As indicated by Nepal’s Ministry of Tourism, bona fide visitor rehearses intertwine wild and experience works out, for example, mountain biking, bungee ricocheting, shake climbing and mountain climbing, trekking, climbing, adolescent watching, flights, paragliding and hot air reaching out finished the mountains of Himalaya, looking into the courses by canal boat, kayak or kayak and wild safaris particularly in the Terai area.
7. Religious & Cultural Areas
There are many religious sites in Nepal. Pashupatinath of Kathmandu, Swargadwari of Pyuthan are some examples. Buddhism is the best minority religion. The World Heritage site at Lumbini, which is, for the most part, thought to be the starting phase of Gautama Buddha, is a fundamental voyage site. Another obvious Buddhist site is Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple, in Kathmandu.
Nepal boasts a distinct and diverse culture that is spectacular and unforgettable. From Stupas to Temples, from Gumbas to Masjids, name it and you have them all under a single country. The shrines and temples that are not only sacred but are also known for their absolute beauty. Besides enlisted World Heritage Sites, Nepal offers the view of various religious and culturally rich temples and stupas.
Kathmandu is referred to as “city of temples”. Some of the famous temples of Kathmandu valley are Guhyeshwari Temple, Budhanilkantha Temple, Bajrayogini Temple and others.
Muktinath Temple holds significant for both Hindus and Buddhists. The temple is located in Muktinath Valley, Mustang space. Janakpur city holds a great history. Janaki Temple is a famous temple of Janakpur.
Badimalika Temple in Bajura, Gadhimai Temple in Bara, Halesi Mahadeva Temple in Khotang, Manakamana Temple of Gorkha, Sworgadwari Temple of Pyuthan, Dantakali Temple of Vijaypur Hill, are some of the famous temples in Nepal.
Dang valley is a sanctified place for Hindus and also wonderful religions. Kalika and Malika Devi in Chhillikot incline, Ambekeshawori safe house, Krishna shield, Dharapani asylum are among the purified puts in Dang district.
The chillikot slant is correspondingly a not too appalling spot for visiting and what’s more an outdated château of a pro.
Muktinath is a blessed place for Hindus what’s more Buddhists. The site is arranged in Muktinath Valley, Mustang space.
Badimalika safe house in Bajura District, Gadhimai Temple in Bara domain, Halesi Mahadeva asylum in Khotang. Bhageshwori Mandir in Nepalgunj are additionally some undeniable safe houses in Nepal.
8. Fowl Watching – Nepal is the home of 876 types of winged animals
Nepal is additionally a sanctuary for winged animal watchers everywhere throughout the world. It is a goal for geographic specialists and individuals who think about greenery as well. Be that as it may, it is more basic for winged animal watchers and ornithologists as Nepal has more than 879 types of feathered creatures. Among these species, two are endemic species which are discovered just in Nepal.
The Spiny Babbler is discovered just in Nepal. Thirty-Two types of flying creatures among these are internationally debilitated species. Among these, 19 winged animals are close undermined, and there are 15 confined range types of flying creatures in Nepal.
Nepal is an ideal spot for transitory feathered creatures to remain a couple of months; consequently, fledgling watching is significantly more prominent in the transient season. In the event that you are a flying creature devotee or an ornithologist, at that point, definitely, you should visit Nepal in 2020.
9. Flag of Nepal – Nepal is the only country with a non-rectangular flag
Nepal is an exceptional nation in its own particular manner, and this uniqueness is likewise reflected in the banner of Nepal. Nepal is the main nation with a non-rectangular banner. While you can see the banner of Nepal from any edge of the world, it really bodes well to visit this remarkable and delightful nation to understand what influences this nation to emerge from the rest.
Nepal’s banner is a rearranged mix of two single triangles. The shade of the banner is blood red, the shade of rhododendron (the national bloom of Nepal). The blue fringe implies peace. The banner has two insignias, the sun, and the moon.
Nepal is a special nation in its own unique way, and this uniqueness is likewise reflected in the flag of Nepal. Nepal is a unique nation with a non-rectangular flag. Indeed it is the world’s only non-quadrilateral flag that acts as both the state flag and civil flag of a sovereign nation.
While you can see the flag of Nepal from any edge of the world, it really bodes well to visit this special and delightful nation to comprehend what makes this nation stand apart from the other.
Nepal’s flag is a unique flag having an incredible combination of two single triangles. The shade of the flag is crimson red, the color of rhododendron. In present-day times, the flag’s symbolism has developed to incorporate several meanings.
The blue border referred to peace and harmony while the crimson red referred to the bravery of the Nepalese. The flag has two symbols, the sun, and the moon. The triangular shape of the pennons initially represented the Himalayas, with their sizing indicating significant families – Shahs for the upper, and the Ranas underneath.
Another theory is that the two points represented peace and hard work, utilizing the symbols of the moon and sun respectively. However, the modern and government authorized portrayal is of Hinduism and Buddhism, the principal religions of the nation.
The incorporation of the heavenly bodies demonstrates Nepal’s permanence and the expectation that Nepal will enjoy a similar life span as that of the Sun and the Moon. Furthermore, the stylized moon implies to the calm demeanor and purity of the soul of the
Nepali people, while the stylized sun implies to their fierce strength. Further, the moon likewise implies to the cool climate of the Himalayas, whereas the sun implies to the warmth and the high temperature of the Terai.
This is another of the main 10 reasons why you should visit Nepal in 2020. Nepal is a nation loaded with an extensive number of religions and individuals of various societies remaining together in entire amicability. No blood has ever been shed in this nation on account of religious unrest or misconception.
11. Established and society moves of Nepal
This peace-cherishing country likewise has more than 123 dialects talked here. All individuals, with various tongues, be that as it may, remain in entire agreement with each other and every individual has held their own dialect and custom to the plain center.
To see the awesome exhibit of customs, societies, and dialects talked in Nepal, visit the nation at whatever point conceivable. The national dialect of Nepal is anyway Nepali. A normal taught individual can communicate in English in Nepal henceforth dialect is certifiably not a major issue when visiting this wonderful nation.
12. Kathmandu – Also known as a city of sanctuaries
The primary city you will see when visiting Nepal is Kathmandu. Kathmandu is another of the significant reasons why you should visit Nepal, in 2020. While Nepal had been hit by an enormous quake in the year 2015, it has figured out how to renounce its engineering delights into its previous greatness.
Kathmandu is appropriately called as the city of sanctuaries as a result of the plenitude of sanctuaries found there. Kathmandu has a few World Heritage Sites under its collars. These destinations are areas of generous structural significance, displaying the craftsmanship and creative nature of the peace-cherishing Nepalese.
The city of sanctuaries exhibits design in its unadulterated crude frame, and you should visit the city at any rate once in your lifetime.
13. See the highest altitude lake
The Tilicho Lake, the highest altitude lake of Nepal is situated at an altitude of 4,949m above the sea level. It is the world’s highest altitude lake for its size in the world, even though there are lakes at higher altitude even in Nepal, and larger, higher lakes in Tibet. The pathway may be a little difficult as you have to trek along with the landslides affected area. However, once you reach there, you don’t want to leave the place having the view of the stunning blue lake.
Tilicho Lake is the goal of one of the most prominent side hikes of the Annapurna Circuit trek. It was the site of one of the most elevated ever altitude scuba dives.
This lake also carries religious significance. Hindus accept that it is the ancient Kak Bhusundi Lake referenced in the epic Ramayana. The sage Kak Bhusundi is accepted to have initially advised the happenings of Ramayana to Garuda – ruler of birds, close to this lake. The sage took the form of a crow while recounting the story to Garuda. Crow means Kag in Sanskrit, subsequently the name Kak Bhusundi for the sage.
14. Jungle Safari
Nepal is not only famous for mountain trekking and hiking worldwide yet, in addition, offers for the adventurous jungle safari. Jungle safari is a phenomenal experience where tourists can get an opportunity to see wildlife such as Bengal tiger, Musk deer, Elephant, One-horn Rihno, Gharial, Blue bull, and numerous other endangered types of animals, birds and so on. You will also know the traditional life of local people, variety of language and costumes.
The most popular jungle safari in Nepal is Chitwan National Park, Bardiya National Park, Shuklaphant National Park and Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.
Chitwan National Park is one of the oldest national parks of Nepal. Chitwan National Park offers jeep safari in the jungle around the national park where there is different species habitat.
It has 68 mammals species, 600 species of birds and 55 species of amphibian and reptiles. Chitwan is generally famous for One-horn Rhino and Bengal Tiger, the king of the jungle. Other than tiger and rhino incorporates various species of mammals for example sloth bears, wild dogs, golden jackals, jungle cats, wild buffalo, etc.
Likewise, this national park includes various types of birds like peacock, white-throated kingfisher, male paradise flycatcher, woodpeckers and others. Furthermore, it includes various types of snakes, python, crocodile, gharial, etc.
Jungle Safari in Bardiya National Park is also an incredible experience, and it is the biggest and most undisturbed national park. It has become the home to imperiled Royal Bengal tiger and One-horn rhinoceros. Geologically the dense forest is cover by different elements of Sal, Savannah, grasslands with different wildlife. This park includes 53 types of mammals, 400 types of birds and 23 types of reptiles and amphibians.
Another jungle safari in Nepal is possible in Shuklaphant National Park. It stands out among the most preserved examples of floodplain grassland and part of the Terai-Duar savanna and grasslands ecoregion. Shuklaphant contains 46 species of mammals, 28 fish species, 423 species of birds, 12 reptiles and amphibian.
The jungle safari in this national park is explored through jeep. This park has various species of wildlife for example Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, elephant, Swamp deer, grey-headed fish eagle including reptiles numerous kinds of snakes, cobra, python and mugger crocodile.
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is the smallest protected area in the Terai region of eastern Nepal. It is established with the aim to preserve the birds and wild buffalo Arna.
There are more than 280 types of birds in the wildlife reserve in which watercock, Indian Nightjar, striated grass bird, large adjutant stork and numerous others. Regardless of birds, there are 31 species of mammals recorded. Wild Buffalo is a secured animal in this reserve including Asian elephant, spotted deer, wild boar, golden jackal, in which the number of Gaur and Blue bull has declined.
Likewise, incorporated the endangered Gharial, crocodile, and Gangetic dolphin have been protected in the Koshi River. This reserve has 200 species of fish as well as various species of snake.
Nepal is a nation with a great range of the Himalayas, lush green hills, valleys and some plain land which are topographically favorable as adventure playgrounds in nature.
The nation has a gigantic scope of possibility to offer various adventure sports to appreciate voyagers its real rewards. It sparkles splendid with extents of kayaking, bungee jumping, canoeing, paragliding, sky diving, ultralight flight , hot air ballooning, rock climbing and many more.
Kathmandu and Pokhara are the cities famous for adventurous activities. The adventurous sports like Bungee Jumping over the thundering Bhote Koshi at 160 meters over the ground, paragliding through the clouds of Pokhara to look down on the elevated perspective of the city, mountain biking on thrillingly rough terrains to quench the thirst of thrill-seekers and white stream rating on the gushing rivers are only available in Nepal.
If you are even more of a calm hiking person, there are lots of hiking areas all through the nation, at least more than 5 in the capital itself. In case if you are a greater amount of an observe-and-learn person, visits to different parts of the country are your most solid bet.
Your incredible adventure diaries are waiting for filling its pages with excitement, ecstasy and thrillness. Accumulate all your energy to pick up this once in a lifetime opportunity to give a new meaning to your life and drive yourself to the point that you can gladly say that I CAN.
16. Hospitality, crafts and delicious food
While Nepal flourishes off of the plenty of travel destinations, the individuals and the ease they make for the travelers are not to be messed with. There is a famous saying in Nepal “Atithi Devo Bhawa”, which implies that “Guests are a god”.
This proves how much regard Nepalese people have towards the voyagers. They accept that the guests are god, and serving them in the best way is the most prominent religion.
The people of Nepal are as humble as anybody can be, friendly, inviting and kind to all the tourists. They trust in the best service and offer the best hospitality when they have to serve any visitors. Their down-to-earth personality has helped the tourists get in close touch with the way of life and culture of the individuals residing in Nepal.
People won’t even call you by your name. They may refer to as your Brother, Sister, Sir, Mam, etc. because calling people with their name is not viewed as respectful in Nepal. What’s more the word “Namaste” is the welcome here which signifies ‘Salutations to you’ or ‘I bless the divine in you’. Thus being in Nepal will make your voyage great with the humble and warm welcome and treatment of individuals.
The skilled and authentic handicrafts and souvenirs uniquely crafted for the guests have likewise been bewitching in nature. The diversity of culture indigenous communities results in diversity in the art and craft tradition too.
Pashmina, Thangkha arts, Dhaka clothes, Newari wood carving Himalayan Nepalese paper, Tibetan handicrafts, Buddhist and Hindu statues, Mithila wall art, bamboo knitted umbrella, and various other handicrafts allow the tourists to reminisce their stay in the country.
Visiting Nepal, you get the best chance to get acquainted with the delicious local food of various ethnic groups. Being a small country also, you can enjoy a variety of dishes with a warm welcome and best hospitality.
From the favorite meal of all Nepalese Daal, Bhat, and Tarkari, to various other foods like Sel Roti, Gundruk, Bara, Yomari, to modern foods like momo, pizza etc. Nepalese food is something beyond flavorful and healthy as well.
These innumerable food-varieties have the potential of making the tourists slobber over for another sitting. These food items are what help Nepalese celebrate their simplistic way of life.
17. Low cost destination
Generally the prices of services in Nepal are amazingly low. The flights, accommodation, food and other major services can be found at ridiculously low costs. Nepal might be one of the least expensive yet best tourist destinations as far as the cost of services.
The USD 1 proselytes to around Rupees 110. You can go through over one month in the nation at just USD 100. The hotel and food cost is so low in the nation. So, regardless of whether you are in a tight budget, you can still enjoy different places in Nepal and get the opportunity to set aside money as well.
I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a writer of 12 Nepali literature books, film director of Maithili film & Nepali short movies, photographer, founder of the media house, designer of some websites and writer & editor of some blogs, has expert knowledge & experiences of Nepalese society, culture, tourist places, travels, business, literature, movies, festivals, celebrations.