Tourism in Nepal, Visit Nepal 2020
Nepal, the country with cultural diversity and alluring scenery, is one of the best and mesmerizing place in the world to visit and discover. To those who are really, enthusiast must visit once in a lifetime to find its uniqueness. Come and gain the authentic experience on the lap of nature itself.
Geographically Nepal is divided into three regions: Terai, Hilly, and the Himalayan range. It is a landlocked country and shares good relation with India and China as they are the neighboring country. The geographical region consists greenery of the countryside, dense forests, high hills and mountains, rivers, lakes, etc.
The Bengal Tiger at Chitwan National Park
The country also offers tour guides for the fantastic experience of trekking, mountaineering, rafting, bungee jumping, and many more around these regions. You can enjoy playing elephant polo or flying through the Himalayas, and these are not the only two activities conducted here. Here we have 15 wildlife reserves (two are UNESCO world heritage sites), and you can spot the rarest animals on earth, one-horned rhinoceros and Royal Bengal tiger.
It has many pilgrimage sites of Hindu and Buddhist, and other cultural heritage sites are also the main attraction of the country. Not only the natural beauty but the people and their hospitality here is also one of the reasons for tourists attraction. You can feel the warm welcome in every part of the country, from rural villages to the traditional cities.
Buddhist Religious Site
Come and have a taste of our different cuisines made all year round on various festivals. You definitely will enjoy festivals as it shows the tradition and culture of the people here along with the meal prepared for the festive day to share the love and harmony.
Nepal has a small geographical area, but it is the country of the highest peak- Mount Everest (8848m) and contains seven more mountains which are above 8000 meters. It is the second-largest country in water resources as it consists of many rivers and lakes. According to several studies and reports, more than six thousand rivers and lakes are here in Nepal. It is also the country where Siddhartha Gautama, Buddha was born and his birthplace Lumbini is one of the ten UNESCO world heritage sites of Nepal. It is also famous for ancient pilgrimage sites like Pashupatinath, Janakpur Dham, Muktinath, Pathibhara, Manakamana, Swayambunath, Bouddhanath and many more.
You can see the variety of old sculptures and architecture, ancient palaces around the heart of the country, Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal, and it is the city of temples. You can roam around ancient durbar (palace) squares like Basantapur, Bhaktapur, and Patan where our ancient kings used to reside. Here you will find different styles of temples and monasteries, namely Pagoda, stupa and summit.
Bungee at Bhote Koshi
Another most visited city by tourists is Pokhara, and it is a valley surrounded by hills which lies on the Shore of Phewa Lake. You can see three tallest mountains (Annapurna, Manasalu, and Dhaulagiri) from Pokhara. It is famous for caves, sight-seeing, nightlife, boating, etc. There are many traditional as well as natural places around Nepal you would like to explore if you visit.
As tourism is part of the Nepalese economy, many refreshments, as well as adventurous activities, are conducted here. You can enjoy rafting, kayaking in variety of rivers covering different parts of Nepal. That thrilling experience of beating the current of running water will be outstanding. Trishuli is one of the famous rivers for rafting. Here only ten rivers are commercialized for rafting.
Another popular activity is bungee jumping, which you will find between the hills and above Running River with all safety measures in place. The free fall with the fear of height will be a thrilling yet most amazing and memorable experience. Paragliding through the hills and mountain biking, jungle safari, canyoning, canyon swinging are other popular activities in our tourism sector.
Mountain Range Tourism
Mountain Range as Seen from Manag District
The northern part of Nepal covered by Himalayan range and trekking around the Himalayan circuit is another adventure you will find interesting. Exploring the natural beauties along with different species of birds, plants, flowers, herbs, and fruits, will be another fantastic experience.
Walking through the edge of glacial lakes and the view of the mountain range from that spot will be captivating. You can also experience mountain flight to see the panoramic view of the Himalaya. While roaming around, sometimes you might get confused if the scenery you are watching is real. Such a place must be discovered since it feels like heaven on earth.
As mentioned about the wildlife reserves in Nepal, you can experience jungle safari by foot, jeep, or by an elephant. You can watch the activities of wild animals in their natural habitat. You can find elephants, boars, spotted deer, four-horned antelope, one-horned rhinos and Bengal tiger. On this trip, you can have a bath where elephants will provide you the shower. As they are friendly, you will enjoy the company and can share the bond for a little while.
Sustainable Tourism and Statistics
Tourism Statistics in Nepal
Since tourism is one of the mainstays of the Nepalese economy, Nepal tourism Board (NTB) plans every year to attract more tourists. It declared 2011 as the tourism year and designed to attract one million foreign tourists that year. According to the statistics, around 598,204 tourists entered Nepal via aerial route. Nepal tourism board (NTB) has planned 2020 as the tourism year and has targeted to attract 2 million foreign tourists.
Nepal is an affordable destination for everyone. You can find the least expensive to most expensive accommodation and tasty Nepali food during your visit. Mountain areas can be a little bit expensive due to its geography and lack of direct connection to roads though the friendliness and hospitality of people with tasty food make it worth.
If you have a tough time to decide on your holiday destination, Nepal would be the best one during October and November as the monsoon stops. Clear skies, green landscapes, and dry roads make your day easier for the trek, and the range of snowy peaks gives you a memorable day with ideal photography.