Famous Buddhist monasteries in Nepal

1.    Bouddhanath Monastery

Temples in Nepal
Bouddhanath Monastery, Nepal’s largest monastery located east of Kathmandu. It is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world. Boudhanath Stupa is one of Nepal’s most holy sites for the Buddhist faith. The atmosphere of the whole place lightens up with zest as fragrance of incense drifts through the air. This Stupa, a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site, is included in World Heritage Cultural site list by UNESCO. After Chinese invasion in 1959, Tibetans in thousands came to this famous Buddhist Chaitya and energized the Stupa. In the Tibetan New Year the most popular festival Lhosar celebrated here in every February.

2.    Swoyambhunath Monastery

Temples in Nepal
Swayambhunath Monastery is a legendary Buddhist shrine that sits on a hill top of the Kathmandu valley. It is regarded as one of the oldest Monastery in the world. The word Swayambhunath means “the self-existent” in English. It is an important pilgrimage place for many Buddhists and Hindus around the world. The temple is also known as the monkey temple, large tribe of monkeys can seen every time. Swayambhunath Monastery is complete with Buddha eyes looking out across the valley, an iconic symbol. This Swayambhunath monastery offers an opportunity to study the religious harmony.  It is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu Valley.

3.    Kopan Monastery

Kopan monastries
Kopan the Tibetan Buddhist monastery situated on the hillock behind the Bouddhanath Stupa. Located at the top of Kopan Hill, the Kopan Monastery, and Tibetan Buddhist home with over 300 monks. Dominated by a magnificent Bodhi tree, it was once the home of the astrologer to the king of Nepal. The Kopan Monastery also offers panoramic view of the town of Boudha below and the spectacular Himalayan mountain range. More than hundreds of visitors come to visit here yearly from around the world.

4.    Namoduddha Monastery

Namo-Buddha
Namo Buddha a very beautiful Buddhist monastery lies 38 km east of Kathmandu with 1,750 meters. Namo Buddha is one of the most important pilgrim sites in the valley, particularly for Tibetan Buddhists. In one of his previous lives as a prince, it was here that the Buddha gave up his body out of compassion for a starving tigress and her cubs. It has an amazing story concerned with the Buddha which is commemorated by an ancient stone slab and a Stupa with the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This holy land is very relaxing and easy places. Namo Buddha temple is designed by Thrangu Rinpoche as a representation of the three yana or path, it is beautiful, elegant and filled with symbolic meaning as befits this holy Buddhist pilgrimage place.

5.    Lumbini Monastery

Maya Devi Temple
Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha is one of the most popular holiest pilgrimage places in the world. Lumbini is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the four major Buddhist holy places commemorating the most significant events in the Buddha’s life.  Each reflects the unique interpretation of Buddhism of its home nation and together the monasteries create a fascinating map of world Buddhist philosophy. Attractive part of Lumbini is the temple of Maya Devi. This temple, dedicated to the mother of lord Buddha- Maya Devi, was excavated a few years ago. The main attraction of Lumbini remains the Sacred Mayadevi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, sacred pond, China Temple etc. The shrines and monasteries built by different countries and in different times reflect the architectural traditions of the respective countries, and thus giving Lumbini an international feel with a message of universal friendship and brotherhood.

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Top 5 most beautiful places in Nepal

Nepal is a spectacularly beautiful country in the world that is best known for its magnificent panoramic mountain views. World’s Height Mountains the Mount Everest (8848m) is in this country Nepal. Nepal is most popular trekking destination in the world.

1.  Mount Everest (8848m)

Everest

Mt Everest the world’s highest mountain, located in a south eastern part of Nepal. Mount Everest is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Thousands of tourists come to visit and fall in love with the cold and mountainous wilderness of this skyrocket. Mount Everest is part of the Himalaya mountain range along the border of Nepal and Tibet. Mt. Everest is an attractive destination in the world because it is known as “Mother of the earth”. Everest is one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights and an Everest base camp trek the perfect adventure!

  2. Lumbini ( Birth place of Lord Buddha)

Lumbini

 

Lumbini is located in the South-Western Terai of Nepal. Lumbini Birth Place of Lord Buddha is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal and all over the world. Lord Buddha was born in famous gardens of Lumbini, which became a place of the pilgrimage site. Lumbini is ancient historical places and has become the most attractive destination of Buddhism. Sacred area of Lumbini is one of the holiest places with world’s great religions and its remains contain important evidence about the nature of Buddhist pilgrimage centers from a very early period. Lumbini is such an amazing place in Nepal. The main attractions of Lumbini are Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, and Buddhist Monasteries. Ashoka Pillar is one of the famous historic landmarks in Lumbini. Maya Devi Temple is the prime attraction of this place that is the befitting examples of the Buddhist culture.

  3. Pokhara City

 

Pokhara is located 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. Pokhara is one of the most beautiful and romantic places in Nepal. It is a natural gift to our country. Pokhara city is surrounded by the green hills and Snowfall Mountain onpokhara taal the north side. Pokhara is the only City that has several rivers flowing within itself. The main attractions of Pokhara are Devi’s fall, Fewa Lake, World Peace Pagoda, Mahendra Cave, Barahi Temple, International mountain museum etc. The cultural significance town Pokhara lifestyles of different people in aggregate reflect. The Devi‘s Falls is a sink hole, a lovely waterfall. The International Mountain Museum is the home of mountaineers, adventurers, and summiteers worldwide. Barahi Temple is the most important monument in Pokhara.

 4. Chitwan National Park

RhinoChitwan National Park is another most beautiful place in Nepal. Chitwan National Park in the central Terai lowlands is the best wildlife and nature viewing places. Chitwan National Park is glorified with diverse wildlife and exotic bird species and it’s also recognized by UNESCO as Natural Heritage Site. Chitwan National Park reveals an unexpected side to Nepal yet an attractive proposition for nature lovers. Chitwan has also supported a great variety of flora and fauna.  It is the home of some of the most endangered animals on earth, with one horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal tiger including many species of mammals, birds, insects, and reptiles.

5. Kathmandu City

Best of Nepal TourKathmandu, the capital of Nepal has the long history and it has many historical and cultural heritages. Kathmandu is also beautiful places in Nepal. This City is also known as the city of gods and goddess; it consists of many cultural heritage sites that make the city unique. Kathmandu offers to everyone some excellent sightseeing options. Kathmandu is home to most of the world heritages enlisted by UNESCO. Kathmandu has the most developed infrastructure in the country. During this city tour, one can explore Pashupatinath, greatest Hindu temple, Swyambunath, Buddhist shrine to the hill top and Hanumandhoka Durbar square, a historical palace area is few spots among many others.

 

Top 10 highest mountains in the world

Himalayan is the highest mountain and considered as ‘freshwater reserves’ in the form of glacier, ice and snow which face extensive effects of climate change. Tallest mountains of the worlds are some of the most majestic and beautiful things that one can be blessed enough to witness in their lifetime. Mountains are a very beautiful and physical dream of the land. Nepal has 8 out of 10 highest peaks in the world including Mt. Everest.

 

1.    Mount Everest (8848m), Nepal

Mt Everest is highest peak of the world, located in a south eastern part of Nepal. Highest mountain of the worldThe elevation of Highest Peak Mount Everest has 8848m above the sea-level. Mount Everest is c

called “Sagarmatha” in Nepali or Chomolungma in Tibetan. Mt Everest got its name after a survey by the Land  Surveyor General ’Sir George Everest’ that first tried to locate the exact position of the peak. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary became the first ever people on earth to climb Mount Everest in May 1953.

 

2. Mount K2 (8611m), Pakistan

Second highest peak of the worldMount K2 is the world’s second highest mountain (8611m) after Mount Everest. It is situated on the border of China and Pakistan. The name K2 stands for the 2nd peak in the Karakoram Range. Climbing to K2 is a very difficult task, but still, about 250 climbers have successfully reached the top of K2. A huge ice pyramid stands away from all the rest of the peaks of K2. Italian expedition was Tech became the first to climb Mount K2 in 1954

 

3. Mount Kanchenjunga (8586m), Nepal

Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world, height with 8586 meters. It is located in western part of Nepal. Kanchenjunga is also known as “The Five Treasures of Snows” because it is blessed with five treasures of God that are gold, silver, gems, grains and holy books. Joe Brown and George Band successful climbed it as first people of the world in 1955.

 

4. Mount Lhotse (8511m), Nepal

Mount Lhotse is a fourth highest mountain in the world. Its height is 8511 meters. Mount Lhotse is connected to Mount Everest. It is extremely dangerous and dramatic rocky route. Lhotse is located on the border Nepal and Tibet. It is also known as one of the most deadly mountains in the world, because of many failed attempts and fatalities while trying to climb. Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger successful climbed this peak in 1956.

 

5. Mount Makalu (8462m), Nepal

Mount Makalu is the fifth highest mountain on the earth, with an elevation of 8463 meters. Mount Makalu has very sharp edges and steep pitches, making it quite tough to climb. Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid. Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy successful climbed this peak in 1955, as first people on the earth to climb it.

 

6. Mount Cho Oyu (8201m), Nepal

Mount Cho Oyu is located in Himalaya range and in Nepal, a sixth highest mountain in the world. Its height is 8201m meters. It is one of the easiest mountains to climb. H. Tichy, S. Jochler, Pasang Lama was the first men who reached on Cho Oyu in October 1954. Cho Oyu is also known as the “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan.

 

7. Mount Dhaulagiri  (8167m), Nepal

Mount Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world, located in the north of central Nepal. The elevation of this Peak is 8167 meters. Dhaulagiri has become the pivot point of the tourists and climbers. The name Dhaulagiri means “White Mountain”. Dhaulagiri also called the White Mountains for being one of the eight thousand lists. K. Diemberger, P. Diener, Nyima Dorji, Nawang Dorji have climbed it in May 1960.

 

8. Mount Manaslu (8163m), Nepal

Mount Manaslu is an eighth highest mountain in the world, located in Nepal Himalaya with an elevation of 8163 meters. Surrounding by rock hard ice which covers a large area at the bottom of the mountain is one of the most interesting things to see. The meaning of the Manaslu is “Mountain of the Spirit”. T. Imanishi from Japan became the 1st ever person to climb Manaslu in 1956.

 

9. Nanga Parbat (8125m), Pakistan

Nanga Parbat is the world’s ninth tallest mountain in the world. It is located on south side of Indus River in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan.  Nanga Parbat means “Naked Mountain”. The elevation of this Peak is 8125 meters. It is also known as the Killer Mountain because lots of climbers died in the first half of the twentieth century. Hermann Bahl from Australia was the first one to ever climb Nanga Parbat in 1953.

 

10. Mount Annapurna (8091m), Nepal

Mount Annapurna is a tenth highest mountain of the earth, located in central Nepal with an elevation of 8091 meters. Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which refers as Goddess of the Harvests. This Annapurna peak which is the world’s most dangerous to climb. Annapurna conservation area is first and largest conservation area of Nepal with 7,629 sq. km.  M. Herzog and L.Lachenal from France reaches on this mountain on 3 June 1950 as the first climber.

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