Nepal is a beautiful country as really as a heaven on earth, probably where you can visit best places in the world. Located in between India and China, although being a small landlocked country, it is rich in natural resources, history, culture and traditions. Nepal has diversity in geography, which makes it rich in biodiversity.
From the world’s highest mountains to world’s deepest gorge, you can only visit such places in Nepal. Not only Nepal is popular for adventure tourism, it is also popular for religious and spiritual places too. A country with the blessing of nature has so much to give to its visitors. For adventurers it’s an exotic destination.
Here is the list of Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Nepal:
Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC)
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in the world. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek route goes passing through amazing landscapes, rhododendrons forest, and terraced fields. And it brings you closer to the base of 7000-8000 meters high peaks of Annapurna massif. The Annapurna massif includes Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m) which has the fatality to summit ratio of 32% and is the highest of any of the eight thou-sanders . Annapurna is also known as the “Killer Mountain”. It is a fascinating trek which is difficult and adventurous. The trek starts from Pokhara and final destination is at the world 10th highest mountain Annapurna I’s base camp.
Poon Hill is perfect for trekkers and travelers who want to see the majestic beauty of Nepal. It is probably the best viewpoint in the world. Poon Hill lies in Annapurna Conservation Area and provides the wonderful views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchare, Nilgiri and the magnificent view of sunrise. There are lots of guest houses which provide lodging and meals to trekkers. Trekkers spend the night there before trekking to see the wonderful view of the sunrise in the early morning.
Tilicho Lake is the lake situated at an altitude of 4,919 meters in the Annapurna region. It is known as the highest lake in the world. Usually trekkers attempting to pass Annapurna circuit route cross the lake. But there are no lodges or teahouses or any accommodation sites past the Tilicho Base Camp lodge. Tilicho lake was also the site for one of the highest ever altitude scuba dives. It is very adventurous and exciting exprience to trek pass the Tilicho Lake.
Pokhara is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Nepal. It is rich in natural and scenic beauty. Pokhara has many lakes like Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, Khaste Lake, Maidi Lake, etc. The lakes of Pokhara reflect the images of beautiful mesmerizing scenery of Mountains on it. Lakeside of Pokhara is most famous among tourist. From Pokhara three mountains above 8,000 meters peaks; Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu can be seen as well as Machhappuchre (Mt. Fishtail) is closest to the city. The city has two popular viewpoints, Sarangkot and World Peace Pagoda. The city has Nepal’s second Bungee Jumping and many adventurers can enjoy paragliding, mountain biking, hiking, boating, etc. It is considered as the tourism capital of South Asia mainly for adventure tourism and base for the famous Annapurna Circuit trek.
Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp is an appropriate option to the people for whom climbing the Mt. Everest is not possible. For those who can’t climb the Everest, they can at least feel the excitement to be near the World Highest Peak. The trek passes through rhododendron forest viewing the magnificent peaks like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, etc. The trekking of Everest Base Camp is the most challenging, thrilling and enthralling world class journey. Trekking in the region will lead you to the world best viewpoint Kala Patthar (5555 m). Everest Base Camp is gateway to all the climbers who attempt climb the summit. It will be a life time experience to trek in the Everest Base Camp.
Capital city of Nepal is rich in Ancient historical arts, cultures and monuments. Kathmandu Valley has three historical cities Patan (Lalitpur), Bhaktapur and Kathmandu. The valley is a World Heritage Site having seven sites within it; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square and two most important Buddhist stupas, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath and two famous Hindu shrines, Pashupatinath temple and Changu Narayan. Kathmandu is also known as “city of temples”, you can see many temples in Kathmandu. The temples in Kathmandu have pagoda, chiatya, shikhara and stupa styles.
Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is the first national park of Nepal. It has been included in World Natural Heritage site by UNESCO. The National park has many endangered species like Bengal Tiger, One Horned Rhino, Gharial Crocodile, etc. People can experience the park through jungle trek, elephant riding and jeep safari. There are about 570 species of flowering plants,30 species of mammals, more than 400 species of birds, 17 reptiles and 100 fish species. The village Sauraha located near National Park provides necessary accommodation. The tourist who loves nature will surely love to visit Chitwan National Park.
Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Gautam Buddha, is located in Terai region of Nepal.It is one of the holiest place of Buddhist .It has been listed as the World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO .The country like China, Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, India, Thailand, France and Germany have built many monasteries and stupas in Lumbini. Maya devi temple and Puskarini-the Holi pond and many monuments, monasteries and museum are also located in the holi site Lumbini. From many centuries Lumbini has been the sacred placed for Buddhist all round the Globe.
Janakpur is the ancient city where Hindu Goddess Sita was born. The ancient city was known as “Mithila Kingdom”. King Jank was the King of Mithila. Modern day Jankpur is named on his name, Janak. Thousands of pilgrims visit Janakpur during the festival “Vivah Panchami” which re-enacts the wedding of Lord Rama and Sita. Other festivals like Vijaya Dashami, Holi, Ram Nawami, Chhath Puja, Dipawali, Makar Sankranti, etc are also celebrated in a carnival like atmosphere. Janakpur is famous for “Janaki Mandir” also known as ” Nau Lakha Mandir”. It is supposed that the cost of construction was 9 lakh Rupees at that time. The city is also famous for more than 200 sacred ponds. The two most important; Dhanusha Sagar and Ganga Sagar, are located near to the center of city.
Khaptad National Park
Khaptad National Park is located at the Far Western Region of the country. It stretches over 4 districts and consists of amazing landscapes. It is surely the few places of world which has not been disturbed by human and scenic beauty is the thing which cannot be seen elsewhere in the world. Amazing landscapes consisting of steep slopes, moorland and streams has best scenic beauty to offer to its visitors. Different species of birds, flora and fauna can be seen in Khaptad. Trekking is the only way to reach to this beautiful place. It is certainly a place where one can get the true experience of tranquility and peace. It is also a famous place for religious
Surely, Nepal will provide you unexpected fun travelling. It will be the some of your unforgettable moments of life. Definitely, it’s a must visit country before dying. The places listed above are the best places which you will certainly love to visit but this list is a very small in comparison to what Nepal can offer you. There are still lots of more places to visit in Nepal that is not listed above.