Nepal presents numerous options to the travelers because of its topography, historic and demographic variations. The adventurous sports, wildlife tours, sightseeing of some impeccable sites and valley, excursion of the mighty Himalayas and the mystic rivers are some of the things one needs to perform on their trip to Nepal. Nepal provides you with grandiose view of the extraordinary Himalayas from the numerous spectacular view points of the country. Likewise, you can also enjoy the historical and cultural beauty of the nation by visiting the numerous heritage sites of the country. Furthermore, this country is filled with breath-taking sceneries and lavish experiences with its charm of cultural heritages, natural heritages, and mighty mountains. Trekking in Nepal isn’t the only thing a visitor can do in Nepal as it isn’t only about adventurous sports but also is a cultural and architectural eye opener. Here is the list of seven things one must do when they decide on visiting this cultural, multilingual, landlocked country.
- Survey the magnificence of The Kathmandu valley
Built in 723 A.D, the Kathmandu valley reflects the true resemblance to the medieval period of the country because of the ancient and historical and architectural temples situated in the valley. Likewise, Kathmandu also consists of eight of the ten UNESCO world heritage sites. This valley is enriched with abundant culture where people of every religion will be seen celebrating numerous festivals and rejoicing their tradition throughout the year. The valley is also dominated by the Newari population, therefore you will be able to learn a lot about the doing of this local culture along with other culture of other ethnic group residing there. The valley is filled with temples and art structures which are intricately crafted and carved by the talented sculptures of the nation. Thus, Kathmandu valley is a must visit place while visiting Nepal.
- Himalayan Trekking
Nepal has numerous trekking routes that will surely provide you with an inescapable adventure and memory for your life. Trekking is a revitalizing and refreshing experience for all the travelers in the world. The addition of the luscious views of the Himalayas surely adds to the attraction of Trekking in Nepal. Some of the major trekking trails here in Nepal are Everest Base Camp trek Annapurna Base Camp trek, Langtang Region Trek, Manaslu Region Trek, Mustang Region Trek, Kanchenjunga Trek, etc. which will definitely push ones limit of strength. You will be able to experience the pristine landscapes, rugged mountain trekking trails and culturally rich villages which provide mesmerizing view of spectacular mountains.
- Hiking in hills
The cultural aspect of the hilly region of the country within the timeframe of a limited day is provided by hiking in the hills of Nepal. Hiking or trekking in Nepal is considered one of the best ways to explore the beauty of the nation in addition to rejoicing the local environment of the country. The regular spaced tea houses will proved you a refreshing time along the strenuous hiking routes of the country where you will get a chance to mingle into the local life of the Nepalese people.
In May 1953, when Sir Ed. Hillary and Tenzing Norgay mount the peak of the world ‘Mt. Everest’, which opened the international doors of mountaineering into the Himalayas of Nepal. Although the existence of mountaineering already existed before, the prospect wasn’t explored until 1953 A.D. Nepal has been blessed by the existence of 8 highest peaks of the world which has made Mountaineering one of the major attractions for the trekkers. Moreover, talented mountain and trekking guides of Nepal assist in the journey of the mountaineers.
- White Water Rafting
Being the second richest country in water resources, the rivers in Nepal are originated by monsoon rain and melting snows on the way to the plains provides some nerve wrecking and jaw dropping rapids for rafting. The most popular White River Rafting Rivers in Nepal are Trishuli River and Bhotekoshi River. As per your convenience and choice, you get to choose from six different difficulty levels, ranging from class one to six, class one is the easiest raft and the difficulty level goes on increasing as you level up to the sixth class.
- Wildlife tours
23% landmass area of Nepal is protected by the government of Nepal in the form of national parks, wildlife sanctuary and reserves. The protected area assists the conservation of exotic floras and faunas. The well suited region for jungle safaris and tours is the Southern Plains of Nepal as they are easily accessible. The safaris provided in these regions provide spotting of endangered animals amidst the core regions of the forests while riding on either domesticated elephants or jeeps. Nepal also consists of various migrated birds, Bengal tiger, one horned rhino, etc. which will be a treat to animal lovers and nature observers as it provides closer view of the natural habitat.
- Enjoy the traditional cuisines
Beside the rich traditions and culture, Nepal presents you yummy traditional cuisines of various caste, culture and religion. The foodies can rejoice rice, lentils, pickles, varieties of meat, sel roti (made of rice flour), bara (made of lentil flour), yomari (made of rice flour stuffed with molasses), homemade wine and beer, momos (especial dumplings), King curd of Bhaktapur, Newar’s feast with 84 items, and many more delicious meals which are pleasing to the taste buds as well as nutritional to the body.