Some Popular Tourism Activities in Nepal
Nepal is a small country between two big countries China and India. The total area of this country is 147,181 Sq.Km. But it has multicultural and biodiversity. Nepal is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. Such a small country has about 125 tribes of people with 123 different mother languages.
Having a huge number of the Hindu population, there are lots of other religious people are in the country. This is a tolerate country so never fight against different religion. Nepal can be a land of happiness so people are always is happy which can be seen on their smiley face at any time.
This country has more villages than cities so the villagers have warm hospitality to the tourist. Tourism can expand anywhere in Nepal but for the moment, there are certain routes are popular as tourism destinations. Mainly there are huge numbers of tourist from overseas come to see the mountain in Nepal but not only the mountain attracts tourist. There are lots to do in this country.
The major tourism activity of Nepal is trekking to the Himalayan base camps as adventure sports. Although there are numerous short and easy trekking routes for beginner trekkers from where still can enjoy with the Nepalese Himalaya. Lush green hills, rivers, waterfalls, wildlife, beautiful valleys, traditional villages, terraces, and much more things attract tourist to trek in Nepal. Besides trekking, day hiking, peak climbing, expedition, white water river rafting, mountain flights, homestay tours, heritage cultural tours, pilgrimage tours, festivals tour, and much more activities are here in Nepal which has been given in detail below.
Trekking in Nepal
Truly known as a Himalayan country, Nepal has thousands of high snow-capped mountains including eight highest mountains above eighth thousand meters. Trekking in Nepal is one of the most popular tourism activities. There are thousands of visitors visits Nepal for the trekking to the mountain base camps. Trekking in Nepal has lots of choices as an adventure and non-adventure hikes. Visiting the base camps of High Mountain, doing the high passes are adventure treks in Nepal. Also, there are many short and easy trekking routes for the beginners and people scare with altitude.
Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions are regular and popular trekking region with several different itineraries. But there are other much more beautiful routes including some off the beaten track treks. Trekkers may trek in every season but mainly autumn and spring are the best timing for the trekking in Nepal. It will be very cold during the winter to go to the base camps and adventure treks so there are some short treks closer to the cities. It is still a good season to see the Himalayas. Nepal has some rain show region as upper Mustang and upper Dolpo which are perfect areas for summer season treks.
Tour in Nepal
As a birthplace of the Lord Buddha, Nepal has 10 world heritage sites of UNESCO. 7 sites are cultural sites and 3 are natural sites. Visiting these sites and having some information about these places and history can be one of the best Nepal travel experience. Tour in Nepal is not physically challenging as trekking to the Himalayas so anyone can have the tour experience in Nepal. Kathmandu ancient royal palace, Bhaktapur Durbar square, Patan Durbar square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Changunarayan, Swoyambhunath, and some other top sites are in Kathmandu valley to visit. Pharping and Dakshinkali are nice places for the pilgrimage tourists in Kathmandu.
Beside these heritage tours, there are some popular hiking routes around Kathmandu where visitors may enjoy with nature, traditional villages, mountains and more. Pokhara and Lumbini (Birthplace of Buddha) are other top tourism destinations for luxury tours in Nepal. There are many homestay villages to feel real Nepalese lifestyle. On the other hand, Nepal has so many festivals almost every month so festival tours are amazing.
Peak Climbing in Nepal
As a Himalayan country, there are thousands of high mountains in Nepal. Some are technical climbing known as expedition and normal climbing is peak climbing. Only 326 peaks in Nepal are legally getting permits to climbing. Some are not allowed as security proposes and some areas respect as holly peaks.
Island peak, Lobuche peak, and Mera peaks are popular peak climbing in the Everest region. Langsisa peak and Yala peak are in Langtang and Chulu, Tent, Pisang and some other in the Annapurna region are the most popular peaks to climb.
Mountain Flight in Nepal
Having less than a week holiday for Nepal and would like to see mountains without any hike? Then book a mountain flight tour. Everest mountain flight departs every morning from Kathmandu airport which is about an hour flight with a pane. These flights fly both ways so passengers from both sides of the plane may enjoy the view of the mountains. Helicopter tour is the best flight to the mountain which flies very close to the mountain with some landings.
Paragliding in Kathmandu and Pokhara also the options of the mountain flight and see landscapes. Ultra-light flights in Pokhara to see Annapurna massif and more may supply an extra flight experience. These mountain flights only run when there are clear visibilities and condition of the wind.
Jungle Safari Tour in Nepal
Nepal is a rich country in Nature. Here are lots of dense forests with lots of wildlife. Some rare animals found only in Nepal. Visiting some national parks need to trek but for the Safari tour doesn’t need to walk. Chitwan national park and Bardia national park are popular national parks for jungle safari. Bardia national park has more chances to see the royal Bengal tiger which is quite far from Kathmandu. Chitwan national park safari is the most popular and common safari tour in Nepal.
White Water Rafting in Nepal
Nepal has so many big rivers and places for the adventure rafting. The rivers are big during the raining season and make more adventure for the rafting. During winter and spring, they will be smaller so it may less adventure. Rafting in Nepal can be done 1 day or multi-days in different rivers. Trisuli river rafting, Bhotekoshi River rafting, Kali Gandaki river rafting, Seti river rafting are the popular river rafting in Nepal.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hello Everyone! I am Rajesh Thapaliya working in the Nepalese tourism industry for more than a decade and a half as a tour leader and trekking/ tour operator. I have been to most of the Nepalese Himalayan base camps and historical heritage sites. I write my Nepal travel experience and love photography. Find more information about Nepal here.