Climb up the Daman tower, and catch a 360 degree view of all the mountains in Nepal. Daman is situated at an elevation of 2,400 meter, 75 km to the southwest of the Kathmandu valley. Those who go the distance will find the extras!
2: See real Nepali folks
Spend a day with Nepali folks living up in the remote villages. Get closer to the untouched valleys and seize the smiles of villagers. To see real Nepal, you must trek to the villages.
3: Bungee Jump
Do the most spectacular jump in the world. A 166m wide steel suspension bridge, the longest suspension bridge in Nepal, offers you a depth of 160 meters for that awesome jump of your life time. You won't forget your jumps in Nepal.
4: National Museum
Nepal's National museum is located in Chhauni, near Swayambunath. Visit the museum to see finest collection of Nepalese ancient religious art including wood carvings & thangkas from 18th & 19th centuries & Buddhist religious art.
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6: Enjoy the authentic Nepali Cuisine
The food of Nepal is as diverse as the country itself. The Nepalese recipes are quick to cook and good to eat. Nepalese food is famous for its nutrition level and tempting taste. Whilst Nepalese cuisine is somewhat basic, it certainly does not lack in flavor, making extensive use of spices and flavorings such as ginger, garlic, coriander, pepper, cumin, chilies, cilantro, mustard oil, ghee and occasionally yak butter.
7: Mountain Biking
Nepal’s diverse terrain is a mountain bikers dream adventure comes true. Mountain biking offers an environmentally sound way of exploring this magnificent country, its landscape and living heritage. Because this is a Spartan, laborious mode of travel, it is considered the best way to travel by the purists. There are plenty of dirt roads and trails in Nepal to meet every mountain biker\'s wildest fantasy. Mountain biking is also recommended if you wish to explore the urban centers such as Pokhara and Kathmandu, plus the outskirts.
8: River rafting in Nepal
Nepal is the perfect country for White Water Rafting. The country rises from South to North from the plains of Terai (Appr. 80 Mtrs.) to Mt. Everest ( 8,848 Mtrs. ) within a 180 KMS arial span. So, all the rivers flow very fast from North to South creating a lot of 'Rapids'. Nepal has several River Systems like: Koshi, Gandaki and Karnali Rivers. The tributaries of these rivers are wonderful natural gift for white water experience
9: Go Trekking in Nepal
The landlocked country of Nepal has long beckoned outdoor adventurers and spiritual seekers. The first ascent of Mount Everest in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay brought attention to the country, and it became known as a Shangri-La during the 1960s search for enlightenment. With its jagged Himalayan Mountains, Asian culture, and rare wildlife, Nepal remains a popular destination for long-distance trekkers, who follow clearly marked routes for days at a time. Nepals jagged peaks have inspired scores of trekkers.
The Kathmandu Valley, the political, commercial and cultural hub of Nepal, is the first stop for the majority of visitors to the country. It was originally known as the Nepal valley. A separate kingdom in itself, Nepal contains three fabled cities, each an artistic exposition of graceful temples, elegant palaces, brick-paved courtyards and quaint streets.
This is the capital of the ancient state of Mithila and the Janaki Temple, located in the center of the city, is well known in the Hindu Kingdom. Sita, the wife of the legendary hero Ram was born in Janakpur. Visit the temple and other surrounding areas including Tharu communities.
12: Pashupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath Temple, with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. Regarded as the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva in the world, Pashupatinath Temple's existence dates back to 400 A.D. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage to this temple, that is also known as 'The Temple of Living Beings'.
13: Kathmandu Durbar Square
Listed as one of the eight Cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. The square is known to be the social, religious and urban focal point of the Capital City.
14: Royal Chitwan National Park
This, Nepal's oldest national park, is home to endangered Royal Bengal tigers and the one-horned Indian rhino. Explore Royal Chitwan National Park by elephant-back, foot sarafi or even spend a night in a jungle watch tower listening to the weird and wonderful sounds of the jungle.
15: Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave (Pokhara)
Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave contains a huge stalagmite worshiped as a Shiva lingam. The standard ticket only covers the temple, but you can pay extra to clamber through a low tunnel behind the shrine, emerging in a damp cavern behind the thundering waters of Devi's Falls. If you look at the ceiling of the cave, you can see branches and other detritus, forced into cracks by the force of the waters when the cave floods every monsoon.
16: Ashokan Pillar (Lumbini)
The Indian emperor Ashoka visited Lumbini in around 249 BC, leaving behind an inscribed sandstone pillar to commemorate the occasion. After being lost for centuries, Ashoka's pillar was rediscovered by the governor of Palpa, Khadga Shumsher Rana, in 1896. The 6m high pink sandstone pillar has now been returned to its original site in front of the Maya Devi temple - the pillar isn't much to look at, but it is highly revered by Nepali Buddhists.
17: Basantapur Tower
The nine-storey Basantapur Tower, which was extensively restored prior to King Birendra's coronation is inside the Tribhuvan Museum. There are superb views over the palace and the city from the top. The struts along the facade of the Basantapur Tower, particularly those facing out to Basantapur Sq, are decorated with erotic carvings.
18: Siddha Gufa
Siddha Gufa, the largest cave in Nepal, features spectacular undulating limestone formations. It is found just outside the hilltop Newari village of Bandipur, a short trek (about one and a half hours) away.
19: Namche Bazaar
The name of namche bazaar is generally associated with that of Sagarmatha or Mt. Everest - the highest peak in the world. It is the entrance to the Everest region. Situated on the lap of Khumbu Himal range, Namche Bazaar is about 241-kms. From Kathmandu and the distance is generally covered within 15 days by trekking. This place is the home of the legendary Sherpas. One can fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Syangboche in the Everest region.
20: Bhaktapur's Royal Palace
Bhaktapur's Royal Palace was founded by Yaksha Malla (1428-82) and was added to by successive kings, particularly Bhupatindra Malla. As with the old palaces of Kathmandu and Patan, visitors are restricted to certain areas. The palace suffered great damage in the terrible 1934 earthquake and only half a dozen of the original 99 courtyards survived.