Himalayan Adventure in Nepal
Perched among the highest mountains of the world, Nepal is a different world altogether and has a unique appeal for tourists. Mount Everest is what comes to everybody’s mind the moment Nepal is mentioned. The multiethnic nation of Nepal is an abode to several snow-capped Himalayan giants apart from the Everest. Whether you’re a history lover who wants to explore the culture, or an adventure junkie looking to climb some of the world’s highest peaks, a Nepal tour has many things to offer every kind of traveller.
Whether you’re heading off on a solo journey, heading out with the family, or your partner, you are sure to be left spell bound by Nepal’s beauty. Here is a handy list of some of the places you can visit in this land-locked country – after all, there’s much more to Nepal than just Everest.
The Great Mountains
Most Nepal holiday packages will include a trip to the great Himalayas. If you aren’t much of a trekker, you can still get up close to the peak of Everest, with a plane ride that will fly you around the Himalayas. The other great peaks you’ll find dotted around the country include Annapurna and Lohtse, both of which are over 26,000 feet in height, as well as other lesser peaks like Pumori, Imja Tse, Mount Khumbila and Mount Dragmarpori.
Join the many pilgrims and tourist at Lumbini – the birth place of Lord Buddha. You can expect to enjoy a peaceful ambience at the spiritually revered spot. The legend of Buddha makes the place a must visit for tourists.
The historic capital city of Nepal boasts a plethora of bustling markets, colourful people and happening activities. The place keeps buzzing around with trekkers, international tourists and lively locals. It is the centre of Nepal’s commerce, culture and tourism. Do not forget to visit the temples at the iconic Durbar Square.
Hike to the serene Gokyo lakes for an outstanding view of the Himalayan Mountains, especially the great Mount Everest. The deep blue lakes are themselves a sight to behold.
Chitwan National Park
Enjoy elephant safaris at the Chitwan National Park and get to see crocodiles, rare reptiles and colourful birds in the marshy landscape. Rare sightings of the royal Bengal tiger and snow leopards are on offer at the park.