Places to see

Tours in Nepal 2012 

Nepal, also named as a Heaven on Earth, is a wonder in the Himalaya. It is the Shangri-La, roof of the world, living cultural Museum, birth place of the Lord Buddha and is the country of living Goddess. Nepal offers an astonishing diversity of sightseeing attractions and adventure opportunities found nowhere else on the earth. It is also known as cultural melting pot. We can see Hindus celebrating various festivals throughout the year according to lunar routine and solar routine. We can see Muslims liberal to other region followers. We can see Buddhists accepting Hindu cultural festival. Moreover there are more than hundred caste group and tribal groups with their different culture and tradition but they remain adjusted with each other. The cultural diversity is a most attraction to the world. Nowhere else on the world is found the astonishing diversity of sightseeing attractions and adventure opportunities as Nepal offers. Nepal is situated between China in the north and India in the South. The elevation of the country ranges from 60m above sea level to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8,848m, all within a distance of 150 kilometers resulting in climatic conditions from sub-tropical to arctic. The country is a potpourri of ethnic groups and sub-groups who speak over 70 languages and dialects. Adventure Silk Road with its carefully designed tour programs, lets the people to explore the highlights of the country. Come Join Us. We show you what beauty means. Inside Kathmandu valley, The Kathmandu valley consists of three medieval cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur and other small towns of Panauti, Dhulikhel , Kirtipur etc on its outskirts. These three cities are like open museum of medieval arts, culture and tradition. There are seven world heritage sites declared by UNESCO within a periphery of about thirty kilometer in this valley.
Kathmandu Valley, there’s a wealth of culture and nature waiting to the discovered. Ensconced amidst the lush greenery are magnificent monuments that are specimens of artistic workmanship. The villages and small towns dotting the landscape provide charming glimpses of rural life. The Kathmandu Valley is not very big (about 20 by 25 km), and an explorer can combine a number of locations in a leisurely day trip. Given below are some destinations to make your day:
This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples like Hanumandhoka Palace,Kumari Ghar(Abode of the Living Goddess),Taleju temple,built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17h -century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square, protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. Even to date, all the major state and social ceremonies, including the solemnization of coronations are performed in one of the courtyards in this complex. There are also museums inside the palace building. 
Lalitpur is believed to have been founded in the third century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty and later expanded by Licchavis in the sixth century. It was further expanded by the Mallas during the medieval period. There are many legends after its name. The most popular one is the legend of the God Rato Machhindranath, who was brought to the valley from Kamaru Kamachhya, located in Assam, India, by a group of three people representing three kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley. One of them was called Lalit, a farmer who carried God Rato Machhindranath to the valley all the way from Assam, India. The purpose of bringing the God Rato Machhindranath to the valley was to overcome the worst drought in the valley. There was a strong belief that the God Rato Machhindranath will make rain in the valley. It was due to Lalit's effort that the God Rato Machhindranath was settled in Lalitpur. Many believe that the name of the town is kept after his name Lalit and pur meaning township.
Lalitpur said to have been founded by King Veer Deva in 299 A.D. but, there is unanimity among scholars that Patan was a well established and developed town since ancient times. Several historical records including many other legends also indicate that Patan is the oldest of all the cities of Kathmandu Valley. According to a very old Kirat chronicle, Patan was founded by Kirat rulers long before the Licchavi rulers came into the political scene in Kathmandu Valley. According to that chronicle, the earliest known capital of Kirat rulers was Thankot. Kathmandu, the present capital was most possibly removed from Thankot to Patan after the Kirati King Yalamber came into power sometimes around second century A.D.
One of the most used and typical Newar names of Patan is Yala. It is said that King Yalamber or Yellung Hang named this city after himself and ever since this ancient city was known as Yala..
Founded in the 12th century by King Ananda Malla (according to various chronicles), Bhaktapur was the capital city of the Greater Malla Kingdom until the 15th century and was an independent kingdom from then until the 18th century.
The last three Malla rulers of Bhaktapur were Jitamitra Malla, Bhupatindra Malla, and Ranjit Malla. These rulers played key roles in building the palaces and temples of Durbar Square.
In 1744, Prithvi Narayan Shah, descendent of Dravya Shah, who was the founder of the Gorkha dynasty, began a conquest march in the Kathmandu Valley, capturing and unifying Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, and the smaller towns of the Valley under one rule.
After a period of instability and a bloody coup in 1846, Jang Bahadur Kunwar Ranaji took control of Nepal. His Rana dynasty ruled Nepal until 1951, when the Congress Party formed a new government. In 1960, King Mahendra took control, banned political parties, and instituted land reforms. Political turmoil continued throughout the late 20th century.
In 1934, a major earthquake destroyed over 2,000 houses and severely damaged over 2,000 more homes. Over 1,000 people died in this quake. Restoration of many buildings was undertaken over the years, including efforts funded by West Germany in the late 1980's and by the U.S. in the 1990's.
Swoyambhunath Stupa
watches over the Valley from the top of a hillock on its western side just three kilometers west of the city center. The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake.Swayambhu is also known as Samhengu and is listed as a World Heritage Site. It is also one of the oldest and glorious Buddhist shrines in the world which is said to be two thousand years.The four sides of the stupa is painted with the eyes of Lord Buddha and the temple is also known as the watchful eyes of Buddha. 
Bouddhanath stupa
Bouddhanath Stupa lies lies about 6 km east of downtown Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the Valley and one of the largest in the world.It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design with hundreds of prayer wheels and 108 small images of Buddha all around. Just like the Swayambhunath, the stupa here is too has four sides with the watchful eyes of Lord Buddha. All the Buddhist throng to this stupa to take part in the sacred rituals during the Buddhist festivals.a World Heritage Site is also known as Khasti. There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area. Many have schools that teach young monks like those pictured here.
Pashupatinath temple
Pashupatinath Temple One of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, Pashupatinath lies 5 km east from the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva as well as the noteworthy gold plated roofs and silver coated doors. This is the abode of God Shiva and is the holiest of all the Shiva shrines.Religious pilgrims and sadhus, like the one pictured here, travel all the way from the remote areas of India to visit this sacred sight, especially during Shivaratri (the night of Shiva) that falls between February/March. Even though these devotees have denounced worldly possessions, each carries a Sadhu ID (identifications card) to freely cross over the border between India and Nepal.Chronicles indicate Pashupatinath’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati river flowing beside the temple, also a World Heritage Site. The crematorium is just outside the temple and it is a dream of almost every Hindu to be cremated by the side of Pashupati Aryaghat after their death. 
Changunarayan temple
Changu Narayan Temple is situated on a ridge overlooking theValley, about 12 km to the east of the city.It is dedicated to the Hindu God Bishnu–the Preserver.One of the finest and oldest specimens of pagoda architecture,the temple is embellished with exquisite wood and stone carvings and is said to be the oldest pagoda style temple in Nepal built sometime back in 323 A.D.The sacred complex is a World Heritage Site and offers a panoramic view of the surrounding at 125 meters.
Dakshinkali temple and Chovar
Dakshinkali and Chobhar.The temple of Dakshinkali is dedicated to one of the most important Hindu Goddess Kali and is one of the most popular places of worship in Kathmandu.Located 22 km from the city center on the southern rim of the Valley past Pharping village, the shrine is especially crowded on Tuesdays and Saturdays when animal sacrifices are offered to the deity. On the way back, stop at Chobhar, the famous gorge, just 8 km south west of Kathmandu. The narrow gash in the hills was made by Lord Manjushree to drain out the lake which once covered the Valley. A majestic view of snow clad mountain can be viewed from the hilltop close by.
Khokana is a traditional and tiny Newari village eight kilometers south of Kathmandu (on the outskirts of Patan), which has its own history and has retained its tradition and culture. It is a living museum and recalls medieval times. The farming community of Newars who live here are mostly dependent on agriculture and much of their daily activities take place outside of their dwellings. There are women sitting outside spinning, men crushing seeds, and other daily activities. The village is famous for its unusual mustard-oil harvesting process in which a heavy wooden beam is used to crush the mustard seeds in order to extract the oil. It is believed that a share system was used in the past here. This oil can be consumed if desired, but it can also be used for therapeutic massage. This was also the first village, indeed the first habitation, to be electrified, before Kathmandu.[citation needed. In the center is a three-storey temple, Shree Rudrayani, with a particularly wide main street, especially for a village of such small size. Khokana has been nominated to be listed as a World Heritage Site, Khokana, representing a vernacular village and its mustard-oil seed industrial heritage. "Khokana is a unique village which can be taken as a model of a medieval settlement pattern with a system of drainage and chowks. It houses chaityas and a Mother Goddess temple. The mustard-oil seed industry has become the living heritage of the village." Enesco World Heritage. In January the Khokana festival is held to showcase the unique aspects of the village. Cultural Newari dances, such as the Thimi dance and Devi dance, Newari food, such as Newar Pancake (Who), a sweat steamed snack bursting with golden syrup and sesame (Yomari) and strong Nepali wine (Yela), crafts, music and the towns mustard production were all on display.
Budhanilkantha is situated below Shivapuri hill at the northern end of the Valley.It is about 9 km from the city center.The hub of the temple complex is a pond in which lies a5 meter (17 feet) long great stone figure of Hindu god Bishnu reclining on the coils of a cosmic serpent.The figure has been estimated to have been found buried in the ground in its original state more than thousand years ago. It is also known as Bhuijasi. Hindus throng to this sacred pilgrimage almost everyday to perform puja but a great number of  worshippers can be seen in various festivals, especially on Haribodhini Ekadashi that falls between October/November, the day believed that the sleeping Lord Bishnu wakes up.
Kirtipur A small village/ town is situated on a ridge 6 km southwest of Kathmandu. The ancient township established in 1099 is a natural fortress and has a proud and courageous history. It was the first place to be attacked by Prithvi Narayan Shah in 1768.The Chilamchu stupa and the temple of BaghBhairav are major sights here. Kirtipur offers quaint streets lined with artistic houses and temple squares and great views of Kathmandu Valley. The people are known for their skill in building and weaving and other ancient loom. The oldest educational institute, Tribhuvan University is located in the bottom of the hill.
Kopan Monastery
Just north of the ancient Buddhist town of Boudhanath is the Kopan hill (pictured left), rising up out of the terraced fields of the Kathmandu valley and visible for miles. Dominated by a magnificent Bodhi tree, it was once the home of the astrologer to the king of Nepal. It was to this hill that these lamas came with their first Western students in 1969.Now Kopan is a thriving monastery of 360 monks, mainly from Nepal and Tibet, and a spiritual oasis for hundreds of visitors yearly from around the world. Nearby is Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery, home to 380 nuns. Both the monastery and the nunnery are under the spiritual guidance of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and the care of the abbot, Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lhundrup Rigsel. And it is the wellspring of the FPMT, a network of some 140 centers and activities world-wide, themselves expressions of the Buddha activity of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Sankhu and Bajrayogini
This is one of the major Jatra that we can see inside Kathmandu valley. we see in jatra of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur or Lalitpur. May be since Sankhu is a small village/city east north of Kathmandu and the population is very less. Many people are not aware of this jatra, there were very less visitors to observe this jatra.There will be  different type of excitement while watching this jatra. Since the Bajrayogini temple is at the top of the hill, bringing the god’s statue down the steep hill on the heavy chariot is really exciting. friends, and relatives from different places to see this jatra so that people will know about it, see the excitement of this jatra and know more about this ancient city Sankhu.There are also can do hiking  Sankhu to Nagarkot, This place is also popular for Sali Nadi (holy river which is mention in one of the holy book of hindu, Swasthani).This place has many thing to offer for internal, Indian (for holy reason and external tourism). somewhere about this place that around 15th or 16th century some Italian priest visited this place and compare it with their Italian city saying it’s beautiful .it’s jatra, Fairs to make the place popular and attract tourist so that the economy of the locale people will increase.Enjoy the pictures and feel the excitement guys.
Shivapuri National Park is a home to 177 species of birds of which 9 are enlisted as endangered, 19 species of mammals and 150 species of butterflies some endemic and rare. This is, out of the total of 800 species of birds, 130 species of mammals and 600 species of butterflies found in Nepal, thus making Shivapuri a paradise for flora and fauna and one of the two National Park situated in the capital around the world.
Namo Buddha
Namo Buddha is a very sacred place for the Buddhists. The Stupa situated just off to the downtown Kathmandu is visited by scores of pilgrims every year. There is a legend behind the reverence of this place. According to the Buddhist legend, the King Mahasattva gave his body to a hungry tigress at this place. His reliquary Stupa remained underground for centuries. One day a hermit called Bhagavan (Sakyamuni) came to this site and got attracted to the bulge. It is said that he clapped his hands, and miraculously the Stupa appeared.It is also 3 hours hike from the Dhulikhel.
Nagarkot is which clings to the Valley’s eastern rim at an altitude of2,175m (7200ft),is the most popular among the hill resorts.It used to be the nature retre at of the royals in days past.Nagarkot thrills visitors with its unobstructed mountain panorama,which extends from Annapurna in the west to Everest in the east.It is situated 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu.It takes an hour’s drive to get there.The panorama of the major peaks of eastern Nepal.Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8848m),can be seen from here.The breath - taking view of  Himalayan peaks like Manaslu (8.463), Ganesh Himal(7,111 m),Langtang(7,246 m),ChobaBha mre(6,016 m),Gaurishankar(7,134 m) and Numbur (6,975 m) are also clearly seen from Nagarkot.
Dhulikhel has for many centuries been an important trading centre on the ancient commercial route linking Nepal to Tibet. Since time immemorial, people of Nepal travel to Tibet to bring home salt and gold. Likewise, the Tibetans every year with their flocks of sheep enter into Nepal during Dashain, the greatest Hindu festival. They purchased chilies and other daily necessities in Nepal and return to their homeland. In those days, a whole day walk from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel was comfortable for Tibet trippers with easily available of food and water at Dhulikhel at the evening for overnight stay. Even now, a bird's eye view from the resorts at Dhulikhel to the landscapes; highway to Tibet and horizons far to the Tibetan borders, clearly exhibits Dhulikhel as the gateway of Tibet. After adjoining with Tibet by motor able road in 1965, Dhulikhel got a face lift and developed as a tourist destination both for Tibet trippers and tourists. Dhulikhel is an ideal station to stop for overnight stay while going to Tibet and coming back to Kathmandu.
Panauti is quaint and interesting destination of Nepal. It feels as if has been left exactly the way the founders had built the town. A nostalgic atmosphere covers the narrow town streets and ancient structures. It is known as a Newari town that is located near Roshi khola & Punyamata Khola. Panauti can be easily reach from Kathmandu, which is at a distance of 32 km south-east.
As many villages and town of Newars , Panauti is also steeped in culture and tradition. Visitors will often find colorful stones, petals and other items that are laid out on the pavement to welcome everyone with great hospitality.

Tallest Shiva Statue,Sanga

                                               This is tallest lord shiva statue in the whole of world and is 143ft high statnding on a huge mountain located in nepal,sanga, chitapol Bhaktaour District .this is 20 km from the city of kathmandu (the capital of nepal).It's construction started in 2004 and now in 2010 it was inaagurated by the tourist minister and the 1 of the only four in the world "the badridams shankracharya" a preist . this staue is made by an indian Mr. Kamal Jain a industrialist in Nepal.

                                                                   Outside Kathmandu valley
The Bungy
The Nepal’s Bungy Spot is an enchanted sanctuary surrounded by natural Himalayan splendor, combining all the essential elements for inspired adventure or total relaxation in one of the finest environments found in the world. Just 16 kms from the Tibetan border the Last Resort is home to the most spectacular Bungy Jump on the Planet and the worlds biggest Canyon Swing, Canyoning, Rafting and Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Trekking, Professional Development Programs and Retreats.
The Bungy will be operating every second day and the same with rafting so it will be easy to fit you in. You can also book in advance and just pay on arrival. We can definitely give reasonable recommendations on when to do certain activities and what is available in Nepal at different times in relation to your plans.
Daman is a village in the central part of Nepal, Located in the district of Makawanpur.It is halfway between Kathmandu and Hetauda  at 2320m.Daman on the Tribhuwan Highway  has probably the finest view of the Himalayas extending on a good day from Dhaulagiri in the west to Mt.Everest  in the east.Daman is a small village situated at an altitude of 2320 meters’ and 100 kilometers south-west of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The village provides a grandeur view of The Himalayas with Mt. Everest in the east. The village lies on the Tribhuvan Highway, one of the adventurous highayways in Nepal. The village also contains a resort - Panorama Resort, which also has a helipad in its premise. Since the village lies in the outskirt of Kathmandu, it provides a great opportunity for the people residing in Kathmandu to observe its beauty and use for means of recreation. Also, during winter snowfall occurs in the hills which augments the beauty of the village to inexplicable point.
Manakamana Devi Temple
Manakamana is the name of a Hindu Goddess.It is believed that the Goddess fulfills the wishes of the people.The term ‘mana’ means the ‘heart’ or ‘soul’ and ‘kamana’ means the ‘wish’.The most popular temple of Manakamana is in Gorkha. The others are in various places like manakamana.It is said that a King of Gorkha was blessed by the goddess to get victory over small kingdoms and make a big Gorkha.Manakamana  of gorkha is a popular place for a specific fair called Panchami The temple was initially inaccessible .
Gorkha is a picturesque hill- town that has a  rich history of its own. The place is situated on a small mountain at the height of 3500 feet and offers a magnificent view of the Himalayan Peaks. King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who unified the Kingdom of Nepal during eighteenth century and got an upper hand over the Ranas, was born here. Actually king Drabya Shah founded this kingdom in the year 1560  and since then, the place has acted as the den for the Shah dynasty. In the war of throne with Ranas, the Gorkhas had the last laugh as the Gorkha soldiers succeeded in conquering the Kathmandu valley. The capital of the Nepal was shifted to Kathmandu since then. But this beautiful township has always remained as the center of attraction for many Nepalese as well as foreign visitors. Among the sites to visit, Gorkha Durbar tops the list. This historical palace is a one-hour walk from the downtown Gorkha. The palace is strategically located over a fortified hillock. On the southwestern side of palace lies the temple of Goddess Gorakhkali.The place is picture-perfect to have a view of Mansalu and Himalchuli peaks of Himalayas. Nevertheless, the best place to have a view of the palace and peaks is Upallokot, a viewpoint made on a pedestal over the hill at the height of some 5000 feet.
Bandipur was once a prosperous trading center, and its charming buildings, with their neoclassical facades and shuttered windows, bespeak its past glory. Originally a simple Magar village, it was settled in the early nineteenth century by Newars from Bhaktapur, who took advantage of its malaria-free location to develop it into an important stop on the India-Tibet trade route. Along with their trading skills, the Newars brought with them their rich cultural heritage and architecture, which still defines the look and feel of today's Bandipur.Bandipur saw its heyday during the Rana period (1846-1951). The power and prestige it enjoyed then is indicated in the special permission it received to establish its own library that still exists. In the 1950's, the town began to lose its edge after malaria was eradicated in the Terai, which facilitated travel to the once dreaded plains. In the 1960's, the district headquarters was moved to Damauli. The final blow came in 1973 following the completion of the Prithvi Highway that sidestepped it. Shunted from the traffic, commerce shifted to Damauli, and Bandipur turned into a near ghost town.When Newar merchants fanned out from the Kathmandu Valley looking for new prospects after its conquest by Prithvi Narayan Shah in the late eighteenth century, they chose Bandipur as an appropriate conduit for trade between the northern hills and the southern flatlands. The traders also designed the town in a style that reflected their fine aesthetic standards; and thus its houses ornamented with pagoda roofs, lattice windows and ornate doorways stand firm to this day to delight the travellers who are making Bandipur their new destination.
The sleepy town of Pokhara is approximately 200 km west of Kathmandu. The highway cuts into the sides of the valleys and winds around the emerald Himalayan Rivers. The country side of lush forest, deep valleys, precarious suspension bridges, idyllic villages terraced rice fields will keep you entertained on your journey.
Chitwan.plants and are home to the only significant number of one-horned rhinos and other endangered species like the Bengal Tiger, the Gangetic Dolphins and the Gharial Crocodile. There are altogether over 43 species of large mammals, 526 species of birds, 150 different types of butterflies, 126 species of fish and 49 species of reptiles.
Rani Mahal ,Palpa Tansen
Tansen Is a small and beautiful town situated at an altitude of 1371mtrs above the sea level on the south flank of Shrinagar hill. It is the most popular summer resort in western Nepal and has perhaps Nepal’s most far stretching  views of the country’s chief attractions, the Himalaya from Dhaulagiri in the west to Gauri shanker in the north east. Resunga hill in the Gulmi district to74 kms,Its famous for the organic coffee, production in Nepal, The Rani Mahal of Palpa is dubbed as the Taj Mahal of Nepal. The Mahal was built by KhadkaSamsher after the death of wife Tejkumari. The beautiful palace rests alongside the Kaligandaki river in Palpa and is a very peaceful place. One has to walk walk about 4 hours to reach here from Tansen.The building is believed to be in a very weak state. Efforts have been made to start renovation works to highlight this as one of the visitor attraction for the upcoming Nepal .
Lumbini associated with the birth of Lord Buddha is of  extreme archeological importance and also a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site. It is said that Prince Siddhartha Gautam,who later became Buddha the Englightened One, was born in the gardens of Nepal’s Lumbini in 623 B.C. The main shrines of Lumbini are the newly restored Mayadevi Temple, the Ashokan Pillar behind the temple and the Lake Shakya Puskarini where Mayadevi is said to have bathed before delivering the little Buddha into the world.Several other places near Lumbini are linked with stories connected to Buddha and Buddhism. Lumbini is about 300 kilometers southwest of Kathmandu. Bus and flights to Bhairawa which is about 22 kilometers from Lumbini.
Bardiya National Park
Bardia National Park This park is the largest and most undisturbed protected area in the Terai bordered by the rivers Karnali and Babai and hemmed in by the Churia mountain range in the north. This park is perhaps the best place for Rhino and Tiger spotting. The thick coverings of sal forest and grassland make Bardia the ideal place for wildlife spotting. In the park you can par take in jungle walks, elephant safaris fishing, jeep safari and boat riding. Accommodation here can be in well appointed lodges or more adventurous set camps. 
Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve was Established 1975 and gazette in 1976,Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve was managed as a unting reserve beginning 1969, and was gazetted as a Wildlife Reserve in 1976, covering an area of 305 sq. km. It lies in the extreme south-western section of Nepal’s Terai in Kanchanpur District. The reserve shares a common boundary with the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the south and west which is formed by the Mahakali (Sarda), River, and a major tributary of the Ganges. It is bordered on the eastern side by the Chaudhar River and to the north by a forest belt and cultivations. A total of 24 mammal species was recorded by Schaff (1978b), a total of 350 species of birds of which 180 are breeding species (Inskipp, 1989), Bhatt and Shrestha (1977) provide an annotated list of 14 species of fish, Schaaf (1978b) recorded 10 species of ectoparasites and biting flies. Although the area of the Reserve is small, it supports a wide range of biodiversity which is nationally and globally important. The vegetation types primarily include sal forest, sal savanna, which is part of continuum between climax forest and grassland that is maintained by fire and floods. 
Khaptad National Park is situated in the mid-mountains of the Far-West Nepal, one of the five regions in which the country is divided. With an extension of 225 kms, it was established in 1984. It is located where the districts of Achham, Bhajhang, Bajura and Doti meet and is an area of natural and religious interests.The variety of species is very rich especially taking into account that this park has a small extension. More than 250 types of birds can be found along with a huge variety of plants, herbs, and butterflies. The park is famous for botanical and herbal plants and also for being a living museum of natural history. 
Khaptad lies between 2700 meters above the sea level at the lower parts and between 2700 and 3600 meters at the higher parts. Due to this altitude differences, there are two different climatic zones: mesotermal and microtermal. The altitude of the park ranges from 1420 meters at Chowky Bhanjyhang to 3300 meters at I Saharsalinga. 
BADIMALIKA The temple of Malika is a holy place situated in Bajura District. It was built at a high altitude of 13500 feet. April to October is the best time of the year to visit it. It is believed that it was built with Kubera´s (God of wealth) wealth and from it one can observe good views of the Himalayas. 
SURMA DEVI and SURMASAROVAR Surmasarovar is considered to be the most beautiful lake in Bajhang area along with being a holy place for the local people. Geographically, Surma Devi temple and Surmasarovar are situated at the north of Chauinpur and it takes a three days walk to reach Khaptad. From there, views of Mount Kailash in Tibet can be enjoyed.
The Dhorpatan Hunting reserve
The Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is set on 1,325 square kilometers of rolling terrain, lying on the Southern rise of the majestic Mount Dhaulangiri I, which stands over 8,000 meters in height, cutting into the Rukum, Myagdi and Baglung districts in the west of Nepal. As with most reserves it is not uncommon to find villagers co-inhabiting. In this particular area it is made up by two distinct groups that being people of Tibetan descent and hill tribes who supplement farming with animal and trade husbandry.The reserve is characterized by a fusion of mixed hardwood forests which include fir, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, pine, juniper and spruce as well as one of the highest widespread populations of flora up to 36 species once again emphasizing Nepal’s natural riches. Besides hunting, Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is a striking destination for wildlife and bird enthusiasts alike who wish to visit this isolated area.
Rara National Park
Rara National Park has an area of 106 sq. kms., Rara National Park was established in 1876 and is located in the high mountains of Northwestern Nepal. Rara National Park contains areas of outstanding beauty, ideal for visitors who are in the search of remote and unexplored spots. The natural features of the area such as variety in flora and fauna along with magnificent scenery turned it into a very attractive location for nature lovers.Rara national Park is located at a high altitude, with heights varying from 2.800m to 4.039m. . Inspite of being the smallest park in Nepal, it contains the largest lake of the country. The lake is situated at an altitude of 2.990m with a maximum depth of 176m.Through the Nija Khola, it flows into the Mugu Karnali river. Forests are covered by a rich variety of trees but coniferous are the most abundant in the area. The typology varies according to the altitude. The lake is mostly surrounded by blue pines, black junipers, West Himalayan spruces, oaks and Himalayan cypress.Over 3.500m pine and spruce are replaced by fir, oak and birch trees. Other types that can also be found are Indian horse chestnut or walnut. The best time of the year to visit Rara National Park is in April, May September and October. Winters are very cold and summers are warm. From June to August lies the monsoon season and trekking is not recommended.
Janaki Mandir
Janakpur is the capital of the ancient state of Mithila and the Janaki Temple, located in the center of the city, is well known in the Hindu Kingdom (Nepal). Sita (Janaki) the wife of the legendary hero Ram was born in Janakpur. Throughout the year, many pilgrims come to pay their respects to Ram and Sita who are the main religious attractions in Janakpur. The city is thronged by worshippers and visitors, especially during the festival of Bibah Panchami. This annual festival is celebrated on the occasion of Ram and Sita's marriage and their wedding ceremony is enacted throughout the week. During this period, the city is enlivened by the wedding festivities.Ram and Sita are the two central characters of the great Hindu epic Ramayan. In the story, Ram strings a bow that originally belonged to Lord Shiva the destroyer and in the process, the bow breaks into three pieces. One piece flies up to heaven another falls down into the depths of the underworld, presently there is a huge pond called Dhanush Sagar above the spot. The third piece flies to present day Dhanushadham, about 40 kilometers from Janakpur. There, visitors will see huge rocks shaped liked a bow. Thus, after Ram's successful attempt to string the bow, Janaki's father, King Janak gives his daughter's hand in marriage to the brave prince of Ayodhya.
Koshi Tapu Wildlife Reserve
A primeir location in Nepal for bird watching.The Kosi Tapu and the Kosi Barrage in east Nepal provide one of the best places in Nepal to view migratory water fowl, waders and shore birds during the winter months. Many species not recorded elsewhere in the region have been seen here. Thousands of birds congregate here in January and February before they migrate north when the warm weather begins. Kosi Tapu Tented Camp situated on the fringe of the reserve provides the only accommodation to date. Well qualified nature guides take the guests out on walks, jeep drives and boat rides to look for birds and the wild buffalo found only here in Nepal. It is possible to combine this tour with SunKosi Raft Trip or with treks in the eastern hills .
Namboothiri houses (Brahmaalayam, Mana, illam) were built invariably according to the canons of Vaasthusaasthram (Vaasthuvidya priciples, the science and art - architecture - of building in harmony with the eternally active, creative, and all pervasive 'Spirit' and 'Nature') and in conformity and proportion with the usually large compound or plot (Illapparambu). In the early days, they were all built in the form of Chathussaalas or Naalukettus (quadrangle or the ancient courtyards) - Kizhakkini (eastern part), Thekkini (south), Padinhaatti (west) and Vadukkini (north), as seperate structures. This can be seen even today in Kurumathur Illam. In later years, joining these four through Meladukkala, kizhakke Ara, Puraththaalam and Vadakke Ara, came to vogue. The Vadakkini floor was always considerably raised, whereas local custom determined whether none, any or all of the other three had raised floors or not. The Thekkini and/ or Padinhaatti may either be single storyed or two (or more) storyes high. Anyway all Brahmaalayams were invariably in the Naalukettu style.
The gateway entrance to the plot (Padippura) is built on the western boundary in line with the Thekkini veranda. The Padippura will have standing (or resting) space both inside and outside. This is done to let the passers - by know that the house is a Brahmaalayam, where food will be available. With the same purpose in mind, the kitchen well is provided with a drum shaped wooden pulley system with wooden balls (or dry fruit shells) inside which produce noise while drawing water.
The Paththaayappura (grain store-house), bathing tank, well, dining halls (Kettu) and all other functional parts have very definite relative locations, size, shape and other details, determined as per Vaastuvidya.
The Mountain Views of Bhedetar
Bhedetar is located 9 Kilometer away from Dharan. When the sky is clear (especially during Autumn season), one can witness magnificent views of the Himalayan range, and enjoy fresh Himalayan breeze. Bhedetar is popular among the teenagers and lovebirds, located in beautiful hill station of eastern Nepal in the boarder of Sunsari and Dhankuta. If you feel the weather is hot don't worry go to Bhedetar and you could get many restaurants and hotels in Bhedetar in which you can enjoy at seeing beautiful Creation of nature. Here are some photos I have taken from different corner.
Halesi Mahadev
Among the most ancient and holiest places of Nepal, it is very popular as The Pashupatinath of the eastern Nepal. It is situated at the hilly region of the country in between the holy rivers Dudh Koshi to the right and Sunkoshi to the left. The temple is situated at the top of a small hill inside a beautiful cave. There lie other numerous small beautiful caves too. Importance. Here, the image of the god is inside the cave, which is full of natural beauty. Inside the cave is dark and there are bats flying here and there. It is also a kind of pride for the people living there, as it is as famous as other temples like the Pashupatinath, the Lumbini etc. even internationally. It is the natural cave, which lies in 4th remote hilly region and is believed to be in existence since 6000 years. It is the place full of natural beauty and cultural inheritance. It is popular among the Hindus as well as the Buddhists all over the world.
Paraglading that has enjoyed a tandem flight with us, learned to fly under our instructors, or even just shared a cold beer at the landing while swapping stories, there is one thing we hear consistantly: "You have the best job in the world." We don't take this comment lightly, and even after hearing it a thousand times it is a nice reminder of how privileged we are to be able to make our passion our profession. It speaks a lot for our team for this passion to still remain after all these years. In fact, it grows with almost every flight. Nothing compares to the feeling of soaring freely with the birds over one of the most picturesque landscapes on earth, and with each joyful shout from a passanger that leaves the ground for the first time, or a student that has made their first successful landing, our passion is recharged. Paragliding, like everything in life, is constantly evolving, and we are committed to guiding the growth of it here in Nepal in the most professional, safe, and enjoyable way possible. We take our title as "The Paragliding Pioneers of Nepal" very seriously, and are constantly searching for new flying routes, sites, and ways to improve to ensure the adventuresome spirit that gave birth to this sport is alive and well for years to come. 
Muktinath,Mukti means Nirvana and Nath means God. The Muktinath Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Hundu's Comunity. Buddhist also worship as scared pilgrimage. It is believed that all miseries and sorrows are relieved once you visit this temple and also one should visit this temple after completing four dhams pilgrimage tour. It is lies on a high mountain range at an altitude of 3749m. It is not just the pilgrimage tour one can enjoy remarkable natural beauty of Annapurna region which is a famous trekking destination in the world.
Mountain Flight
Everest Mountain Flight is an hour long early morning flight in Kathmandu Nepal by domestic airlines which flies on the north east of Nepal along with the high Himalayan ranges. As we know that the top of the world is Mount Everest, to see this the main purpose of this flight along with the other 8 highest peaks in the world. After doing this you may have some idea about the magnificent Himalayas and you can be proud enough to say that you have see the highest or tallest point of this world

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