Nepal is a magnificent Himalayan County where the highest mountain peak in the world Mount Everest is located. It lies between two huge Asian Nations i.e India and China. The birth place of Lord Gautam Buddha, Lumbini the world heritage site is also in Nepal. It is the only Hindu Nation in the world. Nepal offers different varieties of adventure activities like Mountaineering, trekking, mountain biking, nature tours, culture tours, pilgrim tours, white-water rafting, cannoning (cascading), kayaking, canoeing, mountain flights, pony trekking, jungle safaris, bird watching, paragliding, ultra light aircraft ride, bungee jumping etc. Other than these adventure activities. Nepal is not only famous for the Adventure tourism but there are many cultural, pilgrimage and ecotourism options are also available
It is the capital city of Nepal. Kathmandu is the most developed and populated city in Nepal. It is popular among the tourist for its unique style and amazing architecture. Kathmandu is full of fascinating places like golden pagodas, temples, shrines etc…
PLACES TO VISIT IN KATHMANDHU
- PASHUPATHINATH TEMPLE:
It means lord of all animals. Pushupathinath is a most sacred place in Nepal. It is located in the banks of Baghmati River. There is an Amazing view of Kathmandu from the top. This place worth a visit during your Nepal trip. It is the largest Shiva temple in World.
- SWAYAMBHUNATH TEMPLE
It is also known as the Monkey Temple. There are two entrances for Swayambhunath. There is a Stupa and many other shrines in the Complex. It is one of the most Scared Buddhist pilgrimage center. Swayambhunath is UNESCO World heritage site. To reach this place one has to climb 365 Ancient steeps. There is a beautiful sight of city from the hill top.
- BHUDHA NILKANTHA:
It is also known as Narayanthan temple. The temple is dedicated to lord Vishnu. It is believed the idol of lord Vishnu is around 1000 year old. The main festival of the temple is when Lord Vishnu, who sleeps on the cosmic ocean during Caturmasya period wakes up on the Haribondhini Ekadashi day in late October or early November. Many devotes visit the temple during the festival.
It is one of the largest stupa in world. Boudhanath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is an amazing religious place. The place is surrounded by small temples and shops which give a colorful look to this place. The beautiful spinning prayer wheels located in the Complex is also a mesmerizing sight for any traveler.
Pokhara city is also known as city of Adventure. It is one of the most popular trekking and rafting Starting Point also. It has several beautiful lakes and mountains. Pokhara is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of weather. Pokhara is 200 km away from Kathmandu Best time to visit is between October and April.
PLACES TO VISIT IN POKHARA:
- PHEWA LAKE:
It is a fresh water lake in Pokhara. It is the second largest lake in Nepal. You can hire brightly painted wooden and sail boats in reasonable rate
- BINDHYABASINI TEMPLE:
It is one of the oldest temples in Pokhara Valley. It is at the height of 3000ft above the sea level. This temple is dedicated to goddess kali. You have to climb few steps to reach this temple but the view from the place simply amazing. If the weather is clear then you can have good view of Annapurna Range.
- DEVI FALL:
It is also known as Patale Chhango. It is the deepest cave in Asia. During the monsoon season the flow of water sounds like a fierce lion’s roar. The best time to visit Devi fall is monsoon from July to September. During monsoons Devi fall is at its full glory.
- MANAKAAMANA TEMPLE: The temple is located in Gorkha which is 142 Km from Kathmandu. It is dedicated to goddess Parvati. Manakkamana is situated at about 1300 meters at a top of a hill. Cable car is operated from Abu Khaireni to the Manakkamana Temple.
Fare for Cable Car
INR 600/- per person
Timings for Cable Car
09:00 Am to 05:00 Pm
CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK: It is located at the south central part of Nepal. This is the first National park in Nepal. It is close to India Nepal Boarder. Chitwan National park is UNESCO world heritage site. In Chitwan National park there are many options to have close experience of the wildlife like jeep safari, Elephant safari, jungle walk and Canoe ride. During the visit to National park it is better to avoid bright color clothes this may scare animals so go for off white, white ,grey, black or pastel shades.
TREKKING TRIPS IN NEPAL
- MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK
- KANCHENJUNGA BASE CAMP TREK
- UPPER MUSTANG TREK
- THREE PASSES TREK
- DHAULAGIRI CIRCUIT TREK
- ANNAPURNA DHAULAGIRI PANORAMA TREK
- ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK
- RARA LAKE TREK
- LANGTANG VALLEY TREK
- EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK
- MAKALU BASE CAMP TREK
Points to Remember While Travelling To Nepal
- Always try to carry the photocopies of your travel documents i.e. Passport, Insurance papers etc while travelling and keep your original documents in the safe deposit of your hotel.
- Never leave your valuables and Belongings Unattended.
- Always drink sealed or Mineral water in Nepal. You can buy mineral water bottle from local vendors.
- Please exchange money from authorized Dealers and ensure that you getting a Slip for that. Make sure before departure that you exchanged all Nepali Currency back because it is illegal to take Nepali currency out of the country.
- Always make Bookings from government approved travel Agency for travel, trekking and rafting Services.
Some Useful Tips for Mountaineers and Trekkers:
- Always trek in groups instead of trekking alone.
- Carry torch, raincoat and First aid kit.
- Please Obtain the TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Card before trekking.
- Always use designated route for trekking.
- If you are travelling to Southern lowland then it is better to carry mosquito repellent.
Some Useful contact Numbers for Tourist
- Bhrikutimandap: +977-1-4247041
- Tribhuvan International Airport: +977-1-6227122
- Basantapur: +977-1-4478126
- Belhiya: +977-71-520197
Nepal Tourism Board Pokhara
Tel: +977-61-465292, 463029
Department of Immigration
Kalikasthan : +977-1-4429660
Himalayan Rescue Association
Tel : +977-1-4440292/4440293
Visa Information to Travel in Nepal
Tribhuvan International Airport provides visa on arrival facility, Visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission. Visa can also be obtained (renewal purposes) at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Immigration Department has not specified the size of the passport-size photo.
Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee. Indian nationals do not need a visa to enter Nepal. Passport is also not mandatory for Indian citizens to enter Nepal they require to show a valid proof of Identity. The border entry points in Nepal are Kakkarvitta, Birgunj, Belhiya, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Dhangadi and Mahendranagar in the Nepal-India border and Kodari in the Nepal -China border. Citizens from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan are not able to obtain the visa on Arrival. They will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries.
Climate in Nepal:-
Nepal has four main seasons. Monsoons in Nepal are different from the monsoon in Asia rain occurs during night leaving the sky clear in the morning which makes the view of Himalaya amazing.
March – May
September – November