15 main reasons to visit Nepal
Here is this session you will be knowing the 15 fascinating reasons to visit Nepal in 2020, I mean throughout every year.
Nepal, being the home of the Mt. Everest, has always attracted the many people around the world. Well, Mt. Everest is one of them, but not as well. Nepal is a land of beautiful Himalayan Range, high altitude lakes, endangered animals, green vegetation, UNESCO listed World heritage sites, culture and tradition. You will observe different kinds of culture and traditions as your tour/trek passes through different communities or places.
Why People are so crazy to visit Nepal during his/her lifetime?
Trekking: Nepal is famous for its trekking routes, including the iconic Everest Base Camp trek and the Annapurna Circuit. These treks offer breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains and unique cultural experiences.
Cultural heritage: Nepal is home to several UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. These sites offer a glimpse into the country’s rich history and culture.
Adventure activities: Nepal is a hub for adventure activities, including white-water rafting, paragliding, bungee jumping, and mountain biking. The country’s varied terrain makes it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
Wildlife: Nepal is home to several national parks and wildlife reserves, including Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park, where visitors can see a variety of wildlife, including tigers, rhinos, and elephants.
Spiritual tourism: Nepal is considered a spiritual hub, and visitors can explore several spiritual sites, including the famous Swayambhunath Stupa and the birthplace of Lord Buddha in Lumbini.
Food: Nepalese cuisine is diverse and flavorful, offering a mix of Indian and Tibetan influences. Visitors can try dishes like momos (dumplings), dal bhat (rice and lentil soup), and chowmin.
People: Nepalese people are known for their hospitality and warmth. Visitors can experience this firsthand by interacting with locals and learning about their way of life.
Mt. Everest and the amazing Everest Base Camp
Who wouldn’t have heard of the Mt. Everest, the top of the world. And I guess it’s everyone’s dream or let’s say a bucket list to see the Mt. Everest in real. That’s why many people come for the Everest climbing expedition during the season. Those who are not into climbing, go for the trekking to the Everest Base Camp. There are other high passes and high altitude lakes in the Everest Region that are worth visiting and one must destination to go for during a lifetime.
UNESCO listed World’s Heritage Site
Besides Mt. Everest, there are 10 world heritage sites in Nepal. All of them have carried and equal importance and are worth visiting while staying in Nepal. To name them they are:-
- Kathmandu Durbar Square
- Bhaktapur Durbar Square
- Patan Durbar Square
- Chitwan National Park
- Sagarmatha National Park
Kumari, Living Goddess of Nepal
Kumari is regarded as the living Goddess of Nepal. She is a Newar girl having no any blemishes and the local worship her. She leaves in the Kumari House situated in the Basantapur. You can visit there. In August-September, there will be a big festival called Indra Jatra, where Kumari leaves her home and is pulled on the chariot by the devotees in the old narrow streets of the Kathmandu Durbar Square Area.
Luxury Hotel in Nepal
There are lots of luxury hotels in Nepal. Those who wants to stay in the comfortable and luxurious life, then you can stay here is 3, 4 and even 5 starred hotels in Nepal.
Homestays In Nepal
Want to experience the day to day life of the local Nepali people and get yourself out of the comfort zone. If yes, then you can stay in the different home stays especially in the rural part of the Nepal. There you will eat local foods, have a conversation with the family and with the lifestyle of the area.
Culture and Tradition
No doubt, Nepal is rich in culture and traditions. If you are lucky you can be part of the different festivals of the Nepal like Indra Jatra, Bisket Jatra, Dashain, Tihar and so on. Many tourists of visit Nepal at the time of Holi (planned visit) to celebrate the Holi here in Nepal. It is the festival of colors.
Momo (dumpling) is the famous food of Nepal. Don’t forget to try the local momo of the Kathmandu valley. After Momo Newari food is good food to go to during your stay in Nepal. They have different varieties of foods and are presented in the own style. Another is Dal (lentils), Bhat (rice) and Tarkari (Vegetables) is the day to day food of the Nepal. We even say, “Dal Bhat Power 24 hours”. Because it is so heavy and makes your stomach full. You will be eating this food while staying here in Nepal. There are lots of restaurants that are famous for international cuisines, you can go for them if you don’t want to have the Nepali foods. (Suggest you must go for our local foods.)
Amazing Trekking Places and Routes
Annapurna Region, Everest Region, Lantang Valley, Dhaulagiri and so on are the most popular trekking region of the Nepal. While trekking in these routes, you will be passing through different local communities, rivers, forest, lakes, gorge, valleys and so on. Not only, that, these places are famous to see the Himalayas like Annapurna, Langtang, Dhaulagiri, Mt. Everest, Nilgiri, Machhapuchre, Hinchuli and so on. There are different treks like ABC, EBC, Around Dhaulagiri, Lantang Valley that gives you the opportunity to witness these mountains closely. (Imagine standing at the base of Mt. Everest)
Restricted Areas Trek
Trek like Kanchenjunga, Upper Mustang, Upper Dolpo and Manaslu were restricted areas for the foreigner trekkers. But now, you can easily trek around those areas after taking the permit from the government. You must contact a travel agency to visit the restricted areas trek.
Different Communities and Culture
Nepal is the home of different group of people, living in their own communicates and celebration their own tradition and festivals. The lifestyle of the people living in the village is completely different than the urban areas. Most of the popular trekking destination falls in the rural areas of the Nepal. So you will be witnessing different communities of people, speaking their own language (mother tongue), their local foods and the friendly behavior.
Nepalese are famous for the welcoming charming smile. People of Nepal are very friendly, helping and caring. We treat our guest as a god. No matter what age of the people you go for a talk, you will get the polite and humble correspondence.
Perfect Sunrise and Sunset
Nepal is the perfect land to see the sunrise and the sunset. If you are in Kathmandu, you can visit Nagarkot or Namobuddha to see sunset and sunrise. Or, in Pokhara, go to Sarangkot or World Peace Pagoda. In case, you are trekking in the mountain region, bet you know what to do. Wake up early in the morning to see the sunrise and the sun kissed white Himalayas.
National Park and Conservation Area
There are more than 10+ national parks in Nepal and Conservation Area in Nepal. Here, you are allowed to visit this area, but after getting the permit from the government (Travel agency like Jatra Travels will handle this permit stuffs). Some of the trekking regions like Everest, Annapurna, Kanchejunga, Manaslu falls on the conversation and national park area. You will be seeing some of the endangered animals, wildlife, different species of birds and vegetation.
Daring Adventurous sports
Those who are not up to trekking can go for the daring, adventurous sports like bungee jumping in Bhotekoshi and Pokhara, high rope course, White water Rafting, kayaking, Zip lining, Paragliding, Canyoning, Cliff Jumping, Sky Diving, rock climbing, mountain bike trek in the difficult trails, and so on.
Traveling around the Nepal won’t cost you much. It is very reasonable and budget friendly country. You can visit every corner of Nepal without spending much. But if you wish to choose to stay in the luxury and expensive hotel, then you know what I am saying.
So, there are more than these reasons to visit Nepal. You visit yourself and enjoy the beauty and the friendly behavior of Nepalese people. Tourism is one thing that is also raising the economy of our country.