Venue City: Kathmandu
Kathmandu is the capital of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. It is the second largest metropolis in Nepal with a population of 1.4 million in the city proper, and 2.5 million in its urban agglomeration across the Kathmandu Valley, which includes the towns of Lalitpur, Kirtipur, Madhyapur Thimi and Bhaktapur. Kathmandu is also the largest metropolis in the Himalayan hill region.
The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres (4,600 feet) above sea level in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal. The valley is historically termed as "Nepal Proper" and has been the home of Newar culture, a cosmopolitan urban civilization in the Himalayan foothills. The city has been home to the headquarters of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) since 1985.
Kathmandu has been the center of Nepal's history, art, culture and economy. It has a multiethnic population within a Hindu and Buddhist majority. Religious and cultural festivities form a major part of the lives of people residing in Kathmandu. Tourism is an important part of the economy as the city is the gateway to the Nepalese Himalayas. In 2013, Kathmandu was ranked third among the top ten upcoming travel destinations in the world by Trip Advisor, and ranked first in Asia.
Besides the capital city, there are other mesmerizing sites where you can wonder upon which includes Pokhara, Bandipur, Ghandruk, Chitwan, Lumbini, Gorkha, Namche Bazaar, Helambu etc. Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Namche Bazaar is the entrance to the Everest region, Helambu is the famous for its scenic grandeur and pleasant climate and many others tourist destinations from Kathmandu that allows enough time to linger longer and enjoy.