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SIGHT SEEING TOUR IN NEPAL
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

The very mention of Nepal invokes visions of high snow capped mountains and diverse cultures. Long before westerners were able to scale the sacred peaks, the Nepalis had established temples, monasteries, palaces and complex townships to rival the technologies of the world. Within a short radius of Kathmandu UNESCO has designated 7 World Heritage Sites. This is a country of intriguing mixtures of ethnic diversity, nature, architecture, arts and cultures. If you have limited time and you wish to familiarize yourself with Kathmandu and its offerings, a sight seeing tour would be the answer.

 

MAJOR SIGHTSEEING PLACES IN AND AROUND KATHMANDU VALLEY
The Kathmandu valley has a traditional as well as a modern setting. Surrounded by mountains on all sides, the valley consists of three cities of historic, cultural and political importance - Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. The valley is at 1136 m. above sea level.

 

Pashupatinath Temple:
PashupatinathThe Pashupatinath is the temple of Lord Shiva. It has two golden roofs and silver doors as part of its famous architecture. It is the holiest Hindu temple. From the banks of the Holy Bagmati River, which flows through the temple complex, you can observe the daily cremations.

 

Swaybunath Stupa:
SwaybunathA climb of about 400 stones steps leads you to the 2600 year old stupa, where it is said, that Buddha taught the Dharma. It is also known as ``monkey temple'' for the numerous monkeys which inhabit the surrounding forests and attempt to steal whatever you c

 

Boudhanath Stupa:
BoudhanathThis is one of the largest Buddhist Stupas (enclosing the remains of an eminent Lama) in the world. Many other monasteries surround this Stupa.

 

Patan City:
patanThe very ancient city of Patan is about 5 km south of Kathmandu. The Newari people who mainly inhabit this region are regarded as the indigenous people of the Valley.

The Newaris are acclaimed for their architecture, wood carving and creativity, using silver and gold. This is a city of grand and ancient architecture.

 

Bhaktapur:
Bhaktapur Durbar SquareSituated at an altitude of 1400 m., some 14 km east of Kathmandu, is this medieval city. This city is famous world wide for its temples, palaces and production of clay pots.

 

Nagarkot:
nagarkotHow can you visit the Kingdom without venturing to one of the most relaxed mountain resorts. Here, on clear morning and evenings, you can observe the Himals, bathed in sunlight, Only one and half hours drive from Kathmandu.

 

Dhulikhel:
DhulikhelThis ancient Newari settlement which is 30 km east of Kathmandu offers superb sunrise and sunset views of the 17 Himals.

 

Kakani:
kakaniThirty kilometers north west of Kathmandu is the tranquil village of Kakani (famous for vegetables), with fabulous views of the Kathmandu Valley, the Ganesh mountains and other peaks.

 

PLACES OUTSIDE KATHMANDU VALLEY
The Kathmandu valley has a traditional as well as a modern setting. Surrounded by mountains on all sides, the valley consists of three cities of historic, cultural and political importance - Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. The valley is at 1136 m. above sea level.
 

 

Pokhara:
Pokhara202 km. west of Kathmandu is the tranquil setting of Pokhara, situated on the shores of Lake Fewa Tal at 830 m. From the roof tops of the hotels and guest houses you can observe the snow capped peaks of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri etc. Across the lake local fisherman in their dugout canoes ply their trade and tourists attempt the art of paddling. Remember when visiting Pokhara please slow down your walking to enjoy this relaxed lifestyle.

 

Lumbini
LumbiniLumbini Nepal, is the birth place of Lord Buddha and is listed as a World Heritage Site. The main attraction is the Sacred Garden consisting of historic treasures of the region. The Maya Devi temple is an attraction not only for pilgrims and tourist, but also for archeologists, for here is a bas relief of Maya Devi giving birth to Buddha. Also there is the oldest monument in Nepal, the Ashoka pillar erected by the famous Indian Emperor Ashoka in 249 B.C. Many more interesting sites await you. Lumbini is connected to Kathmandu via a one hour flight or eight hour bus trip.
 

Note:
We provide detailed information on each region throughout the following pages along with the descriptions of the popular trekking areas, the routes and possible itineraries.

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