Jun 15, 2024

Celebrate Nepali New Year 2081 with these 21 exciting destinations!

Celebrate Nepali New Year 2081 with these 21 exciting destinations!

Are you looking for an adventurous start to the Nepali New Year 2081? Here’s a list of 21 places you can visit for 1 day of exciting activities!

POKHARA

Pokhara, located 200 km from Kathmandu, offers attractions like Fewa Lake, Davis Fall, Mahendra Cave, and other adventure activities. It is accessible by a 35-minute flight or a 9-hour bus ride from Baglung.

CHITWAN

Chitwan, located approximately 170 km away from Kathmandu, is renowned for attractions like elephant safaris, jungle walks, and birdwatching in chitwan national park, Jalbire Waterfall, Siraichuli, Devghat, Shashwat Dam, etc. It is a six-hour drive from Kathmandu.

PATAN DURBAR SQUARE

Patan Durbar Square, a mere 5 km from Kathmandu, has many Newari temples, museums, and heritage monuments as major attractions. A short 15-minute drive from Ratnapark leads visitors to this cultural hub, where they can delve into the city's rich history and architectural marvels.

NAGARKOT

Nagarkot, approximately 30 km from Kathmandu, promises hiking trails, paragliding opportunities, and panoramic views of the Himalayas. It is about an hour away from Kathmandu.

BHAKTAPUR

Bhaktapur, located 16 km from Kathmandu, offers a rich tapestry of cultural experiences, showcasing Newari tradition, architecture, and cuisine. It is within a quick 30-minute drive from Ratnapark.

BETHANCHOWK NARAYANTHAN

Bethanchowk Narayanthan, approximately 60 km from the Kathmandu valley, offers spectacular views of Mount Everest, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu Himal, Dorje Lakpa, and the Langtang range. It takes about 5 hours to reach the base of the hillstation.

HELAMBU

Helambu: Nestled approximately 72 km northeast of Kathmandu, Helambu is renowned for its ancient monasteries, vibrant markets, the local Tamang and Sherpa communities, and trekking trials. It is about 6 hours away from Kathmandu.

CHANDRAGIRI HILLS

Chandragiri Hills, just 12 km from Kathmandu, offers stunning views of the Himalayan panorama, including Everest and other eight-thousanders. Accessible via a cable car ride or hiking, this vantage point has a temple and various other activities in the Chandragiri resort.

LAKURI BHANJYANG

Lakuri Bhanjyang lies 23 km from Kathmandu and takes about 30 minutes to reach. This popular picnic spot offers views of the valley and mountains, making it an ideal destination for hiking, biking, and nature walks.

SHIVAPURI

Shivapuri, located 32 km from Kathmandu, provides stunning views of the valley below and an opportunity to explore Bagdwar, Bishnu War, and other natural attractions within the national park area. It takes around 1.5 hours to reach.

PHULCHOWKI

Phulchowki is located 28 km from central Kathmandu. This natural hill station is popular for its incredible cityscape and splendid views of the Himalayas, attracting visitors for hiking, birdwatching, and snow activities during the winter. The peak lies a short 5-hour hike away from Kathmandu.

KAKANI

Kakani, approximately 23 km from Kathmandu, offers authentic natural beauty, biking trails, and cultural cuisines. It takes about 1.5 hours to reach.

SUNDARIJAL

Sundarijal, just 17 km from Kathmandu, is known for its waterfalls, stone-paved hiking trails, and landscapes for picnics, hiking, biking, and swimming. It is only half an hour away from Kathmandu.

CHAMPADEVI

Champadevi, situated 2285m above sea level, lies 15 km from Kathmandu. This vantage point offers majestic views of the Himalayas and valleys, picnics, and traditional Nepali settlements. It takes about 5 hours to reach the peak from the base.

GORKHA

Gorkha, located 143 km west of Kathmandu, is famous as the birthplace of Prithvi Narayan Shah and is home to the historic Gorkha Durbar. Visitors can explore ancient temples, intricate architecture, and trekking opportunities like the Manaslu Circuit Trek. It takes about 3 hours to reach.

BALTHALI

Balthali (1730m) lies southeast, around 43 km from Kathmandu. This rich cultural village offers terraced farm fields and village-based activities like mountain biking, hiking, and meditation. You can take a bus to Panauti and then hike for an hour to reach the peak.

LAPSIPHEDI

Lapsiphedi (1550 m) is located 23 km from Kathmandu, and it takes 30 minutes to reach. This hill station is perfect for hiking, mountain biking, camping, and nature walks amidst lush greenery and biodiversity.

KULEKHANI

Kulekhani lies 45 km from Kathmandu and can be reached in 2.5 hours. Known for its

natural settlement and lake activities, this largest artificial lake in Nepal offers boating, fishing, and camping experiences amidst beautiful hills and terraced farmlands.

PHARPING

Pharping, about 23 km from Kathmandu, offers insights into medieval history, local lifestyle, and nature-based habitat, making it an ideal destination for exploration via hiking, biking, or visiting Buddhist monasteries. Yu can reach it via a short 40-minute drive.

DHULIKHEL

Dhulikhel, about 32 km from Kathmandu, provides a serene retreat with its tranquil hiking trails, scattered temples, and spiritual sanctuaries. Accessible within an hour from the Baneshwor area, this town offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage.

SISNERI

Sisneri (1479 m), lies 37 km from Kathmandu in the Makwanpur district. Known for its natural swimming activities, this destination boasts jaw-dropping scenery, remote settlements, and abundant flora and fauna, making it a perfect spot for waterfall exploration and swimming adventures. It takes about 2 hours to reach.

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