The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal or simply referred to as Nepal is a South Asian country which bounded by land from all directions (landlocked). It is ranked ninety-third countries in the world in terms of area with being ranked forty-eight in the world in terms of population.
This small beautiful country can give one amazing experience with her majestic Himalaya Mountains and the fascinating Indian jungles. The wildlife here mainly includes yaks, yetis (if they even exist) that can be found on the snowy mountain peaks. This country has attracted many foreigners as it provides an enchanting destination for trackers and hikers. The hiking and trekking venture is usually around Mount Everest.
Over many years, Nepal is constantly investing itself into a popular travel destination. Nepal is one of those countries which have tourism as its most common economic activity. Its rich culture, historic attractions and beautiful scenery make it a famous and attractive tourist destination even among the foreigners. Nepal got a high ranking on the travel trends list in 2016 and beyond due to the above-mentioned reasons.
Also, to all the readers the earthquake in Nepal a few years back did not destroy the entire country, although the country suffered a huge loss in terms of money, structures, buildings and humans it has managed to be back on its old self. Mainly, old historical monuments and local people suffered the most but the good news is that almost all the trekking routes are opened again.
So, here is the list of things that one can do and see in the beautiful country of Nepal.
1. TREKKING IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NEPAL-
Nepal no doubt provides the best trekking and climbing routes in the world. It provides some of the most fascinating trekking routes to not only the experience climbers but to also new trekkers.
The Poonhill trek which is a 4 days trek is one of the best small trekking routes. This provides an amazing experience to new climbers. The Mera peak or Island peak which are both six thousand plus high peaks are best for the people who are into climbing but lacks experience. This can easily be completed by non climbers and yet offers a memorial and an experience of a lifetime which cannot be forgotten by anyone.
The most famous is the Everest Base Camp Trek. This is the most famous camp among experienced and professional trekkers. It challenges the climbers mentally and physically making it the toughest trekking route of the world with the highest altitude of about 17,600 meters on the trek. Its difficulty level ranges from moderate to high with April, May, September and December being the best months. Another famous trek is Annapurna Base Camp whose difficulty level ranges from easy to moderate offering mountains snow blanketed that surrounds you.
The best time to visit on this trek is March, April, May, September and October.
2. FLIGHT or HELICOPTER OVER HIMALAYAS OFFERING PARANOMIC VIEWS-
Trekking is something that not everyone will be completely fine with but you guys don’t have to worry about that. The majestic peaks of Himalaya can be enjoyed even by those who do not like climbing through the flight.
The main peaks can be seen from the flight are Mt. Makalu, Mt. Gosaithan, Mt. Dorje Lhakpa, Mt. Gauri-Shanker, Mt. Pumori and the Grand Daddy of them all – Mount Everest.
You can see the mentioned peaks from the air. In this one spends an hour in the flight in the air with the pilot and crew members narrating about the mountains peaks. This experience can literally give you a thing to brag about to your friends and family.
3. YOGA IN THE MAJESTIC MOUNTAINS-
What can better than maintaining the health and doing yoga by being surrounded by beautiful scenery and fascinating mountains. In Nepal, one can easily find a place to learn and practice yoga and meditation outside in the whilst of amazing Himalayas.
There are many yoga centres in Nepal, especially in Pokhara. Sadhana Yoga Retreat is one of the famous yoga centres in Pokhara, Nepal provides daily classes and also 21 days intensive course.
4. CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK-
This is the first national park of Nepal which spreads to about three hundred and thirty-two sq. miles and is homes to many migratory birds, one horned rhino, Bengal tigers and Asian elephants. One can even get to see animals and birds like bears, tigers, crocodiles, kingfishers, paradise flycatchers, egrets and brahminy ducks.
5. ENJOYING POKHARA-
It is one of those cities of Nepal where one would love to go a second time. It is a beautiful lakeside town which offers fascinating views. This is meant for you if you love doing sports because it gives amazing facilities to do various sports like boating and other water activities, paragliding, peace pogada, mountain biking, etc…
Strolling on the roads of Pokhara is also an experience in itself because of the beautiful nature that surrounds it.
6. MOUNTAIN BIKING-
Mountain biking in Kathmandu and Nepal is an experience of a lifetime for all bike lovers. The most difficult biking route is in Shivapuri National Park. Godavari, Bungamati and Chapagaun roads are good options for those who are searching easy biking routes with beautiful scenery.
Dakshinkali road biking option which not only provides scenery that will mesmerise you but also beautiful cultural attractions all around.
7. SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU-
The valley of Kathmandu gives the experience of intricate carvings, delightful pagodas and humongous stone images.
Swayambhunath is an ancient holy shrine in the valley. Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and the Temple of Kumari are some other must-see historical attractions to the tourist.
8. PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE-
This temple can be seen in the history of Nepal as it was built way back in 1696 and the oldest and most important Hindu temple in Nepal. Apparently non- Hindus are not allowed in the temple but Lord Shiva’s ride Nandi can be seen from outside along with its classic pagoda style, gilded rooftop, four silver-plated doors and beautifully carved rafters. It is built along Bagmati River.
9. PATAN AND PATAN MUSEUM-
Patan is the second oldest town of Nepal. Its history can be tracked all the way down to 250 BC and thus is home to many temples and ancient architect with main stupas. The best thing to do here is to stroll down its alleyway and enjoy the fascinating and beautiful architecture.
Sadly, some of the oldest buildings here were destroyed in the earthquake on 25th of April, 2015 in Nepal.
10. KAYAKING DOWN THE SETI RIVER-
Kayaking is a water sport and the Seti River provides one the best kayaking experience in the world. One can brush up his/her kayaking skills before doing it in different rivers of Himalaya.