Nepal is rich in culture, natural beauty, wildlife, and bio diversity. With the diverse geographical feature and cultures, Nepal is traveler’s favorite. From the beautiful mountains to the serene landscapes, each corner is as serene. More so the country is charming with its diverse cultures and traditions. The traditions have been going on since years seen in their festivals. Also the different palaces, durbar squares and museums showcase an intricate cultural architecture. Along with the cultures, Nepal is rich in natural resources. They are used in several activities like rafting, paragliding and bungee jumping.
If you’re planning to travel to Nepal, there are several activities you could do. As this country is rich culturally and naturally, you’re in for an amazing time. Exploring the regions to learning about new cultures, you’ll enjoy your time. Here are our picks for the top 7 things to do in Nepal to make your trip easier.
Nepal is home to eight of the tallest mountains in the world. The typical and famous Everest Base Camp trek is one of the preferred hiking destinations in the world. So, trekking is a famous activity to do here for travelers. Trekking provides you the natural and cultural beauty of the different regions. Annapurna, Everest Manaslu, Langtang valley trek and Mustang are famous and authentic regions to visit. You go through the ethnic villages and give you an authentic cultural experience. As you walk the trails, you get glimpses of the wonderful Himalayas. The terrains, rivers and lakes, tranquil glaciers accompany you, making your trek pleasing. In the Himalayas, Tibetan and Buddhism is prevalent so you’ll see its influence along the way. Roads with colorful prayer flags and beautiful Chortens and Gompas serene feeling. The trails might get tough at times but the sunlit Himalayas make everything worth it.
Hiking is one of the activities which energizes and lifts up our spirits. It is healthy to go for occasional hikes and take a break from life’s hassles. In Kathmandu, there are amazing places which give you the best views. Nagarkot, Shivapuri, Chisapani, Sarangkot, Sundarijal and others are within a few km distances. In a few hours, you’ll experience the beautiful nature and great visibility of the mountains. As the landscape changes from buildings to mountains, you’ll enjoy each moment. Hiking is a great way to find peace from your busy life and the hustle and bustle of the city. It provides you some time for yourself which is important to revitalize. Also, hiking helps you in keeping your health in check. If you’re traveling in Nepal but are in a time crunch, you can go on a few hours hike. You get to witness the authenticity of Nepal in a span of few hours.
3. Peak Climbing
Nepal is rich in Himalayas perfect for peak climbing. Every year several mountaineers visit Nepal to conquer the mountains. Island peak, Mera Peak, Lobuche Peak and Pisang Peak are some famous peaks. They provide you the best adventure in the remote areas. If you’re an avid adventurer, you should opt for peak climbing. For this you need to have climbing equipments like ropes. Ice axes, crampons and others. Peak climbing requires a lot of strength and experience, but the end reward is phenomenal. The snowcapped mountains and the heavenly surrounding is a sight to see. You also experience the lifestyle of the villagers in the mountains. Each step will is a gift of nature’s beautiful creations.
4. Wild Life Adventures
Nepal has a diverse range of wildlife. It is home to 10 national parks and several conservation areas. They are the major factor for Nepal’s tourism. Here, you can see endangered animals like Red panda, snow leopards, musk deer and langur. Also, the national parks have mountains, lakes and glaciers making your visit splendid. There are different floras and faunas here which are only found in Nepal. As you ascend higher, you can see mountains goats, martens, Himalayan thar in the forests. It is home to one horned rhinos and Royal Bengal Tigers as well. The national parks have rivers and lakes where crocodiles, reptiles and amphibians live. At the same time you’ll also enjoy the cultural and religious side of the area.
5. Cultural Tour
Nepal is a country rich in cultures and religion. The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is known as the city of temples. Here you can find temples of different gods and goddesses. Nepal’s rich history includes territorial wars, stories of kingdoms, gods and goddesses and beasts. The temples, museums and durbar squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur showcase the country’s history. There are palaces from the Malla regime. They are decorated with intricate architectural designs, handicrafts and woodworks. You can see the huge amount of work put into the designs of the temples, museums and durbars (palaces). The temples like Swyambhunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath symbolize their own culture. The different religious importance reflects its own intricate architecture.
6. White-Water Rafting
Nepal being the second richest water resource nation has many beautiful rivers. Several river flows from the mountains to different areas showcasing a beautiful flow. One of the favorite adventure activities of traveler is to go rafting in the rivers of Nepal. This thrilling activity takes you on a ride on the flowing rivers. Sun Koshi River, Bhote Koshi River and Kali Gandaki River are some of the rivers where people for a rafting. The rushing flow of the water gives you a thrilling sensation. You can see the surrounding hills as you flow along with the river’s speed.
7. Adventures Sports
Bungee jumping, Paragliding and Rock climbing are famous and adventure sports of Nepal. This country is rich in beautiful landscapes and sun lit mountains and greenery. Paragliding gives you an aerial view of the aesthetic surrounding. Pokhara is a famous place for paragliding. It provides you amazing view of the Phewa Lake with Mt. Machhapuchre. Also, bungee jumping is conducted from the suspension bridges giving you a once in a lifetime experience. Rock climbing in the dense woods of Nepal is an adventure you need not miss.
If you’re looking forward to travel in Nepal, then make sure to try the above mentioned activities. Here, we help you experience all your adventures you ever dreamt of.