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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
A visit to Durbar Square will plunge you into the cultural heart of Kathmandu. The area comprises of three neighbouring zones - Basantapur Square to the south, Durbar Square to the west and Makhan Tole to the northeast.
The oldest national park in Nepal, it occupies an area of almost 1000km² and is home to a number of endangered species. Chitwan, in Nepalese, means "heart of the jungle". An excellent meas of discovering Nepal and its unspoilt nature.
Swayambhunath: a little haven of peace with a magnificent panorama over Kathmandu.
Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Bhaktapur is one of the prettiest cities in the Kathmandu Valley.
Patan is a former royal city, to the south of Kathmandu. It is still a valley town, in an area that you certainly shouldn't ignore during your holiday in Nepal.
Only 8km from Kathmandu, Boudhanath is a very holy city steeped in Buddhism.
Village and temple dedicated to Vishnu, on the outskirts of the rice fields of Bhaktapur.
Village in the Gurung (Pokhara) region, known for the panoramic sunrise view from the Poon Hill lookout which adjoins the centre.
In a similar way to Bungamati, the village of Khokana is a place where time seems to stand still. A trip back in time
Situated on the route of most of the treks to the Annapurna mountain range, Poon Hill is a must-see stopping place for admiring the most beautiful panoramic view of the mountain range.
A pretty village in the Himalayas and a stage in several treks leaving from Pokhara.
Pokhara, which could have been a haven of peace after 3 weeks spent in the mountains, turned out to be an unpleasant culture shock, a real tourist town where the behaviour of the foreigners was a real contrast to the culture of the country.
Sarangkot is a tiny village at the top of a hill near Pokhara which is famous for the magnificent view it has of the Himalayas at dawn and at dusk.
A stopover on the trail to the Annapurna base camp.
Deurali is one of the last steps before you get to Annapurna base camp if you are doing the Annapurna Sanctuary trek.
If you leave from Phedi, Dhampus, situated at a lofty 1,650m high, is the first stop on the Annapurnas Sanctuary Trek.
A stop on the most famous trek of Nepal, the famous Annapurna circuit.
The little village of Dovan lies at an altitude of 2,500 metres and serves as one of the stops on the long trail leading to Annapurna Base Camp.
Ghandruk is one of the most important villages on the Annapurna treks.
On the road to Muktinath or on your return journey from a long trek in the Annapurna mountain range, Jharkot is a wonderful place for you to catch your breath.
Kirtipur is a small city whose historical sector, built on the summit of a hill, contains many craftsmen and medieval temples. It lies in the Kathmandu Valley.
A Buddhist monastery, Kopan is also a cult place of education open to all.
A little village perched on the mountain, Landruk is the fifth stage of the Annapurna Balcony trek.
A little town on the Indian border, Lumbini is considered to be Buddha's birthplace. The holy site was made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997.
The last stop on the Annapurna balcony trek, Pothana is a small and charming village which marks the end of the Annapurna conservation area.
The small Himalayan village is a stop right at the start of the hike 'Around the Annapurnas'.
A charming small village in the Himalayas and a stopover for several treks from Pokhara.
Tolka is a village along the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek that leads to the Annapurna base camp.
Ulleri, the second stopping place on the trek to the Annapurna Balcony, overlooks the valley and offers a magnificent view of the summits.
Have way between Kathmandu andPokhara, at an altitude of 1,000 m, is the village of Bandipur, which has very romantic views over the Annapurnas.
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