Tourism industry is one of the largest industry in Nepal, and also largest source of foreign exchange . There are 8 or 10 highest mountains of the world, Nepal is one of the hotspot destination for mountaineers, rock climbers and people seeking adventures. The Hindu and Buddhist heritage of Nepal, and its cold weather are also strong attractions. Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak in the world, is also located in Nepal. Mountaineering and other types of adventure tourism are famous attractions for tourists. The world heritage site as Lumbini, also known as the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, is located in southern Nepal. The tourism in Nepal based on its mountain scenery and also its different brand of Hindu and Buddhist religious practices. The tourism in Nepal involves a large section of its general population. It constitutes the largest service industry of the Himalayan country. Nepal tourism is bolstered by the presence of the highest mountain in the world-Mount Everest. . The tourism industry in Nepal is responsible for a large portion of the foreign exchange coming into the country. The tourist industry in Nepal employs 42% of the total working population in Nepal. It is the main source of economic sustenance after agriculture. Many Nepali people depend upon foreign tourists for their livelihood. The growth of organized tourism in Nepal has given rise to higher wages of the Nepali population depending upon tourist activity for their economic sustenance. Responsible tourism is practised by the government to ensure that environmental degradation does not occur as a by-product of tourist activities.
Here we compiled the list of best tourist places in Nepal which you can visit:
10) Pokhara, Nepal
Pokhara is known as the “Natural Capital” of Nepal, because of its astounding setting of extreme beautiful lakes with lush hills offering unique view of Himalaya. It is the third largest city in Nepal is also known as the gateway to the base camp Annapurna. Pokhara offers tourists the trekking tour which generally take up to 25 days of travel. The city is also famous for its three stunning lake, one of Phewa Lake, with spectacular views of the snowy mountains of the Himalayas. Pokhara is also considered the one of the top tourist places in Nepal.
9) Kathmandu, Nepal
Kathmandu is Nepal’s largest city and also capital of Nepal. Khatmandu is located in a valley in the heart of Nepal. It is famous tourists attraction because of many Buddhist temples, mostly from the 17th century, like the Khatmandu’s Durbar Square.Kathmandu considered the wealth of historic buildings, There are a lot of biggest ancient royal palaces, innumerable Rana palaces, and important shrines as well. Because of the growth, which has made a modern and different city of Kathmandu, the interior center still consists something of a medieval air.
8) Nagarkot, Khatmandu
Nagarkot is a village built on high altitude ground above the sea level. Every year tourist visit this village because it gives the clear picture and wider view of world highest mountain peaks including Mount Everest. It is a most amazing tourists destination in Khatmandu, Nepal which was the escape place for royals of Nepal from intense heat during summer season. Nepali tourist authorities have introduced many facilities like, helicopter transit straight from Nepal International Airport to Nagarkot, constructed many hotels, restaurants and clubs for foreigner travelers and established companies providing guide and training in Hiking & Trekking activities to expedite tourist. Travelers should visit this place whenever they plan to visit Nepal.
7) Bodnath Stupä,Kathmandu
This is a Buddhist Temple worth visiting place and slightly away from the main part of Katmandu. The entrance fee of this temple is only 150 and when you go inside there are plenty of shops and cafes to relax and spend time enjoying the peaceful atmosphere as well. You can also walk on top of the stupa and go all the way around and get a view of monks and Buddhist people meditating and giving offerings which can be interesting. You should not miss this incredible Tibetan Buddhist stupa. Walk some rounds, spin some prayer wheels, breathe the incense. For tourists, this is the most sacred place .It is also considered the one of the must see temple in Kathmandu.
6) Lumbini, Taulihawa Rd
The place from where the Buddhist religion begins is known as Lumbini site built by Emperor Asoka Maurya. Buddhist pilgrimage started around 623 BCE after the birth of lord Buddha here in Lumbini. It is extraordinary place for its calm, undisturbed atmosphere and largely devoid of sights. In present day Lumbini has become a tourist spot for foreigners and pilgrimage for Buddhist followers and believers mostly Hindus, Hinayana and Mahayana in Nepal. Now Nepali authorities have constructed park around it so that tourist can enjoy the culture, history, art and beauty of this place.
5) Annapurna, Nepal
Trekking in Nepal is a wonderful experience. Allow at least 15 days to do it easily. Go with a proper guide. There are a lot of good quality tea houses and accommodation along the trail. Stunning and picturesque scenery, the construction of the road throwing to Manang is changing the culture.
Big day climbing up and over the Thorong La Pass, At 5416 metres, it is very high. Allow at least three days around Manang for acclimatisation to the high altitude.
However, the stark beauty of the Mustang region is a contrast.You can easily make your tour memorable here .
4) Patan Museum, Lalitpur
Patan Museum is located in a former palace, this museum is well organized with excellent explanations of ancient history of Nepal, and not overwhelming. The building of the museum is extraordinary beautiful , and not cluttered.Now in these days photos in the clock tower were fascinating, with a good selection of representative artifacts and accompanying narrative. The cafe in the gardens is very refreshing. This museum is self supporting, and a separate entry fee is required .
3) Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu and Patan, which are located together, the third of the “Royal Cities”, Bhaktapur also located 14 km away, There are “outside the holy hollow of the Valley” on the old trade route to Tibet. Its relative remoteness allowed the city to develop independently and in ways which distinguish it from the other two. With farmers, some of the best in the Valley, numbered heavily among its inhabitants, the city is self-supporting.
2) Gorkha, Pokharithok
Shahs invaded it in the mid period of 16th century, from west Nepal. Gorkha was usually the seat of the Local Rajas, and they were came form Rajasthan.There are no-doubt striking similarities between the Rajasthan’s and the Gurkhas shared , like their military prowess and religious fervor.
1) Janakpur, Dhanusa District
Janakpur is located in the south side of the Terai 22 Km from the Indian border. Janakpur, also known as Janakpurdham, it is one of the historical and religious cities of Nepal. Janakpur also known as the birthplace of Sita and Jhankai, the Lord Ram, and one of the important religious pilgrimage site in the Terai plains, in south central Nepal. In ancient times, Janakpur was the capital city of the Kingdom of Mithila and the centre of Maithil culture during the Treta Yug.