Nepal Sightseeing Tours

Major Tourists atractions in Nepal

Kathamndu Durbar SquareNepal, home to Mount Everest,is dominated by the world's most imposing mountains. Although the country is relatively small (147,181 square kilometers), 80 percent of its territory is occupied by the dramatic peaks of the Himalayas. Nepal was closed to foreign visitors until1951, a situation which contributed greatly to its mystique in the west. This small, hospitable country has since become an exceptionally popular destination for travelers, whether they are in search of climbing challenges or spiritual enlightenment. Nepal can be divided into three geographical regions, each stretching from east to west across the country. The southernmost strip of land, the Terai, is bordered to the north by Himalayan foothills and to the south by the Ganges River. The area was originally covered with tropical vegetation, but has been almost completely converted to agricultural production. The Terai is now the breadbasket of Nepal and is covered with farms.

Nepal Package Tours Nepali culture is very similar to the cultures of neighbouring Tibet and India. There are similarities in clothing, language and food. A typical Nepali meal is dal-bhat - boiled dal served with rice, vegetables and spicy relish. This is consumed twice daily, once in the morning and again after sunset. Between these main meals, snacks such as chiura (beaten rice) and tea are consumed. Meat, eggs, and fish are considered a treat. In the mountainous region the staple diet is based on wheat, maize, millet and potatoes. Millet-based alcoholic drinks also product. Traditional Nepali folklore retains a strong influence in society and its stories are widely acted out in dance and music.

Patan Durbar Square

The climate varies considerably with elevation. May to October is monsoon season, when rain soaks the Terai and snow falls on the Himalayan peaks. Mid-October to mid-December is prime mountaineering weather: the skies are clear and sunny, temperatures range from warm in the lowlands to crisp in the mountains. March and 

April are also good months for mountain treks, although temperatures in Kathmandu and the Terai tend to be steamy.


Near about 14th century Nepal was ruled by many different dynasty,it was divided in to two different parts 22 state in east and 24 state at west in valley Malla were ruling in valley and others were outside.Nepal's kingdoms were unified in 1769 by Prithvi Narayan Shah, an ancestor of Nepal's present-day king. Inspired by India's independence, a nationalist movement grew in Nepal in the 1940's, but the king remained in control of the country. It was not until 1991 that a new constitution was introduced and multiparty elections were held for the first time.

After big demonstration against the kingdom at 2006 it is known as a Republican country.

 Kathmandu; Metropolitian city and capital of Nepal

 Kathmandu,is not only capital it is also a gateway to Tourism, the nerve centre of the country’s economy.The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) in the bowl-shaped valley in central Nepal surrounded by four major mountains, namely: Shivapuri, Phulchowki, Nagarjun and Chandragiri. It is inhabited by 701,846 (2001) people. The Kathmandu valley with its three districts including Kathmandu District accounts for a population density of only 97 per square kilometres whereas Kathmandu metropolitan city has a density of 13,225 per square kilometres. It is by far the largest urbanagglomerate in Nepal, accounting for 20% of the urban population in an area of 5,067 hectares (12,520 acres) (50.67 square kilometres (19.56 sq mi)The city’s rich history is nearly 2000 years old, as inferred from an inscription in the valley. Its religious affiliations are dominantly Hindu followed by Buddhism. People of other religious beliefs also live in Kathmandu giving it a cosmopolitan culture.

  Patan city / Lalitpur Distric;

 Lalitpur said to have been founded by King Veer Deva in 299 A. D,Several historical records including many other legends also indicate that Patan is the oldest of all the cities of Kathmandu Valley.Typical newari names of Patan is Yala. It is the named after King Yalamber named since this ancient city was known as Yala.Lalitpur is believed to have been founded in the third century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty and later expanded by Lichhavis in the sixth century.Patan is protected by UNESCO world heritage site. Patan is the second largest city in the valley. This ancient city of Patan also Known as Lalitpur or the city of fine arts is about five kilometers southeast of Kathmandu.Patan Durbar Square is a concentrated mass of temples, the most stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. Listed in World Heritage Site, the former Royal Palace complex is the center of Patan's religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. The Square has been described as one of the most picturesque collection of buildings that have been set up so small a place by the piety of oriental man.

 Bhaktapur city; Bhadgaun east of kathmandu Valley;

Bhaktapur Durbar SquareBhaktapur is one of the seven World Heritage Sites,According to the history Ananda Dev Malla searched the location of present Bhaktapur and built the city in the form of Lord Vishnu's Conch Shell in the 12th century. He himself as the king ruled from 1147 to 1156 A.D. To make the city he had 12000 houses built. Its exact location is in between latitude 27 o 37' - 27 o 44' and longitude 85 o 21' - 85 o 32'. It covers an area of 119 sq. km,this district situated in between 1372 meters to 2166 meters above the sea level. The major rivers flowing through Bhaktapur district are Hanumante, Khasangkhusung, Manohara, Godavari, Durga, Dorkhu, Sisneri and Chankhu.The name of the city was initiated as "Bhaktagrama" in 1134 A.D. In Newari the name of the city is "Khopa", which according to the linguist Kamal Malla is acquired from "Khoprn" a Tibeto-Burman term meaning river and field.The city was ruled by Malla kings,Taleju became the lineage goddess of Malla kings.Major attraction in bhaktapur is Taumadhi,'Laaku' the Durbar square,Dattatreya,Talako' the pottery,"Bihars" The Buddhist courtyards,Lho hiti “the water Spouts.

 Swoyambhu nath stupa ; Monkey tample..3Km west of valley 45 minute walking distance

 Located on a lovely little rock hill, Swoyambhunath Stupa is one of the most fascinating architectural jewels of the world. Swoyambhunath stupa is a World Heritage Site.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.Kathmandu Valley is said to have started with the beginning of Swoyambhu. The largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal is in a monastery next to the Stupa. Behind the hilltop is a temple dedicated to Manjusri of Saraswati – the goddess of learning. Statues and shrines of Buddhist and Hindu deities dot the Stupa complex. The establishment of Swoyambhunath Stupa goes back to the legendary beginning of the Kathmandu Valley. The legend says that when the bodhisattva Manjushri drained the waters of the lake to reveal the Kathmandu valley, the lotus of the lake was transformed into the hillock and the blazing light became the Swoyambhu stupa.The cleft made by the sword immediately drained the entire lake water making the valley floor open for a close up view of the divine lotus light. The view is splendid at dusk as city lights flicker one by one, and even better when a full moon hangs in the sky.

 Boudhnath Stupa;

   The stupa is located in the town of Boudha,it is also preserved in world heritage sites; on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. The stupa was probably built in the 14th century after the Mughal invasions it is also called Chorten Chempo (Great Stupa),the stupa has become one of the most important centers of Tibetan Buddhism.now it remains an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists and local Nepalis, as well as a popular tourist site.The great white stupa at BOUDHA (or BOUDHANATH), about 5km northeast of central Kathmandu, is the swollen sacred heart of a thriving Tibetan Buddhist community. One of  the world’s largest stupas – Tibetans call it simply Chorten Chempo, “Great Stupa” – it is also the most important Tibetan Buddhist monument outside Tibet. Since 1959, Boudha has been the focus for Tibetan exiles in Nepal, but it has been a sacred site on the Kathmandu–Tibet trade route for centuries. The 10km corridor from Pashupatinath to Sankhu was known as the auspicious zone of siddhi (supernatural beings), and Boudha was – and still is,its biggest, most auspicious landmark.

 Budhanil Kantha; Narayanthhan

 In the late 14th century, the Malla king Jayasthitihi (1382–1395) is credited with reviving the Vishnu cult by claiming to be the latest incarnation of this often-incarnated god. Subsequent kings of Nepal, most notably Pratap Malla (1641-1674) have made the same claim. According to a story originating from this time, Pratap Malla had a prophetic vision, which resulted in his strong belief and fear that should the King of Nepal visit the Budhanilkantha temple, death would be imminent upon his departure. Continuing to this day the Hindu Kings of Nepal will not visit the temple. The devotional practice of other Hindus is to approach Vishnu’s feet and, after touching them, make prayers and/or give thanks to the god, Foreigners are not allowed to enter inside of temple.Budhanilkantha Temple is located at the base of Shivapuri Hill within the Kathmandu valley on the northern side. It is also known as mystical Budhanilkantha temple or Narayanthan temple .Budhanilkantha literally means “Old Blue Throat”. It is only nine kilometer away from the main city. It is a deity of Lord Vishnu; Lord Vishnu is also known as Narayan.

Nagarkot; 32 KM East

 Nagarkot is most popular for foreigners and domestic tourists which situated 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2,175 m above the sea-level. The panorama of the major peaks of eastern Nepal Himalayas including Sagarmatha, (Mt. Everest), can be seen from here.

Himalayan peaks like Manaslu (8,463 m), Ganesh Himal (7,111 m), Langtang (7,246 m), Choba Bhamre (6,016 m), Gaurishanker (7,134 m), and Numbur (6,957 m), are also clearly seen from Nagarkot. A motorable road links Nagarkot with Bhaktapur.make A brilliant picture against the backdrop of the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas. Nagarkot also boasts great picnic spots and some brilliant short trekking trails

 Dhulikhel; 30 KM A gateway to Tibet Elevation 1550 M

 DHULIKHEL is justly famous as a well-preserved Newari town, mountain viewpoint, and hiking and biking hub, though its popularity is waning as modernization takes its toll.The most popular activity in Dhulikhel is hiking to the high point southeast of town in time for a sunrise over the peaks. To get to the top, take the road leading east from Mahendra Chowk for about 1km, passing a big recreation area on the left, and then go right at the next fork. Cyclists will have to stay on this graded road, but hikers can climb the more direct flights of steps. On foot, allow about 45 minutes from Dhulikhel to the top, as well as plenty of time for gawking at the numerous birds and butterflies – look out for the racquet-tailed drongos and turtle doves. The summit (1715m) is marked by a small Kali shrine and, unfortunately, a small military base and a microwave tower; a viewing platform was being built at the time of writing, and there is a café close by. The peaks from Ganesh Himal to Everest are visible from here, and the sight of Dhulikhel’s old town is pretty wonderful, too.

 Kakani; 24 KM

 A gateway to Nuwakot distric,situated  at 2073m on a ridge north west of Kathmandu, Kakani is nowhere near as popular as Nagarkot, but it does offer magnificent views of the Ganesh Himal and the central and western Himalaya. The 24km road to Kakani also offers a great bike ride from the capital.

 Sundarijal;

 Nepal, its geographical coordinates are 27° 45' 0" North, 85° 25' 0" East and its original name (with diacritics) is Sundarijal.

 Panauti:

The ancient small town  is a thriving village of the road to Dhulikhel, with some very lovely temples and interesting old houses particularly beautiful area some 14th century wooden temple struts. The drive is through beautiful countryside .

 Namo Buddha:

It is situated on a hill above Panauti. It requires an easy drive or good walk to get here. There is an amazing story concerned with the Buddha which is commemorated by an ancient stone slab and a stupa with the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.

 Daman:

Daman east south from kathmandu situated 80-kms south-west of Kathmandu at an altitude of about 2,400m. Daman is located on the Tribhuvan highway in between Kathmandu and the town of Birgunj. For the view of the breathtaking grandeur of the world's highest peaks extending in one glittering are from far west of Dhaulagiri to far east of Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) there is no better place than Daman. There is a view tower fitted with long range telescopes. Daman can be reached in four hours from Kathmandu.

 Pokhara Valley; 200 KM, 700 M.

 Pokhara Valley is one of the most charming scenic spots in Nepal. Pokhara is situated 200 km away from Kathmandu, it is indeed a wonderful combination of beautiful lakes and spectacular peaks. The beautiful lakes of Phea, Begnas and Rupa are perfect resorts for fishing and boating. It offers enchanting view sights of the Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Machhapuchhre mountain peaks. A trip to Pokhara would also show you majestic views of the Annapurna range which stretches out in all its glory. With the fitting climate and weather, the vegetation in the valley is very lush; orchids, bougainvilleas, banana plants and cacti all thrive. Rice grown in the Pokhara Valley is reputed to its delicious flavor. There are 6 lakes in this 124 square km of the valley, the largest one is the 3 km long. The Seti (White) Gandaki divides the valley into two parts. One of the Sapti (Seven) Gandakis, its name Seti derives from limestone river-bed.Phewa Lake. One of the Nepal's most beautiful spots, Phewa Tal is surrounded by a combination of monkey-filled forests and the high white peaks. The reflections in the mirror-like water in the early mornings are something you must see at least once before you die. Hire a boat and row yourself across the lake (or hire a local to do it for you - there are some fine times to be had on this lake, even in the middle of the night!)

Begnas Lake - Out of town and away from the hustle, Begnas Tal is quiet, clean and peaceful. There are a few basic hotels to stay in and the odd refreshment shop. The walk along the road leading to Begnas Tal is fascinating, the seasonal rhythms of daily life in the country make great images.

Rupa Tal. One of the more remote lakes in Pokhara with limited accessibility and hence more serene and unspoiled compared to the other lakes. A must visit for any nature lover

Dipang Tal. Beautiful lake where you can find wild lotus and wild swan. It is located about fifteen minutes walk from Sisuwa, the city centre of Lekhnath muncipality

Devi's Falls, World Peace Pagoda (Shanti Stupa),Sarangkot,Mahendra Cave,Chamare Gufa - Bat cave,Gupteswar Mahadev Cave,International Mountain Museum,Gurkha Memorial Museum,Vindyabasini hindu temple.

 Dhampus Sarangkot is situated in the western part of Nepal. It is a very popular trek due to its spectacular mountain scenery; the elevation is about 1700m/5573ft.  views of Annapurna (8091m/26527ft), Manasalu (8165m/26770ft), Ganesh Himal (7446m24413ft), Dhaulagiri (8167m/26777ft), and Machhapuchare. This area also offers views of the Pokhara Valley with all its natural beauty. Sarangkot is another spot renown for observing the sunrise over the Himalayas within only a short hike. Sarangkot is also famous paragliding launching point. This trek starts from Phedi, some 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara followed by 1 hour drive from Pokhara.

 Chitwan; Royal Chitwan National Park;165 KM,150 to 850 M. from sea Level, World heritage site by UNESCO;

 Chitwan is a rich natural area in the Terai, the subtropical southern part of Nepal.Enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Natural) in 1984, the park spreads over an area of 932 sq. km. and it also contains a Ramsar Site – Beeshazari Tal in its buffer zone A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish have been recorded in the park. The park is especially renowned for its protection of One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile.It is growinging city of Nepal many Hotels, Restaurents, shops and more adventure for tourists can be available.Wildlife activities,Birdwatching, Jungle safari, Pilgrimage place DEVGHAT, Trekking in Chepang Hill, Canoning,

 Tansen Palpa;

Tansen was the capital of the Magar kingdom Tanahun, one of the most powerful regional principalities before the rise of the Shah dynasty. It even came close to conquering Katmandu in the 16th century under the leadership of Mukunda Sen. Local Magar kings lost influence in the 18th century and Tansen became a Newari bazaar on the important trade route between India and Tibet via the Kaligandaki River and Mustang.The"hills" of western Nepal. It is located on the highway between Butwal and Pokhara, on the crest of the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalaya overlooking the valley of the Kaligandaki River to the north.The town enjoys a moderate climate with temperatures rarely exceeding 30 Celsius (86F) or going below Rani mahal Durbar is very famous which was made Khadka samser JBR he built for his queen;s rememberence.

 Namche Bazaar:

Mount EverestThe name of namche bazaar is generally associated with that of Sagarmatha or Mt. Everest - the highest peak in the world. It is the entrance to the Everest region. Situated on the lap of Khumbu Himal range, Namche Bazaar is about 241-kms. From Kathmandu and the distance is generally covered within 15 days by trekking. This place is the home of the legendary Sherpas. One can fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Syangboche in the Everest region.

 Janakpur:

A great religious place, Janakpur is famous as the birthplace of Goddess Sita, the consort of Lord Ram. There is an artistic marble temple of Sita (Janaki), popularly known as Naulakha Mandir. Religious festivals, pilgrimages, trade fairs and other festivities are held here on Bivaha Panchami and Ram Navami days.

 Biratnagar:

The second largest city of Nepal Biratnagar is situated in the Koshi Zone. The city has some of the largest industrial undertakings in the country. There are a couple of pilgrimage spots in dharan and barahachhetra nearby the city. Biratnager is linked with kathmandu by air and road.

 Barahachhetra:

A few kilometers from the main city of Biratnagar, Barahachhetra, the holy place of Hindu pilgrimage, lies at the confluence of the two rivers the Saptakoshi and Kokaha. There is the temple of Lord Baraha, the boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Historians have traced the existence of this image from the 12th century.

 Gosainkunda:

One of the most famous religious tourist places in Nepal is Gosainkunda lake, situated at an altitude of about 4,360m. The best approach to Gosainkunda is through Dhunche, 132-kms north east of Kathmandu.

 Dhunche;

Dhunche is linked with Kathmandu by a motorable road. Surrounded by high mountains on the north and the south the lake is grand and picturesque. There are other nine famous lakes such as Saraswati Bhairv, Sourya and Ganesh Kund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pectacular peaks. The beautiful lakes of Phea, Begnas and Rupa are perfect resorts for fishing and boating. It offers enchanting view sights of the Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Machhapuchhre mountain peaks. A trip to Pokhara would also show you majestic views of the Annapurna range which stretches out in all its glory.

 

With the fitting climate and weather, the vegetation in the valley is very lush; orchids, bougainvilleas, banana plants and cacti all thrive. Rice grown in the Pokhara Valley is reputed to its delicious flavor. There are 6 lakes in this 124 square km of the valley, the largest one is the 3 km long. The Seti (White) Gandaki divides the valley into two parts. One of the Sapti (Seven) Gandakis, its name Seti derives from limestone river-bed.

Phewa Lake. One of the Nepal's most beautiful spots, Phewa Tal is surrounded by a combination of monkey-filled forests and the high white peaks. The reflections in the mirror-like water in the early mornings are something you must see at least once before you die. Hire a boat and row yourself across the lake (or hire a local to do it for you - there are some fine times to be had on this lake, even in the middle of the night!)

Begnas Lake - Out of town and away from the hustle, Begnas Tal is quiet, clean and peaceful. There are a few basic hotels to stay in and the odd refreshment shop. The walk along the road leading to Begnas Tal is fascinating, the seasonal rhythms of daily life in the country make great images.

Rupa Tal. One of the more remote lakes in Pokhara with limited accessibility and hence more serene and unspoiled compared to the other lakes. A must visit for any nature lover

Dipang Tal. Beautiful lake where you can find wild lotus and wild swan. It is located about fifteen minutes walk from Sisuwa, the city centre of Lekhnath muncipality

Devi's Falls, World Peace Pagoda (Shanti Stupa),Sarangkot,Mahendra Cave,Chamare Gufa - Bat cave,Gupteswar Mahadev Cave,International Mountain Museum,Gurkha Memorial Museum,Vindyabasini hindu temple.

 Dhampus Sarangkot is situated in the western part of Nepal. It is a very popular trek due to its spectacular mountain scenery; the elevation is about 1700m/5573ft.  views of Annapurna (8091m/26527ft), Manasalu (8165m/26770ft), Ganesh Himal (7446m24413ft), Dhaulagiri (8167m/26777ft), and Machhapuchare. This area also offers views of the Pokhara Valley with all its natural beauty. Sarangkot is another spot renown for observing the sunrise over the Himalayas within only a short hike. Sarangkot is also famous paragliding launching point. This trek starts from Phedi, some 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara followed by 1 hour drive from Pokhara.

 

Chitwan; Royal Chitwan National Park;165 KM,150 to 850 M. from sea Level, World heritage site by UNESCO;

 

Chitwan is a rich natural area in the Terai, the subtropical southern part of Nepal.Enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Natural) in 1984, the park spreads over an area of 932 sq. km. and it also contains a Ramsar Site – Beeshazari Tal in its buffer zone A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish have been recorded in the park. The park is especially renowned for its protection of One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile.

It is growinging city of Nepal many Hotels, Restaurents, shops and more adventure for tourists can be available.

Wildlife activities,Birdwatching, Jungle safari, Pilgrimage place DEVGHAT, Trekking in Chepang Hill, Canoning,

 

Tansen Palpa;

Tansen was the capital of the Magar kingdom Tanahun, one of the most powerful regional principalities before the rise of the Shah dynasty. It even came close to conquering Katmandu in the 16th century under the leadership of Mukunda Sen. Local Magar kings lost influence in the 18th century and Tansen became a Newari bazaar on the important trade route between India and Tibet via the Kaligandaki River and Mustang.

The"hills" of western Nepal. It is located on the highway between Butwal and Pokhara, on the crest of the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalaya overlooking the valley of the Kaligandaki River to the north.The town enjoys a moderate climate with temperatures rarely exceeding 30 Celsius (86F) or going below Rani mahal Durbar is very famous which was made Khadka samser JBR he built for his queen;s rememberence.

 Namche Bazaar:

Mount EverestThe name of namche bazaar is generally associated with that of Sagarmatha or Mt. Everest - the highest peak in the world. It is the entrance to the Everest region. Situated on the lap of Khumbu Himal range, Namche Bazaar is about 241-kms. From Kathmandu and the distance is generally covered within 15 days by trekking. This place is the home of the legendary Sherpas. One can fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Syangboche in the Everest region.

 Janakpur:

A great religious place, Janakpur is famous as the birthplace of Goddess Sita, the consort of Lord Ram. There is an artistic marble temple of Sita (Janaki), popularly known as Naulakha Mandir. Religious festivals, pilgrimages, trade fairs and other festivities are held here on Bivaha Panchami and Ram Navami days.

 Biratnagar:

The second largest city of Nepal Biratnagar is situated in the Koshi Zone. The city has some of the largest industrial undertakings in the country. There are a couple of pilgrimage spots in dharan and barahachhetra nearby the city. Biratnager is linked with kathmandu by air and road.

 Barahachhetra:

A few kilometers from the main city of Biratnagar, Barahachhetra, the holy place of Hindu pilgrimage, lies at the confluence of the two rivers the Saptakoshi and Kokaha. There is the temple of Lord Baraha, the boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Historians have traced the existence of this image from the 12th century.

 Gosainkunda:

One of the most famous religious tourist places in Nepal is Gosainkunda lake, situated at an altitude of about 4,360m. The best approach to Gosainkunda is through Dhunche, 132-kms north east of Kathmandu.

 Dhunche;

Dhunche is linked with Kathmandu by a motorable road. Surrounded by high mountains on the north and the south the lake is grand and picturesque. There are other nine famous lakes such as Saraswati Bhairv, Sourya and Ganesh Kund.