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Nepal is a small, landlocked country that offers a mind-blowing array of unique and exceptional destinations for visitors. The mesmerizing views from the top of Nepal’s mountains are among the best in the world and one of the major attractions in the country. Nepal is a great country for adventure travel; yet, it is also an artistic and architectural eye-opener. Full of breath-taking scenery and lavish experiences, Nepal has an incredibly rich cultural and natural heritage to explore. Discover the mountains, valleys, hills and historic images of this nation.
Trekking is the top activity in Nepal, and offers a chance to explore the most renowned destinations in the country. Nepal is blessed with pristine landscapes, rugged mountain trails and culturally rich villages that provide mesmerizing views of spectacular, lofty mountains. The major trekking trails here are Everest Base Camp Trekking, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Region Trek, Manaslu Region Trek, Mustang Region Trek, Kanchenjunga Trek and others. There are many trekking companies in Nepal that will help you on your adventure, and all will definitely push you to the limits of your strength!
Hiking in the Hills
Hiking is one of the best ways to explore the cordial beauty of the countryside while also discovering the diverse culture of the hilly regions of Nepal. Hiking in itself is a journey that offers stunning and delightful vistas that will refresh the mind and revitalize the soul. The hills near the Kathmandu Valley also have regularly spaced tea houses, which offer a quiescent place to regain your energy during a hike. Furthermore, you can arrange home stays in the area to give you plenty of time to mingle with the local Nepalese people.
White Water Rafting
Nepal is the second-richest country in terms of water-resources, and the melting ice and snow from the sapphire Himalayas act as sources for many ever-flowing rivers and tributaries. All of the rivers offer nerve wrecking and jaw dropping rapids for rafting. The most popular white water rafting rivers in Nepal are Trishuli River and Bhotekoshi River. As per your convenience and choice, you can choose from six different difficulty levels, ranging from class one to six – class one is the easiest and the difficulty level increases as you go up to the sixth class.
Nepal is blessed with pristine landscapes, rugged mountain trails and culturally rich villagesEB
Survey the Magnificence of the Kathmandu Valley
The valley is an incorporated mixture with over a thousand years of mind boggling architecture and history, and more than one hundred ethnic cultures established as early as 723 A.D. This valley contains seven of Nepal’s ten heritage sites recognized by UNESCO. The city of Kathmandu is generally known as the city of temples as it is augmented with staggering shrines and monasteries. The beautiful palaces and temples built in the medieval period by the Malla rulers have intricate wood carvings displayed in the doors, pillars and windows. The region is also enriched with culture, and people of every religion will be seen celebrating various festivals around the year. Kathmandu Valley is certainly a must visit place in Nepal!
Climbing to the peak of one of the world’s largest summits is an achievement that is filled with electrifying and audacious moments. Nepal, the country with the highest peak positioned in its lap and eight of the ten tallest mountains in the world, is immensely popular among mountain trekkers. Mountaineering was first made famous in May 1953 when Sir Ed. Hillary and Tenzing Norgay mounted the peak of the world, Mt. Everest. Today, about 175 out of the 326 peaks found in Nepal are open for mountaineering.
Nepal contains many birds, including pelicans, egrets, storks, flamingos, ducks, geese, swans, hawks, kites, falcons and eagles, and rare reptiles, such as bengal monitor snakes, cobras and monitor dragons. As such, the country is a treat for nature lovers. 23% of Nepal’s landmass is government protected in the form of national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and reserves, all of which help to conserve exotic flora and fauna. Of these protected regions, the Southern Plains are easily accessible and most suited for jungle safaris and tours. During a safari, you may spot endangered animals among the core regions of the forests while riding on either disciplined elephants or jeeps.
Enjoy the Traditional Cuisines
Besides rich traditions, Nepal presents you with yummy traditional cuisines of various cultures and religions. Travelers can entertain their taste buds with different varieties of meat, sel roti (made of rice flour), yomari (made of rice flour stuffed with molasses), bara (made of lentil flour), homemade wine and beer, momos (special dumplings), juju dhau (Nepalese yogurt), rice, pickles and many more appetizing cuisines.
The above are just a few of the stunning options available for visitors to Nepal – there is also so much more to explore. So come and visit this magnificent country!