8 Best Places to Visit in Nepal
Nepal is a country with many tourist attractions but has been a pick of only a few travelers. This naturally & culturally rich country is not in sight of many wanderers. However, Nepal comes first in the list for the mountaineers for its sky-rocketing peaks.
There is a widespread myth that Nepal is all about the mountains and mountaineers which is completely wrong and unrealistic. There are many things in Nepal including the amazing trekking trails, cultural and historical heritages, enriched floras and faunas, scenic tourist stops, and many more.
Nepal is small in area but with incredible tourist destinations. Nepal is dotted with many best places that deserve visitors. Therefore, without any more due, let us guide you through some of the best places to visit in Nepal...
Nepal has one and only international airstrip in Kathmandu, its capital city. So, the place you attend first and last in Nepal will be Kathmandu. But, remember you’ll have the best times in this city.
Let us explain why you’ll have an awesome time. All together, Kathmandu valley includes three most popular cities of Nepal: Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur. And in these three cities, there lie seven UNESCO world heritage sites.
Namely, Pashupatinath-most sacred temple of Hindus, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square- the three kings square of the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath Stupa- The Monkey Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Changu Narayan Temple- The oldest temple of Nepal. A successful visit to these all sites means you have explored all the things that Kathmandu is known for.
Khumbu Region, also popular as the Solukhumbu and Everest region is the place where every nature lover has to be once in their lifetime. As its other name makes it clear, this region homes the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest.
It is not only Everest that makes this place so visitable. The unique landscapes, enriched vegetation, Sherpa settlements, and numerous other sky-rocketing peaks are the other factors that makes this place a dream land.
As said earlier, make sure you visit the Khumbu Region once in your lifetime. Thousands of adventurers do flourish to the Everest region to do mountaineering and trekking. Everest Base Camp Trek and Three High Passes Trek are the two popular treks of this region.
When it is about the best places to visit in Nepal, the Annapurna region lies on top. This Annapurna region is flocked with nature’s blessings. Mountains of this region like Mt Fishtail and Mt Annapurna are magnificent. It has beautiful natural terrains and green vegetations.
Plus, people of this region are the most friendly and their hospitality is unbeatable. It is because of all these factors, the Annapurna Circuit Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek has become the world’s best trekking adventures. Traversing in the Annapurna region is a heavenly ride to nature's astonishing art.
This is the touristic city of Nepal which is also known as “the city of Lakes”. The inspiration behind its popular name is that it lies by the bank of Phewa Lake, the big and beautiful lake of Nepal. Plus, there are some lakes which are not so far from Pokhara. As you have known, there are Lakes in this city but there is still more. Besides lakes, Pokhara is situated perfectly under the shadows of mountains. Peaks like Mt Fishtail, Annapurna can be observed all day long if the weather is clear.
Plus, near this city, you have some adventurous things to do like bungee jumping, ziplining, paragliding, etc. Don’t forget to do the paragliding in Pokhara if you are an adventurer. The other things you can do in Pokhara are cycling, cafe & restaurant hangouts, shopping, lakeside strolling, and several more.
However, If you love taking souvenirs home then you can buy a handmade Hemp Backpack and a singing bowl if you believe in meditation. It’s not that you should buy only from Pokhara, you can do it in Kathmandu or any other places in Nepal.
Nagarkot is the best hill station that lies near Kathmandu. It is only 27km i.e. 1-hour drive away from Kathmandu. This place has made it on the list of best places to visit in Nepal because of its stunning mountain views. You can look at several beautiful peaks of Nepal in a short time period.
Himalayan ranges like Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Rolwaling, Everest, Number are sightable from this hill station. Plus, don’t forget to watch the sunrise and sunset view if you manage to stay at Nagarkot for a full day. The dusk and dawn view from Nagarkot is just breathtaking. Other than mountains, you will find the long stretched green terrains.
Manaslu region is as beautiful as the Everest and Annapurna region of Nepal but not as popular as them. This region has been under the lights of much-hyped trekking regions of Nepal. Manaslu region is the place where Mt Manaslu lies, the eighth highest peak in the world. And, there are many beautiful trekking trails around the Manaslu region which are waiting desperately for the trekkers.
If you like to trek in the peaceful trails, the Manaslu Circuit Trek of this region is your sure shot. The trails are scenic as other trails of Nepal, the only thing that makes this trek a better option is peaceful trekking experience. Hence, get your backpack ready to get lost in the peaceful and heavenly Manaslu region.
You surely have heard about the Lord Buddha, the pioneer of Buddhism. Well, Lumbini is the place where the Lord Buddha was born. The Buddha’s birthplace has a very important cultural impact. Therefore, Lumbini is certainly one of the best places to visit in Nepal.
Tour to this place will make you walk through many monasteries, stupas, temples, and a memorial birthplace of Gautam Buddha. If you don’t know, it's also a UNESCO listed world heritage site. Buddha was born to spread peace and tranquility around the world.
You can experience what peaceful tranquility looks like while walking through the Mayadevi Temple. Mayadevi Temple is the temple dedicated to the mother of Lord Buddha, Maya Devi. The place is believed as the exact place Buddha was born. In total, it's a peaceful walk amid the blissful place.
Chitwan National Park
If you are hungry for the jungle adventure, Chitwan National Park is the place for you in Nepal. This world heritage site listed national park is the best place to explore the wild flora and faunas. It houses many endangered and non-endangered wild lives of which the Bengal Tiger, One-Horned Rhino, and Mugger Crocodile are the most popular ones. This jungle escape will truly place you with nature at its best.
The activities that most of the visitors like to do in this park are elephant back safari, jeep safari, canoe ride, jungle walk, bird watching, village walk, a tour of Elephant and Crocodile Breeding center, etc. Any of these activities you do in Chitwan National Park is entirely worth doing.
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