#6 Best Experiences
Nepal is home to the most wonderful, scenic, breathtaking lakes situated in the high altitudes. Shey-Phoksundo, Rara, Gokyo, Tilicho, Gosainkunda, and Tsho-Rolpa are a few to name.
- Historical Sites
Besides what Kathmandu has to offer from its historical and cultural sites, Nepal, in itself carries a rich history filled with monuments temples, palaces, monasteries, and forts. These include places like Muktinath, Janaki Temple, Manakamana Temple, Gorkha Durbar, and Lo-manthang.
- Diversified Landscapes
Although known as a Himalayan nation, Nepal is much more than just mountains. Moving towards the southern part of the nation, one would be welcomed by the lush valleys and vast plains of Terai. Here, you can also find some of the most beautiful and diverse wildlife, spread across the Chitwan National Park, Bardiya National Park, Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, and so on. Adding more to the activities, you can choose to go for an adventure filled jungle safari through the luscious forests via a jeep or an elephant ride, watch the traditional Tharu dance, stroll around Sauraha, and enjoy the thrills of bathing with the elephants at the sanctuary.
- Authentic Nepalese Eateries
Resembling the nation’s rich and diversified culture, the local and traditional dishes found all around the country will surely find its way into your heart. Ranging from the local Dal Bhat, you can indulge into the tastes of momos (the Nepali version of the dumplings) from the alleys, locally grown tea and coffee, and festive cuisines.
Home to more than 100 ethnic groups and diversified traditions with their own, unique lifestyle and culture, festivals in Nepal run almost all year long. The national festival of Dashain falls during the mid-October, followed by the second most celebrated festival of Tihar, also known as the festival of lights. Similarly, you can dwell into the national festivals of Lhosar, Maghe Sankranti, Teej, Indra Jatra, Chhath Puja, Maha Shivaratri, Holi (festival of colors), and Buddha Jayanti.
- Buy local
Ranging from traditional clothing to handicrafts, you can find all types of souvenirs all over the country if you are planning to buy some. Traditional Nepali cap (Dhaka Topi), woolen clothes, pashmina, wood carvings, traditional utensils, bead and stone jewelry, tea leaves, coffee, incense, sculpture
s, local cheese and spices, traditional knives (Khukuri), and traditional Buddhist paintings (Thangkas) are few of the mementos that can be available from different parts of the country.
When is the best time to Travel Nepal?
Although you can travel to Nepal all year long, there are certain seasons that offer you the best scenic views of the icy peaks and the gorgeous landscapes. The most appropriate seasons are during the spring and autumn. The spring season in Nepal begins from March till May, and is one of the best seasons with the cloudless, blue, bright sky, giving you the clearest and the best view of the Himalayas. Not to forget, the crisp, luscious forest and landscapes along the trail start blooming in the spring with the wildflowers, especially, the vibrant Rhododendron. The autumn season runs from October till December, and it welcomes you with comfortable weather and a clear view of the peaks without any hurdles.