Top 5 Best things to do in Nepal
Nepal is known for its diversified topographical variance from highest snow capped mountains in Himalayan region, valleys and hills in mountain region along lowlands of fertile Terai lands. If you are adventure lover or explorer with enthusiasm in discovering and travelling, then Nepal should be in your bucket list. Trekking in Nepal along tours and adventures has been major things to do in Nepal. With limitless opportunities to explore, here are my top 5 best things to do in Nepal that you shouldn’t miss out.
1. Everest trekking
“Everest base camp trek” is the best thing to do in Nepal. And why it wouldn’t be? You will get chance to get at the base of top of the world at an altitude if 5545m from sea level. Climbing Everest is not possible for all of us, but we can definitely be at base camp of Mt. Everest. That sounds tough! But believe me, kids from age of 8 to elder people of age 70 has successfully been there at Everest base camp. Trek with professional and knowledgeable trekking guide and it will be the most adventurous trip of your life time.
2. Sunrise views from Poonhill
Poonhill at Annapurna region offers the best sunrise views over the Himalayas in Nepal. There are other scenic sunrise viewpoints, but in my view, Poonhill is the best. Starting the trek from scenic Pokhara city, this short and easy trek lets you embrace the warm of sun through cool Himalayan breeze with spectacular views of Annapurna Himalayan range, Mt. Machhpuchre, Mt. Dhaulagiri and other neighboring peaks.
3. Paragliding in Pokhara
Do you like adventure? Yes? Then don’t miss the paragliding from Sarangkot hill at Pokhara. It lets you fly over the beautiful Pokhara valley with bird’s eye view of Phewa lake, Himalayas and valley below while your glider will safely land you at the bottom of hill. If you want even more adventure then zip flying and bungee jumping can also be experienced nearby. Just hold your breath and jump!
4. Elephant Jungle Safari at Chitwan National Park
Ride on elephant’s back with an opportunity to explore the jungle around Chitwan National park. You will feel amazed and one step closer to the wild nature while spotting one horned Rhino, crocodiles and even Royal Bengal Tiger. Don’t miss out to visit elephant breeding center and to take elephant bath. Unique and delightful experience while on Chitwan National Park.
5. Eating “Chatamari”: Traditional Newari Food
Chatamari is a delicious traditional Newari food served usually as snacks. Made from rice flour batter and minced buff toppings with variations; it is also commonly known as Nepali pizza. You can find it easily around Newari restaurants in Kathmandu. It is best served with another veggie potato soup “aalo taama” (potato with bamboo shoot). Ask for Chatamari on your next visit to Kathmandu and taste something traditional, different and delicious.
Well, these are my five best things to do while visiting Nepal. Do you agree with me? I love queries and comments.