In this article, we are going to list the Top 25 best places to visit in Nepal. If you are a traveler or traveler freak then these might interest you as well as your friends, so make sure share this article to as many friends you can; Becuase it’s time to let them know about the beauty of Nepal;
These listed 25 places are Nepal’s Best Places to Visit; Make sure you gather your friends and families and explore these places in Nepal;
Without further ado, let’s get started with the list;
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Top 25 Best Places to Visit in Nepal
#1 Beautiful Pokhara City
Many people love Pokhara because it’s one of the beautiful city in Nepal. Which is also known as a gateway to the Annapurna circuit, a popular trail in the Himalayas.
Around that, there are many lakes as well as Phewa Lake, in central Nepal. Tal Barahi Temple, a 2-story pagoda, sits on an island in the lake.
On the eastern shore, the Lakeside district has yoga centers and restaurants. In the city’s south, the International Mountain Museum has exhibits on the history of mountaineering and the people of the Himalayas.
Things to do in Pokhara Nepal: There are many things you can do in Pokhara especially we recommend doing what you love; But still you need to put things in your lists like Cycling or Motorcycle Tours will be adventures, Hiking & Camping Tours, Parasailing & Paragliding will be amazing. There are many places you can visit in Pokhara, so make sure you take a tour guide or map to trace them all;
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#2 Explore Kathmandu City (City of Temples)
Kathmandu is known as a city of temples and yes it’s fact there you will find temples within the distance of 10 to 50 meters; One of the most amazing facts is that there are many places which are listed on UNESCO World Heritage Sites;
Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. It is the largest metropolis in Nepal, with a population of 1.5 million in the city proper, and 3 million in its urban agglomeration across the Kathmandu Valley.
There are many things you can do in Kathmandu and along with that there are many places you can visit as well;
- Thamel for (Shopping, Backpacking and You can Enjoy Night Life there)
- Pashupatinath Temple (Historic Hindu Temple)
- Swayambhunath (Storied Temple & Complex & Pilgrimage)
- Kathmandu Durbar Square
- Sivapuri Hiking
- Chandragiri Tour
- Bauddhanath (One of the biggest stupa in Kathmandu)
Still, a lot to list out those are some places to visit in Nepal or especially in Kathmandu. So make sure you take a tour guide with you or you keep a map of Kathmandu valley;
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#3 Travel & Explore Bhaktapur
Bhaktapur is close to Kathmandu, it’s about 8 miles from the capital city, Kathmandu.
Bhaktapur, literally translates to Place of devotees. Also known as Khwopa, it is an ancient Newa city in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, about 8 miles from the capital city, Kathmandu.
And there are many places you can visit in Bhaktapur as well;
- Bhaktpur Durbar Square
- Arniko Highway
- Changu Narayan
- Kailashnath Mahadev Statue
These are few we’ve listed make sure you do research before going on a rush; Take a map or a tour guide with you;
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#4 Lalitpur Tour
Lalitpur Metropolitan City, historically Patan, is the third largest city of Nepal after Kathmandu and Pokhara and it is located in the south-central part of Kathmandu Valley which is a new metropolitan city of Nepal.
What to See in Lalitpur Nepal? There are a few places we are going to mention here you can visit those;
- Patan Durbar Square
Those are the few places you can visit and you can also explore the museum and etc…
#5 Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp is either one of two base camps on opposite sides of Mount Everest. South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 metres, and North Base Camp is in Tibet at 5,150 metres.
#6 Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The Annapurna Sanctuary is a high glacial basin lying 40 km directly north of Pokhara. This oval-shaped plateau sits at an altitude of over 4000 metres, and is surrounded by a ring of mountains.
#7 Sagarmatha National Park
Sagarmatha National Park is a protected area in the Himalayas of northeast Nepal. It’s dominated by snow-capped mountains including Mount Everest (Sagarmatha), and encompasses glaciers, valleys and trails.
It’s home to rare species like the snow leopard, musk deer and red panda. Many Sherpa people live here, praying at Buddhist sites such as Tengboche Monastery. The Gokyo Lakes are known for migrant waterbirds.
There are many places and himalayan range you can explore like.
- Ama Dablam
- Imja Tse
- Gokyo Lakes
- Kala Patthar
#8 Langtang National Park
The Langtang National Park is the fourth national park in Nepal and was established in 1976 as the first Himalayan national park. The protected area exceeds an altitudinal range of 6,450 m (21,160 ft) and covers an area of 1,710 km2 (660 sq mi) in the Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Sindhulpalchok districts of the central Himalayan region.
#9 Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve
Dhorpatan is a village in Nepal’s Baglung District, 2,900 meters elevation in an east-west valley south of the Dhaulagiri mountain range in the Himalayas. It is the headquarters of Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve.
#10 Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is a protected area in the Terai of eastern Nepal covering 175 km² of wetlands in the Sunsari, Saptari and Udayapur Districts.
It comprises extensive mudflats, reed beds, and freshwater marshes in the floodplain of the Sapta Kosi River, and ranges in altitude from 75 to 81 m (246 to 266 ft). It was established in 1976 and designated as a Ramsar site in December 1987.
#11 Parsa Wildlife Reserve
Parsa National Park is a protected area in the Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal. It covers an area of 627.39 km2 (242.24 sq mi) in the Parsa, Makwanpur and Bara districts and ranges in altitude from 435 m (1,427 ft) to 950 m (3,120 ft) in the Siwalik Hills. It was established as a wildlife reserve in 1984.
#12 Rara Lake
The Rara Lake is the biggest and deepest fresh water lake in the Nepal Himalayas. It is the main feature of Rara National Park, located in Jumla and Mugu Districts.
In September 2007, the lake was declared a Ramsar site, covering 1,583 ha (6.11 sq mi) including the surrounding wetland.
#13 Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve
The Shuklaphanta National Park is a protected area in the Terai of the Far-Western Region, Nepal, covering 305 km² of open grassland, forests, riverbeds and tropical wetlands at an altitude of 174 to 1,386 m.
#14 Khaptad National Park
The Khaptad National Park is a protected area in the Far-Western Region, Nepal that was established in 1984.
Stretching over the four districts of Bajhang, Bajura, Achham and Doti it covers an area of 225 km2 (87 sq mi) and ranges in elevation from 1,400 m (4,600 ft) to 3,300 m (10,800 ft).
#15 Visit Lumbini
Lumbinī is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi District of Province No. 5 in Nepal. It is the place where, according to Buddhist tradition, Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama in 563 BCE.
#16 Bardia National Park
Bardia National Park is the largest national park in the Terai, a beautiful, unspoiled wilderness of sal forest, grassland and alluvial washes cut by the many fingers of the Karnali River.
Largely unpopulated, it is often described as what Chitwan National Park was like 30 years ago, before its commercial development. One can raft through the park for hours on end and not encounter another person.
#17 Manag & Mustang Trek
Manang Valley Trek Lying of the eastern reaches of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, Manang village Trek is an isolated even one of the most prepossessing valleys in Nepal. … Since then many of the Manang people have relocated to Kathmandu and other places but to those who still live there, this is a most significant place.
Mustang District, a part of Gandaki Pradesh in of northern Nepal, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. The district, with Jomsom as its headquarters, covers an area of 3,573 km² and has a population of 13,452.
#18 Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek is located just east of one of the most legendary trekking destination of Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Mardi Himal trek is an unseen gem yet.
Few trekkers make their way to the Mardi Himal Base Camp outstandingly positioned at the base of Mardi Himal and the Annapurna region´s most iconic mount Machapuchhre literally meaning “Fish tail”.
#19 Api Nampa Conservation Area
The Api-Nampa Conservation Area is a protected area in the Far-Western Development Region, Nepal. It was established in 2010 and covers 1,903 km² encompassing 21 Village Development Committees in the Darchula District
#20 Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is a preserved area in the Terai Lowlands of south-central Nepal, known for its biodiversity. Its dense forests and grassy plains are home to rare mammals like one-horned rhinos and Bengal tigers.
The park shelters numerous bird species, including the giant hornbill. Dugout canoes traverse the northern Rapti River, home to crocodiles. Inside the park is Balmiki Ashram, a Hindu pilgrimage site.
#21 Tilicho Lake
Tilicho Lake is a lake located in the Manang district of Nepal, 55 kilometres as the crow flies from the city of Pokhara.
Tilicho Lake is the destination of one of the most popular side hikes of the Annapurna Circuit trek. The hike takes additional 3–4 days. No camping is required, as new lodges have been built between Manang and the lake. The final approach to the lake is done in a day hike from the lodge at Tilicho Base Camp.
#22 Gosaikunda Lake
Gosaikunda, also spelled Gosainkunda and Gosain Kunda is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepal’s Langtang National Park, located at an altitude of 4,380 m in the Rasuwa District.
#23 Barun Valley Trek
Barun Valley is a Himalayan valley situated at the base of Mt. Makalu in the Sankhuwasabha district Nepal. This valley lies entirely inside the Makalu Barun National Park.
#24 Saipal Base Camp Trek
Saipal is a mountain in the Himalayas of north-west Nepal. Api, Nampa and Saipal are a trio of high mountains located in northwestern Nepal. Together they form a small range of sharp, icy peaks, rising from a long, steep, snowy crest
#25 Badimalika Temple
Badimalika Temple, located in Bajura district of Seti Zone, is one of the major temples in Nepal. It is a temple dedicated to Bhagwati. Malika Chaturdashi is the major annual festival that is held in this temple.
Wrapping it up
These 25 places cover east to west Nepal. We hope these Top 25 Best Places to Visit in Nepal are worth sharing places. Please let us know what should we include in our next article. Or If you have any thoughts regarding what should be included in this list of places to see in Nepal.