25 Things to Do In Nepal
Nepal is an ancient nation. According to a legend, Nepal was named after a sage called Ne who lived in ancient Nepal. The land protected by sage Ne was called Nepal (Ne is the name of the sage and pal means protection). Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, was named after 14th century monument called Kasthamandap, which is a pagoda style temple made from the wood from a single tree. You can still see this landmark in Kathmandu.
Nepal is a small nation tucked between the Asian giants India and China. The country has never been colonized, it has remained a sovereign state throughout the written history of 2000 years. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is at least two thousand years old.
Until 2006, Nepal was the only Hindu Kingdom in the world. The turn of events in 2006 is very important historical happening in Nepal. Nepal became secular country, and a republic. The end of 10 years of Communist insurgency in 2006 also ended 138 years old monarchial dynasty. Nepal had the first president in 2008.
Nepal is underdeveloped country, the country’s economy is sustained by foreign aids, more than 25 percent people live under two dollars a day; nevertheless, the country is rich with natural resources and natural beauties. Nepal is second after Brazil in fresh water resources and about one-third of world Himalayan range lies in Nepal.
If you are in Nepal, make sure to do some of these things.
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal
- Sightseeing in Patan, a city that dates back to the beginning of common era
- Sightseeing in Bhaktapur, a medieval city and UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Visiting ancient Hindu and Buddhist Temples
- Trekking to the Everest Base Camp, or going for Everest Expedition
- Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Annapurna expedition
- Hunting in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve
- Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park, which is a home to more than 500 one-horned rhinos
- Jungle Safari in Bardia National Park, one of the best places on earth to spot royal Bengal tiger
- Bird Watching in National parks and Wildlife reserves
- Sightseeing in Pokhara, a city on the lap of Mount Annapurna
- Mountain Flights around Everest and Annapurna
- Trekking, Hiking and Peak Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Visiting Mustang, a village beyond Mount Annapurna
- White Water Rafting and Kayaking
- Paragliding over Pokhara city and Annapurna mountain range
- Fishing in any of 4000 rivers
- Bungee Jump
- Visiting Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Buddha
- Meditations in Nepal Vipassana Centre
- Participating in Nepali Festivals
- Eating Momo, steamed dumplings
- Buying a Thanka painting
This is just a small list. If you want to learn more check this definitive article on things to do in Nepal.
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