Are you travelling to Nepal? If yes, then you have come to the right page. We are here to inform you about some things not to be missed in Nepal. It will help you plan for your upcoming holidays in Nepal. Nepal is country full of natural and cultural varieties. There are so many things to be explored and relished. The mountains, hills, valleys, rivers, forests, glaciers, lakes, etc. are the natural aspects. The art, architecture, paintings and other religious and cultural heritages are other aspects. Besides, people, their culture, tradition and lifestyle are some enriching aspects that allure us to visit this beautiful nation.
Let’s travel in Nepal!
We – Nepal Intrepid Treks Team have enlisted some things not to be missed in Nepal.
So, what are the things not to be missed in Nepal?
Being a land of Himalayas, Nepal is an ideal place for trekking. Nepal possesses highest mountains in the work. Eight out of ten highest mountains of the world lies in Nepal. This fact tells us about the mountains ranges in Nepal. Nepal has many options for trekking route. From easy to moderate to strenuous, Nepal has many routes suitable for people of any age group and of any physical condition. While on trek, you will be showered with awesome views of mountains, hills, valleys, forests, villages and many more.
Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal and one of the most populated cities of Nepal. The crowd and business of this place is one aspect and the other aspect is the cultural richness that this place possesses. You can get a look on the ancient palaces, temples and monuments around this city. At every corner of the city, you will encounter temples therefore also known as place of gods and goddess. Thamel is a major attraction of this city. Placed within the narrow streets, Thamel is a never sleeping area full of shops and restaurants. You can enjoy shopping and some good food at this place.
Sightseeing tours/ Heritage sites
As you know, Kathmandu is culturally very rich city, a day tour in this city is a must. Generally, a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu comprises of UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. First on the list is Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is a historical heritage of Nepal. It used to be a palace during the Malla reign in medieval period. The art engraved in the walls, pillars and windows of the palaces is incredible. You will be awed with the wooden, metal and stone crafts manifested in those palaces. Next on the list is Swayambhunath stupa / the monkey temple, Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. This tour gives you some insight on diversified and interesting culture of Nepal.
Interacting with the Nepalese people is also one of the not to be missed things in Nepal. Generally, Nepalese people are popular around the globe for their humble and welcoming nature and so are they. Their gentleness and humble behavior with you will make you feel homely. Wherever you go, except a homely and welcoming behavior from Nepalese people.
Himalayas – Mt. Everest
One of the most important and not to be missed things in Nepal are the sky dominating mountains. Nepal is a home to many high peaks that dominates the skyline. The mountains in Annapurna range, Rolwaling range and Langtnag ranges are the most popular one. Besides, Mt. Everest – the highest mountain of the world tops the chart when it comes to popularity and Everest Base Camp Trek would be the one of your dream destination. So, if you visit Nepal and do not see mountains, then you have really missed a great opportunity.
Nepal is a hub for adventure activities. The diversified and difficult topography of Nepal makes it a great place for adventure activities. You can enjoy rafting, bungee jumping, paragliding, rock climbing, zip flyer and many other adventure activities. So, if you are an adventure freak, adventure activities are certainly the activities not to be missed while in Nepal.
Pokhara is a beautiful touristic place in Nepal that gets a maximum number of tourists every year. Nestled in the lap of Annapurna massif, it is a beautiful city full of lakes and mountain views. One can spend their time just walking around the lakeside or sightseeing some wonderful places in the cities. Davis falls, Gupteshwor temple, peace pagoda and International mountaineering museum are some of the sightseeing places in Pokhara. Apart from this, you can enjoy boating, paragliding, ultra-light flight, zip flyer or you can just lay back and relax in some wonderful hotels enjoying the lushness in the environment.
Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the light of Asia. A religious site for Buddhist pilgrims, it is one of the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Nepal that holds an auspicious value amongst the Buddhist pilgrims and anyone who respects the teachings of Lord Buddha. You can visit Mayadevi temple, footprints of Lord Buddha and Ashoka pillar in here. Besides, there are many monasteries built around the premises of Lumbini. You can visit those architecturally rich monasteries built around Lumbini and enjoy your time in Nepal.
Chitwan – Jungle Safari
Elephant ride or jeep safari into the dense forests of Chitwan National Park is an amazing experience. The moment of being close to wildlife and rejoicing your every encounter with the wildlife in the jungle is obviously a memorable experience. If you are planning to visit Nepal, then jungle safari in Chitwan National Park is an activity not to be missed.
Festivals mainly Dashain, Holi and Shivaratri
There are some rejoicing festivals celebrated by Hindu people which can be a fun to watch out. So, if you want to be a part of some relishing festivals then Dashain, Holi and Shivaratri and three interesting festivals that you can be part of. The people getting together and enjoying family time in Dashain, playing with colors in Holi and the views around Pashupatinath temple during Shivaratri are the interesting moments not to be missed while in Nepal.
Food – momo and chiya (tea)
While you are in Nepal, do not forget to taste momos and of course the local tea. It is a highly recommended must taste food in Nepal. Besides, this, there are plenty of options of good food. You can taste some of the Newari food varieties and peculiar Nepalese food. Trust us, you would love it. So, enjoying Nepalese food especially momo and local tea in Nepal are the things not to be missed in Nepal.
Journey in public bus
If you are new to Nepal, then seeing people travel in a public transport can be an interesting experience. What if you be a part of crowd in the local transport and travel up and down enjoying the bumps. It can be too weird but a fun at the same time!
Yoga and meditation
Nepal is a wonderful land for yoga and meditation. Imagine yourself in a lush and pristine environment enjoying yoga and meditating. It can be a wonderful opportunity of self-realization and motivation.
If you are visiting Nepal any sooner, then these are the highlighted things not to be missed in Nepal. If you want to enjoy all of it, do not forget to contact your reliable travel partner – Nepal Intrepid Treks for a happy and all in one journey.