Its capital Kathmandu, this rugged Himalayan land famous as home to Mount Everest and Annapurna is calm these days, and still pretty popular with the trekking and backpacking set. Great for Buddhist and Hindu temples, too.

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Top 5 spiritual spots around Kathmandu

At a height of around 1,400 meters (4,600 feet) up in the Himalaya Mountains, the capital of Nepal (pop. 2.5 million) remains an exotic magnet for travelers from all over the world looking to quench their wanderlust, whether they visit independently or with Kathmandu tour packages. And for very good reason this is dubbed "the city of temples" - most of them of the 80-percent-majority Hindu religion but also sites very important to Buddhism, especially as this region is held by tradition to be…

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Lumpini cited in '13 of the World's Most Spiritual & Sacred Places'

“There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places.”                          ― U.S. novelist, poet, essayist, environmental activist, & cultural critic Wendell Berry If you’re a "seeker," who travels in part to deepen your religious and spiritual life, you'll want to read this post to learn more about the 13 most spiritual and sacred places that you can visit once travel starts opening up again. These pilgrimage spots are not merely examples of extraordinary…

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Mount Everest area treks: Nepal's magnificent Gokyo Cho La Pass

Cho La is an outstanding Himalayan pass, 5,420 metres (17,782 ft) above sea level, and the classic Cho La Pass trek (105 kilometers and 20 days round trip) connecting Everest Base Camp and the Gokyo Valley through Khumbu Everest National Park offers truly mesmerizing panoramic views, as well as the marvelous experience of traditional villages with their Sherpa culture and handicrafts. read post

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Points to consider when trekking in Nepal

If you are planning a trekking adventure in Nepal, then your thoughts will be about Everest. But Everest is not all that Nepal has to offer. Nepal is home to some of the world’s most spectacular and grand trekking trails. While many people are up for an adventure, trekking in Nepal is for the valiant and clever. You need to plan meticulously, expect the worst, be flexible with culture, and be prepared to be cold and rained on while trekking down the world’s threatening and most beautiful…

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