The cities, towns and mountain villages of Nepal offer various opportunities for adventure, sightseeing, shopping, dining and excursions. Endowed with beautiful landscapes, the country is rich in natural wonders.
Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain and Chitwan National Park, the natural heritage site recognised by UNESCO, are some of the attractions. The rivers of Nepal, primarily Karnali and Kali Gandaki, are among other major tourist attractions.
Nepal is not just rich in geographical diversity, but also has an assortment of different societies and cultures, including Hinduism and Buddhism. Indians are mostly attracted towards the Hindu pilgrimage sites in Nepal, especially the temples of Pashupatinath and Changu Narayan. Indochinese or Buddhists prefer locations like the Swayambhu Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa and the ancient town of Lumbini.
The ancient history of Nepal is well-depicted by the complex of temples, palaces and monuments within the Durbar Square of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Housed in the Kathmandu Valley, these cities are not just popular for sightseeing, but for shopping as well. In the street markets and shopping centres across these cities, tourists can shop for everything from handicrafts and pashmina shawls to jewellery and metal works.
The diverse landscape of Nepal, from mountains in the North to plains in the South, attracts adventure seekers. The Himalayas bordering the country are exclusively popular for adventure sports like mountaineering and trekking, especially in the Annapurna, Everest and Langtang regions. White-water rafting across rivers Kali Gandaki and Bhote Koshi, also attracts lots of adventure lovers to Nepal.
For the food lover, Nepal offers an array of regional foods like Newari, Thakali, Khas or Pahari and Himalayan. One can always find dal bhat tarkari, the staple food, and momos, along with snacks and beverages, in every part of Nepal.
Small inns in the area serve the tourists and passing mountain expeditions. You could try the Panorama Lodge & Restaurant at Namche Bazar. Hermans, Everest and Namche bakeries are located in the town...
Dear Madam / Sir,
We wish to visit Pashupatinath temple. Also would visit any other pilgrim spot.
Please guide me regarding:
1.Best low rush period for visit.
2.Good hotel to stay nearby Pashupatinathji temple.
3.Is it safe for senior citizens to think of flight for Himalayan range ? How much would it cost per head?
Thanks - Pravin R Borude
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