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Best places to visit in Nepal

For decades, a trip to Nepal has been the dream; the ultimate goal of many people. It is a destination known the world over. Despite the devastating earthquake that his the country in Spring 2015, Nepal, also known as "the Home of the Gods", has quickly rebounded and a trip there is still extraordinary. Whatever you choose to do, you are bound to return from your trip a changed person.

Nepal is so diverse that it often feels like a thousand different destinations in one. To help you make your decisions, the entire Evaneos Travel family and those who love Nepal will share their experiences and provide advice as to the landmarks you just cannot miss out during your trip.

The capital city, Kathmandu, is a pure jewel. Nowhere else in the country will you experience such cultural diversity. It's quite easy to pass hours away on Durbar Square without even noticing the time go by. Pashupatinath is a sacred location with an absolutely incredible atmosphere. Many visitors say that they've never experienced such strong emotions than they did here. Also near the capital, Swayambhunath is an equally important religious centre, but this time of Buddhism. With its beautiful lake, Pokhara is not to be missed if you're keen on walking. It attracts hikers of all levels. The roof of the world, Mount Everest, is in fact not just for experienced mountaineers.

Besides these classic tourist attractions, the Durbar Square in Patan, the grand Stupa in Boudhanath and the typical mountain life in Gorkha are equally sensational landmarks for those looking to discover the profound, typical and authentic aspects of Nepal. A trip to Nepal is the ideal opportunity to follow the trails of a tiger in Chitwan National Park as well as in Badiya National Park.

So, it's now up to you to decide which of these ideas will inspire your upcoming trip to Nepal!

David Debrincat
The Annapurna range dominates the plain of Pokhara. Most of the peaks culminate at more than 6000 metres above sea level and up to 8000 metres for Annapurna I and II.
Balthali is a peaceful village in the Newar community. It is located in the basin of the Kathmandu Valley at an altitude of around 1,700 metres.
Bardia (Nepal)
Bardia
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A national park in the southwest of the country that basks in a tropical climate perfect for safaris.
Boudhanath is a place of pilgrimage with a spiritual and gripping atmosphere. It is all about how the largest stupa in Asia brings together thousands of believers every day. It is located to the East of Kathmandu.
Chame (Nepal)
Chame
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A small village in the Himalayas and a classic stage of the trek around the Annapurnas.
Chisapani is the first stop on the Helambu Valley Trek - a little town with breathtaking views of the mountains. And just as well!
Situated between Pokharaand Chitwan National Park, for many people Damauli is the place where they start their rafting trip on the river Seti, which is feasible all year round.
A mountain village close to Kathmandu that is a good place to visit.
Machapuchare is one of the summits of the Annapurna mountain range. Situated in the centre of the North of the country, the mountainous region is one of the areas most beloved by trekkers.
A group of mountain ranges separating the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan plain, the Himalayas contain the highest mountains the world. Amongst eternal snow and bushy jungles, sky and land, the Himalayas remain mythical.
At 1,800m high, Jhinu Danda is a little village and stopover along the route that leads to the Annapurna base camp.
A small village full of authenticity in the Himalayas which you can reach on the walking tour of the Annapurnas.
In the heart of the Annapurnas, a marvellous view point.
Trekkers doing the Helambu and Langtang treks often stay at Kutumsang, which is at an altitude of 2,470 metres. Only a few of its houses were left standing after the earthquakes of 25th April and 12th May 2015.
Phewa Tal, with reflective waters that are sometimes emerald, ochre, mauve or purple depending on the time of day, is the second largest lake in Nepal. Located in the Pokhara region, it is one of the main attractions for the people of the country.
Langtang was one of the most beautiful trekking stops in the whole of Nepal. It's now also called "martyr", following the earthquake of 25th April 2015 which completely destroyed it.
Letdar (Nepal)
Letdar
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A village perched in the Himalayas and a stage for the walking tour of the Annapurna mountains.
Manang (Nepal)
Manang
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A small village perched on the Himalayas and a place to stay reserved for the hikers that visit the Annapurna Mountains.
Perched at an altitude of more than 3,700 metres, Muktinath is a major pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists.
Ngawal (Nepal)
Ngawal
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A village perched high up on the mountain, which you reach via an alternative route on the hike through the Annapurnas.
I visited Pashupatinath for the same reason I went to Benares and I certainly found what I was looking for. It's a temple dedicated to Shiva on the banks of the Bagmati River and a place where you can watch some startling ceremonies.
The Pashuppatinath Temple is one of the largest and most sacred of all of Nepal. It is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, and unfurls alongside the Bagmati river.
Pisang (Nepal)
Pisang
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Small Himalayan village and a stage from the "around Annapurna" trek.
The arrival point for hiking fans and departure point for hardened climbers.
Terai (Nepal)
Terai
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A region situated in the South of Nepal, the Terai covers part of the Great Plain of the Ganges.
A mountain pass at 5400 metres high and the finishing point of the trek 'around the Annapurnas'.
Lodge at an altitude of 14895 feet and stop-over of Nepal's second most famous hike.
One of the highest lakes (at 4900m of altitude) in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas.
The Kathmandu Valley displays an ensemble of protected sites, cultivated fields, mountain villages and medieval cities surrounding the capital. It is one the most varied scenic regions of the country, with rolling countryside.
A stop on the famous "Annapurna Circuit" at 4000 m of altitude.

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