The landlocked country of Nepal has been aptly called a haven for nature enthusiasts as it has an awesomely varied topographical and geographical structure and beauty. Scenic landscapes, diverse populations, and mountains are what make this small country worth much more than its area. With the potential of becoming a tourist hub, Nepal’s tourism sector is expanding day to day and this brings us to the top places to visit in Nepal if you are visiting this beautiful country.
Top Places to visit in Nepal
1. Annapurna Base Camp
The Annapurna (8091m) is the 10th highest peak in the world and the journey to its base camp is filled with mind-boggling beauty and the chance to mix up with ethnic inhabitants living in the region. With a customizable itinerary, experience the chances to observe the mind reeling mountain scenery with rhododendron and juniper forests all along the trekking path.
2. Everest Base Camp
Surely, reaching the base camp of the highest peak in the world is in itself a big feat. The exhilarating flight to Lukla followed by an adventurous trek will take you to the height of 5364 meters. Experience the views of the snowcapped peaks and the chances to mix up with the ethnic inhabitants in the region.
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3. Chitwan National Park
Home to some of the rarest species of flora and fauna on earth, this place is a must visit in Nepal for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. Get proper accommodation, food and sheer wildlife including the Royal Bengal tiger and the one-horned rhino and get the best view from the top of an elephant.
4. Gosaikunda Lake
A pilgrimage spot, the trek to this area is in itself a wonderful experience. The alpine water, oligotrophic lake stays adjacent to the Langtang Valley in the Langtang National park and has numerous hotels and lodging facilities along the way.
5. Khaptad National Park
This is a protected area situated in the Far-West of Nepal. Named after the holy man Khaptad Baba, this park is another example of the natural beauty that Nepal is so keen on preserving. Experience streams, moorland, wild flora and fauna and the famous Khaptad Temple here.
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Lumbini is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. No more reasons are apt to describe why you need to visit this place. With the extremely beautiful archaeological beauty, amalgamated with the fact that it is a UNESCO World Heritage site makes this place full of tranquility and peace and must be visited.
With its dry arid landscape and the views of the extremely beautiful mountain peaks along the distance, Mustang is a must-go-to destination of Nepal/ different colored rocks and the unique culture of people make this place attractive.
Aptly called the lake city, this city offers up-close views of the Annapurna Mountain Range as well as a number of beautiful Lakes like the Phewa and the Begnas. An entry point to several treks, this area has a true tourism spirit with foreigners everywhere you look.
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9. Rara Taal
This is another destination on the list of the places to visit in Nepal. The biggest and the deepest freshwater lake in Nepal is surrounded by several flora and fauna and the route leading to it is pretty rough and adventurous. The lake looks like and blue jewel amongst snowy peaks.
10. Tilicho Lake
Tilicho is the lake situated at the highest altitude in the world. as a side hike of Annapurna Circuit trek, the lake is surrounded by mountain peaks. The rough terrains call upon only the very fit to visit it but if you are an adventure freak, visit the lake.