Nepal

Nepal is famous for its mountain vistas and trekking opportunities but there is so much more to this Himalayan country. Explore Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur where you will discover historical palaces, temples and ancient monuments set against a diverse cultural background. And visit Chitwan National Park in the sub-tropical lowlands to watch for wildlife.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and the city has a strong Buddhist and Hindu heritage. One of the most memorable sights of the city is the stupa at Bodhnath which features the eyes of Buddha looking in all four directions. This is the largest stupa in Asia and it attracts thousands of pilgrims who make the ritual circumnavigation (always in a clockwise direction).

Also see Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most important Hindu Temples of Shiva in the world.

Pokhara

Pokhara is Nepal’s third largest city and is the gateway to the Annapurna Region. Visit the Mountain Museum to learn about the people who live here, the environment and the mountaineers; and take a short hike to the World Peace Pagoda from where there are panoramic views of the mountains. You can also enjoy a boat ride on pretty Lake Phewa and visit Barahi Temple built on one of the islands. Pokhara is one of the main trekking centres of Nepal and there are opportunities to join a group to explore more of this beautiful area.

Patan

Adjoining Kathmandu is Patan, Nepal’s second city and home to a number of important sites. Walk through Durbar Square and visit the Royal Palace with its temples and religious shrines. The well-preserved city of Patan is possibly the best place in Nepal to absorb the history of the Kathmandu Valley.

Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur is a historical town that is renowned for its architecture, temples and ancient monuments. Walk through Bhaktapur Durbar Square and see the Golden Gate and the Palace of 55 Windows, a 15th century building with unique woodcarving. Also visit the intricately decorated Changu Narayan, an ancient Hindu temple.

Chitwan National Park

The Royal Chitwan National Park is located in the subtropical lowlands of the Terai. Here you can explore the park on foot, by jeep, by boat or even on the back of an elephant. Look out for the one-horned rhino and crocodiles and you may also be able to spot the elusive Bengal Tiger.

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