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20 Best Places You Must Visit In Nepal
Nepal holds a magnetic appeal due to its
proximity with the mighty Himalayas, the highest
mountain range in the world. Nestled between
India and China, this country has long remained
overlooked by the travelers, but once you step
into this land, it will leave you spellbound with
its immense natural beauty and cultural
diversity. With countless trekking routes
dotting the Himalayan range, this country is a
delightful destination for adventure lovers. A
majority of the population in Nepal comprises of
Hindus, still the place is hailed as a
prominent destination for Buddhist pilgrims as it
also happens to be the birthplace of Lord Buddha.
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Best Time To Visit 20 BEST DESTINATIONS TO VISIT
IN NEPAL 
The months of October, September and December are
considered the best to visit Nepal. These months
are also the peak tourism months as many trekkers
visit the Himalayas during this time to enjoy
the trekking in Nepal. If you are eager to
explore the country in the absence of the crowds,
the best time is from April to May. Winter is
another time to revel in the pristine views of
the snow clad peaks, but you have to be prepared
to ace the chilling temperatures while travelling
to Nepal in the months of January and February. 
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20. Ghorepani
This scenic village lying on the northern part of
Nepal is a great place for hikers. The village is
located on a trail leading to Annapurna base
camp. Ghorepani is about 8 to 10 hours walking
distance from Tatopani. There are many options to
rest
and stay overnight in between the trek. To get
the best views of the sunrise and sunset, trek up
to the Poon hill is highly recommended.
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19. Thamel
Thamel is an ideal destination to enjoy the city
life of Nepal. Lying in the northern region of
Kathmandu, the place is abuzz with posh hotels,
supermarkets, cafes and traditional craft shops
which make it a perfect place to start your tour
to Nepal.
Strolling in the streets of Thamel offers an
insight into the vibrant culture of Nepal. With
so many eateries serving the local Nepali dishes,
Thamel is a good place to taste the local
delicacies. 
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18. Garden of Dreams
This is the ultimate place to escape the
gruelling urban atmosphere in Kathmandu and relax
in the serenity of natural environment away from
the disturbing noise of traffic in the capital
city. Also referred to
as The garden of six seasons, this place was
earlier a private garden if a Field Marshal but
was later opened by the government authorities
for regular visitors following its renovations
undertaken by the Austrian government. Visitors
are charged 200 INR as entry fee to enter the
mansion. 
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17. Bandipur
A picturesque village settlement in Nepal,
Bandipur carries a European feel which comes from
the ancient buildings built during the eighteenth
century. Some of the buildings built
in traditional Newar architecturehave been
converted into cafes and lodges for tourists.
Surrounded by a thick forest cover and hills, the
village offers lots of opportunities for hikers.
Watching the local farmers work in the vast paddy
fields lets you experience the old world charm of
Nepal.
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16. Panauti
Panauti is an ancient village located in the
outskirts of Kathmandu on the confluence of Roshi
Khola and Pangumati Khola. The village houses
innumerable temples which give this place a holy
feel. Walking on the streets of Panauti
takes you back into its heyday when it used to be
a center of trade and religion in
Nepal. Indreshwar Mahadev temple in Panauti is
a famous tourist attraction in Nepal you should
not give a miss. Panauti is also famous for the
Makar Mela which is held after every twelve years
on the Triveni Ghat in the month of Magh. 
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15. Bhaktapur
Another temple city in Nepal, Bhaktapur gives a
peek into the religious life of local people who
have beautifully preserved the ancient culture
and art which sets this place apart from the rest
of Nepal. Bhaktapur Darbar square is a famous spot
housing several Hindu temples built in pagora and
shikara designs. The building has around
fifty-five windows reserved for Gods goddesses
and other deities. 
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14. Sarankot
The views of mountains and lakes you get in
Sarankot are the most beguilling in every way.
Located in the Northern region of Pokhran valley,
Sarankot is a fascinating destination for nature
lovers. Being a hilltop village, the
place is a famous take-off point for paragliders.
Visiting this place would be the best way to soak
in the beauty of Nepal which is at its best in
Sarankot.
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13. Upper Mustang
Upper Mustang in Nepal is one of the most
isolated regions in the world dominated by a
rocky landscape. The remote location of this
place makes it an excellent spot to undertake
short treks amidst the serene surroundings. One
has
to obtain the permit from the government of Nepal
before going on a trekking expedition around
Upper Mustang. The trek usually lasts for ten
days with Kagbeni as its starting point. You will
encounter some of the most spectacular views of
the mountains which form a beautiful contrast
against the dry arid land of Upper Mustang.
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12. Ilam
Be prepared to be enthralled by the
ravishing greenery of tea gardens, the moment you
enter this beautiful hill station lying on
the eastern part of Nepal. Illam is home to four
rivers which add to the beauty of this hill
station surrounded by
pine forests and other cash crops. On a clear
day, you can enjoy the enchanting sights of
Darjeeling, Kurseong and Mirik from Ilam. Best
time to visit Ilam is from October to November. 
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11. Jomsom
Serving as a gateway to Upper Mustang, Jomsom
offers stunning views of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri
Mountains. Its an ideal location for trekkers.
The steep slope of Jomsom and the surrounding
mountains make it
a perfect destination for rock climbing and other
adventure activities. The people of Jomsom have
preserved the traditional ways of living and
depend on agriculture and tourism for
subsistence. Spending time with people living in
their traditional huts made of wood and stone
would make your Nepal tour a memorable one.
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10. Nagarkot
A semi- urban region, Nagarkot is the nearest
destination from Kathmandu to escape the city
hustle. Best known for its serene environment,
the place offers a vista of beguilling sights of
the eight Himalayan ranges including
Annapurna, Jugal, Manaslu, Langtang, Rolwaling
and Everest. Since the mountain ranges often get
eclipsed by clouds, you should visit Nagarkot
between October and Decembe or in March for the
best views.
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9. Sagarmatha
Sagarmatha is home to Mount Everest, the tallest
mountain in the world. The region boasts of a
dense wildlife and is famous for Sagarmatha
national park, a renowned world heritage site.
The park
has around 118 species of different birds and
houses many endangered wild animals including
snow leopards, red panfa and pheasants. The place
offers lots of options for trekkers as it is
blessed with unending terrains which serve as a
perfect location to gather the splendid views of
mountains and rocks spread around the park. This
place is best enjoyed during autumn and spring
seasons.
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8. Dhotpatan
Shadowed by Dhaulagiri mountain range, Dhorpatan
village is known for its lush landscape
overlooking the Himalayas. The place prides
itself with the only hunting reserve in Nepal.
Here, you can spot some rare species
of animals and birds including the Daphne,
the national bird of Nepal during your treks
along the various routes from the village. Owing
to a booming wildlife, hunting of some animals is
allowed in the Dhorpatan hunting reserve.
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7. Chitwan
Chitwan has a profound significance in the
ancient period as many sages used to visit this
valley for meditation. The place is also famous
as a wildlife retreat as it houses the first
animal sanctuary in Nepal, Chitwan
National Park. The park garners attention from
various corners due to its abundant greenery and
wildlife. One of the best ways to explore the
region is by taking elephant safaris. 
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6. Kumbu Valley
Khumbu valley is one of the most charming
locations in Nepal which takes pride in the
beguiling views of the Everest and the cascading
rivers flowing through the region. The place is
one of the most revered tourist destinations in
Nepal due to its infinite trekking routes. Apart
from the Everest Mountain, one can also relush
the views of other eminent mountains like Ama
Dablam and Lhotse. 
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5. Lumbini
Lumbini is a prominent pilgrimage destination for
Buddhists which attracts many tourists from
different parts of the world. The importance of
this place comes from the fact that it was
the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Mayadevi
temple and Asoka pillar are must visit sites in
Lumbini where one can learn about the life of
Lord Buddha. Strolling in the garden outside the
temple is a great way to absorb the serenity of
this holy site. 
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4. Annapurna Valley
The Annapurna region is bestowed with the most
striking mountain views which are sure to
rejuvenate your senses. Trekking on this isolated
region is filled with adventure and excitement
you wont get anywhere else around the world.
Blessed with a variety of landscapes, the region
is famous for its diverse range of treks meant
for every kind of traveler. The place is
acclaimed for Kali Gandaki Gorge, which is one of
the deepest gorges in the world. Spring and fall
season are the best times to visit the valley to
encounter ravishing sights of different mountain
ranges under clear sky. 
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3. Pokhara
Pokhara is a gorgeous city lying near Phewa
lake plush with upmarket cafes and restaurants.
Being the second most populated city in Nepal,
Pokhara offers you a chance to socialize with the
locals who will let you gain an insight into the
life of
local people. The city is a perfect blend of the
nature and modernity. Its a great place to relax
and introspect in the middle of your Nepal tour.
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2. Manang
Manang is a perfect place to acclimatise yourself
before undertaking treks to the higher reaches.
Lying at the base of the Annapurna circuit,
Manang is blessed with a rich flora and fauna
which will fill your senses with wonder. The
amazing
view of the Annapurna Mountain is something you
will cherish all your life. The Tilicho lake in
Manang is the most sought after sites in Nepal
with endless options for hiking. 
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1. Everest Base Camp
The most revered destination in Nepal that forms
the crux of Nepal Tour package is the base camp
at Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak in
the world. The South base camp in Nepal is a
great place to wallow in
the spectacular beauty of the Himalayas. Here,
you will also get a chance to meet the mountain
climbers who spend a couple of days to
acclimatize themselves before climbing the
Everest. The verdant hills, meadows and Rocky
Mountains around the base camp offer a delightful
experience to the travelers.
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