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10 Top Tourist Attractions of Nepal

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We’ve all heard about the magnificent Himalayas and how these ice-capped mountains dazzle in the sunlight among the vast areas covered with icy glaciers, lush green forests and the exotic wildlife of Nepal. Tourism in Nepal is one of the main sources of income for the country. It has history, large monuments, ancient temples, structures, and so much more to offer than just a good trip.

If you do not have Nepal listed among the places you wish to see this year, pen it down right away. Here’s a list of the top 10 tourist attractions in Nepal:

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The Temples in Kathmandu

Your trip to Nepal isn’t complete without a visit to Kathmandu also known as KTM among the local. It is the capital city of Nepal and it is also the largest among all the cities in the country. Kathmandu is famous for its temples and cuisine more than it is for cultural history and adventure sports.

Top places to see in Kathmandu:

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Shiva-Parvati Temple
  • Pashupatinath temple
  • Boudhanath Stupa
  • Swayambunath Temple
  • Narayanhiti Palace
  • Hanuman Dhoka
  • Tribhuvan Museum
  • Asan Tole
  • Indra Chowk
  • Kathesimbhu Stupa
  • Langtang National Park
  • The National Museum of Nepal
  • Dakshinkali Temple
  • Budhanilkantha Temple
  • Jagannath Temple
  • Basantapur Tower
  • Taleju Temple
  • Vajrayogini Temple
  • The White Monastery
  • Phulchowki
  • Akash Bhairav Temple
  • Thamel
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Pokhara

One of the Heavens on Earth: Pokhara is only 200kms from Kathmandu. It is an absolute beauty. When you enter Pokhara and go out on a trek you’re going to feel fulfilled with the fresh air, the fragrance of flowers and the mystical landscapes. You’d feel calm and relaxed. The people in Nepal call this place a land of happy and pretty looking people. Pokhara is the second most popular tourist destination in Nepal.

Here are the best places to visit in Pokhara:

  • The Devi’s Fall
  • Tibetan Refugee Camp
  • Phewa Lake
  • Tal Varahi / Tal Barahi
  • Begnas Tal Lake
  • Pokhara Base Camp
  • Sarangkot
  • Pokhara Shanti Stupa
  • Seti Gandaki
  • International Mountain Museum
  • The Gurkha Memorial Museum
  • Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
  • Mahendra Cave
  • Ghorepani Hill
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A Must Visit for Animal Lovers, Chitwan

Chitwan is famous for its a national park. There are national parks in almost all the cities of Nepal, however, Chitwan National Park is the most popular one. Go hiking, trekking and enjoy the safari here. Some of the areas rest at an altitude of 100 meters, and the weather is perfect for exploration around the year.

Here are some of the animals in Chitwan National Park:

  • Gaur (Buffalo) Deer
  • Gangetic Fresh Water Dolphins
  • Crocodiles
  • Bengal Tigers
  • Elephants
  • Sloth Bears
  • Rare Birds
  • Rhinos
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Go Trekking in Langtang

Langtang is located in the Himalayas. You can read the region by jeep from Kathmandu. The Langtang National Park is a must-visit if trekking/hiking is on your list of things to do during the trip. This land of high passes offers you visits to monasteries, temples, cultural sites, and local markets.

Here are the things to do in Langtang:

  • View the Kyanjin Gompa Village from the Top
  • Stay in Tea Houses
  • Go See Animals in the Forest
  • Learn About the People
  • Enjoy Hot Showers on the Mountains
  • Go for a Long Trek
  • Visit the Monasteries
  • Enjoy the Coffee

Visit Mount Everest or Trek to Base Camp

It is a dream to climb the mountain Everest for most of the Mountaineers in the world today. If you can even trek to Base Camp it is considered to be an achievement and a memory to cherish for a lifetime. Many do not visit because of the strength required and many do not because of the cost. If you have Base Camp in your list of places to visit make sure you do your homework on the things you need, the cost for the trip, you should check the dangers to be careful of and the rules to follow.

Lumbini, the Birth Place of Lord Buddha

For people who believe in spirituality, Buddhism is a perfect religion. You do not, however, have to be a Buddhist to love Lumbini. The city has 25 international Buddhist monasteries, you can study meditation, learn about the religion of Buddhism at the place where Lord Buddha was born and began his spiritual journey.

Here are some of the most popular sites to visit in Lumbini:

  • Mayadevi Temple
  • Sal Grove
  • Ashokan Pillar
  • The Lumbini Garden
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Experience the Helambu Region Trek

Trekking companies provided guided hikes in the Helambu region. The trekking experience is different from the trekking you would experience in the other regions of Nepal. The high elevations, mountain scenes, the landscapes, the culture, the history, the people you meet, and so much more is offered to you. You’re going to love knowing the Sherpas who have been living in Helambu since centuries. The lifestyle here is completely different from the lifestyle of the people living in the plains or even in the cities of Nepal.

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Visit the Third Royal City of Nepal, Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur lies on one of the routes to Tibet. It is a link and a major source of income for the country. You would find more Hindus here than you would in the other cities of the country. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Here are some must-visit places in Bhaktapur:

  • Durbar Square
  • Temple of Til Mahadev Narayan
  • The Palace of 55 Windows
  • Vatsala Temple
  • The Ruin of Thanthu Durbar
  • The Ruin of Hari Shankara Temple
  • The Golden Fountain
  • The Restaurants of Bhaktapur

 

At Carlson Trips, we offer you the best Nepal tourism packages. Your visit to Nepal is going to be a peaceful and memorable one, we can guarantee that. We recommend that you visit Nepal between March and June, and if you wish to go trekking mostly, September to November is an advisable time to get packing for the trip.

We have tie-ups with the best hotels in Nepal. So, no matter when you have to travel or where you have to stay we’re going to ensure you are not disappointed with our services.

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