There are hundreds of fascinating things to do in Nepal in its diversified landscapes with historical monuments and meeting indigenous people and relishing their festivals.
Located between the majestic Himalaya Mountains, diverse flora and fauna, and the fascinating jungles, its rugged trails proved unparalleled trekking opportunities. At the same time, the appeal of climbing Mount Everest was more than enough to attract mountain climbers from all over the world.
If you are a travel vlogger and looking for great vlog ideas then Nepal is an awesome place to travel and provides you various kinds of things to make your vlog more interesting. No wonder that Nepal has been named a 'top destination for travelers to visit in 2020 and beyond' by Forbes magazine.
Similarly, Kathmandu was also selected as one of the top 10 cities to visit in 2019 by the travel guide Lonely Planet. Likewise, According to the popular American business magazine, from among six continents and 10 countries, from the jungles of the Amazon to the heights of Mount Everest, Nepal combines adventure with luxury.
So, here's our list of the top 10 best things to do in Nepal.
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1.Trekking in Nepal
Whether you are a novice or an experienced trekker, Nepal is the land of trekking that offers you some of the best trekking routes in the world. Nepal offers you from a one-day short trek to month-long hiking trails. If you are planning for a four days trek, then Poonhill, Mustang, Gosaikunda trek are some of the better short treks in Nepal.
Whereas, Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, and Langtang Valley Trek are the perfect trekking destinations if having 12 days available. These are the best adventure treks in Nepal that take you on unparalleled trekking routes amidst pristine nature.
2. Visit National Parks and Wildlife Reserves
Gifted with the multitude of typographical variances over a small area, Nepal is home to diverse flora fauna and endangered wildlife. This beautiful country has different types of landscapes, from mountains to hills and the plains. A nature lover can have the most pleasant jungle safari in Nepal or one of the exciting wildlife tours as well.
The country gives you a fantastic opportunity to explore the rare animals in Nepal in several of its Conservation Areas and National Parks. There is also one hunting reserve known as Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve and a wildlife reserve known as Koshi Tappu. Some of the famous national parks are Sagarmatha National Park and Chitwan National Park, which are listed in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites.
Many conservation areas such as Kanchenjunga, Manaslu, Annapurna, and Gaurishanker have well preserved the Himalayan herbs in Nepal. If you get lucky enough then you can spot red panda, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, musk deer and Himalayan wolves in the wildlife tours in Himalayas of Nepal.
3. UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sightseeing
Besides being blessed by natural beauty, Nepal has pride in its traditional cultural heritage as well. In regards to cultural heritage, there are a total of eight UNESCO World heritages in Nepal, namely, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Changunarayan, and Lumbini.
UNESCO World Heritage sites in Nepal attract a massive number of tourists for sightseeing and experience the unique tradition and culture of Nepal. The heritage sites tour will take you to explore the water spouts, temples, stupas, and royal courtyards, with observing ancient arts, architecture, and sculpture works.
4. Aerial Tours with Panoramic Views of the Himalayas
Trekking in the magnificent Himalayas may not be possible or suitable for everyone. But it doesn’t mean that you will miss out on seeing the most majestic mountain ranges in the world.
A Himalayan panoramic mountain flight tour is the perfect way of enjoying unparalleled eye-level views of those majestic mountain peaks. Get blessed to watch true Himalayan beauty unfold right in front of your eyes, including Mount Everest. Some of the most famous peaks that can be seen through a scenic flight include Mt. Gosaithan, Mt. Dorje Lhakpa, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Gauri-Shanker, Mt. Pumori.
5. Active Adventures
Nepal is a land of numerous rivers that provides exciting river rafting adventures and Kayaking Clinique. Bhote Koshi River is famous for offering one of the best and most exciting kayaking and rafting adventures in all of Asia. The Four Day Kayaking Clinic down the Seti River is considered to be the ideal way to explore spectacular natural beauty and riverside scenery at the same time. It also offers various kinds of adventurous activities, such as breathtaking trekking, climbing, bungee jumping, canoeing, rock climbing, mountain biking, rafting, paragliding, abseiling, and canyoning. Experience a wild bungee jump from the height of 160m pumping your adrenaline.
6. Exploring Peaceful Towns midst various Natural Landscapes
There are still a lot more things to see in Nepal apart from the mountains, hills, and the jungles in the plains. You can also discover some of the beautiful cities and peaceful towns in Nepal. Among the various cities, Pokhara is considered to be the most favorite choice of tourists, which is also known as Lake City and one of the famous landmarks in Nepal. Similarly, Palpa, Bandipur, Lumbini, Ghalegaun are few examples of several beautiful cities and places to visit in Nepal.
7. Mountain Yoga
Yoga is all about developing one's inherent power and connecting with the world around you. Along with the beauty of nature, Nepal offers you spiritual and physical fitness. And what better way to do that than by practicing yoga, surrounded by the mountains and hills. Yoga in Nepal is a unique adventure and perfect holiday time for those people who want to get immersed in peace and get relaxed. At various yoga centers in Nepal, you can learn and practice meditation, yoga, and spirituality in the lap of Himalayas. Many yoga gurus and practitioners believe this Himalayan nation is a spiritual body in itself, and religious tours in Nepal are one of the top things to do.
8. Mountain Biking in Nepal
Mountain biking in Nepal is the perfect place for those who want to experience the biggest thrill of their life. Kathmandu might not be a bike-friendly city, but there are numerous sites with a dense network of tracks, back roads, and trails. Further, there are other options as well, such as Godavari, Bungamati, Nagarkot, and Chapagaun roads, known for their serene beauty and easy trails. If you're looking for a real challenge, then Annapurna Circuit on the mountain bike will be the thriller one.
9. Taste the Cultural food of Nepal
Nepali cuisine comprises a variety of dishes based on geography, climate, ethnicity, and cultural diversity. And, there is no proper way to understand Nepal and Nepalese people than through their cuisine. Authentic Nepali taste can be found in Newari and Thakali dishes, which are available in a large number of restaurants and hotels spread all over the valley.
But, regularly, most of the Nepalese prefer to have a Nepali meal, which includes Bhat (boiled rice), dal (lentil soup), and Tarkari (curried vegetables) and Pickle. Influenced by Tibetans cuisine, momos deserve mention as one of the most popular snacks among Nepalis.
10. Go Shopping for Souvenirs
If you are looking for something to bring home to remember your time in Nepal or want to gift something for your family and friends then you can find various hand-made artistic collections to buy. Singing bowls, Cashmere clothes, yak wool blankets, Himalayan salt, prayer flags, jewelry, hand made sculpture and statues and many more.
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