Nepal is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is a landlocked country located in South Asia. Tourists visit in large numbers to this country but in 2015, due to devastating earthquakes, it has now a top pick for tourists.
Still, there are plenty of reasons to visit Nepal. Here I will let you know the 50 reasons to visit Nepal
- Beautiful Temples
- World Heritage Sites
- Delicious Food at affordable prices
- Unique modes of Transportation
- Diverse Ethnicity
- Less busy roads and places
- Phewa Lake
- Culture is mysterious and unique
- Clear Christmas skies
- Nepal’s Katmandu Valley
- Elevation Change
- Thamel – Backpackers Heaven
- The Casinos
- Sagarmatha National Park
- Tourism has improved from before
- Closer to Nature
- High-quality accommodations and campsites are offered to visitors
- Chandani – Dhara Bridge Pedestrian – Power
- 500 Species of Butterfly are found
- Wool, Cashmere and Pashmina
- The High Peaks
- Birthplace of Lord Buddha
- Zip Flyer
- Hassle-free visa and low-cost travel
- Beautiful culture and people of Nepal
- World Heritage Sites
- Rock Climbing
- Bird Watching
- Chitwan National Park
- Kopan Monastery
- Patan Museum
- Kala – Patthar
- Khumbu Glacier
- Begnas Lake
- National Museum of Nepal
- Shechen Monastery
- Mountain Biking
- Paradise for Photographers
There are many temples and shrines to see in Nepal. Some of the famous temples visited by tourists are Budhanilkantha, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Temple and many others which are worth visiting.
World Heritage Sites
There are ten world heritage sites in Nepal which is listed in UNESCO. In the list of world heritage sites, there are many temples, and national parks included.
Delicious Food at affordable prices
There are ample amount of restaurant choices in Kathmandu, which is the capital of Nepal. Momo which is known as dumpling in Nepal is a delicious dish which should be tasted by travellers visiting Kathmandu.
Unique Modes of Transportation
Bemo is one of the unique forms of transportation famous in Nepal. It is very common to see many people adjusting in one Bemo. Tourists should jump onto a Bemo to explore some of the places in Nepal.
There are more than 150 ethnic groups in Nepal with diverse cultures, traditions and different lifestyles. It is known as the land of Gorkhas and some of the beautiful villages in India are situated in Nepal at high altitudes.
There are 35 trekking places in Nepal. Due to frequent earthquakes in 2015, only 2 trekking routes were affected. Rest all trekking sites are open for tourists. One of the most popular treks popular among tourists is Everest Base Camp Trek.
Less busy roads and places
The roads of Nepal is less busy and the trekking routes are also less crowded one will see traffic jam very rarely here. One can enjoy nature to the fullest.
This is one of the famous lakes located in the south of Pokhara Valley. The water is very clean and lies at the foot of the Queen’s forest. One can enjoy and click shots by renting a boat. The boat’s name is called ‘Dunga’.
Culture is mysterious and unique
Nepal is the place in the world where Buddhist, as well as Hindu beliefs, is followed here with harmony. This is not found in any other place in the world. Here more than 100 languages are spoken and 93 individual ethnic groups exist here. Nepal is the best example of religious tolerance. It is a quiet place and one of the best places to chill out.
Clear Christmas skies
Here mostly the sky is clear throughout the year. Usually, nights are cold here. December offers one of the best times to trek the Everest region.
Nepal has been considered one of the most sacred places in the world for a long time. This place has a unique effect on the visitors and one is able to feel fresh and energized by experiencing something new.
Nepal’s Katmandu Valley
The Kathmandu Valley is one of the oldest valleys and it has around 130 important monuments, including several religious sites for Hindus and Buddhists. There is as many as seven world heritage inside the valley.
Nepal is one of the best places to experience elevation changes and it is the only country in the world which changes it elevation from 60 meters to over 8000 meters above sea level.
Thamel – Backpackers Heaven
It is heaven for backpackers visiting Nepal. It is a narrow valley crowded with lots of shops which include shops of foods, trekking gear, handicrafts, woollens clothes etc. Many travel agencies, budget hotels and restaurants are also present here. Different modes of transport can also be seen on the streets of Thamel.
Nepal is one of the best places for people who like visiting casinos and those who like to gamble. One can find stools in exotic casinos and play with having enjoyment or drinks and food.
Sagarmatha National Park
It is located at an altitude of 3000 meters and is one of the highest national parks in the world. The terrain is challenging and the High Himalayas peaks make the landscape near the park beautiful.
It is one of the most beautiful places in the world and it provides scenic beauty and peace from the fast urban city life which is full of chaos and pollution.
Tourism has improved from before
Tourism was good before several earthquakes hit Nepal in 2015 but after that Nepal has revived its tourism sector strongly the people of Nepal have made the slogan that “We are broken, not finished” and the Nepalese people are ready to serve us again.
Closer to Nature
Nepal is one of the greenest countries in the world with 35% of the land being covered by forest and the remaining terrain is full of paddy fields and other cultivation of crops.
It is one of the quiet villages in the country of Nepal with a peaceful ambience and there are some points and edges from where we can see the majestic peaks of the Himalayas.
Nepal has a such diverse culture that every day there is a festival in at least one territory of Nepal. The people of Nepal are always in the festive mood.
High-quality accommodations and campsites are offered to visitors
Budgeted accommodations are offered to the trekkers and there are eco-campsites to promote eco-tourism to combat problems like deforestation, soil erosion etc.
Chandani – Dhara Bridge Pedestrian – Power
This is one of the longest pedestrian bridges in Nepal which is still intact for long period of time made with good quality steel.
500 Species of Butterfly are found
Nepal. is one of the countries in the world with 500 species of Butterflies and it is said the 11 out of 15 familied of butterflies are there in Nepal. It is amazing to see that more new species are also visible here.
Wool, Cashmere and Pashmina
Kathmandu in Nepal is the best place for those who love shopping for textiles. Various quality of cashmere, pashmina and wool scarfs are found in famous shops.
The High Peaks
Most of the world’s highest peaks are situated in Nepal. Most of the peaks range over 20,000 ft. One will surely think that they are on top of the world by seeing these majestic Himalayan peaks.
Birthplace of Lord Buddha
Lumbini in Nepal is one of the famous places of pilgrimage for the Buddhist community as Gautam Buddha was born in the famous gardens of Lumbini and tourists from all over the world visit this place to know the history of Lumbini.
This is one of the world’s longest, steepest and fastest zip flyers located in Nepal. One gets nervous when it zips down at speed of up to 140 km per hour on 1.8 km long cable.
Hassle-free visa and low-cost travel
Tourists get visas on arrival at the airport of Nepal. A Nepalese visa is very easy to get and the travel cost is low it is the preferred destination for budgeted travellers and it also saves money compared to other destinations.
Beautiful culture and people of Nepal
The people of Nepal are known for their friendly behaviour, welcoming and helping nature. No matter whether you are from which region of the world, they treat every tourist the same with a smile on their face.
World Heritage Sites
There are several UNESCO World Heritage sites present in Nepal which add cultural charm to the country.
It is fun and adventurous to make the goal to reach the summit or the high point by climbing the dangerous rock formations and there are various options for climbing in Nepal.
Nepal is the paradise for Bird watchers and it is said that there are around 856 species of birds found here. Almost 10% of the world’s total population of birds is present here.
Chitwan National Park
It is the first National park of Nepal and home to faunas like the Bengal Tiger, Gharial, Crocodile and one-horned rhinoceros. It is one of the parks with a rich diversity of faunas.
Kopan Monastery is one of the Tibetan Buddhist Monastery on the outskirts of Kathmandu and it is one of the most famous monasteries in Nepal.
It is one of the sacred and unique places both for Hindus and Buddhists. It is located in Muktinath Valley at a high altitude and it is amazing to see the Himalayan peaks surrounding it.
It is one of the famous museums located in Nepal and it is also listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
It is the eighth-highest mountain in the world with altitude of 8160 above sea level. It is located in the west-central part of Nepal.
Kala – Patthar
This word means ‘black rock’ in Nepali and Hindi language and it is one of the famous landmarks located in the Nepalese Himalayas.
Helambu is one of the highland villages in Nepal and it is about 30 km from Kathmandu. This region is home to Hyolmo people who have different culture from that of Nepalese people.
It is one of the world’s highest glaciers and it is located in the Khumbu region of the northeastern part of Nepal. It has an elevation of 4900 m and maximum of 7600 meters.
This lake is among the eight lakes located in Pokhara Valley in Nepal and it is the second largest lake after Phewa Lake. It is a freshwater lake located in the southeast of Pokhara Valley.
It is also called Bhimsen Tower in Nepal and it is nine – storey tall tower which is located in Kathmandu and is a major attraction for tourists.
National Museum of Nepal
It is one of the popular attractions famous among tourists in the capital city of Kathmandu. It was built 100 years back and it is the historical symbol of Nepal.
This monastery is one of the six primary monasteries in Nepal which is popular among the Buddhist people and tourists.
One can go biking in Nepal in challenging terrains and those who are fond of doing adventure activities can surely try to experience something new.
This is one of the places famous for carvings made out of wood and stone. There is different architecture, a few temples and monuments. There are many reasons to visit Patan. One can buy traditional carpets at famous shops in Patan on the edge of town.
It is a must-stop place for visitors to reach the Himalayas. There are many lodges and shops providing equipment for trekking. This place is definitely visited by trekkers and it is one of the busiest places in Nepal daily there are scheduled flights between Lukla and Kathmandu.
One can meditate in this beautiful country by being so close to nature and peace. One can also opt for doing short courses in Meditation in various districts of Nepal during their stay. There are specialized centres offering meditation courses, accommodation and food. One can visit the outstanding meditation centre located in Lumbini.
Paradise for Photographers
One will love to have interest in doing photography during their visit to Nepal. There are many things to capture with your camera like Nepali people, places, culture, traditions, breathtaking Himalayas and Green valleys. One can create short documentaries on the culture, religion and traditions of many ethnic groups living in the remote parts of Nepal. One can roam around in Nepal and click pictures of untouched valleys and explore the less visited place of Nepal.