Nepal: A country to visit once in a lifetime
Nepal stands for Never Ending Peace and Love.
The slogan of the Nepalese tourism sector is “"Experience the Unforgettable Visit Ever" as per visit Nepal 2022.
It is one of the world's most beautiful countries and a slice of paradise on earth because it has been overabundantly blessed by nature.
It is not a man-made gorgeous nation therefore it is beautiful entirely naturally.
Nepal is also a multicultural, multiethnic, multilingual, and multi-religious country.
It's a lovely garden with many flowers, all coexisting happily and harmoniously.
The only country in the world that has never been colonized and has never had a war or hostility with another country.
The diversity of Nepalese people makes it a lovely country, with each community contributing something unique to the country.
The people of Nepal are proud and joyful because of this characteristic.
People are helpful, unified, and kind towards one another.
Because of the diversity among distinct tribes, Nepal is a common home for numerous castes, cultures, and civilizations.
Nepal has a wide range of geographical features, ranging from low-lying flat plains in the south, such as Kechana Kalan in Jhapa (altitude of 60m), to the world's highest mountains in the north(Mount Everest) at the altitude of 8,848.5m.
Nepal's natural beauty is enhanced by its various flora and fauna, as well as its unique animals and stunning scenery.
The nation not only boasts high mountains and natural beauty, but it also offers distinct landscapes, striking architectural styles, food, unique and diversified civilizations, and religions that are above anyone's expectations.
These are the reasons why tourists return to this country time and time again.
Nepal is a vacation destination for exploration and a unique experience, with rich old civilizations set against some of the world's most stunning landscapes.
Nepal is the ideal place for broad-minded individuals who desire an original and enthralling experience.
You can come to find yourself by reveling in the unspoiled and unexplored land.
Take a look at the reasons why Nepal should be your next vacation destination.
• अतिथिदेवो भव (Atithi Devo Bhava) – Guests are equivalent to God
It is a Sanskrit verse that translates to guests are our God.
When someone comes to your home, city, or nation, you respect them and their requirements.
Their position is just as important as God's.
There is no discrimination based on caste, gender, or skin color.
The Nepalese people's kindness and welcoming nature are far beyond anyone's expectations.
Nepalese people are quite modest and kind to visitors.
This is merely one of the most important reasons for the annual increase in the number of tourists.
Such conduct by Nepalese people wins tourists' hearts and respect, causing them to return time and again.
• Rich Nepalese diversified culture
Nepal is a rich, multicultural country with various cultures, traditions, and languages in each place.
Festivities and carnivals that are distinctive to various ethnic groups offer delight to the country.
Furthermore, with over 100 ethnic tribes in Nepal, it is easy to understand how fascinating it is to see such variety coexisting and enjoying one another.
The culture is still very much related to religion here, and locals invite individuals of all beliefs to participate in their celebrations.
Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, is a cultural hotspot to get the most out of your trip.
• Trekking and Expeditions
Nepal is known for its magnificent Himalayan mountains and Alpine peaks.
Among the ten tallest summits above 8000 meters, eight of them are found here.
Aren't you surprised to hear this?
The lure of conquering these high snow-capped mountains attracts large numbers of travelers from all over the world.
Without a doubt, the climber's drive to reach the top of the mountain is propelling Nepalese tourism to new heights.
However, Nepal still has a lot of mountainous places that have yet to be explored.
A trekking paradise, with several trekking routes offering simple and short journeys as well as multi-week extreme adventure trips.
Mt. Everest Base Camp Trekking, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, Upper Mustang, and Langtang Valley Trekking are among the most popular trekking routes in Nepal.
Aside from hiking, you may also attempt mountain biking, rock-climbing, white-water rafting, snow skiing, bungee jumping, sky diving, paragliding, and other adrenaline-pumping sports.
• Nepalese cuisines and delicacies
Nepalese cuisine relies on a range of ethnic and cultural elements which makes it undeniably tasty.
Nepalese cuisine is typically nutritious, and there are several vegetarian alternatives as well.
Foods in Nepal also have attributes of their neighboring country, China and India, but the country has its own recipe, and it is typically healthier than other southeast Asian countries.
Dal Bhat, which consists of rice, lentil soup, and a variety of side dishes, is the most popular dish.
It is Nepal's national cuisine, and it can be found in practically every restaurant. Aside from that, try the Momo (Nepal's equivalent of dumplings) and Newari cuisine.
There are several traditional and delicious Nepalese cuisines, the flavors of which will linger in your mouth for a long time.
Each ethnic group has its own cuisine and flavor. You will always have a wide range of culinary alternatives to pick from.
• Peace and Serenity
Nepal is far from prosperous, yet it is an ideal location for anyone seeking peace.
Nepal is known as the land of Peace and Serenity because of the tremendous impact of Buddha.
It has a pleasant and relaxed vibe with all the modern conveniences of a peaceful nation.
You can escape from the hectic schedule and embark on a spiritual journey that will inspire you.
A relaxing vacation for a calm state of mind and self-realization has become an essential part of life these days.
You can visit Nepal's mountains, temples, lakes, magnificent landscapes, and monasteries to find inner peace and spirituality.
Even the most adrenaline-pumping excursions, believe it or not, will provide some tranquility and how could it not when Nepal has this?
• Cheap and affordable
Nepal is a low-cost destination.
Yes, there are places where you may spend your money lavishly.
However, if you are a budget traveler, you may easily find decent lodging and even an amazing trip without breaking the bank.
Forbes, the world's most prestigious business journal, has released an article on the 20 greatest value cities for budget tourists.
Pokhara was ranked top out of all of them.
A visitor in Pokhara will spend USD 15.84 per day, according to the information provided.
Pokhara is one of Nepal's most important tourism destinations. Consider how that well-known establishment can be so inexpensive.
Traveling in Nepal is really affordable. It really depends on what you're after.
• Beautiful Lakes around the world
Nepal isn't simply about snow-capped mountains.
It also has some of the largest and most picturesque lakes and rivers in the world.
There are 5,358 lakes and over 200 glacier-fed lakes.
Those high-altitude mountains we keep mentioning give them a magnificent and brilliant blue color.
The lakes in Nepal range from instantaneously satisfying to those that take a few days to reach. You definitely need to work hard for the wonderful view.
There are so many beautiful turquoise lakes in Nepal that give peace and tranquility to its tourists, from the huge and high-altitude position of Tilicho Lake in the west to the serene Shey Phoksundo and Rara Lake in the west.
The majestic location of these lakes located among the towering peaks is beautiful and astonishing to observe and record in our mind, aside from its peace-offering beauty.
In addition, the Khumbu region's famed lake, Gokyo Lake (the world's highest freshwater lake system), is aesthetically beautiful too.
The views of Everest from Gokyo are said to be among the greatest you'll ever see.
Furthermore, several lakes, such as Gosainkunda and Panch Pokhari, have holy religious significance and attract a large number of pilgrims to Nepal.
Nepal has successfully become one of the wealthiest countries on the earth due to the availability of Himalayan diverse vegetation and a great diversity of animals.
Nepal is an ideal location for wildlife enthusiasts.
There are 10 National Parks, 6 Conservation Areas, 3 Wild Life Reserves, and one Hunting Reserve.
Every year, thousands of tourists come to each site.
Nepal boasts a unique and diversified population of bird species, and if that isn't enough, visit Chitwan National Park, which is home to an estimated 544 species of birds.
Crocodiles, leopards, one-horned rhinos, monkeys, deers, wild elephants, sloth bears, and the rare Royal Bengal Tiger may all be seen on a safari or elephant ride.
Aside from Chitwan, other more natural national parks and reserves, like Bardia National Park, provide great options for animal viewing.
However, in the highlands, you may expect to witness exotic animals like snow leopards, red pandas, blue sheep, and yaks.
The majority of these creatures may be found in high elevations.
Black kites, booted eagles, Golden eagles, common Pochards, and other unusual bird species might be found among the birds.
Similarly, you can also stroll through Sagarmatha National Park, which is located in the eastern region of the Himalayas and is dominated by Mount Everest.
You may also see Himalayan monal, blood pheasant, red panda, musk deer, and other animals with beautiful views of Everest.
It has a lot of wilderness activities, such as bird viewing and animal spotting.
It's also one of the few places where clouded leopards (similar leopards with greater spots but far more elusive) live high in the mountains, despite being assumed to be extinct.
• UNESCO Listed World Heritage Sites
There aren't many countries with as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites as Nepal.
The Kathmandu Valley alone has seven world heritage sites.
Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Changunarayan Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
The other remaining are Sagarmatha national park, Chitwan National Park, and Lumbini.
So, if you're hoping to see as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites as possible, a trip to Nepal will put you on the proper path.
• There is always more to discover
It’s a bet from my point of view that no one would be able to visit here and return back with a feeling of I have made the most out of my vacation.
If you travel here once, you will be called by the mountains again.
Be ready !!
There will always be more to discover untouched trekking destinations, lakes, isolated locations, cultural activities, fascinating sceneries, and the list goes on and on.
Author : Bishal Khadkabisalkhadkab@gmail.com