Holidays are arriving! It is the time you take work off the schedule and celebrate! Most of you prefer spending a quality time with your family; cuddling inside your home and exchanging gifts, however, holiday is also the time of year when you can go out and explore the world!
Traveling is a boon. Working the entire time, you deserve a time off! Getting off the couch and exploring some of the unseen parts of the world should be on the top of your bucketlist this christmas!
Choose to visit Nepal this Christmas and undertake some of the greatest pleasures the mankind can ever enjoy.
Here are 5 places you must consider visiting in Nepal this Christmas
#1 Thamel, Kathmandu
Thamel is a tourists’ mecca. Located at the center of the capital city, Kathmandu, it creates a hub for tourists from all parts of the world. May be it is the only place in Nepal which leaves an everlasting impression with its blend of authentic eastern and western cultures.
A one-stop shop for every available item in Nepal, it is one of the most visited places by the tourists and celebrities. The most popular diners, pubs, outdoor agencies and outfitters hail in this dingy region of Kathmandu.
Originally, the home of ethnic tribe of Kathmandu –“Newar,” the place received international recognition for its popularity among incoming tourists, mainly Hippies during early 70s’ and 80s’. Thamel saw a large influx of western tourists; those looking for peace, eastern spiritual music and drugs. This place assimilated with the cultures of “Flower Generation” and became a known hipster town.
Some of the places you must visit in Thamel this Christmas can be; Purple Haze Bar for some funky Rock music, Rum Doodle to dine along with mountaineers and Kto Restaurant for some delicious steaks.
Read complete article >>Thamel -A Tourists’ Mecca
#2 Lakeside, Pokhara
Pokhara is a lakeside city located 200 km (125 miles) west of Kathmandu. A budding city, Pokhara has always been known as the tourists’ destination. Catering both local and international holidaymakers, it is known for its peaceful hideouts and some adventure sports.
The range of recreational activities in Pokhara are at large. You can consider spending time in a peaceful restaurant beside the Phewa lake or go boating instead. If it suits your nerve, you can either paraglide from the cliffs of Sarangkot, jump off in a tandem or plunge 70 m into the air through a bungy jump. The place is also popular for cycling and touring.
The place remains cool during winter. It also becomes a crashing spot for trekkers leaving or returning from the mighty Annapurna Base Camp.
Read complete article >>Pokhara -An Ultimate Holiday Getaway
#3 Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is popular among adventure travelers around the world. A second most popular trek destination in Nepal, ABC boasts some of the unique mountain ranges and large number of trekkers every year.
Located at 4,200 meters (13,779 ft) above the sea level, the trail to ABC leads through indigenous villages, uneven terrains and varying weathers. You can see Annapurna mountain range, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli from the closest ranges possible. It can be undertaken during winter as well. If you wish to trek during winter, you must carry a sleeping bag and be ready to cope with some snow and chills.
Ghandruk, Chhomrung, Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Ghorepani are the must stop destinations during ABC trek.
Read complete article >>ABC Trek: Map, Cost and other details
#4 Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp (EBC) undoubtedly surpasses any trek destinations in the world in terms of adventure. Located on the foot of the highest mountain peak in the world, Mount Everest, EBC can be undertaken during winter as well.
It receives the 3rd most trekkers in Nepal in a year. The pristine winter lakes, Buddhist monastery and ethnic Sherpa villages makes EBC a must-visit destination in the world. The access to the region is possible only during favorable weather, as you must take a short-flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Khumbu valley). Lasting for 2 weeks, the trek to EBC concedes at the Kala Patthar located above 5,000 meters into thin air.
Visiting Tengboche monastery, the Shangri-La of Everest, and watching Mt.Everest from the close proximity of Kala Patthar can be the greatest experiences of this trip.
#5 Sauraha, Chitwan
Sauraha at Chitwan is the largest wildlife park of Nepal. Located on the Southern Terai belts, the weather remains warm throughout the year.
Earlier, the forests of Chitwan were used as the hunting grounds by the Royals, expats from British Indian Empire and the Ranas. Today, it is preserved as a conservation region protecting endangered species of Royal Bengal Tigers and One-horned Rhinos, for which it was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Wildlife safari, boating on the Rapti river and touring of indigenous Tharu villages can be the greatest pleasures of visiting Chitwan.
Read complete article >>Chitwan Jungle Safari
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