Beyond, the snow clad Himalayan range provides an incomparable backdrop. To the south you gaze across the valleys of the lower hill ranges that lead into the terai lowlands and India.

Dakshinkali
Situated in a natural recess between two mountains, at the spot where two streams unite between forested hillsides, is a place of considerable beauty - Dakshinkali. It is decorated with brass tridents and a canopy adorned with snakes. Inside, the main Kali statue is of black stone. The six armed goddess, trampling a male human, stands in the company of Ganesh, seven Ashta Matrikas and a free shaped stone of Bhairav. Legends say that Kali herself commanded a 14th century Malla king to build her this shrine.

The most spectacular, regular, open religious worship is performed in the Valley takes place here. Twice a week, a large scale animal massacre is staged; an even more incredible annual ritual is held during Dasain, with the image of Kali being bathed in blood. Fittingly, this is at a shrine to the Dakshin or \'southern\' Kali.

Palanchowk Bhagvati
It is one of the most impressive and rare aricient monument of Nepal located over 5,000 feet armidst the mainden natural  landscape over shadowed by the  majestic north eastern himalayan range.  The Palanchowk Bhagvati temple houses a three feet long  beautiful artistic  stone  image of Goddess Bhagvati.

Planchowk Bhagvati  stands as a symbol  of matriarchal prominence from the 5th century A D. The festive atmosphere, medieval  style Newari market, the unique and accomplished ancient statues besides the temple housing the statue makes senitising impact to every  visitor.

It takes about 2 hrs by surface from Kathmandu along the hills and valleys covering a distance of about 55 kilometers east of Kathmandu on the Kathmandu/Kodari (Tibet border) highway.

Kirtipur
Perched on a rock saddle, five kilometers southwest of Kathmandu is the picturesque town of Kirtipur. First established in the 12th century, it later became an independent kingdom and the last stronghold of the Mallas. Remains of the original fortification can still be seen.

A majority of the inhabitants are farmers, and most others are merchants. Besides farming, traditional occupations are spinning and weaving. Kirtipur arouses a feeling of walking back into Nepal\'s past. Some of the multi storied houses still have exquisite carved windows and all homes are laid out on stepped terraces.

Chobar
Legend tells us that the waters of the lake of Kathmandu escaped through the beautiful Gorge of Chobar after being released by Manjushri. This natural wonder, is located southwest of the city, where Chobar Hill, the highest point in a range of gentle hills, is sliced in two by the waters of the Bagmati River.

The famous Buddhist temple known as Adinath Lokeshwar is located here. The most remarkable features of this triple roofed structure - built in the 15th century are the numerous water vessels, pots and pans nailed to boards all along the building. Facing the shrine, a stone shikhara is believed to be the entrance to a stone cave that cuts through the hill, emerging at the Chobar Cave. On one side is a deep scar in the Chobar Hill which legend says was cut by Majushri\'s sword.

Pokhara
Pokhara, an enchanting city nestled in the tranquil valley (827m), is the starting point for many of Nepal’s most popular trekking and rafting destinations. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the fish-trail summit of Machachhapuchhre (6,977m) rising behind it create an ambience of peace and magic. The valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forests, gushing rivers, clear lakes and the world famous views of the Himalaya. Situated 200 km west of Kathmandu, Pokhara is connected by air as well as by road from Kathmandu and Bhairawa, a border town near India. Pokhara offers manificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machchhapuchhre, five peaks of Annapurna and others.

Muktinath & Jomsom
Muktinath & Jomsom: It is believed that all miseries / sorrows are relieved once you visit this temple (Mukti=Nirvana, Nath=God). The famous temple of Lord Muktinath lies in the district of Mustang and is situated about 18km northeast of Jomsom at an altitude of about 3,749m. The main shrine is a pagoda shaped temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Set into the wall around it is 108 waterspouts from which pour holy water. The temple is situated on a high mountain range and is visited during fair weather. There are two ways to get to Muktinath from Kathmandu. Either take a direct flight from Kathmandu via Pokhara to jomsom and hike for 7-8 hours via Kagbeni or trek all the way from Pokhara which takes 7-8 days. It is believed that one should visit this temple after competing pilgrimages of four Dhams in India. This temple is held sacred by Hindus as well as Buddhists. The Jwala Mai temple nearby contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural gas underground. Jomsom is a major center in the Annapurna region. There is a world-class accommodation facilities in Jomsom from where one can enjoy remarkable natural beauty.

Lumbini
Lumbini, the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautam. The Shakya prince and the ultimate Buddha, the Enlightened One, is the pilgrimage destination of the world’s millions of people faithful to all schools of Buddhism. UNESCO lists this nativity site, identified by Indain Emperor Ashoka’s commemorative pillar as a World Heritage Site. The main attraction of Lumbini remains the Sacred Garden which spread over 8sq km, possessing all the treasures of the historic area. The Mayadevi temple is the main attraction for pilgrims and archaeologists alike. Here we find a bas relief of Mayadevi, Lord Buddha’s mother giving birth to him. Standing west to the Mayadevi shrine is the oldest monument of Nepal, the Ashoka Pillar. Emperor Ashoka erected the pillar in 249 BC to commemorate his pilgrimage to the sacred site. To the south of the pillar, we find the sacred pond, {Puskarni} where Queen Mayadevi had taken a bath just before giving birth to Lord Buddha. Places of various interest surrounds the area There are other places of interest too nearby. It is accessible by air from Kathmandu to Bhairawa. From Kathmandu it takes about eight hours by bus or car.

Chitwan
Chitwan is one of the finest national parks in Asia, renowned for its concentration of wildlife and top class tourist lodges, which provide the opportunity to see animals in their natural habitat. Chitwan which means the ‘heart of the jungle’ is among the last surviving example of the continuous band of forests and grasslands, which once extended from the Indus River in Pakistan to the Burmese border. The main attraction here is the Royal Chitwan National Park, One of the largest forests regions in Asia teeming with wildlife such as the rare great one-horned rhinoceros, several species of dear, sloth bear, leopard, wild boar, fresh water, dolphin, crocodile, more than 350 species of birds and the elusive Royal Bengal tiger. Royal Chitwan National Park is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site (natural) list. Visitors to Chitwan may enjoy elephant back excursions, nature walks, canoe trips and jungle treks. There are several authorized agencies to organize such safaris. Visitors may also take a river raft. First driving from Kathmandu to the river Trishuli or Seti Khola. The five-hour drive to Chitwan (165km overland) from Kathmandu is filled with thrilling views of the hills, rivers and plains with jungles on either side.

Gorkha
Gorkha is the birthplace of King Prithvi Narayan Shah the great, the founder of modern Nepal. Situated on a hill overlooking the snowy peaks of the Himalaya is a beautiful old palace known as Gorkha Durbar. There are two attractive temples of Gorakhanth and Kali inside the place precinct. Gorkha can be reached in about six hours by road from Kathmandu and four hours from Pokhara.

A side trip to Manakamana
Temple, on the way to Gorkha is very enjoyable and interesting. The Nepalese believe that MANAKAMANA Goddess fulfills the wishes of all people and that\'s one reason why the temple is visited by the tourist and the locals all through the year.

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