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Bandipur Bandipur is located on 1030 m. ridge in Tanahu district some 143 km. from Kathmandu to the west, 73 km to the south of Pokhara, 70 km to the north of Chitwan and 8 km from Dumre Bazaar on the Prithvi Highway (Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway). Bandipur has been described as a natural view tower; indeed, one can enjoy a spectacular panorama view of the entire Annapurna Range plus the peaks of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang from here. Apart from the stunning views of the Himalaya and the Marsyangdi Valley, a visit to the town is an opportunity to get a close look at Newar cultural life. This Newar town has maintained its age-old flavour, and presents sightseers with a heady mix of history, architecture, incredible views, awesome caves and unspoiled landscapes.           Close
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It is also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar, used to be the residence of the Nepali royal family and administrators. This ancient palace lies in the heart of the city. It consists of huge Royal palace with different temples, inside as well as outside the temple, dating from the 15th to the 18th century. This palace is named after Hanuman, the monkey god, as a stone statue of Hanuman is placed right next to the main entrance protecting the whole palace. Interesting things to see here are: Taleju Temple built by King Mahendra Malla in 1549 AD, the temple of Kal Bhairav, the God of destruction, Nautalle Durbar, Coronation Nasal Chowk, the Gaddi Baithak, the statue of King Pratap Malla, the Big Drum and the Jagannath Temple. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument list in 1979. There are also the numismatic museum and Tribhuvan Museum inside the Hanuman Dhoka Palace building. Photography is prohibited inside the museums.     Close

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This stupa, having hundreds of voltive shrines and other historical monuments in and around it, was built in 250 B.C. This is the largest stupa in Nepal and it displays typical Buddhist architecture. It is 3 km west of Kathmandu city and is situated on a hillock about 77m above the level of the Kathmandu Valley and hence commands an excellent view of the Valley. This white dome is regarded as a spotless and pure jewel of Nirvana. It has thirteen tiers, representing the elevator to Nirvana, and a pair of painted eyes on all four sides of this stupa, symbolizing the all seeing eyes of the Buddha. This stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal and was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.          Close

Potala Palace

The Potala, one of the most famous architectural works in the world, sits on top of the Red Hill in Lhasa. Constructed In the 7th century, after the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo's married Princess Wencheng of the Tang Court, the Palace was built to provide the Tibetan court with a place for worship and meditation. In the mid-17th century, it was extended by the 5th Dalai Lama to its present size, and became the Winter Palace of the Dalai Lamas. The construction took fifty years from commencing to completion.

The Potala is divided into two sections, namely, the Red Palace and White Palace. The total height of the Potala is 117 meters spanning thirteen story's. The length from east to west is 400 meters and the breadth from south to north is 350 meters. The building is constructed of stone and timber with golden roofs. It is a majestic architectural masterpiece.           
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Tansen lies 1343 m above sea level, at the southern slope of Mahabharat range and most popular summer resort in western Nepal on account of its position and climate. It lies on the way from Pokhara to Sunauli and is known as the Siddhartha highway. Tansen city itself is very colorful with its old houses and slopes landscapes. It has the most extensive views of the country’s chief attraction, the Himalaya from Dhaulagiri in the west to Gaurishankar in the northeast. There are different types of people-Magar, Brahmin, Chhetri, Newar, have been living in the city. It is popular for its metal crafts and Dhaka cloth, shawls and caps. Place to visit in Tansen-  Shrinagar hill Amarnarayan temple and Tansen Durbar etc.

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Lumbini is the birth place of Lord Buddha. It is situated 230 Km away from Kathmandu in the Rupandehi District of Southern Terai (lowland), at an altitude of 600 ft. above sea level. Lumbini is respected by all Buddhists. In 1998, Lumbini was declared as the Fountain of world peace and the pilgrimage for all the peace loving people of the world. This nativity site, identified by Indian Emperor Ashoka’s commemorative pillar is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The main attraction at the Lumbini remains the Sacred Garden spread over 8 sq Km and possessing all the treasures of the historic area. The Mayadevi temple is the main attraction for pilgrims and archaeologists alike. Standing west to the Mayadevi shrine is the oldest monument of Nepal, the Ashokan Pillar. The pillar was erected by Emperor Ashoka in 249 BC to commemorate his pilgrimage to the sacred site.

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Daman is situated 80 kilometers southwest of Kathmandu at an altitude of about 2,400m. Daman is located on the Tribhuvan Highway in between Kathmandu and the town of Birgunj. For the view of breathtaking grandeur of the world's highest peaks extending in one glittering are from far-west of Dhaulagiri to far-east of Mt. Everest there is no better place than Daman. There is a view tower fitted with long range telescopes. Daman can be reached in four hours drive from Kathmandu.         Close
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This is a huge Buddhist stupa located about 8 Km. east of Kathmandu. It stands on a massive mandala style platform and has features similar to the Swayambhunath, though its final to is bigger. This ancient colossal stupa is one of the biggest in the world, and the centre of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. It is said that this stupa was built during the 5th century A.D. Every year, in winter, thousands of pilgrims from neighboring countries come to visit this place. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument list in 1979.     Close

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This 5th century temple located over a hillock 15 km. east of Kathmandu and is full of art works on metal and wood. Inscriptions dating back to 464 A.D., found here, are the first epigraphic evidences of Nepali history. It is said to have been built by King Hari Dutta and the oldest temple in the Valley. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.

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Patan is located 7 Km. away from Kathmandu. This city has many 15th to 17th century, Hindu and Buddhist, monuments built during the Malla dynasty. The diversity of the medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today’s visitors. The most important area with many monuments is the Patan Durbar Square which is situated in the heart of the city. The square is full of ancient palaces, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings. The Patan Durbar Square consists of three main chowks or courtyards, the Central Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshar Narayan Chowk. The Sundari Chowk holds in its center a masterpiece of stone architecture, the Royal Bath called Tushahity. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument list in 1979.

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Bhaktapur Durbar Square

 About 12 Km. east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 1,401 m. above sea level is a town called Bhaktapur, meaning the city of devotees. It covers an area of 6.88 sq. Km and was founded by the 12th century King Anand Dev (889 A.D.) in the shape of a conch shell, which is a sacred symbol. Bhaktapur was once ruled by the Malla’s who built magnificent temples, statues etc. It is locally known as "Khwopa and Bhadgaon" which is world renowned for its elegant art, fabulous culture, colorful festivals, traditional dances and indigenous lifestyle of different people of different religion. For its majestic monuments, temples and the native typical Newar lifestyle best known for their long history of craftsmanship, the ancient city is also variously known as the " City of Culture ", "Living Heritage " , "Nepal's Cultural Gem " and "An open museum". Given such unequaled opulence in ancient art and culture, Bhaktapur is more like an open museum, and the ambiance here is such that it instantly transports visitors back by centuries. Close


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Namtso Lake Trekking- 14 Days.

Namtso Lake Trekking- 14 Days

Nam Tso is situated approximately 190 km north-west of Lhasa at an altitude of 4718 m. It is one of the most famous lakes in Tibet as well as being a very important pilgrimage sight. In the Tibetan “Nam” means Sky and “Tso” means Lake, “the Heavenly Lake”. The lake plays sanctuary to many species of migrating birds and other local birds.

It is the second largest saltwater lake in China, the first being Koko Nor (Qinghai Lake) in Qinghai province, and the largest saltwater lake in Tibet. Next to this it is also the highest one in the world. It is approximately 70km long and 30km wide. The Nyenchen Tanglha (Tangula) range, with peaks of more than 7000m, towers over the lake to the south. It is a tidal lake and the ring marks of earlier lake levels are clearly visible by the shoreline. The Lake is easily accessible from Lhasa. While driving to Nam Tso from Lhasa, we cross over the high pass of Yangpachen (5630 m.). It takes at least 21 days to circle the shores of the entire lake. In clear weather the water is a miraculous shade of turquoise and there are magnificent views of the nearby mountains. The wide open spaces, dotted with the tents of local drokpas (nomads) are intoxicating.
The best season for trekking in Nam Tso Lake is late May to October, however you must be prepared at all times for wet weather, snow and cold winds. It is a very remote region so we will carry camping, kitchen equipments and other provision for the entire trekking part.

  • Trip Code: NT-T208
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Distance: 80 Kilometers
  • Standard: Medium to Difficult
  • Max. Altitude: Shug-la (5250m)
  • Start: Ganden
  • End: Samye
  • Summary: This trek demands, crossing two passes over 5000m and begins less than 50km from Lhasa. A four- or five-day trek via Shug-la and Chitu- la onnects two of Tibet's most important monasteries.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:        Fly Kathmandu / Lhasa and drive to Tsedang. Overnight at hotel
Day 02:        Visit: Potala Palace, Sera Monastery and Norbulingkha Palace
Day 03:        Visit: Jokhang Temple , Drepung monastery and Barkhor Square
Day 04:        At leisure
Day 05:        Morning drive to Damxung and start trekking. Overnight camp
Day 06:        Trekking around Nam Tso Lake. Overnight camp.
Day 07:        Trek around Nam Tso Lake. Overnight camp.
Day 08:        Trek back to Nagen La Pass and drive to Lhasa. Overnight hotel
Day 09:        Drive Lhasa / Gyantse. Overnight hotel/ guesthouse.
Day 10:        Drive Gyantse / Shigatse. Overnight hotel/ guesthouse. 
Day 11:        Drive Shigatse / Lhatse. Overnight hotel/ guesthouse. 
Day 12:        Drive Lhatse / Tingri. Overnight hotel/ guesthouse.
Day 13:        Drive Tingri / Nyalam. Overnight hotel/ guesthouse.
Day 14:        Drive Nyalam / Zhang-Mu / Kathmandu.

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