Nepal is a South Asian nation famous for being the birthplace of the Gautam Buddha and numerous natural landmarks. In comparison to most countries, Nepal is a small nation; nevertheless, its diversity in culture and nature cannot be matched easily. As such, the brilliant depiction of social ethos moulded by religious beliefs can be easily traced while visiting the cultural hubs of the nation. Tours in Nepal do just that and allow you to enjoy the cultural norms, history, and natural beauty of the nation. Tours are easier ways to discover the charm of Nepal without having to sacrifice the luxury of modern amenities.
Speaking of tours, Kathmandu is the first and foremost destination that every traveller should explore. Kathmandu is where ancient art, craft, culture, and architecture come alive. The Kathmandu Valley alone is home to seven of the ten UNESCO world heritage sites in the country. The three cities in the valley—Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur are the epitome of Nepalese culture and tradition. The durbar square in these ancient cities boasts of several famous architectures by great builders and architects dating as back to the medieval period of Nepal. The religious hubs of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Changunarayan all are exquisite heritage sites visited by pilgrims and travel fanatics alike.
If a traveller is looking for a scenic destination surrounded by peace and tranquillity, Pokhara is the best go-to. Jam-packed with several natural and man-made monuments and destinations, Pokhara flaunts the scenic views of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m) and Phewa Lake. Moreover, the city also hosts a myriad of travel options and adventure sports. Paragliding, zip-lining, bungee jumping, ultra-flights, and mountain biking are a few of the sports that travellers can engage in.
Likewise, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha- Lumbini can be nurturing journey for Buddhism followers seeking peace in their life. Lumbini is popular for housing archaeological remnants of the ancient Shakya kingdom. Similarly, Ashoka Pillar, Mayadevi Temple, and the World Peace Pagoda are also the highlights of tours in Lumbini. For wildlife lovers, tours in and around Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park are the perfect destinations. Jungle Safari and exploration in these national parks offer the opportunity to enjoy the sights of species like the Bengal tiger, Asiatic elephant, mugger crocodile, and one-horned rhinoceros.
Besides these mainstream destinations, there are plenty of other sites to tour in Nepal. From the hill stations around the Kathmandu Valley like Nagarkot and Dhulikhel to the Terai city of Dharan, there are other lesser popular choices as well. Palpa stands out as one of the most underrated tourist destinations along with Bandipur. Recently, even Heli tours to Langtang, Annapurna, and Everest regions have seen a spectacular rise in popularity.
Unlike treks and mountaineering ventures, one can tour in Nepal throughout the year. Although monsoon (June-August) can cause slight problems, tours in Nepal can be done at any time of the year. Moreover, they do not require an individual to be in peak physical condition. Thus, people of any age group can easily tour Nepal.