Great hd footage. daytime and night time, zoom in zoom out and stabile versions of time lapse footages are available. nepal, nepali officially the federal democratic republic of nepal, is a sovereign state located in south asia. with an area and a population of millions, nepal is the world’s 93rd largest country by area and the 41st most populous country. it is a landlocked country located along the himalayas and bordered to the north by china and to the south, east, and west by india. nepal is separated from bangladesh by the narrow indian siliguri corridor and from bhutan by the indian state of sikkim. kathmandu is the nation’s capital city and largest metropolis. buddha eyes temple nepal kathmandu stupa prayer religion tibet ancient buddhism buddhist gold monastery culture asia tibetan swayambhunath travel architecture asian blue religious worship shrine sky traditional heritage sacred holy spiritual pilgrimage boudhanath bodhnath wisdom yellow building faith pagoda symbol place tourism spirituality himalaya flags face monument god unesco view rain raining drops close up close-up monsoon season nepalese water roof top outdoor street city nobody the mountainous north of nepal has eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on earth, mount everest, himalayas mountains, more than 250 peaks over 20,000 ft (6,096 m) above sea level are located in nepal. the southern madhesh region is fertile and humid. hinduism is practiced, buddhism is linked historically with nepal and is practiced by its people, followed by islam, kiratism, christianity, and animism 0.4%. a large portion of the population, especially in the hill region, may identify themselves as both hindu and buddhist, which can be attributed to the syncretic nature of both faiths in nepal. closeup macro raindrop wet gutter glass window bubble rainy spill weather old condensation dew waterdrops drain nature natural guttering fog foggy mist misty falling off pour pouring falling-off depression depressive cremation hindu funeral ceremony pashupatinath river ritual people fire a monarchy throughout most of its history, nepal was ruled by the shah dynasty of kings from meideval ages, when prithvi narayan shah unified its many small kingdoms. a decade-long civil war involving the communist party of nepal maoist, followed by weeks of mass protests by all major political parties, led to the point agreement. the ensuing elections for the nepali constituent assembly overwhelmingly favored the abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of a federal multiparty representative democratic republic. despite continuing political challenges, this framework remained in place, with the nepali constituent assembly elected in in an effort to create a new constitution. nepal is a developing country with a low income economy, it continues to struggle with high levels of hunger and poverty. despite these challenges, nepal has been making steady progress, with the government making a commitment to graduate the nation from least developed country status. hinduism ghat body india indian dead smoke human death burning corpse cremate shiva nepali life landmark service attraction pashupati wood wooden stake ash ashes bhaktapur square valley durbar town ethnicity local exterior art house urban indigenous tourist rooftop history world traffic patan kathmandu is the capital and largest municipality of nepal. it also hosts the headquarters of the south asian association for regional cooperation saarc. it is the only city of nepal with the administrative status of mahanagar metropolitan city, as compared to upa-mahanagar sub-metropolitan city or nagar (city). kathmandu is the core of nepal’s largest urban agglomeration located in the kathmandu valley consisting of lalitpur, kirtipur, madhyapur thimi, bhaktapur and a number of smaller communities. kathmandu is also known informally as “ktm” or the “tri-city”. according to the census, kathmandu metropolitan city has a population the city stands at an elevation of approximately in the bowl-shaped kathmandu valley of central nepal. it is surrounded by four major hills: shivapuri, phulchoki, nagarjun, and chandragiri. kathmandu valley is part of three districts (kathmandu, lalitpur, and bhaktapur), has the highest population density in the country, and is home to about a twelfth of nepal’s population. historically, the kathmandu valley and adjoining areas were known as nepal mandala. until the century, bhaktapur was its capital when two other capitals, kathmandu and lalitpur, were established. during the rana and shah eras, british historians called the valley itself “nepal proper”. today, kathmandu is not only the capital of the federal democratic republic of nepal, but also the headquarters of the bagmati zone. kathmandu is the gateway to tourism in nepal. it is also the hub of the country’s economy. it has the most advanced infrastructure of any urban area in nepal, and its economy is focused on tourism, which accounted for. tourism in kathmandu declined thereafter during a period of political unrest, but since then has improved. in 2013, kathmandu was ranked third among the top 10 travel destinations on the rise in the world by tripadvisor, and ranked first in asia. the city has a rich history, spanning nearly 2000 years, as inferred from inscriptions found in the valley. religious and cultural festivities form a major part of the lives of people residing in kathmandu. most of kathmandu’s people follow hinduism and many others follow buddhism. there are people of other religious beliefs as well, giving kathmandu a cosmopolitan culture. nepali is the most commonly spoken language in the city. english is understood by kathmandu’s educated residents. historic areas of kathmandu were devastated by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25 april 2015. please also check my portfolio for more travel videos. i have videos from over 50 countries, 1.000 cities.