Where to go in Nepal
Where to go in Nepal
Nepal is a gorgeous country with a variety of natural and cultural resources. Nepal is the country that is the land of many mountain peaks along with the highest mountain peak. Nepal has never failed to quench the thirst of adventure lovers. People from around the world come to enjoy the natural beauty. Another thing that allure tourists to visit Nepal is its culture and tradition. Nepal has also been called unity in diversity.
Research has shown that there is altogether 125 ethnic group who speaks more than 127 different languages. Unity of Nepalese people is famous around the world. Nepal is also the home of many cultural and historical places. Some places of Nepal have been enlisted in the world heritage site by UNESCO. There is always a big question on “where to go in Nepal?” during your Nepal visit. Thus to help you solve your queries and make you easy for choosing the best destination in Nepal. You should read this article. Given below is the description of the best place for visiting in Nepal and their purpose.
For trekking experience
It is true fact that Nepal is a land of Himalayan. People from the world come to see the high Himalayan peaks. Himalaya is the main thing that allure tourists from around the world. Nepal consists of 7 mountain peaks of the world’s eight-thousands. There are altogether 1300 mountain peaks in which the world’s eighth highest peaks. The ministry of tourism has made it very easy for trekking in the mountains. You will have to take a certain pass to trek mountains. You can climb mountains based on their heights. Following are the list of mountains that people love to visit:-
1) Mount Everest
When you say mountains the name Mount Everest pops on your head. It is a known fact that the highest peak in the world is Mount Everest with a height of 8,848 m. Lying on the exact border of Nepal and China it could be climb from both sides. You can see the magnificent view of other mountain peaks from the top of the Everest base camp. The length of Mount Everest is 1500 miles long. Along with trekking to the world’s highest mountain, you will be going through the adorable Gurung village observing their local lifestyle.
The view of sunrise and sunset from the Everest base camp is breathtaking. Although being the highest mountain peak in the world, it’s a moderate level trekking. If you physically fine and fir you can climb Everest. And the death rate of people climbing Everest is quite low. Trekking to Everest is also one of the reasons to visit Nepal.
2) Mount Annapurna
Mount Annapurna also falls on the world’s eight-thousanders. The elevation of mount Annapurna is 8,091 m. The length of the Annapurna massif is 160–230 km (100-145 mi). The rate of people trekking to Annapurna base camp is higher comparatively than Everest base camp. The Annapurna massif includes Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, glacier dome, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, and PaungdaDanda. The trail to Annapurna base camp goes through the beautiful village of Manang and mustang. It is one of the best trekking places in Nepal. The Annapurna region is also famous for some of the medicinal herbs like yarchgumba and pachamale.
3) Mount Lhotse
Mount Lhotse is the fourth largest mountain in the world with an altitude of 8,516 meters (27,940 ft) above sea level. It is located in the southeast of Mount Everest. The Lhotse massif consists of the small Himalayan peak like Lhotse Middle (East) at 8,414 m (27,605 ft), and Lhotse Shar at 8,383 m (27,503 ft). Lhotse middle is the last Himal to be unclimbed, it was submitted in May 2017. The weather around Lhotse is very cold. Lhotse is also considered as the small Everest as it follows the climbing route of Mount Everest. While going to Everest, you will have to go through the quaint Sherpa settlements. The view of Khumbu Glacier breathtaking. Mount Lhotse lies in between the border of Nepal and China. You can also trek mount Lhotse by helicopter, but since it is much safer to hike people prefer hiking.
For cultural tour
Nepal is very rich in the name of culture and tradition. There are altogether more than 5 religions and 125 different ethnic groups in Nepal. to observe the cultural diversity of people from around the world visit Nepal. Since Nepal is a developing country the modernization and westernization have not affected the culture. Some of the cultural places of Nepal are included in the world heritage site by UNESCO. The capital city Kathmandu enjoys a rich well hanging of cultures blending to form a national individuality. Kathmandu Valley has given as the country’s cultural metropolis since the unification of Nepal in the 18th Century. A protuberant issue in a Nepali’s everyday life is religion. Adding color to the exists of Nepalese are centenary the year round which they rejoice with much display and rite. Food plays an important role in the party of these festivals.
1) Pashupatinath temple
Pashupatinath temple is the holiest palace of the Hindu religion. It was enlisted in the world heritage site in 1979 BS. This temple is built in the 5th century by the king Prachanda dev. Pashupatinath is a temple where lord shiva is worship. This temple is built in Pagoda Style, along with the main temple there are many small temples where many different goddesses are worshiped. There are altogether 492 temples in Pashupatinath. The main temple of Pashupatinath has 4 doors, which are plated with silver and the major at the top is gold plated. Since Pashupatinath lies on the bank of the Bagmati River, cremation activities are also performed on the side of the river. Ashrams are also built for the priest living there. It is believed that visiting Pashupatinath during the festival of Teej and maha Shivaratri you will get the blessing from lord shiva.
2) Swyambunath temple
Swyambunath temple is the old Buddhist temple in the world. This temple was built around 2500 BC. It was built by King Vṛsadeva the grandfather of King Mahendra. The architecture symbolizes the Buddhist sculpture. The diagram of Panch Buddha is carved on the four sides of the stupa. On each side of the stupa, a pair of large Buddha’s eyes is carved. The eyes are also called eyes of wisdom. It is believed that Khumbu was instinctive in a form of a lotus. Tourists are always touched to see the temple behind the stupa. This shows our nationality. The round base of the stupa is there are prayers of the wheel and deity. The main festival which is celebrated on Shyambunath is Buddha Jayanti.
3) Muktinath temple
Muktinath is one of the most visited tourist destinations. Muktinath temple is recognized as the highest temple in the world and is located at an altitude of 3710 meters from the sea level. Muktinath is also known as the third holiest place. Muktinath holds Hindus and Buddhists’ ethnic importance. Muktinath is located at Muktinath valley in the mustang districts the best travel destination for every traveler. In Hindu, Muktinath is also called Mukti-Kshetra which means it is the place of deliverance. It is the oldest temple in Nepal. Muktinath is a beautiful temple with a picturesque view of mount Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The main festival celebrated in Muktinath is ‘Janai Purnima’, the place is mostly crowded during this festival.
Muktinath temple consists of 108 water taps that are located behind the temple. And the ice water coming from those taps are considered as the holy water. It is also believed that one who takes a bath in that tap water would swipe away all his/her sins. There is an eternally burning flame burning in the temple. Muktinath is the temple of Lord Vishnu, it is believed that lord Vishnu got salvation from the curse of Brinda here. The temple of Muktinath is made in Pagoda style dedicated to ‘lord of salvation’ Vishnu. Muktinath is the temple of Lord Vishnu, according to Hindu, it is believed that lord Vishnu got salvation from the curse of Brinda here.
For wildlife adventure
Nepal is a home of many birds and animals. As the climate of Nepal is different in different places a large variety of animals, birds, and plants call Nepal their home. Nature has been playing a vital role in the sector of tourism. You can enjoy the forests and find endangered animals like Bengal Tiger and one-horned rhino in Nepal. You can either go on a jeep safari or an elephant ride finished the forests. You can get a closer glance at the everyday life of the animals and how they are taken care of in their natural environment. This is a delight activity taking you near to the natural life of the animals.
1) Sagarmatha National Park
Sagarmatha national park is located at the Solu-Khumbu district. This national park covers the area of 1,148 km2 (443 sq. mi). The name Sagarmatha is derived from the SagarmathaHimal because this place lies in the Sagarmatha region. This national park was established on 19th July 1976 by the wildlife conservation act of Nepal. It is Nepal’s first wildlife reserve. This national park includes many mountain peaks. This place was enlisted by UNSECO in world heritage site in 1979. Silver fir, birch, rhododendron, juniper trees and other 118 species of bird are the forest which is preserved in this national park. And animals like musk deer, the Himalayan tahr, the Ghoral, the serow, the wolf, and the Himalayan black bear are conserved here.
2) Chitwan National Park
Chitwan national park was opened in 1973 as the first nation’s park in Nepal. This place was covered an area of 952.63 km2 (367.81 sq mi) of the total area of Nepal. Altogether 700 species of wildlife that are covered in this national park. Chitwan national park is also known as the home of one horn rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, Sloth Bear, leopard along with different reptiles and a variety of birds. Observe local ethnic life by staying Tharu village, where you can be greeted inside their traditional mire houses and treated as valued visitors. You can go for a jungle walk and jungle safari accompanied by an experienced leader who knows the jungle like the spinal of his hand. This national park was also enlisted by UNSECO in the world’s heritage site in 1979.
3)Bardia National Park
Bardia national park was established in 1988. It covers an area of 968 km2 (374 sq mi) of the total area of Nepal. The best thing about this national park is, it supports afforestation that is why it covers its 70% area by forests. The forest is a mixture of grassland, savannah, and riverine forest. The national park is enclosed in vast Sal and riverine forests and high elephant grass, making it an ideal home for a variety of animals that roam as their home. Birds found here comprise rare types like the Bengal florican, lesser florican, silver eared media, and the Sarus crane. You can do enjoyable activities like elephant rides, jeep safari, rafting, sport fishing and bird watching accompanied by a naturalist.