Lying in the southern part of Asia, the small landlocked country of Nepal is home to the world’s most unique and diverse culture and tradition. Not only this, it is one of the most well known destination in the world for its natural beauty and the Himalayas. 10 of the most amazing world heritage sites lie here. Trekking to Nepal can prove to be both naturally and culturally rewarding.
It is one of the world’s most acknowledged cheap travel destinations and visiting Nepal can be suitable for those on the lookout for getting the most out of their budgets.For tourists willing to enjoy a quality trip or trek at an affordable price, Nepal can be on the highest priority.
Listed below are the 8 reasons as to why Nepal must be in your list of next trekking destination
1. The Himalayas:
Snow capped mountains form the northern territory of Nepal with Tibet. Eight out of a possible fourteen world’s highest peaks that are above eight thousand meters are present here. They are Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu.
It also includes the famous Annapurna and Everest regions. These regions provide the best trek routes in the world.Everest region is famous for Sagarmatha(Mount Everest ),the highest mountain peak in the world, Sherpa villages and Tengboche Monastery while Annapurna region is popular for Annapurna mountain range,Thorong La Pass and Muktinath. Trekking in these regions can provide an unforgettable once in a lifetime experience.
2. Adventure sports:
Nepal is the perfect destination for adventure seekers as well. It not only provides places for great sight-seeing but also offers an ample of adventurous activities to make your trip more thrilling and exciting. Mountaineering, trekking, rafting, wildlife safari, hot air balloons, paragliding, bungee jumping, and much more adventurous are done in Nepal with full excitement.
3. UNESCO World Heritage sites:
10 of the famous Heritage sites of the country is listed under the UNESCO World Heritage sites. These include:
- Pashupatinath Temple
- Swayambhunath Stupa
- Boudhanath Stupa
- Kathmandu Durbar Square
- Patan Durbar Square
- Bhaktapur Durbar Square
- Changu Narayan Temple
- Chitwan National Park
- Sagarmatha National Park
These sites not only help to reflect the art, tradition and cultural charm of the nation but also showcase the beauty of Nepal to its visitors. They are peaceful to visit and despite the ongoing renovation of the sites due to the massive earthquake of 2072 they are still time worthy to visit. Along sides these heritages Nepal is an open museum of thousands of temples and historical artifacts. Almost every alley and corner of Nepal is a mirror to the old and vintage culture of the country.
4. Great variety of culture:
More than 100 ethnic groups reside in Nepal,all with their own customs and traditions, unique language, festivals, musical influences and cuisines. Despite the wide variety in religion and cast, Nepal is a very peaceful country. Guests are considered God and the Nepalese enjoy offering positive vibes to the visitors.
5. Nepalese cuisine:
Nepalese cuisine comprises of a variety of cuisines that root upon ethnicity, soil and climate that are linked to Nepal’s cultural diversity and geography.Nepali cuisine is famous for hot and spicy food. The food offered has a unique style of taste blending with countless spices from north (China) to south(India).
Dal-Bhat-tarkari is a staple for the residence here and is eaten throughout the year. Apart from Dal Bhat there are several other cuisine rich on spices .A blend of a variety of spices from tomatoes, yogurt, garlic, Black pepper etc. are used in all its different food to produce delicious dishes.
Food is quite affordable here as well.
6. Value for money:
Visiting Nepal can be surprisingly affordable. One can find a great difference in between the total expenditure for hiking, treks or tour of Nepal and of other countries. Comparing both statistically and economically with other destinations, Nepal can be regarded as a money-worthy country that fulfills all expectations of its visitors at a much reasonable value.
7. The elevation change:
The change in elevation in the country ranges from 62m to over 8848m above sea level. Nepal is the only country in the world with such drastic variation. It has the world’s deepest George and highest mountain peak. From the green and lush forests of the terai and the hills to the dry deserts in the Himalayas Nepal has it all in terms of nature and geography. Experiencing all this within a small country can certainly be a wonderful experience.
8. The lakes:
The lakes of Nepal have gained a lot of reputation in the world for showcasing the outstanding natural beauty and peculiarity of the country. Nepal is also called the country of lakes. It has more than 200 different lakes that are of glacier origin. Rara Lake (the biggest lake of Nepal), Sheyphoksundo Lake (Deepest Lake in Nepal), Fewa Lake (Pokhara), and Begnas Lake (Pokhara) and Tilicho lake (lake situated in Highest altitude in the world) are some of the famous freshwater lakes. Not only do these lakes enhance the beauty of Nepal but they also hold spiritual importance as well.
Visiting Nepal can therefore help you provide an insight on the world’s most amazing and unique part of the world. It should definitely be your next trekking destination if you are planning on it soon.Re