Vision Mountain Inn - Nagarkot
Nagarkot is a village and Village Development Committee located 32 km east of Kathmandu. At an elevation of 2,195 meters, it is considered one of the most scenic spots in NEPAL. It is renowned for its sunrise view of the Himalaya including Mount Everest as well as other snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. Nagarkot is an international tourist destination with spectacular views of the whole Langtang range, sunrise on the mountains and sunset views.
Bhaktapur is an ancient Newar town in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. It is located in the Kathmandu Valley. It is the third largest city in Kathmandu valley and was once the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom until the second half of the 15th century.
Bhaktapur is listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artwork.
It is the home of traditional art and architecture, historical monuments and craft works, magnificent windows, pottery and weaving industries, excellent temples, beautiful ponds, rich local customs, culture, religion, festivals, musical mystic and so on. Bhaktapur is still an untouched as well as preserved ancient city, which in fact, is itself a world to explore for tourists. From time immemorial it lay on the trade route between Tibet and India. This position on the main caravan route made the town rich and prosperous.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a conglomeration of pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The golden effigies of the kings perched on the top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in every place - struts, lintels, uprights, tympanums, gateways and windows all seem to form a well-orchestrated symphony. The main items of interest in the Durbar Square are:
- The Lion Gate
- The Golden Gate
- The Palace of Fifty-five Windows
- The Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla
- Batsala Temple
- The Pashupati Temple
- Nyatapola Temple
- Bhairab Nath Temple
- Dattatraya Temple
- Changu Narayan
- Siddha Pokhari
- Kailashnath Mahadev Statue