Top 10 Exciting Things to Do In Nepal
Nepal is not just about mountains. There are a lot of other interesting and exciting things to do in Nepal. Tourism is the second largest industry in Nepal; not without any reason. This article talks in detail about the top ten exciting things that every tourist should do in Nepal.
1. Trekking To Base of Everest
Not all can climb Everest. This does not mean all cannot enjoy Everest. You can take a flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary airport. From there you need to walk for eight days to reach Everest Base Camp. Serious trekkers can trek from Lamosangu village for eleven days. If you are not too much into trekking, reach Rongbuk monastery. It is monastery nearest to Everest and you will have better accommodation options. On the other hand; if you are not ready to spend a lot of days in trekking and still want to enjoy Everest, you can fly directly to Everest. From Kathmandu, you have planes that take you to Mount Everest for a one hour flight.
Suggested Tour: 8 Days – kathmandu Valley Trekking Tour
2. Elephant Ride In Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is a dense marshland with thick forest and waters. You can find a lot of interesting tropical animals here like deer, rhino, monkey, Bengal tiger, sloth bear and others. The best part is the elephant ride through the park. This park is located in southern part of Nepal. Those who are fed up with mountains, snow and cold climate can try of this tropical national park which attracts thousands of tourists every year.
Suggested Tour: 15 Days – India Nepal Wildlife Tour
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3. Langtang Trek
There are numerous trekking trails in Nepal. The most famous one is through Langtang. This trekking trail includes Langtang River, mountains and forests. You can take up the trek for 6 to 16 days based on your interest. You can hear to the river sounds and enjoy exotic fruits as you trek. The most exciting part of this trekking is the marvellous backdrop that nature paints for you.
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4. Blue Sheep Hunting
You can legally hunt in the Dhorpatan hunting reserve. If you are ready to spend considerable money on hunting experience, you can hunt blue sheep or wild boar here. You cannot hunt any other animal. There is also a trekking trail from here to Dolpo which is chosen by some people. You can also take a helicopter ride through the hunting reserve.
5. Adventure Sports
Apart from trekking, there are a lot of adventure sports to enjoy. Top things to mention are white water rafting, kayaking, paragliding in Sarangkot, bungee jump in Bhote Koshi River, mountain biking in various spots, rock climbing, fishing in any of 4000 rivers in Nepal and others.
Suggested Tour : 4 Days – Kathmandu Nepal Tour
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It is hard to pick a particular place for sightseeing. The whole Nepal is interesting for sightseeing. In Kathmandu, enjoy Durbar Square, royal cities, temples and other historic places. In Bhaktapur, you can find a lot of temples for sightseeing. In Bodhnath, you can find the Bodhnath stupa which is an important tourist sightseeing spot. Pokhara is famous for lakes to enjoy and some mountain background for scenic photographs. The monkey temple, Swayambhunath Temple is an important shrine in Kathmandu. Children love this temple because the temple is filled with monkeys. It is a 5th century temple. Lumbini is famous for the birth place of Siddhartha Gautama or Buddha, Maya Devi temple dedicated for Buddha’s mother and 2nd century stone relief. There are numerous other spots for sightseeing.
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Suggested Tour: India Nepal Buddhist Tour
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7. Boating in Pokhara
Pokhara is considered as the jewel of Himalayas. The most charming part of this place is Phewa Lake where you can enjoy boating or some relaxing time in any of the lakeside places. There is a traditional bazaar in Pokhara where you can enjoy souvenir shopping. Early morning boating with view of Fishtail Mountain is a romantic activity here.
Suggested Tour: 9 Days – Central Nepal Tour
8. Tasting Nepal
You can find a lot of high class luxury restaurants that would provide you food from your own culture. But, you can always enjoy those in your home. This is the place for a cuisine that is a mixture of Indian, Thai, Korean, Japanese and numerous others. The best of all is momos of various types. Top items to taste here are pulao (flavoured vegetable rice), Dal Bhat, Thukpa (noodle soup), Nepal doughnut (Sel Roti), curry dish of Gorkhali lamb (almost like lamb chops) and many others. You ought to try the butter tea of Nepal which has an odd salty taste. It can be found only in traditional restaurants.
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In a serene place like Nepal, relaxation is not hard to achieve. You can find a lot of meditation centres where you can stay and meditate. Many centers would provide free meditation classes too. The top one is Vipassana centre.
10. Going Underground
Nepal is not just about landforms that raise way above the sea level. There are places where you go below the sea level too. In Siddha Gufa, you can enjoy some stalagmites, stalactites and other rock formations. It is a large cave located in Bandipur. You can also visit the caves through buses from Pokhara during Nepal Tour.
Beyond these, you can enjoy nightlife in Thamel, pilgrimage travelling, take part in any interesting festival, and enjoy some lone hiking and many others. Nepal is an interesting place with many exciting experiences to offer.
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