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Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath

Lord Shiva is worshipped as Pashupati the Lord of all living creatures. The temple of Pashupatinath is 6 Km east of Kathmandu. Pasupat-Chhetra (site of Pashupatinath) is one of the holiest places in Nepal for Hindus all over the world. Many Hindu Pilgrims come Pashupatinath round the year. Hundreds of thousands of Hindu from all over World make Pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri (Night of Shiva, one day before black moon in February). There are many temples of various Hindu Gods in the holy site. Guheswori temple is the most important among other temples. A walk from this temple to Aryaghat (cremation site) near Pashupatinath temple is very popular among non-Hindu tourists.
Entrance fee: Rs. 1000.00;

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Bouddhnath

Bouddhnath

Bouddhanath Stupa is a holiest Lama Buddhist temple in Nepal at Bouddha, Kathmandu. The white Bouddhanath Stupa is perhaps largest Stupa in the world. Bouddhanath is also a largest center for Tibetan Buddhism outside Tibet. The Stupa stands on a large mandala. The most striking of the Stupa is the Eyes at all four sides of the Stupa. The strupa is rennovated after 2015 earthquake. To know more about Tibetan Buddhism there are several Tibetan monasteries are around Stupa. The most famous one is Kaplan monastery, a 10 minute drive from the Stupa.
Entrance fee: Rs. 250.00; SAARC: 150.00

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Swoyambhunath

Swoyambhunath

Swoyambhunath (popularly known as monkey temple) is an ancient temple complex on a small hill at the west of Kathmandu city. Swoyambhunath is most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu valley. However for the Tibetan Buddhist it is second to Boudhanath. The Swayambhunath complex consists of a stupa, shrines, and temples, some dating back to the Lichchavi period. The temple complex can be accessed by a long stairway with 365 steps or by a car road around the hill. Perhaps Swoyambhunath hill is the best site for Kathmandu city view.
Entrance fee: Rs. 200.00; SAARC: Rs. 50.00

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Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu durbar square is UNESCO World heritage site. The durbar square complex is in the heart of old Kathmandu city. The complex site had been place for royal palaces and temples since Licchhavi period (3 century A. D.). The main attractions are Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Basantpur palace, Gaddi Baithak, Kal Bhairav, Taleju temple, Living Goddess Kumari's house, big bell and big Nagada, and the pagoda called Kasthmandap from which the Kathmandu is derived. Unfortulately several buidldings including Kasthmandap pagoda are destroyed by the April 2015 earthquake.
Entrance fee: Rs 1000.00; SAARC: Rs. 150.00

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Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square is within old city. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Main monuments in Patan durbar square are Royal Palace (now a museum), Krrishna Mandir, Kumari Chowk, Tushahiti (Royal bath), Bhimsen temple, King Yogendra Malla's statue, big bell, etc. Near by destinations Mahabouddha, Kumbheswar temple, Hiranya Mahabihar, Ashok stupa, etc.
Entrance fee: Rs. 1000.00; SAARC: Rs. 125.00

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Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is in old Bhaktapur city of Kathmandu valley which is also known as Bhadgaon. The durbar square is in front of an old Royal palace with 55 windows and a golden gate. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu valley. The Bhaktapur Durbar square complex is an union of 4 squares Durbar square, Taumadi Square, Dattatreya Square, and Pottery Square. The National Art gallery in the palace, Dattatreya Temple, Bhairavnath temple, Nyatpole Temple at Taumadi, etc. are main attractions. Some of the temples are ruined by 2015 earthquake.
Entrance fee: US$ 15.00; SAARC: Rs. 500.00

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Changunarayan

Changunarayan

Changunarayan Temple is situated at the top of the hill surrounded by forest of Champ (Golden Michelia) tree. Changunarayan temple is the oldest UNESCO World heritage site in Kathmandu valley. The temple is also believed to be the oldest temple of Nepal, and an ancient stone tap, on the way to Changunaran, is believed to have existed since Lichhavi era. The temple is surrounded by sculptures and arts related to Lord Vishnu including Chakra, Sankha, Kamal, and Khadga all on top of stone pillars with Sanskrit inscription, which is considered to be the oldest inscription of Nepal. These pillars were erected by Lichhavi King Manadeva in 464 AD. Changunarayan hill is 20 kilometer east of Kathmandu city.
Entrance fee: Rs. 100.00; SAARC: Rs. 25.00

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Budhanilkantha

Budhanilkantha

Budhanilkantha Temple is at foot of the Shivapuri mountain at north Kathmandu valley. The main statue of Budhanilkantha is considered the largest stone carving in Nepal. The statue is carved from a single block of black basalt stone. The temple is also known as the Narayanthansthan (the Temple of Narayan). The statue is 5 meters long and is placed in the middle of a pool of water, which is 13 meters long depicting the Lord Vishnu reclining on the coils of the cosmic serpent called Sheshanag. The statue is seven century old. It is interesting to note that there are no basalt stone in that part of the valley.

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Lumbini garden

Lumbini

Lord Buddha was born in Nepal at Lumbini. He was born as a prince called Siddhartha Gautam. The birth site was then developed into a beautiful garden. The beautiful Garden in the Buddha's time still retain its legendary charm and beauty and remains in the present day Lumbini Garden. Lumbini is about 20 minute drive from Shiddarthnagar, a town in mid western Nepal.

Places of interest: Maya Devi Temple (birth site), Asoka Pillar, Archeological excavation sites, various Buddhist temples and monasteries from Buddhist countries from all over worlds. Tilaurakot was the capital city in the Lord Buddha era. The archeological excavation around Tilaurakot is another attraction.

Access: Lumbini is best accessed by car, Local bus, and Air (Kathmandu) and from India via Gorakhpur. A near by town Sunauli is the Immigration post between India and Nepal.

Please note that: From Kathmandu one day tour by air is done easily.

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Kathmandu valley

Kathmandu valley

Kathmandu is a capital city of Republic of Nepal is in beautiful valley. The Kathmandu valley (1450 M) is famous for scenic beauty, beautiful countryside, ethnic settlements, and pilgrimages of holiest shrines for Hindus and Buddhists. Kathmandu valley has three regal cities called Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan), and Bhaktapur.

 

The countryside in the valley are cultural and heritage sites. Sankhu, Sundarijal, Changunarayan, Gokarna forest, Kirtipur, Bungmati village, Chapagaon and Bajra Barahi temple, Thimi, Chobhar, Dakhinakli Temple, Lele, etc. are famous destinations which are easily accessed by car.

Kathmandu valley

Kathmandu: Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swoyambhunath, Kathmandudurbarsquare, Budhanilkantha, Balaju Water garden, Narayanhity Durbar Museum, etc.

Patan: Patandurbarsquare (Krishna Temple, Kumari chowk, etc.), Hiranyavarna Mahabihar, Kumbheswore Temple, Asoka Stupa, Tibetan Refugee Camp, etc.

Bhaktapur: Bhaktapurdurbarsquare, Golden Gate, Nyatpole Temple, Dattatreya Temple, Bhairavnath temple, Taumadi tol, etc. Kailashnath Mahadev Statue is the world's tallest Lord Shiva statue is another attraction which is placed in Sanga border with Kavrepalanchok.

Kathmandu valley

There are many resort towns on the rim of Kathmandu valley. Such resort sites are very panoramic and are best spots to see a large range of Himalayas and also the best point to witness Sunrise and Sunset. Nagarkot on the northeast rim is the most visited resort town in the rim of Kathmandu valley. Dhulikhel, Hatiban, and Daman are other famous resort towns in the rim of valley. A very old trading post, Chandragiri now a resort town, is on the southwest rim which is accessed by cable car from Thankot. Dhulikhel and Hatiban are famous for countryside tour. Daman has widest Mountain View. Such resort towns are best accessed by car. However one day or two days hiking in and around rim of the valley will give you a glimpse of trekking in Nepal.

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Pokhara valley

Pokhara

Pokhara valley (827 M) is 200 Km west of Kathmandu valley. Pokhara is the most popular destinations in Nepal after Kathmandu. Pokhara is a land of natural beauty with lakes and mountains. The valley is famous for lakes, snow capped mountains, beauty, and splendid panoramic scenes. Fewa, Rupa, and Begnash are beautiful lakes in Pokhara. The peaks of MT. Fish Tail and MT. Annapurna and Lake Fewa are the land mark of Pokhara. These splendid mountain peaks are very gorgeous. The reflection of MT. Machhapuchhre and MT. Annapurna on lake Fewa is very panoramic. You will have a very few words to describe the view of MT. Machhapuchhre on a clear full moon night.

Pokhara

Places of Interest: Sheti Gorge, Davi's Fall, Mahendra Cave, Vindyavashini Temple, Barahi Temple, Fewa lake, Peace Stupa, Begnas Lake, Mountain Museum, Sarangkot, Kaundanda, Naudanda, etc.

Lake Fewa: is the largest lake in Pokhara valley. You can enjoy water sports like swimming, boating, fishing, etc. in the lake. Temple Barahi, another land mark of Pokhara, is a famous temple in the tiny island of the lake Fewa. Eastern bank of the lake, which is popularly known as Lakeside, is the main tourist residence area in Pokhara with full of restaurants, souvenir shops, banks, etc.

Adventure in Pokhara: Paragliding, Ultra flight, Zip flyer, white water river rafting, hiking, etc.

Pokhara

Access: Pokhara is well connected by road with Kathmandu, Chitwan, Lumbini and other parts of Nepal. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which is also air linked to Jomsom. You can make journey to Pokhara more adventurous by white water river rafting in Trishuli river. Trishuli river is a river of rafting grade 2+ flows along Prithvi Highways to Pokhara. Moreover Pokhara is a gateway to Mustang including pilgrimage to Muktinath, Kagbeni, etc.


Pokhara is start and end point of most of the trekking in Annapurna and Dhoulagiri regions. There are also plenty of sites around Pokhara valley where a short trekking or a day hiking is enjoyed.

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Jungle safari in Chitwan

Chitwan

The Chitwan National Park (932 sq. km.) 200 Km south west of Kathmandu is most most popular Wild Life Safari Park in Nepal. The National Park is the largest habitat for one horned Rhinos and is second largest habitat for Royal Bengal Tigers in Nepal. Other wild animals are: wild elephants, four species of Deer, Sloth bear, Gaur (bovine), wild Boar, Striped Hyena, Jackals, Crocodiles (Ghariyal and Magars), Leopards, Langoor (monkey), and many more. Endangered Birds like giant Hornbill, Bengal florican, black Stork, white Stork, etc. are among 450 species of birds found in the park.

Chitwan safari

Village Sauraha and Eco-tourism: Village Sauraha is an old settlement of ethnic Tharu people, is in buffer zone jungle of Chitwan National Park. Sauraha village is a best example of a jungle village, adjacent to the park, where Men and wild animals support each other for their living. The beach of River Rapti is a very popular spot in Sauraha. You can enjoy the best sunset view in a hot evening with a chilled drink.

Safari activities: You climb on an Elephant back, ride into the grassland which is as tall as an elephant and virgin forest of the Park to see Rhinos, tigers, and other wild animals. Plus: Jungle walks, Bird watching, Canoeing in a dug-out canoe, Visit to Elephant breeding center, etc.

Cultural: Tours in and around Tharu village and cultural programs performed by the ethnic Tharu communities. The Cultural variety includes famous stick dance and dance with guests.

Additional: Jungle drive by Jeep (seasonal), visit to Crocodile breeding center, visit to the exotic Bis Hazari Taal (Twenty Thousand Lakes), and Devghat tour.

Chitwan

By air: Daily flights from Kathmandu to Bharatpur Airport duration about 25 minute; US$ 114.00 per person and hotel transfer from the Bharatpur airport costs US$ 20.00 per person.

By Private vehicle: 4 Hours drive and you can enjoy en-route Cable Car ride to Mankamana Temple; from US$ 50.00 per person for a group of three; from Kathmandu or Pokhara.

By Tourist bus: 5-6 hours cost US$ 8.00 to 15.00 per person; from Kathmandu or Pokhara

By white water river rafting: You can make journey to Chitwan National Park more adventurous by white water river rafting. You can enjoy river rafting in Trishuli river (grade 2-3). The rafting trip in river Trishuli can be a trip of 1 to 2 days from Kathmandu. Or you can enjoy 2 days river rafting in Sheti river (grade 2-3) if you are going from Pokhara. Costs: from US$ 35.00 per person per day.

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Pilgrimage to Lumbini

Lumbini

Lord Buddha was born in Nepal at Lumbini. He was born as a prince called Siddhartha Gautam. The birth site was then developed into a beautiful garden. The beautiful Garden in the Buddha's time still retain its legendary charm and beauty and remains in the present day Lumbini Garden. Lumbini is about 20 minute drive from Shiddarthnagar, a town in mid western Nepal.

Places of interest: Maya Devi Temple (birth site), Asoka Pillar, Archeological excavation sites, various Buddhist temples and monasteries from Buddhist countries from all over worlds. Tilaurakot was the capital city in the Lord Buddha era. The archeological excavation around Tilaurakot is another attraction.

Access: Lumbini is best accessed by car, Local bus, and Air (Kathmandu) and from India via Gorakhpur. A near by town Sunauli is the Immigration post between India and Nepal.

Please note that: From Kathmandu one day tour by air is done easily.

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Gorakha and Manakamana

Gorakha

Gorakha is a mid-hill town lies between Kathmandu and Pokhara. The legend of Gurkhas begins here. Situated on a hill overlooking the snowy peaks of the Himalaya is the beautiful Gorakha Durbar. The Gorakha Durbar is a fort with palace and temple complex. It was from this very palace that King Prithvi Narayan Shah began his campaign to unify the present Kingdom of Nepal. Gorakha is also a starting point of Trekking in Manaslu region

Places of interest: Gorakha Durbar, Gorakhnath Temple, Gorakhkali Temple, etc.

Access: Gorakha is best accessed by car and bus.

Manakamana

Manakamana: is on the top of hill in Gorakha district. It is a scenic and pilgrim site. The Mankamana Temple is a famous temple where you wish to fulfill your wishes. Mankamana Temple is best accessed by cable car from Kuringhat at Highway between Kathmandu and Pokhara or by half day trekking.

Access: Kuringhat is best accessed by car. Thus the trip to Mankamana Temple can be made a part of the tour to Gorakha or Pokhara. One can do 3 hours white water rafting in Trishuli river with put out point on Kuringhat and can enjoy cable car ride to Mankamana temple.

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Muktinath temple

Muktinath

Muktinath: Muktinath temple is one of the holiest pilgrim destination for Vaishnav Hindu. It is one of the 106th sacred Muktichhetra (assured of salvation) of 108 sacred place of Vaishnavs. This region is called Muktichhetra where Lord Vishnu got himself free from the curse of Sati. The Muktichhetra is also a Shaligram region. The Shaligrams are found along the Kaligandaki river. You can visit to the largest Shaligram in this region. There is also a Jwaladevi, a divine flame, which is continuously burning since thousands of year in Muktinath Temple complex. The Muktinath temple is a pagoda shaped temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple site is at an altitude of 3800 m. The Muktinath Temple complex has 108 holy water spouts set on a wall for bath. The recent developments in the transport system to Muktinath region has made the pilgrimage possible for thousands of devout Vaishnavs who do not fancy trekking. Intrestingly Muktinath is also a pilgrimage for Buddhists.

Muktinath

Access: Muktinath Temple is best accessed by air up to Jomsom and then Jeep drive to Muktinath Temple. The road between Beni and Muktinath is under construction. You can consider a bumpy ride to Muktinath from Pokhara in a bus or a jeep can be considered in a fair weather.

Permit and fee: TEAM: $10.00 per person; ACAP: Rs 2000.00 person (Indian nationals: TEAM: Rs 300.00 per person; ACAP: Rs. 300.00 person)

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Bandipur

Bandipur

Bandipur is a medieval town lying on the stretch of the mountain and situated halfway between Kathmandu, the capital city and Pokhara. Bandipur is a modern day town with its old antique cultural atmosphere still intact. Bandipur is situated at 1030 m above sea level, and overlooks the Marsyangdi River Valley. The town was once a prosperous trading center, it was settled in the early nineteenth century by Newars from Bhaktapur, who develop it into an important stop along the India-Tibet trade route. With them they brought their rich cultural heritage and architecture to Bandipur.

Places of interest: Bazaar, Tudikhel, Shiddha Cave (largest in the Himalayas), etc.

Access: Half an hour drive from the Prithvi highway between Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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Dolakha

Dolakha

Dolakha is a small medieval town in the east of Kathmandu and Mt. Gaurishankar is the background Himalaya. Dolakha used to be an important town in the trading route to Lhasa, Tibet. The Bhimeshwar temple is located in Dolakha Bazar. The main statue featured in the temple is god Bhimsen. The statue is known to sweat and it is considered to be a bad omen for the people if it sweats on the left side. These days it is a starting point of various off beaten trekking destinations including Rolwalling.

Places of interest: Bhimsen temple, Dolakha bazaar, holy Mt. Gaurishankar darshan, temples in the vicinity are Kalinchwok Temple, Kali Temple, Tripurasundari, etc.

Access: 4-5 hour drive from Kathmandu.

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Janakpur

Janakpur

Nepal has a narrow belt of Gangetic plain in south along border with India. The plain is best known in Nepal as Terai. Janakpur is in mid-Terai and is famous Hindu pilgrimage site. Janakpur is a birthplace of Janaki Sita. Janaki Sita was married to Lord Ram of the Epic Ramayana. Janakpur region is also known as Mithila. The folk art from the region is famously known as Mithila art.

Places of interest: Janaki Temple, Bibaha Mandap, and numerous beautiful ponds, Mithila Art center.

Access: Jankapur is connected with Kathmandu by air and by road via Dhulikhel or via Mahendra highway. Oneday tour by air is done easily.

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Jungle safari in Bardiya

Bardiya

Bardiya National Park is the largest and most undisturbed wild area of the Terai, densely covered by Sal forests, reverie forests and grassland. The national park is the largest habitat of Royal Bengal tiger in Nepal. Within its confines of 968 square kilometers, there are animals such the rhinoceros, wild elephant, swamp deer, black buck, Ghariyal, wild boar, wild bison or Nilgai, Golden Jackal, Stripped Hyena, monkeys, sloth bear, and Gangetic dolphin. Endangered birds include the Bengal Florican, Lesser Florican, Silver- eared Mesia, and Saras Crane. Over 30 different animals, 200 species of resident and migratory birds, including many reptiles and fish are found thriving in this wilderness.

Bardiya

Jungle walk: To see Sal forest, open grass land, mammals and birds, and to track Tiger through their foot prints with the help of trackers.
Vilage walk: To see the village and life of Ethnic people Tharu.
Wait in machan: To see Bird, wild animals, and Royal Bengal Tiger (if lucky)
Elephant safari
Visit to Karnali river: To see fresh water Dolphins, crocodiles, and Bird watch
White water river rafting: through rapids, hillside forests, and deep jungle; Bird watching, sighting of Dolphins and crocodiles, etc.
Cultural program: by Tharu ethnics in their traditional colorful costumes. The variety includes famous stick dance and dance with guests.

Bardiya

By surface: Drive 10 to 12 Hours by Private car or by local bus from Kathmandu; or 4-5 hours drive from Lumbini

By air: Fly (90 minutes) and then 3 to 4 hour drive to Thakurdwara

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Birdwatching in Koshitappu

Koshitappu

Koshitappu Wildlife Reserve, with an area of 175 square kilometers, is situated in the embankments of the Sapta Koshi river system. The vegetation consists mainly of grassland, scrub and deciduous forests. This reserve is unique for its 100 or so surviving wild water buffaloes. Other animals are the hog deer, wild boar, spotted, and the Gaur. The species of birds total 280 here and includes 20 of ducks, two of ibises, many storks, egrets, herons and the endangered swamp partridges and Bengal floricans. The region is a resting place for migrating birds not seen anywhere in Nepal. Endangered Gharial crocodiles and Gangetic dolphins are also sighted in the Koshi River.

Safari in Koshitappu Wildlife Reserve
Day 01 Arrival in the resort and briefing about the program. Lunch. Bird walk in the marshland outside the reserve to see the storks, ibises, snipes, waterfowl etc. or optional elephant ride.
Day 02 Breakfast; Full day excursion on boat and four wheels drive with pack lunch to see waders, waterfowls, birds of prey, marsh crocodile, otters, wild water buffalo and gangetic dolphins including a visit to Pink Tower (full day), cultural dance followed by dinner.
Day 03 Bird watching around the camp area or leisure. Breakfast. Departure.

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Mt. Everest National Park

Mt. Everest

Mt. Everest National Park: Sagarmatha National Park is highest surface on Earth and has Highest peak popularly known as Mt. Everest (8,848 m). Namchebazar is the Sherpa settlement at the base of Mt. Everest. It is a focal point of the trekking in Mt. Everest region. Namchebazar is best accessed by air up to Lukla and then by 2 days trekking. The most popular trekking in Everest region are around Gokyo, Kalapattar, and Everest Base Camp. For the trekking detail you can visit trekking in Nepal including trekking in Mt. Everest region.

Namchebazar

Access: Fly to Lukla and two days trek to Namchebazar. or drive to Salleri and then trek to Namchebazar. The roads are better now and is all weather road. But still it is a 10 Hr. bumpy bus drive.

Permit and fee: TEAM: $10.00 per person; Sagarmatha national park fee: Rs. 3390.00 per person; Indian national: TEAM: Rs 300.00 per person and Sagarmatha national park fee: Rs. 1500.00

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Annapurna National Park

Annapurna

Annapurna National Park is in most scenic and panoramic range of Nepalese Himalayas. The National Park boundary starts from Rim of Pokhara valley to border with Tibet in the north. The tourism in and around Annapurna National Park is most successful Eco-Tourism in the world. For the trekking detail you can visit Trekking in the Annapurna region. Or you can take a bus or 4WD trip in a fair weather road along Kaligandaki river.

Mustang: The trail of Kaligandaki river take us to deepest Gorge in the world and then to a valley known as Mustang. Mustang has an airfield at Jomsom. A tour from Pokhara to Mustang is a journey of remarkable Trans-Himalayan tour.

Upper Mustang

Upper Mustang: The upper reach of the Kaligandaki valley is known as Upper Mustang, which is also known as "Forbidden land". Upper Mustang, being on other side of the Annapurna Himalaya, has a stark Tibetan landscape with cliff hanging monasteries, which contrasts with lush rice field and Hindu shrines at southern side of Annapurna.

Damodarkunda: is a glacier lake at the slope of Damodar Himal in Mustang. Damodarkund is one of the most important pilgrimage to Lord Vishnu. The pilgrimage is parallel to Kailas pilgrimage for Lord Shiva. The Damodar lake is located three days walk north east of the main Mustang trekking route and very close to the border with Tibet Damodar Kunda is the source of River Kaligandaki. The site is in the region of Shaligram and hence it is also called Shalgrams. Other names of River Gandaki are Kaligandaki, Saptagandaki, and Narayani.

Upper Mustang

Access: Drive or Fly to Jomosm and then Jeep drive to Lomanathang from Jomsom via Kagbeni

Permit and Fee: TEAM: $10.00 per person; ACAP: Rs 2000.00 person (Indian nationals: TEAM: Rs 300.00 per person; ACAP: Rs. 300.00 person)

Upper Mustang permit (additional): $ 500.00 per person for the first ten days and for more than 10 days $ 50.00 per person per day is applicable.

Kathmandu valley

Kathmandu valley: Kathmandu is a capital city of Republic of Nepal is in beautiful valley. The Kathmandu valley (1450 M) is famous for scenic beauty, beautiful countryside, ethnic settlements, and pilgrimages of holiest shrines for Hindus and Buddhists. There are seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu valley (400 sq. km.) itself. Kathmandu valley has three regal cities called Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan), and Bhaktapur.

Places of interest in Kathmandu: Balaju Water garden, Narayanhity Durbar Museum, Casino, etc.

Places of Interest in Patan: (Krishna Temple, Kumari chowk, etc.), Hiranyavarna Mahabihar, Kumbheswore Temple, Asoka Stupa, Godawari Botanical Garden, Tibetan Refugee Camp, etc.

Places of Interest in Bhaktapur: Golden Gate, Nyatpole Temple, Dattatreya Temple, Bhairavnath temple, Taumadi tol, etc. Kailashnath Mahadev Statue is the world's tallest Lord Shiva statue is another attraction which is placed in Sanga border with Kavrepalanchok.

Countryside of Kathmandu valley: The countryside in the valley are cultural and heritage sites. Sankhu, Sundarijal, Gokarna forest, Kirtipur, Bungmati village, Chapagaon and Bajra Barahi temple, Thimi, Chobhar, Dakhinakli Temple, Lele, etc. are famous destinations which are easily accessed by car.

Rim of Kathmandu valley: There are many resort towns on the rim of Kathmandu valley. Such resort sites are very panoramic and are best spots to see a large range of Himalayas and also the best point to witness Sunrise and Sunset. A very old trading post, Chandragiri now a resort town, is on the southwest rim which is accessed by cable car from Thankot. Nagarkot on the northeast rim is the most visited resort town in the rim of Kathmandu valley. Nagarkot is famous for Sunrise and Sunset view. Dhulikhel, Hatiban, and Daman are other famous resort towns in the rim of valley. Dhulikhel and Hatiban are famous for countryside tour. Daman has widest Mountain View. Such resort towns are best accessed by car. However one day or two days hiking in and around rim of the valley will give you a glimpse of trekking in Nepal.

Kathmandu view
Pokhara valley

Pokhara Valley: Pokhara valley (827 M) is 200 Km west of Kathmandu valley. Pokhara is the most popular destinations in Nepal after Kathmandu. Pokhara is not a historical or heritage site but it is a land of natural beauty with lakes and mountains. The valley is famous for lakes, snow capped mountains, beauty, and splendid panoramic scenes. Fewa, Rupa, and Begnash are beautiful lakes in Pokhara. The peaks of MT. Fish Tail and MT. Annapurna and Lake Fewa are the land mark of Pokhara. These splendid mountain peaks are very gorgeous. The reflection of MT. Machhapuchhre and MT. Annapurna on lake Fewa is very panoramic. On a clear day you can almost reach out and touch them. You will have a very few words to describe the view of MT. Machhapuchhre on a clear full moon day. Pokhara is start and end point of most of the trekking in Annapurna and Dhoulagiri regions. There are also plenty of sites around Pokhara valley where a short trekking or a day hiking is enjoyed.

Places of Interest: Sheti Gorge, Davi's Fall, Mahendra Cave, Vindyavashini Temple, Barahi Temple, Fewa lake, Peace Stupa, Begnas Lake, Mountain Museum, Sarangkot, Kaundanda, Naudanda, etc.

Lake Fewa: Lake Fewa is the largest lake in Pokhara valley. You can enjoy water sports like swimming, boating, fishing, etc. in the lake. Temple Barahi, another land mark of Pokhara, is a famous temple in the tiny island of the lake Fewa. Eastern bank of the lake, which is popularly known as Lakeside, is the main tourist residence area in Pokhara. it starts from the dam on Fewa lake (south) to the base of Sarangkot (north). Hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops, banks, etc. are conveniently located in and around Lakeside.

Adventure in Pokhara: Paragliding, Ultra flight, Zip flyer, white water river rafting, hiking, etc.

Access: Pokhara is linked by Prithvi Highway, Shiddarth Highways, and other minor roads. It is also air linked with Kathmandu, and Jomsom. You can make journey to Pokhara more adventurous by white water river rafting in Trishuli river. Trishuli river is a river of rafting grade 2+ flows along Prithvi Highways to Pokhara. Moreover Pokhara is a gateway to Mustang including pilgrimage to Muktinath, Kagbeni, etc.

Sceninc destination: Lake Fewa Paragliding in Pokhara Davi's fall
Mt. Everest national park and Namchebazar

Everest National Park and Namchebazar: Sagarmatha National Park is highest surface on Earth and has Highest peak popularly known as Mt. Everest (8,848 m). Namchebazar is the Sherpa settlement at the base of Mt. Everest. It is a focal point of the trekking in Mt. Everest region. Namchebazar is best accessed by air up to Lukla and then by 2 days trekking. The most popular trekking in Everest region are around Gokyo, Kalapattar, and Everest Base Camp. For the trekking detail you can visit Trekking in the Mt. Everest region.

Permit and fee: TEAM: $10.00 per person; Sagarmatha national park fee: Rs. 3390.00 per person; Indian national: TEAM: Rs 300.00 per person and Sagarmatha national park fee: Rs. 1500.00

Access: Fly to Lukla and two days trek to Namchebazar. or drive to Salleri and then trek to Namchebazar. The roads are better now and is all weather road. But still it is a 10 Hr. bumpy bus drive.

Annapurna National Park and Mustang

Annapurna National Park and Mustang: Annapurna National Park is in most scenic and panoramic range of Nepalese Himalayas. The National Park boundary starts from Rim of Pokhara valley to border with Tibet in the north. The tourism in and around Annapurna National Park is most successful Eco-Tourism in the world. For the trekking detail you can visit Trekking in the Annapurna region. Or you can take a bus or 4WD trip in a fair weather road along Kaligandaki river.

Mustang: The trail of Kaligandaki river take us to deepest Gorge in the world and then to a valley known as Mustang. Mustang has an airfield at Jomsom. A tour from Pokhara to Mustang is a journey of remarkable Trans-Himalayan tour.

Muktinath pilgrimage

Muktinath: Muktinath temple is one of the holiest pilgrim destination for Vaishnav Hindu. It is one of the 106th sacred Muktichhetra (assured of salvation) of 108 sacred place of Vaishnavs. This region is called Muktichhetra where Lord Vishnu got himself free from the curse of Sati. The Muktichhetra is also a Shaligram region. The Shaligrams are found along the Kaligandaki river. You can visit to the largest Shaligram in this region. There is also a Jwaladevi, a divine flame, which is continuously burning since thousands of year in Muktinath Temple complex. The Muktinath temple is a pagoda shaped temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple site is at an altitude of 3800 m. The Muktinath Temple complex has 108 holy water spouts set on a wall for bath. The recent developments in the transport system to Muktinath region has made the pilgrimage possible for thousands of devout Vaishnavs who do not fancy trekking. Intrestingly Muktinath is also a pilgrimage for Buddhists.

Access:Muktinath Temple is best accessed by air up to Jomsom and then Jeep drive to Muktinath Temple. The road between Beni and Muktinath is under construction. In a fair weather from Pokhara a bumpy ride to Muktinath in a bus or a jeep can be considered.

Permit and fee: TEAM: $10.00 per person; ACAP: Rs 2000.00 person (Indian nationals: TEAM: Rs 300.00 per person; ACAP: Rs. 300.00 person)

Upper Mustang: The upper reach of the Kaligandaki valley is known as Upper Mustang, which is also known as "Forbidden land". Upper Mustang, being on other side of the Annapurna Himalaya, has a stark Tibetan landscape with cliff hanging monasteries, which contrasts with lush rice field and Hindu shrines at southern side of Annapurna.

Damodarkunda pilgrimage

Damodarkunda: is a glacier lake at the slope of Damodar Himal in Mustang. Damodarkund is one of the most important pilgrimage to Lord Vishnu. The pilgrimage is parallel to Kailas pilgrimage for Lord Shiva. The Damodar lake is located three days walk north east of the main Mustang trekking route and very close to the border with Tibet. Damodar Kunda is the source of River Kaligandaki. The site is in the region of Shaligram and hence it is also called Shalgrams. Other names of River Gandaki are Kaligandaki, Saptagandaki, and Narayani.

Access: Jeep drive to Lomanathang from Jomsom and then three days trek to Damodarkunda

Permit and fee: TEAM: $10.00 per person; ACAP: Rs 2000.00 person (Indian nationals: TEAM: Rs 300.00 per person; ACAP: Rs. 300.00 person)

Upper Mustang permit (additional): $ 500.00 per person for the first ten days and for more than 10 days $ 50.00 per person per day is applicable.

For pilgrims in Nepal

A deepest gorge in Nepal Mustang