Top Tourist Attractions in Nepal
Nepal is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It is one of the top travel destinations for tourists. The cultural and natural diversity of Nepal makes it a prime attraction for tourists. In 2018 alone more than 1 million tourists visited Nepal. Inching closer to Visit Nepal 2020 campaign by the Nepal Tourism Board that number is estimated to reach 2 million. Thus as we get closer to 2020 here is a list of top Tourist Attractions in Nepal you must visit.
Listed as one of the best cities for travelers in 2019, Kathmandu is certainly the top tourist attraction in Nepal for tourists. Being the center and also the capital city there are lots of places you can visit. Apart from religious sites, there are also festivals and cultural events that you can visit. If you intend to stay for a short period then Kathmandu is the perfect city.
The main tourist attractions in Kathmandu include:
- Pashupatinath Temple
- Bhaktapur Durbar Square
- Patan Durbar Square
- Kathmandu Durbar Square
- Garden of Dreams
- Chandragiri Hills
Pokhara is another city located in central Nepal that is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Nepal. It is a perfect destination to travel all year round. The city provides you with views of great mountain ranges like Annapurna and beautiful scenery of lakes and hills. There are also various activities you can engage in like Paragliding, zip flying, cycling, camping, boating, etc. The nights are also lively with pubs and bars all around the city.
The main tourist attractions include:
- Phewa Lake
- Davis Falls
- Begnas Lake
- Mahendra Cave
- World Peace Pokhara
Chitwan National Park
Chitwan national park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Nepal. The national park is a sanctuary for many endangered species such as the one-horned rhino, Bengal tigers and more than 500 species of birds. The beautiful nature and scenery are perfect for jungle safari.
Located in the upper region of Solu-Khumbu at the height of 3,867 meters Tengboche is a religious Buddhist monastery. If you’re looking for a good trek then Tengboche is a great option.T he trip can range from 6-8 days depending on your situation. The main attractions include the highest monastery in the world. Excellent view of Mount. Ama Dablam and an even better view of Mount. Everest. The trip also takes you through the most dangerous airport in the world that is Lukla Airport. The trip also includes a stop at Namche Bazar with has the perfect view of Thamserku which is another top destination for tourists who visit the Everest Region.
The Birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha Lumbini is one of the holiest places in Nepal. There are various shrines, stupas, and also monasteries in this region which are great for religious travelers. World peace pagoda and the Maya Devi Temple are some of the top attractions in Lumbini. Being one of the most spiritual places and also a world heritage site is one of the best tourist destinations in Nepal.
Mustang is one of the most popular tourist attractions for both foreigners and locals in Nepal. Located in the northwestern region of Nepal Mustang is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. The northern region is a mostly barren desert while the lower regions are mostly filled with greenery. The unique geographical structures of Mustang make it really unique from other destinations in Nepal. This region is also perfect for hikers, cyclists, and even rock climbers. Finally, the top attractions include:
- Muktinath Temple
- Thupchen Gumpa and also
- The barren terrains and hills
Gosainkunda although may not be that popular but is a must-visit destination for tourists in Nepal. The trip to Gosaikunda starts with a trek from Chisapani or Dhunche. But Dunche is mostly preferred as the starting point. Situated inside Langtang National Park and also at the height of 4380 meters, Gosaikunda provides us with beautiful views of mountain ranges and ice-filled glaciers. Gosainkunda is an adventure tourist destination that has also been described as the most sacred pilgrimages for all Hindus. As it is not that popular it also provides an opportunity to explore the relatively unspoiled and underdeveloped section of Nepal.
The Dolpo region provides us with a glimpse of pristine mountain ranges, rich and diverse flora and fauna and even more of the most exquisite wildlife inhabitants. It also includes various ancient monasteries including the famous Shey Gumba which was built centuries ago making it one of the top tourist destinations in Nepal. Likewise, Other places of attraction include:
- Phoksundo Lake
- Shey Phoksundo National Park (Largest National Park in Nepal)
- Rara lake
- Tinje Valley
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