Nepal, a landlocked country in Southern Asia, home to royalties, symmetrical buildings, as well as being versatile and scenic in nature, it provides a soothing ambience to visitors.
Here’s a list of 10 THINGS TO DO IN NEPAL for your next trip!
The Apple Pie Trek-Annapurna Circuit
Going by the name of it one would be deceived into thinking it’s probably just a local dish. It’s a trek route in the Annapurna region in central Nepal which is among the best treks in the world. Trekkers travelling through this route travel past various teashops and little bakeries that provide the delicacy, Apple Pie! Hence, the informal name.
Everest Base Camp
Nepal and trekking are like an analogy to tourists. Whilst there one should not look past beyond this enormous point which is a hub to adrenaline infused trekkers. To be able to stand among the solid mountains and having to see the highest mountain peak, far away, beaming brightly is a sight to cherish.
Yomari (also pronounced Yamari)
No it’s not a sport or a celebrity, though the latter could be said since it’s a unique delicacy in Nepal famous among tourists and natives all along. The derivation of its name suggests its supremacy, here ‘ya’ meaning: like and ‘mari’ meaning: delicacy provides an insight of its taste. It is an oddly shaped dumpling made of rice flour wrap with a sweet filing of jaggery.
Narayanthi Palace Museum
Narayanthi palace is home to a lot of stories and artifacts that awes tourists visiting the palace located in the capital of the country. The infamous Nepalese Royal Massacre took place here, other than that the palace boasts of the Kaski Sadan (reception hall) and the Gorkha Baithak (the throne room).
Also known as the Swayambhunath Stupa is home to a lot of monkeys which are believed to be the lice that grew in Manjushri’s (bodhisattva of wisdom and learning) head when he was raising the hill where the stupa stands.
Durbar Square Kathmandu
The brutal earthquake in 2015 couldn’t erase the charm of this beautiful place where thousands of tourists thrive all year long. One can avail rickshaw rides and get to sightseeing in the open instead in an enclosed car making it a people’s favourite.
Located around 11km on the outskirt of Kathmandu, is one of the largest stupas in the world. The amazing thing is, the stupa is the eclipse of the skyline. Legend says that thousands of celestial deities and Buddha’s incarnated as lamas in Boudha stupa.
Home to numerous monasteries, the most famous of them in Nepal is the Kopan Monastery. Over the years, it gained recognition for teaching Buddhism to visitors from the west. The ambience of this place tends to the popularity of this monastery.
This museum depicts Nepal’s sacred art through objects mainly made of gilt copper repousse work and bronze casts. It also houses traditional crafts, all of which Patan is famous for.
Royal Chitwan National Park
It used to be a favorite among the royals for hunting leopards, tigers, rhinoceroses sand many more. It is home to a wide range of flora and fauna. Now it has been declared as a world heritage site paving way for tourists to explore its greenery and wildlife.
Words will fall short if the beauty of Nepal is to be jotted down; such is the nature of this beautiful country, lying in the arms of the mighty Himalayas. At the end it’s the words that hold the key to its beauty while eyes direct towards it.
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