Travel To Nepal: Find Out Some Beautiful Hidden Gems In Nepal!

Nepal is a Himalayan country that is land-locked on all sides.

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The history of this land dates back to the Vedic period, as mentioned in some scriptures of that era. It houses Mount Everest and other nine high mountain peaks, for which many passionate mountaineers visit this country. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and Nepali is the official working language here. It is also a popular tourist destination, for having some vital pilgrimage sites of Hinduism and Buddhism.

Ways to reach Nepal

Foreigners can reach Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu by the flights of some reputed airlines only. Air India, Indigo, Royal Nepal Airways, Qatar Airways, Air Arabia, Silk air, Oman Airlines, Flydubai, Malaysia Airlines, Etihad Airlines, and Air China are the airlines that operate regular flights to Nepal from various cities in the world. Indians can also travel by train from a few Indian cities to the southern parts of Nepal. Direct buses are also running from Delhi to Kathmandu and Indians can travel by car as well to visit Nepal.

Things to do in Nepal

Adventurous tourists can enjoy trekking to the base camp of Mount Everest or Annapurna Base Camp, which are the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. Many trekkers also enjoy the way to Ghorepani Poon Hill, Island Peak, Poon Hill, and Upper Dolpo. They may also explore the trekking routes through Langtang Valley and Khumbu Valley. Kayaking in the Seti River is another enjoyable thing to do in Nepal, as it is safe to learn kayaking here. Mountain biking on the routes of Pokhara Mountain also ranks high on the to-do list of many tourists.

Places to visit in Nepal

  • Boudhanath Stupa – This is one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world. It was built in the 15th century in Tibetan style. Tourists enjoy the prayer rituals held here every morning and evening when numerous butter lamps are lit to illuminate this magnificent architectural piece.
  • Phewa Tal – This wonderful lake in the southern Pokhara Valley is a great place to enjoy boating. It is a freshwater lake fed by glaciated rivers that was earlier called Baidam Tal where tourists love to visit during winter. They can also relish Nepalese cuisines in the cafes and restaurants along this lake.
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  • Sarangkot – It is a small village on the outskirts of Pokhara city. It is famous for its stunning scenic beauty. The clear view of the Annapurna Himalayan range is another reason that attracts lots of tourists here. It is also a favorable place for paragliding or hang gliding, which render a great view of monasteries, temples, and mountains around this place.
  • Peace valley – This is the Shanti Stupa in Pokhara that was built in the style of a Buddhist pagoda by a Japanese Buddhist Sangha. It is located on Anadu Hill in the Kaski district of Nepal, at a height of 1100 meters from sea level. Its name means Peace Pagoda and contains some relics of Lord Buddha.
  • Poon Hills – It is a popular hill station on the Annapurna Mountain range, to the west of Kathmandu. Tourists love trekking here from Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, which takes 2 -3 days to reach here through dense forest of fir and maple trees. It is an excellent viewpoint of the Annapurna range.
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  • Pashupatinath temple – This is a famous Hindu temple in Kathmandu, dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. It is the oldest temple of Nepal and counted among the most pious Shiva temples built a few centuries back. Tourists are amazed by its pagoda-style architecture with four doors covered in silver sheets and a gold pinnacle.
  • Durbar Square – This place is also called Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, due to a huge statue of Hanuman at its entrance. It is located in front of the royal palace of Nepal and surrounded by several temples, like Trailokya Mohan Narayan Temple, Vishnu Temple, Taleju Temple, and Indrapur Temple. It is now declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a prominent tourist attraction.
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  • Begnas Lake – This freshwater lake in Pokhara city is the third largest lake in Nepal. A dam is built on its western stream to regulate its water and use it for irrigation.
  • Mount Everest – This is the highest mountain peak in the world. Tourists travel to its base camp to have a clear view of this glorious peak with Everest Base Camp Trek. People also visit the International Mountain Museum to know more about this peak. Some adventurous tourists love skydiving and riding hot air balloons over Mount Everest.

Mount Manaslu – Come and be a part of the amazing Manaslu circuit trek that encompasses Mount Manaslu and several other 8000-meter peaks in the vicinity.

Therefore, a tour to Nepal can be a memorable one with plenty of thrilling experiences during vacations with family and friends.

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