Nepal opened its doors to the foreigners oddly half a century ago. But in these few decades, the country has become one of the most visited and loved tourist destinations in the world. Here we have listed down eight out of zillion reasons on why you should plan a trip to Nepal
The Annapurna Region
We all know about the majestic Everest region. However, Nepal is also home to the Annapurna Region which is famous for having some of the world’s best trekking routes. It doesn’t matter if you are an avid trekker seeking for an adrenaline-pumping trekking experience or a naïve trekker looking for a less demanding but equally gratifying Himalayan experience, Annapurna region – the land of driest, windiest, and wettest places in Nepal – has it all.
With eight of the fourteen highest peaks situated in Nepal, the tiny Himalayan nation boasts of being the greatest Himalayan trail in the world. The Nepalese Himalayan section alone boasts of a mind-blowing 1700 km of tracks, segmented into ten sections. You may not actually be on the top of the world, but with all these towering peaks, it will sure feel like you are.
With a whopping 40% land covered by forests, Nepal boasts of an mpressive number of flora and fauna varieties. Home to over 865 known bird species, Nepal is truly a bird watcher’s dreamland. Birds in Nepal account for almost 10% of the world’s bird population. Be it in the serene hills of Khaptad or dense jungles of Bardiya, you can observe mind-blowing, exotic bird kinds.
With gigantic hills and mountains, dwindling white rivers and serene lakes, Nepal serves as a perfect destination for adventure seekers. The country literally has hundreds of options to choose from for adventures like mountaineering, trekking, wildlife safaris, paragliding, hot air balloons, zzip flying ultralights, and so much more! Good luck selecting.
World Heritage Sites
Despite the size, Nepal’s natural, cultural and historical beauty will leave you in awe. It is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites that further accentuate the country’s already over-spilling beauty. Don’t miss to check out ancient cultural marvels like Golden Temple, Boudha Stupa, and Changu Narayan Temple to transport to the medieval times to experience the Old-World Culture.
You don’t have to burn a hole in your pocket to visit Nepal. The country is surprisingly and most conveniently affordable. It is especially true if you compare Nepalese trekking trails with Kilimanjaro or the Inca Trail. With USD $1 amounting to Nepali Rupees 104 (at the time of writing this article), you can easily live off about $10 a day. Also, you can find a decent and clean hotel room for just about $15 on average.
Emerald alpine lakes
The alpine lakes in Nepal are just as pristine and beautiful as its silver mountains. There are over 200 lakes in Nepal with glacier origin at various elevations, but the emerald lakes located in the foothills of the mountains steal the show. These lakes are not only significant for their surreal beauty but also for their spiritual importance. Despite being landlocked, Nepal sure doesn’t miss the sea with all these beautiful lakes.
With over 100 ethnic groups calling Nepal home, there are several amazing religions, languages, music, and cuisine in Nepal. It is the perfect host country to grow out of you comfort zone and immerse yourself in different ancient Nepalese culture. With Nepalese people celebrating unique festivals throughout the year, you can experience and be part of at least one of these festivals for an experience of lifetime.