Why Nepal Should be in Your Bucket List
On your visit to Nepal, be a part of experiencing the architecturally and culturally rich heritage sites in the city of temples, Kathmandu valley, and the birthplace of Buddha,Lumbini;or get a sight of exotic flora and fauna of Nepal’s Himalayas in the Sagarmatha National Park or enjoy the mellowness of Terai in Chitwan National Park.
The cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley is instantiated by seven groups of monuments and buildings that display the full range of historic successes for which the Kathmandu Valley is world-famous.
These monument zones are the durbar squares of three cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan and the religious ensembles of Swayambhu, Bauddhanath, Pasupati, and Changu Narayan. The remaining three sites located outside the Kathmandu valley hold on to their significance of existence.A developing country in South Asia, Nepal is an essence of natural beauty and geographical variation. Blessed with plentiful gifts of nature, Nepal is rich in natural beauty and destinations which makes it no surprise that Nepal is often considered as one of the best places to travel.
Nepal is a complex oasis of mountains, valleys, ancient towns, culture, and tradition. These distinct features of Nepal make it a top travel destination for many adventure lovers. Far off the beaten path, entering Nepal is same as entering into an ancient world that has been at a standstill for all of the time.
Being a Mountainous country, Nepal is well recognized to be the best destination for enjoying Nature through trekking and mountaineering. It goes without saying that Nepal is chosen for trekking activities because it is the home for some of the highest mountain peaks on the Earth. The country of Himalayas, Nepal offers beautiful localities and destinations for trekking purposes.
Famed for being home to the highest peak of the world Mt Everest, Nepal’s multicultural aspect also helps in making the trek richer in diversified culture. Since Nepal is amusing in terms culture, history and natural landscape, it can be considered as one of the ideal places for trekking. Trekking in diverse terrain will offer you some of the best memories along with the ethnic and cultural celebration of the Nepalese.
In recent years, Nepal has gained a huge number of popular destination for trekking since it offers both mild walks with exotic scenery as well as some breathtaking journeys. The best trek solely depends on the selection of difficulty and the number of days you spend on treks.
Trekking in Nepal is an essence of adventure hiking. Being home for over 19000 lofty mountains, a surplus of hills and three diverse forest belts, Nepal is a paradise for nature lovers. Numerous up and downhill treks through luxurious forests, crossing the icy river and relishing jaw-dropping scenario of snow-covered mountains will undoubtedly make your trekking experience in Nepal mesmerizing.
2. Culture and festivals
Known to the world as the land of mountains, Nepal is distinctly known as the country of colorful vibrant festivals. There are more than 50 festivals in Nepal that are celebrated every year, some having fixed dates and some set by astrologers following the lunar calendar. The festivals distinctly have religious associations or are based on some ancient important events.
Nepal is immersed in myths and legends. More than hundreds of festivals are celebrated every year. Every little festival has a huge back story that supports its existence. You could try exploring these interesting festivals on your visit to Nepal.
Despite having diverse beliefs and ethnic backgrounds, all Nepalese unite together in the celebration of the major festivals. Due to the variation of culture, every day in Nepal is a day of celebration for one or another community. Since one’s pride in one’s culture and has respect for others’, the numerous festivals harmoniously coexist in Nepal.
3. World heritage sites
Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha is considered one of the holiest places for Buddhist pilgrimage. Lumbini endures not only historical and religious importance but also the cultural one. Lumbini Garden, Mayadevi Temple, and world peace pagoda are the major attraction of Lumbini.
Chitwan National park is stretched across an area of 932 sq km and serves as a home to a variety of wildlife species. It has a specially rich in flora and fauna. The park offers a very worthwhile outing via jungle safari. During your stay on the resorts of the park, you are piloted with varieties of cultural artifacts of people in Chitwan.
Finally,The Sagarmatha National park is yet another park in Nepal which has made its way to the list of the world heritage site. It offers the most magnificent views of the rugged mountains, glaciers, and river. The park houses an amazing array of birdlife and exotic animal species. In a nutshell, the Sagarmatha National Park is a storehouse of Himalayan Natural resources.
4. Wildlife safari
The wildlife safari tour in Nepal is one of the amazing adventure trips offering unique wild adventure for nature lovers. The wildlife safari tour in Nepal gives you hence to enter the jungle and view some of the rarest animals. Thus, a wildlife safari adventure could be fit for all trekkers and travelers.
The Safari packages normally include an elephant ride or a jeep safari, canoe rides, nature walks, and bird watching. There are a few excursion tours available around the villages that help to discover the unique village culture and traditions.
Wildlife safari could be one of the many ways to enjoy your holidays in Nepal. As we know, Nepal is a naturally diverse country that offers varieties of excursions you wouldn’t want to miss. So why don’t you try going on a wildlife safari adventure in Nepal’s steamy jungles and gain experience for a lifetime!
Considered to be the best way to explore the jungles and wildlife, wildlife safari tour in the tropical jungles of the lowlands could be a plan for your ideal vacation. Jungle safari is available in many national parks in Nepal as every national park offers a unique trail to jungle safari.
If you are around a local village area, cultural entertainment programs offered by the villagers is yet another highlight of your trip you wouldn’t want to miss. If you wish for something more than just wildlife excursion, the safari trip could be combined with any other adventure activities you may wish to take.
5. Adventure activities
Nepal surely proves to be one of the best destinations for almost all kinds of outdoor adventure activities. Nepal is a home for adventure whether it is paragliding near the mountains or waiting for a Bengal Tiger in the dense forests of Chitwan. Nepal has hundreds of adventurous activities right from the lowland plains of Terai to the Soaring peaks of Himalaya to gratify the adrenaline junk in you.
Often easily overlooked by the aspect of Size, Nepal is known to be the adventure lover’s paradise. Being known for its stunning mountain ranges and trekking trails, Nepal offers numerous adventure activities with its jungle landscape, primitive cities, and holy sites.
So, whether you are seeking a hardcore hiking or simply want to enjoy adventure sports, Nepal is sure to offer you the best terminus where you can leave your worries behind and look up to what this magical country of Mountains has in store for you.
Try Bungee Jumping in this beautiful country of Mountains. Many adventure lovers have been coming to Nepal to experience this breathtaking thrill of falling steeply off a suspension bridge over a river canyon.
Falling from the high altitude on a naturally mesmerizing location between the mountains would make your experience worth remembering for a lifetime.
Ever thought of what adrenaline rush it would be to try out the splashing and waving and twisting and turning sport of white-water rafting. For every adventure lover, it would be truly amazing to meet the spouting white water. Nepal is blessed with some of the amazing and most spectacular rivers in the world.
Try canyoning over beautiful rivers in Nepal. Or maybe fly like a bird in the warm air enjoying the relishing view of snow-capped mountains, lakes, luxuriant valleys. There is a lot of variety you could choose from!
The best possible way to understand Nepal and the Nepalese is through their cuisine. Since the food habits of people fluctuate depending on the region, Nepal doesn't have one distinct cooking style. Therefore, Nepali cuisine contains a variety based on ethnicity and climate relating to Nepal’s cultural and geographical diversity.
The regular Nepali meal is Dal(lentils, peas, and beans), Bhat (boiled rice) and Tarkari(curried vegetables) accompanied by Achar(spicy pickle). Acquired from the Tibetians, Momos(steamed dumplings) deserve a mention as one of the most popular snacks among Nepalis with being said that “ you are not a Nepali if you don't like momos”. Rotis(flatbread) and Dhido(boiled flours) along with Gundruk (fermented green vegetable) also make meals in some homes, especially in rural areas.
Newari cuisine is considered to be one of the most delicious foods with intense flavoring. Newa cuisine features dishes for every edible part of buffalo meat which makes Newari food a unique subset of Nepali cuisine. Thakalis are prominent for producing high-grade rice and lentils which makes Thakali khana famous among the Nepalis.
Apart from these dishes, there are still innumerable varieties of eatery that you could. Therefore on your visit to Nepal, try and discover the hidden secrets of food into the ethnic settlements all over the country.
Through this article, we invite you to explore every section of Nepal from the birthplace of lord buddha to natural scenery. Apart from what is mentioned above, the warm hospitality of the Nepalese is something that will make your visit worthwhile. Join your hands as they greet you “Namaste” and plunge deep into this colorful country of a beautiful culture. NAMASTE!