Travel in Nepal Insight for Trek Enthusiasts

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Nepal is the beautiful and friendly land with engaging people which is blessed with the many mortals and magnificent temples, monasteries and historical monuments in every turn.

Homes of the Sagarmatha (in the Nepali language)-iconic Mt Everest and its other surrounding snow-capped mountains making worthy to trek in Himalayan, Nepal.

Eight out of the fourteen highest mountains of the world lies in Nepal, trekking in Nepal means you will not forget to carry your camera in your hand all the times.

From every point, you will see the beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains. For example: travelling to Dhulikhel-one of the most popular destination to enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding mountain. It’s the very short hiking destination which lies in Kathmandu and best for those who have a very short vacation. Nepal's beauty is also in Pokhara city which is also known as the Lake City, its environment, pristine air, the magnificent backdrops views of the snowy peaks of the Annapurna Ranges, Dhaulagiri, views of the beautiful Phewa Begnas and Ru[a Lakes, also has been the subject of many travel writer.

From the short to the long hiking and trekking as well as the tour and walk on the wild side you will have many more other options to explore in Nepal. If you are searching for walking on the wild side then we suggest a tour of the Chitwan National Park and Bardia National park. This park is a UNESCO world heritage site and a home to many endangered animals such as one-horned rhino, Bengal Tigers, Crocodile, Dolphins and many more. Bardia National park is the largest wildlife area in the Terai region which covered 968 sq. kilometers of sal forest and grassland, here found one of Asia's largest stretches of tiger habitats.

Any tour in Nepal will not be completed without exploring the beautiful Kathmandu valley, which has the three ancient cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan, is the home of the seven UNESCO world heritage sites and also the home of the ancient sculptures, monuments, artistic temples, artwork and many more to explore.

While enjoying the sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley, be sure to visit these places: Kathmandu Durbar Square-home of Hanuman Dhoka-named after the monkey god, Hanuman. Patan Durbar Square-which lies in the heart of the Patan city, consist of three main Chowks is a UNESCO world heritage sites.

Adventure trekking and hiking are one of the biggest drawcards of Nepal, and also the best destination for the active travellers, offer the beautiful scenery for the adventure nature and seekers. Trekking in the Himalayan region, mountaineering has been more popular with other adventure activities like rafting, biking, fishing, hot air ballooning, bungee jumping and many more.

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Reason to Travel in Nepal

 Nepal is a country with rich nature with the vibrant culture and sense of history. Home of the eight out of 14 highest mountains in the world, it offers the magnificent environments for hiking and mountaineering as well as the world's best white water rafting.

It has the incredible variety of plants and animals species including more than 300 species of orchid, with over 800 varieties of birds. The main reasons to travel in Nepal are:

For Cultural tours

Nepal is a beautiful country like a melting pot for the many cultures and the religions in perfect harmony. Travelling to any region give the different experience and views, you will encounter people of various ethnic groups like you will see the majority of Newari in the Kathmandu valley mixed with many different ethnic groups migrated here. In the lower hill or hilly region, you will see Brahmins and Chhetri along with many other peoples. As you climb higher, you will encounter the dense settlements of Tamangs and Magar in the hilltops, hiking up in the mountain region you will see the majority of the region is covered by Tharu, Bhote and Sherpas people. Religions here vary from Hindu to Buddhist, To Christians and Muslim. The naïve leaving in the higher region are Buddhist as they are highly influenced by the Tibetan Buddhist Culture.

Walk on the wild side of Chitwan and Bardia national park, to view the rich variety of wildlife.

The ancient architecture of the Kathmandu valley exploring the beautiful UNESCO world heritage sites including Swyombhuntha, Boudhnath, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu, Patana and Bhaktapur durbar square.

Let's talk about some of the famous cultural tours in Nepal

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Kathmandu-the capital city of Nepal is the city of gods and the goddesses, this city covers many numerous religious and historical sites. There are many worth visiting places in this city which carry much religious and historical significance. During the tour, you will explore the famous UNESCO listed world heritages sites and other popular religious sites of the Kathmandu.

Normally the visitors separate one day to explore this whole city, well you can explore it in a day, but due to the time limitation, you may have to explore some few places among. The one day city tours begin after having the early breakfast visiting the religious and the cultural sites of the Kathmandu including

Swyombhuntah

Swyombhunath is well known as "Monkey temples" is the aged-old sites listed in the UNESCO World Heritage sites and worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhist due to its unique structure and well-preserved age-old history. This temple is located in the middle of the city in the hilltops offer the wonderful views of the whole city-Kathmandu.

The complex of Swyombhunath is consists of Stupa and of many shrines and temples. Exploring around these temples gives you the enjoyment and refreshing feeling, here you can also see many Tibetan monasteries, museum and library. The main stupa of the area has the beautiful eyes of Lord Buddha and eyebrows painted on.  With many small streets shops, a restaurant which serves the local cuisine and many hotels to stay exploring temples will not be bored and tiresome.

There is two access points to reach the temples, one is from the eastern sites- along staircase which is directly leading to the main platform of the temples and the others is from the south, through the main gates.

Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath is also one of the famous sacred Hindus temples in Nepal which is located on the back of the holy Bagmati Rivers. The temple is well known as the Pashupatinath and listed in the UNESCO World heritages Sites for being the scared and the oldest temple in Nepal. There are many temples, ashrams, images which are preserved and raised over the centuries along the bank of Bagmati Rivers.

Many famous festivals area celebrated there throughout the years and thousands of people attend the festivals. The main festivals celebrated here are Maha Shiva Ratri, Teej and Bala Chaturthi. Furthermore compared to the other festival you will see more crowds during Shiva Ratri, Trej festival- the most celebrated festival by the women for the prosperous and the long-life of their husband. But if the crowd doesn't bother you then these periods of the time throughout the years gives you the great opportunity to know more about local’s culture, tradition, be familiar with them and many more.

Boudhanath

Well after visiting Syombhunath, you will see Boudhnath similar to Swyombhunath. Yeah, it is pretty more similar with the Swyombhunath in the structure but carry the different history.

Boudhnath is considered as one of the largest unique structure stupas in the world and also due to its uniqueness, history and design; it is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  The Boudhanath stupa was built around the 5th century. Talking about the structure, it is around 36m high made in unique three-level mandala style stricture, with eyes of the Buddha painted on it. Here you will see many monks and the people who are following the Buddhist religions roaming around. During the Buddhist festival, you will see the Buddhist religion flocks in a thousand here.

Being in the quote area, very peaceful, with unique shapes, many more to explore and design it attract many visitors yearly. Exploring here gives you the worthy experience and refreshes your whole body.

For adventurous tours

This beautiful country, Nepal also offer many adventurous activities which can be done within a day hike or in a week, months walking from the very low altitude to summit of the world highest peaks, crossing through the suspensions bridges, walking through the dense green forest covered with the beautiful blooms rhododendron. If you are seeking for the adventure journey, then it's better to search the one you want here:

Short 1-3 days hiking In Nepal

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the best short trekking routes in the Annapurna regions best for the one looking for short hiking best offer the views as the long trekking to the altitude does, walking through the beautiful scattered villages, crossing the dense green forest covered with the colourful blooms rhododendrons, with the jaw-dropping snow-capped mountains scenery.

 Trekking this trek means you will get to see the best sunrise views over the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. It offers the best trekking experience without the risks of the altitude sickness, so this trek is best for the first time trekkers.

Poon Hill, the major attraction of the trek also well known as the attractive views point of the region, it offers the best sunrise and sunset views over the amazing snow-capped mountains including, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, Himchuli and many other surrounded peaks.

Nagarkot-Chisapani Hike

Nagarkot-Chisapani Hike

Nagarkot Chisapani Hike is also the short and popular day hike around the Kathmandu valley. This trek is short and easy which can be done in a day too, this day hike is perfect for those who have very limited times, and enjoy the countryside walks with the breathtaking views of the Kathmandu valley and back-dropping views of the snowy mountains.

The best part while hiking is to walk through the scattered villages of the locals with the evergreen forest, knowing about the locals, their lifestyles within a very short period of time. This hike is best for those who want to be in a quiet and peaceful place for a few days without the risks of altitude sickness.

Best Trekking Destination in Nepal

Everest Region

Everest Region Trek

Everest region, also known as Khumbu region is the famous trekking destination in Nepal lies in the northeastern part of Nepal, located at the Solukhumbu District. The famous Sherpa settlements, the jaw-dropping views of the world iconic peaks, the charming settlement of the people in the Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Khhumjung and other villages on the hills, walking from the 3300 meters to  8848 meters to the summit of the world highest peaks Mt Everest, walking through the Sagarmatha National park and Sagarmatha National Park Buffer, exploring the wildlife flora and fauna, viewing the many rare species here including Himalayan Thar, Red Panda, and other animals like Snow-leopard, monkey and so on. Following the steps of the famous trekkers, crossing the adventurous and thrilling suspension bridges, through the dense forest covered with the colourful rhododendrons and other flowing plants, walking through the different topography, following the up and down route is the major highlights of the region.

Trek to Everest Region sarts with the scenic and adventurous flight to Lukla and hike to padding, Namche Bazaar- famous for the dense Sherpa Settlements, Tengboche village- famous for Tengboche monastery-one of the oldest and the highest monasteries in the region, crossing Dingboche villages to reach the Gorakshep/ Everest base camp-the final destination of the trek. Reaching to the base of the world highest mountain, it common to drop your jaw by viewing the snow-peaks but wait there is still a place which will blow your mind its- Kalpataher which is at the maximum elevation and the attractive viewpoint of the trek. It offers summit of the surrounding views without any disturbance. You may not see the summit views of the Everest from the Base Camp because it is blocked by Nuptse but from this vantage point, you will see the summit views of the every surrounding peak.

So trekking to the Everest region is really a worthy trek! Go through our Everest Region Trekking Packages.

Annapurna Region

Annapurna Region

Annapurna Region is the second popular trekking destination then Everest region in Nepal. located in the western part of Nepal, it covered other famous trekking regions like Dhaulagiri region, Kali Gandaki regions and Annapurna itself. Trekking to the 10th world highest mountain Mt Annapurna listing in the eight-thousander Ultra, trekking here is really worthy. Bonded by the Kali Gandaki gorges on the west, the Marshyangdi River on the north and east and by the beautiful Pokhara valley on the south, every walk to this region is very fruitful. The magnificent views of the Mt Annapurna, Mt Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Machhapuchre are visible throughout in the clear days. The entire trek to the Annapurna region is very classic and legendary which revolves around the Annapurna ranges, kali Gandaki gorges, river valley- the deepest gorges and the valley. Waking through the Annapurna Conservation Area, walking through the scattered villages of the Gurung and Magar peoples on the hills, crossing the dense forest of the pine and oak-covered by the blooms flowing plants, crossing the adventurous suspension bridges. This beautiful Annapurna sanctuary trek takes you the Annapurna Base Camp.

The Poon Hill is the attractive views point of the region which offers the sunrise and sunset views over the beautiful snowy-peaks including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Himchuli and many other surrounding peaks.

Starting with the different adventure activities like Paragliding, Rafting, Boating in pokhara and sightseeing city touts in both Kathmandu and Pokhara city, the trek starts with very refreshing and breathtaking. Annapurna region does not lack both natural and cultural beauty; one can enjoy the new beauty and the experience in every step of the walk in the region.Go through ourAnnapurna Region Trekking Packages.

Langtang Region Trekking

Langtang Region Trekking

Situated at the north of the Kathmandu, Langtang region is very beautiful trekking destination in Nepal and is very famous for its natural beauty and its remote lifestyles, charming ethnic villages. Bodarding with the Tibet, this region have many more to explore and view, provide you with the panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains and glacier around theirs. The many villages of the Langtang region are known as the Valley of the glacier. Langtang region is the only trekking region which is near to the capital city.

Rich in both culture and nature, exploring each village gives you the different culture, religions, arts and traditional settlements villages who is still following the ancient religious practices and beliefs, with the magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains like Langtang Himal, Mt Changbu, Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Yala Peaks and many unnamed surrounding peaks. Entering this region, you will be heartily welcomed by the locals, get to experience their warm hospitality, local foods, remote lifestyle.

Walking with the Himalayan yak and goats, viewing the local's daily activities, walking through the different topography, from the valley to dense forest of the hill to the desert lands, gives you the up and down experience.

Langtang region is the home of the Langtang Himal and many age-old culture and heritage. So exploring this region is truly fruitful with a lifetime experience.

Go through our Langtang Region Trekking Packages.

Final saying

Nepal is a wonderful, worthy and family-friendly destination, which offers all the adventure as well as cultural activities including wildlife safari, rafting, natural - hiking, cultural excursion and many more. So travelling and trekking here is really worthy. To know more about the travel and trekking destination in Nepal please contact us: nepalhikingtrek.com

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