Nepal: Fusion of Culture and Adventure
If you are looking for an adventurous holiday, then Nepal is a country that you should definitely consider. Nepal, a small Asian country sharing borders with China an India, is a place where you can get a healthy slice of Asian culture and a healthy dose of fun and adventure. The country has many attractive tourist destinations that are really worth visiting once.
Nepal is synonymous with the great mountain range of Himalayas, especially as the place where the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest is located. While this is true that the Himalayas provide some spectacular trekking opportunities, it is also true that Nepal has many other things to offer in addition to the trekking adventure on Himalayas (although it is a crime to not trek while holidaying in Nepal!).
The most popular tourist destination is the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. This city would be able to provide you with all sorts of recreational opportunities as well as world-class facilities. For a glimpse of the cultural heritage of the country, a visit to the Durbar Square is a must. Here you will be able to seek blessings from exotic holy men, will be able to appreciate the architecture of old temples and ancient holy shrines and will also be able to satiate your taste buds with some sumptuous food at one of the many roof top restaurants. Other places that you must visit in Nepal are: the Monkey Temple, Phewa Lake, the Peace Pagoda, Thamel and Bodnath.
Nepal is not only about culture and temples though. The city of Kathmandu has an active nightlife too and many bars and restaurants remain open well into the wee hours of night. There are also many casinos in the city, especially in the five-star hotels where you can while away time gambling some money.
The best time to visit Nepal is when the monsoon season in the country gets over, between October and January that is. This is time when the scenic beauty of the country becomes extremely mesmerizing, lush-green and absolutely stunning. Before the rainy season, Nepal tends to be really hot, so until you want to sweat your holiday out, it is not recommended to visit Nepal during the summer months. Even in the rainy season, the country becomes a difficult place to holiday in.
If you are a European or American, then a basic holiday in Nepal would not cost you a lot. Nepal is not a developed country and is counted among the poor countries of the world. But this does not stop its people from extending their heartfelt welcome to all tourists and making sure that they have a good time.
All in all, if you are looking for a different sort of holiday at a historical, culturally rich and holy place, then you should surely give Nepal a chance. Going by the experiences and verdicts of ex-tourists of Nepal, you are very likely to have some awesome and spiritually enriching time in this lovely country of warn people.