Nepal; officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal; is a landlocked central Himalayan country in South Asia. It is divided into 7 states and 75 districts and 744 local units including 4 metropolises, 13 sub-metropolises, 246 municipal councils, and 481 villages. It has a population of 26.4 million and is the 93rd largest country by area. Bordering China in the north and India in the south, east, and west, it is the largest sovereign Himalayan state.
Nepal does not border Bangladesh, which is located within only 27 km (17 mi) of its southeastern tip. Neither does it border Bhutan due to the Indian state of Sikkim being located in between.
Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Kathmandu is the nation’s capital and largest city. It is a multiethnic nation with Nepali as the official language.
Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours. Tourism may be international, or within the traveller’s country. The World Tourism Organization defines tourism more generally, in terms which go “beyond the common perception of tourism as being limited to holiday activity only”, as people “traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes”.
Tourism can be domestic or international, and international tourism has both incoming and outgoing implications on a country’s balance of payments. Today, tourism is a major source of income for many countries, and affects the economy of both the source and host countries, in some cases being of vital importance.
What is your next crazy trip? Go hiking in Nepal? Nasty good idea. But when you go several days in the mountains of the Himalayas, we advise you to be a minimum prepared.
That is because the mountains are majestic, but it can also be very surprising. It is as much positively as negatively. We learned it at our expense. So, it is better to be well prepared, both physically and mentally. Here are 10 things to think about before setting off on this magnificent adventure.
The period should be one of the first things to consider. Because hiking in Nepal during the monsoon does not sound very pleasant. Generally, the best times are in October-November and March-April. But take the time to check depending on the region where you want to go on an adventure.
The type of hike
Going on a hike is nice, but you have to go according to your level. Do you want to challenge yourself? Go for a pleasure hike? Do a busy or quieter hike? Do you have a good budget? In short, there are several questions to ask yourself when choosing the right hike. Here are some sample questions:
• The duration. (8 days? 14 days? 1 month?)
• The difficulty. (Beginner? Intermediate? Advanced?)
• The necessary equipment. (You can choose a hike where you will sleep in tea houses or a hike where you will need equipment for camping)
• The cost. (Permit; Guide; Porter; Transport from Kathmandu to the start of the hike…)
• The altitude. (Each person responds differently to the effects of altitude. If you plan to climb to the top of 3000 meters, consult a doctor before leaving for Nepal. There are medications to prevent these effects.)
• The popularity of the hike. (Everest base camp and Annapurna are the 2 most popular hikes, and therefore very busy.)
Best Jungle Safari That You Would Not Even Dream of in Nepal
Who says Nepal says majestic mountains, treks and Buddhist monks, but who imagines that one can also escape into the jungle and even see one of the most majestic felines there the Bengal tiger.
Nothing better to end our trip in Nepal than spending a few days of escape and relaxation in the heart of the Chitwan jungle, in search of wild animals, because you know we love it.
Tips and good addresses for visiting Chitwan National Park
How long to visit Chitwan?
We stayed there for two nights, and frankly, it was express. If you have no choice and the timing of your vacation is too tight, it’s ok, but if you have it, then 3 nights are more pleasant and relaxing.
The Luxury Tour in Nepal: The best You Can Expect.
Your plane ticket is bought and you are flying away for a trip to Nepal, this tiny country located between two empires, India and China. Here is our little guide to visit Nepal and know what to do in Nepal, this captivating country in Asia.
Visit Nepal: Hiking, but not only !
The first things that come to mind when you think of visiting Nepal are certainly the White Mountains and the many hiking possibilities that the country offers. It is true that these are undeniable attractions of the country, but there are many other things to do during a trip to Nepal than putting on your hiking boots. If you are not a hiking enthusiast, do not put this destination aside and take some notes on the following itinerary suggestions and what to do in Nepal.
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Visit Kathmandu on a trip to Nepal
Kathmandu gives the impression of being both modern and frozen in another era. There are outdoor equipment stores all over the streets while some neighborhoods seem to be falling apart under the weight of the years. Thamel, the favorite neighborhood of travelers, is full of restaurants, travel agencies and shops of all kinds. A real labyrinth where it is good to get lost! Temples abound and are all pleasant to explore. Especially those in Durbar Square where, in addition, you can come across self-proclaimed tour guides, a living goddess and several colorful Sadhus.
Pokhara is the starting point for all those who will embark on the Annapurna circuit and other trails in the area. Whether you go hiking or not, Pokhara is worth a detour. Its lake surrounded by mountains and populated with multicolored boats will amaze you and I had a lot of fun tasting my tea while marveling at this landscape. A short boat ride takes you to a path that overlooks the Temple of Peace and is not to be missed if you are on a trip to Nepal.
You can take a 4-hour guided tour of the city of Pokhara, which includes a boat tour, by booking on the Get Your Guide website. There are also other activities offered in Pokhara on the site, such as paragliding.
Taste the momo during a trip to Nepal
What a pleasure to discover local culinary traditions while traveling! In Nepal, momo is very popular and we quickly understand why. It is small steamed ravioli and is usually stuffed with meat or vegetables, but some places even serve a sweet version: the momo dessert. You can find it in small and large restaurants in just about every town and village.
Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing comprising a large number of interconnected baffled cells. Wing shape is maintained by the suspension lines, the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing, and the aerodynamic forces of the air flowing over the outside.
Despite not using an engine, paraglider flights can last many hours and cover many hundreds of kilometers, though flights of one to two hours and covering some tens of kilometers are more the norm. By skillful exploitation of sources of lift, the pilot may gain height, often climbing to altitudes of a few thousand meters.
An adventure is an exciting or unusual experience. It may also be a bold, usually risky undertaking, with an uncertain outcome.Adventures may be activities with some potential for physical danger such as traveling, exploring, skydiving, mountain climbing, scuba diving, river rafting or participating in extreme sports.
The term also broadly refers to any enterprise that is potentially fraught with physical, financial or psychological risk, such as a business venture, or other major life undertakings.
Road cycling is the most widespread sort of cycling. It includes recreational, racing, and utility cycling. Road cyclists are generally expected to obey equivalent rules and laws as other vehicle drivers or riders and should even be vehicular cyclists.
Dedicated road bicycles have drop handlebars and multiple gears, although there are single and glued gear varieties. Road bikes also use narrow, high-pressure tires to decrease rolling resistance, and have a tendency to be somewhat lighter than other sorts of bicycles. The drop handlebars are often positioned less than the saddle so as to place the rider during a more aerodynamic position. In an attempt to become more aerodynamic, some riders have begun using aero bars. Who and when aero bars, where invented, is unclear but they appear so far back to the first 1980s. The lightweight and aerodynamics of a road bike allow this sort of bicycle to be the second most effective self-powered means of transportation, behind only recumbent bicycles thanks to the latter’s higher aerodynamic efficiency.
Trekking in Nepal
Trekking in Nepal is one of the best destination you have ever chosen, The vigorous walk, usually on trails (footpaths), in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks. On the other hand, you can enjoy the beauty of Nepal and its surroundings.