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Top 11 Things to Do in Nepal

30 October 2017 Last updated at 12:11

Nepal, a small country but offer you many things to experience. No matter you are a scared pilgrim or an adventure-lover, no matter you are traveling with your family or just spending gap year alone, you will find something amazing in this country.

Here we suggest you the Best 11 things to do in Nepal. Add your favorite on your Nepal tour plan! If you meet any problems, please feel free to contact our local travel experts, who will give you useful advice on your private Nepal tour.

Trek through the Annapurna Sanctuary

Nepal, the home to the world's highest and most beautiful mountains, is absolutely the trekking paradise for all the trek-lovers. You can relax in traditional mountain teahouse, discover the raw beauty of the Himalayas, and experience the achievement of reaching Everest Base Camp.

Among the numerous trekking routs, the trek aroung Annapurna range, known as the Annapurna Circuit, is recognized as one of the top treks in the world. There is no any chances for you to witness the eight highest mountains in the world in just one go other than trekking through the Annapurna Sanctuary in Pokhara, Nepal.

Click on the questions below to view the answers to our most frequently asked questions about Nepal travel planning and tours. If you have any further please feel free to at any time. You can choose to take a 9-day Ghorepani-Poonhill trek or a 14-day Annapurna Circuit trek.

Trekking to the Poon Hill and enjoy the amazing view of the snow-capped mountain range

Trekking to the Poon Hill and enjoy the amazing view of the snow-capped mountain range

Explore the vibrancy and history of Kathmandu

Kathmandu, the capital and largest city of Nepal, is travelers’ rest stop, handicrafts hot spot and exotic artistic enclave all at once. It is also home to seven World Heritage Sites and is famous for the rich art and architecture of a civilization going back centuries. Wandering in the Durbar Square, enjoying the chatter, bustle and pulse of the city, appreciating the delicate handicrafts and fine temples in the city, you will get a vivid impression of Nepal. See more things to do in Kathmandu.

Wandering in the Ancient Durbar Square

Wandering in the Ancient Durbar Square

Trace back the history of Buddhism from Lumbini

Nepal is one of the greatest pilgrimage sites for Buddhists, because two of the four holy sites of Buddhism are in Nepal, including Lumbini (the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Lord Buddha), and Sarnath (where the Lord Buddha first taught the Dharma and the Buddhist Sangha came into existence).

While travel in Nepal, you will have a chance to explore the life of Buddha & Buddhism from the very beginning. Among pilgrimage sites of Nepal, Lumbini is always on the top of the list, with many monasteries and the stunning peace garden, which is full of brightly-colored prayer flags. You can stay in a monastery, having enough time discovering the Buddhist complex as well as the tiny traditional villages outside.

Explore the birthplace of the Buddha.

Explore the birthplace of the Buddha.

Go on safari in the Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park are preserving one of the most unique ecosystems in the world, which is the home to the rare one-horned rhinos, wild elephants, hyenas, leopards and more than 450 species of birds. You can take days trekking through the jungle, enjoying a leisurely elephant ride along the grassy wetlands, taking a bird watching of hundreds species of magnificent birds, and experiencing a canoe ride on the river.

Take an elephant safari to find the rhino

Take an elephant safari to find the rhino

Appreciate the marvelous natural beauty in Pokhara

Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty, praised as ‘the jewel in the Himalaya’. It is blessed with amazing panoramic views of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop, stretching from east to west. You will never miss a chance to visit the charming Phewa Lake, where you can enjoy boating on the placid waters, and also relax in the thriving Lakeside towns. 4km away from the lake, there is a traditional bazaar for an ethnically diverse group of traders, where you can shop for trinkets in Pokhara’s Old Bazaar

Enjoying the beautiful Phewa Lake and amazing view of Fishtail Mountain in Pokhara

Enjoying the beautiful Phewa Lake and amazing view of Fishtail Mountain in Pokhara

Experience the exciting white-water Rafting

Thanks to its mountainous steep terrain, Nepal boasts some of the best whitewaters in the world, which descending from the Himalayas. Regarded as the World’s Best Destination for White Water Rafting & Kayaking, Nepal offers you a rare chance to experience the exciting rafting trip in such magnificent mountain surroundings, with terraced paddy fields, deep gorges, exotic villages around.

The Trishuli River, close to Kathmandu, is the most popular among raftable rivers, which will takes you down all the way to the Chitwan National Park. Other popular rivers include the Kali Gandaki near Pokhara, Bhote Koshi, Marshyangdi, Karnali and the Sun Koshi, which runs 270 km and requires 8-10 days. While exploring the rivers, you can either go paddle rafting as a team or go kayaking and canoeing alone.

Exciting White-water Rafting in Nepal

Exciting White-water Rafting in Nepal

Admire the simple charming Bandipur

Bandipur was once a very prosperous trading center at the top of the hill, and now, it is popular for the ancient charm, quiet atmosphere and the nearby national park. You will appreciate the heritages of the ancient Newari culture, and enjoying the amazing view of Himalaya mountain range. Different from the Chitwan National Park, the Dandipur national park is an important Project Tiger Reserve, where you can see the spotting tigers.

Hikking on the hilltop is also an exciting activity to do in Bandipur, which provide a great chance of sighting animals.

Hiking to the top of the hill through the peaceful little town

Hiking to the top of the hill through the peaceful little town

Wander the cobblestone streets of Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur, in the east corner of Kathmandu, is an ancient city which is almost completely preserved. The old town of Bhakatapur doesn’t get many headlines, but is a snapshot of centuries of Newari (the indigenous people of the Kathmandi valley) culture. You’ll quickly become a huge fan of its rich culture, ancient temples, and fine wood, metal and stone artwork. All with a back drop of snow-capped mountains.

Experience the local life trough the streets and bazzar.

Experience the local life trough the streets and bazzar.

Taste Diverse Cuisines

Kathmandu offers dining experiences that range from the exotica of five-star menus to the roadside café experience. The best part is that a variety of international cuisines are offered within walking distance or short drive by world-class restaurants and the price range does not burn a hole in the pocket. Indian, Chinese, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Mexican, Continental, you name it. You’ll find them all here.

Visitors can also enjoy the authentic taste of indigenous cuisines in the ethnic ambience of Nepali restaurants. Restaurants and food joints in the nooks and corners of Thamel are especially popular among western visitors. Many restaurants of Kathmandu and Pokhara offer traditional song and dance performances by local artists. The delicious King’s Curd of Bhaktapur, praised as the best street food in Nepal, will not be found anywhere else.

Can't wait to your first Nepal cuisine?

Can't wait to your first Nepal cuisine?

Enjoy the Great Views of High Peaks from Mountain Flight

Want to see the highest peaks in the world from another angle? Want to take a panoramic view of the spectacular mountain scenery but restricted by time from trekking? You can realize your dream by the mountain flights. There are daily mountain flights taken off from Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and operated by various airlines. About one hour’s flight you can enjoy the most breathtaking and wonderful sights. A mountain flight trip to Mount Everest is most recommended. The best time for mountain flights is the period from February to April and October and November – when the visibility is high enough.

Mountain Flight to Mount Everest

Mountain Flight to Mount Everest

Experience Nepalese Ayurveda, Meditation and Yoga

There are many specialized ayurveda clinics, meditaion centers and yoga classes in Kathmandu, Lumbini and other tourist cities in Nepal, which will help you achieve the different dimensions of health-physical, sensorial, mental and spiritual.

Refresh your in the peace.

Refresh your in the peace.

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