From breathtaking landscapes to one of the world’s most wonderful people, Nepal is indeed a destination worth visiting. Even after the earthquake tragedy in April 2015, Nepal continues to welcome foreign visitors to the country. The whole nation is still recovering from all the physical, mental, and emotional damages that the catastrophe had caused.
But that shouldn’t stop you from visiting one of the most beautiful places on earth. Anytime before the end of 2016 is a good time to visit Nepal. Here are some reasons why:
Budget-friendly options for everyone
The earthquake of 2015 may have left a great impact on Nepal’s economy, but this largely agrarian country has always been accessible to travelers of all types. Owing to the simplicity that defines the lifestyle of the average Nepalese, it’s relatively easy to get by with a shoestring budget.
More than ever today, tourism is the fuel that helps to empower Nepal’s damaged economy. Your partaking of the best that this scenic country can offer goes a long way in supporting its people. From hiking gears to quality textiles, visitors to Nepal are definitely spoilt for choice. On top of that, the natural wonders that Nepal is renowned for are majestic sights to behold, thereby guaranteeing your visit incredibly worthwhile.
The scenery will take your breath away, and that’s OK
Nepal’s beauty is influenced by its neighboring countries such as India, China, and Bhutan. You’ll always find snow there. And when they melt, they turn into the purest water you can find. Camping in Nepal is also wonderful. For breathtaking landscape views, visit:
- Everest Base Camp: Perfect for trekking enthusiasts who are seeking a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the most exciting, challenging, and thrilling trek in the world. From there, trekkers can venture to Kala Patthar, where they can get the best mountain views of Mt. Everest and its neighboring mountains.
- Tilicho Lake: Located in the Manang district, this popular destination stands at an altitude of 4,919 meters in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas. Those who cover the Annapurna Circuit will usually come across it.
- Panch Pokhari: It’s a group of 5 Hindu holy lakes in the Sindhupalchowk district. Known as a historical and sacred place in Nepal, it’s especially popular among Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims.
It’s truly a paradise for adventure junkies
There are plenty of activities to do in Nepal. Most people who visit Nepal are seeking enthralling once-in-a-lifetime experiences and awesome adventure. Whether you’re into mountain sports or water sports, Nepal has plenty of activities ready for you. Literally speaking, the sky’s the limit!
Novices who are reasonably fit can try trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) whereas the more experienced ones can attempt on trekking to the Everest Base Camp (EBC). Overall, traveling around the whole country can be challenging due to its mountainous terrains.
You don’t have to wait too long to find inner peace
Everywhere in Nepal is quite laid-back. It’s a great place to unwind and find serenity. Even in a place like Kathmandu, one can find peace and tranquility—and be away from the crowd for a little while.
And if you need a place to sit and read a book while you sip on the country’s local tea, there are plenty of great spots waiting for you to discover. Perhaps practice your “Om” at Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha. At night, one can look into the sky and gaze at the milky way.
Great cultural sites and heritage await you
There are more things to appreciate in Nepal than just majestic, world-class mountains. Nepal is home to amazing architecture with significant Hindu and Buddhist influences. There you’ll find four UNESCO world heritage sites and in Kathmandu Valley alone, you’ll find cultural attractions that have been highlighted by UNESCO for its history and artistic attributes.
For nature lovers, the Sagarmatha National Park and the Chitwan National Park which are recognized as two of the World Heritage Sites’ in Nepal are definitely worth the visit.
Tourism fuels the economy
We can learn so much from the Nepali people. Even after the tormenting incident in 2015, the people continue to build their country and pick up where they left before the earthquake struck their homeland.
By supporting the country’s tourism, you’re indirectly helping the people to survive in their current hardship. There are also many other ways to help them. Helping the locals to carry their market supplies is just one of the ways to do it. Alternatively, you can get in touch with NGOs in Nepal such as the Leo Club of Himalayas (Community and Rural Development), Nari Bikas Sangh (Women Services), Anaupcharik Shiksha Sewa Kendra (Educational Development), and other charitable organizations.
Its amazing landscapes are home to amazing wildlife
Nature lovers will be thankful to find an abundance of rich wildlife that inhabit Nepal. Animals that can be found there are tigers, river dolphins, elephants, rhinoceros, bears, crocodiles, and many more. Due to climate and geography changes, Nepal has also become a home to a diverse range of flora and fauna.
In Thailand and India, tigers and elephants are usually the highlights of the two countries. In Nepal, it’s the one-horned rhino that becomes the country’s local celebrity. One of the most beautiful big cats live in Nepal too—the snow leopard. Chances of seeing one is as rare as the animal itself. But who knows? Maybe you’ll come across one when you go into the wild!
Great landscapes, wonderful people, amazing nature, majestic mountains, rich cultural heritage, peaceful surroundings, and awesome adventure – Nepal has it all. What more can one ask for?