Nepal is a beautiful paradise on earth. It has a variety of landscapes, cultures, traditions, and friendly people. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia because of its natural beauty, breathtaking Himalayan views that include Mt. Everest, huge biodiversity, multi-culture and religions, religious sites including the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, deep lakes like Shey-Phoksundo, Tilicho, Rara, etc., splendid rivers like Karnali, Koshi, Narayani, etc. and many other stunning scenarios and sites. Nepal is a unique country. It is peaceful and gives you a sense of serenity. There can be hundreds of reason to visit Nepal, here we are briefing the main reasons to visit Nepal.
Nepal is blessed with innumerable gifts of nature. The country has tremendous geographical and topological diversity that divides the country into Terai, Hilly, and Himalayan Regions. From lowlands to snow-capped mountains, the weather also diverse in these regions. There are many big rivers that flow beautifully, deep lakes, greeny forests, mountains, and high snow-capped mountains that are breathtaking. Wherever you are in Nepal, you will always be surrounded by the view of its natural beautiful scenario. The mesmerizing morning sunrise and sunset can be witnessed from hilly stations like Nagarkot, Sarangkot, Dhulikhel, Daman, and plains like Sauraha (Chitwan National Park). The beautiful nature brings a feeling of harmony, peace, and serenity. To explore these natural beauties of Nepal, tourist can choose the plan of trekking, driving tour or small hiking.
Nepal has sites that are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage in Kathmandu Valley, Lumbini, and Chitwan. In Kathmandu valley, you can find ancient arts and architectures including Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square that resides from the reign of Malla Kings from the 16th to 18th century. Temples and stupas listed as World Heritage are Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath Stupa that withstand since ancient times. They hold valuable historical importance. There are many more temples and monuments all over Nepal that are holy and have their own importance. Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha is also enlisted as a World Heritage Site. It has many old temples such as Mayadevi Temple, and others funded by Buddhist organizations from various countries. The other main attractions here are World Peace Pagoda, Maynmar Golden Temple, Ashoka Pillar, etc. Therefore, Nepal is a great destination for enthusiasts of history, culture, arts, and architecture. Trips to these historical and holy places will bring you inner peace and, delightful and enlightening experiences. It can be your nature and spiritual tour in Nepal including walking tour in the heritage sides.
Nepal has an extremely diverse topography from the world’s highest Mountain (Mt. Everest) to the world’s deepest Gorge (Kali Gandaki Gorge). No wonder it is a paradise for adventure-seeking travellers. You will find activities and sports of your interest and ideals here.
With 8 out of the 10 highest mountains in the world, Nepal is mostly known as a trekking and mountaineering destination. The widely popular trekking destinations are Annapurna Base Camp, Everest Basecamp Trek, Mustang Trek, Langtang Trek, Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek etc, You can also go for short treks and hiking to places like Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Kakani, Phulchowki, Nagarjun, Daman, Sarangkot, and many more.
There are many other adventure sports aside from trekking like mountain biking, rock climbing, water rafting, zip fly, jungle safari, paragliding, bungee jumping, hot air ballooning, skydiving, motorbiking tour and more. You can arrange bookings to these sports through licensed agencies that provide safety measures and equipment. These are the many activities you can experience according to your interest. You can enjoy these adventures alongside beautiful nature and sightseeing places.
Although Nepal has a small area, it has vast biodiversity. We have a hugely diverse population of vibrant birds and other wildlife that can be tracked down in National Parks mainly; UNESCO World Heritage-listed popular national park, Chitwan, and Bardia. You can head for safaris in these national parks to explore a variety of animals including crocodiles, rare one-horned rhinos, deers, leopards, sloth bears, wild elephants, and Bengal tiger. You can also go for bird seeing in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve. In the higher lands, you can expect wild creatures that include snow leopards, yaks, blue sheep, red panda, etc. Hence you got to see varieties of wildlife from snow-leopards to beautiful varieties of butterflies in different parts of Nepal.
Nepal is home to a variety of people from over 35 ethnic groups each having their own unique beliefs, customs, language, festivals, food, and art. There are about 123 languages spoken here. The most beautiful thing about the culture here is the vibrant clothes and amazing festivals like Holi, Indra Jatra, Dashain, Teej, Gai Jatra, Indra Jatra etc. There is also a special day where dogs, crows, cows, ox are respectfully celebrated. This is the beauty of Nepali festivals. People from different religions live in harmony and peace. Travelling around different places here, you will get a chance to experience and learn each religion’s customs. These types of enlightening experiences show how unique a place it is to visit.
The Nepali cuisine remains unique though influenced by its neighbouring countries, China and India. You cannot leave without trying its delicacy that varies from every ethnicity. Daal-Bhaat-Tarakari( lentils, rice, and curried vegetables) is the typical dish that is available in almost every restaurant. Other well-known Nepali foods that are popular among locals, as well as tourists, are dhindo, Yomiuri, Katamari, Nepali-Tibetian dishes (momo and thukpa), etc. There are a variety of food dishes that comes with their own flavours, aroma, and their own stories.
Nepali people are exceedingly kind and warm. They believe that guests are like God and always are very welcoming. They always try to make you feel at home and always offer help when needed. They will always be smiley and friendly. People are extremely hospitable, one greeting of ‘Namaste’ and they will share their stories and food without any hesitation. They love tourists. There is truth to the saying, you first come to Nepal for the mountains, you return here for the people.
Nepal is an excellent choice for budget-minded travellers. Restaurants are reasonably priced and there are a lot of cheap accommodations. The trekking trails and other adventurous sports are also reasonable. Your experience and abundant memories will be worth the price you spend here.
Nepal is one of the best travel destinations you should visit once in a lifetime. It is a safe place to travel. It is a destination for people of all ages and people of different interests as it has everything to offer from religious pilgrimage tours to adventurous sports. It is not much expensive and you can easily travel and collect many memories in a short period of time. The best season to visit Nepal is in autumn and spring season but there are many destinations can visit in winter and rainy season, thus Nepal is possible to visit throughout the year.