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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Nepal

Nepal is the country of gods and goddesses, the country with interminable culture, the country where guests are treated as God incarnate, and the country blessed with the exquisite Himalayas. It is also a country with serene lakes, breathtaking scenery, and other flora and animals, including many rare species. Nepal has always been one of the top-listed countries to visit. Its people are friendly and receptive and the country has breathtaking scenarios of the beautiful landscape including mountains, rivers & lakes, etc.

In short, people should visit Nepal to get a lifetime experience that they can’t find anywhere. Some of the main reasons why we should visit Nepal are has been given below.

1.      Everest Base Camp Trek

Trekking in Nepal is on the bucket list of many travelers as Nepal is one of the best destinations for Himalayan Trekking journeys. Nepal houses 10 out of the 14 highest mountain peaks along with thousands of others including the world’s tallest Mount Everest. Climbing Mount Everest or even just Everest base camp trek (EBC) is often the dream for many trekkers who intend to visit Nepal. Base camp trekking can be completed in just 2 weeks.  While doing mountain climbing one needs to be cautious about the mountain sickness that may lead to severe illness as a result of the high-altitude effect.  It is highly recommended that you take a guide or porter with you when you are approaching the highest point.

2.      Cultural Richness

The rich culture of Nepal is another reason that motivates people to visit Nepal.  The cultural richness of Nepal is unmatched, and so is its geographic variety. Nepal is home to more than 100 different ethnic tribes and each community has its own traditions, customs, and languages. One of the other prime reasons Nepal is considered one of the top countries to visit is the cultural diversity existing here. The diversity of cultures in Nepal is another important factor in its reputation as one of the top travel destinations. Even more fascinating is learning about each culture’s fascinating history. Different cultural characteristics, such as dancing styles, folklore, religion, music, art, songs, language, food, attire, etc., vary from one culture to the next.

3.      10 UNESCO Heritage Sites

There are 10 World Heritage Sites in Nepal where you can see unique beauty, old culture, tradition, and many more. These include; Sagarmatha National Park, Chitwan National Park (wildlife area), Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Buddha, and 7 sites in Kathmandu Valley counted together as one.

So, the seven sites in Kathmandu are; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (monkey temple), Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Changunarayan. Even if you are not in history or sites, these places will make your trip worth full.

  1. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

If you think you aren’t ready for Everest, you can go to the Annapurna base camp first. Mount Annapurna is the world’s 10th tallest peak. This trek offers you the natural beauty of the Himalayas including a panoramic view of Annapurna Range, sunrise and sunsets from Mt fishtail and Mt Annapurna base camps, Ghorepani & Ghandruk village, and the lifestyle of people living in high altitudes. It can be done in 8 days from Pokhara or you can take a heli flight from Kathmandu to reach the base camp.

4.      Lumbini – the birthplace of Buddha

The founder of the Buddhist religion was born in Nepal in Lumbini making it culturally and historically appealing. Every year thousands of pilgrims visit here to worship, meditate and learn at the site. Besides that, you can also visit the following major attractions in Lumbini which include the Maya Devi temple/pond, Ashoka pillar, Myanmar Golden Temple, World Peace Pagoda, China temple, Lumbini Museum, Cambodian Monastery, and Royal Thai Buddhist Monastery. Many people especially from Buddhist countries like China, Thailand, Japan, and Srilanka visit this place and worship Buddha.

5.      Wildlife Safari

If you go to the south you can enjoy the wildlife safari. Enjoy spotting the Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinos, elephants, crocodiles, and many other wild animals in Chitwan National and Bardia National Park. You can also experience the Tharu culture with the dance, and food and enjoy the vibes of local culture.

6.      Nepali Local Cuisine

It would be hard to try and find all those cuisines but you can easily find the local and also national dishes Dal, Bhat which is rice, lentils and it comes with loads of different side dishes such as meats, vegetables, and pickles. Another dish to put on your list is Momos which is dumplings and what makes it different from Chinese dumplings is the special sauce that comes with it. Your Nepal vacation won’t be complete without trying these two dishes.

7.      Festivals

It is said that Nepal has more festivals than the number of days in a year. During the month of October, Nepalese celebrate the main festival called Vijaya Dashain. It is the main festival of Hindus, though all Nepalese people do celebrate it. The Goddess Durga is worshipped as the symbol of power in this festival.

Families get together, the elders give blessings and money or gifts to the younger ones. It is like a Christmas! You would be lucky to experience this festival with a local family.

Holi is another festival where not only Nepali people but also the foreigners celebrate it with the colors. Dipawali is also the second major festival that is celebrated all over Nepal with worshiping, colors, and lights.

8.      World’s Highest Altitude Lake – Tilicho Lake

Situated at an altitude of 4,949 m above sea level, Lake Tilicho is the world’s highest altitude lake. Getting there can be rough as you have to trek along with the landslides affected area but once you get there, you will enjoy it a lot. From Kathmandu, it takes a minimum of 5 days to arrive at Tilicho Lake or 15 days if you want to take it slow.  Once you are here for trek. it could be very much fruitful to combine a trek with Chulu Far East Peak Climb. You should take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and start the trek from Lukla.

9.      Adventure Sports

Nepal is rich in rivers. Hence, it is one of the best sights for rafting and kayaking. You can choose to raft from the Trishuli River, Seti River, Bhote Koshi River, Kali Gandaki River, Marsandi River, Sun Koshi River, Arun River, Karnali River, and Tamur River. Rafting trips can range from easy, medium to difficult ones. You can opt to do rafting after the trek is accomplished.

Nepalese are the people who love adventures. Nepal has the second-highest bungee jumping place in the world. You can get bungee jump and canyon jump off your buck list with half the price you would pay in the developed country. Safety is not compromised as the technology is well equipped with modern equipment & techniques. Do it and experience the thrill of a jump over one of the fast-flowing deep rivers in Nepal.

Red Note: 3 June 2022

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