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Around the Kathmandu Valley

This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali is situated 23 km south of Kathmandu. You can have a panoramic view of the Himalayas in a clear days during this drive. Every Tuesdays and Saturdays pilgrims visit this temple to offer their prayers and animal sacrifices to the goddess.

This peaceful small town of Shanku is situated at the north - eastern corner of Kathmandu Valley and located the famous Buddhist temple dedicated to Goddess Khadgayogini up the hillock. Lovely chlorophyll fields and forestations surround the area.

This temple of Changunarayan is dedicated to Lord Vishnu was built in 323 AD is the oldest temple of Kathmandu Valley. The Temple is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings.

This famous Hindu Temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga, is situated in the middle a peaceful woodland park 5 km south of Patan city near by Newar Village of Chapagaon. Further visit of Tika Bhairab and Lele from here is northwhile.

Situated 13 km south east of Kathmandu Godawari is a place of natural beauty. It also has the forest for a good picnic spot. The Royal Botanical Garden, a fish hatchery and marble quarry are the other attraction. Those clients who are interested on trekking can trek to Phulchowki ( 9050 ft) from here.

The ancient town of Dhulikhel is situated 32 km east of Kathmandu. This lovely place is famous for it's scenic beauty and the old traditions. From here one can have a complete panoramic view of Himalayas from Karyolung in east to Himalchuli in the west. We will combine Bhaktapur city also for a half day excursion Dhulikhel/Bhadgaon.

Kakani, 6500 ft above sea level, is located 25 km west of Kathmandu. The fabulous holiday area of Kakani features attractions ranging from beautiful alpine scenery to the magnificent Himalayan Panorama, particularly the Ganesh Himal.

Situated at an altitude of 7133ft above sea level, Nagarkot is 32 km east of Kathmandu. It is a year round holiday resort. The panorama of the major peaks of the eastern Himalayas including Mt. Everest can be seen from here. Best at sunset and sunrise.

Standing in a peaceful valley roughly 34 km south east of Kathmandu, this small and beautiful town of Panauti is at a junction of the rivers Roshi and Pungamati. It possesses a number of interesting temples, one of which perhaps be the oldest in Nepal. Besides it is famous for magnificent wood-carving.

This border ( Nepal/China) town of Kodari is 115 km east of Kathmandu. The scenic drive along the bank of Sunkoshi and Bhotekoshi is wonderful.

Situated 80 km south west of Kathmandu Daman is on 7900ft above sea level. For the view of the breath taking grandeur of the world's highest peaks extending in one glittering are from far west of Mt. Dhaulagiri to far east of Mt. Everest, there is no other place better than Daman. The other peaks that are visible from Daman are Annapurna III, Phurbi Chyachu, Choba Bhamre and Gaurishanker etc. Many lovely panoramic views, sweeping vistas of nature are the exquisite masterpieces of Daman.

About eight kms north of Kathmandu is a remarkable, colossal staute of the Lord Vishnu, reclining on the coil of the snake king. This 5th century staute is in the middle of small pond and seems to float on water. It is a famous place of pilgrimage, though the reigning King of Nepal may not visit this spot.

Situated at an elevation of 1432 mt. above sea level, Kirtipur is an ancient city of Kathmandu Valley. This city is full of Hindu Temples and Boudha Vihars. While visiting this city one can see the people typically dressed in old traditional costumes and working an ancient looms.


It is famous for its gorge through which the water from Kathmandu valley gushes out on its long journey to India. On the top of the hill there is a pagoda style of Temple dedicated to Lord Adinath from where one can view a long range of snow capped mountains.

Bungamati and Khokana
These tow are very old Newar village with typical oil mills and temple, which present to the visitors a view of the still continuing " Middle Age" pattern of life

Chitwan National Park:
- Sprade in an area of 932 sq km this National Park is the biggest forest region of Nepal with a wide range of wildlife – the rare one horned rhinoceros, several species of deer, sloth bear, leopard, wild boar and of course the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. Nearly 350 distinct species of birds, fresh water dolphin and crocodile are the other attraction.