Culturally rich and extraordinarily beautiful, the mountain kingdom of Nepal offers a wealth of spectacular sights and activities to participate in.

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Durbar Square

A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Kathmandu Durbar Square never fails to impress with its collection of palaces, courtyards and temples. Durbar Square includes the Hanuman Dhoka Royal Palace, the Taleju Temple, Kumari Ghar, Ashok Vinayak, also called Kathmandu Ganesh, a temple without a filial deity and Kal Bhairav.

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One of the oldest Buddhist shrines, said to be 2000 years old.

3 km west of Kathmandu isSwayambhunath, one of the holiest Buddhist Chaityas in Nepal. This stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal and has numerous shrines and monasteries on its premises.

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Pashupatinath Temple

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the largest Hindu temple of Lord Shiva in the world located on the banks of the Bagmati River

Pashupatinath, a temple of Lord Shiva,is considered one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. This two-tiered pagoda houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva andhas been in existence since before 400 A.D.

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Boudhanath or the Khāsa Caitya

One of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu and a World Heritage Site.

East of downtown Kathmandu, Boudhanath, the center of Tibetan Buddhism in the region, is the largest stupa in the Kathmandu valley and one of the most imposing landmarks of the city, visible as soon as you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

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Rural Mountain Villages

For an experience of Nepalese village life.

Nepal lends itself to treks of varying intensity, from exploring mountain villages that have changed very little over the centuries to climbing high mountain passes. The trekking routes highlight Nepal’s diversity while combining charming countryside, interesting villages and superb views.

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The birthplace of Lord Buddha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, in the Terai plains of Nepal, one of the greatest pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. More than 400,000 Buddhists and non-Buddhists visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site which holds immense archeological and religious importance.

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A guided trek through Himalayan foothills

That every fourth visitor to Nepal goes trekking is a telling comment on how immensely popular this activity is here. Not only the stunning landscapes on the trail, the thrill of adventure up on the highest peaks and passes of the world but also the joy of meeting and mingling with people from different ethnic groups along the path makes for a rare opportunity to experience Nepal’s rich cultural diversity. And what better way than walking to see and experience it.

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Up close and personal views of the tallest peaks in the world with a summiteer guide

One glance at the majestic, snowcapped Annapurna Range and you’ll know you’ve arrived in Nepal. The marvelous, awe-inspiring views of some of the world’s most spectacularly rugged terrain and a chance to discuss Mt Everest with your guide who has summited the world’s tallest peak, and with other trekking and mountaineering enthusiasts makes Nepal the perfect destination for an adventure enthusiast.

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Survey Everest Base Camp from your private helicopter

A chance to view Mt. Everest without having to actually climb it! Mountain flights offer the luxurious, and far less strenuous, option of a Himalayan experience. A one-hour mountain flight from Kathmandu by helicopter takes one within touching distance of the highest peaks, including Mt. Everest.

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Visit a local village and spend the night in a friendly Himalayan mountain lodge

A trip into the local villages around Kathmandu offers a unique view and a new perspective on the region and it’s often overlooked hidden villages, shadowed by towering peaks.

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A cruise on Phewa Lake in Pokhara

Pokhara owes its popularity to the enchanting Phewa Lake, along the eastern shore of which has developed an area called the Lakeside or Baidam, a thriving resort town of hotels, restaurants, bars and souvenir shops that allows travelers to relax and enjoy themselves. Phewa Lake is the largest and most beautiful of the three lakes in Pokhra, attracting a large number of visitors who enjoy boating on its placid waters.

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Marvel at the profusion of religious art and artifacts

Nepal’s handicrafts need no introduction. Coveted since ancient times for their fine craftsmanship and supreme quality, the craftsmen of Nepal create exquisite hand-knotted woolen carpets, jewelry, pashmina shawls, woolen knitwear, embroidery work, thanka paintings, wood carvings, metal works, ceramics and pottery, rice paper and stationery.

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