9 reasons why Nepal should be your next travel destination
‘A country of great diversity from culture, climate with exotic flora/fauna’
Why should you visit Nepal! The land of immense historical culture with dramatic landscapes capturing the eight highest peaks in the world and much more, Nepal offers a wide range of exotic holiday destinations.
For most travelers around the world, Nepal – the land of high Himalayan Mountains, but one will be surprised that the country offers more than a mountain with a wide range of interesting places to visit.
Ancient traditions with the world’s heritage sites, with ancient religious monuments with old Palace and courtyard, with much greenery that surrounds the country with beautiful forest.
The warm hospitality of Nepalese makes your visit more mesmerizing in the country that recognizes Nepal as one of the friendliest countries in the world, where visitors are greeted with open smiles.
Nepal, a land of great diversity, from culture, people, religion, varied climate with different scenery as you travel from one place to another from the low dense tropical jungles to the trail of Yak and Yeti.
Nepal is also the world’s richest countries in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical location with various altitudes, where the country ranges from 60 m above sea level to the highest point on earth to the top of Mt. Everest at 8,848.86 m, all within a distance of 150 km resulting into climatic changes from sub-tropical-alpine to the Arctic.
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A TREKKERS’ PARADISE:
The main flow of visitors to Nepal is for trekking in and around Himalaya, as the country offers various scenic destinations for all types of people as well as for the age group. From a short day hike and trek to a week or more of a month, travelers can choose all types of treks from moderate, adventurous to challenging grade.
Nepal is famous for the high Himalayan Mountain range with the world’s eight highest namely Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho-Oyu and Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu with world tenth highest Mt. Annapurna.
Besides world 8,000 meter peaks, Nepal with hundreds of other giant mountain range that makes Nepal one of the best trekking destination as well for all types of adventure.
AN ADVENTURE HAVEN:
Nepal due to its high Himalayan Mountain range makes an Adventure Haven for all types of adventurers, as well as one of the most sought countries for all people seeking pure wilderness in the shade of high mountains.
Nepal offers a great range of adventures from trekking, major mountaineering, peak climbing, and mountain biking. The list of adventure continues with white-water rafting or kayaking to other adrenaline short adventure sports like Bungee, Sky Dive, Zip Fly, and Paragliding.
Trekkers and adventurers can find a wide range of adventure in Nepal from the country the Far East to the Far West and walking to the world’s highest base camp or doing a circuit of the high mountain range.
Nepal occupies only 0.03% of the earth but it is home to 02 % of all the flowering plants in the world; 8 % of the world’s population of birds (more than 857 species); 04 % of mammals on earth; 11 of the world’s 15 families of butterflies (more than 500 species); 600 indigenous plant families; 319 species of exotic orchids.
All the nature treasures make Nepal an adventure haven for all kinds of visitors, where travelers can find comfort in a nice and lovely local mountain lodge or Home-Stay.
A SAFE DESTINATION:
Nepal not only famous as the world’s number one adventure destination, it is the country and its people that make the visitors safe and secure, one of the most friendly countries on this planet earth.
Wherever you travel, Nepalese people always help and greets you with a smile and traditional welcome on mountain villages, towns, and cities.
Nepal has more than 60 ethnic groups and 70 native spoken languages, but the main national language is Nepali. However travel-trade people understand and can speak English and other foreign languages as well which makes it visitors easy to communicate and feeling safe and secure, with the guidance of local guides, and its ever-friendly people.
All Guests are greeted with a warm friendly welcome, in the local language called ‘Atithi Deva Bhawa’ meaning “Godly Welcome”.
Nepal not only a country of high mountains, glacial rivers, and scenic landscapes, due to dramatic geographical positions, Nepal is also a land of varieties where one can enjoy wild-life and jungle safari in the deep green tropical jungles of the Terai region.
The low land of Nepal, where dense jungles are located with abundant wild animals and exotic birdlife.
Before or after your major trip in Nepal, one can extend their holiday visiting Nepal’s southern low and warm country, where Chitwan National Park is famous and listed as Asia’s best national park for all types of jungle safari in the comfort of nice and lovely jungle lodge or resorts.
Wild-Life in Nepal tropical jungles where visitors can enjoy a safari on elephant backs and jungle or nature walks on the lookout for rare and elusive Royal Bengal Tiger, One-horned Rhinoceros, four types of deer, two species of crocodiles with other mammals with hundreds of different species of exotic birdlife.
Various great places for Wild-Life in Nepal for 2 days or more as one can visit Chitwan National Park, Bardiya National Park, and Kosi Tapu Wildlife offers exciting safari with expert guides to show you the wonders of natural surroundings of Nepal wild-life.
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE:
Nepal is a country of many world heritage sites and the land of various Hindu God and Goddess, the only place in the whole world where Hindu and Buddhism blends in perfect harmony.
One can see monasteries and temples situated close to each other of Hindu and Buddhism religious sites.
UNESCO World Heritage Site starts from the capital Kathmandu where the tour takes you to the old Durbar Square of Malla kings to the Shah Dynasty with an ancient beautiful palace and royal courtyard.
Visit Swayambhunath a Buddhist Stupa, of more than 2,500 years old history perched on a hillock above west of Kathmandu city and the valley.
Listed in the world heritage site as well the landmark of Kathmandu and Nepal, the other heritage monuments is Buddhist large dome Stupa of Bouddhanath, also known as ‘Little Tibet’, where Tibetan origin people reside with colorful interesting markets.
Next on the list is holy Pashupatinath an ancient Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located east of the city on the bank of Bagmati River, a famous and hub for all Hindu followers, where a great festival is called Shiva Ratri held in February.
World Heritage Site extends to Patan / Lalitpur means a city of arts and crafts located close south of Kathmandu city, famous for the ancient Malla kingdom palace with temples of great historical and religious interest.
Bhaktapur, another lovely city within Kathmandu valley located due to east a medial era city, the whole place is a living museum with most world heritage sites. Such as Durbar Square, Golden Gate, Palace of 55 windows, Nytapola temple, and many more where one can take a tour whole day visiting World Heritage Sites of Bhaktapur city.
Beyond and close to Bhaktapur is located an ancient temple of Changunararyan dedicated to Lord Vishnu, perched on a hilltop east of Kathmandu valley and north of Bhaktapur city.
The list of World Heritage Sites continues as Chitwan National Park and Sagarmatha National Park of Everest region added on the list of World Heritage Sites including the birthplace of Lord Buddha at Lumbini, located Far South West of Nepal.
FOOD AND CUISINES:
Travelers gets surprised to see and to consume such a wide variety of food and cuisines of international standard, along with local authentic Nepalese foods.
From the streets of Kathmandu to Thamel one of many interesting areas, loaded with fancy world-class restaurants, where one can get the choice from Continental, Oriental, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Tibetan, and Indian foods in the long list of the menu around most restaurants in Kathmandu, as well in other parts of Nepal of tourist interest. While traveling to the Mountain region Or Trekking to a high mountain, there is the most famous food is called dalbhat tarkari And Mo-mo.
Not only in cities, the food is an equally best on-mountain lodge and resorts as well in the national park area of Chitwan, Bardiya, and Kosi-Tappu as well on Riverside resorts also.
Wherever you travel in Nepal, you will never be disappointed regarding excellent foods and the service of Nepalese people.
DIVERSITY OF CULTURE:
Diversity of Culture is amazing in Nepal due to its mixed blend of culture of Buddhism and Hinduism religions, with over 60 ethnic groups of tribes and 70 native spoken languages.
Which makes Nepal a most fascinating country to visit and to observe the different cultures and life of each tribe, from the low land of the Terai belt to hill and mountain villages. Where every ethnic tribes around village communities have their own tradition and custom.
An interesting country Nepal with large and different group of tribes that makes a well worth to visit and to see all kinds of festivals as well, celebrating with full of joy.
Nepal, one of the few countries in Asia, with such variation of culture and traditions of Hindu, Buddhism as well ancient religion and Animism, a belief that worship nature and surrounding mountains, rivers, and forest.
Traveling in Nepal is fun and interesting to witness the different cultures of each village and festivals.
WORLD HIGHEST LAND:
Nepal is located in the high Himalayan range of mountains and in between China to the north and India in the south, west, and east.
Nepal a country of many high hills and giant mountain ranges makes one of the world’s highest land or a country. Out of the world’s 14 tallest peaks, 8 are located within Nepal that makes the country the highest land on this planet earth. Nepal rises from low 60 m in the down south to mid-green hills and then extends to the world highest Mt. Everest at 8, 848.86 m high.
A country that rises from sub-tropical to cooler hills and then towards arctic zone of remorseless fields of glaciers, ice and snow such a change in short distance of time, Nepal with highest hills and mountains where local Nepalese makes a permanent settlement on the higher valleys and hills.
BIRTHPLACE OF LORD BUDDHA:
Not many people in this world know and are unaware that Nepal is the land where Lord Buddha the Light of Asia was born on the full moon of May 642 BC, according to Buddhist tradition and historians.
Lumbini of Nepal located in the Far South-West of the country, a drive of 7 to 8 hours or one can take a swift flight and then a short drive to reach the holy spot of Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha.
The sacred birth spot of Lord Buddha, designated as a world heritage site in 1997 and was rediscovered in 1895, by a German archaeologist who came upon Asoka’s Pillar.
Identified the inscription and records made by the Chinese pilgrim Fa Xian which was also used in the process of identifying this religiously acclaimed site.
Lumbini the birthplace of Lord Buddha, makes a fascinating pilgrimage tour not only for Buddhist followers but for all interested people who desire peace and salvation in this world. This visit will certainly provide you with inner sights of living in peace and harmony as well as contended.Posted on