GORKHA: Gorkha is situated 131 Km west of Kathmandu at an altitude of 1,135 m at the end of a mountain road that branches north from the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway at Abu Khaireni. It is the ancestral home of the Shah dynasty and home of the original Gorkha soldiers. Gorkhas centerpiece is the magnificent Gorkha Durbar which is a fort, a palace and a temple with excellent views of the surrounding valleys and the Manaslu Himalaya range. Gorahk Kali temple, Gorakhnath Temple, Hanuman Gate, Ram Shahs Shrine, Upper Palace and Lower Palace, Rock cave, beautiful forest, Paddy fields, Gorkha Bazaar, Nice views of Himalaya and rivers are mail attractions of Gorkha.