Traveling in Nepal and its attractions

Traveling in Nepal 

Widely known as ‘the land of Himalayas’, Nepal offers a lot of other tourism opportunities. Nepal is an emerging tourism destination for worldwide travel enthusiasts. Traveling in Nepal offers a lot of opportunities to enjoy different attractions. Nepal offers a lot of wonderful natural and manmade attractions for traveling purposes.

Many people from all over the world visit for traveling and trekking purposes in Nepal.

Some of the attractions to observe or visit while traveling to Nepal are enlisted below.

Attractions while traveling in Nepal

Foods: 

      The staple of food in Nepal is the world-famous Dal-Bhat-Tarkari (Lentil soup, Rice and Curry). Along with that Nepal offers a lot of diversity in food options. With the influence of both Tibetan and Indian culture varieties of food are available. For eg Roti, Naan, Tibetan Bread, Dhido, Choila, etc. Along with local food different continental, Indian, Western food, etc.            

      At the same time, local drinks like wheat beer and Tongba are some famous alcoholic drinks with the availability of local beers. Different types of international alcoholic drinks are also available in the Nepal local markets and trekking routes.

Nepal World Heritage Sites traveling attractions: 

      10 of the most wonderful world heritage sites licensed by UNESCO are present in Nepal. Among which 07 of them lies in Kathmandu. The list of world heritage sites of Nepal are as follows:

Sagarmatha National park

                 The world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest (8846.88m) lies in this national park along with different famous peaks which gives trekking, climbing, and touring opportunities. It is the highest situated National Park in the world. There are varieties of floral and fauna species along with glaciers, lakes, and rivers with high climbing peaks and mountains. 

Chitwan National Park

                Situated at the plains of southern Nepal, Chitwan National park is famous for the one-horned rhino and different species of other birds and animals with different floral species.

Lumbini

                The birthplace of Lord “Gautam Buddha”, also known as  Light of Asia, is one of the famous destinations for both religious and adventure tourism. 

Swayambhunath

                One of the unique dome-shaped architecture painted in gold and white, it lies in the heart of Kathmandu Valley on a hilltop. It is also known as the Monkey temple and is one of the main attractions of local and international tourists. Due to mixed religious beliefs regarding the temple both Hindu and Buddhist worship Swayambhunath.

Boudhanath

                 Boudhanath is also one of the dome-shaped architecture. One of the biggest stupas in the world situated at Kathmandu offers a local Newari and Tibetan mixture of culture with Buddhist and Hindu influence around the premises.

Pashupatinath

                  One of the most popular sightseeing destinations in Kathmandu offers a lot of opportunities to observe the history of the temple its importance, small temples surrounding the monuments, the local shops, and the saints around the premises which is an experience in itself. 

Kathmandu Durbar Square

                 The nearest touristic destination from the local tourist hub  Thamel, Kathmandu durbar square was a royal palace. The starting construction of the site dates back up to the 3rd century and most of them were built in the 10th century and later used by Malla kings. It has gone through continuous redesigning to preserve the site. As it is one of the architectural, historical, and cultural aspects of that era. It is also the home to the Living Goddess “Kumari”.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

                  One of the three Squares of The valley Bhaktapur durbar square is popular for its unique approach to architecture influenced by Newari Culture. It is home to the 9 story temple called Nyatapola and is famous for the peacock shape window design. Alongside it,55 window palaces, Golden Gate, Lions Gate, etc. are a few of the popular tourist attractions. Local mud pottery is also one of the attractions of Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

Patan Durbar Square

                  Patan Durbar Square lies in the eastern part of the valley. It was built around the 1600s by the Malla dynasty. It has 136 courtyards and 55 major temples. Krishna temple, Taleju Bhawani are some of the important temples. There are quite a few water taps with stone carving and architectural design.

Changunarayan Temple

                  Considered the oldest temple of Nepal believed to be built in 464 AD by Mandeva, It is situated at a hilltop among different varieties of trees surrounded by Newari settlements.  There are different gift shops, local restaurants, and tea shops, etc. around the temple area. There is also a museum of old coins, objects of historical and cultural importance, etc.

Life Himalaya offers different world heritage sites sightseeing packages. Some of the popular sightseeing packages are as follows:

Kathmandu Valley Tour, Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour, Nepal Highlight Tour

Trekking, Tours, and  Expeditions in Nepal:

              Trekking, touring and Expeditions are a few of the most popular tourism activities in Nepal due to the variations in altitude and ecosystems. Namely, Everest base camp trek, Annapurna Base camp trek, Mardi Himal Base Camp trek, Ama-Dablam base camp, Gokyo lake trekking, etc. with the possibility of helicopter return trek. Again, some of the popular tours are Kathmandu Day Heritage tours, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur tour, Nagarkot Kathmandu tour, Chitwan Pokhara tour are a few of the most popular touring destinations.

   Peak climbing and Mountain climbing is also a popular tourist attraction in Nepal.  Nepal is the home to many high peaks and mountains, that are used for climbing and expeditions. Some of the popular climbing peaks, in particular, are Mera Peak, Island Peak Climbing, Yala Peak Climbing, Lobuche Peak climbing. For expedition Manaslu, Everest, Ama-Dablam Kanchenjunga, etc. are famous while traveling in Nepal.

What are the best-recommended traveling/trekking/climbing Packages after COVID-19 in Nepal?

7 days Everest Base Camp Helicopter trek  1899$

Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp Trek -15 days  1390$

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek-19 days 2640$

Annapurna Base Camp trek -10 days 999$

Annapurna Circuit Trek -14 days 1260$

Adventure tourism in Nepal

White water Rafting

                 There are approximately 6000 perennial fast-flowing rivers in Nepal. White Water rafting is performed in many of these rivers. Some of the popular places of White Water rafting are Bhotekoshi and Trishuli.

Bungee Jumping

                Bungee jumping is also one of the adventure tours that can be performed in Nepal. It is on the bucket list of almost all adventure lovers. There are many high bridges set-up above the river for the main purpose of Bungee Jumping. Some of the popular bungee jumping places are Pokhara, BhoteKoshi, and Kusma. 

Paragliding

                Another adventure tourism Paragliding in Nepal is also world-famous. Pokhara is one of the famous places where paragliding begins from hilltop Sarangkot landing on the bank of Phewa lake. During this flight scenic mountains, lakes, Pokhara valley, and amazing 360-degree landscape can be observed from a bird’s eye view.

       In short,  the above mentioned are only a few of the adventure tours that can be performed in Nepal. For example, Rock climbing, Canyoning, Ultralight flight, Zip lining, Mountain Flight, etc. are other adventure tourism popular in Nepal.

Nepal Religions, Culture, and Traditions traveling attractions:

              Nepal is home to 123 languages and 126 ethnic groups.  There are varieties of richness in religious, cultural, and traditional beliefs followed. Due to these variations, there are different Jatras, festivals, cultural music, language, and dances that become a source of attraction. 

Consequently, Dashain festival, Tihar festival, Chaat festival, etc. Jatras like Indra Jatra, Bhoto Jatra, etc can be a pull factor.

Likewise, Dances like Tharu, Maruni, Deuda are famous attractions. As well as Folk music and instruments like flute, madal, Sitar, etc. are a source of attraction while traveling in Nepal.

Ecotourism:

              Variation in the land structure has made Nepal a unique place. It has almost every ecosystem known to mankind except sea/ocean and desert ecosystems. In Short, These scenic beautiful and unique flora and fauna of Nepal attract lots of tourists. Because of which they can visit Nepal and observe most of them in a short time rather than visiting different places.  Agricultural Tour In Nepal is a package developed by Life Himalaya. It helps to experience the local style of farming in the hilly region of Nepal.

Local homestay traveling/tourism in Nepal

              Equally, an important attraction while traveling in Nepal is Homestay Tourism. Many villages in Nepal in the present context are developing the idea of homestay tourism. Homestay tourism offers the tourists to spend their days in a village as a local person. As well as, they eat the local food, live the local lifestyle, and perform local culture and traditions. These help to learn about the local communities of Nepal. As a result, this is one of the developing tourist attractions among people visiting Nepal from different parts of the world.  Nepal Homestay Trekking is a package developed by Life Himalaya for providing homestay services to travelers.

In fact, Life Himalaya has also been supporting homestay tourism by providing homestay training to the local people of some villages with the help of the Ganesh Himal Community Foundation.

Above all, Life Himalaya, being one of a local trekking company works to provide the best quality service to our valuable guests.  We provide all the above-mentioned traveling in Nepal services to the guests. Life Himalaya has been working to provide quality service at a reasonable price.

In the meantime, There are different blogs and articles related to traveling in Nepal. In fact, you can visit the Life Himalaya Trekking Blogs to gain more information about traveling in Nepal especially Everest Base Camp.

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