A trekkers' paradise, Nepal combines Himalayan views, golden temples, charming hill villages and jungle wildlife watching to offer one of the world's great travel destinations.
The first stupa at Boudhanath was built sometime after AD 600, when the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo, converted to Buddhism. In terms of grace and purity…
The Swayambhunath Stupa is one of the crowning glories of Kathmandu Valley architecture. This perfectly proportioned monument rises through a whitewashed…
Located outside the main compound, but easily accessible by bike, the impressive gleaming-white World Peace Pagoda, one of the world's greatest stupas,…
With strong touches of Angkor Wat, this colourful fantasy due for completion in 2018 is already one of the most fascinating temples in Lumbini. The temple…
Close to the north end of the pond, this stunning and imposing wat (Thai-style monastery) is built from gleaming white marble. The blue-roofed meditation…
This elegant monastery is one of the most impressive structures at Lumbini. Reached through a gateway flanked by dogs of Fo, the elegant pagoda-style…
Kathmandu's royal palace, known as the Hanuman Dhoka, was originally founded during the Licchavi period (4th to 8th centuries AD), but the compound was…
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Best Things to Do
Nepal offers an incredible range of experiences, activities and adventures. Here are the very best things to do there.Read article
Despite being only a smidge bigger than New York state, Nepal can be a tricky place to explore. Here are the best ways to get around this mountain nation.Read article
Nepal is famed for its world-class trekking, historic cities and abundant wildlife, and with visas available on arrival, it's easy to visit. Here's how.Read article
Money and Costs
Nepal is one of the cheapest countries in Asia for travelers but costs can add up once you factor in activities. Try our tips for budget travel in Nepal.Read article
Best Road Trips
Nepal is famous for its trekking trails, but the roads offer plenty of adventures at less dizzying altitudes. Here's a guide to Nepal's best road trips.Read article
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