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Ritco ToursSerenely nestled against the backdrop of magnificent Himalayan ranges, Nepal is located to the north east of India. In fact, landlocked Nepal is sandwiched between China and India. Nepal shares her eastern and southern border with Indian states of Uttranchal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim. The small nation has a territory of 147,181 sq. km and a population of 23.5 million. The only Hindu nation in the world, Nepal is the birth place of Lord Buddha and proudly proclaims the presence of world's largest mountain peak-Mount Everest in her territory. Nepal has attracted tourists from all over the world as the country has a vast array of attractions that include breathtaking scenic beauty, religious places, historical spots and evergreen tropical forests.

How To Reach ?
» Flights : There are flights to Kathmandu international airport from many destinations of the world. They include Bangkok, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Dubai, Varanasi and several other cities.

» Buses : There are bus services to Nepal including Kathmandu from some of the Indian states bordering Nepal. Tourists are requested to contact government tourism offices or their tour operator to know timings of buses to Nepal.

When To Visit ?
March-May and September-December

Where To Stay ?
Ritco ToursAccommodation facilities in Nepal's capital Kathmandu are very well developed. Hotels are easily available in the budget and mid-range categories. Many star category hotels are also available. However, the scenario may be different in other parts of Nepal. Tourists are advised to check accommodation availability while travelling to other parts of Nepal.

What To Do ?
» Sightseeing : There are numerous attractions to see in Nepal. The cities cradled by the snow wrapped Himalayas, the mystic valleys, the quaint surroundings, smiling people all adds to the charm of Nepal.

» Shopping : The best buys of Nepal are local handicrafts and handloom, woolens, decoratives and Hindu religious items. Kathmandu is developing as one of the popular shopping destinations in Asia.

» Eating-Out : Although there are few variations, Indian and Nepalese cuisine has many similarities. Nepal's capital Kathmandu has a variety of restaurants.

What To See ?
Ritco Tours» Kathmandu Valley : Nepal's capital city of Kathmandu offers many attractions to tourists. Tourists can visit Durbar Square, royal residential quarter of Bhupendra Malla, temple of Nytapole in pagoda style and other temples of the place. The 2500 years old Bodhnath Stupa, a holy place for Tibetan Buddhists is also located here. The world famous Pashupatinath temple is also thronged by a large number of devotees. In the Kathmandu valley is Gaida Wild Life Camp which is the natural habitat of the Asiatic tiger & leopard. Dhulikhel is a small township in the valley which is at an altitude of 6000 ft. and offers superb views of Cho Oyu in the east to Himalchuli in the west. Patan: Patan is a fabulous holiday destination near Kathmandu famous for beautiful alpine scenery to the magnificent Himalayan panorama. The peaks that can be closely seen from the place are Gaurishanker (7,134m.), Choba Bhamre (6,109 m), Manaslu (8,163 m), Himalchuli (7, 893m) and Annapurna ( 8,091m).

» Pokhara Valley : The Pokhara Valley is one of the most picturesque spots of Nepal. The valley has lovely lakes of Phewa, Begnas and Rupa. Situated at an altitude of 827 meters above the sea level, Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre and the five peaks of Annapurna .

Pilgrimages in Nepal
Ritco Tours» Lumbini : Lumbini is the birth place of Lord Buddha. It is situated 250 kms south-west of Kathmandu. The items still preserved in Lumbini are the broken Ashokan Pillar, remnants of old monastery and images of Buddha’s mother Maya Devi. Lumbini has become a pilgrimage destination for Buddhists.

» Panauti : Panauti is a place that has many lovely temples and old structures. Some of the structures of the place belong to the medieval period. The drive to Panauti is through beautiful countryside.

» Namo Buddha : Namo Buddha is visited by Buddhists in large numbers. There is an ancient stone slab and a stupa here which are considered very sacred by followers of the religion.

Other Attractions
Ritco Tours» Helambu : Helambu is famous for its scenic grandeur and pleasant climate.There are many Buddhist monasteries amidst a rich and enchanting landscape. Sundarijal is the starting point to trek to Helambu which is mere 11-km away from Kathmandu.

» Gorkha : Gorkha is the birth place of King Prithivi Narayan Shah, the founder of modern Nepal. It is situated on a hill overlooking the snowy peaks of the Himalayas. There is also a beautiful old palace known as Gorkha Durbar. There are two attractive temples of Gorakhnath and Kaliinside the palace premises.

Tourism has emerged as one of the biggest industries of picturesque Nepal. The scenic beauty of the country attracts tourists from all parts of the globe.

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