What do you really want to know about Nepal?
Nepal, the Himalayan Country, is a stunning tourist destination, and more and more visitors prefer this lovely, thrilling place as their choice.
However, it’s natural for travelers to feel cautious and doubtful about visiting an unfamiliar country they haven’t been to before and they don’t speak the language.
That’s why this article questioning the travelers what do you really want to know about Nepal?
So let’s see some valuable information that every traveler want to know before they visit Nepal.
Nepal is landlocked and borders north China and south, east and west India
Nepal is South Asia’s the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
It is in the Himalayas, but also contains portions of the Indo-Gangetic Area.
It is by population 49th largest country and 93rd largest country by area.
Nepal is landlocked and borders north China and south, east and west India, while Bangladesh is just 27 km from its southeastern point, and it divides Bhutan from it
It has a complex geography, including lush plains, subalpine wooded valleys, and eight of the world’s top ten mountains, including Mount Everest, Earth’s highest point.
Nepal is a multi-ethnic country with national language Nepali. Read more.
Nepal launched tourism in 1951.
Tourism is one of Nepal’s largest and fastest-growing sectors, supporting over a million people and contributing 7.9% of total GDP.
For the first time in 2018, the number of foreign travelers exceeded one million (not counting Indian tourists traveling by land).
Nepal’s share of travelers to South Asia is around 6%, and they spend even less on average, with Nepal contributing 1.7% of earnings.
Prime destinations include Pokhara, the Annapurna Trekking Circuit, and four UNESCO World Heritage Site — Lumbini, Sagarmatha National Park (home to Mount Everest), seven identified Kathmandu Valley sites,
Most of Nepal’s mountain climbing earnings come from Mount Everest, which is more Nepalese-accessible.
Nepal launched tourism in 1951; Nepal became a favorite destination at the end of the hippie route in the 1960s and 1970s.
The sector, devastated by the civil war in the 1990s, has since revived but faces development challenges, leading to a shortage of adequate high-end tourism facilities called the “infrastructure Shortage,” the shambles flag airline, and a handful of well-developed and promoted destinations.
Home-stay tourism, where cultural and eco-tourists stay as paying guests in indigenous homes, has seen some achievement. Read more.
Culture and Customs in Nepal
Nepal has many regional and ethnic communities with distinct arts, religions, and cultures.
They celebrate various festivals year-round with their distinctive rituals and customs.
But their festivals and lifestyles are distinct from one aspect to the other.
The dominant features of Nepali society are people of different religions and beliefs.
Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity are Nepal’s dominant religions.
A Hindu has a distinct practice of sacrificing animals to the goddess as they are the sign of getting ferocious strength and need to satisfy by blood of animals.
The diversity in Nepal again makes room for different distinct setscustoms in terms of ethnicity.
Some of these customs lead to Hindu, Buddhist, or other religious practices.
Of special concern are the regulations of marriage, among them.
Traditional marriages allow for parent-arranged agreements after the boy or girl has come of age.
We consider the cow a Mother of the Earth, symbolizing motherhood, compassion, and sympathy.
To follow it is to enforce the principle of Ahimsa, which means “non-violence” in Sanskrit, an important aspect of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
You will also be told to take off your shoes before entering a temple or a residence, so as not to pollute the pure living spaces with your dirty soles.
The right hand, considered pure, serves for eating, praying, giving, and receiving.
If rural Nepal is agrarian, the glitz and glitz and glamour of the ultra-modern world brings some elements of urban life. Read more.
Nepali Dishes (Dal Bhat and Tarkari)
Dal Bhat (rice and lentils) and famous momos (dumplings) are the most recognizable dishes of Nepal.
There is no marvellous way to understand Nepal and the Nepalese people than with their food.
Nepal has no single distinct type of cooking.
Indian and Tibetan cooking styles inspired Nepali cuisine.
Newari and Thakali cuisines deliver authentic Nepali tastes.
Which are available in a great number of restaurants expanded throughout the valley?
The standard Nepali dishes are Dal (lentil soup), bhat (boiled rice), and tarkari (boiled vegetables), most often complemented by achar (pickle) or just fresh chilies.
You should know about most Popular Destination in Nepal?
Nepal is a diverse country that draws tourists for a multitude of reasons.
Some are attracted by the call of the mountains to hike or trek in the Himalayas, others are impressed by the culture and the popular city of Kathmandu, and
Yet others come to hope to find some kind of spiritual experience.
Nepal can be a thrill excursion, an ethnic eye-opener, a life-changing perspective, or all of the above. Below are the most Popular Destination in Nepal.
Wonderful spots in Kathmandu
You will encounter many wonderful spots in Kathmandu.
It is also the federal capital and the largest city in the metropolitan area.
Kathmandu is crowded, and yet it is its own environment.
It is a superb place to explore and experience the Nepalese way of life from UNESCO world heritage sites, temples, hiking trails, museums, shopping malls, supermarkets to local eateries, historic sites, and fertile farmlands.
Pokhara, City of Lakes
Pokhara is the city of lakes is a portrayal of snow-capped mountains as their portrait reflects on the surface of the lake.
There are unique sports for thrill lovers including para-gliding, ultralight flight, rafting, zip flying, hot air ballooning, etc.
Pokhara is the gateway to the many short or long trek routes.
From here, you can see Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu.
White Monastery, David’s collapse, Mahendra Cave, Gupteshwar Cave, Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, Bindhyabasini Temple, World Peace Stupa are the famous places to see in Pokhara.
Prominence of Annapurna region
It well merits the prominence of ANNAPURNA REGION is well: you get such a diverse buffet of scenery and hill cultural identity nowhere else, and logistics are easy.
Treks can all begin or end nearby Pokhara, a comfortable spot to end a trek and a pleasant way to start one, with its clued-up guesthouses, equipment
With amazing views, just two days up the road, short treks in the Annapurnas are realistic, and strong communications also make the area secure from the perspective
Tourism is also sustainable through ACAP, the Annapurna Conservation Area Project.
The famous treks in this area are on a well-beaten route, and unless you step aside, you are more likely to purchase bottled beer from a photocopied menu than to drink homemade with locals.
Route to the base camp of Annapurna
The usual route to Base Camp of Annapurna is 7 days to 11 days.
This trip became a tourist destination of all and take base camp to witness 7,000 to 8,000 meters high mountains.
Documents reveal 100,000 plus tourists visit Annapurna base camp every year.
Everyone Dreams to do Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest base camp trek is a scenic high-altitude adventurous trek in the Himalayas of Nepal.
Start preparing for the breath taking scenery and a rare cultural experience discovering the daunting trekking routes around the world’s highest peak.
Everest Base Camp Trek has ranking as the world’s best trekking area.
This trekking route also lets you reach Kalapatthar.
The trek starts and finishes about 14 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
Everyone desire to step into the lap of world highest Mountain, Everest.
Preferred Spot Poonhill
Many people dreamed of entering Annapurna base camp (ABC).
The poon hill provides the link between Pokhara and the base camp of Annapurna, and the hill itself is a preferred spot not to be avoided.
Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, Neelgiri and other 15 mountains are 3,200 meters above sea level.
Poonhill Trek is the short and scenic trekking destination from Pokhara in just 4 days can complete the trek.
Holy Lake Gosaikunda
Gosaikunda is a well-known holy lake in Rasuwa district, among 8 lakes.
It begins from Kathmandu, passing Dhunche, passing Laurebinayak and Cholang Pati, its 118-km journey to Gosaikunda Lake.
At the Dashain festival and Janai Poornima festival, the religious fair takes place in Gosaikunda.
Chitwan National Park- For Nature Lover
Altering the attention of Nepal as the Himalayan country, Chitwan in the Terai area is gaining popularity as the Forest of Nepal.
Chitwan, favored by climate and terrain, is located in the tropical climate Terai.
Located 150 km from Kathmandu capital, Chitwan is one of South Asia’s most popular destinations.
Gifted with a rich and rare flora and fauna, Chitwan is a wildlife exploration spot.
Having a subtropical climate with dry, humid summers and mild winters, it attracts tourists year-round.
With Nepal’s first protected area, Chitwan National Park, it is one of Asia’s most preserved areas with flourishing wildlife in its intact ecosystems.
Besides their conservation efforts, the many places and attractions in Chitwan encourage visitors to discover nature and its diversity in the most imaginative ways.
2 nights 3 days Jungle Safari Package departs every day
Lumbini: The Birthplace of Buddha
Not only for religious sites, but Lumbini is also a must-see for those taking an interest in archeology.
Gautama Buddha’s birthplace has many stupas and monasteries.
Lumbini’s Mayadevi temple is named after Lord Buddha’s mother Mayadevi.
It`s attractions are Puskarini Holy Pond, Ashoka Pillar, Sacred Bodhi Tree, World Peace Pagoda, Myanmar Golden Temple, Lumbini Crane Sanctuary, Lumbini International Research Institute, etc.
Lumbini is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its historical significance.
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Bungmati and Khokana Village Day Tour
Leave away Kathmandu’s traffic and urban expansion and go back in time in the Kathmandu Valley where villages have maintained a traditional lifestyle, unmarked by urban growth.
Two of the most visited villages are Bungmati and Khokana, situated south of Kathmandu near to Patan.
The 2015 earthquake struck these two villages and need tourism even more than before.
Bungmati village stretches back to the 6th century, and it is said the respected rain god Rato Mahhendranath was born there.
The earthquake damaged his shrine, and his god is now in Patan. Many villagers are active in wood carving and sculpture, and you can drop into their workshops.
Khokana is a productive farming village where they process mustard oil and locals spend most of their days in cultivation.
We offer a private Bungmati and Khokana Village Day Tour from Kathmandu.
Langtang Valley–A beautiful trail
Owing to its expansive views, fascinating Tamang culture, gentle speed, and accessibility, the Langtang Valley has long been a dream trek.
The 2015 earthquake and resulting landslide had a major impact on the area, but aid and restoration reopened this valley for trekking.
Not only is it still a breathtaking trek, but it will also provide essential support for local lives and families.
Namobuddha- Monastery at the Peak of Dhulikhel Hill
The notable Namobuddha mountain village has Namobuddha Monastery at its peak with neighboring homes full of Buddhist arts.
It is situated in the district of Kabhreplanchok and delivers the eye-catching scenery of Panauti, Banepa, Dhulikhel, Bhakundebensi, Panchkhal, snowy peaks high mountains and farm fields.
You can visit Namobuddha simple by driving 2 hours from Kathmandu or hiking from Dhulikhel bazaar.
We provide day tour/hike to Namobuddha Monastery, contact us here.
Sundarijal-Chisapani-Nagarkot –Nearest hiking spot in Kathmandu Valley
Rolling around the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley is perfect for those who don’t have enough journey times and have the enthusiasm to see the view of the Himalayas by hiking.
There is over one path to conclude the route but Sundarijal-Chisapani-Nagarkot is the most selected road.
A bus or car takes you to Sundarijal, a charming village at the northern tip of the valley.
As you begin, the ascending steps that proceed all the way to the top to BorlangBhajyang via Mulkharka will stretch you well.
After walking for a few more hours, you can reach Chisapani on top of the ridge at the end of Shivapuri National Park where you can find lots of good lodges to eat and dine.
Mountains are very far from this spot, but we can see the ranges from Gaurishankar from the same spot on a cloudless day.
Early morning amazing sunrise view is a picturesque bonus for those who attempt to wake up early in the chilling cold beginning.
The route to Nagarkot is full of the forested area until the first half of the day, while the route to Chaukibhanjyang via Jhule is very much steep downward,
Nagarkot is the best choice not only for hikers but also for tourists driving to this hilltop.
Nepal can be a thrill excursion, an ethnic eye-opener, a life-changing travel experience.
Rich by ethnic communities with distinct arts, religions, and cultures. The land of Himalayas. Wherever you visit Nepal, you will always get pleasant experience.
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