Nepal is a beautiful South-Asian country, cradling in Himalayas. Six of the eight highest mountains are located in Nepal which compel mountaineers, rock climbers and other adventure-lovers to visit this astounding land. The country is world-famous for its Hindu and Buddhist Heritage with Lumbini – the birth place of Lord Buddha and an important pilgrimage site located in the Southern Nepal. Other major tourist attractions in the country include bird watching, flights, paragliding and hot air ballooning over the mountains of Himalaya, exploring the waterways by raft, kayak or canoe, mountain biking and jungle safaris especially in the Terai region. Kathmandu, located in the Kathmandu valley is the capital and also the commercial and cultural hub of Nepal.
The beautiful Himalayan regions of Annapurmna (situated in north of Pokhara), the Solu-Khumba region and the Langtang Valley in Nepal are famous for their adventurous treks. The Solu-khumba region also known as the “Everest region” harnesses the world highest summit of Mount Everest. The sacred garden of Lumbini, the lumbini museum, the Mayadevi and Janakpuri temple are famous pilgrim destinations. Preserving the rich diversity of Flaura and fauna are the Royal Chitwan and the Royal Bardia National Park located in the terai region of Nepal. Kathmandu city has its unique architectural heritage with royal palaces, temples and courtyards situated in the heart of it. The appealing tourist places are Hanuman Dhoka, Singh Darbar, Balaju water garden, Pashupatinath temple, National museum, Nepal Association of fine arts, Lele village etc.
Nepal Trekking Tours attract most of the tourists in Nepal therefore its always advisable not to travel alone and specially at night. Tourists are also expected to respect to the temples and the religious places. The people of Nepal have their own unique sense of hospitality. Majority of people are Newars including other tribes like Bhotias, Chepangs, Magars, Tharus, Sherpas, Tibetan etc. Nepal culture has a dazzling cultural with its temples, shrines and festivals. Shoppers can hardly miss the beautifully-woven Tibetan carpets and the multi-colored Nepalese gems in the ancient curving streets. The mesmerizing traditional flute music adds to the scenic beauty of the paradise. The Nepalese cuisine is exquisite with Tibetan and Indian influences.
Planning to visit Nepal and Kathmandu is fairly easy as Nepal has connectivity with major international cities through air and by roads with entry points at the borders with India and China. As far as getting around in the country is concerned, Nepal Airlines has extensive network of air services. Taxis, buses and “safa tempos” (running on electricity) are available for commutation in the Kathmandu. Mountain bikes and ordinary bicycles can be hired at economical rates. Thamel and “Freak Street” are Kathmandu’s primary traveler’s ghetto famous for accommodations. In the trekking roadside lodges are easily available. Payment in hotels, travel agencies, and airlines are made in foreign exchange. It’s advisable for tourists to carry Foreign Exchange Encashment Receipt while making payments and exchanges. As with most of the trekking areas in Nepal, the best time to visit are during spring and autumn.
The wonderful land of Nepal has a lot to offer for the Adventure-buffs and nature-lovers. The natural bliss on Nepal and its rich historical and cultural heritage drives every traveler closer to it. So, how soon are you getting your tickets to visit Nepal and Kathmandu?