Nepal is a small hidden country in between two massive nations in the world. To the east, south, and west, Nepal neighbors India; meanwhile whole north of the country borders China. Even though Nepal is wedged between these two big countries, Nepal has its own individuality, which is very different and beautiful in a unqiue way. Nepal is blessed in all sorts of ways for a visitor; from food, culture, diversification, and natural beauty, all of which can be explored through fun activities like trekking in Nepal . From the high Himalayas to the flats lands of Terai, Nepal’s geographical difference can be see as significant. Maybe that’s why Nepal is partitioned into mountains, hills, and Terai.
This topographical partition not only consists of its natural beauty, but you can find disparate culture, customs, and rituals within each area. Whilst in the mountain region, you will find yourself surrounded by massive mountains peaks playing hide and seek with the clouds. Meanwhile, the hilly region is covered by hills that fully enthrall lush forests, rapidly flowing rivers making the deep gorges and the deep valleys. And there is the Terai region, which possesses vast open grasslands and plains perfect for agriculture and habitation.
Apart from the natural beauty, Nepal’s unqiue arts and crafts are often showcased in wood carving, mandala painting, and the colourful pagoda-style built temples are another major highlight and reason for many fine arts admirers to visit Nepal.
Let me elaborate and describe why you should choose Nepal as a travel destination in the list below. Here we present for you the top 7 reasons Nepal is a travel destination.
Mountains of Nepal invite you to an adventurous trekking destination.
Nepal houses 8 of the highest mountains in the world, which offers plenty of routes for trekking enthusiasts. Many trekkers consider Nepal as their trekking heaven due to this reason as well. Some of the popular trekking routes of Nepal are Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang valley trek, and many more.
Besides that, some trekking trails are less known to a large number of people due to their remoteness and inaccessibility. These trekking trails are known as restricted trekking areas and off the beaten treks of Nepal. So, if you are a nature and trekking lover, then the trekking routes of Nepal are perfect for you.
Mountaineering and peak climbing
Mountaineering is another prospect that is available to do in Nepal. Also considered the king of the Himalayas that rise from the calm glaciers, mountaineering is a perfect thrill-seeking activity in Nepal. You can submit any peaks or mountains that range from 6000m and above to the world’s highest mountain- Mt. Everest (8848m). Every year determined and thrill-seeker make their way to the mountains of Nepal with a passion for conquering the hill.
Wild flora and faunas of Nepal
Nepalese unquestionably love nature. It is in our culture to worship the nature that has given so much to us. In our society, we believe that nature is the benefactor, and we must respect it. Besides that, Nepal’s rich natural vegetation is commendable. Nepal’s natural vegetation can be distinctly distinguished from each topographical region of Nepal, like their culture.
Likewise, if you are a bird lover, you will be happy to know more than 880 species have been found in Nepal. Which ultimately makes Nepal a perfect destination for bird-watching tours. Some of the fantastic birds found in Nepal are Spiny babbler, Cheer pheasant, Himalayan Monal, Bengal florican, great Hornbills, Himalayan vultures, Sarus crane, Back and white stork, etc.
Similarly, Nepal also shelters many species of mammals, insects, and reptiles. Some of the animals are found in Nepal are red panda, snow leopard, yaks, Himalayan Tahr, ghoral, blue sheep, which is found mainly in the mountainous region. At the same time, other animals like the royal Bengal tiger, one-horned rhinoceros, crocodiles, monkeys, wild elephants, sloth bears, etc., are found in the national parks of the Terai region.
And to protect flora and fauna, Nepal has established several national parks, conservation areas, and wildlife reserve centers. You can explore these animals without disturbing their habitat through many jungle activities like jeep safari, canoeing, jungle walk, etc. Thus, if you are animal lovers and want to watch them in their natural habitat, you must visit Nepal.
Diversity in ethnicity
Nepal describes itself as a beautiful garden. As we all know, a garden is composed of different kinds of flowers, just like Nepal is composed of people of other ethnicities and cultures. Each nationality has its own culture, tradition, customs, Language, festivals, costumes, and rituals, making them beautiful individually. Some of the major ethnic groups of Nepal are Tamang, Sherpa, Brahmins, Newar, Gurung, Thakali, etc.
If you want to experience the etiquettes of the diverse cultures of Nepal, then you should consider visiting Nepal.
Retrace the fine arts of Nepal
Trace back through the history of Nepal by observing the monuments, sculptures, shrines, headstones, statues-built centuries ago in the historical palaces and religious temples. Observe the intricate wood carving done by the forefathers of Nepal. These sophisticated art designs can be seen on the windows, doors, balconies, staircase of the palaces, and on the window panes of the temple. Not to forget the pagoda-style built temples and palaces, which have unconventional designs. The combination of sculpture and wood carving adds an aesthetic aspect to the palace and temples.
And due to this reason, Nepal has its individuality in art and cultural aspects. You can surely broaden your artistic knowledge by observing the art and crafts of Nepal.
Nepalese are big-hearted people. If you visit their house even without notice, they will welcome you with open arms and offer you their most pleasured delicacies too. Moreover, if you make your journey toward the village area, then you will find them with a smiley face all the time. For them, you are a guest, and we Nepalese sees guest as a god. And I must say we are quite a strong believer in God. They will treat you generously with what they have got and try to communicate with you even they do not know your Language.
As told earlier, Nepal is a diverse country with different ethnic groups and their languages. Some villagers will not even understand Nepal let alone English. Whatsoever, you will get to see true happiness in their eyes upon seeing you exploring their country.
Accessibility and Budget-friendly
Nepal is straightforward to travel to. You do not require an official document except VISA to travel to Nepal. If you want to visit Nepal, you can grab your backpack and book a flight and initiate a voyage that will be a lifetime memory. You can quickly get a visa on arrival at the Kathmandu airport.
Besides easy accessibility to travel to Nepal, Nepal is a highly budget-friendly country too. You will find quality hotels and food at a very reasonable price. And if you manage your money smartly, then you will find yourself saving a lot of money. Other than that, every penny you will spend on doing the activities such as adventure sports, cultural day tours, or long trekking will be worth it.
Overall, the above facts are some of the reasons why Nepal is perfect as a travel destination. Besides the things mentioned above, there are many things to do and see in Nepal that one can find enticing and exciting. For instance, Nepal offers excellent prospects for adventure sports like Bungee jumping, paragliding, white water rafting, and so on besides trekking and mountaineering. These exhilarating activities might exhilarate a thrill among the thrill-seekers. To summarize, Nepal offers excellent prospects for nature lovers, peace seekers as well as adventure lovers.
So make your plans to visit Nepal and explore all the country’s highlights and create a beautiful memory that will be forever engraved in your memory.