The 10 best places to visit in Nepal
Mystical Nepal is home to eight of the ten highest peaks in the world including Everest, giving you glorious panoramic views to admire.
Immerse yourself in Nepal’s rich cultural heritage by discovering the magical monuments of Kathmandu Valley and fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites including national parks. Or you can just relax by sparkling lakes and in lofty hotels as you admire spectacular views of misty mountain ranges. Finish the day with a hearty Nepalese bowl of thukpa and steaming momos – delicious!
The best places to visit in Nepal
Our guide to the best places to visit in Nepal shows you all the must-see sights both on and off the beaten track.
Nicknamed the ‘City of Temples’ due to its numerous pagodas, stupas, and temples lining the narrow, cobbled backstreets, Kathmandu is the beating heart of the country. Nepal’s capital city has an iconic Durbar Square, surrounded by the palaces of the Malla and Shah rulers. Kathmandu has a more modern side with its lively music, cuisine and art scene, along with commercial districts and ongoing development projects.
View the colourful bustle of marigold sellers, saffron-clad sadhus (religious holy people), wandering cows, and pigeons from the terraced platforms of the Manju Devul tower. This scene has stayed virtually unaltered over the decades.
Head to Swayambhunath’s hilltop ‘Monkey Temple’, down to Pashupatinath’s Shiva temple on the banks of the Bagmati River and journey to Boudhanath Stupa on the mediaeval trade route to Tibet.