The landlocked country, Nepal is home to many natural and divine wonders that you will find here only. Seven out of the ten tallest mountains in the world are in Nepal, including Mount Everest. It is the birthplace of Buddha and not just this. It is a country that boasts diverse wildlife, ancient royal cities, and adventure sports that will blow your mind. To select a handful of incredible things to do in a country where there are endless things to do and see, was a hard nut to crack, but, as always, we have accomplished this difficult task and prepared a list of the best things to do in Nepal.
This list is packed full of suggestions for the top cultural highlights, outdoor adventures, and travel tips to make your trip to Nepal extraordinary. Keep scrolling till the end!
The Boudhanath Stupa is the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest place for Buddhists outside Tibet. Embracing the Tibetan traditions at Boudhanath Stupa could be the best spiritual experience that you could ever imagine. The stupa is plain white in color and is covered with Buddhist prayer flags.
The all-seeing eyes of Buddha can be seen on the top of the Stupa and it feels like that they are looking right into you. The Stupa complex looks like a mandala drawn on the floor from the top that serves as a tribute to the Buddha’s path to enlightenment.
A large number of pilgrims visit each day to pray for prosperity in their lives and homes. The Buddhist monks chant mantras and pray in the nearby monasteries that you can soak all in.
Being the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is the center of Nepali culture and Nepal tourism. The city is home to many important Hindu temples and Buddhist stupas. One of them is amongst the most important pilgrimages for Hindus, the Pashupatinath Temple which is dedicated to the great Lord Shiva.
As the sun sets, the preparation for the Aarti ceremony begins. People start gathering on the river banks with offerings such as flowers, incense lights, and camphor for Lord Shiva.
Indulging in this divine ceremony is something that can’t be explained in words. It becomes impossible for you to resist being swept up in the energy flowing through the whole ceremony. We highly recommend attending the Aarti ceremony at least once when you are in Nepal.
To truly understand a travel destination, you must understand the food (True words of wisdom! Note this down somewhere). In Kathmandu, Seven Women is an enterprise that aims to empower marginalized Nepalese women.
The ladies of Kathmandu believe that the kitchen is the heart of their homes and it gives them a great sense of pride in sharing their food, culture, and traditions with tourists around the globe.
To learn cooking at the Seven Women is one of the best things to do in Nepal and a great way to support the enterprise that is working towards empowering Nepali women.
Dodging the monkeys and making your way through bustling cities like Kathmandu can be tiring but, you can chill and wash off all that tiredness in the Garden of Dreams. Here, you will find verandahs, pavilions, fountains, and amphitheaters where you can lay down and relax on the pillows provided on-site.
It is also a very romantic place for Nepali lovebirds to have private time with their partners. You can try the lip-smacking hamburgers at the nearby Kaiser restaurant.
With so many tallest peaks in the world standing right in front of you like giant walls will definitely make you climb one or two of them. If you are a beginner then don’t worry because there are many trekking routes that beginners can opt from.
Trekking into the Himalayas will put your mind and soul at ease and you won’t even know why you have become so calm. Maybe that’s what makes Nepal and the Himalayas one of the most favored travel destinations.