Top 10 attractions in Nepal
Visit Nepal, if you are planning for one of its kind trekking, tours and holiday vacations. Nepal is often said as the trekker’s paradise where we explore diversity in culture, topography along actively taking part in activities that defines adventure, thrill and adrenaline.
In the similar way, colorful festivals, cultural pilgrimage tours and other exciting trips gives you an opportunity to get insights into local traditions and cultures. Therefore either you are novice trekkers or experienced hiker, Nepal has always something to offer for adventure enthusiasts from all over the world. Here are top 10 attractions in Nepal that you would love to explore.
10. Kathmandu valley sightseeing:
While arriving in Nepal, as you arrive at capital city Katmandu, you would get shocked by glimpse of busy streets, people and market all around. While strolling around the Thamel area, there are plenty of trekking shops, book shops, music shops, banks, atms, restaurants, bars and hotels; it is known as tourist hub in Kathmandu.
Just grab a street food like momos, spring rolls, samoshas or fast food items like burger and hotdog then stroll around the compact stone paved streets around Thamel area. At walking distance from Thamel, visit Kathmandu durbar square, the UNESCO world heritage site which gives an insight to centuries old culture and architectures. Visit museums, architectural home of living goddesses Kumari, Kasthamandap temple, Hanuman dhoka palace courtyards and other attractions.
Monkey temple Swayambhunath stupa, Little Tibet Boudhanath stupa, and famous hindu shrine Pashupatinath temple are other world heritage sites that you should visit while in Kathmandu.
Further, experience the cultural, historical and architectural sites around these medieval cities Bhaktapur and Patan too.
9. Nepal Mountain flight:
While visiting Nepal on trekking adventures, we would like to let you know that simply a short about an hour of mountain flight gives you an opportunity to witness overall view of great grand Himalayan range. Not only for trekkers, it would be an ideal option for all the travelers who are unable to walk across the beautiful trails along foothills of Himalayas due to any reasons like time limitation or other fitness issues.
Mountain flight in Nepal takes off every morning from Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu. It is planned and organized in such a way that all the passengers get excellent eye to eye panoramic views of snow capped Himalayas from Everest, Makalu, Manaslu, Langtang, Annapurna and others. The flight attendant of mountain flight also notifies the passenger about the Himalayan peaks. While you are multi thousand feet elevation at the air, you shall also be given a chance to enter into cockpit to capture the photographs. So, if you love the Himalayan sceneries, why not go for mountain flight in Nepal arranged, customizable for you by Icicles Adventure Treks.
8.Nepal Rafting adventure:
Hold your breath and keep paddling during white water rafting adventure in Nepal. The glacial melts from Himalayas and unlimited raging rivers makes the perfect site for experiencing rafting adventure. Trishuli, Bhotekhoshi, Sunkoshi, Marshyandi and Kaligandaki being the major rafting rivers of Nepal; the thrill of waterways in Trishuli river on your way to Chitwan or Pokhara should not be missed. And remember, rafting can be experienced even if you don’t know swimming. All the safety measures and rescue kayaks are always there to avoid accidents.
7.Chitwan National Park:
Join wilderness activities at Chitwan National Park. Riding elephant is fun in Chitwan. While you are on elephant jungle safari, witness the abundance of wildlife like royal Bengal tiger, musk deer, crocodiles and other flora faunas. Exploring local Tharu village, evening cultural dance show, local organic meals and staying in heritage homes gives an insight to their culture, tradition and lifestyle.
6. Visit Lumbini:
Lumbini is the holy pilgrimage site in Nepal where Lord Buddha was born. Thousands of Buddhists pilgrims from all over the place visits Lumbini to step on the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Visit to picturesque monasteries, temples, museums and land marks around the site definitely bless us with peace and tranquility. Lumbini has been the major touristic attraction after Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan.
5. Go Pokhara and don’t miss these things to do:
Pokhara is another highlight on our top 10 attractions in Nepal. Pokhara is nature’s paradise often considered as heaven on earth. One of the most beautiful site not only in Nepal, but in whole world. The city blessed with plenty of lakes, surrounded by Annapurna Himalayan range on north. And lively place with lots of adventurous activities to experience.
Now if you are planning to visit Pokhara or if Pokhara is there in your itinerary then don’t miss these things to do. First would be boating on Phewa Lake which you must do and everybody else does either to visit island temple ‘Tal Barahi’ or just to explore the huge pristine lake and surroundings.
Second would be paragliding, the best way to fly like a bird from top of Sarangkot hill. This adventurous sport is gaining popularity day by. Your paragliding selfie would definitely get more likes than anything.
There is also and option of experiencing bungee jumping at Pokhara. Free fall from 70 meters on artificial pond with tied rope makes your heart pounding. Or you can also experience zip flying at Pokhara owned by high ground adventures. One of the best way to take your breath away.
4. Upper Mustang trek:
Explore unique lifestyle and landscapes around off the beaten path in upper mustang trek. This trans-himalayan region is greatly influenced by Tibetan highlands culturally and topographically both ways. Upper mustang is uncrowded trek where you will get an insight to isolated thousands of years old traditions and cultures still followed by locals with same passion and belief. Most of the rocky stone houses and entire landscapes seems like this place is out of the world. Best time to visit Upper mustang is during their Tiji festival held year after end of winter and early spring season (March/April).
3. Langtang valley trek:
Langtang valley trek lies among popular trekking sites on our top 10 attractions in Nepal lists. It offers the best of greeneries, forest walks, and insight into Tamang heritage near Tibetan border. If you want the Tibetan flavor in short trek from Kathmandu, then Langtang valley is your ideal option.
Langtang valley trek offers and once in a lifetime trekking opportunity through Langtang National park with the awe-inspiring Himalayan backdrop, scenic waterfalls, and lush green forests with Tibetan influenced culture nearby Kathmandu valley. The place must to be visited for explorers.
2. Annapurna base camp trek:
Capture the best views of Annapurna Himalayan range along cultural exploration, waterfalls, scenic villages, terraced fields, beautiful rhododendron forests, and splendid mountain views before arriving at base camp of grand Annapurna.
Along the journey, early morning hike up to Poon-hill viewpoint for the splendid Annapurna Himalayan range enchants every incoming visitor. Either trekking around ABC is your first time or you are experienced customer, there is always something new that’s fascinating.
1. Everest base camp trek:
Everest Base Camp is definitely on top of our top 10 attractions list in Nepal. Walk on one of the most popular trekking trail of the world and get that feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment. Thousands of trekkers and adventurists flock into this area annually. Trek through beautiful Sherpa village of Namche, abundance of Himalayan floras and faunas at Sagarmatha national park, monasteries at Tengboche. And enjoy magnificent panoramic views from Kalapathhar view point after or before we arrive at one and only Everest base camp.
Therefore these are the top 10 attractions in Nepal. What are your top attractions? Let us know on the comment box below.