Nepal is a paradise for both trekkers and non-trekkers, which is home to the world’s highest peak Mount Everest ( 8848m), and seven other highest peaks in the world, collectively known as the eight-thousander Himalayan peaks.
It is a small Himalayan landlocked country sandwiched between two giant nations China (Tibet) and India. It has much to offer for travelers who want to spend their holidays exploring culture, monuments, wildlife, rivers, lakes, remote villages, valleys, and lush green jungles.
Many other things provide you an adventure of life and peace to your inner self by visiting historical places like Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan, Nagarkot, Pokhara, Lumbini, Daman, Chitwan, Bandipur, and Gorkha.
These are the most visited places for historical and cultural sightseeing, wildlife safari, sunrise and sunset, pilgrimage tours, and soft adventure holidays.
Historical, cultural, and natural sightseeing
Kathmandu is the hub for tourism in Nepal. It owns the one and an only international airport named Tribhuvan International Airport and offers all the services of international quality in the valley. Tourists can roam around 2-3 days in and around it.
Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Changu Narayan Temple are famous UNESCO World Heritage sites around Kathmandu. These monuments resemble the years-long history and evidence of old palaces, temples, and monasteries.
Visit and meet with the local ethnic Newar community, and their culture, taste the Newari cuisine, and feast in and around Kathmandu valley this is the opportunity to witness the local cultural events, festivals, roadshows, and street festivals during your visit to these places.
Nepal is a mountainous country, apart from the high elevated mountains, it consists of small hilltops from which we can witness the beautiful sunrise and sunset, and glimpses of remote villages, vegetation, valleys, lakes, rivers, and jungles.
Nagarkot, Sarangkot, Antu Danda, Bandipur, Daman, and Tansen are some of the famous places for sunrise and sunset sight viewings, not only that, If you are interested in short hiking, these places are the best option available.
If you are not interested in Mountain climbing or trekking but want to explore the mighty Himalayas, you can go for a short mountain flight trip from Tribhuvan International airport to the Himalayas. Finally, During this trip, you can experience the pristine Himalayas with naked eyes, and take photographs and videos.
Jungle Safari and Bird Watching
Nepal is rich in flora and fauna and is a popular destination for jungle safari in the world. It is home to some endangered animals like the one-horned rhinoceros, the royal Bengal tiger, the gharial crocodile, and many others.
Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, and Koshi Tappu Wildlife reserve are some famous wildlife conservation areas for wildlife safari and bird watching in Nepal.
Imagine the free-falling adventure from a bridge over a 160m high tropical gorge, its Nepalese-style bungy jumping. Bungy jumping in Nepal is probably the most adventurous activity and accessible for those who want to make a thrilling experience. Nepal boasts the second-highest bungy jumping site in the world.
Want to fly like a bird, do you think it is possible? Yes, it is possible in Nepal, paragliding over the cities, valleys, mountains, and jungles. Paragliding is genuinely a beautiful, exciting, and fulfilling experience for discovering natural sceneries while overcoming your fear.
It is getting popular as a significant adventure activity in Nepal. You can enjoy this fantastic adventure activity from Sarangkot, Pokhara, and Godavari Lalitpur.
White Water River Rafting
Nepal has several ragging rivers best for white water river rafting that originates from the world’s top Himalayas.
Among the rivers, Trishuli and Bhotekoshi are the most popular rivers for rafting in Nepal. Spring and Autumn are the best seasons for rafting in Nepal.