TOP 3 BEST THINGS TO DO WHILE IN NEPAL
Nepal is a beautiful Himalayan country that is situated on the south-east of Asia. With many amazing Himalayan ranges gracing the country, Nepal is one of the best trekking destinations in the world. Eight of the ten tallest mountain peaks are situated here, including Mount Everest- the tallest Himalayan peak. It is a gorgeous multicultural country that has amazing biodiversity and many different and unique ethnic groups.
Nepal is also quite cheaper to travel to when compared to other Asian countries. It presents amazing Himalayan sceneries and natural beauty. Coupled with the rich cultural prominence, Nepal is kind-of perfect for both adventurous and leisurely vacations. If you are planning on visiting Nepal any time soon, here are the top 3 things you can do while there.
Being a Himalayan country, trekking in Nepal is quite famous. In fact, people from far and wide visit Nepal to do trekking. The country has many destinations and region that offer amazing trekking experiences. As a matter of fact, each region of the country offers its own unique features and qualities that make them differ from the rest. For example, you can choose to do trekking in the dry and corroded terrains of Mustang where the Tibetan Buddhist Culture still remains unchanged even after centuries of practice by the people, or you can choose to do trekking in The Khumbu where the landscape offers a beautiful alpine surrounding and snowy acreages of the Everest Mountains.
What’s more, you can choose among the treks as per your preference as well. There are so many trekking journeys to do in the country that people of all preferences can find what they are looking for- from various trekking durations, trekking grades and difficulty and different treks according to the seasons. However, one of the most famous trekking journeys in Nepal is the Everest Base Camp Trek. People from far and wide visit Nepal to do this trekking journey. It is a beautiful trek that occurs in the Khumbu. But aside from this, there are many other regions that offer beautiful trekking experiences as well. While you are in Nepal, trekking is the best way to experience the country’s beautiful Himalayas.
#2 Cultural Tours
Nepal is a multi-ethnic, a multicultural and a multi-lingual nation. It emerged right in the middle of two great civilizations and developed and flourished its own unique art, architecture and literature. Nepal is also the place where Lord Buddha was born. The country has many amazing monuments and old buildings that are the reminiscent of Nepal’s medieval times. Examples for this include the Durbar Squares of the three major old cities of the Kathmandu Valley- the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and the Patan Durbar Square. Moreover, the country has countless temples and places of worship dedicated to the Gods. They are ornamented with intricate wood-carving, stone masonry and metal-work. Furthermore, many of the old buildings of the country are built in the unique Newa Architecture.
As a matter of fact, Nepal has one of the densest concentrations of UNESCO World Heritage Sites located within the Kathmandu valley. Cultural Tours in Nepal are filled with many options and sites which warrant admiration towards the dexterity of the Nepali people. The many cultures of the country also blend in together perfectly and create a humdrum of festivities, jatras (street festivals), religious temples and celebrations.
#3 White Water Rafting
The popularity of White Water Rafting in Nepal has been on a steady rise. The country is drained by many Himalayan Rivers and tributaries that drain various parts of the county. These white Himalayan Rivers provide a great source for white water rafting. It is a thrilling adventure that is immensely enjoyable. Some popular rivers for rafting include the Sun Koshi, the Bhote Koshi and the Kali Gandaki among others. The rivers go through deep gorges (in the case of the Kali Gandaki, it goes through the deepest river gorge in the world- the Kali Gandaki Gorge). Along with enjoying the thrill of the water-ride, the natural riverside scenery is also quite enjoyable. It is definitely a must-do for adrenalin junkies!
Nepal has many more things that it offers. Apart from Nepal Treks and the cultural tours, Nepal also offers many different adventures. It is a beautiful country that must be visited at least once.