Nepal is a beautiful travel destination famous for the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest and as the birthplace of Buddha. But, traveling in Nepal is a lot more than just viewing mountains and exploring Buddhism. The government of Nepal has declared 2020 as a tourism year with amazing activities one can take part in. These activities range from fun to extreme, short to long and can fit different types of holiday plans. This is why we think you should visit Nepal in 2020.
Explore the isolated Himalayan landscape, people and culture
Trekking is the most popular activity in Nepal. The outstanding views of mountains, glaciers, rivers, waterfalls and the thrill of conquering great altitudes away from most of the luxuries of life can totally justify why. There are various easy to challenging treks that can be completed within 3 days to trek that takes 20+ days. It’s all up to you to decide which one you want to complete.
Most of the people living in the mountains also have a rich tradition that is preserved by them through generations. Trekking in the Himalayan region mostly takes you to high altitude and holy lakes, mountain base camps, mountain passes, sunrise/sunset viewpoints and ancient valleys. There one can eat local food, sleep in the lap of nature, and live away from the hustle bustle exploring life’s different aspects.
Sightseeing in the vibrant and culture rich cities
Trekking can take a lot of planning, courage and preparation. If trekking is not for you this holiday, there are tours in various parts of Nepal which can be equally rewarding but doesn’t require you to strain yourself. Just like treks, there are also a variety of tours with different range of duration and luxury. The most popular Kathmandu city is full of art, architecture, cultural and heritage sites and amazing viewpoints. Other cities to go sightseeing are Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini, Palpa, Nagarkot, etc. All these cities are full of amazing places to visit like lakes, temples, monasteries, palaces, museums and many more. Major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara are also full of places like bars, spas, live music where you can chill and spend your leisure time. Beside all that, be a bit experimental and try all for the local foods which might or might not be a bit spicy for you!
Get ready for various exciting and thrilling activities
If you are an adventure lover, Nepal has some outstanding activities for you. For single day adventure one can go for sports like bungee jumping, skydiving, paragliding, rafting, etc. The thrill of jumping off a helicopter, experiencing freefall, fighting against the wave of forceful rivers, flying like a bird all combined with the amazing natural beauty makes Nepal unique destination for these activities. All of these adventure sports in Nepal are operated with international guidelines and latest technology. For multi-day adventure combined with trekking long distance traveling, you can either go multi-day rafting or peak climbing. Among 326 peaks officially available for climbing and mountaineering, there are several mountains you can climb with only medium technical skills. Another fun and adventurous thing to do during your Nepal visit are helicopter tours and mountain flights.
Explore the exotic wildlife and biodiversity
Trekking or enjoying a safari inside national parks of Nepal lets you visit exotic animals in their natural habitat. Famous national parks for safari are Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park, home to one-horned rhinoceros, hyenas, leopards, tigers, wild elephant, swamp deer, Gangetic dolphins etc. In addition to these mammals, there are also various reptiles like crocodiles and hundreds of species of birds. While trekking, one can explore the rare plant and animal species of Sagarmatha National Park, Annapurna Conservation, Langtang National Park, etc, with forests mostly covered in pine, rhododendron, juniper, fir, etc.
Spend your holiday or special occasion with your loved ones
Travelling in Nepal should not always be about giving up luxury and living a minimalist life. If you want to visit Nepal in 2020 to celebrate, honeymoons, anniversaries and other special occasions, there are a multitude of ways to make it romantic. Luxury 5-star hotels in Nepal with aesthetically pleasing interior, elaborate designs and outstanding modern and traditional architecture are ready to give you some royal treatments. Luxury tours are designed to let you explore the beautiful aspects of Nepal without you having to worry about anything.
Retreat from your regular life and explore your spirituality
Nepal is a country where Lord Buddha was born. If you want to spend your holidays away from the materialistic way of life serving and growing spiritually, Nepal is the perfect destination. Kathmandu city is bustling each day and it may not seem like a place for retreat, but there are several meditation centres providing you indoor and outdoor activities according to your preference. Vipassana Meditation Centre, Tapoban, Nepal Yoga Institute are few to name inside the Kathmandu Valley. Even if you don’t want to be a disciple and explore spirituality on your own, there are several isolated places to tour or trek to where you can find solitude and outstanding beauty of nature.
There is at least one reason among all that you may want to spend your holidays in Nepal this 2020. Listen to your heart and pack you bags to make some unforgettable memories. It can prove to be the best decisions you will ever make.