The country of the Himalayas- Nepal is a tiny small nation wedged between two massive countries in the World. Nepal borders China in the north and India in the east, west, and south. Although Nepal is small in area, the country houses eight of the world’s highest mountains making Mount Everest (8848m) the world’s tallest mountain its home. Hence, it gives plenty of opportunities for mountain lovers to explore the Himalayas through activities like trekking in Nepal. Besides, the country is full of lively and charming people of different communities, ethnic groups with diverse cultures, traditions, customs, languages, dresses, values, rites, and rituals. Likewise, this small nation shelters a wide range of wild vegetation giving visitors a chance to co habituate with wildlife at least for a small amount of time.
Nepal is a pleasant vacation destination that offers varieties of interesting and adventurous things to do for travelers. And here in this blog, we are highlighting 5 best things to do in Nepal for the visitors.
1. Trekking in the Himalayas
As told earlier, Nepal shelters huge mountain ranges. There are various trekking trails that you can opt for in Nepal. Some of the popular trekking trails of Nepal are Everest Base Camp Trek Annapurna Base Camp trek, Langtang valley trek, Manaslu circuit trek, Upper Mustang Trek, and many more. Trekking is not only the way to reach close to your favorite mountain but it is also a chance to see life in the Himalayas of Nepal. These glorious trails of Nepal are breathtakingly beautiful and insightful too. So if you are a mountain lover then make sure you do trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal. And with the record of people coming to Nepal to do trekking, it surely makes one of the best things to do in Nepal.
2. Jungle Safari in the National Parks of Terai region
If you are a nature and animal lover then you will surely love spending time in the dense forests of Nepal. Nature lover tourist’s love doing Jungle Safari in Nepal thus it is one of the best things to do in Nepal. Chitwan National Park and Bardia National park are some of the popular national parks of Nepal that are visitor friendly at the same celebrated national park by the travelers. You can spend the days relaxing and getting close to nature and observing the wild animals in their habitat without disturbing them. There are various ways to get close and observe nature and its elements. You may do jungle walk or jungle safari and see various wild animals close to you. Or you might also go for canoeing in the river and pass by crocodiles and gharials. The activities are frightful but equally thrilling and exciting too. And if lucky you might spot royal Bengal tiger in these verdant woods. So do go for jungle safari in the national parks of the Terai region.
3. Take part in adrenaline rushing adventure sports
This landlocked country is an absolute favorite spot for adventure sports. From mountain climbing to mountain biking, you can do any things. Together with that, pleasant activities like paragliding, zip-lining, mountain flight, cycling, white river rafting, canyoning are some of the popular outdoor sports that Nepal hosts. And not to forget the daring Bungee Jumping through a suspension iron bridge of Nepal is adrenaline-charged activity. If you are a thrill seeker you will enjoy doing these adventure sports. Or you can also kick back and enjoy the quiet riverside ambiance where most of the adventure activities take place. Spend an overnight or two at the tented riverside camps surrounded by nature, backed by massive cliffs and borders by the swiftly flowing rivers. While doing thrilling sports you can enjoy the essence of Mother Nature.
4. Sightseeing tour of Cultural Heritage sites of Kathmandu valley
There are amazing towns in Nepal which will take you back in time. The town has preserved its medieval cultures and the monuments, style, arts and crafts that were introduced in the ancient times. Bhaktapur, Basantapur, Lalitpur are three culturally and artistically affluent places of Kathmandu valleys. These places are full of temples, pagodas, ornate pools, traditional buildings, alleys, pavilions, shrines, statues, thus an open-air architectural museum. Explore these ardent and historical monuments of Nepal through hidden alleyways that lead to the courtyard and temples of the surrounding warren-like old towns. Hence, if you are interested in history and arts, you will love exploring the rich cultural heritage sites of Nepal.
5. Try the local Nepali cuisines
Nepal homes several ethnic groups who have their own identities. With their language, culture, customs, and costumes, they have their foods as well. Food is an essential part of Nepalese culture. They have their style of making and own dishes as well. Try some local cuisines while learning about their culture. In Nepal, when you go to different places, you will get to meet people of different ethnicities and learn about their traditions. Likewise, you will also notice people eat food differently depending upon the location too. When you are in Nepal, make sure to try some local cosines like Newari, Sherpa, Thakali, and many more. Also, try some street delights like MO: MO, Pani Puri, chat, lapping, and many more. Trying the local cuisine of Nepal is one of the easiest and best things to do in Nepal. Do try to figure out the varieties of flavors of Nepal.
There are so many things you can do in Nepal besides the above-mentioned ones. You can go for day hiking near Kathmandu valley or short cultural explorations. Also, if you are looking for inner peace then you can opt for yoga and meditation in the lush forests of Nepal. All in all, Nepal has so many things that visitors can explore and seamlessly spend their time without wasting any minute. These are a few highlights that one should try while in Nepal.
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