High in the Himalayan Mountains lies the small Kingdom of Nepal, with its lofty mountains, deep valleys, lush jungles, exotic wildlife and diverse peoples.Nepal is one of the most beautiful countries on earth. The Himalayas are a companion to nearly every moment in the country, and the Nepali people are warm and welcoming.
Kathmandu is the gateway to Nepal. It is the largest and pretty much the only city in the country. Take a walk in the backstreets, and the capital’s amazing cultural and artistic heritage reveals itself in hidden temples overflowing with marigolds, courtyards full of drying chillis and rice, and tiny hobbit-sized workshops largely unchanged since the Middle Ages.
Places of interest around Kathmandu are Swayambhu Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Narayanhiti Palace Museum etc.
Kathmandu’s sister cities (LalitpurPatan) and Bhaktapur are integral to Kathmandu’s cultural heritage. Bhaktapur is an ancient city and is renowned for its elegant art, fabulous culture, colorful festivals, traditional dances and indigenous lifestyle of Newari community.
Chitwan is famous as one of the best wildlife-viewing national parks in Asia, and you’ll have an excellent chance of spotting one-horned rhinos, deer, monkeys and up to 544 species of birds. If you’re extremely lucky, you’ll see leopards, wild elephants and sloth bears – though it’s the once-in-a-lifetime chance to spot a majestic royal Bengal tiger that attracts people in their droves.
Pokhara is known as the “Natural Capital” of Nepal, because of its astounding setting of extreme beautiful lakes with lush hills offering unique view of Himalaya.There’s much more to Pokhara than its laid-back charm. It also boasts a booming adventure sports industry; it is arguably the best paragliding venue on the globe and is surrounded by white-water rivers. There’s a fascinating museum dedicated to the world-famous Gurkha soldier. And last but not least, it’s the gateway to the world-famous treks in and around the Annapurna range and beyond.