10 Reasons to visit Nepal
Kanchan Shrestha | April 22, 2018
10 Reasons to visit Nepal, Nepal is one of the most popular holiday destinations around the world. The mighty mountains that this country possesses are the treasures that people would love to hunt for. The impressive landscapes – hills, valleys, forests, rivers, waterfalls, etc are other forms of nature that make Nepal naturally very rich. What exactly attracts people to Nepal is not just limited to mountains and its alluring landscapes. The rich Nepalese culture, unique religion and hostile people are other reasons that make Nepal a wonderful place to travel. Besides, the scope of adventure activities in Nepal is a charm to any enthusiastic and adventure loving traveler.
Here we have listed out ten reasons why you should visit Nepal.
One of the main reasons why Nepal is renowned over the world is that it’s home to many towering mountain peaks. Eight out of ten tallest mountains around the world is present in Nepal. You can appreciate the grandeur of sky dominating mountains as you walk along the wild mountainous trail. The white snow clad mountains that rise up to touch the clear blue sky is indeed a mind-blowing view to dissolving yourself into the magnifying beauty of mountains. You have plenty of choices when it comes to mountains and mountain trails. You can enjoy the grandeur of Annapurna massif through Annapurna Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Similarly, Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to the top of the world. Likewise, Langtang Himal, Dhaulagiri Himal, Macchapucchre, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Cho- Oyu, etc, Nepal offers multiple choices when it comes to mountains.
Nepal is not just known for the mountains but the hills, valleys, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, forests and other landscapes of Nepal are equally attractive. There are various hiking and walking options in Nepal. One can enjoy the lush landscapes, forests, valleys, and views of mountain panorama from various destinations around Nepal. The countryside landscape, terraced farmland, and charming villages are impressive as well. One can explore some peaceful and striking locations as they hike around the places of natural spectacular.
While traveling inside Nepal, you will feel as if you are somewhere where you are loved and not neglected. Nepalese people are very hostile and friendly. They treat well, smile and are ready for any kind of help whenever necessary. Be sure to get a first class treatment at the restaurants, hotels, and lodges. Even on the way, you will see people with jovial and welcoming faces. They will smile at you are making you feel welcomed.
The cultural exploration in Nepal is one of the best things to do here. Nepal is culturally, artistically and historically very rich. The ancient palaces in Nepal are the best work of woodcrafts and metal crafts. As you visit the ancient Malla palaces, you will be awed with the art and architecture manifested in the palaces. The wood carvings, stone carvings, and metal carvings depict how skillful people were and how tasteful they were in art. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square are some of the examples of these beautiful palaces.
Besides, Nepal being a country with Hindu people in the majority, you will get a chance to know about Hindu culture. Similarly, Nepal being a birthplace of Lord Buddha, You will find the influence of Buddhism as well. Especially in the Himalayan region, you will find the prevalence of Tibetan Buddhist culture. You can visit temples, monasteries, and stupas inside Nepal that will help you know about the Hindu and Buddhist culture. Nepal is diversified when it comes to caste, culture, and religion. People of different castes reside here. They have their own unique culture, custom, tradition, dresses, and language. So, visit Nepal can also be an opportunity to see how people with differences live in harmony together.
Nepalese cuisine is one of the best things you should try while in Nepal. The typical Nepal food includes Dal (Lentil soup), Bhat (boiled rice), tarkari (curry) and achar (pickle). Nepalese foods have the influence of both Tibetan and Indian cuisines. Nepalese food and much similar to Indian cuisines, however, Nepalese people use mild spices which makes the food more tasty and healthy. The Newari cuisines are one of the delicious items not to be missed. The momo is the Nepalese version of dumplings which is very delicious. You can opt for momo with vegetarian stuffing or chicken/buff stuffing. Dhido is also another popular dish for foreign people to taste. It used to be a typical Nepalese dish before.
Cheap and affordable travel experience
Nepal is one of the cheapest destinations around the world for travel. From lodging, food to transport, you will find everything affordable than any other touristic places around the world. You can opt for any category of hotel, transport, and food as per your budget. There are some lavishing hotels, restaurants that may be expensive but there are options for choosing average cost hotel and restaurants to low-cost hotels and restaurants. Therefore, you can travel to Nepal in anyways as per your budget.
If you are a wildlife lover then Nepal is probably a country on your bucket list. The jungles in Nepal are home to thousands of species of birds and animals. You can enjoy bird watching, elephant ride and jungle safari in the jungles of Nepal. Amongst all, Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park are highly recommended and mostly visited jungles of Nepal. These national parks offer lots of potential for encountering wildlife from close. One-horned rhinos, Tigers, leopards, monkeys, deer and wild buffalos are some of the animals that you may encounter in the jungles of Nepal.
Nepal has a wide scope when it comes to adventure activity. Owning to it’s difficult and varieties of topography, Nepal is an ideal place for experiencing different adventure activities. You can try bungee jumping at Bhotekoshi river or in Pokhara. Rafting in the river of Trishuli, Kaligandaki, and Sunkoshi can be great fun. Likewise, boating, paragliding, ultralight flight, and zip flyer are some of the exciting activities that you can experience in Pokhara. Besides, Nepal has many options for rock climbing, peak climbing, and mountaineering purpose.
Enjoy shopping in Nepal. You can buy various handmade items, gems, clothes, jewels, handcraft, woodcrafts, metal crafts and many more. The handmade Thankas, wood carvings, statues, eyed windows are some of the souvenirs that you can take from Nepal to your home country. Shopping is very cheap and you will get almost everything that you need. But be sure to bargain before purchasing anything. Who knows some cunning shopkeepers may charge more for the items you purchase.
You will never get tired of spending your vacation in Nepal because there are so many things to explore. Nepal is a country with mountains, rivers, forests, and valleys in abundance therefore at every region of Nepal, there are many such places that are ideal for trekking in Nepal, hiking and spending your time. Therefore, even if you travel to Nepal repeatedly once and again, you will not get tired of any aspect of Nepal. You can spend an ideal and quality time as you explore different corners of Nepal.
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