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Nepal - Kathmandu Valley & Around (PDF Chapter)
This is the Kathmandu Valley & Around chapter from Lonely Planet’s Nepal guidebook.
The 2015 earthquake took its toll on Kathmandu Valley’s medieval villages and sacred sites, but there is still a huge amount to see, from centuries-old temples to Himalayan viewpoints and two adventurous roads to Tibet.
- lose yourself in the courtyards of Patan on a walking tour, soak in the glorious Newari archi-tecture of its Durbar Square and visit Patan Museum, the best in the country
- explore the fascinating backstreets of Bhaktapur, where grand Newari temples still stand despite the 2015 quake
- join the Tibetan exiles on the kora (clockwise ritual circuit) around the enormous Bodhnath Stupa
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Best Hikes, the Ring Road, Pashupatinath, Chabahil, Bodhnath (Boudha), Kopan Monastery, the Northern Valley, the Northwestern Valley, Ichangu Narayan, Nagarjun Hill (Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park), Budhanilkantha, Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, Patan, Bhaktapur & around, Suriya Binayak Temple, Thimi, Changu Narayan Tem-ple, the Northeastern Valley, Gokarna Mahadev, Gokarna Forest, Sankhu, the Southern Valley, Kirtipur, Chobar, Pharping & around, Bungamati, Khokana, Chapagaon, Godavari & around, the Valley Fringe, Nagarkot, Banepa, Dhulikhel, Panauti & around, Beyond the Valley, Arniko Highway to Tibet and the Road to Langtang.
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