An important and fascinating World Heritage Site, made up of three large squares filled with shrines, temples and activity; Bhaktapur is the essential Newari city with some of the finest architecture in Nepal. In its heyday (14th-16th centuries) Bhaktapur was the most powerful of the Kathmandu Valley kingdoms and its capital for 300 years.
Despite earthquakes and frequent rebuilding, Bhaktapur today retains a medieval feel; its neighborhoods are still caste oriented and centered around the old ponds or tanks (built to store water for drinking, washing and religious ceremonies) and which continue as a social focal point. Local people here are predominantly farmers or engaged in the traditional crafts of pottery, metalwork, art and woodwork which have supported the city since its establishment in the 12th century to service the trade route between Tibet and India and remain active industries. A fascinating place to explore!
Nepal |Jun 20, 2014
Kumari- The Living Goddess of Nepal sat on her small silver throne, a look of curiosity on her pretty face. Her eyes sparkled, and it was obvious that she couldn’t keep still for long. She was dressed in bright red and orange finery. Her father invited me to sit down on the rug in front of the throne, while her grandmother smiled sweetly at me.
Trekking |Jun 13, 2023
West of the popular Rolwaling and Khumbu trekking regions, and east of Kathmandu, is where begins one of the newer trekking areas of Nepal. The trek begins at Barahabise and ends at Charikot of Dolakaha district on the southern slope of the Gauri Shanker Himal (7,134 m).
Tours |Jun 21, 2023
First you fly to Paro, a small and charming town that’s pretty spic and span anyway you look at it. The flight itself is an experience by itself, flying as will with the magnificent Himalayan peaks in your sight most of the time.
Others |Jun 14, 2023
I had seen this once before, at a Tea House after a never-ending set of stairs. Tonight it was our turn to try our hands at one of the Carrom board games. As a pair of revellers known to partake in pool at dingy bars, we were excited by what looked to be a finger-flicking variation of the common game.
Nepal |Oct 3, 2022
Lets explore the medieval monasteries and indigenous Sherpa people that lives in the upper Himalayan region of the Everest region.
Culture & Festivals |Jun 28, 2023
Bhutan tourism is replete with colorful festivals just as the country is full of ancient monasteries and forts (dzongs). Each monastery or dzong holds an annual festival (Tsechu) which has a dual purpose, one, as a social occasion, and two, as an occasion to keep alive the teachings and philosophies of Buddhism.
Tours |Jun 20, 2023
But, have you seen the Karnali Bridge over the Karnali River in Chisapani? Bet you haven’t! On the other hand, you could have, if you had visited the Bardiya National Park in far west Nepal. Well, Chisapani is not far from this famous park.
Tibet |Jun 28, 2023
In both the great and the not so great monasteries of Tibet, you’ll often find a lot of devotees prostrating themselves on the ground.
Others |Jun 16, 2023
Kathmandu is an ancient city and thus it has a lot of ancient customs, buildings, temples, and so on. Kathmandu also has quite a few ancient shops, of which many are concentrated around the Asan Bazar, the commercial heart of the Capital.
Hotel |Jun 21, 2023
Among all the hotels in Kathmandu, it is truly a heritage hotel, and so recognized by none other than the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), which, in 1980, awarded it the PATA Heritage Award.
Women Empowerment |Jul 19, 2023
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is a success.” A famous quote from Henry Ford proves positive in affiliation to Royal Mountain Travel. Eleven years ago we ventured to the tourism industry of Nepal with a promise to work hard for a better tomorrow and shall execute any barrier, together as a team, that comes in our way.
Volunteer Tourism |Jul 13, 2023
The aftermath of the earthquake on April and May saw the rise of Volunteering in Nepal. So, we – Royal Mountain Travel – as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibilities have prepared a project, Project Nepal, where volunteer tourism is primarily focused