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Visit the Top Attractions of Bharatpur

Considered to be one of the fastest growing cities in Nepal, Bharatpur has a number of interesting attractions, many of which relate to the ancient history and multifaceted culture of this thriving center. Located on the banks of the Narayani River, Bharatpur also has a number of natural attractions, including the spectacular Chitwan National Park and Bish Hazari Lake, renowned worldwide as a prime birding destination. As one of the biggest and deepest rivers of Nepal, the Narayani River has a number of small islands which are popular as picnic spots. Religious landmarks of Bharatpur include the Ganeshthan Temple, Harihar Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Rameshowr Temple.

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Watch the Sunrise From the Top of Poon Hill

Home to eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, Nepal is well known internationally as the ultimate mountaineering destination. Moreover, its spectacular scenery and network of trekking trails makes Nepal a popular trekking destination, and no matter what your level of experience you are sure to find a trekking route to suit your needs. The Ghorepani/Poon Hill route is a good option for beginners as it is considered to be relatively easy, but still takes trekkers into some remote and incredibly scenic areas below the Annapurna Mountains, with the distinctive Fish Tail Peak (Machhapuchhare) on the skyline. The route travels through isolated Gurung and Magar villages and spectacular rhododendron forests alive with the sound of birds.

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The Spectacular Annapurna-Dhaulagiri Community Eco-lodge Trek

There is little doubt that Nepal offers some of the most spectacular trekking routes in the world. The Annapurna-Dhaulagiri Community Eco-lodge Trek offers trekkers the opportunity to walk through the forests of colorful rhododendrons, interact with the local magar communities, view the peaks of both the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains from different vantage points, and see local wildlife. Moreover, while enjoying the beauty of the scenery and the warm local hospitality, trekkers are assisting local communities in making a living in a sustainable and eco-friendly way.

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Explore the Solukhumbu District of Nepal

Located in the north of Nepal, the Solukhumbu District consists of the sub-regions Solu and Khumbu and is part of the Sagarmatha Zone which includes Khotang District, Saptari District, Okhaldhunga District, Siraha District and Udayapur District. With the Sagarmatha National Park and Mount Everest within its borders, Solukhumbu is world famous for its mountain and adventure tourism. Sagarmatha National Park is listed with UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, with the famous Tengboche Monastery and the legendary Sherpa culture being other highlights of Solukhumbu.

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Trekking the Tamang Heritage Trail

With its spectacular scenery, rich biodiversity and fascinating culture, Nepal is a popular holiday destination, and there is no better way to experience this mountainous country than on foot. Trekking enthusiasts travel from far and wide to enjoy this experience and there are a range of trekking routes to choose from. One of the newer trekking routes is the Tamang Heritage Trail in the Langtang region of Nepal, which offers breathtaking mountain views as it makes its way through alpine terrain, lush green meadows and colorful rhododendron forests. It also offers the opportunity to closely observe the Tamang community's culture, lifestyle and the production of traditional crafts such as bamboo mats and baskets.

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Lukla – Gateway to Mount Everest Base Camp

Named after the legendary Mount Everest explorers, the Tenzing Hillary Airport in the town of Lukla is reportedly the third busiest domestic airport in Nepal. It is here that many passengers will start their trek to the Mount Everest Base Camp, and taking a flight from Kathmandu on board one of the small two-engine planes saves hours of travel along bumpy roads on a bus to Jiri, followed by a week-long hike to Lukla. While being the gateway to the Khumbu region and the trail to the Mount Everest Base Camp, Lukla has the reputation of being one of the world's most dangerous airports, which is not necessarily statistically true – it may just look that way.

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Trekking the Lord Baden-Powell Route

Standing at a height of 5,718 meters, and surrounded by a number of magnificent peaks, including Lantang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa and Langtang II, Lord Baden-Powel Peak was named after the founder of the International Scouts Movement, Lord Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell. Located in the Lantang Region of Nepal, the mountain was traditionally known as Urkema Peak, but was renamed by the Government of Nepal in 2007 during the international celebrations marking the centenary of the scout movement. A new trekking route opening up access to the Lord Baden-Powell Peak was launched at the same time, and scouts from Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Australia were among the first to trek the route and ascend the peak.

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Explore the Region of Charikot

With the Sun Kosi River as its border to the west, and the Khimti Khola River running along the east, the beautiful riverine valleys of Charikot open out into majestic folded volcanic mountains and spectacular scenery. Settlements along the banks of the rivers grow sub-tropical fruit, and terraced fields rising up the hillsides are cultivated with millet, wheat and rice in this verdant region of the Dolakha District of northeastern Nepal, which is a popular starting point for trekking into the Everest, or Sagarmatha, area via the village of Jiri.

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