Nepal is undoubtedly one of the most preferred world destinations for travellers looking for a budget vacation. Nepal promises to offer a culturally enthralling experience amidst the beautiful physical expanse and enchanting mountains. Once you are there, the experience will be totally out of the world.
There are a hundred reasons to visit Nepal, some of them being to enjoy its natural beauty, understanding its rich heritage, tasting the delicious local delicacies, and visiting its age-old temples. Other reasons include:
- Trekking on the Annapurna range which is one of the world’s top 10 trekking routes.
- Sightseeing eight out of world’s fourteen highest peaks which also include Mount Everest.
- Enjoying the vast expanse of ecosystem and bio diversity.
- Partaking in adventurous activities like river rafting, jungle safaris, rock climbing, kayaking, paragliding, zip lining, bungee jumping, hot air ballooning, and much more.
- Taking a walk through history and getting to know different World Heritage Sites in Nepal. Kathmandu Valley alone houses seven of these sites.
- Mingling with the natives belonging to different cultural backgrounds and speaking different languages.
Nepal is a land-locked country that has seen little external influence in the past few decades. The neighbourhoods depend on their trade and make their livelihood by transporting materials of basic necessity on foot/carts from mountains to mountains and villages to villages. While taking a stroll in Nepal’s neighbourhoods, visit Ason Tole to enter a colourful world of narrow alleyways and intermingling natives. Walk a few kilometres away from Kathmandu and land yourself in the ancient sites of Patan and Baktapur.
Furthermore, Nepal has been a host to the foreign travellers for more than fifty years now. For centuries, Kathmandu has welcomed a mix of people from both India the Caucasoid traders) and the Tibetan plateau (the Mongoloid traders). These people brought with them varying recipes and spices which led to formation of a delicious palate. The Nepalese cuisine includes Khas or Pahari cuisine that is a staple meal taken twice a day; Himalayan cuisine is consumed by many ethnic groups in the Himalaya and Trans-Himalaya region; and Thakali cuisine is taken by Thakali people residing in the Thak-Khola Valley. Apart from this, tourists returning from adventurous expeditions are also treated to a number of mouth watering dishes at various tourist hang-outs in Nepal’s bustling marketplaces.
Another reason that will make you fall in love with Nepal is its festivals. Tihar and Dashain are celebrated with full enthusiasm where people come together on the streets and decorate their homes, shops and the entire neighbourhood in lights and colours.
This being said, perhaps the topmost reason of visiting Nepal remains in the fact that it nestles in the luxurious lap of the great Himalayas. Being the world’s greatest and mightiest mountain range, the Himalayas offer beauty and serenity on a platter.
If you are planning a trip anytime soon, make sure you do your hotel bookings in Nepal in advance. The country can be visited anytime throughout the year, and to avoid rush hours, make sure you are able to land the best hotel for yourself. It’s going to be one of the greatest journeys of your life and you would want to make every possible arrangement to make it last forever!
Simon Hopes, an entrepreneur, who is very passionate about internet & technology businesses. Setup an Online Travel business – www.mytrip2nepal.com, to enable Nepal travel to a worldwide audience through the internet. Within a span of 1 year, MyTrip2Nepal was working with 2000+ travel agents, who work on the Internet based Booking platform. Additionally more than 20000+ customers had brought travel services from MyTrip2Nepal through the Call Center and Web interface in the first year. It continues to provide online bookings for Flights, Hotels, Nepal Tours & Car Rentals, and progressively growing as a business.