Places to Visit

Pokhara is Nepal’s second most popular tourist Destinations situated 200 km west of Kathmandu. It is overshadowed by a massive wall of the Himalayas and dominated by the towering peak of the Annapurna range. The most impressive view is the fishtailed pinnacle of Mt. Machhapuchhare (6,977 m) and Phewa Lake. This scenic city is also the starting point for the most famous treks in the Annapurna region. The important sites worth visiting in and around the city are Phewa Lake, Barahi Temple, Seti Gorge, Devi’s fall, Mahendra Gupha, etc.

For those seeking the ultimate pan-Himalayan view and willing to travel the extra distance out of Kathmandu, Daman would be the best choice. Located 75km southwest of the Kathmandu Valley on the way to the Nepal- India border, Daman (2400m) offers the only unimpeded view of the entire Himalayan range, a sight guaranteed to leave the early riser spellbound for days to come. From horizon to horizon, the panoramic view of the world’s highest mountain range from the hilltop of Daman inspires the nature lovers and honeymooners alike.

A pagoda-shaped temple in Muktinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has been the most popular pilgrimage site for both Hindu and Buddhists. This temple is situated at and altitude of 3800m in the north central part of Nepal. It is easily accessible by road or by flight from Pokhara. Nearby the Jwala Mai temple an eternal flame fed by natural gas underground is worth observing. Since ancient times, these divine flames have been worshipped as Jwaladevi which means goddess of flame.

Gorkha is the birthplace of King Prithvi Narayan Shah the Great, the founder of modern Nepal. Situated on a hill overlooking the snowy peaks of the Himalaya is a beautiful old palace known as Gorkha Durbar. There are two attractive temples of Gorakhanth and Kali inside the palace precinct. Gorkha can be reached in about six hours by road from Kathmandu and four hours from Pokhara. A side trip to Manakamana temple on the way to Gorkha is very enjoyable and interesting.

Located on a 1,000 m ridge in Tanahu district some 140 km from Kathmandu, Bandipur’s hallmark is its beautiful scenery. At the eastern part of the town is the pagoda-roofed Bindabasini temple which houses goddess Durga, Bandipur’s guardian deity. The rich wooden carvings and detailed brass-work that adorn the temple are replicas of those found in the many old pagoda structures of the Kathmandu Valley. The other important temples and shrines in the vicinity include the Mahalaxmi temple with its exquisite woodwork and the Khadga Devi temple which comes alive once a year during the Dasain festival.

Chitwan is known for having the most popular and attractive national park located in the lowland south of Kathmandu… The park has wide varieties of wildlife offering people from across the world to explore beautiful flora and fauna. Here visitors can see very rare endangered species like one-horned rhinos, sloth, wild boar, leopard, crocodile and different species of flora inside the park. It could be visitors’ first Destinations in the terai from Kathmandu and Pokhara

Situated at an altitude of 1,343 m, Tansen is the most popular summer resort in western Nepal on an account of its position and climate. It has the most extensive views of the country’s chief attraction, the Himalaya from Dhaulagiri in the west to Gaurishanker in the northeast. It takes just seven hours by bus from Pokhara to reach Tansen.