“On Top of the World”

Nepal Tourism

A hub for adventure lovers and home to Mt. Everest, the world’s tallest peak, Nepal is a Himalayan country sandwiched between India and China. Often referred to as the roof of the world, it is a land of unparalleled natural beauty and diverse landscapes. From the towering peaks of the Himalayas to lush valleys, ancient temples, and vibrant cities, Nepal offers an array of experiences that appeal to travelers seeking adventure, spirituality, and cultural immersion.

The mighty snow-capped mountains here such as Annapurna, Mount Everest, Manaslu, and Kanchenjunga, draw mountaineers and trekkers from across the globe. The trekking trails, such as the famous Everest Base Camp trek or the Annapurna Circuit, provide breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks, picturesque villages, and serene landscapes, offering the adventure of a lifetime.

Nepal’s cultural heritage is rich and diverse, evident in its historic cities like Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan, where ancient temples, palaces, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites stand as testaments to the country’s glorious past. Nepal is also a major religious hub with many pilgrimage sites for followers of Buddhism and Hinduism, such as the Pashupatinath Temple and the Boudhanath Stupa.

The country’s spiritual ambiance is further enhanced by its tranquil monasteries and meditation retreats nestled in the serene Himalayan foothills. Visitors seeking solace and enlightenment often visit places like Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, to explore Buddhist heritage and find inner peace. Nepal’s warmth extends beyond its landscapes and heritage; the Nepalese people are known for their hospitality and vibrant culture. Travelers can immerse themselves in local festivals, traditional dance, and authentic Nepali cuisine, offering a delightful fusion of flavors and cultural experiences.

Must Know Before You Travel to Nepal

  • TIMS Card for Trekking: For certain  Protected Areas of Nepal, trekkers should be accompanied by a licensed trekking guide and carry a TIMS card issued by government-registered trekking agencies. It costs NPR 1,000 for SAARC country residents and NPR 2,000 for others.
  • Special Trekking Permit: The Department of Immigration in Kalikasthan, Kathmandu issues special trekking permit for visiting areas under the Restricted Zone.
  • Tourist Police: Nepal has a special unit of tourist police that ensures the safety of tourists. They are available 24/7 inside Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara.
  • Weekend in Nepal: Saturday is off in Nepal, and there is just 1 day weekend. Most offices and some restaurants and shops close on Saturday but remain open on Sunday.