The Mahabharat range, running closely parallel to the Chure range, separates the
Terai from the Hill region, which covers about 64% of the total land area. This
range averages 1,525 to 4,877m altitude and 16kms in breadth. Its structure is
synclinal and topography steep and jagged. Forests are usually found on the
higher elevations whereas the lower and gentler slopes are used for terraced
North of this range and south of the Himalayas, lies the extensively cultivated
broad hill complex of the "Pahar" of mountain region, the major subdued in
character, this complex has a generally salubrious climate. The fertile valleys
formed by the principal river systems, including the Kathmandu Valley, are the
main settlement and cultivation areas in the region.
Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon) is situated at an altitude of 1,401m Bhaktapur covers an
area of four square miles. Bhaktapur or the City of Devotees still retains and
medieval charm and visitors to this ancient town are treated to myriad wonders
of cultural and artistic achievements.
Dhulikhel: The ancient
town of Dhulikhel is situated 30km east of Kathmandu on the side of the Arniko
Arjmarga (Kathmandu-Kodari Highway).The Newar town of Dhulikhel offers a
traditional atmosphere along with spectacular views.
Kathmandu: The valley is
situated at an altitude of 1,336 m above sea level and covers an area of
218.sq. miles. The rich tapestry of the cultural heritage of Nepal is
synthesized in the Kathmandu Valley, the home of the ancient and sophisticated
Newari culture. The Newars are the indigenous inhabitants of the valley and the
creators of the splendid civilization of its three cities - Kathmandu, Patan
and Bhaktapur. The skillfully built temples and palaces, delicately engraved
stone and metal images, carved wooden columns and pillars, and the history
laden shrines and chaityas of these three historical cities stand testimony to
the Newars's artistic achievements.