Places In Nepal Beyond The Valley

  • Updated on Mar 22, 2021
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Nepal is the land of unparalleled variety and contrast. The lowlands of the Terai of the Chitwan National Park lies only 150m above the sea level. Yet just over 100 km to the north, runs the highest mountain range on Earth. Between the white giants in the distance and the steaming jungles of the lowlands lies a land of outstanding beauty, supporting a variety of wildlife, vegetation, and cultures as diverse as the land itself. Nepal is famous destinations for adventure outdoor, and its natural historical beauty. One of our poets has described in his poem that there are no words to describe the natural beauties of Himalayan Nepal. Nepal is a small country but with enough beauty, like a diamonds Diamond is small but it's one of the precious gems same like Nepal is the small but precious country in the world.

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Places to visit in Nepal, Beyond The Kathmandu Valley


Kakani is situated at an elevation of 6,500 feet above the sea-level and 25 kilometers away from Kathmandu City is hilly Kakani, famous for plenty of terraced fields. Short treks are made possible. The fabulous holiday area of Kakani features enchanting attractions ranging from the beautiful alpine scenery to the magnificent Himalayan panorama, especially of the Ganesh Himal.


This is a lovely hill-station lying at an elevation of 7,133 feet above the sea-level and is not more than 32 kilometers direct east of Kathmandu city. It is a year-round holiday resort rich in chlorophyll forestations. As an evergreen area, the pines appear spectacularly beautiful. The panorama of the major peaks belonging to the eastern Himalayas including MT. Everest can be viewed from here weather permitting. The resort stands best at sun-rise plus sunset.


Dhulikhel This is an ancient hill town which is known as Dhokukhyo to the indigenous Newars. It is situated 30 kilometers east of the Tibetan border. From here one can own a complete panoramic view of the snowy flanks ranging from east to west.


Panauti Standing in a peaceful valley roughly six kilometers south of Banepa, the small beautiful town of Panauti is at a junction of the rivers Roshi and Pugmati. Similar to that of Allahabad in India, a Third invisible river is declared to join the other two at the confluence point. This town is relatively untouched but for festivals preserving the precious tradition of the indigenous newars is held. It possesses a number of interesting temples, one of which perhaps be the oldest in Nepal. Besides if is famous for magnificent wood carvings. Panuti once stood at the junction of important trading routes and had a royal palace in its principal square. Today it's just a quiet backwater, yet all the more interesting for that.

Namo Buddha

Namo Buddha is situated on a hill just above Panauti Valley is an authentic Buddhist shrine which the indigenous Newar call Namra Bhagwa. The name of the religious hamlet itself is also Namra. It requires an east cruise by automobile or a good trek to get there. Lord Buddha is auspiciously commemorated here by an ancient stone slab and a Stupa (Chaitya to the Nepalese Buddhists and Chhorten to the Tibetan Buddhists) with the angular eyes of the Enlightened One. The pious forestation is believed to be the exact location where late King Mahasatwa (one of the past Buddha incarnations) sacrificed his own flesh for the sake of a dying tigress and her hungry cubs. The Stupa is highly worshiped by Nepalese Buddhists and Tibetan Buddhists. This serene wood proves to be an ideal spot for sentimental meditation.


Gorkha Situated on a western hill overlooking the snow-clad peaks belonging to the Great Himalayan Ranges, Gorkha was the former capital of the un-united west Nepal before for till the 17th century. It houses two attractive Hindu temples of Lord Goraknath and Goddess Kali. It is the birthplace of Late King Prithvi Narayan Shah- the sole more profound of Modern Nepal. It is to be well acknowledged that late King Prithvi Narayan Shah was the last monarch of Gorkha and the first monarch of the new Nepal. An optional tour to Manakamana consuming, in fact, interesting and enjoyable. The world-famous Gorkha mercenaries hail from this district pertaining to the Gandaki zone of the Mid Western Development Region.


Pokhara if Kathmandu is the cultural hub of Nepal, then Pokhara is its center of adventure. An enchanting city nestled in a tranquil valley (altitude 827m), it is the starting point for many of Nepal's most popular trekking and rafting destinations. The atmosphere on the shores of Phewa Lake is one of excited vitality as hipster backpackers crowd the many bars and restaurants exchanging recommendations on guest houses and viewpoints, both by the lake and above the clouds. Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the fish-tailed summit of Machhapuchhre (6,977m) rising behind it create an ambiance of peace and magic. At an elevation lower than Kathmandu, it has a much more tropical feel to it, a fact well appreciated by the beautiful diversity of flowers, which prosper in its environs. Indeed, the valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forests, gushing rivers, emerald lakes, and of course, the world-famous views of the Himalaya.

Lumbini (Birth Place of Buddha)

Lumbini The world heritage site of Religion, Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Siddhartha Gautam Buddha- the Apostle of compassion Non-Violence. He is not only the light of Asia but the Messenger of Universal Peace as well. The auspicious garden of Lumbini is situated admits the newly established town of Siddhartha Nagar in the hot Terai plains of west Nepal. The broken Ashokan Pillar, holy remnants of an old Buddhist monastery, divine images of the Buddhas mother Great Maya Debi, etc. are still well preserved here. An extensive excavation task is being carried out with promising effects. It is accessible by air from the capital of Bhairawa whence you can continue proceeding by a bus or car.


Tansen is a lovely hill station where the panoramic summits of the snow-capped alpines can be well viewed. It is just off the Siddhartha Highway, between Pokhara and Bhairawa. Historically is this enjoyed a strategic position on the trade plus pilgrim route between the northern hills and the southern plains. Prior to the unification of greater Nepal under the Shahas, it was the capital of the Palpa Kingdom which was then contemporarily ruled by the Sen Dynasty. Prithvi Narayan Shah, the Gorkha Monarch who established Modern Nepal, was the offspring of an arranged marriage between the Shaha and Sen Families. For numerous years, Palpa fought in alliance with Gorkha and together the two states defeated the independent kingdoms of western Nepal. Finally, in 1806, the last king of Palpa, Prithbipal Sen, was strikingly lured to Kathmandu and beheaded. Palpa was able to be annexed but Tansen remained the focal point of administration for the region. A good number of its subsequent governors were high-ranking members of the ruling Shaha and later Rana families who were exiled from Kathmandu for plotting a grave conspiracy against the king of the Day. Most of the surrounding countryside is dominated by Magars a Mongoloid tribe of Buddhists but there also exist a few Brahmans and Chhetris. Newars (Buddhist and Hindus alike) from the majority in Tansen itself. They eventually migrated from the Kathmandu valley to fetch and advantage of the new opportunities for commerce between the hills and the plains of Hindustan that opened up in the nineteenth century. Traditional crafts and agricultural surpluses were traded for the products of the British Industrial Revolution, particularly cotton fabrics that were flooding into India from England through East India Company. Tansen is still renowned for metal-wares and Dhaka, the woven material that is made into topis-that Nepalese cultural hats. There are great scenes over the bowl-shaped Madi valley from the town itself. The best comfortable place for getting a spectacular view of the Himalayan Ranges is the nearby hill of Shreenagar Danda. Pine forestations abound the areas. There are some interesting walks in the adjacent countryside, including a two-hour trek to the banks of the Black Gandaki River (Kali Gandaki river) and the vast, abandoned Ranighat Palace. Tansen is indeed a pleasant location to break the journey between Pokhara (three and a half hours) and the Bhairawha (two hours).

Bandipur Village

Bandipur Village is on the way to Pokhara, (Tanahu) lies on the hilltop at a of height of 10,30 M. Climb through pristine forests from the Dumre Bazaar to a town that has hardly changed. Well preserved Historical Newari Cultures, Bandipur today invites travelers to experience its unique offerings: rich hill culture, mountain views, and hiking. Bandipur has retained its age-old cultural attributes - temples, shrines, sacred caves, innumerable festivals, and a Newari architecture that harks back to the Kathmandu Valley of old.

Chitwan National Park

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.