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Nepal Travel Guide 2020/2021

Nepal is located in the southern foothills of the Himalayas, north of China's Tibet Autonomous Region, and the remaining three sides border with India. Since Nepal opened its borders to the outside world in the 1950s, this small country has summoned countless travelers to come and explore. Nowadays, Nepal has become one of the most popular destinations for global tourists.

Though being a small country, Nepal has too much to offer. Its cultural essence, which is featured in medieval architecture and artwork, can be discovered in the 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley, such as Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Boudhanath, etc. Nepal is also a paradise of adventures. It offers many mature hiking routes around Pokhara and Mount Everest, including the world-famous EBC Trek, ABC Trek, etc. as well as many other exciting activities, such as whitewater rafting, paragliding, bungee jumping, mountain flight, etc. if you are into nature fun, you can go to the Royal Chitwan National Park to explore wild lives and join in an enjoyable safari.

Planning a trip to Nepal soon? We have put together the essential Nepal travel information, from visa application and arrival to things to see and do, where to stay, ,money exchange, health and safety advice, useful maps, all the practical information you need to create a brilliant vacation in Nepal.

Where to Go in Nepal - Top Nepal Destinations

Nepal is an awe-inspiring country and one that’s small but diverse. Its wide range of geography forms and climate changes make Nepal a tourist paradise with a lot of destinations that can be favored by all kinds of travelers. If you are lured by the call of Himalayan Mountains, you can go to Pokhara and other places in northern Nepal to enjoy a real trek. If you are intrigued by culture and history, go to Kathmandu valley in central Nepal. If you are hoping to see some wildlives, you must visit Chitwan National Park. Below are most popular destinations in Nepal:

What to See in Nepal - Top Nepal Things to do

Nepal is a surprisingly diverse country that full of things to see and do. You will find a variety of options across the country, from ancient cities and sacred temples to beautiful lake, dominating peaks, jungle safaris, etc. Choosing what to see in your Nepal trip depending on your days, interest and travel season. Generally speaking most of the famous attractions are located in Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara and Chitwan. You almost certainly will not be able to visit them all. Here we have packed the best recommendations from our travel experts and Tripadvisor for the top natural wonders, cultural heritage sites, and outdoor adventures to help you enjoy your time in Nepal.

Kathmandu Attractions

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Type: Landmark, Religin, Architecture, History

Altitude: 1,370 meters

Best time to visit: September to November, February to April

Never miss Durbar Square for the discovery tour in Kathmandu. Used to be a royal palace, Durbar Square is a cluster of classic architectures, temples, palaces and courtyards. Exotic and erotic carvings can be found everywhere.

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Mount Everest

Type: Trekking, Mountain, National Park

Altitude: 8,844 meters

Best time to visit: September to November, March to April

Mount Everest is located at northern border between Nepal and China. You can trek EBC to enjoy the south face or take a mountain flight to view Mount Everest from sky, or drive to Tingri County in Tibet to see the north face.

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Nagarkot

Type: Natural, Sunrise Viewing Point

Altitude: 2,195 meters

Best time to visit: September to November, March to April

34 km north-east of Kathmandu, Nagarkot is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal, a quieter place to escape from Kathmandu’s hustle and bustle, also one of the best places to enjoy the beautiful sunrise and sunset of Himalaya.

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Boudhanath Stupa

Type: Landmark, Religion, History, Architecture

Altitude: 1,370 meters

Best time to visit: September to November, February to April

A must visit site in Kathmandu! As the largest Buddhism Stupa of east Kathmandu, Boudhanath Stupa gains countless good reputation among tourists for its gorgeous appearance, consturction, and holy center of Buddhism.

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Pashupatinath Temple

Type: Religion, History, Architecture

Altitude: 1,370 meters

Best time to visit: September to November, February to April

An honoured Hindu Temple near Tribhuvan Airport. The best places for tourist to experience Hindu belief through a bunch of historic buildings, delicate carvings and special public cremation caremony by the holy Bagmati River.

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Swayambhunath Temple

Type: Religin, Architecture, History

Altitude: over 1,370 meters

Best time to visit: September to November, February to April

Being the oldest Buddhism Temple of Nepal, Monkey Temple is a good viewing place of the whole Kathmandu Valley. Located on top of mountain in west Kathmandu, temples, stupa and Buddha status, monkeys are worth visiting.

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Sarangkot

Type: Viewing Deck

Altitude: over 1,600 meters

Best time to visit: September to November, February to April

Sarangkot is famous for sunrise of Fishtail. When the sun picks out the peaks, they turn a purple-pink to a celestial gold. As the day breaks thoroughly, you will get rewarded by a wonderful panoramic Himalaya. A paragliding from the highland is recommended.

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Phewa Lake

Type: Bodies of Water

Altitude: over 742 meters

Best time to visit: September to November, February to April

The largest lake in Pokhara valley, a good place for boating and biking around. Another highlight is the reflection of Mount Machhapuchhre and Annapurna range on the crystal clear water of the lake.

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Chitwan National Park

Type: Wildlife, Safari

Altitude: over 415 meters

Best time to visit: September to November, February to April

Covers an area of 932 square kilometers (360 square miles), Chitwan National Park is a World Natural Heritage Site. It provides a rare opportunity to enjoy the primitive nature and explore a diversity of wild animals. You can get there by flight or bus from Kathmandu or Pokhara.

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Lumbini Buddha Park

Type: Religious Site, Landmark

Altitude: over 150 meters

Best time to visit: September to November, February to April

Located in the south Terai Plain of Nepal, only about 7 km to India, Lumbini is a small country, which is world famous as the “the Birthplace of Lord Buddha” and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is the most important pilgrimage site for Buddhists from all over the world.

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Useful Nepal Travel Advice

An ideal Nepal vacation tour requires hard homework of learning, mapping, planning and many other details. With our well conclusions of the most important Nepal travel tips, you will find it is much easier to plan your Nepal tour. Learn from the Nepal tour planning, Nepal visa, getting to & around Nepal to weather, where to stay, maps or contact us to ask help from our travel experts.

Nepal Travel Guide and Tips 2020/2021Nepal Visa

    As regulated, most international tourists are required to obtain a Nepal Tourist Visa for a Nepal Tour. It’s a multiple-entry Nepal Visa issued by Department of Immigration, Nepal, allowing a maximum duration of stay iof 90 days. You can either apply for the visa from an overseas Nepal Embassy or Consulate prior to departure, or simply get it upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport or at land entry ports.

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