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What to see in Nepal

Nepal Attractions


Home to eight of the world's highest peaks, Nepal is a mountaineer's dream. Most tourists begin their journey in the bustling capital of Kathmandu, but soon make their way to the Himalayas. Whether exploring the Annapurna, Langtang, or Everest regions, trekkers will encounter turquoise lakes, mountain villages and lush valleys with snow-capped titans towering above. Visitors will have no problem finding a trek that suits both their level of experience and budget. From gruelling Everest expeditions to 'teahouse treks', where hikers lighten their loads by relying on 'teahouses' for food and accommodation, veteran mountaineers and casual wanderers will be equally captivated by the majesty of Nepal. Travellers can further take advantage of the country's diverse natural beauty by embarking on white water rafting trips, or exploring the jungles of the southern Tarai belt, seeking Bengal tigers from the back of an elephant.

With countless shrines and temples scattered across the country, Nepal's spiritual and religious heritage also attracts numerous tourists and pilgrims. The UNESCO World Heritage site at Lumbini is considered the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, and the 5th-century Swayambhu Stupa, with prayer flags fluttering from its golden spire, is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the country. Travellers can also visit Pashupatinath, one of the world's largest Hindu temples dedicated to Shiva, and can step back in time upon visiting the ancient royal cities of Patan and Bhaktapur.


Annapurna Region

The most popular trekking region in Nepal, the Annapurna region passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in…

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Bhaktapur

Lying just 22 miles (35km) east of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, also known as the City of Devotees, was the capital of the Kathmandu…

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Durbar Square

Protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durbar Square is the religious and social heart of Kathmandu's old city and…

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Mount Everest Region

Many trekkers and adventurous mountaineers are drawn to the sight and challenge of the highest mountain in the world,…

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Pashupatinath Temple

One of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, Pashupatinath is one of the major temples devoted to Shiva (Pashupatinath)…

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Patan

One of the three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley, Patan (officially called Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City) has a…

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Royal Chitwan National Park

Of the 14 national parks and reserves in Nepal, the Royal Chitwan National Park is the oldest and the most popular safari…

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Swayambhunath Stupa

The golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhu Stupa is adorned with a colourful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns…

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