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Nepal Tourist Places: Best Places to Visit in Nepal

by Sachindra Vikram Singh
Nepal Tourist Places: Best Places to Visit in Nepal

Nepal Tourist Places: Best Places to Visit in Nepal

About Nepal- Roof of the Earth:

Nepal is a landlocked country in itself known for its lone survivor, whether people or wildlife; everybody in Nepal are fierce, bold, dynamic and kind-hearted in nature. Whenever somebody esteem about the highest mountain or eager to know the most top places on earth; the first name comes in his/her mind is “Mt. Everest and Nepal”.  The real-time experience and travel blog is in the context of “Nepal Tourist Places: Best Places to Visit in Nepal“.

Its multi-ethnic, multilingual and multicultural country which is internationally recognized as the Pride of Armed Force Gurkha. Sherpas people (Mountain Tribe) are widely famous across the world for toughness and bold nature who can climb the world’s biggest and deadliest mountains several times in a year. 

Home to the ten highest peaks in the world, Nepali people speak more than 150 Pahari (tribe language) languages. 

Moreover, they love to serve tourists like a god in their country. One of the oldest temples of Lord Shiva is “Pashupatinath Temple“, which is also a UNESCO world heritage site. 

Nepal Tourist Places: Best Places to Visit in Nepal

Nepal shares a border with Tibet (Control by China), India and Bhutan. Due to its location and water in the mountains, earthquakes are regular. But, in 2015, the earthquake damaged more than 50% of its GDP, and 5000+ people were killed in the natural disaster. 

Nepal’s economy solely depends on travel and tourism. It is the home to a variety of Ayurveda medicines and herbs. 

Land of Buddha: 

The world’s peaceful religion, i.e., “Buddhism” was established by a great man. His name is “Siddhartha Goutam Buddha” who founded Buddhism in 2500 ago. The religion’s founder considered an extraordinary well-being self-realized human, not God

The word “Buddha” means “Enlightened” where people utilizing morality, meditation, wisdom and spirituality to help awake truth of life. 

Nepal Tourist Places-Why is it the Centre of Attraction

  • Highest Peak in the World.
  • Wildlife. Owing to its geographical diversity, Nepal offers a large variety of plants and animals.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There are all-together 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal.
  • Adventurous Hub.
  • Land of Lord Buddha.
  • Food.
  • Lakes.
  • Affordable.

The Mountainous countries are surrounded by beautiful green and white mountains where people believe in unity in diversity. It has a joint border in south India, north Tibet (Chinese control) and southeastern Bhutan (Land of Thunder)

Nepal is covered with more than 75% of mountains and remarkable wildlife. Herb country holds mysterious culture, toughness among people, fresh and pure air quality, magical culture, peaceful monasteries, temples, mountain peaks, national park, towering willow trees, traffic-free city, and most popular quiet remote located riverside camping. 

Nepal offers the highest bungee jumping site, most top located airport in the world, most senior base camp trekking and breathtaking Annapurna base camp hike. 

Lovely culture and people make you fall in love with Nepal for sure. Finger licking delicious food, one of the best Dal-Bhat Beer Combo. You’re going to go crazy and miss this across your trip when you leave Nepal at the end of your trip to Nepal. It’s breathtaking, heart stolen whose memories will lie within you till your last breath. 

Location of Nepal:

Nepal is divided into seven provinces at the height of 80m to 4880m. It is the only country which is always independent without being a slave by any country. Not even a single empire, nation or person could rule Nepal ever in history. As the tremendous mighty Himalaya highly protects it. 

The Himalaya, Kangchenjunga, Mount Makalu and Annapurna ranges make this tiny country even more loveable. 

Kathmandu, the capital city, is also known as the wisdom of God. Spiritual sadhus are easy to find in the streets of Kathmandu as the people of Nepal are moreover devoted, spiritual and kind-hearted. 

How to Reach Nepal: 

Air:

Kathmandu international airport is the only airport that has connectivity of more than 50 flights in a single day across the world. 

Road:

Nepal via India side is the best gateway to reach. New Delhi is connected with the rest of the world. Also, frequent flight connectivity makes tourism hustle free at an affordable cost. In Nepal, you can find Bus/Taxi for your travels.

The Weather of Nepal:

More robust climate due to unpredictable conditions of Himalayan avalanches and height. No time for rain, snow and earthquakes. 

Usually, March to May is the best time whereas people also travel from September to November.

8°C to 24°C is the average temperature. Always carry an extra layer of warm clothes if you are planning to visit Nepal, especially from September to November. 

Best Time to Visit Tourist Places of Nepal:

April to May is the preferable time for travellers and tourists, where people come to visit from across the world. 

Recommended Budget to Visit Nepal:

Nepal is one of the cheapest countries to travel due to lower currency rates. 

The most recommended budget is to carry $3000 for a 15 days tour for a single person with the accommodation in a 5- star hotel. And if you are planning to climb Mt. Everest or preferably going to spend time in Camps. So, prices vary as per the tourists preferences. 

What to Eat in Nepal – Delicious and Tasty Nepali Dishes:

Momo's and Cha
Momo’s and Cha
  • Dal Bhat and Beer- Nepal’s best dish available at every location.
  • Gorkhali Lamb- immense mutton from Mountain Goats/sheep’s. 
  • Non-Vegetarian Thukpa- especially added vegetables and pieces of meat in between noodles.   
  • Momo’s and Cha is another street food; people used to have it in the evening. 
  • Newari cousin and Sel Roti; people used to have it for breakfast. 
  • Chanmari and Dhindo are other stunning dishes to have in the mountains.

Best Places to Visit in Nepal: Nepal Tourist Places:

Kathmandu- Kantipur (Ancient City of Glory):

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. It is famous for Temples, Monasteries, Stupas, and religious Monuments are the centre of attraction which every traveller loves to visit. 

Historical Durbar Square is the seat of royalty, which dates to the 12th century. 

Nepal Tourist Places: Best Places to Visit in Nepal-YTS
Kathmandu- Kantipur: Ancient City of Glory

It is also the “Home of dodge monkeys” around the temple of Swayambhunath. 

Kathmandu is a gateway to the rest of Nepal. 

Surprisingly people of Kathmandu, indeed the whole Nepali do not greet with a handshake, but they touch their palms and bow saying “Namaste” which denote “I salute the God inside you. 

Within 15km every historic place can be visited. 

Best Places to Visit in Kathmandu (Nepal):

  • Pashupatinath temple
  • Boudhanath stupa
  • Durbar Square
  • Thamel Market
  • Hanuman Dhoka (Royal Palace)
  • Kopan Monastery
  • Indra Chowk
  • Phulchowki valley
  • National Museum of Nepal
  • Best hotel in Kathmandu
  • Tiger Palace- Kathmandu
  • Crowne Plaza- Kathmandu
  • Hyatt Regency- Kathmandu

Mustang- Land Beyond Himalayas(one of the best Nepal Tourist Attractive Places):

Nepal Tourist Places: Best Places to Visit in Nepal
Mustang- Land Beyond Himalayas

I am 100% sure you all are thinking about all-time favourite American popular sports car Ford-Mustang. They took the name of the riding beast from this place only. 

It is the forbidden kingdom of Nepal. The only way to reach is by walking. But in the upper part of Mustang, people visited via bike as there are no roads. 

It is a complete off-road experience, which makes this place even more curious to the visitors. No electricity, no trails and no modern facility. Just you and nature. 

It requires permission to visit Mustang from the administrative government of Nepal. 

Places are wholly remote and offbeat located, and that is the reason only dare and crazy travellers try to visit. 

Best Places to Visit in Mustang- Land Beyond Himalayas:

  • Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Shri Muktinath temple
  • Dhumba lake
  • Thorung la pass

Pokhara- Jewel in the Himalayas:

Nepal Tourist Places: Best Places to Visit in Nepal
Pokhara- Jewel in the Himalayas

As per the BBC report, Pokhara is recognized as the 7th riskiest road in the world. The city lay in the Phewa lake and is the 2nd biggest city in the Himalayan mountains. Pokhara is famous for treks and hiking, which is surrounded by Temples, Stupas and Monasteries. 

Pokhara offers the most senior and the longest Zipline which reaches up to 140 mph at the height of 6070 ft. Vertical drop at almost 200ft which provides a view of Annapurna Ranges and Machapuchare Mountains at the height of 23000 ft. 

Near Pokhara, Sarangkot is located, which is famous for paragliding. Freshwater lakes offer boating and morning kayaking is quite popular whereas Pokhara offers international mountain museums and Gorkha Museum. 

Best Places to Visit in Pokhara(Nepal):

  • Shanti Stupa 
  • Phewa lake 
  • Sarangkot
  • Begnas lake
  • David’s Falls
  • International Mountain Museum and Gorkha museum
  • Best 5-star hotel to stay in Pokhara
  • Jal Mahal- Pokhara
  • Shangri La Villa Resort- Pokhara

Chitwan- Bharatpur:

Nepal Tourist Places: Best Places to Visit in Nepal
Chitwan- Bharatpur

In the southern part of Nepal, Chitwan jungles await wild-lovers for amazing experiences like no other. 

Chitwan, UNESCO world heritage site is famous for wildlife- One Horn Rhinos, Elephants, Tigers, Deer’s, Crocodiles and a variety of Birds. 

Dense forest of Chitwan is the home to wild- elephants. 

Popularly local villages and tour guides came to bat elephants, and that’s the heartbreaking experience in the reptile river crossing water. 

**Thing You Must not Miss- Elephant Safari**

Places in Chitwan Jungles:

  • Chitwan National Park
  • Biohazard Tal
  • CG Temple
  • Tharu Museum
  • Narayani and Rapti River
  • Hotel in Chitwan National Park
  • Meghauli Serai- A Taj Safari Resort
  • Barahi Jungle Lodge
  • Park Safari Resort

Annapurna Massif- Four Season one Trek: 

Nepal-Annapurna Mountain
Annapurna mountain is the 10th highest mountain on earth


Starting from Pokhara to Besisahar, roads are very tough. 

Annapurna mountain is the 10th highest mountain on earth. The area is protected under Annapurna Conservation Sanctuary. 

Mountain peaks, Glacier Lakes, are the primary centre of attractions whereas Mountain Yak in the remote villages are the lifeline to villagers and tourists. 

Peaks of Annapurna Ranges are famous though Annapurna Circuit. Three peaks are Annapurna-1 at 26000ft, Hiunchali at 21126ft, and Mount Machhapuchchhre at 22000ft. 

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek/ Annapurna Sanctuary Trek


Popular Treks: 

  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek/ Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
  • Jomsom Trek
  • Thorong La Trek
  • Ghorepani Trek 
  • Mount Machhapuchchhre Trek

Gokyo- one of the Best Tourist Places in Nepal:

Gokyo- one of the Best Tourist Places in Nepal
Gokyo-Solu-Khumbu district: Nepal

Gokyo is the origin of Mt. Everest from a small village in the Solu-Khumbu district. The only way to reach there is via trekking.

Best-located places on the eastern shore are the Third Gokyo Lake, Dudh Pokhari, Gokyo Cho. 

The village is situated at an elevation of 4750mt which makes it one of the highest villages in Nepal and the world. 

Best Places To Visit in Gokyo:

  • Gokyo Lake- Climbing and Adventure
  • Kala Patthar- Base Camp of Mt. Everest 
  • Cho Oyu Trek- 
  • Sagarmatha National Park
  • Lobuche Trek

Nagarkot-one of Best Places to Visit in Nepal:

Nagarkot-one of Best Places to Visit in Nepal
Nagarkot-one of Best Places to Visit in Nepal

Nagarkot is just 30km drive from Kathmandu. The Royal Fort town offers a majestic view of the Himalayas in the entire region as it is an altitude of 7000ft to its tourists. 

It has the eight spots of the widest Panormos of Himalayan Ranges out of 13. 

You can see the pictorial view of Annapurna, Langtang, Jugal, Everest, Himal and Rolwaling Ranges from Nagarkot in clear weather. 

Best Places to Visit in Nagarkot(Nepal):

  • Buddha Peace Park 
  • 12km Panoramic Hiking Trail
  • Paragliding 
  • Kailash Mahadev Statue 
  • Sunset Point 
  • Changu Narayan Temple

Lukla (one of the Fascinating Tourist Places in Nepal):

The world’s highest and most dangerous airport is located at 10000ft; a small trekker town, also known as Mt. Everest airport. Lukla is known for tough terrain and unbeatable weather conditions. 

Sherpa Community, i.e., local mountain tribes, are involved in hill farming and trekking business. 

Lukla is the gateway to Mt. Everest. Local lodges are accessible for food and stay. 

Due to its height and having less flight connectivity, the prices of flight tickets are highly high in the off-season. 

Best Places to Visit in Lukla:

  • Kangtega Climbing Mountain
  • Everest Viewpoint
  • Nachipang Village

Namche Bazaar/ Everest Base Camp Village Starting Point:

Mt. Everest village is the place to stock up essentials- shopping stalls line in the hilly streets, most of the shopkeepers are Sherpas or Tibetan. 

Large numbers of homestay and lodge, fine-dine cosine cafes and especially mountain bakeries are popular. 

Namche Bazar has a post office, telephone booth facility, internet connectivity and health posts.

Things to do it Namche Bazaar:

  • Hike to Everest Viewpoint
  • Coffee Houses
  • Namche Bazar Stupa
  • Lifting Trekking Gear in the Street

Kanchenjunga-one of the Best Nepal Tourist Places: 

Kanchenjunga
Kanchenjunga-Nepal

Kanchenjunga is the 3rd highest mountain in the world. It is located at 8586m in the eastern Nepal-Sikkim (India) Region.

It is one of the great Himalayan trails covering the east part of Arun Valley from beautiful conservation areas.  

Kanchenjunga is a home of various Snow Leopards, Red Panda, Wild Bear and many others. 

The route helps photographers to capture stunning Landscape photography and Alpine Grassland. 

Most Blissful Places to Visit in Kanchenjunga: 

  • Yuksom- starting point 
  • Phedang- small trail to Dzongri
  • Thanghing
  • Goecha La 
  • Lamuney to Base camp

How a Traveller or Tourist should Plan Trip for Nepal: 

***Route Plan for Mount Everest Base Camp 

Trek for 15 days requires experienced tour guides and a warm layer of cloths and hiking kit, which you can get from Lukla or Namche Bazar.  

Make sure you have enough currency along with you in Cash, as the ATM is closed for a week to restart due to shortage of electricity and weather conditions. 

  • Lukla- spent one day
  • Namche Bazar- spend three days to acclimatization your body
  • Tengboche Monastery- day to tour 
  • Dingboche take two days
  • Lobuche- 1 day 
  • Kala Patthar- clear view of Everest 1 day
  • Everest Base camp- base point Everest 1 day
  • Pheriche need one day 
  • Phortse – 1 day
  • Monjo- 1 day
  • Lukla- spend at least two days with local mountain tribes and fly away to Kathmandu. 

Travellers Takeaway:

Nepal is the country of records. It has the highest mountain in the world, the most upper water lake in the world, the highest concentration of world heritage sites in the world and many more. 

Nepal is the only country which can change the way of life, cognitive behaviour and the methods of the spirituality of an individual. It also introduces you to the lone survivors, tough Sherpas and Gorkhas, which are the world’s known community for deadly survival. 

Never depend on weather forecast in Nepal. Himalayas climate and environment can change within a minute. Always carry plenty of warm clothes, money (cash- only) and GPS if you are planning to trek in base camp. However, most of the people trek to base camp only. 

Touching anything with feet in Nepal and Kathmandu, in particular, is considered as an offensive act and lousy behaviour as people are moreover devoted to the methods and spirituality of Hinduism. There is a famous quote about Nepal, which says, “when in Rome, be like Romans’ ‘same in Nepal, Do it like Nepalese”.  The real-time experience and travel blog is in the context of “Nepal Tourist Places: Best Places to Visit in Nepal“.

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3 comments

Franca Whyte May 1, 2020 - 10:53 pm

Mother Earth along with mankind has co-created some of the most spectacular places on this planet. From sprawling cities to spectacular national parks, it is hard to keep your bucket list stagnant. Keeping in mind culture, food, and ease of travel, but the list you’ve made here is kind of interesting and nice. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Author May 2, 2020 - 8:46 am

Thanks for appreciation, Franca.

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Author June 1, 2020 - 9:32 am

I am glad you liked it, Franca!!

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