Tours to Nepal are an opportunity to visit a colorful country with a diverse culture at very attractive prices. It is called the birthplace of the Buddha and the spiritual capital of the world. Most of the excursion routes include visits to monasteries with their measured life, hiking on the slopes of the Himalayas, trekking tours to Everest, elephant safaris and much more. Holidays in Nepal are rich and varied. This country knows how to surprise and leaves no one indifferent.

The main cities to visit are Kathmandu (the capital of the country), Bhaktapur and Patan. The whole flavor of local life is felt in the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. The city is very lively, there is a lot of life here. The city originated at the intersection of trade routes and was closed to tourists until 1951. But now it is one of the most popular destinations for tourists from different parts of the world.

One of the most popular attractions of the city is the Swayambunath Monkey Temple, the Pashupatinath temple complex, as well as the Bodnath Stupa. Many of the historical monuments have been restored β€” the earthquake of 2015 destroyed almost the entire city, which is still under restoration. Many ancient relics have turned into ruins and are fenced off, you can only see photos of what these places used to be. You can also visit local markets to buy souvenirs: the prices here are very pleasant.

But in the city of Bhaktapur, many architectural monuments have been preserved. Just an hour's drive from Kathmandu, and the "city of artisans" appears before you. It is believed that he best preserved historical traditions and culture. Many people come here to buy the products of local artisans at an attractive cost. The city is included in many tours of Nepal and is famous for its authentic architecture. Ancient red brick temples with carved wooden roofs invariably attract tourists from all over the world.

Another interesting city in tourist Nepal is Patan. It is located close to the capital, south of the Bagmati River. The second name of the city β€” Lalitpur β€” literally means "city of beauty". And this is fully justified: the city is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. There are a large number of attractions that are worth seeing. Most tours start from the main Durbar Square with an abundance of temples.

Cuisine of Nepal

The culinary culture of the country can be called a special attraction: there are even gastronomic tours that introduce the peculiarities of local cuisine.
As in most Asian countries, the main dish here is boiled rice β€” dal. Various "additions" are served to it: vegetable stew with curry, lentils, soy. In mountainous areas, in addition to rice, there are always potatoes, wheat, and millet in the diet of local residents.

Meat is a delicacy for Nepalis. Its cost is high, and it is served only on holidays. As a rule, this is buffalo, yak, chicken or goat meat. Here, as in India, the cow is considered a sacred animal, so beef is banned.

Russian tourists are often surprised by the fact that there are no soups in the cuisine of Nepal. They are not cooked here at all. Another amazing dish is mamo. These are similar to our lamb dumplings, only larger and steamed. The price for lunch in local establishments is very affordable: you can easily eat in the range of $ 10-15.

They do not disdain alcohol here either. The local rice vodka roxy is very strong, more than 40 degrees.