Landlocked amidst the vast, sandwiched between India and China and bordered by the staggering Himalayas, the mountainous land of Nepal boasts of being home to the world’s tallest peak, Mt. Everest. The beautiful country is known for its snow-capped mountains, ancient traditions, exciting culture and extremely warm people.
A favourite among the adventure-lovers, the little country of Nepal is indeed a mountaineer’s dream. The mighty snow-capped mountains here such as Annapurna, Mount Everest, Manaslu, and Kanchenjunga are home to some of the most picturesque trekking trails in the world.
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Nepal is a landlocked country in Southern Asia with China in the north and India in the south, east and west. Nepal is famous worldwide for being the home of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest as well as the birth place of Lord Buddha, the pioneer of Buddhist religion.
Of the world’s 14 tallest mountain peaks, eight are located in this naturally beautiful country with more than one thousand peaks at a height of above 6000 meters. Trekking in Nepal’s mountainous terrain is an experience offered by no other country in the world.
The great Himalayan rage offers astounding mountain views and an opportunity to take a glimpse into the life and culture of locals living at those high altitudes.
The hilly country is famous for adventurous treks like the Everest Base Camp trek, Annapurna Base Camp trek, Island Peak climbing, Mera Peak climbing, and Mt. Everest expedition. Along with base camps treks, it is also climbing small snow peaks such as Island Peak Climbing or Mera Peak Climbing and summiting the highest peak in the world, the Mt. Everest, is what brings visitors to Nepal.
Boasting of stunning natural landscapes evident in places like Pokhara, the pristine air and the stunning backdrop of the snowy peaks of the Annapurna Range is a sight to behold. The lake city with breathtaking lakes such as Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake and Rupa Lake add to the reason.
Wildlife, diverse culture, vegetation, and ecosystem are abundant in Nepal. Lumbini is the Buddha’s birthplace and is among the world’s most important spiritual sites and attracts Buddhist pilgrims from around the world.
The ancient culture and the conventional architectural beauty of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu also attracts scores of tourists to the country. Our packages include these beautiful cities.
The national parks of Chitwan and Bardia cover lowland tropical jungles and grasslands which boast of a rich variety of wildlife. Among the many animals here, you will also find endangered species like the Greater one-horned rhinoceros and the most sought after Royal Bengal tiger.
There are many safari lodges in Chitwan and Bardiya which provide excellent accommodation and facilities for guests to enjoy wildlife activities.
Nagarkot gives you the comfort of enjoying Himalayan views from the balcony of your hotel room. It is located 32 kms away from Kathmandu and is full of hotels offering the broadest possible views of the Himalayas, with all the eight ranges visible that is Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Everest and Numbur. The timing is key here as sometimes the mountains disappear behind cloudy skies.
The Chitwan National Park is a world heritage property, and offers you a wildlife experience like no other. If you are lucky you might witness the majestic Royal Bengal tiger and or watch the Greater one-horned rhinoceros roam free. It is the ideal place to go for wildlife safari. A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish inhabit the park.
The little hillock of Swayambhunath in the northwest of Kathmandu Valley is also called the "Monkey Temple". Swayambhu is one of the holiest Buddhist stupas in Nepal and is the oldest of its kind in Nepal. It has numerous shrines and monasteries on its premises. Swayambhu overlooks most parts of the valley and offers a panoramic view of the city. The stupa has stood as a hallmark of faith and harmony for centuries with Hindu temples and deities incorporated in this Buddhist site.
The Durbar square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of three squares within Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. Durbar Square is an important site for Buddhist and Hindu rituals, holy ceremonies, royal events, and kingly coronations.
Fountains, ancient statues, small ponds, and a series of courtyards such as Mohan Chok and Sundari Chok decorate the square. The site is a meditative, religious site for spiritual seekers. Within the inner complex of Durbar Square is the site of the Old Royal Palaces which used to house the kings of the Shah and Malla Dynasty. The palaces have now been turned into museums.
Go trekking in the Helambu region. This is a popular trekking area, especially because it is close to Kathmandu and offers some beautiful mountain scenery.
Go white water rafting in the Bhote Kosi River. The rafting trips here are intense and you will find yourself blasting through rapid currents. The trip is usually about 25 kms and includes camping on the riverbank for one night.
Go for a Himalayan panoramic mountain flight tour and watch true Himalayan beauty unfold right in front of your eyes. Some of the most popular peaks you will see on your journey include Mt. Makalu, Mt. Gosaithan, Mt. Dorje Lhakpa, Mt. Gauri-Shanker, Mt. Pumori and the grandest of them all – Mount Everest.
Take a mountain bike tour in Kathmandu, among the popular adventure activities here in Nepal. One of the best and most challenging mountain biking excursions can be found in Shivapuri National Park.
Explore the Bardia National Park which is the largest wilderness area in Terai and boasts of beautiful wildlife. It is famous as one of the biggest stretches of tiger habitats in Asia.
One of the largest stupas of its kind in the world, the Boudhanath Stupa, dates back to the 6th century and is a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. Boudhanath Stupa, with its colossal white mandala set against the beautiful landscape of the Himalayas, is one of the most important Buddhist monuments in Nepal.
During the 14th century, Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu was looted and left in a state of ruins by Mughal invaders. So, the current monument that stands is a reconstruction by later rulers. At night the place comes alive with lights streaming down from the spire, and the stupa looks magical.
Pokhara is among the most popular tourist destination in Nepal and most tourists visit Pokhara Valley to experience Himalayan range and lakes. Pokhara is also known for boating, trekking, and extreme sports like rafting, canoeing and bungee jumping. The natural beauty of Pokhara is overwhelming with picture perfect sceneries. You can walk along the shores of the Fewa Lake and the lush greenery that wraps you in its arms. Take in the spectacular panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Massif.
The legendary Annapurna region is the most diverse and popular trekking area in Nepal. From the full three-week Annapurna Circuit, which stretches into the historic Mustang region to short three-day treks, there's a trek suitable for everyone here.
Winding through some of the world's tallest mountains and diverse climatic zones will not only be a spiritually calming experience for you but you will also enjoy the beautiful hospitality of the Nepalese people and their quaint mountain villages. The time spent here will be extremely rewarding.
Lumbini is the birthplace of Buddha and also one of the world's most important spiritual sites. It attracts scores of Buddhist pilgrims from around the world every year. Here you can visit many Buddhist monasteries built by diverse countries from Vietnam to France.
Visit Buddha’s birthplace within the sacred Mayadevi Gardens. Mayadevi Temple is the most sacred site in the Lumbini Garden as this is where archaeologists have identified the exact spot where Buddha was born. Inscriptions on the Ashoka Pillar nearby also refer to the spot as his birthplace.
Pashupatinath temple is among the four most important religious sites in Asia for devotees of Shiva and one of Nepal’s heritage sites. Dedicated to lord Shiva, this temple was built in the 5th century and later renovated by Malla kings. The site is said to have existed from the beginning of the millennium when a Shiva lingam was discovered here.
It is the largest temple complex in Nepal and stretches on both sides of the Bagmati River. The main temple has a gilded roof, four sides covered in silver, and intricate wood carvings. Temples dedicated to several other Hindu and Buddhist deities can be found around the temple of Pashupatinath.
Day 1After arriving in Kathmandu, our representative will accompany you to your booked hotel. Take rest for a while and have your lunch. After lunch, get ready for the sightseeing. First on your list is the Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, which is an ancient Buddhist Stupa atop a hill overlooking the city. This Buddhist Stupa is two kilometres west of Thamel, which is a popular tourist district. It is a holy place for Nepals Tantric Buddhists, and it is believed that prayers said here are extremely powerful. Spend the evening exploring your surroundings and come back to your hotel for the night.
Day 2On the second day you will explore more of Kathmandus cultural treasures. In the morning, visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is a mere twenty minute walk south of Thamel. This public space houses an eclectic mix of architectural styles, from the 16th to 20th century. In the afternoon, travel to Bhaktapur, located east of central Kathmandu. Bhaktapur is a traditionally Newari city and is known for its fine craft traditions, and you can see these on display in what is effectively an open air museum. Spend the night in Bhaktapur.
Day 3On day three, you will leave the Kathmandu Valley and head west towards Pokhara. The journey to Pokhara will be via flight. Witness the spectacular Himalayan views on your way. After you arrive at Pokhara, enjoy exploring the Lakeside area of this chill city. Rent a paddle boat or a kayak for a ride on the serene waters of Phewa Lake. Admire the impressive views of the Annapurna Himalaya behind the town. Spend the night in Pokhara.
Day 4On day four you will explore Pokhara a little more. It serves as the gateway to the Annapurna Himalaya, and you would want to spend most of your day here enjoying the outdoors. Take a hike up the Shanti Stupa which overlooks the town and offers amazing views of the mountains and lake. Try paragliding at the Sarangkot Hill, one of the best places in the world to try the sport because of the stable thermals. Spend the night in Pokhara.
Day 5Take a flight back to Kathmandu in the morning. After arriving back in Kathmandu, you can check out the various shops, along Pulchowk Road in Patan, which sell items such as handmade paper, pottery, Tibetan style jewellery, and pashmina wool products. You may choose to return home the same day or spend the night here, taking a return flight next morning.
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In the major cities of Nepal, you can find accommodation options that suit any budget. Food in Nepal is pretty cheap especially if you were to eat at local cafes and teahouses. There are regular flights from India to Nepal.
The cost of flight to Nepal will depend on the airlines, how much in advance the ticket was booked, peak or non-peak seasons, and the city you fly out from. The peak tourist seasons are the months of March to May and September to November as these are the best times to visit Nepal.
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What is the famous food of Nepal?
Sel Roti, Gundruk, Yomari, Tongba are some of the most famous foods that are a must-try.
What can I buy in Nepal?
Pashmina, stone and beaded jewelry, tea, and spices are some of the things to buy in Nepal.
Do Indians require a visa to visit Nepal?
Indian citizens do not require any visa to enter Nepal. However, you should carry the necessary documents along with valid id proof.
There are many reasons to justify a trip to Nepal. The sight of the magnificent Himalayas will be imprinted in your memory forever. Experience the glorious temples, unruffled monasteries and historical monuments in the land of Sherpas. Plan your trip to Nepal with Flying Squirrel Holidays’ Nepal holiday packages! Travel to Nepal with our Nepal tour packages from Kolkata!
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