Nepal is one of the beautiful places to visit. There are naturally beautiful places to visit in Nepal. Many people describe Nepal as a place where there are the adventure and most beautiful cultural heritage. While you might fall in love with the natural beauty of Nepal. Although it is full of nature blessed country located in South Asia. However, Nepal is rich in natural beauty, and introduce the world’s tallest mountain which stands at a towering height of 8848 meters above the sea level.
Here are some lists which are the best places to visit Nepal
Perfect for travellers who want to experience the beauty and majesty of the Himalayas without arduous physical activity, Nagarkot is best known for the views it offers of the mountains and the Kathmandu Valley. Perched on a high ridge to the northeast of Bhaktapur, the village of around 4,500 inhabitants commands views of eight Himalayan ranges. There’s a variety of appealing hotels in every price range in Nagarkot, many of which are located within walking distance of the Nagarkot view tower, known as the best place to visit in Nepal to view the sun rising over the Himalayas.
Sagarmatha National Park
Sagarmatha National Park is a protected area in the Himalayas of northeast Nepal. It’s dominated by snow-capped mountains including Mount Everest (Sagarmatha) and encompasses glaciers, valleys and trails. It’s home to rare species like the snow leopard, musk deer and red panda. Many Sherpa people live here, praying at Buddhist sites such as Tengboche Monastery. The Gokyo Lakes are known for migrant waterbirds.
Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is a preserved area in the Terai Lowlands of south-central Nepal, known for its biodiversity. Its dense forests and grassy plains are home to rare mammals like one-horned rhinos and Bengal tigers. The park shelters numerous bird species, including the giant hornbill. Dugout canoes traverse the northern Rapti River, home to crocodiles. Inside the park is Balmiki Ashram, a Hindu pilgrimage site.
The Annapurna Circuit is a trek within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal. The total length of the route varies between 160–230 km, depending on where motor transportation is used and where the trek is ended. This trek crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna Massif.
Khumbu is a region of northeastern Nepal on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest. It is part of the Solukhumbu District, which in turn is part of the Sagarmatha Zone. Khumbu is one of three subregions of the main Khumbu and Sherpa settlement of the Himalaya, the other two being Solu and Pharak.
It is also recognized as Shaktipeetha among various Hindu devotees, where one of the limbs of Sita, the wife of Lord Rama, fell down on earth. It is a major Hindu pilgrimage centre. This place is also a perfect spot for nature lovers.
Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass in Mustang, Nepal. The site is close to the village of Ranipauwa, which is sometimes mistakenly called Muktinath.
Unlike Kathmandu and Patan which are located close together, the third of the “Royal Cities”, Bhaktapur dishonesty some 14 km away, “outside the holy hollow of the Valley” on the old trade route to Tibet. For Bhaktapur, the trade route was both arterial link and the major source of wealth. Its relative remoteness allowed the city to develop independently and in ways which distinguish it from the other two. With farmers – some of the best in the Valley – numbered heavily among its inhabitants, the city is self-supporting.
When the Shahs invaded it in the mid 16th c. from West Nepal, Gorkha was probably previously the seat of local rajas. The Shahs themselves are believed to have come originally from Rajasthan, having been driven out by Muslim conquerors. Although this has yet to be convincingly proved, there are undoubtedly striking similarities between the Rajasthan’s and the Gurkhas including their shared military prowess and religious fervour.
Janakpur is located in the south of the Tarai 22 km from the Indian border. The town is the heartland of the very old Maithili culture which gave birth to its own language and script. Janakpur is also a popular pilgrim centre.
Today Kathmandu has more of a large-city environment than either Bhaktapur or Patan and possesses a more developed urban infrastructure. Among its wealth of historic buildings, it can boast the biggest of the ancient royal palaces as well as innumerable Rana palaces and important shrines. Despite the growth which has made a modern city of Kathmandu, the old centre still retains something of a medieval air.
Langtang National Park Trek
The different zones of the Langtang National Park range from oak and pine woods through sub-Alpine juniper, larches and birch to Alpine bushes, scree slopes and snow. Animals establish here include pandas, muntjaks, musk, Himalayan bears, serows and monkeys.
Lumbini is extraordinary only for its calm, undisturbed by major celebrations and largely devoid of sights. Only a few relics from the excavation site remain to bear witness to the importance of the town and these have come within the framework of the Lumbini Development Project. Lumbini has been nominated for inclusion on the UNESCO list of world cultural sites.
The highest summit on earth – Mount Everest, Sagarmatha or Chomolungma – is 8848m high. The route to the foot of Mount Everest became popular following the, now legendary, first ascent of the peak in 1953 by Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and the Sherpa Tensing Norgay. In 1978 Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler were the first to reach the mountain summit without artificial oxygen.
Patan’s strict devotion to a grid pattern of streets is truly outstanding, any winding thoroughfares, survivals from older settlements, being few and far between. The districts are clearly laid out and spacious, the wide streets more meticulously paved than in the other royal cities. Of the two main axes defined by the stupas, that from north to south is the most important.
Pokhara consists of many unlike parts and lacks cohesion: airport, bazaar, Lakeside, Pardi, as well as the shopping centres of Mahendra Pul and Chipledhunga are far away from each other; also the long link road is not easy to reconnoitre on foot.
Bardia National Park
Bardiya National Par also spelled Bardia, is a protected area in Nepal that was established in 1988 as Royal Bardia National Park. Covering an area of 968 km2 (374 sq mi) it is the largest and most undisturbed national park in Nepal’s Terai, adjoining the eastern bank of the Karnali River and bisected by the Babai River in the Bardiya District.
The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous and sacred Hindu temple complex that is located on the banks of the Bagmati River, approximately 5 kilometres north-east of Kathmandu in the eastern part of Kathmandu Valley, the capital of Nepal. The temple serves as the seat of Nepal’s national deity, Lord Pashupatinath. This temple complex was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites’s list in 1979.
This “extensive Hindu temple precinct” is a “sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions raised over the centuries along the banks of the sacred Bagmati river” and is included as one of the seven monument groups in UNESCO’s designation of Kathmandu Valley as a cultural heritage site. One of the major Festivals of the temple is Maha Shivaratri on which day over 1 million devotees visit here.
Boudhanath is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. Located about 11 km (6.8 mi) from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, the stupa’s massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal.
Mahendra Cave is a cave located near Pokhara, Kaski district, close to the Seti River, is the large limestone cave. It is a rare example of a cave system in Nepal containing stalagmites and stalactites. The cave attracts thousands of tourists every year. A statue of Hindu lord Shiva can be found inside the cave.
How to go to Nepal?
Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only International airport in Nepal. You can fly into Kathmandu by International Airlines that connects Kathmandu to few big cities like New Delhi, Dhaka, Beijing, Thimpu, Sharjah, Lhasa, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai etc.
Alternatively, travel by road from India:
The various land entry points on the India-Nepal border are:
- Pani Tanki/Kakarbhitta
Overland tourists who enter Nepal via land (via these entry points) must possess an international carnet or complete customs formalities.
Find out if you need a visa or not
If you are an Indian citizen, you do not need a visa to travel to Nepal. However, citizens of all other countries need a visa to enter Nepal.
Contact the nearest Nepal embassy/ consulate to obtain a visa.
What to Do’s and don’ts while visiting Nepal
- To show gratitude and respect, use both of your hands rather than one while giving or receiving something, even money. It’s seen as a gesture of respect
- Always greet saying “NAMASTE” and joining the palms together with bowing your head at the same time
- Remove your shoes when entering a home, temple or monastery
- Remember not to point with a single finger but use a flat extended hand especially to indicate a sacred object or place
- If you are planning to use Google Maps in Nepal, then make sure to download offline Nepal Map content
- Do get a receipt/bill of authenticity when purchasing an antique replica, otherwise, you will not be allowed to take it out of Nepal
- Buy a local SIM card of Nepal, since Indian SIM card won’t be working in Nepal
- Take an International multi-plug adapter. Since Nepal is using a different adapter of different countries. Your adapter may not be supported
- Insist on taxi’s for using a meter
- Always be aware/alert of “Bandhs” (Strikes) as they can alter all your travel plans substantially
- Don’t eat with your left hand.
- Never eat beef in front of Hindus and Buddhists because beef is strictly prohibited among both Hindus and Buddhists. Cows are sacred in Nepal.
- Don’t offer food to a Nepalese after tasting it, nor eat from a common pot, and avoid touching your lips to shared drinking vessels.
- Do not touch someone’s head or sit showing the bottom of your feet towards them. It is considered rude.
- Don’t take photographs of locals, holy shrines and temples unless they have clearly given their consent.
- Don’t give money to beggars. Even though they look pitiful, you’re giving away of money encourages them only to beg for more.
- Do not Trek alone.
- Don’t lose your cool. Raising your voice or shouting, it is seen as extremely bad manners in Nepal too and will only make any problems worse