Nepal is a land-locked country bordered by China to the North and India to the South, East, and West with the estimated population of 28 million. With abundance and scenic beauty, this beautiful country is rich in natural resources. Despite being one of the poorest countries in the world, Nepal has a reputation of attracting many tourists yearly because of its beauty, people, cultures, and traditions. Below are the 7 Best places to visit in Nepal.
7 Best Places to Visit in Nepal
1. Everest Base Camp
Not everyone can climb Mt. Everest. But one can trek to Everest base camp to see the glimpse of the life-defining view of the world highest mountain. There are many trekking agencies that offer you everything you want for the trek that includes airport transfers, porters, and guides. A trek may last for 14 to 16 days.
2. Tilicho Lake
Located in the Manang district of Nepal, Tilicho lake is situated at an altitude of almost 5000 meters in the Annapurna range of Himalayas. With no camping required as there are many lodges now, Tilicho Lake is known for one of the most popular side hikes of the Annapurna circuit trek. Trekkers usually cross the watershed between Manang and kali Gandaki valleys over the 5416 meters high Thorang La pass which is claimed to be the highest lake in the world while attempting the Annapurna Circuit route. The trekking starts from Besisahar as Annapurna Circuit Trekking, which goes along the Marshyangdi River with great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli.
3. Upper Mustang
Also known as once the forbidden kingdom of the mustang, Upper mustang is closely related to Tibet as geographically it is a part of Tibetan plateau. The culture and landscapes of the mustang are much more similar to Tibet. The cultures of the people, its history, and stupendous environment and atmosphere are the major attractions for tourists.
Located in the Rupendehi District of Nepal, Lumbini is a place where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautam ( Gautam Buddha: founder of Buddhism ) in 564 BCE. It is no surprise that many Buddhist pilgrimages all around the world come to visit this World Heritage Listed place. You can spend day or two roaming around monasteries and temples including the spiritual heart of Lumbini the Maya Devi Temple.
5. Annapurna Base Camp
One of the popular trekking experience in Nepal is Annapurna Base Camp surrounded by famous Himalayan peaks such as Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Varaha Shikhar, Annapurna I, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre. Also known as Annapurna Sanctuary, Annapurna Base Camp is a high glacial basin lying 40 km directly north to Pokhara. Annapurna Base camp trekking trail takes you on a journey to explore picturesque Mountain View along with the south-facing slopes that are covered in dense tropical jungles of rhododendron and bamboo and north-facing slopes that have a drier colder climate. You can trek almost any time of the year. A trek may last for 7-12 days.
6. Panch Pokhari (Five Lakes)
Panch Pokhari is located in Sindhupalchowk District of Nepal which lies in the arms of Himalayan range and flawless nature. The 9th highest altitude wetland in the world has holy and, religious importance as it is also known as the group of 5 Hindu holy lakes. It is a very popular pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhists. Trekking duration is of maximum 12 days depending on the trekker’s itinerary.
One of the best trekking destination in the world that is situated in Nepal’s Langtang National Park and located at an altitude of 4380 m in the Rasuwa District is Gosaikunda. With its scenic beauty and breathtaking travel destination, Gosaikunda has been delineated as a religious site according to Hindu Mythology. It is believed that once you bathe in this holy lake all your sorrows, pains and sins will be washed off.
So these are some of the Best Places to visit in Nepal. Happy Travel !!