Top 10 Things to do in Nepal
Being a Himalayan Kingdom, Nepal is specially popular for its high deserted Himalayan peaks. The people who love adventure activities come to Nepal to enjoy their holidays. Thousands of people come just to visit world’s highest peak Mt. Everest, which was first ascended by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953.
Ever since, Nepal opened its borders for foreigners, it emerged as a popular destination for venture activities. Its historic and cultural cites are also main places to attract thousand of tourist in Nepal. However, earthquake 2015 badly hit Nepal and destroyed some historic monuments, but many of them are safe and damaged attractions have been being repaired by the government.
Here, we have made a list of top 10 best things to do in Nepal.
Trekking in Nepal
Obviously trekking is one of the best activity to experience in Nepal. There are many solitary places in Nepal Himalaya, which are still unexplored. Everest Base Camp Trek, Three High Passes Trek, Manaslu Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek etc are some best adventure trekking routes in Nepal
Climbing in Nepal
There are 8 eight thousanders in Nepal and many mountains above 6000m and 7000m. To climb mountains above 8000m, climbers need good climbing experience as well as will power and physical fitness. You can climb Island Peak or Mera Peak, although you have lack of climbing experience, because there are non-technical peaks.
Mountain flight is a very good way to explore and enjoy the view of Himalayas in short time. If you want to enjoy mountain views without spending long time in the Himalaya, you can choose an alternative of trekking, that is Mountain flight. Every day, mountain flight is possible in Nepal. Many people love to do mountain flight over Mt. Everest and Mt. Annapurna.
Beyond the Kathmandu valley, there are many places that you can visit through mountain biking. Inside Kathmandu valley, there is not friendly environment for biking because of dust and crowd of vehicles. By the way, upper mustang, lower mustang, Pokhara sarangkot, Kathmandu to Syaprubeshi etc are the most popular mountain biking trail in Nepal.
Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing
Probably, Kathmandu is the only place in which you find 9 UNESCO world heritage cites in such a small area. Indeed, there are 3 districts in Kathmandu valley – Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. These cities used to be a separate kingdom before Shah dynasty ruled. So that, there are 3 separate Durbar in each of the cities made by Malla kings – Kathmandu Durbar Square, Lalitpur Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. All of them have been listed in UNESCO world heritage cite. Moreover, Kathmandu is known as city of temple because in every street of the cities, you find at least one temple. Pashupatinath Temple is the most renowned temple of Hindu almighty God “Shiva”. It is one of the greatest temple of Hindus. Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing contains all above described temples and palaces as well as Boudhnath Stupa, Monkey Temple etc. However, Kathmandu sightseeing only includes Boudhnath stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar square and Monkey Temple.
Pokhara is a tourist hub of Nepal. It is best of panoramic views of Mt. Fishtail. Sarangkot, Pokhara is famous for Paragliding. Boating in Fewa Lake makes you feel differently. And Bindavasini Temple, david falls, Mahendra Cave etc are the place to visit in Nepal. It is actually one of the best place of Nepal
White Water Rafting
Do you know that Nepal is second richest country in water resource just behind Brazil in the world. Nepal has many rivers and lakes which main resource is snow of the Himalayas. That is why, the river flows forever. Most of the rivers of Nepal flow south to North and cross the border and reach to India. Every autumn and spring season, many internal and external tourist come to enjoy white water rafting in rivers of Nepal. Trishuli, Kaligandaki, Karnali, Bhotekoshi, Marshyangi, Rapti etc rivers are most popular among the rivers of Nepal for rafting. Trishuli is very close to capital city Kathmandu. So that Trishuli River Rafting is most famous amongst all other.
Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park
Jungle safari in Chitwan National Park is another thing that you don’t want to miss if you are a wild life lover. Chitwan National Park is home of many endangered wild species in the world. One horn rhinoceros, Bengal Tiger, Gharial etc wild animals live here. Chitwan Jungle safari is possible either by Jeep or elephant. You also can walk in the jungle, but it is a home of wild animals. So you have to care yourself.
Lumbini Buddhist Pilgrims Tour
Being a birth place of Lord Buddha, many Buddhist people come to visit Lumbini, which is in Nepal. You can go and meditate there in Lumbini, explore archaic mammon and feel the Buddhism.
Volunteering in Remote Nepal
Many places of Nepal are still far from road access. There is not access of road transportation in Joomla, Humla etc region of Nepal. Likewise, Manaslu, Dolpo etc districts have been facing problem of many fundamental necessities. Remote areas of Nepal don’t get good education because of lack of good schools, don’t get good health treatment because of lack of hospitals. That is why your small volunteering program can make them able to know the modern world and live their lives in good way.