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Sightseeing Tour in Nepal

bouddha-nathNepal is one of the best country for the sightseeing, with its long history, fascinating at and distinctive and varied architecture. Sighting in Nepal is one of the popular tourism activities for t he travelers/ adventure seekers who has desire for cultural package, historical monuments sightseeing around Kathmandu valley and out side of the valley. The vast diversity of people, their culture, language and traditions will intrigue anyone. The two predominant religions, Hinduism and Buddhism are ever present with the variety of gods and goddess, numerous temples, stupas and monasteries, and depict the deep faith of the people. The panoramic mountain scenery and a diversity of beautiful landscape will enchant you and make your visit one of the most romantic and memorable ones you have ever experienced. Nepal is the land where Buddha was born-Buddha, the symbol of peace.

Sightseeing inside Kathmandu Valley

In Kathmandu valley three cities are famous for the sightseeing which called Kathmandu, Patan (Lalitpur) and Bhaktapur. The Kathmandu valley provides you ancient Hindus and Buddhist pilgrims historical places where numerous temples its monasteries and stupas are dominated. All the temples, monasteries and stupas are decorated by enormous arts and architecture. The Kathmandu valley also offers you very old royal places which built in 12th century, long historical explanation old museums about political ,social and religious happened in the past moment, people culture and them life style and grand and fascinating mountain views.

Kathmandu Durbar Square:

Kathmandu durbar square is protected by UNESCU world heritage site. Kathmandu Durbar square (old royal palace) which built in 12th. the Durbar square provides you numerous temples, Kumari Bahal (House of living Goddess), Kasthamandap (House of wood) and the old museum.

Pashupatinath:

PashupatinathPashupatinath is protected by UNESCO world heritage site. Pashupatinath is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal. There are linga image of Shiva a long with the statues, shrine and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex. A temple dedicated to Shiva existed at this site in 879AD. However the present temple built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1697AD. A gold plated roof, silver doors and woodcarvings of the finest quality decorate the pagoda construction. There are rows of Shiva shrines and Hindu pilgrims from all over south Asia offering worship to Shiva tile of lord of destruction. The Bagmati river follows close by and the Arya Ghat cremation grounds are there.

Bauddhanath:

Bouddhanath is protected by UNESCO world heritage site. Bauddhanath is among the largest Stupas in the south Asia and it has become focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal .The white looms 36 meters overhead. The Stupa is located at the ancient trade route to Tibet and Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers have for many centuries. When refuges entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950 century many of them decide to live around Bouddhanath. They established many Gompas and little Tibet Nepal was born. This little Tibet still the best places in the valley to observe Tibetan life style. Many people believe that Bouddhanath was constructed in the 5th century. The Bouddhanath is the visual feast of the colorful Thangkas, Tibetan jewellery hand-woven carpets; mask and Khukuri (Knives) are sold in surrounding stalls.

Swayambunath:

swayambu-nathSwayambunath is protected by UNESCO world heritage site. The history of the valley, according to the legends begins with Swayambunath or the self-existent in times uncharted by history, Bodhisattva Manjushree came across a beautiful lake during his travel. He saw a lotus that emitted brilliant light at the lake center. So He cut a george in a southern hill and drained the waters to worship the lotus. Men settled on the bed of the lake and called it the Kathmandu valley from then on the hill top of the self existent lord has been a holy place. Swayambu is the major land of the valley and looks like bacon below the Nagarjun hill. It provides excellent view of the Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu city also provides you other very famous and interesting gods and goddess temples which will take you the spiritual way. The Kathmandu city offers you life style of Newar people and them colorful festival

Patan City:

PatanPatan is protected by UNESCO world heritage site. Patan is the second largest city in the valley. It is some time referred to as Lalitpur, which mean city of beauty. Patan has long Buddhist history and the four corner of the city are marked bay stupas. Patan’s central Durbar square is absolutely packed with temples. It an architectural feast with a far greater concentration of temples per square meter than in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur. Numerous other temples widely diverse style as well as many Buddhist monasteries are scattered around this fascinating town. The Patan Durbar Square is a concentrated mass of temples. Undoubtedly the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. There is also many others numerous temples are Kriashna,Bhimsen, Taleju Bell, Bhai Dega and others many temples gives you more experience about Nepali people faith and respect on religion. All the temples are decorated by numerous arts and architecture. The Patan also offers you Newari people culture and them life style.

Bhaktapur city:

bhaktapur-durbar-squareThe Bhaktapur city is protected by UNESCO world heritage site. Bhaktapur also known as Bhadgaon, It means cit of the Devotees. It is the third major town of the valley and in many ways the most mediaeval. The Bhaktapur is on of the most charming architecture showpieces of the valley as it highlights the ancient the main items of interest in the Bhaktapur are: The lion gate; Dating as far back as 1696AD. This gate is guarded on either side by two huge statues of lions. Along side there are two stone images of Gods. The Golden gate: The golden gate is said to be the most beautiful and richly molded specimen of its kind in the entire world. The Golden is the mostly lovely piece of art in the whole Kingdom.

Changu Narayan

The Changu Narayan Temple is protected by UNESCO world heritage site. This is the most ancient temple of Kathmandu valley. The temple built third century is decorated by some of the best samples of stone, wood and metal crafts in the valley. A 5ht century stone inscription, the oldest to be discovered in Nepal, is located in the temple compound and it’s told of the victorious Kind Mandev. Some popular sightseeing places out of Kathmandu valley.

Nagarkot:

Nagarkot situated an elevation of 2175 mtrs, 32 km east of Kathmandu. Nagarkot is widely enjoyed hill resort. It has been a weekend spot for mountain viewers in quiet and comfort. The sunrise viewed from this hill present you the ever-refreshing memory of the majestic panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges from Mt.Dhaulagiri in the west and Mt.Everest in the east.

Sightseeing outside Kathmandu valley

Pokhara Valley:

pokhara-valleyPokhara valley (827m.) lies in 200 Km west of Kathmandu valley. The valley is the most popular destination in Nepal after Kathmandu. It is the second biggest city of Nepal where around 135000 inhabitants live. This city became the most interesting especially when explorers found that it is the only valley in the world from where one can see snowcapped mountains higher than 8000m. from below 1000 m. These mountains lie in about 25 to 35 km. Arial distance. This valley is the most famous trekking starting gateway for world famous trekking areas such as to Fishtail, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri area. More than 70% of the total trekkers of Nepal trek in Annapurna region. scenery .There are seven lakes including the second biggest lake of the country in this beautiful valley and it is known as the most beautiful tourist valley of Nepal. The crystal clear reflection of snow capped mountains on the lake really makes the city unique and adds more features to make the city more attractive. There are several ethnic groups and the Gurungs who are world famous British Gurkhas live harmoniously and all of them preserve their cultural features. The smooth and harmonious blend of natural beauty and cultural attractions make this city as a unique city. It is only 30 minutes flight and 6 hours drive from the capital. There are around 20 flights and several deluxe tourist bus services daily. More over, This city is also linked with some mountain airports. Mustang (3000m) and Manang (3400m.) are major of them. you can reach in 20 minutes to such wonder places from this city. There are hundreds of tourist standard hotels including around a dozen of star level hotels. All sorts of tourist amenities such as; Foreign currency exchange, ACAP entry permit, visa extension, flight ticket reconfirmation etc. are available in this multi -cultural city. This city popularly known as "City of Tourism" is absolutely free from any type of pollution and city dwellers and their leaders are aware about the effect of the pollution.

Gorkha:

gorkha-durbarThe name Gorkha evokes images of fierce warriors wielding kukris; renowned for their bravery and total disregard for danger. Gorkha is the name of the town and the district from which these fearless tribes hailed. Once a tiny Himalayan kingdom ruled by the Shah dynasty, It was from here that Prithvi Narayan Shah, ancestor of the present king marched his Gorkhali army into the heart of Kathmandu and overthrew the ruling Malla king.

When the mighty British failed to subdue the Gorkha forces in the 1800s they were inducted into the British army and soon became a force to reckon with. The British called them “Gurkhas”. The Gurkha personifies bravery. No fighting force has ever earned so much respect for its valor and discipline.

The district of Gorkha stretches from the raging river Trishuli (popular for rafting) to the arid border of Tibet. With its verdant river valleys and sharply rising hills, Gorkha is ideal for treks. The terraced hillsides shine yellow and green in bright sunlight. Delightful hilltop villages far removed from the trappings of the 21st century dot the countryside.

Manakamana Temple:

A scenic and pilgrim spot and is reached by Cable Car or half day trek. This is the origin place of Shah Dynasty and Great king Prithvi Narayan shah was born there and his processes of unifying Nepal started from there about 200 years ago. The present king is the 11th generation of him. There is a great temple called Manakamana Temple. It is a famous temple where you wish to fulfill your wishes. It is located in about 90 km west from Kathmandu.