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The most incredible landlocked Himalayan nation offers the best of everything for the travel enthusiast, including breathtaking mountain views, the highest mountain in the world, infectious culture, hospitable people, a wide variety of delectable food, and endless adventure, astounding wildlife, and endless possibilities. The birthplace of Gautam Buddha and one of the top tourism destinations in the world are both in Nepal. A tiny nation with stunning natural surroundings, a diverse population, welcoming locals, and breathtaking vistas may easily draw tourists from around the world.

The eight tallest mountains, more than 6000 rivers, 3250 glaciers, and 5000+ picturesque lakes may all be found in Nepal. Aside from 8,000 birds, this little country is also home to other unique plants and animals, including the Red Panda, Bengal Tiger, one-horned Rhino, and Snow Leopard. Nepal is a country that is home to many different languages, cultures, religions, customs, and ethnic groups. The other main draw of Nepal is its magnificent snow-capped mountains, lush valleys, hills, flowing rivers, waterfalls, terraced rice fields, tiny hamlet populations, and diverse and rich culture.

Traveling to Nepal at least once in a lifetime is highly recommended for a variety of reasons. You have access to a huge variety of activities to explore in Nepal. There are several stunning locations where you may experience local culture while being welcomed with open arms. Here are the top ten reasons to travel to Nepal in 2022 to make it more precise and highlight the main attraction.

Kathmandu, the city of World Heritage Sites 

There are 10 World Heritage Sites in Nepal, and four of them are located in the Kathmandu Valley. The heritage sites are fantastic places to learn about past and prehistoric creations as well as handcrafted items that are rich in the arts, culture, and history of the country. The attractions include Lumbini, Changu Narayan Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Sagarmatha National Park, and Chitwan National Park in addition to the well-known Hindu temple Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Patan Durbar Square.

The snow-capped mountains 

High mountains may be found across Nepal, including Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world, and eight other of the highest mountains in the globe (8,848.86m). More than 80 peaks in Nepal's mountainous region, which make up about 9% of the entire land area, are higher than 7,000 meters. Travelers from all over the globe love to trek up to vantage points at the foot of Nepal's tallest mountains. Another extremely well-known and dangerous sport in the high Himalayas is high mountain climbing. Thousands of climbers strive to reach the highest mountain each year during the spring and fall climbing seasons. Due to the flow of visitors for various climbing activities, these seasons are typically regarded as the tourist festival season in Nepal's mountains.

The amazing festivals

Nepal is well recognized for the brilliant and colorful festivals that are held throughout the year by various ethnic tribes and groupings. Most of the festivals observed in Nepal have a religious component, while a select handful is based on significant occasions in mythology and epic literature from long ago. People in Nepal come from a variety of religious and ethnic origins. Despite this, they all come together to enjoy and take part in their festivals in the same location. Important national holidays like DashainTihar, and Holi festivals are observed across the country. Festivals exclusive to one ethnic group include Bisket Jatra, Rato Machchhendranath Jatra, Gai Jatra, Lhosar, and Chhat. The many festivals held around the nation showcase the vibrant cultural variety and festive spirit.

The diverse cultural significance

Nepal is the only country in the world where more than 35 different ethnic groups coexist in the same neighborhood. Each one of them has its own unique culture, language, and annual celebrations that number in the thousands. Tourists travel to Nepal each year for its abundance of multiracial, multireligious, and different ethnic groups, cultures, traditions, and festivals. You have a fantastic chance when you travel to Nepal to leave your comfort zone and become lost in the country's many different cultures.

A popular destination for trekking 

Nepal is a paradise destination for world-class trekking such as Everest base camp trek, Annapurna circuit trek, Manaslu circuit trekking, and many more fabulous trails across the country. Reaching the world’s most renowned trekking trails is an ultimate objective as an adventure seeker. Exploring the beautiful scenery of mountains, and nature, discovering the traditional Sherpa culture, and encountering the numerous exotic flora and fauna are the most exciting things about trekking in Nepal. You can re-establish contact with nature as you stroll across a series of steep, winding hills surrounded by a big forest while trekking in Nepal. Furthermore, the trip is just a once-in-a-lifetime chance.

Hub for Adventure Sports 

Nepal serves as a hub for a variety of adventure activities. The activities that push your physical and mental limits include bungee jumping, paragliding, rafting in freshwater, skydiving over towering peaks, swinging, and mountain biking in high altitudes. Also, mountaineering and skydiving over the world’s highest mountains and canyoning in the natural waterfall. These activities are amazing entertainment as well. Nepal provides the most exhilarating adventure experience in a variety of geographical terrain that forces you to overcome fear. If you're looking for adventure, Nepal ought to be your next stop. Come, explore and test your limits by embarking on thrilling adventure sports.

The beautiful sunrise and sunset

There are many good reasons to visit Nepal, and one of them is to see the dawn and sunset from various view points and locations. You may capture the most magnificent moments in your thoughts and in your camera frame from Nepal's most thrilling and spectacular vantage spots for the dawn and sunset over majestic snow-capped mountains and green hills. World-class beauty may be found in the astounding vistas, naturally formed lush green woods and wonderfully synchronized weather. The most well-known locations include Kalapatthar, Gokyo Ri, Nagarkot, Poonhill, Sarangkot, Mardi View Point, Kyanjin Ri, and many more, which provide breathtaking views of sunsets and sunrises.

The historical monuments

The various temples, monasteries, archaeological sites, shrines, tombs, structures, monuments, and places of worship for the various cultures and faiths make up Nepal's cultural legacy. You may see a variety of monuments in Nepal, from the high Himalayas to the Terai plain. These monuments date back more than a century and are significant historically. Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, World Peace Pagoda, Lumbini, Singhadurbar, Rani Mahal, Rani Pokhari, Bhimsen Tower, and many more are a few of the well-known structures.

The National Parks and Conservation Area

Nepal is home to hundreds of different kinds of flora and animals, some of which are uncommon, sensitive, and endangered. Three geographical factors explain why the nation protects its unique flora and wildlife. Start with the rare Lophophorus, then go on to the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger, then the critically endangered one-horned Rhino, and finally the legendary snow leopard.

The national park in Nepal performs an excellent job of protecting and preserving the entirety of the surrounding natural environment in addition to promoting, conserving, and preserving species. That is the reason Nepal has national parks from an altitude of 70 meters to 8,848 meters. There aren't many national parks that are even UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There are now 12 National Parks in the nation, which directly contributes to the preservation and protection of species and the environment. Many of Nepal's well-known national parks, including Chitwan National Park, Sagarmatha National Park, Bardiya National Park, Rara National Park, Shey-Phoksundo National Park, Khaptad National Park, Makalu Barun National Park, Langtang National Park, Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, Banke National Park, Parsa National Park, and Suklaphanta National Park, work to preserve and protect the country's rare wildlife.

The delicious food varieties  

Food is another interesting reason that tourists like most about Nepal. Nepal has a diverse culture, ethnic group, and geographical region, which provides a different variety of food as well. Dal-Bhat( Dal Bhat is also called a Nepali local Khana set) is a common food found all over the country but the taste and varieties will be different from one place to another place. Dhindo, MoMos, Nepali curry, different pickles, and roti are the major foods here in Nepal. Choila, Sel-Roti, Kwati, Yomari, Baji, Sukuti, and Sekuwa are the other famous dishes from different ethnic communities. Including this local food, you can experience the continental and international taste of Nepal ingredients as well in Nepal. For the food lover, Nepal is the Hubspot for a variety of tastes.

The diversity of religion and culture 

Nepal is the perfect example of religious harmony as with the promulgation of the new constitution, Nepal has now become a secular country where varieties of ethnic groups and people of diverse religions live in the same country and even in the same community. Hindu Muslim, Buddhist, Christain, Kirati, and a few others can be seen in the nation’s great togetherness and harmony. It’s a perfect example that there have never been any riots to date on the issue of religion and there was no war and disputes among the groups, which reflects the best example of religious harmony in Nepal. This is another fantastic reason to visit the land of the Himalayas on any date of the year.

Nepal is a safe and affordable destination 

For the common traveler, money matters a lot but should not be the sole reason to visit any specific country. Nepal is a developing country and most of the things here in Nepal are quite cheap and people can afford them easily. Travelers can travel to most parts of the country within the minimum budget by experiencing natural beauties, amazing hospitality, and endless adventure. The normal prices of services here in Nepal are affordable. The flights, transportation, accommodations, and other significant services can be found at low prices. We can even say, Nepal is the cheapest tourist destination in the world. Normally 1 USD = ~ Rs 120, so you can buy a lot for a few dollars here in Nepal. Though there are a lot of Luxury Travel and Tour Packages for the people who really like to spend on world-class services in the foothills of the high Himalayas.

Besides this, Nepal is one of the safest countries in the world to travel freely. There is no war, civil disputes, big political strikes, and conflict. The county is gradually moving towards the developing phase and tourism is one of the emerging sectors in Nepal. So, people here are so humble and kind and you’ll feel completely safe in Nepal. 

The warm and kind people 

Nepal is recognized for its brave Gurkhas, and Sherpas, and their warm hospitality. Undoubtedly, Nepalese people are so kindhearted, helpful, and welcoming. Nepalese people consider the guest as a god, so they are trying to make you feel at home. If you visit someone’s house they will always offer you some food and tea with warm love and a local style of greeting by saying “Namaste”. Before visiting Nepal, you must ask your friend who visited Nepal before and they will let you know how friendly Nepali people are. When you get back from Nepal, you will have lots of memories of natural beauties, good food, and beautiful scenes including some Nepali friends also.

Birthplace of Gautam Buddha 

Nepal is also the holy land and land of peace and hub for spiritual practices. Travel to Lumbini, the serene setting where Lord Buddha, the light of Asia and the creator of Buddhism, was born. Visit the birthplace of the legend and the palace where he was nurtured. Each relic that commemorates the Buddha's life has been kept in Lumbini, which has been designated a world heritage site and is open to tourists. Visitors to Lumbini may see the preservation of the past at its birthplace, in the garden where he played, and at the new monastery. Additionally, you can find inner serenity here and observe the devotion and faith of other followers that come to this location. Also, this land is popular for Yoga, Meditation, and peaceful activities. People can come and feel the inner peace of our life.

Hassle-free travel & quick visa

Nepal is easy to enter for most countries with visas on arrival. The immigration procedure for international travelers is easy and quick. Most of the world’s renowned airlines operate their flights from different parts of the world to Nepal, though some are connecting and some are direct. Once you arrive in Nepal, you can almost navigate all the necessary information and people are friendly and honest, so you won't be lost in most of the city area. Also, you can get a 90 days tourist visa for Nepal, so that you can stay longer and explore Nepal as much as you want. Contact us for more details about the hassle-free travel itineraries and packages.

Abhishek Dhital

Abhishek Dhital

Abhishek Dhital is a travel photographer, blogger, and licensed trekking guide who loves to observe the culture and lifestyles of different corners of Nepal. He is originally from the beautiful western district of Nepal, Dang. Born in inner terai he always loved to hike up to the hills of his hometown. After his schooling, he came to Kathmandu, and currently, he is pursuing a Bachelor's in Travel and Tourism  Management at Nepal College of Travel and Tourism Management, Lazimpat. He said" When I started tourism studies I really got attached to its service concept and decided to be a professional guide and a travel blogger.