Nepal is a god gifted country with tourist-friendly people, natural assets. Nepal can easily lay claim to being one of the few genuinely “must visit” destinations in the world. From the world’s tallest mountain to mystical temples, from the greeny of Tarai to the white snow of Himalayas, from the luxurious hotel in the city to the authentic lifestyle of the village there is something from everyone in this tiny but epic country. It is a lovely country with a great way of life, spectacular mountains, great perspectives of nature, unique culture, amazing historical art and structure and many more.
The country with 1,47,181 km square has ten UNESCO world heritage sites and many more to be discovered around every corner. Whether you visit the country for a couple of days or weeks or months you will get an exotic insight into former kingdoms. Since Nepal is located in the perfect heart of the great Himalayas, it's a perfect destination for trekkers and hikers. However, that’s not all. The country offers mesmerizing cultural sight, heart pumping, exotic jungle and some of the friendliest people on the planet.
Nepal is a majestic country among South Asia and I'm listing some reasons why you should visit the country. And I'm sure you appreciate the visit to this mysterious country.
From one day hikes just outside the capital to a once in a lifetime experience in the base camp of the world highest peak, there is a trek for everyone. Nepal has been the favorite vacation alternative for trekkers all around the world. Nepal is also known as the Kingdom of Himalaya as it has 8 highest mountains out of 10 remaining in the world including the highest peak ‘Mount Everest’ also known as Sagarmatha in loca. You can find the easy to moderate to difficult level trek in Nepal. Some of the famous multiple days trekking routes of Nepal are Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Mardi Himal, Ghorepani Poon Hill, Dhampus Trek, Panchase Trek, and many others. And for one day trek Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Shivapuri are famous among tourists.
Nepal is rich in culture and heritage. You can find almost any major religion represented there. The country has 80% Hindu population, 10 percent Buddhist population, and 4 percent Muslin population and others are Christain, Sikh, Jains. It's beautiful to see closeness, friendliness among different religions. There are 124 ethnic groups with 123 different languages. Nepal is a live museum of culture and tradition. Nepal witnesses diversified topographical and cultural mix. You have testimonials of living Goddess ‘KUMARI’ who doesn't touch the ground.
Stepping in some of the old cities of Nepal feels like stepping back in time. Most of Nepal's old heritage is located in Kathmandu Valley. The exotic blend of pagoda style Hindu temples, Buddhist stupas and Newari tantric give the ancient vibe in the bustling city. Nepal can be a wonderful opportunity to get insight into the unique and iconic culture, tradition, history, and lifestyle.
Nepal has complex biogeography due to its past geographical history and its presence at the crossroads of two biogeographic realms, Palaearctic and the palaeatropric. Nepal comprises only 0.1% of land area on a global scale, but it possesses a disproportionately rich diversity of flora and fauna at genetic species and ecosystem levels. There are twelve National Parks, six Conservation Areas, one wildlife reserve, one hunting reserve, and ten Ramsar sites. Nepal is the home of 874 species of birds, 187 species of fishes, 5052 species of insect, 144 species of spiders. One-horned rhinos, Royal Bengal tigers, Asian elephants, gharial crocodiles, hundreds of butterflies and fauna can be easily spotted in the southwest of the country. Bardia National park is lesser-known harder to reach the jungle for adventure seekers looking to get off the beaten path. Here Chitwan National Park is the most famous among the tourists. You can do jungle trek, jungle safaris in jeep or elephant.
From the highest lake to the large forest with varieties of endangered flora and fauna, Nepal consists of plenty more to be explored.
Nepal is considered one of the safest travel destinations in the world. People in Nepal are friendly and hospitable. Though there might be some language barrier sometimes. Though, they'll greet you with a lovely smile. The farther you go from cities you will find more hospitality. People of Nepal are known for kindness, friendliness, hospitality and a smiley face. They are always ready to welcome you in their country and home.
With diverse cultures and traditions, Nepal celebrates varieties of unique festivals with their own set of beliefs. No wonder Nepal is known as the land of festivals. Every day is a day of celebration for one or the other community. And the best part of all is respect for the other, pride in one’s culture and celebration like there is no tomorrow. Some of the famous festivals are Dashain, Tihar, Lhosar, Holi, Shivaratri, Bisket Jatra, Gai Jatra, Indra Jatra and many more than you can expect.
Nepal is the finest destination for true adventure seekers. From the flight above the world's highest mountain to the jungles safaris there are many adventurous sports in Nepal. Go paragliding over the Himalayas mountains or feed vultures. Take a micro flight through Himalaya as valleys and glaciers.
We can do white water rafting through glacial water or through steaming jungles. Do Bungee jumping off a 500ft high bridge in Bhote Koshi gorge. Or you can take a canoeing course through white water rapids or for a gentle paddle through crocodile-infested water. You can just go off the beaten path and discover new lakes in Pokhara.
The capital of the country Kathmandu has become the capital for food of the world. You can find any international food from continental, Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Thai, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and many more but the authentic food of Nepal is what you must try. Some of the local and authentic food of Nepal is Thakali, Newari food, and food of the ethnic minorities. Nepal’s most famous and tourist loved foods are Dal, Bhat, and momos. Don't forget the street food in Newroad in the evening.
The Buddha was born in the southern Terai of Nepal, Lumbini. There is a white temple covering the original birthplace near a pond. Similarly, Lumbini has over 20 monasteries from two main Buddhist faiths, meditation schools, and monastic schools.
Yoga is popular in this country. Pokhara and Kathmandu offer tourists a chance to practice yoga which was practiced for centuries. You can find sadhu and sant in the temples and monks in monasteries who can give life knowledge. There are many sacred places in Nepal like Lumbini, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhu, Mustang and many others.
The UN governing body UNESCO identified World Heritage Sites as a place of people in the world. Nepal also has some incredible monuments on the UNESCO world heritage site lists. There are 7 heritage sites in Kathmandu alone. And three outside the valley. The list of heritage sites are listed below:
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Changu Narayan Temple
Sagarmatha National Park
Chitwan National Park.
You can find the quality service of lodging, flooding, transportation, and other different facilities you need at a reasonable price. The hotels in this country can come into your budget including the star's services. You can find the luxury and comfortability with minimum cost in Nepal. You can also enjoy discounts from hotels and several tour operators.
Nepal is home to the world's tallest mountains. The country has 8 mountains above 8000m. The world's highest mountain ‘Mount Everest’ also lies in Nepal. The other names of the highest mountains of Nepal are Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna.
Shopping handicrafts, traditional clothing, singing bowl, pure gold and silver, bead, stone and bone jewelry, spicy, tea and honey painting and thangkas, rice paper, khukuri are popular in Nepal. You can get discounts on these items in Nepal.
Nepal is an epic country filled with exhilarating adventures, unique culture, the world’s best trekking routes and the friendliest people on the planet. Every year thousands of people visit this wonderful country for different purposes. And the rate is growing every day. Since the weather of Nepal is cool and there is great variation in culture and religions, it has become the most colorful and attractive destination. Besides, it is rich in flora and fauna along with beautiful lakes and rivers.