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6 Reasons to visit Nepal

  • 08-Aug-2022
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Is Nepal the perfect travel destination? At the same time, many might wonder why they should visit Nepal.

Well, Nepal is the perfect destination to experience every world's pleasure in the same land. Moreover, it is only the place to witness certain peculiar things or experience the same uniquely.

The majestic Himalayas lures some, and others are delighted by the culture and hospitality of people. Some may seek spiritual awakening, while others may find natural pleasure.

Hence, here are some reasons to visit Nepal that let you suffice your soul with a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Amazing Trekking Trails

One of the top reasons to visit Nepal is trekking. Nepal always stands as the first destination in the world when it comes to the best trekking trails.

Do you know why Nepal is the prominent hub for hiking?

Nepal, the land of the majestic Himalayas, provides you the authentic life experiences that replenish your heart with immense pleasure not found anywhere. Nepal, the country of the Mountains, offers the best trekking adventure in the world due to its stunning land topography, elevation, and cultural richness. Nepal hosts eight of the world's top ten highest peaks, including the world's highest peak Mt. Everest (8848.86m). Moreover, more than 1300 peaks are above 6000m from sea level.

Breathtaking views of the glorious mountains and mesmerizing geographies are what trekkers love to see, naming Nepal the land of paradise. In addition, the fantastic weather, cultural diversity, peace-loving people, and rural mountain lifestyle make Nepal's trekking different from other countries.

At the same time, different factors play an essential role in making Nepal suitable for trekking. For example, the well-maintained trails, availability of diverse flora and fauna, culturally rich ethnic groups, sufficient accommodation, food facilities, travel-friendly efforts from the government, and warm hospitality from local people. These factors directly aid in establishing Nepal as a peaceful trekking destination in the world.

Every trekker in the world dreams of reaching the base of the world's highest peak, Mt Everest, renowned as the Everest Base Camp trek. In addition to the Everest region trek, there are equally prominent and popular trekking regions like Annapurna and Langtang. Everest view trek, Everest Three Pass Circuit trek, Gokyo lakes, and Gokyo Ri trek, Annapurna Base Camp trek, Annapurna Circuit trek, Ghorepani Poonhill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Langtang valley trek, Langtang Gosaikunda trek, Tamang Heritage trail, are some of the famous expeditions of these regions. In addition, some of the popular off-the-beaten hikes are Tsum valley trek, Upper Dolpo trek, Upper Mustang trek, Makalu trek, Tilicho Lake & Mesokanto Pass trek, Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek, Rowaling trek, Nar Phu Valley trek, etc.

In addition to high altitude trekking, people visit Nepal for short, refreshing, and low altitude treks. Moreover, Nepal offers easy hike that suits family and children, including homestay trek such as Kathmandu and Pokhara valley periphery trek routes, Ghalegaun homestay trek, Chepang hill homestay trek, etc. Furthermore, several trekking routes from the east to the west offer diverse and immense lifetime experiences with uttermost satisfaction.

The trekking routes in Nepal are the best mountain experience in the world, opening up a new dimension in life and giving inner peace. Hence, people worldwide love to visit Nepal throughout the year for the finest trekking experiences.

The Diverse Culture/ Unique Culture

Another important reason for visiting Nepal is to experience the richness of cultures. Nepal, the land of cultural diversity, is an open museum for every cultural visitor.

Every corner of the country has different traditions, customs, and unique ways of life.

Don't you think it would be incredible to witness those diverse people living in peace and harmony?

Visitors have Nepal as their ideal destination for this fantastic learning experience and blending in with their unique way of life.

Do you know Guests are treated as Gods in Nepali culture? 'Atithi Devo Bhava'—Guest is God.

With this pure perspective for the guests, they always want to visit Nepal to experience warm hospitality and respect from Nepalese.

Although Nepal is a small country but has broad diversity in practices and way of life among people establishing it as a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, multi-ethnic, multi-religion, multi-racial country in the world. It is said that Nepal is a shared garden of four castes and thirty-six sub casts (ethnic groups).

One will be amazed at the diverse-minded people living with such cooperation and harmony.

Diverse topography and ethnicity result in cultural diversity. Nepal is divided into three regions: Mountain, Hilly, and Terai regions, which have different cultures among these land structures. Moreover, Nepal is home to more than 100 ethnic groups having their mother tongues, rituals, beliefs, religion, customs, social values, costumes, foods, drinks, arts, crafts, history, literature, folklore, music (songs and dance), festivals, celebrations, etc. Moreover, a peculiar culture of respecting every entity of the environment, such as trees and animals, grasps the attention of every visitor.

You might wonder, Nepal, the land of several gods and goddesses, is the only country to have a living goddess in the world, called Kumari.

Tourists visit Nepal to understand their cultural varieties and relationships. They take part in different festivals and celebrations. They are fascinated by the cultural aspects and their importance, such as Dashain, Tihar, Holi, Lhosar, jatras, parvas, etc.

So, visitors mostly visit Nepal, the land of Buddha, to blend with the culturally rich people, understand the real meaning of life and seek spiritual happiness.

Incredible UNESCO World Heritage sites

One prominent reason to visit Nepal is its unique natural and cultural heritage. Indeed, Nepal is an open museum where visitors get many things to know.
You might wonder, Nepal is a geographically small country but hosts numerous natural and cultural heritages. Among many sites, UNESCO listed ten sites in Nepal as world heritage sites. In broad, there are four world heritage sites, the Kathmandu valley and Lumbini as cultural world heritage, and the Chitwan and Sagarmatha national park as natural world heritage sites.

Due to individually distinct sites, tourists visit Nepal to extract these untouched beauties.
Kathmandu, the city of the temple, is the natural, historical and religious center. As a whole, Kathmandu valley is an open book to the outer world.
Also, you might wonder, within proximity, there are around seven world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley itself.
The UNESCO world heritages sites in Kathmandu valley are:


The Pashupatinath, the national deity and center of faith, is the holiest shrine of Hindus worldwide dedicated to Lord Shiva.


Similarly, the Boudhanath, one of the world's largest stupa, is the spiritual center of Buddhists worldwide.


Globally famous as the Monkey temple, the Swayambhunath, literally meaning self-sprung, is an example of religious harmony. Hence, the Hindus and the Buddhists have two different forms of architecture on the premises. Moreover, the view of Kathmandu valley from the top is spectacular.


At the same time, who does not want to visit the oldest temple in Nepal?
The Changunarayan temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is the center of historical and religious importance. One of the oldest inscriptions in Nepal is carved on a pillar near the temple's entrance dating long ago.

Three Durbar Squares

Visitors understand the history, culture, architecture, etc., through individually distinct durbar squares located closely, namely Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
These three Durbar squares inside the Kathmandu valley are the centers of alluring arts, traditional crafts, ancient's cultures, history, and architecture.
These durbar squares are entirely distinct, allowing tourists a deeper understanding of ancient Nepali civilizations. Visitors even participate in different jatras and parvas.

The cultural and natural heritages lying outside Kathmandu valley are:


Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, is the sacred pilgrimage site for Buddhists and peace lovers worldwide.
It is renowned as the land of peace and the center of wisdom. Therefore, you must visit Nepal to seek absolute peace and spirituality.
This place is of equal significance for its historical and cultural importance. You can also watch varieties of birds over there.

Chitwan National Park

The Chitwan National Park is perfect for jungle safaris and activities like canoeing, elephant riding, village walking, breeding center visiting, bird watching, Tharu cultural events, etc., providing the best exotic experiences.
Comparatively, a small area hosts rich biodiversity, including rare species that attract tourists worldwide. Endangered One-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal tiger, Gharial, etc., are some of the attractions.
You might wonder that more bird species are available in Chitwan National Park than that of entire Europe. Also, Elephant polo originated here, and international tournaments also occur.

Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha National Park, home to the world's highest peak Mt. Everest (8848.86m), is famous for the breathtaking views, stunning landscapes, the magnificent Himalayas, spectacular snowcapped peaks, mountains, glaciers, and valleys, excellent mountain lifestyle, friendly people, high-class trekking routes, rich biodiversity including high altitude rare flora and fauna such as snow leopard, red pandas, medicinal herbs, etc.

Welcoming and Friendly People

Do you know; You won’t be strangers in Nepal?

Although Nepal is home to diverse ethnic groups, there is a sense of we-feeling and unity among each other.

Despite different faces, they all have the same heart and feelings.

Nepalese people are regarded as one of the friendliest and most welcoming in the world.

This is the reason why tourists want to visit Nepal.

Nepalese hospitality has been awarded as World’s Leading Hospitality country by the United Nations world tourism organization.

You might wonder if people who possess nothing to give you will also tend to help you.

The respect and warm hospitality towards the visitors make them come to Nepal again and again.

Nepalese people are most friendly and welcoming and possess ever-smiling faces. They are always down to earth. Despite of poor lifestyle and status, they are rich in kindness, honesty, and open heart.

Moreover, Nepalese are the most helpful people you will ever see. For instance, you land at the airport or during the trek, and anyone you meet is genuinely happy to help you.

Many tourists express they feel like walking down the streets in their homes. People are always willing to lend you a hand in need. They are eager to teach about what they know and show their lifestyle even if they cannot speak a foreign language. They do not hesitate to help you with sign gestures and informal communication.

Moreover, tourists won’t find any discomfort with them. There are low chances of harassment and crimes against tourists compared to other countries. You might wonder why guests are treated as gods in Nepali culture.

Let me give an example of how helpful the Nepalese are:

In other countries, you might feel disappointed when you ask for help regarding direction. They will just show verbally if you are lucky enough.

But in the case of Nepal, if you ask for direction or help, the person will take you to the destination leaving his task or how important might be his work.

Hence, people here are so friendly that they give importance to the help seeker and help them from the bottom of their hearts without any motive in return.

But that does not mean the Nepali people are weak.

Do you know; that Nepal is the land of the brave Gurkhas, the fiercest fighters on the planet?

Once, Adolf Hitler said,” If I had Gurkhas, no armies in the world would defeat me.”

Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw said,” If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is Gurkha.”

One can imagine the braveness of the Nepali people. Every Nepali people, being a little shy and silent, are the real Gurkha in need.

Even the then president of the USA, Donald Trump, requested Gurkha for protection at the US-North Korea summit in Singapore in 2018.

Now, many are deployed in peacekeeping missions for global peace.

Hence, tourists come to Nepal to visit these people and understand them closely.

Safe land to visit

The safe and secure environment in Nepal is another prime factor for the tourist rush in Nepal. The internal and external peace, friendly and welcoming local people, pleasant atmosphere, and government support for tourists make Nepal the safest and most peaceful country that drives many visitors.

Do you know? Officially, Nepal is the second safest country in South Asia and stands as 73rd/163 countries ranked on the Global peace index (2022).

Nepal is a peaceful country adopting the foreign policy of non-alignment, abiding faith in the United Nations. Therefore, Nepal is the best place to travel in terms of safety and security.

Nepal has not had internal conflict; it has been a peaceful and stable country for a few years. Terrorism activity is unheard till the date. Violent crime is scarce; crimes are generally related to corruption, scamming tourists, and bribery.

Strike (commonly known as Bandha) can create difficulty but does not always occur. Violence and tourist-targeted activities are sporadic. 

Robbing and kidnapping are seldom heard. Petty theft is rare but cannot be predicted not to happen anywhere. However, it would help if you were cautious regarding the safety of your belongings. In addition, one should avoid general beggars and scammers asking for funds in the name of donations and sick relatives. 

Nepali people are most friendly and welcoming towards visitors. Therefore, tourists can feel safe with the Nepalese. However, visitors are recommended not to show off ample cash or flash of their wealth with usually poor people, which can tempt them to beg or scam due to compulsion.

Importantly, being in mountainous countries, nothing is uncertain at high altitudes while trekking. Therefore, it would be best if you were extra cautious regarding altitude sickness, high altitude problems, landslides, snow drifts, avalanches, earthquakes, monsoon rains, inevitable weather changes, etc.

Trekking in the Himalayas and adventurous sports and activities are a risky jobs; however, they are performed most safely till the date with minimum accidents.

Notably, Nepal is safe for families, children, and women or solo travelers as well. There is a minimum risk of women's harassment and verbal abuse. Respecting local norms and Nepali dressing while roaming in remote conservative areas can help immensely.

Roads are good in urban areas; however, journeys to hills and mountainous regions due to rugged terrain might not be as comfortable as you think in your hometown. In addition, public transportations are poorly maintained, but well-facilitated tourist vehicles are also available.

Compared with foreign domestic airlines, air transportation is one of the safest and best available services, operating in rugged high-altitude terrain.

Regarding the epidemics, diseases, and health hazards, Dengue, malaria, and snake can be risks in the southern belt of Nepal. Similarly, Acute mountain sickness (AMS) and other altitudinal problems can be health risks at higher elevations. In addition, pollution and sanitation problem can be health issues in urban areas. However, these are not the severe problems causing fatality if one is precautious regarding this in advance.

The government of Nepal is admiringly focused and attentive to the safety of tourists. The police personnel is very helpful and supportive, and tourists can easily ask for help from a nearby station or dial 100.

An insurance plan is most recommended for covering high-altitude rescue in case of trekking. Moreover, traveling with a certified and experienced company or guide, eating and drinking hygienic food and drinks, getting properly vaccinated, and taking care of your belongings further make your trip safe.

Hub for Adventure lovers

Nepal is one of the best destinations in the world for adrenaline junkies.

Nepal, a perfect tourist adventure hub, is the main reason for tourist flow. Adventure tourism offers many outdoor activities, from jumping off the hanging bridge to fighting the fresh white water.

One of the ultimate desires to visit Nepal is to experience the natural thriller in a lifetime. Everything is possible in Nepal, even for those who dream of paradise. You can even experiment with your gut to summit Everest too.

Don't you think it will be a thrilling experience jumping from the world's second highest bungee at Kusma, Parbat (228m long)?

The Bhote Koshi Bungee jump also provides you with exhilaration.

Mountaineering and trekking in Nepal are itself adrenaline-filled activities.

White water rafting on Himalayan rivers across the characteristic cross-section of Nepal's topography is equally famous.

Jungle safaris and watching endangered species like the one-horned rhino and Royal Bengal tiger provide you with real wildlife adventure.

Similarly, mountain biking, horse riding, elephant back riding, snowboarding, rock climbing, peak climbing, boating, fishing, cannoning,  kayaking, mountain expedition, sky diving, zip-lining, paragliding, ultra-light flight, and mountain flight are other doses of adventures in Nepal.

And peculiarly, who doesn't want to explore Honey hunting?

It is another breathtaking activity where honey hunters exhibit exceptional skills by hanging themselves from cliffs as high as 300m using a bamboo ladder and hemp ropes while harvesting honeycombs.

The trekking routes to and from the bee hives and the entire process are stunning.


Visit Nepal to get a new direction in your life and gain life experience that fills your heart with immense pleasure and uttermost satisfaction. A perfect destination is waiting for your visit for the divine adventure.

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