Why Nepal

A conference in the historic city of Kathmandu with its artistic monuments and endless festivals and ceremonies is a great cultural experience. Much of the exquisite architecture, ornate palaces and artistic temples located inside the Kathmandu Valley owe their creativity to the Malla kings who ruled the Kathmandu Valley from 12th – 18th centuries.

The Kathmandu Valley, is made up with three royal cities (Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur), shares among themselves seven UNESCO-designated World Heritage Monumental Sites. These three cities have three historical royal palace premises (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square), two Buddhist stupas (Swayambhunath ‘Monkey Temple’ and Boudhhnath) and two Hindu temples (Pashupatinath and Changu Narayan). Since all of these monumental sites are located not very far from the city center, one’s constrained time has the luxury of seeing all of them in a short period.