Nepal gives you an incredible view of some of the highest peaks on earth, diverse culture, friendly people, delicious delicacies, splendid wildlife, and adventures. The country has some of the best of everything that every type of traveler would surely love!
Nepal is one of the best budgets travel destinations to look out for. A visit to Nepal is not only a culturally or naturally rewarding experience but also one that will not drain your pockets unduly and is acknowledged as one of the best destinations to visit in your lifetime!
Here are few reasons why you should visit Nepal:
1. You will get to explore cultural heritage sites
Nepal is famous for its UNESCO Cultural Heritage Sites, namely, Kathmandu Valley and Lumbini. Nepal is a must visit for those people who are in love with history, art, and culture. If you are fond of visiting temples, monasteries, stupas, Kathmandu and Lumbini are places to visit. One of the holiest temples is Pashupatinath temple that every traveler makes a point to visit. But only Hindus are allowed in the temple.
So, if you have got plans to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a visit to Nepal will give you a big jump in the right direction.
2. You will savor Nepali delicacies
With many different backgrounds and ethnicities, Nepal’s food is inevitably not to be missed. Nepali cuisine is actually highly influenced by its neighbor countries, Indian and China but it still has its own uniqueness. You just can’t leave Nepal without trying some of its delicacies. Dal Bhaat is a traditional Nepali meal consisting of rice, a lentil based soup and other condiments and green leafy veggies. It’s generally all you can eat so you will never go hungry.
Other Nepali foods that you can try are: Aloo Chiwda (Mashed Spicy Potato with roasted beaten rice), Chatamari (kind of rice crepe), Dhido (kind of porridge made with flour or millet and water), Aloo tama (Nepali soup prepared with black
Other Nepali foods that you can try are: Aloo Chiwda (Mashed
picy Potato with roasted beaten rice), Chatamari (kind of rice crepe), Dhido (kind of porridge made with flour or millet and water), Aloo tama (Nepali soup prepared with black-eyed peas, potatoes, bamboo shoots and spices), etc.
You must visit “Thakali”, “Nepali Chulho” restaurants that serve proper Nepali Food. You will surely love the flavor!
3. You will enjoy top adventures
Nepal is the perfect destination for adventure seekers. Nepal has mountaineering, trekking, rafting, wildlife safaris, paragliding, zip flyers, bungee jumping and more to it. Nepal is actually synonymous with mountain trekking. The most famous ones are Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Manaslu Trek, Langtang, and Mustang.
Nepal’s landscape is extremely varied, from the world’s highest mountain (Mt.Everest) to deepest gorge (Kali Gandaki Gorge) the country has lots to offer and is a delight for the adventure lovers.
4. Hiking and Trekking
Nepal is considered as trekking utopia with several trekking opportunities for all the hikers and trekkers. From short and easy to extreme quests, there are lots of popular treks that Nepal offers. You can explore the Himalayan sceneries like never before with these treks.
People come from all over the world to attempt the most strenuous hike to Everest Base Camp; it’s beyond the capabilities of most hikers to climb to the peak of the world’s highest mountain. Hiking to the Everest Base Camp is one of those achievable dreams any enthusiastic traveler would have! The Everest Base Camp is at an altitude of 5,364 meters and is a quite long trek but is worth all the effort!
5. Pokhara: the Beautiful City of Nepal
Pokhara had actually developed a reputation of being the adventure capital of Nepal. The city is calm and serene; you will love the atmosphere in Pokhara. You can also enjoy a number of adventurous activities like paragliding, zip flying, bungee jumping, kayaking and many more. There are also a number of caves carved beneath the city if you are up for a bit of underground adventure.
6. Kumari: The Living Goddess
You might have heard about “Kumari”, a living Goddess of Nepal. If you are in Kathmandu, you must visit Kumarighar.
The area called “Hanuman dhoka” lies in the main road of Kathmandu is an open-air courtyard and in the corner of the courtyard “Kumarighar” is built up. This is the place where Kumari resides.
Kumari has actually spent all her childhood in that room. She is not allowed to meet anyone except few specific days. She is worshipped by Hindus and Buddhists as they believe that she is the reincarnation of Goddess Durga.
7. The Lakes and Natural Beauty
The various lakes of Nepal are not only known for their outstanding beauty but also for their spiritual importance. There are more than 200 lakes in Nepal with the glacier origin. So, who needs the sea when you have all these lakes?
So, what are you thinking about? Planning a vacation for Nepal, right?
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