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  • Mid-Western

    Birendranagar

    Named in honor of the late King Birendra (28 December 1945-1 June 2001), the city of Birendranagar is located in the beautiful Surkhet Valley of the Mid-Western Region of Nepal and is considered to be one of the principal urban areas of the region. With a domestic airport situated just east of the city, Birendranagar has flights to and from Kathmandu, Jumla, Kalikot, Jumla, Mugu and Dolpa. ...

  • Business

    Shopping

    Nepal has an abundance of street vendors and specialty stores, selling almost everything and anything imaginable. There are big bargains available for those able to avoid fakes and cheaply made souvenirs and gifts.

  • Culture

    Architecture

    The magnificent architecture of Nepal is a form of art which truly captures the culture and essence of Nepal. Traditional Nepalese architecture attracts both tourists and scholars to this amazing country. The fascinating historical buildings and unique Nepalese architectural designs inspire much awe. Particularly popular is Bhaktapur where tourists can explore numerous outstanding Nepalese ...

  • Culture

    Art

    The art and culture of Nepal is and always has been strongly influenced by the religious beliefs of the country. The artwork is decorative, delicate and very beautiful. Nepal art is strongly influenced by the culture of the people and the two really go together and are interwoven. The two most typical forms of art are that of paintings and sculptures. Nepal art and culture has changed little ...

  • Culture

    Religions

    Nepal is primarily a Hindu country with some 90% of the population claiming to adhere to the faith. However, members of the Buddhist faith are often so closely linked to those of the Hindu faith that it can be difficult to tell them apart. Thus in Nepal, religion serves to bind many people together instead of having the dividing effect that can be seen in so many other countries with ...

  • Culture

    Wedding Customs

    Wedding customs in Nepal vary according to ethnic groups and castes. Traditionally Nepalese marriages are arranged, a deal between two sets of parent. In some cases the boy and his family will come to visit the girl and her family where they strike a deal. If they cannot agree then the boy's family will seek another girl for him to marry. However, in the modern age, this particular custom ...

  • Attractions

    Art Galleries

    There are a great many art galleries in Nepal which display not only intriguing ancient artworks but also house more contemporary pieces. Much of the art of Nepal is strongly influenced by the Hindu and Buddhist religions that are prevalent in this land. As a result, you will find that most of the historical artifacts bear beautiful images of deities and other related matter. Nepal's art ...

  • Day Hikes

    Champadevi

    Near the sheltered valley of Kathmandu you will find at a height of 2285 meters a pilgrimage site called Champadevi. This site makes up one of the many one-day hiking routes that you can take starting off at Kathmandu.

  • Trekking

    Poon Hill Trek

    If you are visiting Kathmandu for its wonderful display of Hindu temples and Buddhist shrines you would do well to end your trip with a trek. Throughout Nepal there are wonderful treks to take advantage of, but the best are near the Himalayas Mountain range where you will be spoilt with incredible surroundings and sights.

  • Central

    Lumbini

    Whether you are a Buddhist or not, a trip to the ancient village of Lumbini is essential. No trip to Nepal would be complete without time spent at the place of Buddha’s birth. Once reported to be an incredibly beautiful network of gardens and trees which beautified the homes and lives of those who lived here, Lumbini today seems to place a stronger emphasis on the ancient ruins that have ...