Boudhanath is considered as the biggest Buddhist Stupa in the world which lies in the middle of a beautiful square. The giant Buddhist shrine is a very important pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhist people. The stupa considered to have been built in 4th/5th centuries and carries some interesting stories behind its establishment. A stupa is basically a relic monument considered as a sacred shrine in Buddhism but there are several other types of stupas other than relic stupas. A stupa symbolizes the journey of a human being from material world to the world of enlightenment.
Pashupatinath is a Hindu Temple area where you can see a very unique cremation culture for the Hindu dead people. The temple which is considered as the most important Shiva temple in Nepal is open for Hindus only thus non-Hindu people have to stay outside the temple premises observing the Hindu death rites and rituals. We can encounter some Sadhus, the holy men, around who look so fascinating for photographs. The place is a rich spiritual and cultural source to have an insight on Nepali life and rituals.
Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)
one of the popular destination for hindu, Buddhist and mix religion (Who believe Hindu and Buddhist both) call as monkey temple. It lies on top of a hill in the western side of Kathmandu valley. Decorated with a large Stupa and artistic temples, the site is surrounded by the forest. From the stupa we can observe jungle view, 20+ monasteries and Kathmandu valley.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square is also known as an open museum. It has got the abode of famous living goddess Kumari. The visitors find this place wonderful that has rich artistic crafts, Hanuman Dhoka, and other attractions. You can feel the life of the local indigenous people here.
explore the Newari culture, history, Tradition, Fiesta and festival. Most beautiful and richly carved specimens of its kind in the entire world, listed in the UNESCO's world heritage monument. We will be visited the Lion Gate, the Picture Gallery the Golden Gate and the Palace of 55 Windows and Nyatapola Temple, it is 108 feet tall
Nagarkot is 32 km NE of Kathmandu on the northern fringe of the Kathmandu Valley. Nagarkot is famous for its Himalayan views- the Himalayan peaks at sunrise are a magnificent sight to behold. Many wish upon arrival they would have planned for more than one day to stay. Nagarkot is surrounded by thickly forested hills of pine trees which give you an idyllic scene.
It is a rustic resort high on the northern fringe of the Kathmandu valley. It is an outstanding hilltop that offers great views of Himalayas, breathtaking mountain scenery and the most impressive views of sunrise and sunset.
Nagarkot commands one of the broadest views of the Himalayas in the Kathmandu valley (8 Himalayan ranges of Nepal out of 13 from here). The ranges include Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Mahalangur range (Everest range) and Numbur range with views of the Kathmandu valley and Shivapuri National Park.
Dhulikhel (1,550m), a beautiful township throughout the year near Kathmandu Valley, is becoming a growing tourist destination for domestic and international visitors. Hence, it has been included in the itinerary list of almost all the tour operators promoting Nepal. The reasons behind its growing popularity are listed below.