Nepal travel destinations
Trekking and expedition
Nepal is a land of scenic grandeur and cultural diversity with few major roads. The only means of travel and transportation for the inhabitants of mountain areas is by foot. Trek may reveal rich contrasts in people and culture as you travel from one elevation zone to another. Out of the fourteen highest peaks of the world, Nepal is a home to eight of them, each over 8000 meters.
EVEREST REGION TREKKING: The Everest trek region leads through the Sagarmatha National Park plush with amazing views of the great Himalayan ranges, including three of the world’s highest peaks. To reach the Everest region you are required a week’s walk or a flight to Lukla. Everest base camp trek will follow the typical path to Namche bazaar, Khumjung, panbboche and Lobuche to the Everest base camp and will further go on to Kalapathar. The trek crosses the Lobuche river to arrive at Pheriche. The best view of Khumbu Glacier will be seeing after you climb up the broad summit of Kalapathar (5,545 m). The trek will end at Syangaboche. The Everest view trek offers view of highest mountains in a short span of time. This trek is for trekkers who do not want to climb and are afraid of mountain sickness. With this trek, you will have a close view of Mt. Everest- 8848 m, Cho Oyu-8153 m, Lhotse-8516 m and Makalu-8463 m). You can have a great view of most stunning peak of Himalayas, Ama Dablam (6856 m). The best season to visit Nepal for trekking in this part of the Himalayan region is either spring season or autumns.
ANNAPURNA REGION TREKKING: The Annapurna (a Sanskrit word used for goddess of harvests) region lies to the north of Pokhara, which is one of the most popular trekking destinations of the world. The area is home to an impressive assortment of biodiversity, including both plants and animals. The trek allows remarkable scenic beauty of the region for the fulfillment of the eyes and other senses of the trekkers. The entire Annapurna range comprises of Fish tail Peak, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Gangapurna, within its purview by and far. More than sixty percent of the entire trekking population to Nepal likes to trek in this region. The Annapurna region enjoys an amphitheatre like terrain, comprising of deep valleys and dry landscape. The deepest gorge of the world called Kaligandaki lies in this region only. The trekking track invites the trekker to have multiple tourism destinations including scenic getaways ancient mid-western salt route, or settlement of Manag or Thorongla pass and the MuktiNath temple. The trekking region of Annapurna contains Annapurna 1, Annapurna 2, Annapurna 3, Annapurna 4 and those of Annapurna south peaks.
The Annapurna track has the reputation of being highly scenic. The track was founded by Jimmy Roberts in 1956 that brought Annapurna trek to the fore. Now the entire world knows about it. The ranges let you gaze for hours at the cascading heights of the various peaks enclosed within view. The range of variety of flora is equally astonishing here. The hill terrain offers multiple species of orchids, rhododendrons, birds, reptile and other plants in its vicinity.
Tour in Nepal
Kathmandu a town that paints a beautiful picture with the prior as well as the current. It is laden with temples which appeal to vacationers and pilgrims from around the world in massive numbers. The well-known and historic temple of Pashupatinath is situated here.
Royal palace of Malla kings
Religious and UNESCO world heritage sites
Major attractions in Pokhara
Other popular places
Adventure activities in Nepal
National parks of Nepal
Nepal’s most famous Royal Chitwan National Park is located on the lowlands of the inner Terai covering an area of 932 Sq. km. Royal Bardia National Park is another park which is famous for different species of birds and animals. There are 11 other National Parks in Nepal which are rich in wildlife such as the rare one-horned rhinoceros, several species of deer, bear, leopard, monkey, crocodile, tiger, birds etc. The parks are very popular for Elephant Safaris, Dugout Canoeing, Nature Walking, Bird Watching and Jungle Excursions with a Jungle Naturalist.
Culture of Nepal
Shopping in Kathmandu
For shopping, Nepal is an important destination in Asia.
Enlisted here are some of the products which can be bought in most of the important tourist markets in Nepal.
- Statue, antiques
- Herbal Products
- Nepali Handmade Paper Products
- Stone Crafts
- Wooden Crafts
- Metal Crafts
- Tea Products
- Garments and many more
Thamel: Here, you’ll find trekking clothes along with other gear like boots, sleeping bag, crampons, helmet etc. you’ll need for a walk in the mountains.
Durbar Marg: You can find the most fashionable branded shops in Nepal from Gucci watches, diamond jewelry, Adidas and other international brands. If you get hungry, this is also where you can stuff yourself with some authentic Western fast-food. Here, you can find international brands like KFC, Pizza hut etc.
Bag Bazaar and Jamal: You can find books shops and distributors at Bag Bazaar. At Jamal you’ll find Mandala book store and you can also find some book stores at Thamel too.
Putalisadak: For computer accessories, harddisks, memory cards and other office equipments.
Newroad: Mostly you’ll find mobile shops, sunglasses, camera, lenses and other gear. Near by Newroad you can also reach Freak street.
Asan: This is the oldest market of Nepal where you can find bed-sheets, brass artifacts, rock salt, saris, bicycles and many more. In this market you can find everything from gold to salt, especially household items.