Nepal is so beautiful that on one can visit just once. – Nepal’s tourism department says this truly.
Nepal is popular for the hospitality and friendliness for the tourists. It is a beautiful country and the geography of Nepal makes it a very hilly area, full of mountains. Among the 10 highest peaks in the world, 8 of the highest mountains are located in Nepal. Mount Everest, which is the tallest mountain in the world, is located in Nepal near the border it shares with Tibet. Other peaks like Annapurna and the famous Himalayan Range also lie in Nepal. Apart from mountains, Nepal has Kathmandu Valley which is a valley in the heart of Nepal having many famous temples, monuments and people of various cultures. Another thing Nepal is famous for is the Buddhist founder Gautama Buddha. He was born in Lumbini, Nepal and later in his life, founded the religion Buddhism. People who like to witness religious vibes and adventurous sports should visit Nepal once in their life to enjoy the incomparable experience. There are a lot of things to do but here is a short collection of all the things you can do in Nepal:
Every year many people visit Nepal for the soul purpose of trekking. The number of trekkers visiting Nepal are over one hundred thousand. Nepal has a lot of “Tea Houses” which is the most easy way of trekking as this form doesn’t require any support. Though there are some tough and restricted places that require the foreign tourists to trek only with a guide having certification/qualification. Most popular areas among are the Everest Region Treks. Everest Base Camp trek is very popular and is explored by many tourists. The tourists which are more enthusiastic and who have enough time may go higher as well.
2. Kayaking and river rafting:
There are many spots for river rafting and kayaking in Nepal. The water sport is mostly practiced near the area of Kathmandu and Pokhara. Nepal has many rivers which is why Nepal is one of the best countries in the world for such whitewater sports and adventures.
With great mountains come great responsibility of great adventures. Another high class adventure sport in Nepal is Mountain Biking and the country has to offer a lot of biking routes from various regions like Kathmandu, Dhulikhel, Pokhara and Tibet border. Mountain bikes are available for renting and you may also carry your own saddle if you love. Just know that biking during the monsoons is not a good idea and it is really dangerous to risk your life like that. Best time for mountain biking is between October and March.
The mountains covered in snow and clouds, the rivers and waterfalls flowing at their maximum strength and calming greenery is what Nepal is. The panoramic view of the country is breathtakingly beautiful. Also, one enjoys seeing the sun rise and sun set activities which look perfect from Nepal hills and mountains. There are many national park and wildlife reserves where you can find Asian tigers, rhinos, and other jungle creatures.
5. Visit Temples:
Nepal houses people of various cultures and people of different religions. There are Hindu temples and Buddhist temples. rich in culture, as Nepal is, it is also rich in the number of temples it has. The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, houses the maximum number of temples in the country.
The most important, or you may say, the most significant of all is the Pashupati Nath Temple of Kathmandu which is a very sacred pilgrimage for the Hindus of the world. It is a temple of Lord Shiva and was built in the 5th century, that was really long ago. It is the largest temple in Nepal and stretches on either sides of Bagmati river. The temple is a perfect combination of spiritual, religious, cultural and social gathering in the richest way.
Budhanilkantha temple is another of the list of most important temples in the Hindu culture. Lord Vishnu is one of the three main deities of the Hindu religion and this temple is considered as one of the holiest temples of Lord Vishnu. The image of the deity is that of a sleeping form of the Lord and resembles a lot with Lord Buddha of the Buddhist religion.
Another magnificent temple is the Boudhanath Stupa, which is a holy place of worship for the Buddhists. The temple is a stunning white dome shaped monument and is at a distance of 8 kilometres from the capital of Nepal. The Stupa was renovated in the 8th century and is a great example of the ancient architecture. This is a best stop for the meditation lovers and Buddhists can offer.
Apart from all these, the people of Nepal are super-friendly and supportive in nature. you can buy the Nepali clothes which are extremely comfortable and winter outfits can be bought at a reasonable price here. one should also try eating the cuisine, specially, the momos. In all, Nepal has a lot to offer and it is rightly said that none can visit just once.