A nation founded on spiritual principals
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Nepal is a Himalayan Kingdom to the north of India, the remote kingdom of Nepal offers the holiday of a lifetime. The shops and markets of Kathmandu are a delight to the senses and for trekkers and mountaineers, there is a life time of adventure activities waiting for you.
To many visitors, the Himalayan Kingdom conjures up the images of snow-capped mountains and rolling green hills. Indeed, out of ten world’s tallest mountains, eight are in Nepal, making Nepal a mountaineer’s dream. But Nepal has much more to offer than just the high breathtaking Himalayas.
This small country with an area of approximately 52,818 sq miles is
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The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal
You can get to Nepal by road from India or Tibet, or by air from many countries and once there, internal flights and local buses take around the regions and cities.
The best way to experience Nepal’s unbeatable combination of natural beauty and cultural riches is to walk through them. The immense contrasts in altitude and climates found here support an equally spectacular mix of lifestyles, vegetation types and wildlife. Trekking in the mountains of Nepal is more a cultural experience than a wilderness expedition.
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,
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In Majestic Nepal
The ancient name of Patan is Lalitpur, meaning city of beauty. It is indeed a city of beauty and grace and is planned on a circular format with Buddhist stupas at each of the four points of the compass. The city is three kilometres south-east of Kathrnandu across the southern bank of the river Bagmati. Like Kathmandu, its most photogenic centre of attraction is its Durbar Square complex, situated right in the middle of the market place. The city is full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, with fine bronze gateways, guardian deities also and wonderful carvings. Noted for its craftsmen and metal workers, it is also known as the city of artists. The city is believed
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A city of Magic and mystery
A world heritage site, Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and one of the most enchanting places to visit provided you don’t mind a little chaos.
Kathmandu is really two cities a fabled capital of convivial pilgrims and carved rose-brick temples, and a frenetic sprawl of modern towers, mobbed by beggars and monkeys and smothered in diesel fumes. It simultaneously reeks of history and the encroaching wear and tear of the modern world.
To cross a street in Kathmandu is to travel across centuries. Shrines, temples, palaces, palace squares, ageless sculptures and legends that are parts of every brick and stone and gilded masterpiece, make Kathmandu Valley a verifiable living museum.
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A New Zealand based charity
Sir Edmund Hillary, mountaineer, born July 20, 1919; died January 11, 2008
Founded by Sir Edmund Hillary, the Himalayan Trust is a fund entirely managed by volunteers that enriches the lives of the Sherpa and Nepali peoples who live in the high Himalayas. The late Sir Edmund Hillary is one of the most famous mountaineers to have lived. He shot to fame in 1953 as he and Tenzing Norgay were first persons to climb the 29,028 high Mt Everest.
Hilary continued his life as an adventurer with many famous expeditions around the world – from the Antarctic to the Ganges. But increasingly he focused his life on the needs of the Sherpa people.
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A spiritual hub
Bhaktapur is the third largest city in the Kathmandu valley. The city was once the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom from the 12th to the 15th century.
Four square miles of land situated at an altitude of 1,401 meter from sea-level is a home to Traditional art and architecture, pottery and weaving industries, rich local customs and culture, and the every-day life of Bhaktapur people. All that and more will have you visit this untouched ancient city more than once! Nepal’s Malla dynasty’s achievements in arts and crafts are reflected throughout the Bhaktapur city.
Bhaktapur is also known by woodcarving artists, for it’s cap known as Bhadgaon Topi, and for it’s curd known by
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How big is your bucket list?
By Rabin Baral
Very few countries in the world can offer as many varieties of adventure tourism packages as Nepal. Of the 14 peaks above 8000 meters in the world eight are located in Nepal. It is the land of Sagarmatha (Mount. Everest, 8848 meters), the highest peak in the world and other 1310 mountain peaks.
For those who can not withstand the rigorousness of mountain climbing there are mountain flights which fly around the Mount Everest and provide a close look of the top of the world. Also from Nagarkot (32 kilometres East of Kathmandu) and Daman (80 Kilometres south-west of Kathmandu) one can have a distant view of Mount Everest
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Accommodation in Nepal
The Country Villa Hotel Kathmandu is the perfect place to experience this exotic location. The rooms have private verandas and panoramic mountain views. Situated 10 miles from Kathmandu City, here you can experience the tranquility of the country.
Experience the Himalayas in comfort and enjoy Nepalese art, architecture and the finest hospitality on any budget.
Accommodation in Nepal is not expensive. Nepal’s reasonably priced budget hotels, and the lavish and luxurious star hotels will surprise you on just how far your money can go in this country. Some hotels extend special discounts for reservations reservations made for a group, and for reservations during the off peak tourism season. Also, be sure to check if room rates
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