Nepal, also known as the Queen of the Himalayas, has one of the most sacred Buddhist sites, and its creation is linked to the creation of the Valley of Kathmandu from a primordial Lake. Nepal is a charming melange of buildings.
Palace, patios artistic and elegant temples pagoda. It is evident that the most impressive sights of Pokhara is the spectacular panorama of the Annapurna range. A small country with a lot to offer. Virat Tours offers travel adventures, cultural and animal reserves.
Embedded between the imposing Himalayan and the steaming jungles of the Indian Plains, Nepal is a land of snow-covered peaks and sherpas, yaks and yetis, monasteries and mantras. Visit Nepal at a leisurely pace we will contemplate the mountains from a vantage point, wander around the squares and medieval temples of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, or give a spiritual tour of stupas and ancient monasteries with Buddhist pilgrims. Nepal remains the cultural center of the Himalaya: Kathmandu Valley boasts magnificent palaces, tiny shrines hidden in alleys and beautiful temples.
Between the India and Tibet, the agricultural valley of Kathmandu develops South of the great Himalayas, at an altitude of 1,500 m. Is flowed through by the Bagmati and its tributaries, around which is found them sites included: the durbar (squares urban) of Bhatgaon, Patan and Kathmandu, them stupas Buddhist of Swayambu and Bodnath and them temples Hindu of Pashupati and Changu Narayan. Only a few kilometres separate the sites.
In each of the cases, Royal City, Temple, or stupa, monuments generate the development of monumental complexes. On the Esplanade of a durbar, temples and palace buildings (Patan); are grouped for its part, the Swayambu stupa is surrounded by temples, monasteries and statues.
The Temple of Pashupati is integrated into a set that consists of hospitals and shelters; built on both banks of the Bagmati, it is separated from the river sacred by a few steps. The Organization of workplaces is regulated by mythical principles. Two thousand seven hundred temples and other monuments are gathered in the Kathmandu Valley. Wood carved and polychrome, brick red and roofs of copper are often grouped in spaces very meagre. These pagodas, stupas and viharas are that give tone to the entire landscape.
Stroll through the streets of the famous and tourist district of Thammel: this neighborhood is the most touristy of Kathmandu. Here is where most travellers are housed and where is located the largest offer in accommodation, restaurants and shops to buy a little bit of everything. A must-see to experience the chaos and energy given off by this city.
Durbar square near the District of Thammel: La Plaza Basantapur Durbar square call is also located opposite the old Royal Palace in Kathmandu (Hanuman Dhoka), heritage. For its beauty, it is one of the most famous places of the city. You can take a whole morning to visit her.
Swayambhu, the famous Monkey Temple: during sunset is one of the best times to visit this emblematic Temple. One of the more named and famous for the city. It is an ancient religious complex located at the top of a hill to the West of the city of Kathmandu. As its name States usually have many monkeys, which are considered sacred. This temple occupies a central position in the Tibetan Buddhist. To visit it you will have to climb its 365 steps, but… What is that for someone willing to do a trek for the himalayas? Or do not you come to Nepal to that?
Boudhanath Pashupatinath Temple, the most important and ancient of the Valley: it's the spherical stupa of Nepal's largest and the most sacred site in the country, along with Swayambhu. It is located about 11 km from the District of Thammel. For those that like it or not import them early, every morning at 7 approximately is a ritual in which people walk three or more times around the stupa while repeats the famous mantra Om Mani Padme Um and spilled pots of paint to the stupa. Close of the temple you can reach Pashupatinath, a Hindu temple where you can witness the cremation of deceased. Something that will cause you a good cultural shock.
The beautiful Dreams of Gardens Park: situated at the entrance of the District of Thammel. It is a garden or Park big enough to take a break from the bustling activity of the capital and relax among the beautiful green spaces. A good place to relax, stroll or have a drink after having been walking through the alleys of the District of Thammel.
He neighborhood of Thammel: in them alleys of the neighborhood of Thammel can find great amount of stores for buy from accessories and clothing for them trekking to souvenirs and other type of things of style Nepalese and/or hippie. What more you will find will be falsifications of the clothing brand North Face with very low prices and different qualities. Now however, it must have eye with what you buy and more if one plans to use it for trekking. For example, counterfeit trekking poles tend to become pieces of metal waste a few days.
Ratnapark Park: is one of Kathmandu's biggest green spaces. It was built for children and named Ratna, the second marriage of King Mahendra. It can witness many young people playing the favorite sport of the country, cricket, as well as people doing exercise and on the side there is a market in the open air with different stalls. Next to this park is one of the most important intercity bus from the capital city stations.
The city or district of Patan: Patan is considered a part of Kathmandu city even though it is completely attached to this. It can be reached by bus or even walk half an hour. It is an area with a rich cultural heritage. Here is where you will find the DurbarSquare, is perhaps the most beautiful of Nepal.
The city of Pokhara is located in the Centre of Nepal, approximately 200 kilometers west of the capital Kathmandu, and is the second largest in the country with about 250,000 inhabitants. Pokhara is one of Nepal's most popular tourist destinations. Three of the ten highest mountains in the world, the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu, is located 48 km (as the crow flies) from the city, thus offers a landscape very near of the mountain range of the Himalayas. Due to its proximity to the Annapurna mountain range. Two sites high to see the city and the landscape of the surroundings, the Pagoda of the peace world (World Peace Pagoda) built in the year 1996 on the other side of the southern shore of Phewa Lake, and the population of Sarangkot which is located to the Northwest of the city. In February 2004, the International Mountain Museum was opened to the public in Ratopahiro to boost tourism in the city. City also works as a base for hikers making the Annapurna circuit throughout the region. Many Westerners regard this city as the most beautiful in the world. You can also enjoy Regional Museum of Pokhara, an ethnographic museum, the Museum of Natural history of the Annapurna which houses preserved specimens of flora, fauna and contains an extensive collection of butterflies, and the Gurkha Museum that shows the history of Gurkha soldiers.
Natural Park of CHITWAN in Bharatpur
Along with the border with India, South of Kathmandu, is the National Park of Chitwan, a region of wetlands and jungle level that moves many of the stereotypical image that we have of the Nepal's mountains. Chitwan live elephants, rhinos, crocodiles, and the famous Royal Bengal tiger, that although it is very slippery, with good luck and patience can be seen from time to time. One of the best ways to explore the depths of the Park is done using a canoe along some of its rivers ride. Another option is to visit it on the back of an elephant, which ensures views from the heights that we won't have another way. Even, there are some associations that allow to them travelers collaborate on the care daily of the elephants, experience that is very rewarding.
Not are all the cities, or all the monuments and place of interest but is a summary of it much that can enjoy visiting this area of the country.