On the lap of the Himalayas, is a beautiful country: Nepal. Comprising of phenomenal cultural and geographical diversity, Nepal is one of the most exciting tourist destinations. The exotic trekking trails and gorgeous natural sights are Nepal's key attractions. Tourists also get to experience the lifestyle of the different ethnic groups in Nepal. Boasting a plethora of places to venture into, Nepal is must-visit country and a total package as the best place for adventure and leisure.
Special travel options in Nepal
From adventure to religious tourism you can find a whole lot of activities you can do in Nepal. The renowned trails of the Himalayas quench the adventure thirst of thousands of travelers every year. You can go trekking around the Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, and other Himalayan regions, or simple hike around the cities. The swaggering Himalayas flaunt their unparalleled beauty and the aroma around these mastodonic peaks allures you to immerse into their trails. In addition to trekking, you can also get engaged in other adventurous activities such as Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Rafting etc. Speaking of religious travels, Nepal is a major destination to Hindu devotees hosting a multitude of religious sites. Moreover, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini, is also famous for its authenticity and shrines related to Buddhism. There are countless things you can do in Kathmandu valley itself! You can tour around the cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur and visit the UNESCO world heritage sites: Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Changunarayan and durbar squares in the aforementioned cities. Apart from Kathmandu valley, you can visit the other major cities of Nepal: Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini, Bhairahawa etc. Once you reach Nepal, you wouldn't want to waste a single minute staying put.
Best seasons to travel Nepal
Before visiting any foreign country, one of the primary things you need to be wary of is the best time to travel. When you come to Nepal, you will be presented with a mind-boggling number of options. And as such, you need to stay informed to choose the best time that suits your traveling preferences. Although there is no such thing as ‘a worst season’, we can categorize some seasons as the ideal ones to visit Nepal. The best times to come to Nepal are considered to be around the months of spring and autumn. These seasons usually occur from February to April and mid-October to November. These seasons offer a pleasant climate throughout the country and you will have the minimum to no problems to fully enjoy the offerings of the country. For trekkers, the trails will be dry and easier to walk on. Your journeys will not be interrupted by rain. The skies will be clear and you will witness the best views of the natural beauties. The climate doesn’t get scorching hot or numbing cold, although ventures into the Himalayas are obviously colder.
Spring usually occurs during the months of February and April. As the winter cold decreases, the weather becomes warmer. The fog clears up and you get the best possible view of the scenery. This is the time when the Rhododendrons start blooming and decorate the trails with vibrant of red and pink. As the days grow longer you can explore more of this country during the spring months. It is considered the best time to visit the wildlife parks in these dry months. You can explore the wildlife parks in Chitwan and Bardia. If you plan your visit accordingly, you will get here during the time of Holi; the festival of colors. Widely celebrated around the country, indulge yourself in the colors with the local people.
The autumn season occurs during the months of October and November. The rain settles and the weather starts getting dry. The temperature decreases and you can feel the cold winds rising. Again, as the skies clear up, you witness the best possible view of the Himalayas and sceneries. Apart from trekking and touring cities, you will be in perfect time to see the Dashain-Tihar atmosphere in Nepal. Dashain and Tihar are widely celebrated festivals that occur during the mid dates of October and early November. You will witness an environment of happiness where people reunite with their families and celebrate this auspicious festival.
Travel exceptions to the changing seasons
Apart from these two seasons, you can find places that you can visit any time of the year. These regions are rain shadowed areas where it rain is sparse. Some of the most popular places you can visit are Mustang, Dolpo, Rara Lake, and Humla Limi valley. These places can be visited at any time of the year. You can find available tour packages around these regions all throughout the year. They provide good accommodation services and transportation, although not of the best quality, is also available around the year. Tours in cities like Kathmandu, Chitwan, and Pokhara are also viable in all the seasons if you prefer to rejoice in the history and cultural prosperity of these places. Similar tour and travel packages too many other destinations are available as well.
Nepal can be the perfect destination for any tourist to spend their precious holidays. Though some places require you to plan your visit according to the seasons, you can always have options to travel in Nepal. So, keep calm and travel Nepal!