What are the top tourist attractions in Nepal? Why visiting Nepal? Why should tourists visit Nepal? What are things to experience in Nepal? What are the major attractions of Nepal? What to see in Nepal while spending the holidays?
These are the most common and frequently asked questions by the tourist who are planning to visit Nepal. They search on Google, make an inquiry with local travel partners, ask experts and also get ideas from the people who already have visited Nepal. Most of these sources come up with similar answers that the top tourists’ attractions of Nepal are: Trekking, Mountaineering, Peak Climbing, River Rafting, City Tour, Paragliding, Jungle Safari, Heli Tour, Mountain Flight and Bunjee Jumping.
Now, let’s see the highlights of the above attractions in details.
Nepal is widely popular as a Himalayan country. This small country located in the heart of Himalayas lure thousands of tourists for trekking every year. The majestic mountain peaks including Mt. Everest ( 8848m) are popular among the trekkers around the globe. The mountain foothills, traditional settlements, ethnic people and their culture, cascading waterfalls, landscapes, lush forest, endangered species of wildlife and breathtaking mountain vistas are the prime highlights of trekking in Nepal.
Everest Trekking, Annapurna Trekking, Langtang Trekking, Manaslu Trekking, Mustang Trekking, Dolpo Trekking, Makalu Trekking, Dhaulagiri Trekking etc are the major trekking routes in Nepal. Among all, Annapurna region trekking and Everest region trekking are the most popular among trekkers.
The best time to trek in Nepal is Autumn (Sept-Nov).
Nepal is the abode to eight tallest mountains in the world among 14. These mountain peaks like Annapurna, Everest, Dhaulagiri, Makalu, Manaslu, Kanchenjungha offer adventurous expedition and mountaineering in Nepal. Spring is the best season for mountaineering in Nepal.
Nepal’s Himalayas abode to numerous alluring peaks to scale. The peaks like Yala Peak, Mera Peak, Island Peak, Lobuche Peak, Thapa Peak, Pisang Peak, etc are popular peaks to climb in Nepal. The adventure lovers will find peak climbing in Nepal the first-hand thrills in their life. Spring is the best season for Peak climbing in Nepal.
The white water flowing from the lap of Himalayas offers the tremendous opportunity of River Rafting in Nepal. These swift flowing rivers swell during summer and become more adventurous. Trishuli River Rafting, Bhotekoshi River Rafting, Kali Gandaki River Rafting, Karnali River Rafting, etc are popular river rafting in Nepal. The beginners choose Autumn or Spring and the experienced go with Summer for river rafting in Nepal.
Spending your holidays exploring Nepal’s cities will be a magnificent experience. Basically, city tours in Nepal focuses on UNESCO World Heritage Sites include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyombhunath, Bouddhanath, Patan, Bhaktapur, Changunarayan, etc. Besides, Pokhara, Nagarkot, Lumbini, Gorkha are some other city tour destinations in Nepal. We explore history, culture, religion, art and architecture and civilization during our city tour in Nepal. We also witness mesmerizing mountain panorama and stunning sunrise.
Nepal’s National parks and conservation areas offer us various exciting activities of jungle safari. Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park are popular national parks in Nepal offering the opportunity of jungle safari. We can experience jungle walk, canoe trip, bird watching, jeep safari, and Tharu Cultural Show while doing jungle safari in Nepal.
Pokhara, Sarangkot is the best destination for paragliding in Nepal. Besides, Godawari Hill also offers us the taste of paragliding in Nepal. We can have the thrills of adventurous paragliding flying freely in the sky witnessing picturesque landscapes, settlements and mountain panorama. If you do paragliding in Pokhara, you can see Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and many other stunning mountain peaks. We also see serene Phewa Lake and the beautiful Pokhara valley.
Helicopter tour is one of the best ways to witness magnificent mountain summits in Nepal. The helicopter takes off from Kathmandu or Pokhara airport and we are taken to the mountain base camps. If we choose Annapurna Heli Tour, we take off from Pokhara airport and Everest Heli Tour takes off from Kathmandu airport. We land at Annapurna Base Camp or Everest Base Camp celebrates incredible mountain views and flies back to either Pokhara or Kathmandu. Those who have limited time frame but keen to enjoy Nepal’s mountain views, do helicopter tour in Nepal or also by those who want to escape long tiring trekking in the mountain.
Everest Mountain Flight is a very popular mountain flight in Nepal. The 18 seater plane takes us to just above mighty glaciers, mountain summits, avalanches and serene freshwater lakes in Everest region. We really do not believe our eyes to seeing such magnificent views of Himalayas. Mt. Everest, Gokyo Lake, Pumori, Loa Tse, Nuptse, Makalu, Amadablam are the major highlights of Everest Mountain flight in Nepal. This is one hour flight from Kathmandu airport.
Bunjee Jumping in Bhotekoshi river at Last Resort is very popular among the adventure seekers. Bungee jump at The Last Resort in Nepal may be the most remarkable Bungee Jump on the Planet. This extraordinary 500ft (160m) drop into the Bhote Koshi River gorge on the Nepal/Tibet border is the longest Free-fall in the world. Planned, assembled and functioned by very qualified Kiwis to exacting international standards your safety is guaranteed. It is Nepal's, Ultimate Rush.