Nepal is the home to eight of the highest peak of the world among the top ten highest peaks. The country contains beautiful and amazing mountain ranges which are the reason it is termed as a Himalayan country.

Most travellers spend some time in Kathmandu visiting sacred and historic attractions, and then head out to other parts of the country. Some of the best places to visit outside of the capital are Chitwan National Park for wildlife viewing, and the lakeside town of Pokhara, a popular area for embarking on treks.

Pashupatinath Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu. This idol has 4 faces. There are only 2 such idols in the entire world one being here and the other in India in Mandsaur with 8 faces.

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What Is Nepal Famous For?


Pokhara is one of Nepal's most scenic cities. For trekkers, Pokhara is the gateway to the Himalayas and the starting point for treks to Jomsom and the Annapurna region. It's also a wonderful spot to relax for a bit, either before or after a hiking trip. Trekkers will find a variety of options across Nepal, with the most important areas being the Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions.


Jomsom is a town in Mustang district in Nepal and Jomsom is also famed as Dzongsam or New Fort and situated at an elevation of 2800 meters above the sea level. Jomsom is situated on the banks of River Kali Gandaki and at the foothills of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Mountains.


Jomsom is another beautiful spots in Nepal situated between the mountains and greenery and tourists visit this place to relax and to enjoy the trekking in the valley. Tourists can view the gigantic view of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Mountains and the gateway to the famed temples in Nepal. Tourists visit Jomsom for trekking purpose and Kaligandaki River Valley flows through this region. Jomsom follows the Nepali tradition and there are number of Hindus and Nepalese in this region live in harmony. The only way to travel to Jomsom is by air from Pokhra.


Lumbini is regarded as the holiest place for Buddhists, Lumbini in Nepal’s south-western Terai region is the place where the apostle of peace Lord Gautama Buddha was born in 623 B.C.


One of the most-visited locations in Nepal with a great historical importance, Lumbini attracts not only Buddhists but also the people of other faiths and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.


The most popular attraction of Lumbini, the Maya Devi temple is located at the place where Maya Devi gave birth to the Lord Buddha.


Some of the other famous temples in Lumbini include the International Gautami Nuns temple, Nepal Buddha temple and Dharma Swami Maharaja Buddha Vihara, Lumbini Museum, Gotihawa, Kudan, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, Ramgram Stupa, Tilaurakot, Ashoka Pillar, Puskarni, Kapilvastu and Aroarakot among others.


The World Peace Pagoda with a huge sparkling and smiling statue of Lord Buddha is another prominent monument of sightseeing interest for tourists to Lumbini.


Muktinath is your famous religious location. It’s the most sacred spot for as people considered that the sins they’ve perpetrated will go way should if they see the temple once in their lifetime. One of the famous Nepal's tour package among Hindus and Buddhist, Muktinath tour is a very popular pilgrimage tour.


Yartung festival is one of the major festivals of Mustang region. This festival is celebrated in Muktinath during August Full moon day.


Muktinath is most important place from religious, natural and cultural aspects. Beside pilgrimage visit, there are so many things to see. The majestic Himalayan views of Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna and astounding surrounding of Muktinath region are the major features of Mustang.


Muktinath Temple can be easily reached just in one day by taking 15 minutes flight from Pokhara to Jomsom then, one and half hour jeep drive up to the Ranipauwa and walk for 20 minutes up to the temple.


One can also hire a single 4W Jeep from either from Kathmandu (3 days) or from Pokhara (2 days) to Muktinath.

You can reach directly at Muktinath Temple from Kathmandu in just 1 hour 30 minutes flight by charter helicopter from Kathmandu.

Sport Activity

With high peaks, rolling hills, deep canyons and long rivers, there is a multitude of outdoor adventure sports you can try in  Nepal . Some are practically synonymous with the country in the minds of travellers, while others might be a little more unexpected. Read on to discover where to find your next adrenaline rush in the Himalayas.

Mountain Climbing
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The 800 km stretch of the Nepal Himalayan is the greatest in the world with eight peaks that rise above 8,000m including the highest in the world, Mt. Everest. Ever since the country opened its peaks to climbers in 1994, the Nepal Himalayan has become a great theatre of mountaineering activity and the drama of success and failure have provided impetus to thousands of men and women to meet the ultimate challenge. The Nepal Himalayan has been an attraction to many people, be they saints, philosophers, researchers or adventures.


The best way to experience Nepal’s unbeatable combination of natural beauty and culture riches is to walk through them. One can walk along the beaten trails or virgin tracks. Either way you are in for an experience for a lifetime. Along with forests of rhododendron, isolated hamlets, and small mountain villages, birds, animals, temple, monasteries and breathtaking landscapes, you will also encounter friendly people of different cultures offering a fascinating glimpse of traditional rural life.


Rafting is one of the best ways to explore the typical cross section of natural as well as ethno-cultural heritage of the country. There are numerous rivers in Nepal which offer excellent rafting or canoeing experience. You can glide on calm jade waters with munificent scenery all about or rush through roaring white rapids, in the care of expert river-men employed by government authorized agencies. So far, the government has opened sections of 10 rivers for commercial rafting. The Trisuliriver is one of the most popular of Nepal’s raftable rivers.

Bungee Jumping

The ultimate thrill of a bungee jump can now be experienced in Nepal at one of the best sites that this sport can boast of anywhere in the world. Nepal’s first bungee jumping site is situated 160m. Over the Bhote Koshiriver, inviting you to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush in the surroundings of this amazing place. The jump, at 160m., is staffed and operated by some of the most experienced jumpmasters in the business.

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot air ballooning is very popular with tourists for it affords the most spectacular bird’s-eye view of the Kathmandu valley and the Himalayan ranges towering in the background. On a clear day it’s a superb way to view the Himalayan (from over 6000m up), and the view of the valley is equally breathtaking.

Mountain Biking

The best way to explore the Kathmandu Valley is on a mountain bike. Nepal’s diverse terrain is a mountain biker’s dream adventure comes true. Mountain biking offers an environmentally sound way of exploring this magnificent country, its landscape and living heritage. There are plenty of dirty roads and trails in Nepal to meet every mountain biker’s wildest fantasy. Mountain biking is specially recommended if you wish to explore urban centers of Nepal such as Pokhara and Kathmandu as well as the countryside.

Jungle Safari

National Parks located specially in the Terai region in Nepal attract visitors from all over the world. A visit to these parks involves game- stalking by a variety of means-foot, dugout canoe, jeep, and elephant back. One is bound to sight a one – horned rhino or two at every elephant safari. Besides the rhinos, wild boars, samburs, spotted deer, sloth bear, four-horned antelope are also usually seen. A Royal Bengal tiger may surprise you by his majestic appearance.


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