Nepal, contrary to its small size, has a lot to be explored. Both natives and tourists are seen jaunting down the various towns of the country, experiencing their historic charm. The country is also diverse in culture and nature that are worth exploring. A lot of this can be experienced during a holiday to Nepal on foot, or travellers can also rent a car for a self-dependent expedition in certain areas. The following are four amazing destinations to take a trip to while in the country:
Mount Everest Base Camp
The crest of the highest mountain peak in the world, Mount Everest, is about 8,848 metres above sea level. Its base camp is the prime attraction in Nepal, climbing which becomes a momentous achievement in itself for skilled mountaineers. This daring feat provides trekkers with an alternative to climbing the top, which is a costly affair and requires years of fitness training.
Chitwan National Park
The first national park of Nepal, it was acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 for preserving the regional wildlife and vegetation. Formerly known as Royal Chitwan Park, the term royal was removed after the dismissal of the monarchy. The word Chitwan translates into the heart of the jungle, and the place stretches for about 932 sq km in area in the eponymous district. Nepal tour packages often include accommodation in lodges or campsites in the national park area that organise elephant or Jeep safaris and guided jungle walks.
Considered as the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini is frequented by pilgrims from around the globe every year. It may take one or two days for travellers to perfectly explore all magnificent temples, peaceful atmosphere and alluring sceneries in Lumbini during their holiday to Nepal. A tomb, built by the Mauryan emperor, Ashoka, who is known to be a great follower of Buddhism, can also be seen here.
Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, is another place worth visiting. Fishing on Phewa Lake, while looking at the surrounding mountains, would fill visitors with delight. The place has facilities for a whole bunch of activities like paragliding, cliff jumping, pedalo riding or just relaxing at the charming lakeside, absorbing the sun. While hiking in the nearby mountains during their time in the country, travellers will get a panoramic view of the waterbody. Taking a trip to these four destinations with Nepal tour packages will fill explorers with immense joy, spirituality and appreciation for nature.