Top 6 Best Kept Secret Places Around Kathmandu Valley 3 comments


Here we present the best kept secret places around Kathmandu valley which you should definitely visit.

 

1 Bhotechaur Tea Garden
One hour drive from Kathmandu this beautiful tea garden is located at Bhotechaur VDC. The best way to reach is in private vehicle (bike/car). Alternatively, you can take public transportation to Sankhu bus park then trek from there. Spare at least a full day to enjoy the whole tea garden and spectacular views surrounding.

Everest Tea Garden at Bhotechaur VDC. (Picture Robert Woolam)

Everest Tea Garden at Bhotechaur VDC. (Picture Robert Woolam)

 

2 Balthali Village

Balthali village is situated 40 km south east of Kathmandu just beyond Panauti town in Kavre.  This culturally and naturally rich village is a little piece of untouched Nepal that all the tourists yearn to find.

Spectacular view from Balthali village Kavre (Picture Balthali Resort)

Spectacular view from Balthali village Kavre (Picture Balthali Resort)

 

3 Chandragiri Hills
Probably the most beautiful a day hike in Kathmandu valley which take us to amazingly beautiful Chandragirl hill (2275 meters). You can have the most astonishing views of Himalayas from there. It is also heaven for birdwatchers and wildlife lovers. Start a hike from Matatirtha near Kirtipur.

Chandragiri Hills. (Picture Sujan Adhikari Twitter)

Chandragiri Hills. (Picture Sujan Adhikari Twitter)

 

4 Khokana Village

This typical tiny Newari village has its own history that has retained its tradition and culture. It is a living museum and recalls medieval times. Just 8 km south of Kathmandu, this traditional village at Lalitpur district is a must visit.

A living museum of medieval times, Khokana village.

A living museum of medieval times, Khokana village.

 

5 Pullahari Monastery

This monastry is located at Kapan hills. You can have a breathtaking scenic view from the monastery. A heavenly and quiet place to meditate and enjoy nature.  You can visit the 3rd Jamgön Kongtrül Rinpoche’s relics and stupa inside.

Pullahari Monastery in Kathmandu. (Picture : khoryug.com)

Pullahari Monastery in Kathmandu. (Picture : khoryug.com)

 

6 Taudaha Lake

A small and beautiful lake in the outskirts of Kathmandu, arguably  only clean water body remaining in Kathmandu valley. The name comes from a combination of Newari words ‘Ta’, meaning snake and ‘Daha’, which means lake.

Taudaha lake near Chobhar.Taudaha lake near Chobhar.

Taudaha lake near Chobhar. (Picture tanchoppa.wordpress)

 

These are just some of the hidden gems around Kathmandu valley. If you know more, do share below in comment box, of course except those regular places such as Nagarkot, Dakshinkali, Sundarijal, Godavari, Garden of Dreams etc.


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