The eccentric geographical and cultural diversity of Nepal has made this country to become one of the most popular tourist destinations for many years. Its rugged topography quenches the thirst for all types of adventure seeking travelers. Situated in the lap of the Himalayas, Nepal has nature given gifts such as the world’s highest peaks, gorgeous valleys, and lush subtropical forests. The various attractions and endless travelling opportunities makes Nepal a perfect destination for tourism. It has something for everyone.
You can find countless numbers of activities you can engage in. You may choose to go for treks and hikes, tour around cities or even relax and enjoy some time at the local pubs. Coming to Nepal is not just about going on adventures but also truly experiencing the thrill of it. It is for sure that you will have a mind blowing experience while trekking through the trails of Nepal. You will be mesmerized by the exquisite landscapes where you will encounter the scintillating mountains up close. The treks are in fact a life time experience. Furthermore, you will also get to experience the cultural diversity of Nepal. Every trail you go through and every tour you go to, you will meet new people from different ethnic backgrounds. Thus, along with a thrill packed adventure, you get to experience new cultures as well.
Before you plan on visiting any place or going on a trek to any destination, you must first know about it thoroughly. The most important things you should keep in mind are: when is the right time to visit that place, the altitude of the place and other similar important things like the essentials you need for your trek and so on. Although there aren’t any worst seasons to visit, there is a best one and it’s usually the autumn season. During this season, the weather clears up and you get the best views possible. It is the ideal time for tours and treks as the trails will be dry and ready. Since the treks involve ascents to higher altitudes you should be aware of any health complications you have and make sure to consult with the doctor beforehand.
Amongst the numerous number of destinations you can visit in Nepal, here are just the most popular places you must visit.
Everest Base camp Trek
The most popular trekking destinations are definitely the mountain Everest base camps Trek . These trek take you to the foot of the mountains and you get to experience them up front. Situated at 5,364 metres (17,598 ft), Everest Base Camp; the foot of the highest mountain on Earth, is one of the most popular trekking destinations. Enroute, you will see magnificent landscapes which consists of the highest mountain ranges and peaks such as Ama Dablam (6856m), Kangtega (6685m), Everest (8848m), and Taboche (6367m) all appearing in close proximity. You will travel through different communities and villages where you will mostly encounter Sherpa people and get the experience of their culture. You will also be travelling through the Sagarmatha National park.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is another popular destination for trekking. It is situated at 4130 metres above sea level. You will see a lot of himalayan peaks in this trek while you travel through beautiful forests, rivers and hills. You will also come across villages such as Ghandruk, Chomrong and Dovan. While you are at it you can also go for the Ghorepani Poonhill trek. Poon Hill is revered to have one of the best views of the mountains in the world.
Besides trekking in those trails, you can go for trip to villages of Gokyo, Manang, Langtang and also Mustang. You will find that each destination has its own attraction and its heritage to amaze you. Gokyo, situated at an elevation of 4,750 meters is a village located in Solukhumbu. You can visit all 5 lakes of Gokyo and enjoy the views of the Himalayas. Besides the base camp treks, you can visit Chhairo Gompa in Manang. And similarly, you can visit Gompas in Langtang and enjoy the views of the Langtang ranges. You can also visit Gompas in Mustang. Another popular destination is the Muktinath temple which is a major pilgrimage destination for Hindus.
Once you decide to visit Nepal, you will find various places to visit. The natural beauty of Nepal is the major attracting appeal for tourists. Over the years Nepal has welcomed thousands of tourists and with the irresistible appeal of natural wealth and graceful Nepali hospitality, it is just a matter of time for Nepal to be a major tourist destination. Visiting Nepal gives you a lifetime experience and memories you can always cherish. Thus it is the best place to spend your holidays.