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Nepal Kathmandu & Pokhara Community Social Responsibility (CSR) Tour
from RM2,888.00 per person
Nepal is home to the majestic mountains of Himalayas and is another country in Asia that is blessed with a diversity of culture. There are many religions practiced in Nepal namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity and Sikh, but the majority of Nepalis practices Hinduism or Buddhism. Travelers often come to this country in search of the sacred and historic attractions that will leave them with an eye-opening cultural experience or, in search of the mountains to witness the majestic natur of Nepal.
Top Places to Go In Nepal
The capital and the largest city in Nepal, Kathmandu is a city that has a lively street atmosphere despite made of decaying buildings. Here, tourists will find themselves exploring the street markets, historic temples and carved statues. One of the highlighted place in Kathmandu has to be the Durbar Square, which is the largest palace out of three royal cities in Nepal (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan), and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The third of the Royal Cities in Nepal, Bhaktapur can be found situated on the old trade route to Tibet, just outside of Kathmandu. The population of Bhaktapur that is mainly Hindu makes the city rich in architecture and temple of Hindus. Although many of its temples faced demolition due to a 2015 earthquake, there are still numerous temples left that are coloured with unique Hindu architecture and art. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a popular tourist spot to see their exquisite architecture and carvings of the temple. Tourists also enjoy the shopping experience at Bhaktapur as the locals sell many handcrafted goods such as pottery, puppets, masks and cultural handicrafts.
Dated back around the 6th century, the Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Just like Bhaktapur, it lies nearby the old trade to Tibet and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The stupa is known to be the symbol of enlightenment, with each different shape representing the five elements of earth, water, fire, air and sphere. Boudhanath is surely one of the sacred places in the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture is apparent. It is suggested to visit Boudhanath in the evening as the place will come to life with thousands of butter lamps lighted up.
Pokhara is surrounded by beautiful mountains that are some of the highest in the world such as Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna. Visitors who come to Pokhara enjoy the beautiful scenery by just strolling around the foothills. While there are others who prefer to enjoy the view in a more thrilling way by hiking or paragliding.
Chitwan National Park
If you want to witness the wildlife and safari atmosphere of Nepal, Chitwan National Park is the best place to experience it. This place is home to rhinos, Bengal tigers, leopards, sloth, bears, gaur (buffalo) deer and many other wildlife. With more than 500 species of birds, Chitwan is a paradise for ornithologists and bird lovers. Visitors of this park can get a chance to get a closer look at the wildlife by following the tours by foot or on elephants.
Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)
Another important shrine in Nepal, Swayambhunath temple is also known as Monkey Temple as monkeys are seen inhabiting parts of the temple. A visit to this Buddhist temple will bring you to meet the unique Swayambhu Stupa of the temple.
Known as the famous birthplace of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, this pilgrimage town offers you with its tranquility of greens and temple architectures. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site which contains an ancient stone from the 2nd century AD that depicts the birth of Buddha.
Trekking in the Lantang Region and Annapurna Region
Nepal is popularly known for many of its mountains that tourists visit for trekking, namely Lantang Region and Annapurna Region. For those seeking for an extensive serene view of Nepal, hike up along Lantang Region or Annapurna Region. Trekking along the regions will give you the chance to see the humble countryside life of Nepal.
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