Popular Destinations in Nepal
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. The city, along with its nearby town
Thamel, are considered as ideal base for trekkers and for those seeking to
enjoy views of the internationally-famous Mount Everest. Besides, Kathmandu
is also an excellent place for pilgrimage tour. It is the city where
Pashupati Nath, one of the most revered temples in Hinduism, is located.
The city is also home to sacred Buddhist shrines such as Swayambhunath and
Located about 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu, Pokhara is surrounded by
some of the highest mountains in the world - Annapurna I, Manaslu, and
Dhaulagiri. The city is a gateway to the Himalayas. Pokhara is the starting
point for the treks to the Annapurna and the Jomsom regions. River Seti
that flanks the city offer an opportunity to enjoy white-water rafting.
Pokhara also offers incredible chance for paragliding.
Located just outside of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur lies on the old trade route to
Tibet. Burbar Square is the best place to start the tour of this city, and
during the exploration, tourists can traverse through the royal palace and
check out scores of temples. The square is listed among the UNESCO World
Heritage Sites. Travelers in Bhaktapur can also enjoy shopping as the city
is known for masks, puppets, souvenirs, pottery, and cultural handicrafts.