Kirtipur: The City with History and Culture

Inside the Kathmandu valley, about 5 kilometers south-west of the Kathmandu city, is the ancient city of Nepal; Kirtipur. Geographically, Kirtipur lies between longitude 27° 38″ 30′ and 27° 41″ 30′ E and latitude 85° 13″ and 85° 19″ N. The altitude ranges from 1284m to 1524m above sea level. The city gained its name from Sanskrit where ‘Kirti’ means Glory and ‘Pur’ means City. Thus, the name of the city means the city of Glory.

Kirtipur is one of the oldest cities of Nepal and is originally dominated by the Newars. For someone who has only got time to visit Kathmandu, Kritipur is what fits in your list. A short trip, away from the crowd, no entrance fee and you got to know about a classic Newari village that very few people know about.


History of Kirtipur

Kirtipur is known as the city of fierceness. The history of Kirtipur dates back to 1099 AD when it was a part of Lalitpur. Kirtipur was rich in culture, trade, industry and agriculture and this attracted the great King Prithvi Narayan Shah. In 1767, King Prithvi Narayan Shah conquered Kirtipur and made it a part of his kingdom. However, the victory over Kirtipur was not an easy task to accomplish. The King only succeeded to conquer the city in the third attempt. The Kirtipur defeated the Gorkhali troops in the first two attempts. Gorkha lost the commander Kalu Pandey in the first attack and in the second attempt, Surpratap was blinded by an arrow. Finally in the third attempt, Kirtipur was defeated.

According to the story of the local people, there was once a Newar woman named Kirti Laxmi in Kirtipur. She fought the invaders as a man named Bhairab Singh. She bravely fought against the Gorkhali in the appearance of a man. Even after the Gorkhali captured the town, Kirti Laxmi fought continuously armed with a bow and arrows. She was an example for the people for her bravery and inspired them to never give up. She is also taken as an avatar of Goddess Ajima (goddess of Newars) and believed that she saved the town. Later, Kirto Laxmi took her own life after she was captured. The name of the city Kirtipur came from the brave woman Kirti Laxmi.

Kirtipur is a city of bravery and is a place of peaceful mass demonstration of people in 2006 for the collapse of the king’s power. The city is also known as anti-monarchy city because of the bitter history with the Shah dynasty.

How to reach Kritipur?

Kirtipur is only 45 minutes drive away from Kathmandu city. Biking is also a good option to reach Kirtipur from Kathmandu since it is not a very long route and is loaded with fun.

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Places to visit in Kirtipur

The historical city of Nepal, Kirtipur carries its own history and has many places to visit around. Here are some of the destinations in Kirtipur:

Bagh Bhairab Temple

The Bagh Bhairab Temple is one of the oldest shrines in Kirtipur. The Bagh Bhairab is also called the Guardian deity and the people call it Ajudeu which means the grandfather of the gods. The statue inside the temple is made of clay and wears a large silver mask. The Bhairab is considered as the fiercest form of Lord Shiva and is propitiated in various ceremonies like rice-feeding, marriage, etc.

The Munsi Newars mostly worship the Bagh Bhairab. The temple in Kirtipur is three-storied and most probably built in the 16th century. The temple is surrounded by a courtyard with small shrines and stone idols. The temple has three gates. One of the roofs of the temple is coated with gilt copper while other two are made of wood. The wooden pillars support the roofs which are carved with different Hindu gods and goddess.

The Bagh Bhairab deity is a symbol of knowledge, productivity and strength to the local people in Kirtipur.

Bagh Bhairab Temple

Chilancho Stupa

Chilancho Stupa is a Buddhist shrine located in on the south of Kirtipur. The stupa was made during the medieval period.  The stupa lies on a stepped platform and is surrounded by other four small stupas. All these five stupas are decorated with the Dhyani Buddhas statue. There is also an inscription of Nepal Sambat 635 in the stupa.

Chilancho Stupa

Dev Pukku

The Dev Pukku is also a pond. Dev Pukku is an old royal place and is one of the most charming places in Kathmandu. This is the pond which is the major water source of Kirtipur. The area is surrounded all around by local accommodation in recent days but it is still very charming to see the place during the summer when the local Newars are popping out from their Newari style windows.

Taudaha Lake

The Taudaha Lake is a peaceful and a beautiful place to relax. The Taudaha Lake has a religious importance for the local people in Kirtipur. The lake is believed to have formed after Manjushree cut the Chovar gorge with his sword. According to the stories, the lake accommodated the large snakes like Karkotak, the king of Nags (serpent). There are numerous devotees in the periphery of the pond during the day of Nag Panchami and pray the serpent-king. The lake is famous for bird watching. Many bird lovers go to the sites with binoculars and cambers. You can also enjoy beautiful sun rise from Taudaha Lake. There are numerous large fishes in the lake. However, fishing, boating and swimming are not allowed in the pond.


Uma Maheshwar Temple

The Uma Maheshwar Temple is a three-storied pagoda style temple built in 1655 A.D. Lord Shiva and Parvati are the main deity in this temple with the images of other like Saraswati and Mahismardini. The doors, pillars and the beams demonstrate the art work of different gods and goddess. The locals call the temple Kwacho Dege and are one of the most important sites in Kirtipur. The temple lies on the top of the hill thus offers a beautiful view of the Kathmandu valley, several mountains like Langtang, Dorge Lakkpa, Chobhu Bhamure, and Gaurisankar.

The temple was destroyed during the earthquake in 1832 AD. The temple was reconstructed and is preserving the history since the past. However, luckily the temple was not affected by the earthquake in 2015 AD.

Uma Maheshwar Temple

Newa Lahana

If you are visiting the Newar city like Kirtipur, then the Newari food is something you must try. Newa Lahana is the place which is famous for the Newari foods. You will sit in the floor and served in a traditional style. The kitchen has a bunch of women dressed beautifully in the Newari attire.

They serve variety of the dishes like Baji set (a set with different items- beaten rice, marinated boiled meat, Sekuwa (barbequed meat), Bhutan (fried intestine), Choila (roasted/marinated meat), Chatamari (Newari pizza prepared out of flour) and many more. Someone who are new to the city or the place or the food also do not need to worry because the menu is written in English, Nepali and Newar and consists of the pictures of the dishes which will help the visitors make their orders.

Champa Devi Hill

The Champa Devi Hill is a magnificent hill at an elevation of 2,285 meters. The Hill is a famous hiking destination in Kirtipur especially during the New Year. At the top of the hill, there are Buddhist and Hindu shrines. It is one of the best, easy, short and enjoyable hiking destination which will take about 4 hours to reach the top. It will be a wonderful experience to walk between the pine forest in a well developed trial with the superb view of the Langtang, Gaurisankar, Jugal, Dorge Lakpa and many other mountains.

Champadevi Hills

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Shri Kirti Bihar

The Shri Kirti Bihar is situated at the bottom of Kirtipur and is the only Thai temple outside Lumbini in Nepal. The monastery is at the entrance of the city. It was built in 1975. The main temple at the bottom is dedicated to the Lord Buddha and to its right, there is a small building which consists of several Buddhist paintings.


Machhegaun is another village at the west of Kirtipur. Newar used to be indigenous inhabitants of the village but it is now a mixture of different other caste and culture. There is a Buddha Statue built in 2011 which has now become a centre of attraction for many tourists every year. Staircase has been developed to reach the statue. The view from the top offers a beautiful view of the Kathmandu valley.

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Machhegaun is also famous for the Manabas Mela at the Matsyanarayan Temple every three years during April to May. The locals of the village prepare the “tarons” made of different colorful plastics and decorate the temple. The Mela last for about one month.

Pokhara: The City of Lakes

Pokhara is the second largest city and number one adventure and Leisure City in Nepal. Nepal is a beautiful country blessed with the varied topography, natural resources, mesmerizing mountains and culture, and traditions. Among various places, Nepal provides a sense of pleasure, fun, and adventure at the same time; Pokhara is one of the places that strikes everyone’s mind. Together with the adventure activities, Pokhara provides the visitors with a variety of the foods to taste.

Whether you are returning from weeks long trekking or traveled a long, tiring bus journey, Pokhara is the best place for revitalize your mind and body. With all the natural beauties like lakes, mountains and various adventure activities, Pokhara receives tourists every year from all around the world that it is also called the Capital of tourism in Nepal.

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About Pokhara

Pokhara is a metropolitan city in Kaski district Nepal, around 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. The altitude of Pokhara varies from 827 meters in the south to 1,740 meters in the north. The Annapurna Range which consists of three of the highest mountains in the world; Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna -I and Mt Manaslu, lies in the Pokhara Valley and thus being a base for the Annapurna Circuit.

Looking back to the history of Pokhara, it was one of the parts of the kingdom Kaski (one of the 24 kingdoms of Nepal). King of Kaski established Pokhara as a commercial center in mid 18th century. The Brahmin, Chhetries, Thakuri, and Dalits settled in the most of Pokhara during the ancient time. However, the majority of Pokhara at present is inhabited by Khas (Brahmin, Chhetries, and Thakuri), Gurungs and Magar.

In recent days, Pokhara is a world famous tourist destination. Old Newari houses and many medieval era temples stand reflecting the architecture of the ancient time. On the other hand, the heart-melting natural beauty of the place and the thrilling adventures Pokhara provides is a perfect combination to relax you.

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Where to visit in Pokhara?

The beautiful and charming city has much more offerings than that a visitor is expecting. The beautiful lakes, the caves, and the viewpoints are something one should never miss during the Pokhara trip. Pokhara is also known as the ‘City of Lakes’ for the beautiful lakes it has. The beautiful lakes are enough to calm one’s heart and feel the peace. Also, the caves and the temples are other major attractions of Pokhara. Here are the places one should not miss during their Pokhara trip.

Phewa/ Fewa Lake

The Phewa Lake is the center of attraction in Pokhara. The lake lies at the altitude of 742 meters and occupies 4.43 km2 of area. The average depth of the lake is about 8.6 meters. The lake is famous for boating on the bank of the lake which provides the visitors with the tour of the lake. One can hire a boat and visit around the floating on the surface of the beautiful lake.

Fawa Lake

Barahi Temple

The Barahi temple is another attraction of the Lake. The temple is built in the center of the Phewa Lake. Visitors can hire a boat and enjoy their ride up to the temple. The temple is two-storied and in pagoda style. The Barahi temple is a representation of Ajima, which is the reflection of the female force. A large number of devotees visit the temple, especially on Saturdays. There is also a tradition of scarifying the animals in the temple.

The lake is also famous for the reflection of the Mt. Machhapuchhare and other mountains of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The breathtaking view of the mountains from the lake and their beautiful reflection in the water of the lake make the lake as if it is a piece of heaven landed on earth.

Taal Barahi

Begnas Lake

Begnas Lake lies in the south-east of Pokhara valley and is the third largest lake of Nepal. The water in the lake is not constant and is used for irrigation. Begnas Lake is a quiet place with the beautiful mountains and a perfect place to be in the evening. One can also hire a canoe boat and paddle themselves on the lake. Begnas Lake is a perfect place to relax in the lap of Annapurna Range, and with the view of the beautiful sunset.

Begnas Taal

Rupa Lake

Rupa Lake lies at an altitude of 600 meters and covers an area of 1.35 km2. Cage culture and pen culture can be seen in Rupa Lake to promote fishing. Also, this lake is rich in floral and faunal diversity. Among the 193 species of wetland-dependent birds found in Nepal, 36 species of them are recorded in the Rupa Lake which alone contributes up to 19% of the total species.

Davi’s falls

The Davis fall is 2 km southeast from the center of the Pokhara city. The fall is also called Patale Chhango (Hells Fall) in Nepali. The water from the falls runs through an underground tunnel of about 150 m long and 30 m below the ground. It is said that in 1961, a woman slipped and got drowned by the water while swimming with her husband and was killed. The name of the fall hence was kept in her remembrance. The water in the Davis falls comes with much force during the monsoon season. However, always keep in mind to be careful about accidents.

David's Fall

Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave

The Gupteshwor Cave is close to the Davis falls. The cave is believed to have discovered in the 16thcentury and has two chambers. The inside of the cave is dark. Although, some lightning is available, carrying a hand torch will be a good idea. The first chamber of the cave consists of various shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. Proceeding inside the cave, visitors can find the water from the Davis fall run through the end of the cave. This is why the second chamber of the cave is almost closed during the monsoon.

Mahendra Cave

Mahendra Cave is an ancient cave below a mountain in the northeast of Pokhara. The cave is formed by young limestone and is of religious importance. Inside of the cave is complete darkness with water dripping from the top. The first 100 meters corridor is properly accessible while it narrows as moving further.

Bindabasini temple

The Bindabasini temple is the Guardian Deity of Pokhara. The temple stands at the top of a hill at an altitude of 3000 feet and is dedicated to goddess Durga. Founded in 1845 BS, the temple receives a large number of devotees during the Dashain festival. The temple is colored in white, and a dome-like structure dominates the courtyard and surrounded by a park-like landscape. The scarifying of the animals is doneon the Saturdays and the Tuesdays. Beautiful mountains ranges and the view of the old Bazaar are also the attractions of the temple.

Bindabasini Temple Pokhara


Sarangkot is a viewpoint at an altitude of 1600 meters and is famous for the mountain views, sunrise, and sunset. From here, one can view the panorama of the glorious mountains that includes Dhaulagiri (8167 m) in the west, Pyramid of Machhapuchhare (6997 m), and Annapurna II (7937 m) in the east. A short trek to the hilltop in the early morning or the evening will be a perfect time to get lost in nature with the sunrise or the sunset.

Peace Stupa

Located at the southeast of Pokhara at the altitude of almost 1,000 meters, the Peace Stupa is a holy place for the Buddhist. The white colored monument is 115 feet tall and 344 feet in diameter. The stupa is a good choice for a short hike, sunrise view, and sight seeing. The stupa provides a clear view of the Himalayan Range, Phewa Lake, and the Pokhara city.

It can be accessed by hiring a mountain bike and paddle up the rocky path. One can also hire a boat across the lake and walking along the uphill trail through the beautiful forest.

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Activities to do in Pokhara

If you are looking for something real adventure and fun part from the natural scenario and pleasing mountains in Pokhara, then you have got many options. Pokhara is all ready to provide you with the wonderful life experiences of various adventure activities:


Paragliding in Pokhara is an amazing experience. The take-off spot is Sarangkot. The flight swings over the Sarangkot for a while and then heads over Pokhara sharing the sky with the birds. Most people go for a tandem flight (with a pilot). Flying on the sky, below lies the beautiful valley, the green hills and the pleasing Phewa Lake, the experience is amazing. The closer view of the Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) and the Annapurna Range will make all the fear during the flight escape in a second.

Paragliding Pokhara

Zip Flying

Zip flying is an activity that has been attracting tourists in Nepal. The Zip Flying starts from 1625 m in Sarangkot and ends at 960 m in Hemmja. It consists of a trolley what is mounted ona steel cable, 1.8 km long. You will descend 2000 vertical feet at an angle of 56% and speed over 90 miles per hour. The flight will amaze you with the Annapurna range, Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri range, Lamjung Himal range and beautiful Pokhara valley. Wait no more and make our dream to fly come true.

Hand Gliding

Hand Gliding is an amazing experience to ride a plane by own. Hand Gliding is also done from Sarangkot and you are the pilot of your own plane. You can enjoy the ride freely like a bird and look at the beautiful mountains, lakes and monasteries. Weather is an important element for Hand Gliding.

Sky Diving

Sky diving ads thrill to the beauty of Pokhara. Now fly above the clouds and witness the enchanting city. The skydive in Pokhara are traditional jumps and made from the altitude of 11,000 t0 13,000 meters at Pame Danda Drop zone, west of Phewa Lake.

Para motor

Paramotor is a power unit a pilot wears in his back. It is almost similar to Paragliding but a little risky and requires minimal training.

Bungy Jumping

Bungee Jumping in Pokhara is the highest water touch jump in the world. This thrilling experience is something you would like to do once in a lifetime. The jump is made from the top of the tower which is 80 m high and dive in a pond which is 18-20 meters deep.

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Trekking is always the best option for adventure and exploration. Pokhara is a gateway for the trek to Annapurna Base Camp, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Jomsom Muktinath trek, and Upper Mustang trek. Also, you can go for a short one day trek around Pokhara like a trek to Dhampus village, Sarangkot- Naudanda hike, Peace Stupa Hike, a day hike to Australian Camp and others.

Mountain biking

A mountain bike ride will be a wonderful experience in Pokhara. Mountain biking is a chance to explore Pokhara little more riding through trials rarely followed by the tourists. You can bike up to the Peace stupa or roam around the Phewa Lake in the evening along the lakeside.

Seti river rafting

The warm and beautiful Seti River provides the adventure of rafting. The Damauli is the entry point and ends at Gaighat. It is also a destination for bird watchers. The Seti River is a gentle river and thus provides the experience of rafting without major challenges. However the flow may be wild during the monsoon.


Stand up Paddling

Stand up Paddling is another activity to challenge you in Pokhara. Paddling is done either in Phewa or in Begnas Lake. The choice of lake is yours. Although, you might find it difficult initially to balance the paddle, but as soon as you balance the paddle the activity is amazing that drives you lost in the nature of the lake.


Such an interesting name, isn’t it? Para-Hawking is a new, extraordinary sport and may be of special concern for someone who is interested in birds of prey. Before the activity, the pilot or the passenger takes a fragment of meat in their hand. During the flight, the bird will approach you and may also quietly land on the hand with meat. It takes the meat and then fly way to find the next flyer with another piece of meat. This real experience is something you cannot afford to miss.

Places to visit in Nepal: 26 places you must visit

Nepal is the most beautiful country that has many scenic landscapes with copiousness of both natural and cultural heritage. There are a lot of beautiful places to visit in Nepal. Nepal, the official name of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia.

Nepal is right between two countries bordering China in the north and India in the west, east and south. Nepal is a piece of heaven on Earth.

It is a small country and a home to many Himalayan ranges, various animals, and plants, rich, for the rivers and water which is divided into three regions; Terai region, Hill region, and the mountain region.

Nepal is rich in biodiversity and unique in geography. The highest peak in the world, Mount Everest lies in Nepal. Nepal is one of the best tourism destinations for spending holidays.

The specialty of this country is its multi-ethnic, multi-language, multi-culture. There are many places in Nepal to visit that make your journey memorable and fun.

Kathmandu : Town full of Temples

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is also known as the Dream City. It is the most crowded city, and most people from outside valley come to fulfill their dream in the Kathmandu.

It is an old city, historically termed as “Nepal Mandala” and has been the home of Newar Culture in the hilly region. It is the center of Nepal’s history, art, culture, and economy and a multi-ethnic population of Hindu and Buddhist religion.

Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu Valley

In ancient times, Kathmandu valley was a lake before the Goddess Manjushree cut Chovar hill with her sword and drained all the water away.

Kathmandu city is a gate to tourism in Nepal and is famous for its cultural heritage such as The Kathmandu Durbar Square, The Royal Palaces, Hanuman Dhoka, Asan, Kritipur, the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhu and Boudhanath.

The earliest is the Licchavi dynasty of Durbar Square. It had 50 temples and distributed in two quadrangles of Durbar Square.

The outer Quadrangles has Kasthamandap temple, Kumari Ghar and Shiva-Parvati Temple; the inner quadrangles have the Hanuman Dhoka Palace. The royal family lived till 1886, and later they moved to The Royal Palace (Narayanhiti Palace).

Patan: Years old Cultural Heritage 

Patan is located in the southern part of the valley, 5 km drive from the Kathmandu bus park. It is the oldest city also known as Lalitpur and by its Newari name, Yala. It is a city of Newari people and is also rich for cultural heritage, arts, and crafts; Patan Durbar Square, Ashoka stupa, Patan Museum, Statues, Godavari Botanical Garden, Patan zoo and many others.

Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square

The places are buzzing all the time with the locals and the tourist. The Patan Durbar Square served as the residence of the Malla rulers of the Patan states. It is divided into different chowks.

The Museum is in Keshab Narayan Chowk. Opposite to Patan Durbar Square, there is the stone temple of ‘Lord Krishna’ (Krishna Mandir) with its 21 spires and bas-relief art depicting scenes from the Mahabharat epics.

Also, the Ashoka Stupa lies in the east of the Patan. Patan is famous for the Rato Machchhindranath festival which is celebrated for a long time for almost one month.

Bhaktapur: Newari Culture

Bhaktapur, the smaller city of the valley located in the east corner, is approximately 13 km away from the Kathmandu. It is a city of devotees, Newar people and full of religious place. Bhaktapur was named as ‘Bhadgon’ or ‘Khwopa’ in the ancient time.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

It preserved the historical monuments, palaces, courtyards, temple, a hand-crafted peacock that reflect the Hinduism. Bhaktapur is also famous for the marvelous crafts including pottery, weaver, thanka, and masks.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square (‘Layaku’ in Newari Language) is the royal palace of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom.

The area is full of historical monuments such as the fifty-five Windows which is a masterpiece of wood carvings, Golden Gate, The Big Bell, Pashupatinath Temple, Kedarnath Temple, Statue of Bhupatindra Malla, Siddi Laxmi Temple and Vatshala Temple is a stone temple.

The next place is Taumadi, famous for the Nyatapola Temple. One of the oldest temples with a five-story pagoda style temple of the Goddess Siddhi Laxmi built by King Bhupatindra Malla.

The temple didn’t get destroyed during the earthquake in 1990 and 2015.

Dattatraya Temple is built in the pagoda style in three-level of Lord Shiva built by the Yaksha Malla. Also, there is a Pottery Square where people make the various designs of pots out of clay.

Another is the Siddha Pokhari (Ta Pukhu: Newar language) where the next day of the Indra Jatra devotees worship the Goddess Indrayani in the west of the pond.

The city is famous for the special curd called “Ju Ju Dhau.” JuJu means King and Dhau means curd. Whoever visits Bhaktapur they never forget to taste the curd prepared by the local people.

It is known as the city of festivals such as Bisket Jatra, Gai Jatra (Saparu), Pulu Kisi (Indra Jatra), Yomari Purnima and many more.

Pokhara: A gift of Nature to Humanity

Pokhara is one of the places with most beautiful scenery and natural lakes. It needs 5-6 hours drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara where you can explore the natural beauty. Pokhara includes various lakes and temples, such as Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, Gude Lake, Neutani Lake and Maidi Lake, Barahi temple, Bindbyabasini Temple and many others.

Few Lake in Pokhara
Few Lake in Pokhara

The beautiful closer view of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Machhapuchre Mountain can be seen from the Pokhara. The Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, and Gupteshwor are the known cave.

Sarankot is famous for the paragliding over the Phewa lake and land at the bottom of the city.

David’s Fall is an awesome and deepest waterfall located in the south-west of Pokhara. Close to the lakeside, there are many lodges and restaurants are available, and along with it, you can enjoy the stunning view from there.

Rara Lake: Peace and Beauty at a place

Rara lake is the biggest and deepest lake of Nepal located in Jumla and Mugu districts which lie at an altitude of 2990 meters and covers an area of 10.8 square kilometers.

Rara Lake
Rara Lake

Rara lake is the main feature of the Rara National Park. Rara lake has much unique flora and fauna importance of rare and vulnerable species. The lake is a popular destination with a rough route in Western Nepal for trekkers.

Lumbini: Buddha’s Birth Place

Lord Buddha, Siddhartha Gautam was born in 623 B.C. Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi District. The temple of Maya Devi is one of the most important sites in the Lumbini Garden where Queen Maya Devi gave birth to the Gautam Buddha.


The Ashoka Pillar is a stone pillar along with the four stupas and a pillar. Monks in saffron-robed clothing can also be seen there.

Gosainkunda: Awesome trek to go for

Gosaikunda lake is one of the most famous religious and pilgrimage sites of Nepal. It is located at an altitude of 4,380 m(14370 ft.), and surrounded by peaks in Langtang National Park in Rasuwa District with a surface of 13.8 ha (34 acres).


It is also surrounded by the mountain ranges, amazing scenario, and a delightful forest.

Every year in Janai Purnima, August full moon day thousands of pilgrims visit Gosaikunda, take a bath in the lake and worship Lord Shiva. Gosainkunda is one of the best places for trekking destination.

Panch Pokhari: Five lakes, one sight

Panch Pokhari is a group of five holy lakes, located in the Sindhupalchowk district in Nepal.

Panch Pokhari
Panch Pokhari

Panch Pokhari offers pristine mountain views, rich culture, and stunning natural beauty and features different biological diversity. Every year in the Janai Purnima, many Hindus and Buddhist pilgrims visit Panch Pokhari.

Tilocho Lake: Lake sky use to see itself

Tilicho Lake is one of the most popular sites, located in the Manang district of Nepal. Tilicho Lake lies at an altitude of 4,919 meters in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas.

Tilicho Lake
Tilicho Lake

The trekking route combines Annapurna circuit trekking.Tilicho Lake is surrounded by mountains of Tilicho, Nilgiri, Khangsar and the Muktinath Peak that make the lake more delightful.

Everest Base Camp: Once is not Enough

Everest Base camp is the first and famous trekking destination on the entire earth. It is Situated in beautiful Khumbu region, Solukhumbu district of Nepal.

Everest Base camp

The Everest Base Camp is the most popular breathtaking, exciting and challenging trekking route to the Himalayas range. You need to take a flight to Lukla and move towards Namche Bazaar.

Namche Bazaar is the gate to Everest where the journey starts to the many mountains. Also, you can explore Sherpa villages and ancient Thami and Tengboche. Kalapathar is the most visited point to have a view of Mount Everest.

Chitwan National Park: Jungle Safari

The Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal and stated as World Heritage Property. It is located in the subtropical southern part of the Terai region, also rich in natural beauty.

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 best part of the park is a jungle safari where you can see different animals, and it is especially renowned for its protection of One Horn Rhinoceros, Bengal Tiger, and crocodile.

Janakpur: Where Lord Ram and Sita got married


Janakpur is popular for the pilgrims and the birthplace of King Janak’s daughter Sita. The city is also known as Janakpur Dham, and it is the capital of the Dhanusa district. Nepal Railways, which is the only railway in Nepal, connects Janakpur to Siraha at the Nepal-India border. The local people of Janakpur speak the Maithali language as it is the city of old Maithili culture. Every year, the festival ‘Ram Navami’ celebrates beautifully.

Annapurna Base Camp: Quaint Gurung Village

The Annapurna Base Camp is the second popular trekking journey in the Annapurna area after Everest Base Camp. The trek explores amazing views of the mountains and the rich culture, local communities and the traditional way of life.

Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp

The Annapurna Base Camp route begins from Ghandruk trail to Chomorong, and Deurali to reach Annapurna Base Camp and along this route, you can find splendid views of Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Mount Fishtail, and Annapurna.

Lukla: Doorway to Majestic Mt. Everest, Divine Scenery 

Lukla is located in the Khumbu area of the Solukhumbu District in the Sagarmatha-Zone of north-east Nepal.


Although Lukla is well-known for the most dangerous airport in the world, it is also popular for mountaineering, trekking and visiting the amazing scenario of the Himalayas ranges. It is the most visited trekking route to Everest Base Camp, Namche Bazaar, Gokyo valley trek, and the Sherpa cuisine is the specialty of that place.

Nagarkot: A picnic Spot

Nagarkot is the best place to see the spectacular sunrise view and the Himalayas ranges when the weather is clear.


Many visitors prefer to visit in the Spring season, and also locals go for the picnic. Nagarkot can be easily accessed by hiking, cycling, bus or other means of transportation.

Bhote Koshi: Rafting or Bungee Jump?

Bungee Jumping is one of the adventurous sports in Bhote Koshi, Nepal.

Bhote Koshi
Bhote Koshi

In Nepal, there are two places where you can go for the Bungee jumping; Bhote Koshi River and Pokhara. The jump takes place at 160 meters above the Bhote Koshi River.

Mustang: Let’s get lost

Mustang is rich in natural beauty, cultural heritage, and a historical place and situated in the Dhaulagiri zone in Nepal. This beautiful land is divided into two parts; the Upper Mustang and the Lower Mustang. The Lower Mustang is full of natural scenery, and Upper Mustang is popular for the adventurous trekking.


Snowfall mostly occurs in the winter season and visitors enjoy playing with snow during this season. In Mustang, There are different beautiful places such as Jomsom, Kagbeni, Lo Manthang and many others. Muktinath Temple is a holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Within, Hinduism it is called Mukti Kshetra which means the ‘place of liberation or moksha’ and had 108 water taps.

Khapdak National Park: Green everywhere

Khapdak National Park is in Seti Zone and is stretched over four districts of Nepal: Bajhang, Bajura, Accham, and Doti and covers an area of 225 square kilometers.

Khaptad National Park
Khaptad National Park

It has many different species of animals, birds and medicinal herbs and the landscapes consist of steep slopes, streams, and moorland.

Langtang: Monasteries

Langtang is nestled on the northern side of Kathmandu. Langtang National Park is home to the Langtang region.


Langtang is popular for trekking, extensive views, old monasteries, traditional Tamang villages and beautiful mountain scenery with rhododendron forests that bloom during the spring season. The religious Gosainkunda Lake and Briddim villages lie in the Langtang.

Swayambhunath: Guardian with two eyes

Swayambhunath is the second most holy place after the Boudhanath, located on the top of a hill in Kathmandu, Nepal.


The temple is also known as ‘Monkey Temple’ due to a big tribe of roaming monkeys are found there. The temple constructed in the fifth century. Both Hindu and Buddhist people are the pilgrims of the Swayambhu.

Boudhanath: World Heritage

Boudhanath is the biggest stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. Boudha stupa is also called Khasti (Newari tongue).

Boudhanath Stupa

During Losar in February or March, there is the largest celebration of Buddhist people. There are 50 Gompas around the Boudhanath. Buddha stupa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is most popular tourist site in the Kathmandu.

Ilam: Try tea of Ilam 

Ilam, famous for tea production, is a beautiful hill area located in the eastern part of Nepal.


Ilam offers a brisk walk in the tea garden, picnic, sightseeing spots, and a gentle slopes into the nearby woods. Some of the popular places to visit in Ilam are Antu Danda, Mai Pokhari, Sadakpur, Gajur Mukhi and Mai Beni. The time to visit Ilam is from October to December and from April to February.

Pashupatinath Temple: Lord Shiva temple

The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous and sacred Hindu Temple located at the bank of the Bagmati River.

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple is considered as the most important and holiest temple of Lord Shiva of Nepal. Every year on Maha Shivaratri in March there is a huge crowd of pilgrims. Near the Pashupati temple, there is another temple known as Gujheswori Temple. Many other temples are visited by people from all over Nepal and India.

Dhulikhel: Spectacular view

Dhulikhel is the administrative center of Kavrepalanchwok district, Nepal.


Dhulikhel is a popular destination to observe the view of mountains peak and hills side after some minutes of some walk, the arch of 1000 steps. At the top of the 1000 steps, there is the small temple of Kali where you can have the spectacular view.

Changunarayan Temple: 4th Century Temple

Changu Narayan, the oldest temple perched on the hill, built in the 4th Century during the Licchavi period is located in the north site of Bhaktapur.

Changunarayan Temple
Changunarayan temple

The temple is decorated with ten incarnations of the Narayan and stone lion guard all around the temple. Garuda, half-man and half-bird knees in front of the temple. The local people are mostly Newar, Gurung, and Tamangs.

Phoksundo Lake: Not to miss Lake

Phoksundo Lake is a fresh alpine water lake, located at an elevation of 3,611.5 meters (11,849 ft.) above the Sea Level in the Dolpa District.

Phoksundo Lake
Phoksundo Lake

The snow-capped mountains surround Phoksundo Lake. There are more than 20 stupas and a gompa in the eastern side of the lake.

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