Nagarkot: Population…… Elevation (2195m)
This is a lovely hilly station lying at an elevation of 7,309 feet above the sea level and is not more than 32 kilometers direct east of Kathmandu city. It is a year round holiday resort rich in chlorophyll forestations. As an evergreen area, the pines appear spectacularly beautiful. The panorama of the major peaks belonging to the eastern Himalayas including Mt. Sagarmatha (Everest) can be viewed from here if weather permits. The resort stands best at sunrise plus sunset. Himalayan peaks such as Manaslu (8156m), Ganesh Himal (7111m), Langtang (7246m), Choba Bhamre (6016m), Gaurishankar (7134m) and Numbur (6957m) are also clearly seen from Nagarkot.
Dhulikhel: – Population: 98120 Elevation (1440m)
This is an ancient hill town which is known as ‘Dhoukhyo’ to the indigenous Newars. It is situated 30 kilometers east of Kathmandu city on the side of the Arniko Highway leading to the Tibetan border. From here one can own a complete panoramic view of the snowy flanks ranging from east to west.
Tamang Cultural Tour ( Late King Rhenjen Dorje ) :
This is my village.My village name is “Chukha”.This is situated at Sarsyungkhark V.D.C. in Kavre district of Nepal.My village is decorated by the Hills, north side is Famous river Sunkoshi and south is Roshi Khola between is Timal Chukha. In Timal, there used to be lived Tamang King (Rhenjen Dorje). Which is proved by locally available fossils.
Panouti: – Population: …….. Elevation (………)
Standing in a peaceful valley roughly 6 kilometers south of Banepa, the small beautiful town of Panauti is at a junction of the rivers Roshi and Pungmati. Similar to that of Allahabad in India, a third ‘invisible’ river is declared to join the other two at the confluence point. This town is relatively untouched but where festivals preserving the precious tradition of the indigenous Newars are held. It possesses a number of interesting temples, one of which perhaps the oldest in Nepal. Besides, it is famous for magnificent wood carvings. Panouti once stood at the junction of important trading routes and had a royal palace in its principal square.
Situated on a hill just above Panouti valley is an authentic Buddhist shrine which the indigenous Newars call ‘Namra Bhagawan.’ The name of the religious hamlet itself is all Bhagwan Namra. It requires an easy cruise by automobile or a good trek to get here. Lord Buddha is auspiciously commemorated here by an ancient stone slab and a Stupa (Chaitya to the Nepalese Bhddhists and Chhorten to the Tibetan Buddhists) with the angular eyes of the Enlightened one. The pious forestation is believed to be the exact location where late King Mahastawa (one of the past Buddha incarnations) sacrificed his own flesh for the sake of a dying tigress and her hungry cubs. The Stupa is highly worshipped by Nepalese Buddhists and Tibetan Buddhists. This serene wood proves to be an ideal spot for sentimental meditation.
Situated at an elevation of 6,500 ft above the sea level and 25 km away from Kathmandu city lies Kakani, a famous hill resort. Short treks are made possible. The fabulous holiday area of Kakani features enchanting attractions ranging from the beautiful alpine scenery to the magnificent Himalayan panorama, especially of the Ganesh Himal.
En route to Dakshinkali, situated 9km south-west of Kathmandu, this place is famous for its gorge, said to have been cut by god Manjushri to drain the water from the Kathmandu Valley which was at that time a lake. There is a small but picturesque temple of Adinath on the top of a hill. From this point one has a superb view of snow-clad mountain peaks.