Nepal is definitely among one of the few countries on the face of the earth which you must visit while you are still alive!!
Nepal has captivated the imagination of mountaineers, adventure seekers, and people in search of spiritual bliss since she opened her doors for adventure tourism in the middle of the 20th century. Nestled between two giants of Asia, i.e. China and India, this landlocked mountainous country has something to offer to everyone who wants to explore this extremely tourist-friendly country.
Nepal provides you with some of the most fascinating and breath-taking views of the highest mountains in the world and the deepest gorges & river valleys. It’s the perfect balance of thrill and blissful peace at the same time, something like the mighty Himalayas itself. You can have some of the most amazing views of the highest snow-capped peaks in the world, lush forests, beautifully terraced paddy fields, and the villages having clusters of traditional and colorful wooden houses all in one go. If you move further ahead you are rewarded by some of the most breathtaking views of Trans Himalayan arid mountains, high altitude plains, mountain passes, and some of the most fascinating high altitude lakes.
Nepal is home to 8 of the 10 highest peaks in the world, including Mount Everest, Annapurna, Kangchenjunga, and Makalu. It has always been the Mecca for mountaineers and trekkers from all around the world. You can also try your hand in some of the most challenging rivers for water sports – like rafting and kayaking, in the numerous fast-flowing mountain rivers of the country.
The trek to Annapurna range is the most popular one while in Nepal followed by the trek to the base camp of Mt. Everest, which takes you through some of the highest peaks in the world. Pokhara the second largest city of Nepal is famous for its trekking opportunities as well as the stunning view of Annapurna and fishtail peaks reflected in the picturesque Phewa Lake.
You can also explore the wild side of Nepal through her large network of protected forests which are home to the charismatic wildlife species like tigers, leopards, rhinoceros, and elephants to name a few. You can explore the wilderness of Nepal in Royal Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, or Sagarmatha National Park. In fact, around half of the total geographical area of Nepal boasts of forest cover and most of these forests are protected areas.
Nepal is also the spiritual hub of South Asia and has molded and shaped the spiritual and philosophical thoughts of Asia since ancient ages. Home to some of the oldest religious traditions of the world – Hinduism, and Buddhism, it is a must-visit to every spiritually oriented traveler.
The capital city of Kathmandu has several monuments and shrines which dates back to centuries build in traditional architectural style, and many of them are UNESCO world heritage sites. You can explore their elegance through walking tours of the heritage areas like Patan and Darbar Square. While in Kathmandu you must visit the Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhnath Temple.
Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha is a must-visit in Nepal and you can still feel the omnipresence of Buddha in the ambiance. Not far away from Lumbini is the ancient capital city of Kapilwastu, where Buddha was born and spent 29 years of his life till the day of his renunciation.
The visit to Nepal is not just a scenic revelation but a spiritual quest and education in itself as well. Nepal is the place to go for adventurous thrill and spiritual bliss, existing in perfect harmony and balance.
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