1 April 2021, Kathmandu
Nepal is a landlocked country despite being quite small which is blessed with many beautiful places. Renowned for its abundance of natural beauty, biodiversity, ethnic, linguistic and social diversity, and historical and cultural wealth, the tourist arrivals have grown from just over a million recently. It has plenty of other splendid places including valleys, forests, lakes, caves, temples, monasteries and palaces that offer jaw-dropping sights. Here is a list of the 10 most beautiful places in Nepal that one must visit.
Everest Base Camp trek is quite simply the classic trek in Nepal. It is one of the most visited regions in the Himalaya which lies in high priority list of trekkers. Along a route dubbed by some as “the steps to heaven,” every bend in the trial provides another opportunity with beautiful forests, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines and foothills.
Rara lake is the deepest lake in Nepal and one of the most pristine. The lake which is at 2,990 meter is surrounded by green hills on all sides, covered in juniper trees and the sparkling waters of the lake. Around the lake, Rara national park is another major attraction. The park which offers a representative sample of the region’s flora and fauna is covered by more than 500 types of flowers, 20 mammal species and 214 species of birds.
The Annapurna Base Camp, lying at an altitude of 4130m, gives close enough views of the Annapurna Massif, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre and many other mountain peaks. People will be greeted with astonishing views that include everything from villages, paddy fields, beautiful rhododendron trees, dense subtropical to alpine forests, rivers and waterfalls and massive snow-covered mountains.
The Mardi Himal Trek is highly admired short treks in Nepal located on the lap of the Annapurna region. Follows the most popular treks routes of Annapurna Base Camp Trek and many other popular short treks from Pokhara. It has recently become the attraction of touristic destination for both internal and external tourist.
The second-largest freshwater lake in Nepal, fewa lake lies in Pokhara is top-rated among tourists. It is vast and breathtaking, surrounded by the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, forests on one side, and the Tal Barahi Temple which lies amidst the lake.
Ghandruk is a common place for treks in the Annapurna range of Nepal with various trails and accommodation possibilities. The village hosts dramatic views of the mystic peaks of Annapurna, Machapuchare, Gangapurna and Hiunchuli serves further as the gateway to the Poonhill trek.
Boudhanath is one of the biggest stupas in the world lies in Kathmandu which has an aura and charm of its own. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is sacred for both Buddhists and Hindus alike.
Mustang is famous for adventure sports such as cycling, rock climbing, trekking, horse racing, and riding. The geographical structure of Mustang is composed of highlands and lowlands with plains, which makes it suitable for mountain cycling and trekking.
Bandipur is a famous tourist destination which can be reached in a midway on the day-long drive between Kathmandu and Pokhara. It lies in the hilltop settlement, Newar community with its age-old flavor still intact filled with rich culture, mountain views and hiking.
Pashupatinath is one of the best and holiest temples in the country, and this is evident from the plethora of tourists, as well as locals visiting it every day. The temple is the abode of the national deity of Nepal – Lord Shiva and gives you a fine example of the pagoda style architecture.