Things to see in Nepal

Tips from real travelers about attractions and what to see in Nepal.
  • Visiting this Buddhist temple is a must when you're in Kathmandu, for a couple reasons really. First, it's a gorgeous temple, with great views of the city, a small market in the interior. Second, it's full of monkeys! You have to be...
  • Boudhanath
    Kathmandu
    Boudhanath in Kathmandu
    Boudhanath 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...
  • Smells, 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 ...
  • The Kathmandu Durbar Square is the main square in Nepal. This is the true epicenter of this chaotic, but charming city. It is also the perfect spot to see some great sites. The square is full of ancient buildings, which are very cha...
  • Kathmandu
    Kathmandu
    Kathmandu in Kathmandu
    Nepal, 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...
  • Bhaktapur 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...
  • As 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...
  • Pashupatinah 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 ...
  • In 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 ...
  • Lake Phewa
    Pokhara
    Lake Phewa in Pokhara
    The 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...
  • Nature 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...
  • Pokhara
    Pokhara
    Pokhara in Pokhara
    Crossing 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 ...
  • Jagannath Temple
    Kathmandu
    Jagannath Temple in Kathmandu
    Nearby 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...
  • Bhaktapur
    Bhaktapur
    Bhaktapur in Bhaktapur
  • Patan 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...
  • Nagarkot
    Nagarkot
    Nagarkot in Nagarkot
    Nagarkot 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...
  • The 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...
  • Around 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...
  • Changu Narayan
    Bhaktapur
    Changu Narayan in Bhaktapur
    The 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 ...
  • Pashupatinath is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River, 6 kilometers from Katmandu. It is the most important Hindu center of Nepal and one of the seven most important holy cities for Hindus. Pashupatinah houses a vast complex d...
  • In 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...
  • Poon 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...
  • Sarangkot
    Pokhara
    Sarangkot in Pokhara
    Viewing 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 ...
  • Great Nepal Treks
  • The 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...
  • One 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 ...
  • Here you'll find narrow, winding, cobbled streets as you cross the threshold (after a payment of 700 Nepali rupees), which will then allow you to have access to the famous landmark of Bhaktapur. The earth paths will lead you through...
  • Stupa of Bharatpur
    Bharatpur
    Stupa of Bharatpur in Bharatpur
    One 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...
  • Every neighborhood in the fascinating medieval city of Bhaktapur has at its center an enormous swimming pool where the water used to be kept. Nowadays, these beautiful ponds still contain water, but they are dirty and the water is...
  • When 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...
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