Nepal is a one-stop destination for all, be it family groups, culture enthusiasts, solo travelers, or adrenaline junkies. It is replete with all kinds of natural wonders like lush, green forests, a variety of flora and fauna, majestic mountains and stunning lakes. Not just that, Nepal tourism boasts of a culture that is equally vibrant as its natural landscape. The country is also Lord Buddha’s place of birth.
If this is not enough, it is the best place to scratch off a number of UNESCO world heritage sites off your list. An economical destination with diverse attractions to please everyone, Nepal is a must-visit for every explorer. Our tourism agency, Himalayan Trekkers will be pleased to participate in your journey to discover beautiful Nepal.
Braving some of the World’s Highest Treks
A visit to Nepal is dreams come true for every trekker or mountaineer. Apart from the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, eight out of ten of the highest peaks in the world are located here. Completing trekking circuits like Everest Base Camp, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu and Mustang among others is as much a challenge as it is fun.
Himalayan Trekkers offers excellent guidance and arrangements that make even the most difficult treks successful. Right from offering trained guides to arranging accommodation, everything will be taken care of. However, it is strictly advised that proper acclimatization is absolutely imperative prior to attempt any of these treks.
Also, heavy woolens, sturdy hiking boots and high altitude medicines like Diamox, paracetamols, anti-diarrhea pills and anti-nausea tablets go a long way in case of emergencies.
1. Discovering Nepal’s Natural Treasure Trove
Think of any landform, be it mountain, jungles or lakes- you have it all in Nepal and that too some of the most famous ones in the world.
Home to the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, Nepal also houses several other mountains that are listed among the 10 highest ones in the world. Himalayan Trekkers suggest that you must include Pokhara in your trip as the entire range of the Himalayas is visible from here along with mesmerizing lakes like Rupa, Begnas and Phewa.
The world’s deepest gorge, known as Kali Gandaki lies in Nepal. It is here that the second-highest bungee jumping in the world takes place.
Talk of wildlife and Nepal presents before you Bardia National Park which is a 968 square kilometres large wildlife reserve that is one of the most prominent tiger habitats in Asia. Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site is also located here. It is the abode of over 100 species of birds as well as endangered animals like the Royal Bengal tiger, one-horned rhinoceros, Gangetic dolphin and the freshwater gharial.
Himalayan trekkers will recommend a trip to the Gokyo lakes that are regarded as the highest freshwater lake system in the world and if one is interested in covering the Annapurna circuit, Tilicho lake is also worth a visit.
2. Nepal’s Colourful Culture
For all the culture lovers out there, culture of Nepal beckons you with all its heart. A hotbed of cultural celebrations, Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu will surely fill you with awe. Explore the 3rd-century ancient Durbar square where the coronation of kings and princes used to take place.
Move ahead towards Patan square where Sundari chowk awaits you with another UNESCO World Heritage site. This is the Royal Bath called Tushahity, an architectural marvel carved out of stone. Guess what? This is not the only praise-worthy piece of architecture. The entire valley is strewn with several monuments of historical and cultural importance.
Himalayan Trekkers will ensure that you do not miss out on any this culture treat.
3. A mixed bag of Religions
Nepal is a secular state with beautiful temples and shrines having other religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and many others. The Pashupatinath temple is one of the most renowned temples of Hindus.
In fact, the biggest and most famous Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibetan borders is situated here. This stupa is known as the Boudhanath stupa.
Himalayan Trekkers will be glad to plan your trip as you get to know each of these unique religions.
4. Guaranteed Adrenaline Rush
Enjoy the ultimate adrenaline rush in Nepal. Try out a variety of activities like paragliding across magnificent mountain slopes, conquer the rugged terrain on a mountain bike or try your hand at river rafting and bungee jumping.
If you are not into extreme sports but you still want to gaze at the highest cliffs, give a shot at the hot air balloon.
Whatever your choice may be, Himalayan Trekkers always has your back!
4. Home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Nepal comprises of 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites out of which 7 are of cultural importance while the other 3 are natural wonders.
Kathmandu is the only city in the world where 7 out of 10 UNESCO heritage sites are located within a few kilometers. The seven cultural heritage sites are Pashupatinath temple that is a Hindu religious landmark, the Swayambhunath Stupa that is considered to be 2500 years old, the famous Boudhanath stupa, the Changu Narayan temple and the Durbar Squares of the ancient cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan.
The three natural UNESCO World Heritage sites are Lumbini Gardens where Lord Buddha was born, Chitwan National park and Sagarmatha National Park.
Anyone who is interested to explore these heritage sites will be provided top-grade assistance by Himalayan Trekkers.
5. Pocket-friendly and Family-friendly
Nepal is one of the most economic destinations possible. Your trip to Nepal can be tailored to meet all kinds of budget needs. Hotels and guest houses come as cheap as $5 ranging towards the comparative expensive luxury chains at about $150. Food and lodging facilities are both economical and decent with all basic facilities.
Plus, in case you are traveling with kids, there are good and safe accommodations with all amenities so that you can plan freely without inhibitions.
6. Varied and Delicious Cuisines
Nepal’s cuisines are as impressive and varied as its landscape. The national food of Nepal is ‘dal-bhaat’ platter which is essentially steamed rice with lentil soup, vegetable or meat curry, pickles, salad and green leafy veggies.
Since, Nepal is a home to 135 different castes, all of them have different cuisines, and Nepali people are very fond of food. Once you are in Nepal Dal-Bhaat, Momo (which are basically dumplings filled with meat or veggies but in Nepali style and soy sauce is not used as dipping rather spicy sauce is prepared with traditional recipe), Newari food, Thakali food, Thukpa, Thenthuk, and many others.
Apart from Nepalese dishes, there are almost all the cuisines available in nice restaurants here. Likewise, the liquor you must taste are Himalayan Aila (made by millet/wheat/rice according to places and temperature) and this drink is the typical alcohol which is listed as top 50 best typical liquors, Tongba ( made by millet which is drunk with hot water); as this drink helps people to be warm during winter, Chyang (local beer in Nepal especially typical Newari alcohol).
7. Heart-warming Hospitality
If there is one thing in Nepal that is better than the enchanting scenery, ancient monuments and the cultural celebrations, it is the warm welcome of the Nepali people. Despite the earthquake, not so long ago, this resilient and positive race has recovered amazingly and is happier than ever to provide the best of hospitality to its guests. Give us a chance and we will turn it into a lifetime’s memory!
Nepal and Himalayan Trekkers await your arrival. Soak in the natural beauty, tick off some UNESCO World Heritage sites from your list, sample great food, push your adventure limits and of course meet the amazing people. Plan your trip today with Himalayan Trekkers for the ultimate Nepal experience. To learn more about Nepal and the various packages, check our Trekking and Tours in Nepal Page.