Nepal: Land of the Most Iconic and Accessible Hiking Trails

Guest Writer:  Catherine Tramell is an avid traveller who recently visited Nepal.

Nepal: Land of the Most Iconic and Accessible Hiking Trails

monkey temple Nepal

Monkey temple in Nepal

Nepal is a tiny country in South Asia, wedged between the high wall of the Himalayas and the steamy jungles of the Indian Plains, and is a country of snow-covered mountains, Sherpas, yaks, monasteries and an abundance of natural beauty. This tiny mountain nation has an irresistible charm and mystic allure which attracts travellers from all corners of the world. Today thousand of trekkers are drawn to Himalaya’s most iconic and accessible hiking trails, try their luck to climb the rugged trails of Everest, visit Annapurna ranges and beyond. The mesmerizing beauty of these mountain hikes is no less than a paradise for trekkers and nature lovers.

For adventure lovers , there is no better place than Nepal where they can enjoy adrenaline rush of rafting down the roaring Nepali river or try bungee jumping into bottomless Himalayan gorges or indulge in kayaking, climbing, paragliding against the backdrop of some of the world’s most dramatic landscapes. If you are ready to face all these challenges and have nerves of steel than don’t miss an opportunity and catch a business class flight to Nepal to absorb panoramic beauty and much more.

Geographically small but hugely diverse, Nepal offers its travellers the most varied choices for travel to enjoy their holidays. Its pristine beauty, friendly people, exotic cuisines, magnificent temples and shrines along with rich cultural heritage offer its visitors plenty of reasons to visit this land of mesmeric beauty and alluring charm time and again.

Kathmandu:  Kathmandu is a hot and happening capital, the cultural and political center of Nepal and is one of the best and only places to experience modern-day Nepal. It is a modern cosmopolitan city which represents a beautiful amalgamation of old and new. Housing over 150 religious sites along with UNESCO World Heritage sites make the city deeply spiritual on one side and while roaming its streets one can also smell the new urban culture. It has plenty of interesting places to visit among them Pashupatinath Temple, Bodnath, Kopan Monastery, Thame, Durbar Square are just few of them which you can’t afford to miss at all.

Lumbini:  If you are looking for enlightenment and spiritualism, then visit the various Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples of the country. Lumbini is one such great place that you must visit. It is the birth place of Gautam Buddha and is among the most sought after destinations for Buddhists around the world. Situated in the southern Tarai flatlands Lumbini is a spiritual haven for travellers. It is enclosed as a huge conservation site with various sections separated from one another. The Sacred Garden Zone is renowned for ancient ruins of the once great kingdom of Kapilvastu, Monastic Zones has numerous monasteries built by various Buddhist communities and the New Lumbini Village Zone is full of recreational facilities. If you really want to enjoy the bliss of nature and an escape from modern world then it is a great place to enjoy scenic beauty and spiritual enlightenment. Other top picks of this place include Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar and World Peace Pagoda.

Pokhara:  Also referred to as Lake City, Pokhara is also worth a visit. The bewitching beauty of this place has been the subject of many travel writers and nature lovers. Its pristine beauty surrounded by a spectacular backdrop of snowy peaks, serene lakes and lush greenery makes it a “Jewel in the Himalayas”. With magnificent Annapura ranges with three major lakes Phewa, Rupa and Begnas, Pokhara is the ultimate destination for relaxation. Pokhara Valley, gateway to Annapurna region where many trekkers find this Shangri-la sits high on the list of must visit places of the country. If you have still not visited it, then don’t delay, fly to Kathmandu and enjoy a soothing journey in natural surroundings.

asian elephant

Asian elephant

Chitwan National Park:  For those who have heard about the biodiversity of Nepal , Chitwan National Park is the easiest and most closest way to get up close and personal. It has long been regarded as one of the biggest attractions of the country after trekking and the hot and happening city of Kathmandu. This huge and beautiful nature reserve protects 932 sq km of sal forest and offers you a chance to go on a safari on top of an Asiatic elephant in search of the Royal Bengal tiger or the one-horned rhinoceros along with lush subtropical vegetation and rare Gangetic dolphins. So don’t miss an opportunity and enjoy the most beautiful journey of your life.

Is Nepal on your list?

Stephanie

I'm a Canadian gal with a passion for wildlife, the great outdoors and travel and hope to inspire others to feel the same way! Travelling mostly solo I love to explore Ontario Gems in my own backyard as well as exotic cities around the world.

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4 Responses

  1. hungrydai says:

    Thanks for this blog. It was good to read. Dai in Kathmandu

  2. ecoholidayasia says:

    Nice blog and thank you very much for your words about Nepal . Hope you definitely enjoy in Nepal . I am, on the behalf of my company and the entire team would like to welcome you to Nepal once again with many greetings.
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    Wishing you the very nice holiday trip to Nepal.
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  3. Nicole says:

    Love your account of Nepal. We travel to Nepal too! Find out about our Nepali (http://sherpamoto.com/item/india-nepal-2/) and other trips by motorcycle at sherpamoto.com

  1. October 8, 2013

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