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Trishuli River

Laser Travel - Water Rafting Adventure : Trishuli RiverThe Trishuli, named after the 'Trident' of Lord Shiva, a Hindu deity, is Nepal's most popular river for white-water Rafting with its easy ...

Jungle Safari & Mountain Tours

Laser Travel - Cultural, Jungle Safari and Mountain Tours- 11DaysEnjoy and experience the cultural and historical heritage, wildlife diversity and marvelous views of beautiful mountains, villages and vario...

Journeys across the Kingdom of Bhutan

Laser Travel - Journeys across the Kingdom of Bhutan-13 days

Experience Bhutan through its whole length as you drive from west to central valleys and to the far remote East. The trip includes variet...

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The greenish hill west of Kathmandu stands the great stupa of Swayambhunath, a site over 2,500 years old marking the point where the legendary patriarch Manjushri discovered the lotus of the ancient Valley Lake. For centuries an important center of Buddhist learning, the painted eyes of the Buddha gaze out from all four sides of the monument. Constructed to specific rules each with a symbolic meaning, the stupa of Swayambhunath is a model of its kind. Their dazzling white hemispherical mounds represent the ladder to nirvana, itself symbolized by the umbrella on the top. The whole is hung with multi-colored prayer flags.