Kathmandu, Dec 02
If anyone is asked, what's the place you love most? The most answer could be "Nepal". In these years, Nepal is being one among the countries of first choice where your eye and body never feel tired. Nepal is the home of Mt. Everest (8,848m), more than 70% of its territory is occupied by dramatic peaks of the Himalayas and hills. Naturally, culturally and ecologically, it has big recognition in the world even though the country is small.
The likes and needs of Human being are very wide. Where ever there is new, fresh and uncommon, they fall in love. Including high mountains, cultural values and social practices, Nepal has developed many such things which can take your mind and heart.
Some of the major reasons why peoples fall in Love with Nepal are:
1. The mountains
Nepal is the mountain paradise. It has got more than a thousand kilometers of mountain series west to east including 8 out of 10 highest mountains in the world. The highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest (8,848m) is in the world's attraction. Nepal Himalayas are popular for adventure trekking and expedition tourism.
2. The peoples
Nepal is a common home of 102 different ethnic groups of peoples speaking 92 languages and almost the same number of cultural practices. Geographically and culturally, they have their own unique way of lifestyle and life processes. So, this could a thing, everyone might want to see here.
3. Culture and monuments
Nepal presents rich ethnic cultural practices running almost throughout the year simultaneously one after another. It is filled with medieval and modern art, temples, stupas, inscriptions and cultural architectures. Eight cultural monuments are listed in UNESCO world heritage site as well. These are: Swyambhu, Kathmandu Durbar Sqaure, Pashupati, Boudha, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Sqaure, Changunarayan and Lumbini.
4. Tour, Trekking and Expedition
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini etc. are the bombarded destination for cultural and safari tour in Nepal. Trekking is the most popular activity here. Several of the top trekking destinations as like Khumbu region, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, Mustang and many others are in top interest. Since, Nepal has many of the highest mountains of Earth, the expedition is obviously the tremendous adventure activity here.
5. An adventure paradise
Climbing to snowy peaks, rafting in the raging rivers, safari deep into the wild national parks, gliding over the sky, swing/bungy jumping at 160m deep into the gorge, trekking to the rocky trail etc. are the most thrilling adventure practices in Nepal. So it's an adventure paradise for adventure lovers.
6. Forest and wildlife
Nepal's Chitwan National Park is a world renowned park for its rich variety of plants and wild lives. Forest researcher, wild lives lover and safari seekers greatly appreciate it to visit. Bardia National Park and Rara National Park of western Nepal are also most potential destinations for jungle activities.
7. Wide varieties of cuisines
Nepal's 102 castes of people practice their own variety of cuisines and food habits. Especially their festival food keeps important value for tourist/ new comers. Newari foods of Kathmandu valley, Nepali meal, Thakali foods etc. are widely appreciated for its taste and variety. So, Nepal could be your good choice for food tourism.
8. The climate
In accordance with geographical features and season, the climatic condition of Nepal keeps varying. It has 5 climatic zones based in altitude: subtropical, temperate, sub temperate, sub-arctic, and arctic. So, one can experience, multiple climatic conditions within the same country in a short period of time.
9. Takes you back in time
Nepal's most of the places where you go for trekking, tour and expedition are mostly out of modern practices. Along with off the beaten track of hidden valleys, we can see locals with their ancient way of life practices and settlements. Here feel like, you have been stopped 100's of years back.
10. Local's hospitality
Nepal has a saying, "guest is a god". So we treat our guest as a god and accept as our own family member. Our hospitality and reception to our new comers is widely famous in the world. Their way of welcoming, services, way to talk, assistance all are unique and appreciable.