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Interesting places for recommended Sight Seeing Tours in Nepal

Nepal offers numerous spots that are very interesting aspects of culture, history and natures. Kathmandu itself is the magical kingdom of Nepal & offers numerous cultural & architectural assets of world heritage like Pashupatinath, Boudhnath,Swoyambhunath, Patan, Bhaktapur Durbar squares & Changunarayan. Besides there are numerous interesting places inside and outside of Kathmandu valley. Sight seeing trips to any of these spots with our expertise will enrich the experience, that one can not find in any other parts of the world.

 

In Kathmandu valley and its vicinity

Kathmandu Durbar square, is a wondrous cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards & streets. The most famous among are, Hanuman Dhoka palace complex, Living Goddess complex and Kastamandap (which is believed to be carved by single Sal - Shorea tree) and the name Kathmandu is derived from this building. All major state & religious ceremonies, including of solemnization of coronation etc are carried out in this complex even these days.

Patan Durbar Square
offers marvelous monuments within a limited compound which has old royal palace, dominated by grace & grandeur of 17th century Krishna temple, entirely made out of unique stone. This temple has shikara style structure of 21 pinnacles. Tush hiti, Sundari chauk, Taleju temple & Keshav Narayan chauks are other landmarks within the compound. Besides, in the vicinity other highlights are the golden temple of Hiryavarna, Rudravarna mahavihar and Mahaboudha temples.

Bhaktapur
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the 2nd largest & most preserved medieval town among other towns in the valley is located 14 km in the east of Kathmandu. The Bhaktapur Durbar square is splendid palatial complex with its gems in the artistic masterpieces as the 55- window Palace, the Golden gate,Golden spout(Lun- Hiti), the Taleju temple complex & Nyatopla, the 5 stories temple. The 15th century Dattatreya temple, world famous Peacock Window, the tera cotta windows & Nepal’s largest Shiva Lingum are other attraction to keep visitors spellbound.

Swaymabhunath Stupa
, one of the oldest Budhist shrines at a hilltop ( 77m) is situated 6 km to the southwest of the city. This is a huge monument of huge dome like structure surmounted by 13 gilded rings representing 13 Heavens and an elaborate canopy.

Pashupatinath Temple
, is the holiest Hindu shrines in the world . The temple is of two storied & has the sacred Lingam or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. This temple dates 4th century & renovated to present shape at around 18th century only, is an exquisite examples of repousse art &most noted for its gold plated roofs & silver coated doors.

Boudhnath Stupa
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is one of the largest Budhist stupa in the world. The unique highlight of this great Buddhist monuments is- it is set in the octagonal Mandala design, with the niche around are the hundreds of prayer wheels & the 108 images of Budha adorning the stupa. This also has about 4dozs of monasteries in its vicinity

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Budhanilkantha, is a sacred place for all Hindus as there is shrine of huge ( 16 ft long) reclining stone image of Lord Vishnu on the cosmic serpent, floating in the middle of the pond, carved by single block of stone.

Changunarayan temple
, located atop a serene hilltop, is another temple of lord Vishnu, the oldest pagoda temple existing in the Nepal dating back to 4th century built by king Mandeva.

Nagarkot (2175m) in the east is 35Km from Kathmandu. It is a finest hill station, with the stunning views of the Himalayan range, including Mt. Everest with beautiful sunrise & sunset veiw. This hillstation is far from the crowds of hustle & bustling of Kathmandu city, yet at very small distance suitable for visit in short time.

Dhulikhel(1140m), another hill station offers an essence of Newar township with its pagoda style & cluster of human settlement, enthralls with beautiful panoramic mountain views & sunrise & sunset.

Godavari, boast of the Royal Botanical garden. Another attraction is a month long Hindu festival held at every 12th year. It has the huge collection of flora around & in well preserved green house. Birdwatching is another aspect of nature one can enjoy here.

Phulchauki Hill
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2760m) is the highest hill in the valley rim, in the southwest of the city, is wonderful place for hiking & biking. The hills has very nice natural setting & are also very good for watching birds as it homes some 200 species of birds. The top of the hill offers spectacular mountain views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Fish tail in the west & Dorje Lakpa to Everest in the east.

Namoboudha , is Buddhist pilgrimage site & an ideal place for hikers. The rows of stupas adorned with fluttering prayers flags are very soothing. The highlight is the image of Budha in his compassionate manifestation & portrays a famous legend relating that Buddha in his previous life had offered his own flesh to save a starving tigress & her cubs from the imminent death.

Kakani
(1982m),
is a quiet & a remarkable mountain balcony in the north of the valley for viewing the chain of magnificent Himalayan giants like Ganesh Himal, Annapurnas etc & terraced rolling hills around.

Shivapuri Hill
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the 2nd highest hill in the valley rim is very popular hiking area. The natural surrounding is very soothing & offers good varieties of flora & fauna. This area is also good for birdwatching. The Buddhist monastery of nunnery is located at the midway to the top. The breathtaking mountain views in the north & the birds eye view of Kathmandu valley is worth viewing from this point.

Outside Kathmandu valley

Lumbini , the birthplace of Lord Gautam Budha is located some 250 km west of Kathmandu. The highlights here are the sacred garden, the stone pillar dating 250 B.C, a sacred stone, that pinpoints the exact birthplace of Budha. The sacred pond, Puskarni, lies right besides, where queen Mayadevi took her ritual bath right before she gave birth to Lord Budha, the enlightened one.

Gorkha
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is historically very important town of Nepal, where the seeds of the birth of modern Nepal were sown. Conquering King of the Shah dynasty launched their campaigns from Gorkha and ultimately unified Nepal. The famous Gokrkha soldiers carry their name as a tribute to their valor during this conquest. Gorkha palace the royal building is perched atop 330m above Gorkha town, with spectacular mountain views. The walk unto this palace is worthwhile to savor the splendors of nature. There is also a temple of Goddess Kali, the manifestation of female force. After every 15 day there is sacrifice in this shrines which attracts flocks of human. Just below the palace is a holy cave of a reclusive saint Goraknath, who used to live here that derives the name Gorkha.

Pokhara
, one of the most popular destinations in Nepal, is 200 km in the west of Kathmandu. Pokhara offers numerous lakes and the mountain like Annapurna ranges, Machapuchare, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and many more, that are breathtaking. Lake Phewa offers relaxed boating & fishing with the views of mountains as mirror image in the lake. This is also a famous gateway for Annpurna trekking & mountaineering sports adventures.

Royal Chitwan national park
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is one of the finest National Park in Nepal. This park offers tremendously rich wildlife ( one horn rhino, tigers etc, one of the biggest collection of birds ( app. 450 sp) & flora that are found in its natural habitat. Park also offers some of finest wildlife resorts that caters all tourist service.

Royal Bardia national park
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in the western terai some 500 km from Kathmandu also offers finest wildlife’s found in Nepal. This could be another good choice to avoid the crowded Chitwan National Park.

Koshi Tapu
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in eastern terai, is a popular natural habitat for numerous flora & fauna that are found in Nepal. Kositapu offers an excellent habitat for aquatic species of birds that are resident & migrants. The wild buffalo or Arna, found only in this place so far, is the highlight of this place.

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City tour packages

Magical Kingdom Tour
Cultural tours of Kathmandu valley, the capital of Nepal
Ex Kathmandu round trip - 5 DAYS gentle city tour

This trip involves city tours of major interesting spots, Pashupatinat, Boudhnath & Swoyambhunath stupas, Bhaktapur, Patan & Kathmandu Durbar squares that are the cultural assets within the Kathmandu valley with a touch of Nagarkot, just an hour by drive, offers great tranquility & breathtaking panoromic mountain views of Annapurnas, Jugal Himal & even Everest on a clear day in the far east.

Itinerary: -DAY01/02 –Kathmandu/city tour DAY03 -Mountain flt/city tour/Nagarkot DAY04 –Return drive Kathmandu DAY05-Trip concludes

Kathmandu in brief
Bhaktpur/Chitwan

Ex Kathmandu round trip -07 DAYS gentle city tour.

This tour is designed to have the least time in Kathmandu, however still provides the details of the major cultural & architectural assets medieval Bhaktapur & Patan with the unmistakable Kathmandu. Then we venture down to Royal Chitwan National Park , that has some rare & endanger species of flora and fauna , to Pokhara with majestic mountain views.

Itinerary: - DAY01/02 –Bhaktapur/mountain flt/city tour DAY03 –City tour/Nagarkot DAY04/05 - Chitwan National Park DAY06– Kathmandu/dinner DA 07-Trip concludes.

Twin Valley Tour
Kathmandu & Pokhara.
Ex Kathmandu round trip - 08 DAYS gentle city tours

This trip involves the tours to Kathmandu & Pokhara. Kathmandu is culturally very rich & you experience the cultural assets like Bhaktapur, Pashupati, Baudhnath stupa. Pokhara, the home of most friendly Gurung community, the mountain veiws formed by the majestic mountains - Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fish Tail & the lake Phewa, makes this trip one of the most rewarding trip. Other highlighted is the scenic mountain flight that, takes you to have a very close encounter to the world’s tallest peak Everest.

Itinerary :-DAY01/03-Kathmandu/city tour/mountain flt DAY04/06- Pokhara/tour/ free day DAY07- Kathmandu DAY08 -Trip concludes

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Royal Safari Tour
Kathmandu /Chitwan .

Ex Kathmandu round trip - 07 DAYS gentle city tour

This tour combines the nature & culture of Nepal in details. Kathmandu valley is culturally very rewarding and Chitwan National Park, one of the finest national park of Nepal is very rich in nature like numerous rare & endanger species of flora, fauna & the birds. The highlight of the park is one horn rhino & big cat ( Tiger) in their natural habitat.

Itinerary :- DAY01/03 -Kathmandu/city tours DAY04/05 - Chitwan national Park DAY06 -Return Kathmandu DAY07-Trip concludes

Experience Nepal
Kathmandu/Chitwan/Gorkha/Pokhara
Ex Kathmandu round trip -11 DAYS gentle city tours

This tour involves in the major destinations of Nepal, which are just great for gentle tours & experience the Nepal as a whole in many aspects like culture, history & nature.

Itinerary : -DAY01/03–Kathmandu/mountain flt/city tour DAY04/05–Chitwan national park DAY 06/07 –Gorkha DAY08/09 –Pokhara DAY10 -Kathmandu DAY11-Trip concludes

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Nepal Bird
Nature tours in Chitwan/Kashi Tapu

Ex Kathmandu round trip -11 DAYS
gentle city tours

Nepal is very rewarding paradise for lovers of birds. Due to great land & altitude variation, Nepal homes over 850 species of colorful endemic, endanger avian details. Nepal also gets huge migration as far as from Siberia all year round. We combine Kathmandu valley hills, Chitwan national park and Koshi Tapu of lowland.

Itinerary :-DAY01/03 -Kathmandu/ Birddwatching Phulchouki/Godawari/Shivpuri DAY04/06 -Chitwan National Park DAY07/09-Kosi Tapu DAY10 -Kathmandu DAY11-Trip concludes

Season/time - Oct to Feb for winter migrants & Feb to May for summer migrant

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Trekking
The trekking infact is the only and bestway to explore Nepal’s unrivaled natural beauty and culturally rich areas and is the bestway to see and experience the real Nepal. The vast contrast in altitude and climate found in Nepal has helped sprout an eqaully striking concoction of pristine nature and divergent lifestyles. Trekking in the high country of Nepal is both for cultural and wilderness experience. The villages in the hills are picturesque, inhabited by diverse ethnic communities like Magar, Gurungs,Tamang, Rai/Limbus etc who has earned their name in British/Indian army as famous gurkhas. Further in the Himalayas you will experience the well acclaimed sherpas for expeditions or for herding their yaks. In the middle valleys the community like Newars, Chetris etc, are found and in the terai belts you will find Tharus, Maithalis etc.. While in Nepal you will greatly experienced and get absorbed by the different culture and costumes, a completely different world, the world of Shangri-La.

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Mountaineering
Nepal since 1950, has been getting the people in quest of snow clad Himalayan giants. Nepal has 8 tallest peak among 14 in the whole world. Since early 19th century the mountains have been posing tempting destinations and all kinds of challenges to all human being. Annapurna 1 is the first over 8000m mountain that was climbed in 1950 and Edmond Hillary & Tenzing Sherpa first climbed Everest, the highest point on the earth in 1953. Besides these there are other giants like Kanchenjunga (8587m), Lhotse ( 8516), Makalu ( 8463m),Cho Oyo ( 8201m), Dhaulagiri ( 8167m), Manaslu ( 8163m). Nepal also offers hundreds and more of other trekking peaks all over the Nepal in the north that is equally very challenging to summit.

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Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking
Nepal is also one of the best destination in the word for water sports. Most of the rivers are glacier fed that runs directly down from the mountains, so their rapidity & currents are as varied as the topography. Sunkoshi ( tenth wildest river in the world),Tamur, Karnali offers best range of scenery & rapids for longer floats and offers participants to develop adeptness and expertise .Kali gandaki, Trishuli, Seti and Marsyngdi, Bheri rivers are for medium time range and suitable even for first time thrills. Hence, Nepal’s thundering waters coming from the glaciers of mighty Himalayas provides the unmatched thrills for rafting and kayaking and immersing oneself in the landscape is not an experience to be forgotten easily.

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Mountain Bikings
Nepal also offers challenging roads & trails those climbs up thousand of meters to reach the breathtaking viewpoints & reward with exhilarating descents. Almost traffic free roads, spectacular natural scenarios & the hospitality of Nepalese make this lands genuinely a cycling haven. Kathmandu valley has a vast network of roads, tracks & trails suitable & pleasurable for riding through by bike. Dhulikhe, Kodari, Hetauda, Narayanghat & Pokharas are other destination for wonderful biking experience.

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Mountain flight.
Mountain flight is the most popular, easiest & quickestway to have the close encounters with Nepal’s wonderful Himalayas with the Everest. There are many airlines in operation for this scenic flight everyday

Helicopter Sight seeing.
One of the most exciting ways to view Nepal is from the safety of helicopters, due to their maneuvering capability. Helicopters can be used for exhilarating heli-hiking trips & the mountain flights as well as for conducting rescue operations, aerial surveys & similar other missions

 

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Hot air ballooning
Hot air balloon is newly introduced adventure sports & it is getting the popularity day by day. Flying with the green Mahabharat mountains all around & the clusters of human settlements & lush green fields right below, floating in the basket room or the room with a view is invariably is great experience of lifetime.

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