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Nepal or officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked sovereign nation located in South Asia. By land mass, Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country and the 41st most populous country. Nepal is located in the Himalayas and is bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and by the Republic of India to the south, east, and west. Nepal's capital Kathmandu is largest metropolis in the country.

It is very mountainous in the northern area of Nepal and it has eight of the world's ten tallest mountains. These include the highest point on Earth which is Mount Everest and is called Sagarmatha in Nepali. While the northern part of Nepal is mountainous, the southern Terai region is fertile and humid. Lumbini, which is the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, is located in this region. Lumbini is one of the holiest places of one of the world's great religions, and the remains of the place contains important evidence about the nature of Buddhist pilgrimage centres from as early as the third century BC.

Bodhnath Stupa - Located in Bodhnath, The first stupa at Bodhnath was built around AD 600, when the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo, converted to Buddhism. Legend claims that the king constructed the stupa as an act of penance after unwittingly killing his father. Unfortunately in the 14th century, the first stupa was wrecked by Mughal invaders so the current stupa is a more recent construction. Travellers who will visit this place should reach the top of the plinth and look for the gateway at the north end of the stupa, beside a small shrine dedicated to Hariti or Ajima, who is the goddess of smallpox. The plinth is open from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Bhaktapur - This place is the third of the medieval city-states in the Kathmandu Valley and is also the best preserved. Bhaktapur has three major squares full of towering temples that comprise some of the finest religious architecture in the entire country. Travellers should consider locations such as Nyatapola Temple, Bhairabnath Temple, Ugrachandi and Bhairab Statues, and Til Mahadev Narayan Temple.

Mountain Flight - In Kathmandu, it is a good idea to take an early morning scenic mountain flight along the spine of the Himalayas for close-up views of Mount Everest and other peaks from a distance of just five nautical miles. All major airlines offer the hour-long flights and every single passengers on these 6-30 seat turbo props is guaranteed a window seat.

How to get around within Nepal

The major method of getting around Nepal is via buses, microbuses and taxis. These are available all over the country and can bring you from point A to point B. However, travellers must also consider that these bus rides can get extremely uncomfortable due to the quality of the roads in Nepal and as well as the issue of overcrowding.

How to get there

There are many domestic airports in Nepal, but Tribhuvan International Airport is the gateway to Kathmandu and is the most preferred airport of most travellers. In order to get to Tribhuvan International Airport, travellers can book a flight via Skyscanner. The cheapest flights from airlines such as Air Asia X, Air China, Buddha Air, Dragonair, Etihad Airways, Korean Air, Nepal Airlines, and Thai Airways can be booked in Skyscanner. 

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