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Some are attracted by the call of the mountains and trying to travel in the Himalayas, others are interested in the way of life, but then others come expecting to discover themselves. Nepal can be a spiritual awakening and adventurous journey, an eye-opener, and a life-changing experience.
Many travellers land in Kathmandu and spend some time here exploring the sacred and historic location, and then explore the adventurous journey around the country. Some of the famous places to visit are wildlife viewing in Chitwan National Park, the tourist capital city of Pokhara, and trekking across the Himalayas.
Kathmandu is the biggest city in Nepal. Whereas the Kathmandu valley consists of 3 major cities of the country with almost 15% of the total country’s population. With the backdrop of historic temples and carved statues, the valley is fully now modernized. The best part of the valley has always been its Durbar Square, one in each City. All three Durbar Squares are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city was hit by a devastating earthquake in 2015, some of those historical sites were seriously damaged and are beyond repair, but it still is one of the amazing places to visit. The valley also has some of the iconic Hindu temple and Buddhist stupas. Pasupatinath Temple and Sounbhunath Stupa are a must-visit place if you are in the city.
Based on the lap of some of the highest mountain in the world – Manaslu, Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, Pokhara is one of the scenic city of Nepal. Pokhara is also known as the city of Lake and the Tourist capital of Nepal. The city has a perfect mixture of the spot to relax and adventurous sites. Bungee Jumping and Paragliding are some of the attraction of the city.
Chitwan National Park is home to one horned rhino, Bengal tigers, leopards, wild buffalo and many other animals. Freshwater dolphins are also seen rarely in the rivers. More than 500 species of birds make Chitwan an amazing destination for the wildlife enthusiast. A Safari tour in the forest of Chitwan is an experience you cannot miss.
Nepal has 8 of the top 10 highest mountains in the world. Mount Everest (8848.8 meters) the highest mountain also lies in Nepal. Mount Everest climbing has been one of the top destinations of Nepal. But for normal people like us reaching the top of Everest is impossible so the Everest base camp is the nearest you could get.
The base camp situated at 5364 meters altitude may not be the best scenic region of the trekking circuit in Nepal but it is definitely one of the most popular. Every year many domestic and International tourist visit the region.
For someone who doesn’t want to trek for a week but wants to view the amazing mountain range, it is possible to see it on a clear day from almost most part of the country. But to feel the Himalayas fresh wind and peaceful environment, everyone should definitely trek through the Himalayas once in their lifetime.
A place where you can experience a unique way of life. Place behind the gigantic mountains there lies an old separate kingdom within the boundaries of Nepal. You can experience true mountain life in the region with their rich cultural heritage.
A recently opened trekking route to non-Nepali, access within some part is still highly restricted. It is not that difficult to trek in terms of its altitude but it is extremely cold and is always windy and dusty throughout the year.
Even though Nepal is a small country but it is very diverse in nature, culture and history. It is very difficult to find a more diverse place in such a small area.
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