Famous Tourist Destination in Nepal

Famous Tourist Destination in Nepal

It’s no doubt that Nepal is a perfect destination for all travelers. Every traveler’s motive is fulfilled here. For adventure tourists, there is an adventure full of adrenaline rush. For the religious tourists, there are sacred pilgrimage sites of Hindus and Buddhists. Diversified culture attracts cultural tourists while diversified flora, fauna, and wildlife attract nature tourists.

In this article, we tried to provide you with famous destinations in Nepal. We believe the lists will help you to plan and make an awesome experience while you are in Nepal.

Trekking in Annapurna Region

Mt Annapurna (8091m) is the 10th highest mountain in the world. it would take around 3 to 21 days to trek in this region. but it all depends upon the trekking itinerary prepared. The favorable session to get started in spring and autumn.

Trekking in the Annapurna region ranges from 3 to 21 days. All the people can do the trek but should be in a good health condition.

 Pokhara is considered the starting point for trekking in the Annapurna region.

Why must people visit this place?

  • To explore hilly Areas.
  • To learn the lifestyle and life lessons from different cultures and ethics groups.
  • To build self-confidence and well-being.
  • For motivation, learning, fitness, and happiness.

Bandipur

Bandipur is a small Newari town that lies in Tanahun District, (Gandaki zone) in the western region of Nepal. It is also known as the Queen of Hills due to its natural beauty and heritage. Today Bandipur invites thousand of travelers across the world to experience its hiking, beautiful mountain views, and rich hill culture.

Why must people visit this place?

  • To explore the cultural heritage and natural scenery.
  • For adventure activities like caving, paragliding, hiking, rafting, trekking, etc.
  •  For flora and fauna of Bardia National park. 
  • For wildlife safari like jeep safari, and elephant safari in Bardia National Park.

Basantapur Durbar Square (Kathmandu durbar square)

Durbar Square means royal squares in English. Basantapur Durbar Square is one of the beautiful artwork as it relives the ancient art and culture of Nepal. It is located in Basantapur. Though, the construction of that palace is not written in history but is credited to Sankhardev (1069 – 1083).

Basantapur Durbar square is enlisted as a UNESCO cultural heritage site, it has attracted a lot of tourists all over the world. it is one of the most visited places and it has the world’s highest concentration due to the well preserved ancient buildings.

Several buildings in the Basantapur Durbar square collapsed due to a major earthquake on 25 April 2015.

Why must people visit this place?

  • To enjoy the ancient nine-storied “Nautale durbar”
  • To learn the people’s lifestyle of the past in the Hanumandhoka museum
  • To know more about the religious arts, culture, and sculpture history of Nepal.
  • To see the home of the living goddess, “the Kumari”.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur durbar square is one of the most wonderful architectural masterpieces of the valley which shows the ancient arts and culture of Nepal. It is located at Bhaktapur, also known as Khwopa which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Bhaktapur durbar square has a bundle of temples, pagodas, squares, sculptures, courtyards, etc.

People from across the world came to see the 55-window Palace which was built by King Bhupatindra Malla. Bhaktapur Durbar square is also famous as the city of gods. King Jitamitra Malla built the temple in 1696 A.D. 

Why must people visit this place?

  • To study the historical temples, cultural heritage, monuments, and sculptures.
  • To study the dress, language, festivals, and religions.
  •  To study the varieties of the architecture of temples, pagodas, squares, etc.
  •   To preserve the historical places and their identity.

Chitwan National Park 

Chitwan national park is the first national park of Nepal located in the Terai region. It was listed as a world heritage site in 1984. It is rich in flora and fauna. Chitwan national park is the home of animals. The Chitwan valley consists of tropical and subtropical forests which also offer sites and activities. 

It is mostly famous for the wildlife viewing national parks in Asia where we can spot many endangered animals like one-horned rhinos, the royal Bengal tiger, and 544 species of birds in Chitwan National Park.

Why must people visit this place?

  • Experience memorable elephant back safari, riverboat safari, trekking safari foot, etc.
  • Discover many endangered animals.
  •  Awestruck sunset and sunrise views.
  • To support local tourism and fight against poachers.

Everest base camp

Everest base camp is one of the legendary classical and highly demanded base camps. It basically refers to two base camps on opposite sides of Mount Everest which is a south base camp in Nepal and a north base camp in Tibet, China.

We can enjoy a 360-degree landscape view from Everest base camp which is one of the best-visited regions for trekkers to feel at the top of the world. 

Why should people visit this place?

  • Breathtaking views of famous mountains, Lhotse, Makalu, Thamserku, and other peaks.
  •  Ethnic Sherpa culture, lifestyle, and dresses.
  • More than 100 years old, the beautiful Tengboche Monastery.
  • World heritage sites “Sagarmatha National Park”.

Lalitpur Durbar Square (Patan Durbar Square)

Lalitpur or Patan durbar square is located at the center of the city of Lalitpur, Nepal. The Krishna mandir temple was built by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla in 1667 AD. It is best known for its aesthetic and UNESCO world heritage site.

One of its main attractions is the ancient royal castle where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur lived.

It is one of the oldest cities of Buddhists. Most of the temples, palaces, and monuments were built during the Malla period. The city is surrounded by four stupas and four corners of Patan. These stupas were built by Emperor Ashoka. Lalitpur durbar square is a famous and most visited place for tourism.

Why must people visit this place?

  • Detailed information about bronze statues and religious objects inside the Patan museum.
  • Krishna Temple was built in the 17th century as it is the only temple in Nepal having 21 shrines.
  • Learn about the Newari culture, festivals, and religions.
  • To see the living goddess Kumari.

Lumbini

Lumbini is a sacred place in Nepal where the lord, “Siddhartha Gautam buddha” was born. Lumbini is in the Rupandehi district of province No. 5 in Nepal. Lumbini is a world-famous destination for pilgrims and travelers. Many visitors and travelers experience inner peace and spiritual development. 

Disciples and devotees across the world came to witness the birthplace of lord buddha. Lumbini is listed as a world heritage site which is one of the four main pilgrimages in Buddhism.

Why must people visit this place?

  • for inner peace and spiritual growth.
  • Museum related to the ancient history of Buddha and Buddhism.
  • World peace stupa which gives a message to the world, “crime is avoidable”.
  • A safe and secured place for traveling.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu circuit is a popular destination for trekking. The circuit is a wonderful trek with wide views of Mount Manaslu (8163m) and the Ganesh Himal Range. The trek duration is 13 – 15 days. Manaslu circuit trek is called a teahouse trek in Nepal. The best season to do the Manaslu circuit trek is in spring and autumn.

Mount Manaslu is also known as the “killer mountain” because more than 60 people were killed as said by locals. A minimum of 2 people is required to attempt the Manaslu circuit as well as we must go through a government-registered guide.

Why must people visit this place?

  • It is far less crowded than other Everest base camps and Annapurna circuits.
  • Experience a different journey.
  • Many Monasteries and Gompas.
  • Experience the Rocky landscape, flowing rivers, Birendra taal, breathtaking mountain views, and the world’s eighth highest mountains. 

Nagarkot

Nagarkot is a popular destination for tourists out of the Kathmandu valley. Nagarkot is a pleasing view of mountains and villages. The village is packed with affordable hotels with possible views of the Himalayas as the best seasons for viewing is October to December and March to April.

Why must people visit this place?

  • Nagarkot is the nearest point from Kathmandu as the view of Mount Everest can be seen in the clear sky.
  • Nagarkot is a good point for short-duration trekking. There are various treks possible to and from Nagarkot such as Dhulikhel, Sankhu, Sundarijal, etc. 
  • Nagarkot provides scenery, beauty, peace, and a clean environment.
  • It doesn’t cost much and doesn’t take a lot of time to travel from Kathmandu.

Pokhara

Pokhara is the best place to chill out for everyone after the immense adventure or disorder of Kathmandu. Pokhara will captivate you with its natural beauty. Pokhara has developed as a tourist destination in the last decade.

Pokhara is absolutely the holiday package for adventure, natural seekers, and thrillers. Some places you can visit in Pokhara are Devi’s fall, Seti Gandaki, Begnas Tal lake, Sarangkot, Pokhara Shanti Stupa, Phewa Lake, Museums, Temples, caves, etc. 

Why must people visit this place?

  • To capture cinematic photography and videography.
  • Mountain biking, paragliding, Zip flying, rafting, skydiving, trekking, bungee jumping, etc.
  • Vista of Himalayan ranges and lakes.
  • Explore the cave and hike to the world peace pagoda.

Poon hill

Poon hill is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal to explore which is located on the border of Myagdi district and Kaski district in Gandaki Pradesh of Nepal.  The viewpoint of Poonhill is on the way to Annapurna Sanctuary which lies in the center of the Annapurna conservation area. This place is popular for trekking. 

Most people hike to Poon Hill from the village of Ghorepani to see the beautiful sunrise. The best season to trek is in spring (March/April) and autumn (October/November). The trek duration is 5 to 7 days which starts from Pokhara.

Why must people visit this place?

  • Landscape sunrise views of Himalayan giant Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
  •  To explore Ghandruk village of Gurkha warriors.
  • Learning a way of lifestyle from people and nature.
  •  For recreation and entertainment purposes.

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