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Hanging Bridge of Ghasa

From the series “The Most Dangerous Bridges in the World”
The Hanging Bridge of Ghasa situated in Nepal belongs to those facilities, the mere appearance of which is breathtaking. It is close to the village of the same name and is actively used for ferrying not only people, but also cattle. Cattle have remained the principal mean of livelihood for locals for many years. A huge amount of pets resulted in the construction of the bridge.
Before that, herds of animals were constantly accumulated in and around the village, occupying the narrow mountain road almost completely. Today, hundreds of shepherds and animals move freely across the bridge and get access to picturesque pastures.
The narrow bridge is laid at a great height; moreover, it is quite narrow and extremely unstable to wind gusts occurring regularly in this area. Passing through the bridge has become a familiar event for locals, but not all the travelers would be courageous enough. Despite the fact that the bridge looks quite fragile and badly shaken, it is very reliable and, the most importantly, it is equipped with high railings. Some shepherds put blinders on animals to make later behave quietly on the bridge; thanks to flaps animals overcome obstacles calmly and aren’t distracted by opening views of the Himalayas. ... Complete sights collection

Kali Gandaki Gorge

From the series “The Deepest Canyons on the Planet”
Kali Gandaki Gorge and the river flowing along its bottom owe their names to Hindu goddess Kali, who is the personification of the powerful forces of nature. The exact depth of the canyon remains unknown; it’s estimated that latter is more than 6,000 meters deep. Kali Gandaki Gorge is surrounded by majestic mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, whose height is more than 8,000 meters. Annually snow-capped peaks attract thousands of travelers. If tourists consider these places to be natural landmarks, then for the indigenous peoples they have been sacred since ancient times.
The bravest among locals regularly go to one of the gorges to find in the muddy waters some sacred stones called saligrams. Last are really quite unusual; they are fossils of shellfish that has lived in the river millions of years ago. These amazing stones are valued more than gold in India because of their unique healing properties. Travelers would be able to devote some time to this dangerous and fun activity too. They can get to the bottom of the gorge only accompanied by an experienced guide; only locals know the best short and relatively easy way to the banks of the river. Saligram is just one of the many mysteries of Kali Gandaki Gorge. ... Complete sights collection

The Last Resort Bridge

From the series “Thrilling Points for Bungee Jumping”
In Nepal is the real spa resort for extreme sports fans - The Last Resort. There is a deep ravine on the territory of the 'Kurzone', on the bottom of which flows the river Bhote Koshi. Above this ravine was the steel bridge, which is used today for the jumps. The height of the bridge is 160 meters. On the bottom of the ravine there are always a few people waiting to take the jumpers and to help them get free after the jump.
Bunjee-Jumping is not the only breathtaking entertainment available to spa guests. You can ride the boat on the stormy mountain river, try the attraction swing and fly over the canyon, as well as try a lot of other ways that will help to overcome the altitude. The price of the jump is relatively low and makes about 90 USD. As a reminder of the breathtaking adventure, all visitors get the video recording with the unforgettable flight. ... Complete sights collection

Panch Pokhari

From the series “The Highest Mountain Lakes of the Planet”
Nepal is one of the world's top runners after the number of beautiful high mountain lakes. The system of five lakes, the Panch Pokhari, is located on the territory of the large Makalu-Barun nature reserve. Five crystal clear lakes, surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks, are at an altitude of 5,494 meters. The route to the lakes is relatively easy. Even the tourists without any physical preparation can walk in the company of the guide in the mountains.
It is noteworthy that few small settlements are located not far from the lakes despite the enormous distance from civilization and the complicated climate. The aborigines have begun to settle this area centuries ago. The Hindus consider Panch Pokhari lakes to be sacred, so there are many pilgrims among the guests of this area. The hiking trails developed for the tourists, which lead to the beautiful lakes, extend through the most beautiful mountain districts.
A must for many excursion programs is to visit the local villages, where you can get acquainted with the culture and the everyday life of the thoroughgoing population. Ecotourism enthusiasts prefer the trails that are laid out in the least explored districts. There are a lot of variations of the ascent to the Panch Pokhari lakes. Regardless of the chosen route, an interesting explanation will be given during the excursion for why the Hindus consider the high mountain lakes to be sacred. ... Complete sights collection

Tilicho Lake

From the series “The Highest Mountain Lakes of the Planet”
In Nepal, among the inaccessible peaks of the Annapurna mountain massif is the picturesque Tilicho Lake. It is located at the height of 4 919 meters above sea level. The area of ​​the lake is not more than 5 q. Km The waters of the Tilicho glacier feed the lake. On its surface, one can often see ice blocks cut off from the glacier. For the sake of safety, the tourists can only walk on the north coast of the lake, as the avalanche danger is always on the southern shores.
On the north coast was built the small teahouse for the tourists, which is open in the high season. Many researchers and ordinary travelers prefer to spend a few days in this area. Their goal is one of the rarest and most interesting and most interesting of all - the Irbis. The researchers consider the track of the animal to be discovered alongside the lake.
Thanks to the variety of walking routes that lead to the lake, you can choose the ascent route to any taste. One of the most popular routes is through Managn Bergdorf, famous for its unique culture and rich craftsmanship. It should be noted that the tourist routes that are accessible to the tourists also have different levels of complexity, so even those tourists who do not have special physical preparation can walk to Lake Tilicho. Guests who do not want to hike at all can enjoy the beauty of the lake during the helicopter excursion. ... Complete sights collection

Annapurna Circuit

From the series “Best Extreme Places on Earth for Thrill Lovers”
In Nepal, there are attractive and incredibly dangerous recreational sites that will please the followers of the nerve kitzel. The long-distance trail under the name Annapurna Circuit is rich in the deadly dangerous obstacles. The Annapurna mountain, whose height is 8 091 meters, is considered one of the most dangerous mountains for ascent in the world. The length of the above mentioned trekking route is about 250 km; It stretches through the picturesque Vorgebirgsbezirke.
On average, you need at least three weeks to cross the hiking route. Every year, more than 20,000 tourists hike along the dangerous route that encounters many different obstacles. The ropeways bristling on the wind, the steep ascents on rock walls and the complicated descents, the regular stone falls and the rushing mountain streams you have to go through - on Annapurna Circuit there are really many possibilities to test your own strengths and courage. Although this trekking route is one of the most dangerous in the world, Annapurna Circuit also has some advantages. For the hike the tourists do not necessarily have to take the tent and many things. Along the way there are the tiny mountain villages and towns, whose locals are always looking forward to the guests.
The Torong-La mountain pass is considered one of the most dangerous stretches of the route. This mountain pass is a must in the morning. In the afternoons, the wind of storms, which is a great danger to travelers, almost always rains. After a series of obstacles one can count on the ample supper and the comfortable shelter - the excellent variant of the extreme recreation for those tourists, who do not want to do without comfort completely. ... Complete sights collection

Maya Devi Temple

From the series “The Surviving Artifacts of Buddhist Civilization”
A large part of world-famous Buddhist shrines is located in Nepal. The legendary temple of Maya Devi is among them. This modest temple is the greatest Buddhist landmark. It was built in the place, where according to legend, Buddha was born. The story tells that Maya Devi was walking along the beautiful tree-lined grove, when her labor pains began. She bathed in a nearby pond and gave birth to a son under the Bodhi tree. The tree and the sacred pool can be seen in the vicinity of the temple.
Pilgrims and curious tourists will be able to stroll through the picturesque garden set on the site of the legendary groves. In the immediate vicinity of the temple, there is another prominent attraction, the Ashoka pillar. The area of Maya Devi Temple is very valuable from an archaeological point of view. Here, researchers have found ruins of ancient monasteries and stupas, as well as Buddhist sculptures, which can be seen in the National Museum of Kathmandu.
The beautiful temple of Maya Devi is a part of a complex of Lumbini. Its main value is the ancient memorial stone that depicts the birth of Buddha. Lumbini is one of the most important pilgrimage centers in the world. It is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. The first temple on the site of the birth of Buddha has been built in prehistoric times. The building that can be seen today, was built on the site of the old temple ruins. During archaeological works, researchers carefully restored remains of early Buddhist buildings that now attract an attention of everyone. ... Complete sights collection
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