Kathmandu: Against the backdrop of the mighty Himalayas lies this tranquil valley called Kathmandu: the mystic destination in Nepal where many travelers flock in search of the ultimate adventure. This city is a thriving hub for all kinds of tourists. From adventure tourism to cultural tourism, Kathmandu has a lot to offer. Kathmandu is particularly famous for its religious monuments. Various temples, monasteries and stupas adorn the city’s landscape, particularly the Pashupatinath temple and the Changu Narayan which are famous for their stunning, intricate religious artworks. Cultural tours are among the list of top things to do in the city. One can take cultural tours to the various heritage sites such as the Kathmandu Hanuman Dhoka, Patan, Bhaktapur and the Buddhist stupas such as the Boudhanath and the Swayambhunath. While in the city, one can visit the many museums like the Natural Art History Museum, the Taragoan Museum, the National Art Gallery, the Kaiser Library, the Nepali Art Council Gallery and many more. Kathmandu also has a Jazz festival known as Jazzmandu during October/November. Do checkit out if the festival is on, while on a visit to the city. For a memory to cherish life-long, take a hike to the various stunning natural trails and witness the sight of nature’ s spectacular beauty.
Nagarkot (32 kms / approx. 1 hour drive) Nagarkot is situated at an altitude of 7500 feet high and is the best place for countryside walking and mountain viewing. It is the only place from where one can view a panorama of the entire eastern central Himalaya – Everest, Numbur, Chooyu, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu and to the west Manaslu and Himalchuli five of the world’s ten highest peaks.