Top 10 Tourist Destinations in Nepal
Nepal is a country filled with beautiful destinations for travelers. Nature itself has blessed the country with lots of beauty. The ‘beauty’, is defined by different mountains, lakes, caves, glaciers, and many more. Nepal has a lot of offers for travelers, hikers, and nature seekers. The diversity in Nepal’s nature and a range of exotic cultures makes Nepal ideal for tour and travel activities with family and friends. Nepal is often said, to be a utopia of natural beauty. The marvelous scenic beauty of the Himalayas of Nepal is not only remarkable but offers a lifetime experience to patrons.
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Among many beautiful places, selecting only 10 destinations would be a tough task, however, the most famous 10 destinations are listed below.
Everest base camp
A tour in the lap of the highest peak of the world, known to everyone, would certainly fulfill a desire inside an adventurous being. The breathtaking view of mountains in front of our eyes is what we expect from the Everest base camp helicopter tour. The tour begins with a flight to Lukla which would also provide some adventure, followed by trekking. The trekking through the rhododendron forest and snowy land lead to a magical journey. The journey shows beauty in the mountains of Nepal as well as the richness in the culture of Sherpa. The path along with the people and the structure of the Sherpa land would add excitement to the tour. There are several ways to visit Everest base camp like classic Everest base camp trek and so on.
Annapurna Base Camp
A short, amazing Annapurna base camp trek with snowy feet in the height of 4130 m is probably on the bucket list of every travel-loving person. The trek includes a walk through the beauty of mountains greeting the culture of local people living in this area. A wide variety of flora and fauna could be noticed throughout the entire journey. The interesting part of the trek is that it starts and ends in Pokhara - the city famous all over Nepal for its beauty of lakes and caves. The best time for this tour would be March, April, May for the view of blooming rhododendron other than that, mid-September to November is also a good time to visit with a clear cold sky.
The second least populated district of Nepal- mustang has an astonishing view to offer. The culture involved in this area is often compared with Tibetan culture. Trekking in this area was officially allowed in 1992 after a long time of restrictions. Even in the monsoon seasons, the area is noted as one of the best trekking areas in Nepal. The destination is reached through Jomsom- which is also surrounded by a beautiful cold environment. The attractions in this place are the snowy mountains as well as the cultural diversities in the people. The place is also famous for different types of apples and dried apples.
Rara Lake is termed the greatest lake of Nepal. The Lake lies in the Karnali zone. It lies above 2972m from sea level. Near to Rara Lake, lies the Rara national park whose flora and fauna automatically add beauty and excitement to this lake. It is said that Rara Lake keeps changing its face as the color of water changes according to time in a day. Though the route is rough, nature promises satisfaction to the visitors with the view of mountains, hills, and the lake at the same time. It is also famous for the ‘asala’ fish. The reflection of the mountains such as Mount Kanjirowa gives proper beauty to the lake.
A lake is located in one of the most rural areas in Nepal at the height of 4919 m in the Annapurna Himalayan range. Sometimes known as one of the lakes in the greatest height in the world, the lake catches the attraction of one’s eyes with its astonishing view in chilled weather. The view with reflection of the Himalayan range would brighten the eyes of the viewer. The lake actually is the glacial melt collection of the full northern slope of Annapurna and Thorang peak. Trekking to Tilicho Lake leads to a wonderful experience of beautiful views along with a diversity of people. The lake has its religious importance as mentioned in a holy book of Hindus-“Ramayana”. The trekking leads down to Muktinath temple which is highly important from a religious point of view and has its own sort of beauty.
Pokhara is one of the best tourist areas in Nepal. The city of lakes and caves is an attraction for indoor and outdoor tourists. The city is also famous for adventurous activities such as paragliding, recently launched hot air ballooning, etc. lakes such as Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake are the major attractions of Pokhara. It is 200 km away from Kathmandu and is one of the most beautiful areas in Nepal. Famous caves such as the Mahendra cave are present in Pokhara which has its own cultural values. Other than that, Davi’s fall is also a must-visit place in Pokhara. The city would surely not disappoint the travel-loving beings out there.
Lumbini can be called the pride of Nepal as Lord Buddha was born in this place. The main place to visit here is Maya Devi temple where exactly lord Buddha was born. This place has its historical and cultural importance. This place is religiously very important to Buddhist people. The place is also famous for the Ashoka pillar which is said to be the evidence of the birth of Lord Buddha. , Lumbini has many other temples and monasteries which would give a beautiful experience giving knowledge about the history of Lord Buddha. The world peace pagoda (locally called “Shanti stupa” is also one of the major attractions of this place. The peaceful environment also contains the eternal peace flame which is said to never extinguish. Hence the place is a major destination to be visited.
Ghorepani Poon Hill
It is again a trek towards the Annapurna region, mostly beginning from Pokhara all the way to a height of 3210m giving an astonishing view of mountains and beautiful scenarios. The trekking also gives the experience of local villages such as Ghorepani, Ulleri, and Ghandruk, famous for their beauty and Magar and Gurung cultures. The place is actually famous for the view of a beautiful sunrise with the view of mountains such as Annapurna and Dhaulagiri whose heights are above 8000m. The imagination of this view itself arises a thirst of visiting the place.
It is yet another beautiful destination of Nepal which lies above the height of 4610m. The lake lies in the famous Langtang national park which is itself a beautiful place to visit, having a wide range of flora and fauna. Mainly in Nepal, this lake has high religious importance as mentioned in lots of Hindu sculptures. The Dhunche-Helambu trek leads to this beautiful lake, most of the time surrounded by snow. The lake itself remains frozen for 6 months in winter giving a breath-taking view. Other than that, the trekking itself is a great experience for the adventurous people out there giving beautiful experiences with challenges on the way.
Manaslu Base Camp
Manaslu is the eighth greatest mountain in the world having a height of 8163m. The trekking gives the view of beautiful mountain peaks along with the Manaslu glacier, allowing a circle along with mount Manaslu. The rural area is rich in Buddhist religion and Tibetan culture. The trek allows visiting different monasteries showing the diversity in people and traditions as well. It gives an interesting village tour with different traditional and cultural sights. Trekking was officially allowed in 1991. The trekking follows a route along the Burhi Gandaki River giving a great experience of trekking and traveling.