Things to see in Nepal
Tips from real travelers about attractions and what to see in Nepal.
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Temple of the Monkeys (Swayambhunath)KathmanduAs seen in the photos, the Buddha eyes are look down from the top of the stupas with a contemplating look. Swayambhunath is the most popular Buddhist temple in Nepal and is also known as the Monkey Temple, WATCH OUT! Be careful wit...
Boudhanath StupaKathmanduBoudhanath is one of the oldest and most amazing places in Kathmandu. It's one of the world's great sacred places and the focal point of the Tibetan Buddhist community in Nepal. Boudhanath is lorded over by a giant circular stupa wh...
Patan Durbar SquarePatanPatan is one of the oldest Buddhist cities in the world. Also known as Lalitpur, this little gem in the Kathmandu Valley was founded in the III century BC. One of the most interesting place to visit is its beautiful Patan Durbar Squ...
KathmanduKathmanduNepal, the land of high mountains, roads that have no end but always take you to a final destination. Sadhus holy men, Buddhist monks, yaks, tradition, love of life, the birthplace of Buddhism, ... Kathmandu, Baktapur, Pokhara, Pata...
Thamel NeighborhoodKathmanduSmells, colors, people, all form a part of Thamel, after climbing to the highest mountain you may just want to get lost in the urban world, where time slips by, floating on the aromas of incense mixed with the colors of the dyes in ...
If you're in Kathmandu you can't forget to visit Durbar Square. It's a real open-air museum with pagodas and palaces, where the Royal Palace and the Palace of the goddess Khumari, the living goddess girl are. With the name Khumari, ...
Lake PhewaPokharaThe Lake of Pokhara is where all walks in the small country of Nepal begin. The temperature during the summer is perfect to go by boat to lake Pokhara, overlooking the world's highest peaks. It is a paradise and grandiose mixture on...
Bhaktapur Historical CenterBhaktapurBhaktapur is the third jewel that can be found in the Kathmandu Valley, along with Kathmandu and Patan. As it does have this reputation, this ancient royal city also has its famous "Durbar Square", palaces, the Golden Gate, and Hind...
Pashupatinath TempleKathmanduPashupatinah is undoubtedly one of the most impressive places in Kathmandu. The city's mortuary is located along the Bagmati, a river that's as sacred for the Napelese people as the Ganges is for Indians. Pashupatinah is located on ...
Flying Over EverestLuklaIn a recent post, I said I would put up pictures of Everest because so different from the other mountains. I also added a mountain range that follows. While flying over the Himalayas I got some beautiful photos of the other side of ...
PokharaPokharaCrossing this long suspension bridge in the Nepalese city of Pokhara is an incredible experience. It's a beautiful location and even bit hidden...in fact, we arrived there almost by accident. We were able to chat with the locals on ...
Poon Hill (Annapurna Range)PokharaPoon Hill is one of the popular goals as far as treks through the Annapurna mountain range go . The 3200 meter high summit, is 40 minutes away from Ghorepani village. The most spectacular thing there is Poon Hill and its incredible...
Chitwan National ParkBharatpurNature lovers! You have to see Chitwan National Park. If only because it's a welcome break along the road from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Wherever you stay (I'd suggest the Sapana Village Lodge in Sauraha), you find a lot of day-trips an...
Trekking in AnnapurnaPokharaHidden from the main trekking path hides magical water wonderlands!
Jagannath TempleKathmanduNearby is Patan Kathmandu, with its numerous temples. I was struck especially by Krishna Temple (the 8th incarnation of Vishnu) situated in the central square. At the entrance is rope hanging from the doorway. When asked they said t...
NagarkotNagarkotNagarkot is located in the Kathmandu Valley, an hour's bus ride away or so. The distance in kilometers is short, going from the bustle of the city to the infinite peace of the mountains in a matter of seconds. The ride is rather bum...
Changu NarayanBhaktapurThe impressive Changu Narayan can be found in Kathmandu Valley , on a hill, about 6 kilometers away from Bhaktapur . The origins of the church date back to the 4th century, but the current building is from 1702 because the temple ...
Cremation in NepalPashupatinath
Lumbini, Where Buddha Was BornPokharaIn Lumbini, near Kapilavastu, is where you will find the exact spot of the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. Today they have constructed a modest temple around the stone on which his mother gave birth and now Buddhists from a...
Terraces in AnnapurnaPokharaThe topography of the Himalayas does not allow much cultivation of crops, therefore workers have formed steps or terraces where they can plant and also that retains rainwater. The crops are mainly rice and form a completely unique l...
World Peace PagodaPokharaThe peace pagodas were built in different parts of the world and, according to Buddhist doctrine, are meant to be places of unity between people of all races and creeds. The main pagoda is in Lumbini in the temple complex that surro...
Buddhist Temples in LumbiniPokharaAround the temple where Buddha was born they have created some beautiful large gardens, where Buddhist communities from different countries have built and continue to build their own temples. Students visit to study the mysteries of...
The Chariot of PatanKathmanduIn late April a major festival takes place in Patan lasting several days. A tree is mounted on a large wooden wagon and everybody comes out to pull the strings that move it. They travel a certain distance each day passing the rope a...
SarangkotPokharaViewing Beatriz´s comment encouraged me to write about Pokhara. It is true that there will be changes. When you arrive you find a lovely place, full of places to visit, hiking routes, sleeping options for little money, restaurants ...
Stupa of BharatpurBharatpurOne of the most famous and attractive Buddhist stupas in Nepal. In Bharatpur there are several stupas, but in addition to being the largest city, it' s among the highest in the world. Buddha's eyes watch from the top of the temple a...
Of Changu Narayan to BakthapurBhaktapurThe Changu Narayan Temple can be found about 8 miles north of Bhaktapur in Nepal. The temple was built in the 4th century, but then was rebuilt in 1702 and it's been dedicated to Vishnu. Inside the temple you'll find the figure of V...
Suspension Bridge of Abu KhaireniPrithivinarayanWhen I arrived in Nepal and I first saw these bridges, I knew they were going to be part of my trip. All of them are located in some spots, which in Spain would be classified as national attractions, because of their incredible beau...
Bhaktapur: Rice HarvestBhaktapurOne of the best preserved old "city states" in the Kathmandu valley, offers trips during the months of October and November. There is something particulalry charming (besides the architectural and culture) about witnessing the work ...
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