*Still working on it. The list could be mushrooming soon.
Nepal, in my point of view, is the short term of Natural beauty, Everest, Pleasure, Adventure and Liveliness. With amazing portraits of nature, people and wildlife, it moreover gives you a chance to experience how it feels like, being in the ancient towns dated back to the 14th century.
Hence, Nepal overall is like a full package of inexplicable experiences. Surprisingly that could be an unexpected clash with the Nava Durgas dancers in the middle of the night. The thing to be noted is that they wear a bit of unusual attire.
Or, it could be witnessing one of the greatest yet beautiful sacrificing festivals in the world like in Mani Rimdu Festival.
Either, it could be attending the grandest aarati of Pashupatinath (in the evening), where a characteristic of spirituality actually flows.
Besides facing these minor tastes, there are more things that you can experience while carrying in Nepal, which at some judgment also look like the reasons behind visiting Nepal. Thus, I have mentioned them here as the top 14 reasons to visit Nepal:
Many people in the arena of the world might have not even heard of the name, Nepal, but they sure do know about Mount Everest. Apparently, the photo taken by 14 peaks guy (Nimsdai Purja/ Nirmal Purja) made it go more viral online in 2019.
You can clearly see the craze of people over Everest in that picture. Making a plan to have an expedition on “The Everest” is one real reason that draws the attention of many people toward Nepal.
However, people with the desire of taking a glimpse of Everest also come and visit Nepal. You don’t need to do an expedition to see Everest. Only a few days hike up to Kala Patthar or the EBC trek would gratifyingly satisfy you with the southern face of Everest.
The Great Himalayan Trail
GHT, The Great Himalayan Trail is the longest and highest alpine hiking track in the world that covers the Himalayan locations of Pakistan, Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet. The Nepal section of the GHT can take 90 to 150 days of walking, so it is conveniently broken into sections.
Thus, if you start your GHT, then you often have to come to Nepal to complete the Great Himalayan Trail. There are basically two routes designed for the followers; one the upper routes (on the lap of full snowy mountains) and another the lower route which covers the green hills and some portion of Himalayas.
Besides mountaineering and GHT, Nepal offers a wide range of trekking alternatives. From full-fledged trekking to backpacking, normal to highly conscious, easy to extreme, famous to off the beaten.
The choice is yours whether you want to climb green jungles with the rare number of houses (sleeping more often on your sleeping bag) or you want to trek while grasping the taste of homestay.
You can encounter breathtaking views of gorgeous mountains, lakes, waterfalls, villages, woods, another fellow who is also a green panther-like you, unusual events if you reach upon any celebrations during your trek.
But more often, you will find a chance to explore the real Nepal, the real people and the real experience.
Don’t get overboard. Yes, mountaineering and trekkings are also a part of adrenaline yet there is more in Nepal that made you feel the adrenaline.
Bungee jumping at the last resort, rafting at white water rafting, kayaking, mountain flight, ultralight, paragliding, honey hunting, canoeing, sky diving, camping, hunting, wildlife jungle safari is the best thing to do if you crave adrenaline.
However, sometimes engaging in street festivals like the biska Jatra, Khame jatra, Gai jatra of Bhaktapur, Machhindranath jatra of Lalitpur, and Indra jatra of Kathmandu also gives you the best experience of being in the mass of people.
There is a diverse culture existence in Nepal. As per the records, there are still 123 ethnic groups in Nepal that represent their own culture, customs, traditions, cuisines, costumes, rituals and language.
Considering this fact, you can say that in Nepal (within the area of 1,47,516 square kilometres), people speak 124 languages including the official Nepali language. So, people who wanna learn about new and unique cultures never overlook Nepal.
Not to mind the geography, but these cultures again offer you their kinda different traditions, languages, attire event the cuisines. So, you can have a world-class cultural shock over here within this small area.
The rural lifestyle
Nowadays the trend of eco-tourism, rural tourism, agro-tourism as well as volunteering work made it so manageable to connect with the people of rural Nepal.
And, I believe connecting with people means a way to learn their way of living, the way of a rural lifestyle. This is one of the best things that one can experience about Nepal, The Rural Lifestyle.
Sauraha, Chitwan, a very famous place for wildlife exposures. There is this buffer zone, free to roam around, and eventually where you can have a glance at a wide variety of animals. If you are lucky enough, then you can also get to see the Royal Bengal tiger along with a one-horned rhino, peacocks and other wild animals.
Just like Chitwan, there are other nine national parks in Nepal. Doing the same thing, the preservation of wildlife. Therefore, if you are in wildlife photography or study or just an admirer, then this could be one of the reasons of yours to visit Nepal.
Nepal particularly is more famous for birdwatching. You can even find several tour packages related to birdwatching in Nepal, especially birdwatching along with photography.
The available data shows that Nepal has 8.9% of bird species, available in the world. And, that’s really something to be proud of.
Nepal is a habitat for 4.0% of all mammal species, 8.9% of bird species, 1.0% of reptile species, 2.5% of amphibian species, 1.9% of fish species, 3.7% of butterfly species, 0.5% of moth species and 0.4% of spider species.
In its 35 forest types and 118 ecosystems, Nepal harbours 2% of the flowering plant species, 3% of pteridophytes and 6% of bryophytes.
Actually, the elevation of it also shouts saying that I have much more to give you. The Himalayan (northern) part and then the plain terai of Nepal, just tell us how many weather different do you want to experience in one country in your one visit.
Cause Nepal has an elevation starting from 700 to 8848.86 meters (the height of Mount Everest). Isn’t that an exceptional ecosystem? This is why people love to travel to Nepal.
The open museum of the world
E.A.Powell, the great explorer once said, “From the standpoints of the architect and the artist, Bhatgaon is a cave of Aladdin. It is a jumble of architectural fantasies, a vast storehouse of the treasures of Newar art. In the Darbar Square alone are enough carvings and statues to fill a score of great museums to overflowing.”
He was talking about the Bhaktapur Durbar Square over here. Consequently, the other two kingdoms of that era Kathmandu and Lalitpur are also no less in such carvings and state of fulfilling the museum’s requirements.
The one, who visits all these sites would definitely say that they have visited the medieval town. These sites give that kind of vibe.
The weather of Nepal somehow suits everyone (considering the weather of Kathmandu Valley). It’s neither hot nor cold, simply a preferable one. That anyone could just adjust in it. Perhaps, that’s why there are more people who prefer to visit Nepal, especially during the summer and winter seasons.
Nepal is the home of Lord Pashupatinath, Muktinath, Janaki and, correspondingly of the Gautam Buddha. That’s why people from all around the world make a tour to Nepal to visit these pilgrimages including Lumbini (the birthplace of Gautam Buddha).
Nepal is more suitable for pilgrimage tours after Everest and all ecosystems since there are more religious sites in Nepal. The Bauddhanath Stupa (biggest stupa of South Asia), Swyambhunath and likewise monasteries are situated all around Nepal that not only welcomes the domestic but also the foreign travellers.