Thursday, May 30, 2024

Top 5 Tourist Destinations to Visit in Nepal

Mohsin Khaiyam

Nepal is known for its stunning scenery, rich culture, and tonnes of money, making it one of the best budget countries for a vacation. It is surrounded by India and China, and hence, the influence of both countries in terms of tourism and culture can be seen.

1. Mount Everest Base Camp

While not everyone can climb to the top of the Everest, one can trek to the base camp. One can take a view of the Himalayas and Mount Everest. But, it can be quite a challenge. However, it is suggested that people stick to the safety guidelines. You can also take helicopter tour there and even visit the museum that displays the legacy of the Mount Everest.

2. Sagarmatha National Park

One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Sagarmatha National Park, was built in 1976 by the Nepal Government in the Everest region. It is known for the trekking destinations that include the Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Lake, and Three Passes. Views of the Mahalangur Mountain Range and Mount Everest can also be seen from the national park.

3. Annapurna Conservation Area

The Annapurna Conservation Area is one of the closest trekking destinations from Pokhara. It lies around 40 kilometres north of the city. It was established in 1992 and is home to several endangered plant and animal species. It also hosts the world’s deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki Gorge. You can river raft there, but keep all safety measures in mind. Apart from that, you might also go bird-watching there. Another thing you would love doing is whitewater kayaking.

4. Kathmandu

A Nepal visit without visiting Kathmandu is never possible. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is known as ‘The City of Temples.’ Holy sites and shrines like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Budhanilkantha, and Dakshinkali are the ones you need to visit, irrespective of your religion or faith. You will definitely be amazed to see them. Besides this, you can also visit historic landmarks such as Dharahara, the Clock Tower (Ghantaghar), Sahid Gate, Rani Pokhari, and Hanumandhoka. You can also visit the Durbar Squares. They consist of temples and palaces and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also, you can do a lot of shopping there. There are some unique things that you can buy there.

5. Upper Mustang

A unique cold desert, Upper Mustang is popular among adventure junkies and people who take travel as a passion. People can witness the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges, Gompas, traditional villages, and lush green forests from Upper Mustang. The place got its name from the Tibetan word “Mustang,” which means “Plain of Aspiration.” It was once a popular destination for Tibetan pilgrims. It is, however, a remote and isolated region with an average elevation of over 4,000 metres (13,000 feet). It is also home to ancient monasteries and temples. But it is also a restricted area, and one must obtain a special permit to visit. And of course, do not forget to try some authentic thukpa and sinki during the visit.

So these are five suggested places that you might want to visit in Nepal. Keep following us for more of this type of content.

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