Top 7 Things to do In Nepal: Try beyond Travelling !

escapehimalayaFeb 27th 2024

Even being a small country, Nepal has much to offer every soul craving for exploration to the fullest. The incredible Himalayas, diverse geography, lush ecosystem, and unique national heritages make it a perfect destination for travelers. From vast Himalayan glaciers to the deepest gorges, the country fosters incredible natural trails, National Parks, beautiful villages, and cities to visit. Here's a rundown list of the top 7 things to do in Nepal to make your vacation splendid and awe-inspiring. 

1. Trekking and Mountaineering around the Himalayas

[caption id="attachment_2931" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]Top 7 Things Manaslu Circuit Trek, the surreal terrains while doing Larkya La Pass[/caption]

The majestic Himalayan ranges and varied landscapes made Nepal the ultimate destination for trekking and mountaineering journeys. Trekking in Nepal can go from easy to strenuous. However, Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp are the most renowned tours.

Trekking or Mountaineering is the best thing to do in Nepal's incomparable Himalayas. Nepal's recognized Trekking or Peak Climbing regions are Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, Mustang, Dolpo, and Kanchenjunga. Out of fourteen peaks above 8000m, eight are in Nepal, making every expedition around the Himalayas worthwhile. Likewise, smaller peaks within 6,000m, like Island Peak, Lobuche Peak, and Mera Peak, have attracted many mountaineers every year. Even climbing these smaller peaks can be a challenging yet most remarkable venture of a lifetime. Thus, you can choose to make most of Nepal's Himalayas as per your adventure thirsts.

2. Take a Wildlife Safari to National Parks

[caption id="attachment_2932" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]top 7 things to do in nepal One-horned rhinos in Chitwan National Park[/caption]

Exploring the pristine natural ecosystem and wilderness is another adventure to experience in Nepal. This landlocked country is home to 185 mammals, 123 reptiles, and 850 bird species, including the most endangered wildlife species. Further, there are ten national parks, one hunting reserve, one wildlife reserve, and six conservation areas all over the country.

Chitwan and Bardia National Park are famous for wildlife exploring, elephant rides, jeep safari, bird watching, and ethnic-cultural tours. Besides the natural charm, the traditional dances and rituals of locals are extra highlights in these tours. You can do it with trekking, rafting, and city tours if you have enough time to make it more fun.

3. Go for Himalayan Flight Tours

[caption id="attachment_2933" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]7 Things to do in Nepal Heli tour around mighty Everest Himalayas[/caption]

A helicopter tour or mountain flight to the stunning sites of Nepal is another fun activity to do. The flight to the Everest region is indeed the famous and most scenic aerial tour. The mountain flight to Everest is quite tranquil to experience the exotic Trans-Himalayan ranges of Nepal. Likewise, you can take a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, Gokyo Lake, and other remarkable Himalayan locations. You can visit the highest mountains, glaciers, lakes, and the splendid Himalayas by short helicopter ride instead of strenuous treks.

4. Sightsee Kathmandu

[caption id="attachment_2934" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]7 things to do in nepal Bouddhanath, one of the largest Buddhist stupa in the world[/caption]

Nepal is home to many sacred destinations for Buddhists and Hindu visitors from all over the world. These destinations have always existed as rare pieces of Nepalese history and culture. Several sites in Kathmandu valley are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. 

Kathmandu City Tour includes exploring prominent shrines enhanced by intricate carvings. There are Old Royal Palaces, monasteries, gumbas, chortens, Bihars, and that's just the beginning. You can visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, represented as one of the significant Hindu temples encompassed spiritually. Further, wander around the Kathmandu Durbar Square that showcases ancient architecture from right back to the 12th century. Further in the list of attractions of Kathmandu city includes the home of the Living Goddess-Kumari, tiny alleyways, cafes, museums, and more. Likewise, extend the Kathmandu city tour by sightseeing the Bouddhanath Stupa and the Swayambhunath Stupa. All these sites showcase the city's rich historical origins.

5. Try some Outdoor Adventure Activities

[caption id="attachment_422" align="aligncenter" width="875"]Adventure Activities Paragliding over the thin air of Pokhara in front of fascinating Fishtail[/caption]

There are many famous places for every level of one-day adventure tours in Nepal. The most popular activities are bungee jumping, ziplining, canyoning, rafting, paragliding, mountain biking, canoeing, and rappelling. You can likely go for the world's highest canyon swing at Kushma, which is 228 meters. Similarly, you can opt for a thrilling bungee jump at Bhotekoshi, Pokhara, or Kushma, close to Kathmandu valley.

Moreover, rafting or kayaking at Bhotekoshi rivers' ever-flowing white water is another exciting activity to do. Seti, Trishuli, Kali Gandaki, Marsyangdi, and Sun Koshi rivers are famous for rafting. You will explore the natural slenderness in hills, gorges, and forests while flowing with Himalayan streams. Besides, you can hire a mountain bike for a day to paddle around Kathmandu and Pokhara cities. Otherwise, you can even do long tours in Nepal's Himalayan villages and Tibet. You can go paragliding in Pokhara, ziplining, and canoeing in the calm turquoise river in Chitwan. You can choose whatever that will take to gratify your adrenaline desires.

6. Exciting Short-Day Tours & Hikes

[caption id="attachment_2936" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]things to do in nepal Wander around spectacular spots in Pokhara, the city of lakes[/caption]

If you wish to do a short day hike, there are numerous beautiful places around the cities of Nepal. Popular spots for day tours and walks are Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel, Nagarkot, Chitwan, Bandipur, and Lumbini. A day tour grasps within its context an alluring touring experience for numerous visitors in Nepal. Consequently, these tours let visitors get familiar with the cultural and architectural magnificence of the nation.

A day hike through a Shivapuri National Park along the cultural villages of Bungmati and Khokana is a pleasant tour. Similarly, you can do Pokhara City Day Tour or Sarangkot Hiking through the town of Gurung and Magar people. Any short-day hikes around Nepal are equally blissful as the natural wonders are spread all over the country.

7. Savor delicate Nepalese cuisine

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Being rich in ethnicity and diverse geographical influences, Nepalese cuisine is diversified into a vast assortment. The foods differ from the Mountain, Hill, and Terai (Lower) regions. Besides, you can taste most of the international and national cuisine only in the capital city, Kathmandu.

Thakali and Newari Cuisine are the most famous for savoring authentic Nepali taste. Thakali food is known for heavy and tasty lunches and Newari for the best snacks in Nepal. The Tibetan culture influences the delicacies in the higher Himalayan regions and Indian foods in Nepal's Hill and Terai region. However, the most usual Nepalese meal is boiled rice (bhat), lentil soup (dal), tarkari (vegetable curry), and achaar (pickle). It is consumed two times a day as lunch and dinner in Nepal. The most native snack to Nepalese is Momo (dumplings) among students, workers, and most people during the daytime. Nepal proffers various tastes from diverse ethnicities, mixing Nepal, India, and Tibet's distinct cooking styles.

Final Say,

We came up here with probably all the best activities you can do while in Nepal. These exciting activities allow you to make most of your vacation a memorable and delightful experience in Nepal. So, if you think of visiting Nepal, please don't take a moment and contact us. You can mail us for inquiries on anything about organizing a fantastic trip in the Himalayas.

escapehimalayaFeb 27th 2024

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