Nepal: Adventurers and Nature Lovers’ Paradise

Nepal is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world because of its rich history and culture, spectacular mountain ranges, scenic surroundings, historical and religious landmarks, and abundant wildlife. Nepal is a favorite destination among adventurers and nature lovers. The Himalaya mountain range which includes in its territory eight of the world’s ten highest mountains including Mount Everest which is the world’s highest mountain runs across Nepal’s northern and western section. Kathmandu is Nepal’s capital and largest city. There are many interesting places and things to see when in Kathmandu specifically in the old part of town where the old Royal Palace is situated. There are also interesting Pagodas and Indian temples as well as the Kumari Devi which is known as the residence of the living goddess.

Popular travel and vacation activities in this extraordinary place include trekking, peak climbing, mountain climbing, sightseeing, river rafting, jungle safari, fishing adventure, pony trek, mountain flight, mountain biking, and bungee jumping among others.

Trekking is probably the most popular tourist adventure activity in Nepal. There are many different trekking trips available in Nepal depending on your days of availability, physical capacity, and interest. Popular short treks can range from one to three days while long treks can take from a week to a month or a combination of treks that could last for months. Trekking gives you a chance to personally experience Nepal’s breathtaking natural scenery and be able to interact with the local people and learn about their culture and livelihood.

Some of the most popular treks in Nepal:

Everest Region Trekking

This region is known for the home of Sherpa people and the mysterious Yeti.

Muktinath Trekking

Muktinath is situated in north-center of Nepal with an elevation of 3800 m. Muktinath is a pilgrimage site for both Buddhist and Hindu. Its main shrine is a pagoda-shaped temple dedicated to lord Bishnu. It is believed that all miseries and sorrows are relieved once you visit this temple (Mukti = Nirvana, Nath = God). There are 108 water spouts on its walls where holy water pours.

Langtang Trekking

Langtang trekking area is being preserved by Langtang National Park. This trek offers scenic views of the mountains and its rich vegetation and wildlife. This area is home to some of the endangered species like the red panda and black bear.

Kanchenjunga Trekking

Kanchenjunga is the world’s third highest mountain. It offers its trekkers the most spectacular mountains views in the world. This region is restricted to organized expedition group and a special trekking permit is required for this region.