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Top 20 popular destinations for VNY 2020

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Nepal is celebrating 2020 as Visit Nepal Year. The government aims to bring 2 million tourists into Nepal. However, it shouldn’t be limited to foreign tourists only. If we properly study the trends of domestic travellers, they are equally important to create opportunities at local level. Local people from such destinations can generate income by offering their exceptional products and services. There are many interesting places to visit outside Kathmandu too.

There are a lot of interesting places in Nepal to spend holidays with family and children. If you are worrying about a place to take your children out during their school vacation, here we have selected 20 popular tourist places with picture from east to west and north to south of Nepal including natural, historical and religious sites. No mater whether it is for a day or week, the itinerary can be customized as per your holiday schedule and interest.

We hope this page will be useful for the Nepali travellers who are looking for some adventure, small hiking, nature tours, cultural tours and long drive on a private vehicle. We can also satisfy your need for package tour for students, study and research tours, family tours, pilgrimage tours and best honeymoon tour package for the newly married couple. Our tour experts are always enthusiast to tailor the package of your choice anytime.

Top 20 popular destinations for VNY 2020:

1. Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. The entire Kathmandu Valley is rich in cultural heritage with seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is also famous as the living museum of diverse culture and ethnicity. The seven monument zones located in the Kathmandu Valley consists of a large number of historical palaces and temples. In fact, these heritages are the center of attractions for domestic and international tourists. Therefore, a large volume of Nepali pilgrims pay a visit to Kathmandu as a religious trip.

Places of Interest in Kathmandu Valley:

Pashupatinath: Pashupatinath is the most sacred Hindu temple of Lord Shiva. It is one of the important pilgrimages for Hindus from all over the world. Thousands of devotees come to this temple during Maha Shivaratri and Teej. There are more people visit to worship on Monday than any other week days. Also, there are other attractions to see around the Pashupatinath Temple.

Boudhanath: Boudhanath is the largest Stupa of Nepal. It is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site and believed to have been built during 5th century. A total of 108 Buddha images and 147 insets of prayer wheels with the famous mantra ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ are the major attractions for domestic and foreign tourists visiting this beautiful heritage site.

Swoyambhunath: Likewise, Swoyambhunath is the oldest Buddhist Stupa in the world. It lies on the top of a hill in the western part of Kathmandu has a numerous temples inside the temple courtyard. The hillock also offers the stunning Kathmandu city and snow clad Himalayan range. The temple is a sacred religious site for both Buddhist and Hindu devotees.

Basantapur: Basantapur palace was used by the Malla and Shah Kings before Narayanhity palace was built. Therefore, there are a lot of temples and idols found in the area. This area is also popular as Kathmandu Durbar Square. The Kumari Temple, Taleju Temple, Krishna Temple, Jagannath Temple, Shiva-Parvati Temple, Kal Bhairab, Basantapur Durbar Chowk, Gaddi baithak and Big bell are the major attractions of Basantapur.

Patan: Patan is another ancient city of great historic and cultural importance in Kathmandu Valley. The city founded in the 3rd century is very popular for art and handicrafts. Therefore, the city also refers to as Lalitpur. The courtyard of Patan Durbar Square consists of many temples such as Krishna Mandir, Bhimsen, Vishwo Nath, Taleju and Golden Temple including many stupas, sculptures, shrines and statues.

Bhaktapur: Bhaktapur is also the historic city of Kathmandu Valley listed as World Heritage Site. The ancient palaces, courtyards, pagodas, temples, shrines, and monasteries are the major jewels of Bhaktapur. Travellers become spiritually inspired while visiting the Lion Gate, Golden Gate, 55 Windows Palace, Museums, Nyatapol and Dattatreya Temples in Bhaktapur. Bhadgaon is the old name of Bhaktapur.

Changu Narayan: While you are in Bhaktapur, it may be a good idea to visit the ancient Changu Narayan Temple on the hillock. It is the oldest temple of Nepal established in 464 AD. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and surrounded by sculptures and arts related to Vishnu. We can also see the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu and other idols carved on the struts of the Changu Narayan Temple.

Narayanhity Museum: Narayanhiti Palace has been turned into museum after the fall of Monarchy in Nepal. The Narayanhity Durbar complex served as the residence and principal office of the-then King of Nepal. The palace complex was the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality during the reigning Monarch. It lies near Thamel and has an impressive courtyards, gardens and buildings. It is interesting to see the lifestyle of the Kings of Nepal.

2. Chandragiri

Chandragiri has become a popular day trip among Nepali tourists for week-ends, short holidays and especially for a city escape. So, the trip is fully entertaining to the pilgrims, mountain lovers, children, families and picnickers. Chnadragiri lies at an altitude of 2,547 meters above sea level. It offers an unobstructed 180-degree breathtaking view of the majestic Himalayas including the Annapurna Ranges in the west to Mount Everest in the east. The bird-eye view of the Kathmandu Valley is truly stunning.

It has become possible to reach the top of the hill on a cable car ride. The one-way length of the cable car trip is approximately 2.5km starting from Godam at Thankot. The journey takes you through a scenic view of the lush green wilderness that leads to the top of Chandragiri Hills. There are many hiking trails available for more adventurous travellers. It is a pefect day trip from Kathmandu and suitable for families with children. Hiring of transportation is available on demand as per your group size such as car, jeep, hiace or bus.

With the cable car facility in Chandragiri, it has become the nearest alternative destination of Daman among the snow lovers during winter. Daman lies about 85 kilometers from Kathmandu.

3. Nagarkot

The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu Valley, closely embraces series of scenic hills with breathtaking vantage points, surreal landscapes, short hiking routes and warm and friendly human settlements. One such hilly destination is Nagarkot. Lying just 32 kilometers further away from the city center, or a drive of just an hour, Nagarkot is a place where one can enjoy the pleasure of fresh air, savour the shades of pine trees, enjoy the sights of the Himalayan range and experience local hospitality from the welcoming people.

Nagarkot is one of the famous hill stations in Nepal. To put in a nutshell, Nagarkot is a quick hideout from the city crowd, dust and pollution. It is a famous destination for natural hiking routes, mountain biking and short treks as well as widest views of the Himalayas- eight out of thirteen highest peaks of Nepal are visible from Nagarkot.

Things to do in Nagarkot:
  • Day hiking to Telkot and/or Changu Narayan Temple
  • Short hiking to Sankhu
  • Trek to Banepa and Dhulikhel

4. Dhulikhel

Similarly, Dhulikhel sits at an elevation of 1,550 meters above sea level and 30km southeast of Kathmandu. The town attracts a large number of foreign as well as domestic visitors annually as the destination is still free from urban hustle and bustle. Visitors can get a unique experience by exploring various villages and scenic spots.

One can have breathtaking view of the mountains, lush green forests and surrounding rural settlements from Dhulikhel. Over 20 Himalayan peaks, including Mt Annapurna (8,091m), Mt Ganesh Himal (7,429m), Mt Langtang (7,234m), Mt Gaurishanker (7,134m) and several others can be seen from various parts of the city. The historic town is home to beautiful old temples and houses.

Things to do in Dhulikhel:
  • Jipline adventure
  • Short hike to Panauti
  • Visit of Namo Buddha Stupa

Namo Buddha is an important pilgrimage for Buddhists as they believe the relics of the past life of Lord Buddha lie in a monastery in Namobuddha. It is a small hillock in Kavre district lying around 14 kilometers from away Dhulikhel. Covered by pine forests and fluttering prayer flags offered by devotees and trekkers, Namobuddha is home to several ancient stupas and monasteries.

There is an amazing story concerned with the Buddha, which is commemorated by an ancient stone slab and a stupa with all-seeing eyes. The carved image on the slab portrays a popular legend that Lord Buddha in his previous incarnation allowed himself to be devoured by a starving tigers to save her and her cubs from starving to death.

5. Pokhara

The beautiful scenic town of Pokhara is on the bucket list of travellers from around the world. The town is the gateway to some of the trekking routes in the Annapurna region. Pokhara has the beautiful Fewa Lake where mountains of the famous Annapurna Range reflect during the clear sky. The laid back charm of the place, with the touristic lakeside hub with numerous eateries, makes Pokhara the tourism capital of Nepal.

Beautiful temples, finely curated museums, fine eateries and comfortable accommodations make Pokhara a must visit place outside Kathmandu. This spectacular place has attracted many awestruck visitors, while marveling on the natural beauty for many years. Introduction of aerial activities in recent years have given visitors a chance to see it all from high up above.

Important places to see in Pokhara:

Bindhyabasini Temple: The temple is located on the top of a small hillock at the north end of the old bazaar.about 6km from Lakeside. This is one of the oldest temples in the valley and the most famous temple in Pokhara. You might be lucky to witness Hindu wedding ceremonies taking place in the temple courtyard on some special days.

World Peace Pagoda: It is a massive Buddhist Stupa located on a hilltop (Rani Ban) in the southern hill of Phewa Lake. This stupa is the symbol of peace and one can enjoy the breathtaking view of the Himalayan ranges, lakes and the city from here. Small hike can also be combined with boating for interested travellers to reach the stupa.

Devi’s Fall (Patale Chhango): Locally known as Patale Chhango was named Devi’s Fall after a Swiss lady was swept away and died in 31 July 1961. The water flowing from Phewa Lake shows a wonderful fall. We find hollow sandy part and a heavy fall of water within its natural trench. It looks really amazing scene of rainbow with sunlight when a volume of water falls in the deep rocky gorge and produces water vapour especially in summer.

Caves: There are many limestone caves as interesting parts of the geological study. Among them, Mahendra Cave, Bats’ Cave and Crystal Cave are in the northern part of the city and about 8km drive from Lakeside. Gupteshowr Cave, where an idol of Lord Shiva is mysteriously found is situated just opposite to the Devi’s Fall.

International Mountain Museum: The International Mountain Museum lies just 1.5km south from Pokhara airport and about 5km from Lakeside. The museum provides information on mountaineering, world’s mountain system, mountain cultures, environments, prominent people in mountain history, mountain geography, ecology, exhibition of mountaineering, history and implied methods.

6. Muktinath

Muktiath Temple is a common religious shrine among Hindu and Buddhists. The temple lies in Mustang district at an elevation of 3,760 meters above sea level, therefore also known as the temple above the cloud. The temple sits on the famous Annapurna Circuit trail and it is a popular trekking destination as well. But it is now possible to visit the temple on a Jeep along the Beni-Jomsom road.

Kagbeni is another point of attraction which comes before Muktinath Temple. Arriving in Muktinath makes spiritually spellbound. Taking a bath through the 108 water taps is believed to achieve purity from all sins. The journey to Muktinath is not only a pilgrimage, it offers the breathtaking Himalayan panorama and an experience of indigenous lifestyle. Helicopter ride to Muktinath can be the best alternative for short time vacationers.

The region above the Muktinath Temple refers to as Upper Mustang. It is unlike any other place in the country and characterized by its barren, windswept humps of mountain dessert earth, all shades of pink, purple, brown and grey. The place also regards as the country across the Himalayas. Lo Manthang was a separate Kingdom until few years back. The mud caves and ancient monasteries in Mustang are worthy to see for once in a lifetime.

7. Ghandruk

Ghandruk is a famous village of Gurung settlement in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The village lies at an elevation of 1,940m from sea level. Ghandruk village is a day trip from Pokhara but worthy to spend a night if time permits. It used to take 4-5 hours walk from Nayapul until the road was built. Nayapul lies on the Pokhara-Baglung highway, a popular entry/exit point for the entire Annapurna trekking.

It is a small village which is a part of the much used Annapurna Sanctuary or the Annapurna Base Camp trail. Ghandruk is believed to be the most visited trekking area in Nepal and is widely known among domestic and international visitors. The panoramic view from Ghandruk is truly awesome. The terraces drop dramatically into a deep gorge carved by the glacier-fed Modi River. Ghandruk is famed for its typical Gurung culture.

8. Poon Hill

Poon Hill (3,210m) located above the village of Ghorepani in the Annapurna region of Nepal, is the most visited viewpoint in Nepal. The hill top offers spectacular views of sunrise and stunning Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. Compared to other places on the list, Poon Hill is relatively easily accessible and requires 2-3 days round trip from Pokhara.

Poonhill and Ghandruk are connected by a trekking trail and can be extended the trip towards either side. Generally, Ghorepani and Ghandruk circuit trek can be completed in 4-5 days from Pokhara.

9. Chitwan

Chitwan National Park, located in the Gangetic flat lands of the central Terai, offers a number of authentic experiences to the adventure seekers and eco-tourists. Elephant back-ride safari through the thick bush in search of Asian one-horned Rhinoceros and the elusive Bengal Tiger is a particular adventure in the forests of Chitwan. There are budget to luxury accommodations available in our jungle tour packages.

Chitwan consists of tropical and sub-tropical forests with mostly Sal trees covering about 80% of the area while grasslands cover 12% only. The park is home to more than 68 species of mammals, 55 species of amphibians and reptiles, 546 species of birds and 12 species of fish. One-horned rhinoceros, royal bengal tiger, wild elephant, Pangolin, Python, bengal florican, lesser florican are the endangered fauna found in the park.

Elephant back-ride safari, Jeep safari, Canoeing, Bird watching, Jungle walk, Village tour, visit to EBC (Elephant Breeding Center), visit to Gharial breeding center and typical Tharu culture program in the evening are the major activities available in Chitwan. Tour packages are designed for 2 night/3 days and 3 night/4 days and the programs will be scheduled as per your interest and time-frame.

10. Gorkha and Manakamana

Gorkha is a nice escape from Nepal’s tourist trail and can also be an easy side trip while travelling to Pokhara. It lies 24km north of Abu Khaireni on the Prithvi highway. Gorkha is not just a name of the district, it was the name of the kingdom from where the Shah dynasty hailed. At present, many foreigners still know Nepali people as Gurkhas. While travelling to or from Gorkha, Manakamana Temple can be visited on a cable car ride from Kurintar base of the same highway. Manakamana Temple is famous as the wish fulfilling goddess among Hindu devotees.

King Prithvi Narayan Shah invaded Kathmandu in order to unify the dozends of smaller kingdoms. Afterwards, he moved his capital also to Kathmandu. Therefore, Gorkha holds a historic importance for travellers and Nepali students. There are many important sites to see in Gorkha. King Prithvi Narayan Shah’s palace is known as Gorkha Durbar and sits on a ridge above the town. The complex is a palace, fort and temple all in one. The other major atraction for visitors is the palace museum which holds the artifacts and paintings from the days of Prithvi Narayan Shah.

11. Halesi

Halesi Mahadev Temple lies in the Khotang district of Nepal, about 225 kilometers from Kathmandu. It is one of the most popular destinations among Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims situated at an altitude of 1,355 meters above sea level. The main shrine lies in the cave 67 feet below the land surface. Halesi has a great honour as a religious place by both Hindus and Buddhists. The half-moon shaped entrance faces toward the east.

The cave is round shape with a diameter of around 193 feet. There is a separate cave beneath the main cave. It is believed that the Halesi Cave has been used for dwelling for more than 6000 years. Lord Shiva is believed to have hidden in this cave fearing demon Bhasmasur who had got a blessing to burn to death anyone who he touches.

How to reach Halesi Mahadev?

It takes around 8-9 hours drive to reach the temple. The journey starts from Kathmandu via Dhulikhel along the BP highway passing through Nepalthok, Khurkot, Ghurmi, Okhaldhunga, Jayaram ghat and finally Halesi. Private Helicopter charter service is also available for people with limited vacation.

12. Kalinchok

Kalinchok is a popular pilgrimage destination among Nepali Hindu devotees that lies in Dolakha district of Nepal. Pilgrims have faith on the Goddess of Kalinchok to fulfill their wishes. The temple lies 15km north from Charikot at an elevation of 3,842 meters from sea level. Panoramic views of Mt Gauri Shanker and Langtang Himalayan range are available from the temple courtyard. Kalinchok Cable Car has made easier to visit this Hindu shrine.

13. Gosaikunda Lake

Gosaikunda is one of the most popular glacial lakes of Nepal. Lying at an altitude of 4,380 meters above sea level in Rasuwa district, the lake holds one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in Nepal. During Janai Purnima festival, the lake wears a festive look and attracts a large number of pilgrims. Gosaikunda lies in the Langtang National Park. Gosaikunda is also the originating point of one of Nepal’s major river system- Trisuli or Narayani or Gandaki.

How to get to Gosaikunda?

It needs a good trek from Dhunche to Gosainkunda Lake and return. We can drive by bus or jeep between Kathmandu and Dhunche.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive to Dhunche, 8-9 hours.

Day 02: Trek to Chandanbari, 5-6 hours.

Day 03: Trek to Gosainkunda Lake, 4-5 hours.

Day 04: Visit the Lake and trek back to Dhunche, 8-9 hours.

Day 05: Drive back to Kathmandu, 8-9 hours.

14. Lumbini

Lumbini, the holy birthplace of Lord Buddha and the fountain of world peace, lies in Rupandehi district in mid-western Nepal. It is believed that Mayadevi- the spouse of Shakya King Suddhodhan, gave birth to Siddhartha, who would later become the Lord Buddha, near Pushkarinipond in the middle of sal forest on the day of Baisakh Pooornima (Full Moon Day) in 623 BC.

Buddhist literatures mention that the newly born Siddhartha took seven steps and uttered epoch making message to the suffering humanity immediately after his birth. Lumbini is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular pilgrimage for Buddhists from all over the world. The Ashoka Pillar erected in the western part of Mayadevi Temple is a strong witness which proves that Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini- Nepal.

Places of Interest around Lumbini:

Tilaurakot: About 27 km west of Lumbini lies the ruins of historic Tilaurakot, which is believed to be the capital of Shakya Kingdom (ancient Kapilvastu) where Lord Buddha live till he was 29. There are ruins and mounds of old stupas and monasteries made of kiln-burnt bricks and clay mortar. The remains are surrounded by a moat and the wall of the city is made of bricks. These remains date back to 4th century BC to second century AD.

Taulihawa: About 2 kilometers northwest of Taulihawa on a roadside is the dilapidated village village of Kudan. It is believed that Lord Buddha met his father King Suddhidhan for the first time after his enlightenment in this village. The village lies 28 km south-west of Lumbini. Lord Buddha is believed to have preached five important sutras of Majhimnikaya to 800 disciples at this very place.

Devdaha: Devdaha is an important Budhist site in Nepal. It is believed to be the capital city of Koliya Kingdom. Devdaha is also believed to be the maternal home of Prince Siddhartha and lies in the present Rupandehi district. According to Buddhist literature, Lord Buddha visited Devdaha seven years after his enlightenment. There are various archaeological sites in and around Devdaha.

Ramgram: Ramagram Stupa made of kiln-burn bricks lies on the banks of Jhorahi River in Nawal Parasi. There is a belief that the seven meters tall Stupa houses sacred relic of Lord Buddha. The Stupa was built by the King of Ramgram. As mentioned in the Buddhist literature, the King was one of the eight persons who received the sacred relics of Lord Buddha.

15. Tansen and Rani Mahal

Tansen is a picturesque hill town lying on the lap of the well-known Shrinagar hills. It is also the district headquarters of Palpa district. Tansen is also the hub of Midwest culture of Nepal. A specialty of the region is the much popular Palpali Dhaka, weaved here. Tansen lies at 1,372 meters above sea level. Since Tansen lies between Lumbini and Pokhara, it may be a good idea to combine this place as a side trip while travelling to either side.

Places to see in Tansen:

Rani Mahal: Rani Mahal is adorned by a marvelous building on the banks of the River Kaligandaki, built by the-then Rana governer of Palpa, Khadga Shamsher in memory of his wife Tej Kumari. The 13-kilometer road from Tansen Bazaar to Ranighat passes through a narrow gorge. It also refers to as the Taj Mahal of Nepal.

River Kaligandaki: The Kaligandaki River is one of the main tributaries of Gandaki refers to as sacred by Hindus. The fountainhead of the Kaligandaki is at Muktinath in Mustang that flows southwards creating the deepest gorge in the world.

Satyawati Lake: The Lake lies at 1,400 meters from sea level and takes its name from Goddess Satyawati and is a popular pilgrimage site in the area. Many migratory birds are visible here several times of the year for bird watchers.

16. Sworgadwari

Swargadwari is a famous pilgrimage destination in Nepal that lies at 2,100 meters above sea level about 26km west of Khalanga Bazaar, the district headquarters of Pyuthan. The place is really a confluence of religious and natural beauty of Pyuthan. Swargadwari literally means ‘Doorway to the Heaven’. According to the mythological books, Panchapandav were the last to use the path to heaven.

The panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges gives a feeling that it is truly a paradise. Devotees from Nepal and India travel to this place in a huge number and it is increasing. Every year a special ceremony takes place during the full moon of Baisakh. According to the locals, the temple was established by Guru Maharaj Narayan Khatri (Swami Hamsananda) who spent most of his life in the vicinity looking after the thousands of cows.

How to reach to Swargadwari?

Private vehicles can go up to the temple. However, it is a rural off-road trip from Bhingri to Swargadwari Temple for 14 kilometers. If you prefer to hike along the trail, it can take about 3-4 hours to reach the temple from Bhingri.

17. Rara Lake

Nepal is home to some of the most beautiful lakes in the world. These lakes are of different sizes and varying elevations having spectacular landscape. Rara Lake lies in the Mugu district of Karnali Province of western Nepal. Rara Lake, Nepal’s largest lake with a circumference of 13 kilometers at the altitude of 2,990 meters, is a major natural heritage of the district. The lake offers views of the magnificent peaks such as Sisne and Kanjirowa in the backdrop.

Best Time to visit Rara Lake: September to November and March to May.

How to go to Rara Lake? There are two options to reach Rara Lake, by air or overland.

Option 01: Fly in/Fly out from Kathmandu and/or Nepalgunj/Surkhet

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj or Surkhet, overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Talcha airport, near Rara Lake.

Day 03: Explore around Rara Lake.

Day 04: Fly Talcha to Nepalgunj or Surkhet, then fly to Kathmandu on the same day.

Option 02: Rara Lake Drive in/Drive out Itinerary

Day 01: Drive by Jeep from Kathmandu to Surkhet, overnight in Surkhet.

Day 02: Drive Surkhet to Manma (Kalikot), overnight in Manma.

Day 03: Drive Manma to Rara Lake, overnight at a local lodge.

Day 04: Rara Lake exploration day.

Day 05: Drive Rara Lake to Jumla, overnight in Jumla.

Day 06: Drive Jumla to Surkhet, overnight in Surkhet.

Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu.

18. Janakpur

Janakpur lies at about 225km from Kathmandu towards the south-eastern part of Nepal in province number 2. This city also serves as the capital of province 2. Janakpur has a temple dedicated to Lord Ram and Goddess Sita. The place where they got married, locally known as Bibaha Mandap, is also there, decorated with statues of the pair getting married and other Gods being a witness to their marriage. Janakpur palace also has a museum where old clothes and jewelries from ancient times are showcased.

Janakpurdham is the birthplace of Janaki or Sita, daughter of King Janak. Sita married to Lord Ram after breaking the divine bow of Lord Shiva at a tournament organised by the King Janak. Historic monuments such as Janaki Temple, Shree Ram Mandir, Bibaha Mandap are the notable temples of Janakpurdham. Likewise, Ganga Sagar, Dhanush Sagar, Ratna Sagar are the important ponds to see in Jankapur.

19. Ilam

Ilam is a popular hilly town in eastern Nepal. It is mainly famous for its Kanyam Tea Estate and the view point for Sunrise- Shree Antu. Therefore, Its ILAM TEA is a very famous product largely goes mainly into Europe and America. Ilam is rich because of the great cultural diversity, natural landscape and a flourishing agricultural industry. Potato, cardamom, ginger, red round chilly, milk and broom grass are the major cash crops, including tea being the largest product.

Shree Antu is a small hill town which lies in Suryodaya Municipality of Ilam district. It is a tourist destination well-known as the place to observe sunrise and also famous for tea gardens among local travellers. A tower atop the Shree Antu Hill lying at an elevation of 2,328 meters from sea level is the the best view point for sunrise. The first rays of the sunshine over the Shree Antu Hill is amazing. A small hike through the pine forests with the stunning views of the snowy peaks can be unforgettable for lifetime.

20. Pathibhara

Pathibhara is a famous pilgrimage site located in Taplejung district of eastern Nepal. It is equally popular religious site among Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Pathibhara is a sacred holy place of Goddess of faith. It lies about 20km north-east from Fungling Bazaar at an elevation of 3,794 meters above sea level. Devotees pay their visits to the Pathibhara Devi Temple throughout the year. It is also one of the popular religious places among Nepali and Indian tourists.

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