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नेपाली राजदूतावास नयाँ दिल्ली

  Tourism and Culture

Major Tourism Attraction

Mountaineering

Mountains are the prime attractions of Nepal. It has stood as irresistible landmarks for the world's adventure since Nepal opened its door to visitors in the 1950s. Mountaineering can range from climbing the highest peaks over 8,000 meters to climbing lower peaks which even through considered minor by Himalaya standards are tecnically quite chellenging.

There are 33 "Trekking Peaks " opened by the Government. mountaineering teams can apply for permit at mountaineering section of Ministry of Culture , Tourism and Civil Aviation .

With eight of the highest peaks in the world, including Mt. Everest. Ever since the country opened its peaks to climbers in 1994, the Nepalese himalaya has become a great theature of mountaineering activity and the drama of success and failure have provided impetus to thousands of men and women to meet the ultimate challenge.

For details visit www.tourism.gov.np or www.nepalmountaineering.org

Trekking

Nepal is ultimate destination for the trekking enthusiast- offering a myriad of possibilities from the short and easy to the challenges of the snowy peaks. Nepal has aptly been called " A trekker's paradise" as her terrain - mountains, hills and the terai - offer some of the most spectacular trekking routes. Annapurna Region, The Everest Region, Jomsom to Mustang Trek are some of the famous names in Trekking.

Major Trekking Area:

  • Annapurna Mountain Region
  • Mount Everest Region
  • Langtang / Helambu Circuit
  • Arun Valley Circuit
  • Mount Kanchenjunga Region
  • Dolpo Sector
  • Mount Dhaulagiri Region
  • Mustang Sector
  • Manasulu Zone
  • Rolwaling Zone

For details please, visit www.taan.org.np)

World Heritage Sites

Kathmandu

Kathmandu Valley - The cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley is illustrated by seven groups of monuments and buildings which display the full range of historic and artistic achievements for which the Kathmandu Valley is world famous. The seven include the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu), Patan and Bhaktapur, the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhu and Bauddhanath and the Hindu temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan.


Lumbini

Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha - Siddhartha Gautama, the Lord Buddha, was born in 623 B.C. in the famous gardens of Lumbini, which soon became a place of pilgrimage. Among the pilgrims was the Indian emperor Ashoka, who erected one of his commemorative pillars there. The site is now being developed as a Buddhist pilgrimage centre, where the archaeological remains associated with the birth of the Lord Buddha form a central feature.


Royal Chitwan National Park

Royal Chitwan National Park - At the foot of the Himalayas, Chitwan is one of the few remaining undisturbed vestiges of the 'Terai' region, which formerly extended over the foothills of India and Nepal. It has a particularly rich flora and fauna. One of the last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros lives in the park, which is also one of the last refuges of the Bengal tiger.


Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha National Park - Sagarmatha is an exceptional area with dramatic mountains, glaciers and deep valleys, dominated by Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world (8,848 m).Several rare species, such as the snow leopard and the lesser panda, are found in the park. The presence of the Sherpas, with their unique culture, adds further interest to this site.

Rafting

Rafting in Nepal is an experience which pumps thrill inside one's body. Few other countries offer such wide choice of multi-day trips amidst marvellous mountain surroundings. Add to this bubbly rivers, exotic wildlife and friendly people, and the joy increases manifold. If you think rafting in Nepal is all about mountains and rivers, you are mistaken. While you go for rafting, you also enjoy magnificent temples, craft shopping, lovely scenic views and intriguing culture.

Major Rafting Rivers
Name
Location
Distance
» Trisuli
Central Nepal
38 km
» Sunkoshi
Eastern Nepal
270 km
» Marshyangdi
Western Nepal
47 km
» Seti
Western Nepal
35 km
» Kali Gandaki
Western Nepal
70 km
» Karnali
Mid Western Nepal
180 km
     

Bungi Jumping

The ultimate thrill of bungy jumping is offered at one of the best sites in the world. Nepal's bungy jumping site is situated 160 meters over the raging Bhote Koshi river in the northern pat of the country. The site is located close to Nepal - China border at Barahbise and 3- hour bus ride from Kathmandu.

Village Tour

Village tour allow visitors to experience a stay in a typical Nepali village. This gives visitors an opportunity to observe the rich Nepali culture tradition from the closet quarter and intermingle with locals. Beside, any expences made at that level directly contribute to the welfare of local community, hence giving the visitors a sense of satisfation. Village tour are conducted in Sirubari, Briddim Ghalegaun, Ilam and other places.

Shoping and Night Life

After finishing all the adventurous tours, visitor has still some stuff for enjoyment. You can find awesome artistic products in many verities. Woolen carpet, Handicraft, Pashmina product, Gems and Jewelry, thangkas and Paubhas, hand woven cloth, Paper product are few names.The list goes long. After having delightful shopping few cities provide fun filled night life. Visitor can spend their evening in casinos, culture program or movies.