10 Places To Visit in Nepal – Must Know Before Visiting


10 Places To Visit in Nepal – Must Know Before Visiting

Here is information about 10 places to Visit in Nepal that one must Know Before Visiting that places. This list of 10 places to visit in Nepal is not official recommended by any organizations but enlisted here with the popularity of these places in the tourism sector.

Nepal is a small mountain landlocked kingdom is the world situated in the south center of Asia. It is located between The Peoples Republic of China in its north and the Republic of India to its South.

It is an elongated country with India on both the narrow east, south, and west ends and with Tibet on the north. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal which is located near the center of Nepal. Here are listed popular/famous 10 places to visit in Nepal. They are as follows with a short description.

1. Kathmandu Durbar Square:

Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the 10 places to Visit in Nepal. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal has many places to visit. Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of most famous places to visit in Nepal.

It is a beautiful place with full of cultural and ancient crafts, drawing and handicrafts, etc. It is located in 5 km far from Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. The pleasant arts of Hanuman Dhoka, the temple of Taleju Bhawani, Panchmukhi Hanuman temple, the temple of Kumari (Living Goddess), the Shiva-Parvati Temple, Sri Ganeshsthan, Gaddi Baithak (Place for coronation) etc., have decorated the Kathmandu Durbar square.

Kathmandu Durbar Square is often the first choice of the majority of tourists. We here enlisted with one of the 10 places to Visit in Nepal.

2. Bhaktapur Durbar Square:

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is one of the 10 places to Visit in Nepal. It located in Bhaktapur district, one of three districts grouped in Kathmandu valley. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is an example of cultural and ancient crafts, drawings and handicrafts just far from 5 km from Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal.


The fifty -five windows durbar and Sundhokha (Golden gate) built during the regime of Malla king and the statue of Bhupteendra Malla and the five stories temple (Panch Talle Mandir) built by the king Bhupteendra Malla is found in this city. Besides these, the Dattatreya Temple, Sunchara Pokhari, and amazing ponds etc. are the artistic works which have not only made the city incomparable but also worth seeing.

The Golden gate is the main entrance to the courtyard of the place with 55 windows. It was built by King Pratap Malla and is one of the most beautifully and richly carved specimen of its kind in the entire world. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is another famous place enlisted here 10 places to Visit in Nepal. Read more

Bisket Jatra Bhaktapur Nepal

3. Lalitpur Durbar Square:

Lalitpur Durbar Square is one of the 10 places to visit in Nepal. It is located in Lalitpur district, one of three districts grouped in Kathmandu valley. It is 5 km far from Tribhuwan International Airport. It is remarkable for cultural and ancient crafts, drawings and handicrafts in Nepal.

The stupas, Rato Machchhindra Nath, and other various temples build from the period of Ashoka to the period of Malla dynasty are still adding the aesthetical beauty to this city. The twenty-one spires (Gajurs) of Krishna Mandir are completely made of stone. Besides it, the windows of elephant bones (hides), the statue of Yog Narendra Malla, Taleju temple, stone tape and ponds, etc. are the artistic works of Lalitpur Durbar Square. Read more

4. Lumbini Site:

Lumbini site is one of the 10 places to visit in Nepal. Lumbini is situated in the southwest of Terai belt. This place is the center of religious pilgrimage for millions of Buddhists. This place is known in the world as the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha. The Buddhist come to visit and worship to this place.

Devotees come to worship from abroad. Various kinds of natural heritage are found here. Lumbini is the most sacred place for Buddhist as well as glorious for the country because Sakyamuni or Siddhartha Gautam Buddha was born here in 623 AD. This place lies 1 km west of Siddarthnagar (Bhairahawa) in the Rupandehi district of Lumbini zone.

It is said that in those days, Lumbini was a beautiful garden full of green shady Sal trees. Both Nepal government and the United Nations organization have taken a keen interest in its development.


5. Chitwan National Park:

Chitwan National Park is another one of the 10 places to visit in Nepal. Chitwan means ‘heart of the jungle’.  Chitwan is located in the Central Development Region of Nepal. The area lies at an elevation of 244-1948 meters. The central attraction of the Chitwan area is Chitwan National Park. Although the national park is famous in the international tourism market, its adjoining areas are still unexplored and unexposed.

Some of the potential eco-tourism sites in Chitwan and its nearby areas are Devghat, Pandav Nagar, Rapti Manauri, Singh Devisthan, Abuthum Lekh, Beneeghat, Bishajari Tal, Balmiki Ashram, Bikram Baba, Danda Mandir of Gaidakot (Nawalparashi District) and Narayani Bridge. Chitwan National Park is the oldest and first park in Nepal.

It was established in 2030 B.S. (1973AD) following approval by the late King Mahendra in December 1970. Its total area is 932 square kilometers. It is one of the most important sub-tropical lowland parks in Nepal. It has been included in the list of World Heritage Site in 2041 B.S. (1984 AD.). read more

6. Everest Base Camp:

Everest Base Camp is another one of the 10 places to visit in Nepal. The Sagarmatha national park is the world’s highest national park located above 3000 meters (9700 ft.). This park was established in 2032 B.S. (1975 AD). The highest peak of the world Mount Everest (Sagarmatha) and other important peaks lie in this region.

This park was included in the list of World Heritage Site in the year 2039 B.S (19th July 1976) as ‘contains superlative natural beauty and is of great aesthetic importance’. This park was created on 19th July 1976 and was inscribed as a Natural World Heritage Site in 1979. Read more

7. Pokhara Nepal:

Pokhara Nepal is another one of the famous 10 places to visit in Nepal. Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. Pokhara city is known as a center of adventure. The enchanting city has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks.

The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambiance of peace and magic. So today the city has not only become the starting point for most popular trekking and rafting destinations but also a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

This is the land of Magars and Gurungs, hardworking farmers and valorous warriors who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers. The Thakalis, another important ethnic group here, are known for their entrepreneurship.

Best time to visit is between October and April. The activities of foreign visitors to Pokhara focus around two districts known as Damside and Lakeside (or Pardi and Baidam, in Nepali, respectively). These two areas, with their strips of hotels and restaurants, are a few kilometers southwest of the main Pokhara bazaar. Read more…

8. Janakpur, Nepal:

Janakpur Nepal is another famous enlisted 10 places to visit in Nepal. Janakpur was the capital city of the kingdom of Mithila in the ancient past times. Mithila was the capital of the Videha (bodyless) spiritual Janaka, the rulers who were the embodiment of spiritual attainment. Sita, the heroine of the Hindu epic Ramayana, was born in Janakpur and later married the equally revered Lord Ram. Janakpur was a great center of learning for scholars in ancient times.


Janakpur produced hundreds of sages who contributed substantially to Hindu philosophy on that great ancient time. Janakpur is now a city of dozens of holy pools with a number of ancient sites related to Hindu religion and philosophy. Some of the ancient things and site are remaining works to be identified. Read more…

9. Annapurna Base camp:

Annapurna Base Camp is another famous enlisted 10 places to visit in Nepal.

10. Nagarkot:

Nagarkot is another famous enlisted 10 places to visit in Nepal. Visit Nagarkot, where the top of Nagarkot commands accelerating views in all direction. The altitude of Nagarkot is 2229Mt. above from sea level. It is also very popular for the viewing sunrise and sunset.

Visit Dhulikhel, famous for its vantage location in viewing the Himalayan ranges, from Cho Oyu in the east to Himalchuli in the west. It is popular for viewing the sunrise and sunset.

10 Places To Visit in Nepal – Must Know Before Visiting


Jitendra Sahayogee

I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a writer of 12 Nepali literature books, film director of Maithili film & Nepali short movies, photographer, founder of the media house, designer of some websites and writer & editor of some blogs, has expert knowledge & experiences of Nepalese society, culture, tourist places, travels, business, literature, movies, festivals, celebrations.

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