Welcome to the fascinating kingdom of Nepal, a beautiful country with contrasting natural landscapes. Fostering an amazingly diverse variety of ecosystem, the landlocked country has what it takes to confound even the most avid travelers: Terraced valleys, frozen Himalayas, steamy forests, high-altitude deserts, and exotic wildlife, tropical flowers, enchanting mountain slopes, and so much more!
Nepal is a wonderful place to fulfill your long-cherished dream of undertaking adrenaline-pumping trekking trips on the Himalayas, or enjoying a thrilling river rafting session in picturesque rivers. Coming to the must visit places in Nepal, it is the towering mountains and the small villages which lead the way. The snow -capped hills, panoramic sceneries, great weather; all this makes you feel that Nepal is God's own country.
(Description continues after the featured listings, scroll down.)
Nepal Attractions -- Continue
If you're up for some urbanized yet cheap shopping, Kathmandu is the place to go. Prices of many commodities are stunningly affordable there. Near Kathmandu lies the Swayambhunath temple, which is easily recognizable due to the constant rush there. If there's one place you wouldn't want to miss, its Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha. The place has many temples dedicated to Buddha with a number of beautiful idols.
Nepal also has a lot to offer to wildlife lovers in the form of Royal Chitwan National Park, which is home to a variety of animals like leopards, tigers, bearers, Gangetic dolphins and one horned rhinos. Alternately, if you plan to spend a relaxing day in a small cottage amidst dense forests, Chitwan is the place to head to. Elephant rides are a hugely popular pastime there, so you can enjoy the rest of your evening chilling out on the jungles. Beware of come unpredictable adventure though, in the form of wild animals.
Another must visit place in Nepal is the Kanakani valley, which comprises of the enthralling alpine ranges. The Himalayas provide a befitting backdrop to the splendorous forest, compelling visitors to absorb the wonderful aestheticism.
Speaking of aestheticism, you would have seen very little of it (even after all these journeys!) until you encounter Namo Buddha in the serene village of Panauti. Namo Buddha would make you come face-to-face with the true cultural heritage of Nepal. The place contains a stone slab with Lord Buddha's eyes. Even if you're not a religious type, you can choose to ride or trek to keep boredom at bay!
Two other must-see places are the ancient town of DhauliKhel, and the Annapurna Circuit, which is the best mountain trail in the country with incredible avenues for adventure sports. Daring mountaineers are sure to have a rollicking time climbing up the slopes in the Gokyo Valley.