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Best Things to Do in Nepal

Best Things to Do in Nepal

Known for its UNESCO World Heritage sites, Nepali cuisine, cultural and architectural diversity, stunning mountain landscapes and amazing temples Nepal has a lot to offer. This tiny landlocked country can provide you with the best holiday experiences that exceed expectations. 

The best thing about Nepal is that it has something for everyone and therefore you can spend your time the way you prefer it. If you are seeking tranquility and relaxation you can find places and towns that allow you to enjoy the peace this country has to offer. On the other hand, if you are seeking adventure, fun and challenges you can get that as well. 

Here are the 7 best things you should do when you are in Nepal.

Trekking and Hiking

Best Things to Do in Nepal

Did you know that eight of the ten tallest mountains in the world lie in Nepal? Well, that makes Nepal one of the most preferred destinations for hikers, trekkers and mountaineers. There are plenty of hike and trek opportunities that you can grab here. One of the most common treks that most would want to cover is the Everest Base Camp trek. However, if you have already done that you would want to focus on other options like Annapurna Circuit trek, Kanchenjunga Circuit trek and Manaslu Circuit trek

Jungle Safari in Chitwan and Bardiya National Park

Nepal is a great place for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. If you are interested in exploring the local flora and fauna you can try jungle safari in Chitwan National Park and Bardiya National Park. Both these parks offer you a perfect playground to explore and observe wildlife and the exotic animals that live in these jungles. You can also look out for various resident and migratory birds as you explore the rich biodiversity of these parks. 

Luxury Helicopter Tour of Mount Everest

Trekking and climbing the mighty Mount Everest is not everyone’s cup of tea. It is physically demanding and time-consuming. However, if you still want to explore Mount Everest you can do so via a luxury helicopter tour.

This allows you to be seated comfortably and safely in the helicopter and enjoy the breathtaking views of this majestic mountain. You also get some excellent images if you love to take pictures for your memories or collection. 

Nagarkot Day Hiking & Bhaktapur Durbar Square Visit

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Just an hour’s drive from Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city is Nagarkot where you can enjoy breathtaking sunrises over the Himalayas. Going for a day hike in Nagarkot allows you to enjoy the best views that you can find in Nepal.

As you hike higher you get a glimpse of eight out of thirteen Himalayan ranges including Mount Everest. Not too far from Nagarkot, you can explore the famous Durbar Square known for its pagoda-style temples and historic royal palaces. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites that you should not miss. 

Try Nepal Cuisine and Shopping

Best Things to Do in Nepal

Infused with locally available spices, Nepali cuisine is unique and therefore you must try it when you are here. Dal Bhat is considered a staple food here and therefore you must try it in various local restaurants available. Gokharli Lamb and Dhindho are some of the local food items that you can try when you are touring various towns and cities in Nepal.

Kathmandu is where most shopping happens. Nepal is known for its handmade goods and you can buy pashmina shawls, khukhuri knives, prayer flags, singing bowls and Thangka paintings.

Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Nepal is home to more than 15 UNESCO World Heritage sites including Chitwan National Park, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple, Durbar Square, Changu Narayan Temple, Lumbini and many others. This allows you to explore various religious, cultural and historical aspects of Nepal and know more about the country.

Explore Pokhara

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200 km east of Kathmandu, Pokhara is a great place brimming with natural beauty, serene lakes and adventure opportunities. Apart from the stunning sunrises and sunsets you can have a great time doing various outdoor adventures like paragliding, hot air balloon rides, white water rafting, bungee jumping and even zip-lining.

You can also look out for various hiking, trekking and mountain biking opportunities here that would allow you to get out and conquer the rugged terrain.

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