Best places to enjoy the short sightseeing tour around Nepal
The cultural and historical tour around the Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu, the capital city is also known as the "City of the temple" is the centre of Nepal's history, art, culture, and economy. It has the multi-ethnic population within a Hindu and Buddhist majority and also home of the Newars. The religious and cultural festival from a major part of the Newari of people residing in Kathmandu.
The famous place of Kathmandu is Thamel which is also known as traveler's ghetto, packed with the guesthouses, restaurants, shops, and catering to tourists. Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world visit the Kathmandu's religious sites such as Pashupatinath, sSwayabhunath, Boudhnath, Changunarayan, and Kathmandu Durbar square and many more.
The short tours around the valley provide you with a beautiful glimpse of the country with the visits to plenty of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Patan, and Bhaktapur, which are an all small city within the Kathmandu valley. The trip not only shows the rich culture of the Nepalese people but also takes you in the ancient time through its architectural marvels. During this beautiful trip around Kathmandu valley, you will also visit Nagarkot, a charming village in the hills of Bhaktapur, which is the view places for the stunning Himalayn views.
During the short visit around the Kathmandu valley, you will mainly visit:
Swyombhuntha is one of the oldest sites in Nepal. The Swyombhuntha is also known as the "Temple of Monkey" and revered by both Buddhists and Hindus. Numerous Hindu monarch followers know that they have paid their homage to the temples. This temple is located at the centre of the Kathmandu Valley standing at the top.
The Swyombhuntha complex is consists of a stupa and a variety of shrines and temples. sightseeing around these temples gives you a beautiful feeling and refreshing, here you can see many Tibetan monasteries, museums, and libraries. Being the oldest temple, with unique design and sign, it's listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites. This stupa has Lord Buddha's eyes and eyebrows painted on. Visiting this temple you will not be bored because there are many shops, restaurants, and hotels. The sites have two access points: a long staircase is directly leading to the main platform of the temple and the other is the road around the hills from the south.
Reaching the tops, these temples offer the panoramic views of the whole Kathmandu valley.
Pashupatinath temples are the sacred Hindu's Temple which is located on the bank of the holy river-Bagmati and lies around 5 km north-east of Kathmandu. The temples are known as the Pashupatinath and were listed in the UNESCO world heritage list for being one of the oldest temples in Nepal, due to its design. This Hindus temple is the collection of many temples, ashrams, images, and inscriptions raised over the centuries along the holy bank of the Bagmati rivers.
There are many festivals throughout the years that are celebrated here and thousands of the people attend this festival. The most important festival that is celebrated in this temple is Maha Shiva Ratri, Bala Chaturthi Festival and Teej festival. Teej is one of the most celebrated festivals in this temple. So one these days Pashupati Temple will be with the biggest crowds. But if the crowd doesn't bother you visit this temple in these periods of time will give you the beautiful chance to be familiar with locals, known there culture, tradition and many more things.
Boudhnath is one of the largest unique structures stupas in the world and is listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites. Along with the Swayambhu, it is also one of the most popular visitor sites n the Kathmandu Area. The Boudhnath stupa was built around the 5th century AD. It is around 36m high unique three-level mandala style structure and people who are following Buddhist religious flocks in thousands during the Buddhist festival. The design of this monument is quite similar to the Swyombhunath Stupa.
Being in the quiet and peace, with its unique shape and design it attracts many visitors yearly. Visit this temple will give you a beautiful experience and refresh your whole body.
Beautiful sunshine and Sunset point, Nagarkot
If you want to enjoy the short hiking around the Kathmandu valley in a day then, hiking the Nagarkot hill will be best for you. This short hike will offer you the panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains as well as the beautiful views of the Kathmandu valley. If you want to be far from the hustle and bustling life of the city then this short hike is for you.
You not only get to see the views of the snow-capped mountain but also you can be far from the polluted city. Walking through the dense green forest, experience the beautiful flora and fauna, crossing the charming scattered villages of the Newars, Magar and Gurung, will give you the chance to know more about them, experience their hospitality, culture, and tradition.
Nagarkot Hike is also very famous for the sunrise view over the snow-capped mountains including the Mt Everest as well as other peaks of the Himalayan ranges of eastern Nepal. The scenic beauty of the places makes the trek a more beautiful and popular hiking route for the tourist. Hiking the quite tired route will lead you to the fruitful result you can view beautiful snowy-mountains including Annapurna ranges, Manaslu ranges, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Jugal ranges, Rolwaling range, Mahalanjur rages, Everest, Number ranges and many other with the views of the Kathmandu valley and Shivapuri National Park.
For those who are active nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, there are lots of hiking opportunities to do around the Nagarkot. You can also paraglide in Nagarkot so it is most do day hiking in Kathmandu valley.
Pokhara Valley is also known as "Lake City". The valley is very peaceful and beautiful. This city offer you to do many adventure activities and sightseeing around. Strat the days with the visit to the beautiful Phewa lake situated in the heart of the city. enjoy the boating and short explore the temple while it is just in the middle of this lake, then after making a trip to the world peace pagoda-it is also known as the white pagoda which was built by the Chinese Buddhist. After a beautiful visit to the pagoda, you will hike to Sarang Kot for the panoramic views of the Pokhara city as well as the snow-capped mountains. The hike will be very fruitful, you will get to see the breathtaking views of Mt Annapurna, Mt Fishtail, Himchuli, and many other surrounded peaks. Afterward, it makes your way to the International Mountain Museum to gain more insights into the history and the culture of the region. If you not only want to enjoy the views but also do some adventurous activities then you can enjoy the paragliding from the hillside and drop by the Brindabasini Temples, an important Hindu site which is one of the oldest temples in Nepal. then finish your day off at the Seti Gandaki Gorge. This sightseeing trip will give you a warm welcome introduction to the city of the Pokhara.
Not only offer you the sightseeing activities Pokhara is also a major Tourism Hub in Nepal and this beautiful lake city plays a vital role in the Tourism sector, but thousands of tourists also visit Pokhara every year and the majority of the people of this city are involved in the tourism sector. There are many trekking agencies in Pokhara which provide the several trekking programs and itineraries for the tourist. Some of the popular trekking regions are the Annapurna region, Langtang region, Rara/Jumla region and many more.
Lumbini is situated at the south-central Terai of Nepal, situated in the foothills of the Himalaya-is the major attraction among the visitors who cames to Nepal. This place is famous due to the lord Buddha- Siddhartha Gautam who was born in 623 BC in the famous garden of Lumbini. Due to this the garden, as well as the places soon, become a place of pilgrimage. The holy site of the Lumbini has the many ancient monasteries and temples to visit like- a sacred Bodhi Trees, ancient bathing ponds, the Ashokan pillar, and the Mayadevi Temple. Recently Lumbini is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has the great potential to grow as the major tourist destination in Nepal.
While exploring around you will see from early morning to the early evening, pilgrims from various countries perform chanting and meditation at the sites. A day of exploring this place will give you many beautiful experiences, scenery, views, and memories.
Chitwan National Park
One of the best options to see the wildlife is to explore the Chitwan National Park and go on a jeep safari. Today, you will explore the National park see the rare flora and fauna of the region. You can enjoy this short sightseeing tour walking or in a jeep to see the animals. If you choose jeep to enjoy the safari, then you may not get the experience that you will collect by walking but the driver will stop to show places and animals. You will have a good opportunity to get a good picture like, during the trip with a jeep, the guide will be back of the vehicle to spot animals then he will give you information about the environment and the wildlife.
To do the Jeep safari, you will get the two options:
The first option is a short safari. It is around 4 hours jeep safari and you will be in the jeep of the maximum 6-7 persons. This short safari will start at 1 pm and finish around 5 pm.
the second option is a full day safari. You will enjoy this trip to the private car which will be more comfortable and have better seats. This trip will start early in the morning after having an early breakfast and finish at around 5 pm. In this trip, you will go deeper into the jungle and have more chances to see the tigers. During this trip, you will have lunch and snacks in the jungle itself.
Note: during the jeep safari you should better avoid the bring clothes this will scare the animals so during this time wearing white, black, grey, dark green is more preferred.
Adventure tour in Nepal
Besides these short day sightseeing around in Nepal, you can also enjoy the adventure tour if your vacation is quite long. The popular as well as the best region to enjoy the adventure tour are:
Everest Region is also known as the Khumbu region and is the home of the world's highest mountains-Mt Everest and many other snowy-peaks. Touring around the Everest region gives with the best experience of walking through the suspensions bridges, crossing the dense forest of oak, pine and Saal covered with the blooms coloured rhododendrons, walking through the charming scattered villages of Sherpa, experience their warm hospitality, culture, and religion and walk to the lap of the world highest snow-capped mountains. Everest Region offer you many popular trekking routes to reach your final destination. Some of them are listed below:
Everest Base Camp
The thrilling and beautiful Everest Base Camp Trek offers you the breathtaking mountain views, also give you the glimpse of the life of the world-famous people (Sherpa) which is also popular knowns as the mountain climbers, entre the Sagarmatha Nation Park, a world heritage sites, tour around the popular Buddhist monasteries. During the walk, you will also cross the beautiful and popular villages of the Khumbu region like Namcha Bazaar- the capital of the Sherpa settlement and the famous trade centre between the Khumbu and Tibet. With the sunrise and sunset views over the beautiful mountains, you will get to experience the Sherpa culture, religions and their warm hospitality. Tengboche monasteries- the small village where the oldest and the biggest monasteries of the Khumbu region is presents-Tengboche monasteries.
Trekking to the Everest base camp of Nepal also provides you with the opportunity to embark on the journey that Edmund Hillary and tensing Norgay state off and know more about their experience and their struggles. Your professional guide will lead you to the world's tallest mountains, Everest Base Camp package is which includes the adventure climbing to the Kalapather-the attractive viewpoint of the to enjoy the panoramic views of the Everest and other snow-capped mountains. Nothing beats the scene and the thrilling experience of walking through the beautiful nature, seeing the breathtaking snow-capped mountains.
Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking
Gokyo Lake Trekking is one of the beautiful and the fascinating trekking in the Khumbu region of Nepal which takes you through the beautiful trail of the rugged landscapes, off-beaten path through the Phakding, Namche and many more into the Gokyo Valley and offers you the unrivalled views of the world highest mountain Mt Everest, it's other surrounding peaks, glacier and many more. During this trek, you will also go through the hike to Gokyo Ri at the altitude of 5340 meters which offer you the incredible vies of the Mt Everest (8848 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters), Makalu (8481 meters), Cho Oyu (8201 meters and other snow-capped mountains which at more than the altitude of 8000 meters. You will also vie the Ngozumba glacier – the longest glacier of the Himalayan in Nepal. Everest Gokyo Lake also takes you to the lake- which is situated at the highest altitude in the world.
Everest Three passes trekking
The Everest Three Pass Trekking is considered as the most beautiful and the adventurous in the Everest region in Nepal and the trekking trail takes you to the three highest passes of the Everest region including the Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La. Visit the wonderful and magical glaciers and lakes, the unique Sherpa culture are the experience you will collect while following this trail as well as Himalayan flora and fauna, ever-flowing glacier rivers and glacier lakes, breathing view of world highest mountain, beautiful valley like Namche Bazar which is highly influenced by the Buddhist and Tibetan can add the glory in your trek, The amazing view of Choyo, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu, and other snow-capped mountains.
Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a popular walk through the diverse landscapes and the unique culture, tradition which completes with the rich mountain vistas, terraced fields, Gurung and Magar villages and a wide variety of the Himalayan flora and fauna, dense forest of bamboo and pine-covered with the blooms rhododendrons. The Annapurna Base camp trek takes you to the world's 10th highest mountains- Mt Annapurna and to its base camp which is at 4130 meters is one of the most adventurous as well as popular walk in the world. Moreover, you will reach your final destination via My Machhapuchhre (fishtail) which is revered by the locals for its unique beauty. Walking through the dense forest of the bamboo, pine and oak, following the up and down, walking through the steep hills, experience the Gurung, Magar and that's hospitality, enjoy their culture and tradition. thus trekking the Annapurna Base Camp is the popular choice for the outdoor adventure activities from the solo female traveller to the hikers traveling in the group to Nepal.
Annapurna Circuit Trek
The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most adventurous walks to the base of the world's 10th highest mountains, Mt Annapurna in Nepal. the trekking route of this trek changes its scenery and culture dramatically for subtropical forest, terraced and paddy field. Walking to the world deepest river gorges to the ice falls, a high mountain passes, and through the lap of the beautiful snow-capped mountain is the major highlights of the trek.
Passing the Manang valley, the trek starts with the views of Manaslu ranges, high Tibetan influence Buddhist villages and the dense forest of bamboo, pine, and oak through the Marshyangdi villages.
Walking to the high Thorong La Pass- the attractive views of the trek to enjoy the panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains including Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Tilicho Peak.
The trail continues with the entry to the mustang-the Hindu pilgrimage town of Muktinath and down to the Kali Gandaki valley, crossing the many interesting and charming villages of Marpha, enjoying the short exploring around the present small monasteries, narrow streets, and apple orchards. The final descend leads you Tatopani-the famous hot spring, to blow all your tiredness of the adventure trek.
Langtang region is also one of the most popular trekking region and a narrow mountain valley which is at the base of the central Himalayan. Langtang region is located at the north of the Kathmandu valley, the trekking route goes through the tradition and ethnic villages and the green dense forest of pine and oak covered with the blooms rhododendrons on the way to the peak of the Langtang-Lirung. The beauty and scenery of the Langtang region are very beautiful and spectacular, as well as the trek to this region are more adventurous as the area but this region is visited by very few numbers of the tourist. Langtang region has Nepal's first Himalayan national park which is popularly known as the Langtang National park.
Trekking to this region provides the opportunity to explore the local settlement, know more about the Himalayn flora and fauna along the way. Langtang Region trekking has many popular trekking like Langtang valley trek, Gosainkunda Trek, Helambu trek and many more.
The trekking offer the wilderness experience without being bored and tired, trekking to the Langtang region also offers the beautiful opportunity to explore the local culture, ethnic villages, oldest monasteries, glaciers, and many small and big peaks.
Best time to enjoy the tour in Nepal
One of the common questions we all will have when it comes to enjoying the outing vacation is" When is the best time to visit the place". In the case of visiting in Nepal too, you may have this question. So here we have given its answer.
However, Nepal celebrated different geography and climate variations and multi-cultural and multi-ethnic scenery which attract visitors almost all year around.
But the peak season to trek to Nepal is during the Autumn and spring season. The autumn season starts from late September to late November when the weather is very warm, pleasant, cry and dry. During this time, the weather is neither too cold nor too hot.
Spring season starts from March to May when the weather is very clear, less chance of snow-falls, and natural disaster in the Himalayn region, the flowers start to blooms and forest-covered with greenery.
With detail, here we have listed the best time to visit Nepal
Spring season continues from the months of March to May and the average temperature during this time is around 22-degree Celsius with the slight rainfalls at the night and clear skies in the morning.
This time of the year is for the new buds and the flower blossom. So it is also the best time to enjoying the adventure tour in Nepal as the weather is also very pleasant, the skies are clear and beautiful.
The temperature is also constant and average. You can also enjoy other adventure activities like Paragliding, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting in this weather. Rhododendrons blossoms with the beauty in the high hills will blow your mind. Thus it is one of the best tourist seasons in Nepal.
The summer season continues in Nepal from June to August months and the average temperature during this time is around 30-degree celsius. Summer season is also known as Rainy or Monsoon season. In this time of the year, the surface receives lots of rainfalls and is a season of farming.
This month is not considered good for the adventure hiking because the trekking trail will be very slippery and muddy, high chances of obstructing by the leeches, bugs, and mosquitoes while walking in the dense forest. But it is quite the best time to enjoy sightseeing around the popular city of Nepal like Kathmandu, Pokhara and so on. You can also enjoy the paddy plantation in the hilly. You can enjoy the spectacular views of the lush and green hills washed by the rainwater.
Autumn season in Nepal continuous from September to November with the average temperature ranges from 10-degree Celsius to 25 degree Celsius.
Autumn season is a pleasant time for celebrating the biggest Hindu festival Dashain and Tihar. During this period of the year, the weather is very warm, pleasant and dry with the clean and clear skies. It is pick season to enjoy both sightseeing as well as adventure tour in Nepal. during this season the paddy harvest, nature ripens in yellow. It is the time after the monsoon rain washes the whole surrounding. It means you can enjoy the clean environment scenery with the panoramic snow-capped mountain views. It is the popular season in Nepal where the temperature is quite stable, the weather is pleasant and the sky is clear, blue.
Winter season in Nepal continuous from December to February and the average temperature falls below the zero degrees celsius. It is the dry season in the year where the hills and the mountain will be bare. Mid-winter means the end of December offers the clearest views of the snow-capped mountains. But it is considered the best months to enjoy the adventurous tour as the temperature at the high altitude is low and the least visitors.
If you are planning to celebrate Christmas and New year from your town or in Nepal, then you can plan the tour to the central valley (Pokhara) or you can also go on the short tours like Ghorepani, Ghandruk, Namche Bazaar or short and easy hiking tour like Chisapani Nagarkot trek, sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley. Besides, if the extreme cold weather does bother you then you can also plan for the adventure hiking tour.
If you are planning to visit in Nepal, at first you should be clear about the purpose of the visit. Collect all your required information about the area of your interest. Look for the best tour guide and prepare well. Then you can travel to Nepal at any time of the year and in any season you like to. You can contact us for more about the trek as well as the detailed itinerary.