The Kathmandu Valley is a region of 230 sq.miles (600 sq. km.) in the the Bagmati zone in central Nepal, and is home to three of the largest cities in Nepal, including Kathmandu itself, as well as hundreds of smaller towns and villages.
Buddhist Temple of Boudhanath, Kathmandu
- Swayambhunath -- the monkey temple.
- Pashpatinath -- the royal cremation ghats.
- Boudhanath -- the largest Buddhist Stuppa outside of Tibet.
- Daksinkali -- Holy river gorge and site of weekly animal sacrifices.
- Gorkhanath Caves --
- Parping -- sacred caves associated with Guru Rinpoche, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism.
- Chobhar Hill Village -- Ancient Hill Village, origins from the 12th century.
- Chobhar Gorge -- Gorge through which all the waters of Kathmandu Lake were drained.
- Chobhar Caves -- Tectonic Limestone formations measuring some 1250 meters.
- Adithnath Temple -- Renovated in the 15th Cent., Adithnath is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists.
Hire a taxi and get around the Kathmandu Valley.