Kathmandu - Capital of Nepal

Famous for:
Temples, Shrines and Durbar Square.

Kathmandu is the capital city of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, the largest Himalayan state in Asia. It is the largest metropolis in Nepal, with a population of 1.4 million in the city proper, and 2.5 million in its urban agglomeration across the Kathmandu Valley, which includes the towns of Lalitpur, Kirtipur, Madhyapur Thimi and Bhaktapur. Kathmandu is also the largest metropolis in the Himalayan hill region. The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres above sea level in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal. The valley is historically termed as "Nepal Proper" and has been the home of Newar culture, a cosmopolitan urban civilization in the Himalayan foothills. The city was the royal capital of the Kingdom of Nepal and hosts palaces, mansions and gardens of the Nepalese aristocracy. It has been home to the headquarters of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation since 1985. Today, it is the seat of government of the Nepalese republic established in 2008; and is part of the Bagmati Zone in Nepalese administrative geography. Kathmandu has been the center of Nepal's history, art, culture and economy.

Pokhara - City in Nepal

Famous for:
Phewa Lake and Annapurna Circuit.

Pokhara is a city on Phewa Lake, in central Nepal. It’s known as a gateway to the Annapurna Circuit, a popular trail in the Himalayas. Tal Barahi Temple, a 2-story pagoda, sits on an island in the lake. On the eastern shore, the Lakeside district has yoga centers and restaurants. In the city’s south, the International Mountain Museum has exhibits on the history of mountaineering and the people of the Himalayas.

West of the museum and past the small Devi’s Falls, is the Tashi Ling Tibetan settlement, where Tibetan crafts are made. The bright-white World Peace Pagoda, with its golden Buddha statues, stands on a high ridge overlooking the lake and the city. The Bindhyabasini Temple, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga, is in the city’s north, on a hill close to the old bazaar. The nearby Gurkha Memorial Museum has exhibits on the history of the Gurkha regiments, including weapons and uniforms. West of here, Sarangkot Hill offers panoramic views of the mountains. It's also a popular launch site for paragliders.

Chitwan - National Park

Famous for:
Rhinos, Bengal Tigers and Balmiki Ashram.

Chitwan National Park is a preserved area in the Terai Lowlands of south-central Nepal, known for its biodiversity. Its dense forests and grassy plains are home to rare mammals like one-horned rhinos and Bengal tigers. The park shelters numerous bird species, including the giant hornbill. Dugout canoes traverse the northern Rapti River, home to crocodiles. Inside the park is Balmiki Ashram, a Hindu pilgrimage site.

Annapurna Massif - Mountain range in Nepal

Famous for:
Mountaineering, Camping, Backpacking, Climbing and Hiking.

Annapurna is a massif in the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes one peak over 8,000 metres, thirteen peaks over 7,000 metres, and sixteen more over 6,000 metres. The massif is 55 kilometres long, and is bounded by the Kali Gandaki Gorge on the west, the Marshyangdi River on the north and east, and by Pokhara Valley on the south. At the western end the massif encloses a high basin called the Annapurna Sanctuary. Annapurna I Main is the tenth highest mountain in the world at 8,091 metres above sea level. The entire massif and surrounding area are protected within the 7,629 square kilometres Annapurna Conservation Area, the first and largest conservation area in Nepal. The Annapurna Conservation Area is home to several world-class treks, including the Annapurna Circuit. Historically, the Annapurna peaks are among the world's most dangerous mountains to climb, although in more recent history, using only figures from 1990 and after, Kangchenjunga has a higher fatality rate. By March 2012, there had been 191 summit ascents of Annapurna I Main, and 61 climbing fatalities on the mountain. This fatality-to-summit ratio is the highest of any of the eight-thousanders.

Bhaktapur - City in Nepal

Famous for:
Pottery, Temples, Culture, Shopping and Art Museums.

Bhaktapur, literally translates to Place of devotees. Also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa, it is an ancient Newar city in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, about 8 miles from the capital city, Kathmandu. It is located in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone. It is administratively divided into 10 wards. Bhaktapur was the largest of the three Newar kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley and was the capital of Nepal during the great 'Malla Kingdom' until the second half of the 15th century. It has a population of more than 81,728, of which the vast majority are still Newars. Historically more isolated than the other two kingdoms, Kathmandu and Patan, Bhaktapur has a distinctly different form of Nepal Bhasa language. Bhaktapur has the best-preserved palace courtyards and old city center in Nepal and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artworks. This is supported by the restoration and preservation efforts of German-funded Bhaktapur Development Project. The city is famous for a special type of curd called "Ju Ju dhau.

Patan - City in Nepal

Famous For:
Temples, Zoos, Museums, Shopping and Buddhism.

Lalitpur Metropolitan City, historically Patan, is the third largest city of Nepal after Kathmandu and Pokhara and it is located in the south-central part of Kathmandu Valley which is a new metropolitan city of Nepal. Lalitpur is also known as Manigal. It is best known for its rich cultural heritage, particularly its tradition of arts and crafts. It is called city of festival and feast, fine ancient art, making of metallic and stone carving statue. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 226,728 in 54,748 individual households. The city received extensive damage from an earthquake on 25 April 2015.

Nagarkot - Village in Nepal

Famous for:
Hiking, Mountains, Backpacking, Cycling and Mountain Biking.

Nagarkot is a former Village Development Committee located 32 km east of Kathmandu, Nepal in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone and as of 2015 part of Nagarkot Municipality. At the time of the 2011 census it had a population of 4571 and had 973 houses in it. At an elevation of 2,195 meters, it is considered one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur District. It is known for a sunrise view of the Himalayas including Mount Everest as well as other peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. The scenic beauty of the place makes it a very popular hiking route for tourists. It is located approximately 7000 ft above sea level and 28 km from Kathmandu International Airport. Nagarkot commands one of the broadest views of the Himalayas in the Kathmandu valley. The ranges include Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Mahalangur range and Numbur range with views of the Kathmandu valley and Shivapuri National Park. For those active nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, there are lots of hiking opportunities to do in and around Nagarkot.

Bardiya - National Park

Famous for:
Safari, Park, Elephant, Tiger and Rhinoceros.

The Bardiya National Park, also spelled Bardia, is a protected area in Nepal that was established in 1988 as Royal Bardia National Park.

Namche Bazaar - Village in Nepal

Famous for:
Shopping, Monasteries, Climbing, Hiking and Walking.

Namche Bazaar is a village and Village Development Committee in Solukhumbu District in the Sagarmatha Zone of north-eastern Nepal. It is located within the Khumbu area at 3,440 metres at its low point, populating the sides of a hill.

Jomsom - Town in Nepal

Famous for:
Mountain Biking, Cycling, Rafting, Temples and Walking.

Jomsom, also known as Dzong-Sampa or New Fort, is a town located at an altitude of about 2700 m in Mustang District, Nepal. It extends over both the banks of the Kali Gandaki River. Along the banks of Kali Gandaki river, we can find the black rocks or stone which is called shaligram in the hindu culture and take it as the form of God Vishnu. This type of stone is only found in this Kali Gandaki River but people are unknown about it so, it is holy to the Hindus. The soaring peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri form a backdrop. As the district headquarters, it is primarily an administrative and commercial center with government officials and merchants rubbing shoulders with the local residents of the region, known as Thakalis. A company of the Nepalese Army is stationed here. Nearby is Jomsom Airport from where there are regular flights.

Annapurna Conservation - National park

Famous for:
Hiking, Backpacking, Mountaineering and Camping.

The Annapurna Conservation Area is Nepal's largest protected area covering 7,629 km² in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas across the Manang, Mustang, Kaski, Myagdi, and Lamjung districts. The area ranges in altitude from 790 m to the peak of Annapurna I at 8,091 m.

Lukla - Town in Nepal

Famous for:
Walking, Mountains, Hiking, Backpacking and Monasteries.

Lukla is a town in the Khumbu area of the Solukhumbu District in the Sagarmatha Zone of north-eastern Nepal. Situated at 2,860 metres, it is a popular place for visitors to the Himalayas near Mount Everest to arrive.

Shivapuri Nagarjun - National Park

Famous for:
Hiking, Monasteries, Backpacking, Park and Wildlife.

Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park is the ninth national park in Nepal and was established in 2002. It is located in the country's mid-hills on the northern fringe of the Kathmandu Valley and named after Shivapuri Peak of 2,732 m altitude. It covers an area of 159 km² in the districts of Kathmandu, Nuwakot and Sindhupalchowk, adjoining 23 Village Development Committees. In the west, the protected area extends to the Dhading District.

Ghandruk - Town in Nepal

Famous for:
Mountaineering, Hot Spring, Hiking, Culture and Walking.

Ghandruk is a town and Village Development Committee in Kaski District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 4,748 persons living in 1,013 individual households. Ghandruk is a popular place for treks in the Annapurna range of Nepal, with easy trails and various accommodation possibilities.From Ghandruk there are views to the mountains of Annapurna including Machapuchare, Himchuli. By this reason it's purely in natural setting.

Dhulikhel - City in Nepal

Famous for:
Hiking, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Backpacking and Temples.

Dhulikhel is the administrative centre of Kavrepalanchowk District, Nepal. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 16,263 people in 3,291 households. Two major highway B.P. Highway and Arniko Highway passes through Dhulikhel. Araniko Highway connects Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city with Tibet's border town of Kodari. Dhulikhel is located at the Eastern rim of Kathmandu Valley, south of the Himalayas at 1550m above sea level and is situated 30 km southeast of Kathmandu and 74 km southwest of Kodari. The people in the village are Newars, Brahmin, Chhettri, Tamang and Dalit. Drinking water in Dhulikhel is some of the best water in Nepal. It was made with the Help of the German NGO, German Technical Cooperation.

Ghorepani

Famous for:
Backpacking, Yoga, Safaris, Mountaineering and Walking.

Ghorepani is a village in Myagdi District in the Dhaulagiri Zone of northern-central Nepal. It lies 17 kilometres from the district capital of Beni at an elevation of approximately 2874 m. The village lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area and contains a number of "guest houses" that provide lodging and meals to mountain trekkers, many of whom spend the night before a pre-dawn trek to the top of nearby Poon Hill to watch the sunrise. The place used to be a rest stop where ancient traders found water for their horses thus leading to the nomenclature Ghorepani. Ghorepani lies on a major trail linking several other villages as well as the Annapurna Base Camp. From the South-East direction, it can normally be reached by foot from the village of Birethanti in about 10 hours depending on the trekker. However, many trekkers prefer to overnight at one of the lower villages on their way to Ghorepani, covering the distance over two days owing to the steepness of the trail, the increase in altitude and the beauty of the natural surroundings. From the North-West direction, Ghorepani can be reached in about 8 – 10 hours starting from Tatopani.

Langtang - National Park

Famous for:
Park, Red Panda, Protected Area, Wildlife and Mountain.

The Langtang National Park is the fourth national park in Nepal and was established in 1976 as the first Himalayan national park. The protected area exceeds an altitudinal range of 6,450 m and covers an area of 1,710 km² in the Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Sindhulpalchok districts of the central Himalayan region encompassing 26 Village Development Committees. It is linked with the Qomolangma National Nature Preserve in Tibet. The high altitude sacred lake of Gosainkunda falls within the park. The Gosainkunda lake and the Dorje Lakpa range bisect the park from east–west to south–east. The summit of Langtang Lirung is the highest point in the park. The northern and eastern border of the national park coincide with the international border to Tibet. The western boundary follows the rivers Bhote Kosi and Trisuli. The southern border lies 32 km north of the Kathmandu Valley. This protected area represents both Indo-Malayan and Palearctic ecozones.

Janakpur

Famous for:
Temples and Arts.

Janakpur is the capital of Dhanusa District in Nepal. The city is a centre for religious and cultural tourism. The city is also known as Janakpurdham, which was founded in the early 18th century.

Sarankot - Village in Nepal

Famous for:
Paragliding, Hiking, Backpacking, Walking and Mountains.

Sarangkot is a former Village Development Committee west of Pokhara in Kaski District Gandaki Zone. In 2015, it was annexed to Pokhara 26. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a total population of 5,060 with 1,010 individual households. The village is located on Sarangkot mountain at an altitude of 1600m and is renowned for its panoramic Himalayan views Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu as well as down on the city of Pokhara and Phewa lake. In recent years, Sarangkot has become a hotspot for paragliding.

Bandipur - Municipality

Famous for:
Hiking, Paragliding, Temples, Caves and Backpacking.

Bandipur is a hilltop settlement and a municipality in Tanahun District, of Nepal. This municipality was established on 18 May 2014 by merging with existing Dharampani and Bandipur VDCs.

Tengboche - Village in Nepal

Famous for:
Monasteries, Buddhism, Mountains and Hiking.

Tengboche is a village in Khumjung in the Khumbu region of northeastern Nepal, located at 3,867 metres. In the village is an important Buddhist monastery, Tengboche Monastery, which is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region.

Dingboche - Village in Nepal

Famous for:
Mountains, Mountaineering and Hiking.

Dingboche 27°53′N 86°49′E is a Sherpa village in the Khumbu region of north eastern Nepal in the Chukhung Valley. Its population was estimated at approximately 200 in 2011. It is situated at an altitude of 4,410 metres.

Khumjung - Village in Nepal

Famous for:
Monasteries and Mountains.

Khumjung is a village and Village Development Committee in Solukhumbu District in the Sagarmatha Zone of north-eastern Nepal. It is located in the Khumbu region inside Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site.

Kagbeni, Mustang - Village

Famous for:
Monasteries, Walking, Mountains and rivers.

Kagbeni is a village in the Upper Mustang of the Himalayas, in Nepal, located in the valley of the Kali Gandaki River. Administratively, Kagbeni is a Village Development Committee in Mustang District in the Dhawalagiri Zone of northern Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 1200 people residing in 260 individual households. It lies on the trail from Jomsom to the royal capital Lo Manthang, near the junction with the trail to Muktinath.

Singalila - National Park

Famous for:
Backpacking, Forest, Mountain, Red Panda and Giant Panda.

Singalila National Park is a national park of India located on the Singalila Ridge at an altitude of more than 7000 feet above sea level, in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. It is well known for the trekking route to Sandakphu that runs through it.

Manang - Town in Nepal

Famous for:
Monasteries, Lakes, Walking, Mountains and Hiking.

Manang is a town in the Manang District of Nepal. It is located at 28°40'0N 84°1'0E with an altitude of 3,519 metres. According to the preliminary result of the 2011 Nepal census it has a population of 6,527 people living in 1,495 individual households. Its population density is 3 persons/km². It is situated in the broad valley of the Marshyangdi River to the north of the Annapurna mountain range. The river flows to the east. To the west, the 5,416-metre Thorong La pass leads to Muktinath shrine and the valley of the Gandaki River. To the north there is the Chulu East peak of 6,584 m. Most groups trekking around the Annapurna range will take resting days in Manang to acclimatize to the high altitude, before taking on Thorong La pass. The village is situated on the northern slope, which gets the most sunlight and the least snow cover in the winter. The cultivation fields are on the north slope with terraces. There are now motorable road as well as trails where goods are transported on jeep or mule trains or carried by porters. A small airport, located 2.5 km east of the town, serves the whole valley. The airport was begun in 1985.

Dhampus - Village in Nepal

Famous for:
Mountains, Hiking, Climbing, Backpacking and Walking.

Dhampus is a village and Village Development Committee in Kaski District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 2,753 persons living in 547 individual households.

Sauraha - Village in Nepal

Famous for:
Elephants, Jungles, Safaris, Wildlife and Parks.

Sauraha is a village in Nepal's Chitwan District situated close to the Rapti River and the Chitwan National Park, 23 km east of Narayangarh city. It is the eastern gateway to Chitwan National Park. Beginning literally as a small and quaint village of daub huts, houses and hotels, it has grown into a small town with hotels, resorts, restaurants, internet cafes, and gift shops.

Kirtipur - City in Nepal

Famous for:
Temples, Hiking, History and Culture.

Kirtipur is an ancient city of Nepal. It is located in the Kathmandu Valley 5 km south-west of the city of Kathmandu. It is one of the five municipalities in the valley, the others being Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and Madhyapur Thimi.It is one of the most famous and religious place to visit. Many people visit this place to not only to see the beauty of nature but also to visit temples here.

Besisahar - Municipality

Famous for:
Walking and Hiking.

Besishahar is a municipality and the district headquarters of Lamjung District in Gandaki Zone, Nepal. The Besishahar Municipality was formed by merging the existing Village Development Committees i.e. Besishahar, Gaunshahar, Udipur and Chandisthan on 15 May 2014 and have 18 wards. Here are different castes and religions. So they have different culture. This municipality has much natural beauty. Besishahar Municipality has a warm and sub-tropical type of climate with deciduous forest type. Annapurna II, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal are the beautiful scenes that can be viewed from north of Besishahar Municipality.

Pisang - Village in Nepal

Famous for:
Mountains, Climbing, Monasteries and Mountaineering.

Pisang is a village development committee in Manang District in the Gandaki Zone of northern Nepal. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 307 people living in 105 individual households. The village is located in the Marshyangdi River valley, directly south of Pisang Peak, north of Annapurna II, and west of Paungda Danda.

Jiri - Municipality

Famous for:
Backpacking, Walking, Hiking and Mountains.

Jiri is a municipality in Dolakha District in the Janakpur Zone of north-eastern Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 7,138 people living in 1,508 individual households. Jiri lies at an altitude of 1,905 metres and is the eastern-most terminus of the highway coming from Kathmandu. Bus service is available from Kathmandu but the 184 km ride takes 6 to 8 hours due to narrow, winding roads and checkpoints along the high-way. A company of the Nepal Army is stationed in town and visitors' equipment and backpacks might be searched. There are a number of lodges available along either side of the main road mainly in Jiri Bazaar. There are two high schools namely Jiri Higher Secondary School at Hatdanda and Dhungeshwori Secondary School at Jiri Bazaar. Jiri was set up as agricultural development centre by the Swiss Government Aid in 1938. As the closest roadhead, Jiri is the trailhead for many treks into the Mount Everest region. The trek to Lukla takes seven or eight days. Few people begin a trek from Jiri, and only 5% of all trekkers who attempt the difficult trek to Everest Base Camp start at Jiri.

Tansen - Municipality in Nepal

Famous for:
Temples, Backpacking, Hiking, History and Mountains.

Tansen is a Municipality and the administrative center of Palpa District in the "hills" of western part of Nepal. It is located on the highway between Butwal and Pokhara, on the crest of the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalaya overlooking the valley of the Kaligandaki River to the north. The highway bypasses the town center on the west, protecting pedestrian amenities in the central maze of steep, narrow, winding alleys lined with Newari shop-Houses and temples.

Panauti - Town in Nepal

Famous for:
Temples, Cycling and Hiking.

Panauti, a small town located 32 km Southeast of Kathmandu, found in the central regions of Nepal.

Changunarayan - Municipality

Famous for:
Hiking, Temple and History.

Changunarayan is a municipality in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone of central Nepal. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 55430. In 2017, it was made municipality by merging with Nagarkot municipality. It is also home to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Changu Narayan temple.

Koshi Tappu - Wildlife Reserve

Famous for:
Jungle, Nature Reserves, Bird-watching, Safari and Wildlife.

The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is a protected area in the Terai of eastern Nepal covering 175 km² of wetlands in the Sunsari, Saptari and Udayapur Districts.

Bharatpur - City in Nepal

Famous for:
Temples, Amusement Parks, Lakes, Parks and Nature.

Bharatpur is a city in the central-southern part of Nepal. Located in Chitwan District, Bharatpur is the district headquarter of the Chitwan District, as well as a separate Metropolitan authority, and is the fifth largest city of Nepal, After Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lalitpur is also a one of the four Metro city of Nepal with the population of 2,80,502. Bharatpur is one of the fast growing cities of Nepal. It lies on the left bank of Narayani River and serves as a commercial centre of Chitwan district and central region of Nepal. It is located at the centre of Mahendra Highway and Kathmandu - Birganj road corridor. The proximity of this city from Kathmandu, Pokhara, Butwal, Ghorahi, Birgunj, Hetauda and Prithivinarayan has augmented the importance of its advantageous geographical location. In addition to good road access, Bharatpur has regular daily air services to Kathmandu and Pokhara. Most of the shopping area lies in the district of Narayangadh, while government offices, big hospitals and colleges are situated in other parts of the city, including Nepal's premier cancer hospital, B.P Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital.

Chame - Nepal

Famous for:
Walking.

Chame is the headquarters of Manang District in the Gandaki Zone of northern Nepal. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 1129 people living in 279 individual households. Manang District is the lowest populated district in Nepal.

Tatopani - Village in Nepal

Famous for:
Hot Spring, Walking and Rivers.

Tatopani is a village development committee in Myagdi District in the Dhaulagiri Zone of western-central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 843 people living in 182 individual households.

Nepalgunj - City in Nepal

Famous for:
Casinos, Nightlife, Lakes, Rivers and Nature.

Nepalgunj, also spelled Nepalganj, is a Sub-Metropolitan City in Banke District, Nepal. It lies on the Terai plains near the southern border with Bahraich district in Uttar Pradesh.

Dharan - City in Nepal

Famous for:
Country Club, Paragliding, Shopping, Temples and History.

Dharan is one of the Sub-Metropolitan cities in eastern Nepal, in the Sunsari District, and is situated on the foothills of the Mahabharat Range in the north with its southern tip touching the edge of the Terai region at an altitude of 1148 ft.

Kakani - Village in Nepal

Famous for:
Hiking, Mountain Biking, Cycling, Backpacking and Mountains.

Kakani is a settlement in the Nuwakot District of the Bagmati Zone in central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census, the Kakani village development committee administered a population of 7816 living in 1343 individual households.

Marpha - Village in Nepal

Famous for:
Walking and Hiking.

Marpha is a village development committee in Mustang District in the Dhawalagiri Zone of northern Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 1630 people living in 434 individual households.

Manakamana - Village in Nepal

Famous for:
Temple and Hiking.

Manakamana is a village development committee in Gorkha District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 5,083 and had 889 houses in the town.

Beni - Municipality

Famous for:
Hiking.

Beni is a Municipality and the district headquarters of Myagdi District in Dhaulagiri Zone, Nepal. Municipality was announced by merging the then Ratnechaur, Jyamrukot, Arthunge, Ghatan, Pulachaur, Singa village development committees since 18 May 2014.

Phakding - Village in Nepal

Famous for:
Walking and Hiking.

Phakding is a small village in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It lies in the Dudh Kosi river valley just north of Lukla and south of Monjo, at an altitude of 2,610 m, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.