The south-Asian continent holds many exotic and wondrous lands and Nepal is one among them. This small landlocked country is a grand place to visit because of all the splendid sights it has to offer. From lush green forests to arid snow-covered mountains, you will find an abundance of varying kinds of geographic features in Nepal. It is bordered by India on the southern and western sides, Bhutan from the eastern side, Tibet in China from the northern side. Nepal is one of the highest places on earth and has 8 of the 10 highest mountain peaks in the world. This is because this is a land build on the might Himalayas, a range of young fold mountains that are still growing in size. The highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest, at 8488m height, is located in Nepal. You can enter Nepal from all the surrounding countries via various means of transport through road or air!
The warm multi-ethnic community of Nepal happily welcomes guests from all around the world throughout the year. You can visit Nepal any time of the year and immerse yourself in the quaint life in the hills. However, if you are looking for an edge of nature among the laps of nature, then Nepal has several amazing camping sots to offer. If it is camping that you are looking forward to, then it is better if you plan your trips between March to May or September to December, as these are the best months to camp in Nepal. As you are camping and trekking through Nepal, it can be done on a regional budget as well as a comfortable and luxurious trip as per interest and availability.
Himalayan Trekkers knows how adventure enthusiasts seek to get all energetic and wants to explore the rawest form of nature. So, we know how you make your stay special. Here are 10 of the most amazing places in near Kathmandu Valley that you can go to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life especially for the travelers who do not have more duration but would want nothing more than experiencing the serenity of nature.
If you are looking for a tranquil valley, then Nagarkot is the place for you. It is surrounded by 8 Himalayan mountain ranges and gives you some of the most spectacular views of both sunsets and sunrises. You will be resting at the laps of nature at an elevation of 2195m from the sea at this amazing valley. The weather would mostly be pleasant and very enjoyable. The site also features many attractive temples for Hindu devotees and is a popular site for Hindu pilgrims.
One of the most popular features in Nagarkot is the many camping trails that lead out of it. If you are an adventurer who likes trekking and hiking, then this is just the ideal destination for you. The trails take you through grand sceneries in the mountain and you have to cross lush forests on your way. The forests are an ideal place to glance at exceptional birds and varieties of fauna in the region!
Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is a lovely place to visit. However, if you travel just 20 km away from this amazing hill station, you will be gifted by another hill station which is also quite untouched too. Kathmandu being the capital is not exactly away from the daily cacophony, bur at Lapsiphedi, you can easily attain the peace and quiet that you have been looking for. This has, quite recently, become a popular tourist destination, all thanks to the plentiful natural bounty available here. Greenfields of tea leaves welcome you into this wondrous valley.
There are many spots around Lapsiphedi that offer you some of the most breathtaking views of sunrises and sunsets in Nepal. You can go on many trekking expeditions to nearby hills and places from the valley of Lapshiphedi. The valley in central Nepal is quite high with highly inclined trek routes. This means that the treks are going to be quite tiring. However, the joy of warm and delectable thukpa, momos, and other such Nepalese delights is sure to get you going through the amazing treks with the perennial snow-covered Langtang mountain range going along with you. The place is also ideal if you wish to immerse yourself in the Nepali Tamang culture.
Lapsiphedi is not the only secluded place that is near to Kathmandu. Another exotic village that you can visit while you stay in Nepal to have an ideal camping experience is the village of Balthali. It is situated 32 km away from the capital of Kathmandu and is not a very popular spot which ensures that you can easily escape the daily crowds here. The exotic location is covered in rice fields and surrounded with lush green forests which are ideally comforting to the eyes and the soul.
The Balthali Village, like Lapsiphedi, has the snow-covered Langtang Mountains on one side. It also gets you a grand view of the Mahabharata range and there are so many Buddhist temples here that you can visit. There are many trekking routes emerging out of the village, taking you through the alpine forests into wondrous hamlets that is sure to fill your heart with peace and delight.
SHIVPURI- NAGARJUNA NATIONAL PARK
If you are a nature lover or fond of photographic landscapes and exotic fauna, then the ShivapuriNagarjun National Park is a gem that needs to be adorned in your collection. The national park is just 12 km away from Nepal and is a must for any traveler traversing through Nepal. You will be greeted by a panoramic view of the Himalayas as you step into this national park area. There are many trekking and hiking routes that emerge through the park and take you on a wondrous, memorable walk through the forests. Setting up camp in this park would be the dream for any adventurer lovers because of all the exciting things it promises. There are many native birds you will find in this national park and many migratory birds also make a stopover here. Endemic plant species blooming and spreading in this place is a delightful thing to watch.
As you are enjoying your time in the ShivapuriNagarjun National Park, you will be delighted to know that there is an even more secluded and mesmerizing camping spot in the parking area alone. The Suryachaur hill takes you to one of the rural places of Nepal and will give you a taste of the Nepalese culture at its finest. You have to go through the Gurjebhanjyan pass to reach this place cut off from the rest of the world. The best time to visit the hill station would be in the later months of the year during autumns and even better during winters. The Ganesh Himal range will be standing tall in front of you while you can look down upon the beautiful Thangshing Valley from your many vantage points.
Chitlang, Martkhu, and Kulekhani are three villages situated to the southern fringes of Nepal. These places are well known for their Gamey Goat cheese and also have an abundance of organic farming going on. A visit to these places and camping on the banks of the swiftly flowing river or along the lush slopes will help you to connect with nature. There are amazing views as you trek up the dusty road and you can also go for cable cars in this region.
Nepal is a mesmerizing place filled with untouched natural delights. The foods, the culture, the people in Nepal are all excellent and you will have an experience of a lifetime as you are traveling through Nepal. You should keep in mind that this landlocked country tries to stay away from the cacophony and pollution of everyday city life and it is your duty to maintain the same as you are visiting the place.
Minimal use of plastic, not littering the campsite, dousing the campfire efficiently as you leave a camping spot, and trying not to attract any kind of wild animal are some of the most important things that you should be looking after when you are visiting Nepal. It is your responsibility to preserve the beauty of this beautiful place while having a grand time to your heart’s content.
So, explore the most beautiful location of Nepal with Himalayan Trekkers and connect more with the life of locals. Himalayan Trekkers promise to fulfill all their guests’ wishes.