If you want to experience once in a lifetime adventures, spiritual experiences or just relax in the lap of mountains, your next trip should be to Nepal. You can go for any of the experiences or all three or more in a single trip. In this article, we will discuss the top ten things you can do in Nepal.
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Are you an adventure-seeker? Do you want to explore the angelic views of Himalayas? If YES, trekking in Nepal is the best option. Be it the short trek with moderate difficulty or relatively long trek with rigorous difficulty, Nepal, the land of trekking, offers you the best trek routes considering your time, budget and readiness to encounter the difficulties.
Some of the best trek routes are;
Everest Base Camp Trek
Plan your trip to the world’s famous trek route—Everest Base Camp. This trek offers you the spectacular view of the Everest and introduces you to the authentic Sherpa culture.
You can take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla – the starting point of the Everest Base Camp Trek. From there, you will get to explore the indigenous villages of Namche Bazar, Dingboche, Tengboche, and several Buddhist monasteries during the trekking.
Trek length: 14 days
Level of difficulty: Moderate
Accommodation: Lodges and Tea houses
Best month: September to December and March to May (Note: Not recommended during winter and Monsoon)
Price: USD 1440 per person.
Travel Insurance: Mandatory
Trek route: Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche-Dingboche-Lobuche-GorakShep-Everest Base Camp-Kala Patthar
Maximum Elevation: 5545 meters at Kala Patthar
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most explored and popular routes among the trekkers. You will be accompanied by the magnificent views of the Himalayas in every possible way.
See the real magic at Thorong La Pass, the ultimate attraction of Annapurna Circuit trek. You will be accompanied by no one but only mountains. You will be mesmerized by the bright sunlight falling on white-capped mountains.
During this trek, you will explore Muktinath, Manang valley and Jomsom valley. Scared to both Hindus and Buddhists, Muktinath is believed to be only placed with the presence of five elements of the earth.
We suggest you plan your trip during the October season to enjoy the maximum beauty of the Annapurna circuit trek.
Trek days: 23 days
Level of difficulty: Difficult
Accommodation: Tea Houses/Lodges
Best month: March-May and October-November
Price: USD 2,199 per person.
Trek route: Kathmandu-Syange-Chame-Ngawal-Nabag-Thorong Phedi-Thorong La Pass- Muktinath-Lubra Pass- Markha-Tatopani-Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Pokhara -Kathmandu
Maximum elevation: 5416 meters/17,769 ft.
Gokyo Lakes Trek
Willing to explore the astonishing view of Everest, without any physical sufferings? If YES, opt for this trek.
On this trek, you’ll walk along the remote and secluded tracks of the Everest region; explore the Gokyo village, Gokyo Lakes and Ngozumpa glacier.
Gokyo Ri also promises you the panoramic view of Mount Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Kanchenjunga.
Trek days: 11 days
Level of difficulty: Challenging
Accommodation: Tea house
Best month: Spring/Fall
Maximum elevation:5300 meter
Besides these, you can also opt for many popular treks like Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Ghandruk Dhampus Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Makalu Trek in Nepal. Himalayan Trekking is the best option for those trekkers who want to explore a variety of things.
2. Everest Helicopter Tour
Everest Helicopter tour is the cinematic paranormal helicopter flight to Everest If you want to see Everest and don’t want to trek, this is the best option for you. The 4 hours flights start from Kathmandu and will stop at 3 different destinations. Lukla, Everest Hotel, and Gorakshep 5545 m.
3. Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Kathmandu Valley comprises three cities namely Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur. Kathmandu, the Capital of Nepal is known as the city of temples. While in Kathmandu, you can explore UNESCO world heritage sites Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudha stupa, Baisi Dhara, Hanuman Dhoka Durbar squares and many other ancient places.
Never MISS the “Sandhya aarati ” at Pashupatinath. I guarantee you will enjoy this unique ritual.
You can also observe the cremation ceremonies at the bank of the Bagmati River.
Patan, the City of Beauty is the oldest among the three cities. While in Patan, you can visit Patan Durbar Square, Golden Temple (Kwa Bahal), Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk, Patan Museum, Royal Place, Golden Gate, and many more.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairab Nath Temple, Dattatreya Temple, Changu Narayan, Ta Pukhu (Siddha Pokhari), Kailashnath Mahadev Statue are some of the places that you should not miss in Bhaktapur.
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing not only provides the opportunity to explore the ancient valley but also to trace the origin and development of human civilization.
If enough time, make a trip to Nagarkot, Chandragiri, Kirtipur valley, Chobar, and near valleys. The antique spots inside Kathmandu Valley reflect the history of our monarch rules and have a unique significance