Visiting Nepal as a Foreigner

Visiting Nepal as a Foreigner

Nepal is a beautiful country with welcoming people in which deities coexist with mortals,, and monasteries, magnificent temples, and historical monuments can be found everywhere you turn.  The Himalayan nation of Nepal has some of the best of everything for travelers, including breathtaking views from its highest mountains, an infectious culture, friendly locals, delicious cuisine, myriad adventures, and awe-inspiring wildlife.

There are more than eight of the fourteen highest mountains in the world here, along with the Terai plains of Jhapa, so you can be forgiven for keeping your camera close to your hand. If you’d like to appreciate the Himalayas fully, we recommend traveling to Dhulikhel, one of Nepal’s most popular destinations, to view these giant mountains. Pokhara, another popular destination, puts Nepal’s natural beauty into perspective. Phewa, Begnas, and Rupa Lakes, set against the backdrop of snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna Range, make it the jewel of the Himalayas.

The adventure tourism industry in Nepal is one of Nepal’s biggest attractions. It is a favorite spot for those who enjoy nature and adrenaline.  Among the many activities available in this gorgeous landlocked nation, treks, mountaineering, and game viewing are long-time favorites, but tourists can now do more adventurous activities such as rafting, biking, fishing, hot air ballooning, and even bungee jumping.

These reasons may convince you that you need to visit Nepal at least once in your lifetime:

To experience the diversity of culture:

More than 60 ethnic groups and 124 languages are spoken in Nepal, each with a unique language, religion, festivals, and art. The Newar tribe is an example of how diverse Kathmandu Valley is. Newari and Nepal Bhasa are the native languages of Nepal, and they celebrate festivals such as Swati throughout the year. Visiting Nepal is a good way to experience the country’s diverse cultures and history.

To discover the incredible heritage sites:

Nepal has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a wonderful country full of natural and cultural treasures. Kathmandu Valley alone includes seven of the ten UNESCO cultural world heritage sites.  The country also has three other UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Chitwan National Park, Sagarmatha National Park, and Lumbini, which is where Buddha was born. In addition, the Kathmandu valley, Nepal’s spiritual heart, has numerous ancient medieval temples, Buddhist monasteries, and stupas. A visit to Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha, can be enlightening and delightful.

To Befriend the Hospitable Nepalese People:

Nepalese people are very friendly and welcoming to visitors, considering guests as gods. They will do anything they can to make you feel comfortable and never fail to offer tea and assistance when you need it. Many people who have been to Nepal before will tell you how friendly the Nepali people can be. Similarly, It’s not surprising that it’s a saying that if you come for the mountains, you’ll return back for the people.

Trekkers & adventurers find this place ideal:

The topography of Nepal may look small on the map, just slightly larger than Arkansas, but it includes the world’s highest mountain (Mt. Everest), the deepest gorge (Kali Gandaki Gorge), and a number of other fascinating features. Therefore, it is not surprising that this tiny country in Asia can be a haven for adventure lovers.  It is a great spot for hikers and explorers to explore. Nepal is a great destination for those who enjoy adventure and trekking. Thousands of people visit Nepal each year in search of adventure.  Despite being a Himalayan country, Nepal offers a wide variety of hiking and adventure opportunities.

In addition to trekking, there are many other adrenaline-pumping sports you can try while you’re in Nepal, including mountain biking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, snow skiing, bungee jumping, sky diving, hot air ballooning, and paragliding.

Enjoying Nepali Delicacies:

Because of Nepal’s geographical and cultural diversity, its cuisine has also become very diverse. Though heavily influenced by neighboring countries such as India and China, Nepali cuisine still possesses its own unique characteristics. You simply can’t leave Nepal without trying some of its delicacies. Dal Bhat is a dish served with rice and curried vegetables. It is the national dish of Nepal, which you will find served at almost every restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Momo, or Nepalese dumplings, are a popular snack available on every corner and should be tried more than once. They are typically served with a tomato-based sauce and can be filled with a multitude of vegetables and meats. Chatamari, dheedo, aloo tama, etc., are other well-known Nepali foods.

Amazing wildlife awaits you:

As the Amazon of Asia, Nepal is a great destination for wildlife enthusiasts. A trip to the lowlands of Nepal gives you a chance to see wild animals in their natural habitats. There are 544 species of birds in Chitwan National Park, Nepal’s most popular national park, including royal Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinos, crocodiles, leopards, sloth bears, wild elephants, deer, and monkeys.

Bardia National Park, another pristine park, offers excellent wildlife-watching opportunities along with Chitwan. Wild animals are common in the highlands, mountain ranges, and the mountains of the upper hilly regions, such as snow leopards, red pandas, blue sheep, and yaks.

Enjoy the Peaceful Environment:

Nepal is far from prosperous, but it is a perfect place for those seeking a sense of peace and serenity. The country provides a charming, laidback atmosphere that provides all the comforts of a prosperous country. The tranquillity of the countryside can be mesmerizing, but even a leisurely stroll around Thamel in Kathmandu is soothing.  Furthermore, Pokhara, a lake city in Nepal, is also a great place to unwind, where you can enjoy the pristine air, gaze at the serene lake, or marvel at the stunning snow-capped mountains.

Visiting the Stunning Lakes and the high mountains:

Countless lakes can be found in Nepal. Nepal is blessed with a diversity of nature that ranges from the highest lake in the world (Tilicho, 4,950 meters above sea level) to the deepest lake at the highest elevation (Shey Phoksundo, 145 meters deep at 3,600 meters above sea level). Not to mention they are as gorgeous and stunning as they can get. Including boating and paddling, these lakes in Nepal offer a wide range of water sports that tourists can enjoy. There are about 200 lakes in Nepal, many of which are glacier-fed lakes higher than 4,000 meters above sea level.

In addition, Nepal is a mountaineering enthusiast’s dream. Nepal has over a hundred mountains in limited geography and is known as the “Land of Mountains.” Even though the country is landlocked and has a small geographical area, eight of the fourteen highest mountains in the world are located here. And with that comes the thrill and adrenaline rush of mountaineering and trekking.

Great experience for an affordable price:

Nepal is rated as one of the best value destinations by Lonely Planet, offering affordable hotels and restaurants. Most restaurants are reasonable in price, and the country has a lot of good food options.  Thus it is a great opportunity for budget traveling.

Furthermore, When you are ready to start your Nepal trekking adventure, it is time to begin thinking about what to pack. If you are ready to book but aren’t sure when is the best time to trek or what to stay in, Pokhara Info has got you covered. You can figure out these queries through our site. We can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. Hope you have a good time in Nepal and thank you for visiting!

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