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Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal

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How does one describe a land that is home to some of the tallest and mightiest mountains in the world? A land blessed by God? Kathmandu the capital of Nepal is a fine example of mixing cultures, philosophy and religions. The city can go from being modern and hip to quit and meditative in a matter of minutes.

Kathmandu offers an eyeful to the visitors. It houses two of the most important religious monuments to two different faiths. There is the Boudhanath Stupa that is sacred to the Buddhists and the largest stupa in Nepal and the Pashupatinath Temple that is holy to the Hindus. There are many more temples all around the city including the ones in the Darbar Square, the erstwhile home of the royal family. It is a must visit spot for coming to Kathmandu.

On the other hand is the market at Thamel, a colourful, vibrant and bustling market that is a shoppers paradise for all mountaineers and trekkers. Here also are pubs and bars, some hidden away in allays and side streets but none will disappoint. Music, drinks, exceptional food and the chatter or happy climbers discussing their last or next climb. In Thamel you will find a wide variety of people from all over the world hoping for a successful climb.

Adventure also lies within reach and in a few hours you can be in Pokhara where all the adventure madness of Nepal will reach you. From rafting to bungee jumping there is much to thrill you here.

Pack that backpack and experience an adventure like never before.