Nepal is well famous for natural beauties, high mountains, diverse culture, and tradition including astonishing landscapes and great hospitality. As we all are disturbing from the pandemic which starts from the beginning of the year 2020 to still go on. But, sooner or later, we will resume everything for travel enthusiasts. Travel is a sense of freedom and experience of learning about yourself, about the world and human life, and our existence. In such a case, Nepal is a perfect destination to explore new things, to sense the originality of travel, and to understand the essence of traveling. To make your next trip more exciting, unforgettable, and memorable, here we have tried to present a few things that you shouldn’t miss while traveling in Nepal. Here are the top 10 things to do in Nepal in 2021:
Nepal is a paradise destination for the trekkers, with the hundreds of most popular and famous trekking trails lies in Nepal. Both high mountain and lower hilly region trekking are popular in Nepal but people mostly preferred high altitude and mountain trekking, as it was first commercialized in the early 1960s. Nepal has numerous mountains and it’s affordable as well as much commercialized. Nepal is the home of the stunning base camp like Everest, Annapurna, Kanchenjunga, Malaku, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and many more which is normally popular for trekking. Each of the above-mentioned destinations has its own special features and beauty. Diverse cultures, regions, traditions, landscapes, and mountain views are the major attraction of mountains. You will really enjoy the authenticity of Sherpa culture, mountain lifestyles and can learn to live in extreme conditions, which ultimately provides the maximum satisfaction for travelers.
Nepal has eight out of fourteen high mountains, so there is no doubt that this place is originally a paradise destination for the climbers as well. The ultimate goal of the mountaineer is to reach the top of the highest mountains and since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa climbed Mt. Everest for the very first time in 1953, the climbing has officially started to commercialize in Nepal. High mountain climbing is one of the most exciting and adventurous activities in Nepal. In the beginning, you can start with small peaks like Mera Peak, Island Peak, Lobuche Peak, Dhampus Peak, and many more. Once you become more used to the mountain atmosphere and climate, you go for the mountains above 8000m+. Nepal offers more mountaineering opportunities than any other country in the world. Besides the eight highest mountains, there are 325+ other mountains that are allowed to climb commercially. Though, peak climbing is one of the most difficult tasks but worth trying. It provides an excellent thrill, adventure, and goal seeker and you would learn to challenge the difficulties and extreme situation.
Mountain flights in Nepal are the most adventurous activity which is beyond one’s imagination. Only birds have that privilege to experience the glorious views of mountains from the sky. Enjoy a breathtaking view of giant mountains from a close distance within just a few minutes of flight from Kathmandu. Travel agencies usually offer mountain and private helicopter flights in Everest Region, Mustang, Manag, Annapurna, Gosaikunda and some can be done in a customized way as well. If you don’t have much time and patience to see and experience the mountains from the nearest point then mountain flights/helicopter tours would be the best alternatives for you. Besides thrilling experience and adventure, you will get the majestic video of mountains, beautiful landscapes, glaciers, mountain lakes, and sometimes avalanche in the mountain. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour and Everest Scenic Flight are the most popular activities in Nepal.
Wildlife is another major attraction of Nepal because of its diverse geographical structure within small boundaries. Nepal has all kinds of vegetation and environment where many rare and endangered flora and fauna can be easily encountered. It has a tropical climate to the arctic where different wildlife made their home. There are several National parks, conservation, and protected areas for the preservation and protection of such wildlife. You can experience the soaring Bengal Tiger, beautiful one horn Rhino and deer in the lower belt. Leopard, bear, mus deer, and other beautiful creatures can be seen in the hilly region. Mountains are the home of rare animals like the snow leopard, red panda, Danphe, and numerous beautiful wildlife. Jungle safari is one of the interesting activities to encounter with such beautiful creatures. Trekking also gets you closer to the animal’s life in the forest and their habitats.
Nepal is not only a place for sight-seeing but offers a lot of adventurous activities that add up more spices that will make your vacation adventurous and heroic. Mountaineering, Trekking, Boating, Rafting, Canoeing, Wildlife Safaris, Paragliding, Zip flying, Bungee Jumping, Skydiving are waiting for your personal touch. Within a short period of time, you can experience all these activities in Nepal.
Nepal, a small country –with an area 147,181 sq.km, is home for ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which enhances the supplementary class to the country. These Sites are peaceful to visit, despite the renovation program – because of the Earthquake – but the sites are still time-worthy to visit. However, Nepal is an open museum of thousands of temples and historical artifacts. We recommend you to visit various (crowded and silent) alleys and corners of Nepal to souvenir your memory of Nepal, and the Old and Vintage Culture of the country. Some of the famous UNESCO Heritage sites like, Pashupati Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath Temple which lies inside Kathmandu valley. Day tour and excursion in these places is so worthy for the traveler.
This is a new adventure sport in Nepal and the most recommended one for your next Nepal visit. The amazing 360-degree view of gorgeous mountains and astonishing terrain is the major difference of skydiving in other countries and here in Nepal. An extremely exciting aerial adventure activity is Everest skydiving where you have to jump from above 30,000ft height and can experience the majestic view of hundreds of mountains and amazing landscapes from the sky. A helicopter will help you to drop in the highest drop zone Gorakshep, Kalapatthar and it will later take you in front of the world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest 8,848m. Those who want less extreme can go to the Pokhara and experience the majestic Annapurna and surroundings. It’s a newly discovered activity in Nepal and it's a lifetime experience for adventure enthusiasts.
Mountain biking is another exciting adventure activity that is extremely famous in Nepal these days. The amazing views of mountains, hills, colorful climate, villages, rivers, and the extreme trail is a major attraction while riding a mountain bike. These days, mountain biking has become the most popular outdoor activity in Nepal and so many travel agencies organized different packages and activities for the biking lover. You have both options of trails easy and short as well as difficult and long trips. This activity in Nepal is like an endless activity to explore where you would find rugged trails and narrow paths with a diverse climate and environment for mountain biking. Around and nearby Kathmandu valley, Pokhara is mostly famous for mountain biking but if you want to go to a more extreme level, Annapurna Sanctuary, Upper, and Lower Mustang are amazingly a perfect destination for mountain biking. Every destination has its own special features of culture, people, tradition, landscapes, and lifestyle of those areas.
The village is the only place where you will find the natural and authentic Nepali lifestyles and practices. A village tour or excursion is the biggest opportunity to enjoy the hustle and bustle free as well as modernized life. All you get is typical things, authentic practices, and traditional lifestyles. Around 70-75% of people in Nepal depend on agriculture and most of them lived in village areas. They have their own lifestyle and everything which must be really interesting for travelers and people who live in the city and urban areas. Without the internet, social media, and disconnect from the global and just enjoy nature, a specific lifestyle, eat their local foods, participate in their festivals and events and spend time with the local people will be lifelong memories. Also, there is a diverse lifestyle in Nepal according to the geographical region. If you want to experience the Tharu community, Mithila culture you must travel to the Terai region. If you want to experience the Sherpa people and Buddhism the mountain region would be the perfect destination.
Nepal is a small country but you can experience so many things here. Besides all the extreme, joyful and adventurous activities, you can also make your mind more peaceful and relax through yoga and meditation in different forms. Discover your inner peace and positive energy through different and ancient meditation practices and styles in Nepal. According to the Hindu sacred textbooks, Nepal is a place where the Hindu god and ancient Rishi used to come and meditate thousands of years ago. These days monasteries, Buddhist centers, and temples offer many sessions for the international as well as national visitors. Also, a different form of Yoga has gained immense popularity in the last decades. You can experience mountain Yoga, nature yoga, ayurvedic yoga, and many more offers once you arrive in Nepal.
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