Landmarks in Nepal
Visit the state of Nepal in South Asia on a round trip! Nepal is a multiethnic state, culturally and ethnically a mosaic of minorities, so to speak, with over 100 different ethnic groups. Nepal is particularly known for the high mountain region of the Himalaya Mountains, the starting point for the many expeditions to the world-famous Mount Everest. The capital Kathmandu is also worth a visit, with the tourist district Thamel and the representative buildings of the government and the royal family. Get to know the Kingdom of Nepal on a study trip!
Traveling to Nepal is the dream of many. Around 800,000 tourists put this wish into practice every year and primarily explore the Kathmandus region, the capital of the Asian landlocked country. The Kathmandu valley is home to one of the most visited sanctuaries in Nepal: the Bodnath stupa.
Why is a visit to the Bodnath Stupa particularly worthwhile?
The hemispherical structure rises 36 meters, making it the largest stupa in Nepal. At the same time, the site is considered the holiest temple of Tibetan Buddhism beyond the borders of Tibet. It is estimated that the sacred building was built in the 14th century. The Bodnath stupa is not only important from a religious point of view: for centuries it was a stopover on the trade route between Kathmandu and Lhasa, the capital of Tibet.
To this day, the Tibetan culture shapes the population of the surrounding town of Boudha. The stupa itself is framed by numerous temples, which from 1959 provided shelter for many refugees from Lhasa. If you visit the sanctuary of Bodnath in the late afternoon, you will witness this unique culture. Numerous locals then make their way to the stupa with butter lamps, recite mantras or use the special place for a casual chat with friends.
It is a religious custom to walk clockwise around the monument. A visit to the site during the full moon is an unforgettable experience: Then the place in front of the Bodnath Stupa shines in the light of countless butter lamps. The hill-like shape of the stupa goes back to the original purpose of these sacred buildings: for a long time they served as burials for Buddhist ascetics who were buried in a seated position. In Buddhism, stupas are also a symbol of enlightenment.
The Jaljale Himal is a trek or hiking trail in the east of Nepal that offers a breathtaking landscape above the clouds. Nepal – that is the name of a magical, adventurous country. The Jaljale Himal is relatively unknown compared to the Mount Everest Trekking or the Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking. Eastern Nepal has countless impressive mountain peaks – including four of the five highest peaks in the world. Kangchenjunga, which is the third highest peak in the country or on earth, looks more imposing than any other. The mountain peak looms over the landscape like a lonely, breathtaking citadel – a masterpiece of the tides.
The magic of the Himalayas
Hiking in the foothills of the Himalayas offers impressively dramatic close-ups of Kangchenjunga and its neighbor, Jannu – rough, sharp-edged mountain formations that captivate the eye of every hiker who wanders through this lonely area. Strolling along these trekking paths takes you through rhododendron forests to magical hilltops. Every now and then you pass one of Nepal’s most beautiful villages, where you can meet many of the interesting, earthy people who call this area their home. The east of Nepal offers many tours at low to low altitude, from which one can throw memorable and breathtaking views of the Himalayas. In addition, one can see many seldom visited tribal villages where weekly bazaars are held,
For families and adventurers
The Jaljale Himal is a trek ideal for families, groups, or adventurers. Whether you just want to hike for a week or a month, there is plenty to do, see and explore here. The hiking trail offers easy as well as demanding treks into the mountains. They last between one and four weeks, depending on whether you choose a challenging trek, a moderate hike in the foothills, or a trek at a low altitude.
Anyone traveling in Nepal cannot ignore the capital Kathmandu. The entire region, which attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world every year, has countless sights to offer. An absolute must for visitors from home and abroad is Durbar Square in the center of Kathmandu as the religious and social center of the city. The so-called Königsplatz in front of the old royal palace has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for many years. Durbar Square is lined with many Hindu and Buddhist temples and pagodas. However, many of these historical structures, which were built between the 12th and 18th centuries, were destroyed in a strong earthquake in the spring of 2015. Many remains of the buildings can still be seen around the huge square. Work is currently feverishly on rebuilding the valuable facilities. Since June 2015 the world-famous Durbar Square can be visited again. Every day, countless souvenir dealers sell their traditional goods across the entire square, including valuable art objects, carpets and carvings. There is also a Durbar Square in the nearby royal cities of Bhaktapur and Patan, although each is significantly smaller than the Durbar Square in Kathmandu. The best time to visit Kathmandu are the spring months of March and April. Carpets or carvings. There is also a Durbar Square in the nearby royal cities of Bhaktapur and Patan, although each is significantly smaller than the Durbar Square in Kathmandu. The best time to visit Kathmandu are the spring months of March and April. Carpets or carvings. There is also a Durbar Square in the nearby royal cities of Bhaktapur and Patan, although each is significantly smaller than the Durbar Square in Kathmandu. The best time to visit Kathmandu are the spring months of March and April.