The land of Gods, Goddess, bountiful natural beauty, Everest, mountains, glaciers, rivers, world heritages, and pristine cultures symbolically depict Nepal as the land no less than that of paradise in the world. There are maximum possibilities for tourism development in Nepal provided everything goes well.
Nepal’s government has declared a national campaign for the visit year 2020. At least 2 million tourists should be made to visit Nepal within the year 2020. The major 30 tourist destinations are given below.
1. Rara Lake
Rara Lake is one of the best places to visit during the visit year 2020, although the roads are bumpy from Surkhet. But worry not you can take a flight to Talcha airport and walk up to Rara Lake in three hours. There are horses to ferry you from Talcha airports too. Sisne and Kanirowa peaks can be seen from this lake spot. It very cold in the Rara region. So one must take woolen clothes while visiting this lake which is under Rara National Park in the Mugu district of Nepal.
2. Phoksundo Lake
Phoksundo Lake is located in Dolpa district under the Phoksundo National Park and is also the hub for 196 species of birds, 32 species of mammals and 407 species of herbal plants.
3. Tilicho Lake
Tilicho Lake is elevated to 4,920 m and is situated in Manang district, which is the source of Marsyangdi River. Thorang Pass, Muktinath temple and Jomson are few of the spectacular places to visit in the visit year 2020.
4. Poon Hill
Poon Hill (3,200m) is one of the most popular low altitude destinations for the tourists in Myagdi district from where you can have beautiful glimpses of Himalayan Mountains like Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, Annapurna, Neelgiri and many others.
5. Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp is another most popular tourist destination in Nepal which has attracted thousands of tourists every year. This region is elevated to 7,000m to 8000m altitudes.
Khaptad is one of western Nepal’s beautiful tourist destinations that remains unexplored despite its abundance of wilderness and natural beauty. This destination straddles in between Accham, Bajura, Bajhang and Doti districts. It is located in the Khaptad National Park.
7. Everest Base Camp
Everest base camp (5,380m) is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Everyone wistfully dreams to reach atop Everest, yet very few can accomplish this feat. The trekking to this base camp allows you to see many Himalaya peaks with stunning flora and fauna pervasive for the tourists to get engaged in. Taking a flight to Lukla can make your trip easier.
Gosaikunda as high as 14000 ft high is a holy lake among many other lakes in Rasuwa district. A religious fair takes place here annually where both Hindus and Shaman (Buddhists) also worship lord Shiva and dance to the tunes of Damru ( a double-sided drum) on the occasion of Janai Poornima festival, which was previously used by lord Shiva.
9. Chitwan National Park
This is the first national park of Nepal that is famous for one-horned rhino in the world. This park is comfortable and adventurous for jungle safari, elephant safari, and bird watching. The pleasing sight of sunset from the riverbank can be very soothing and astonishing for you.
Pokhara is the city of lakes where you can see the reflected mirror of mountain Machhhapuchre. The destination is popular for sky diving, paragliding, zip flying, ultralight flight, rafting, and hot air ballooning.
Glimpses of Manaslu, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri can also be seen from here. The white monastery, Devi’s fall, Mahendra cave, Fewa lake, Rupa lake, Begnas lake are famous sights to visit.
Lumbini holds a very significant place as Buddha was born at Lumbini in Nepal. So, this Buddhist pilgrim site is most popular in the world for Buddhist circuit spiritual trekking. It is recognized by UNESCO as one of the world heritage sites.
Badmimalika situated in Bajura district is very attractive due to its culture and topography. It can be reached from Martadi. The trail passes through Dadeldhura, Dipayal, and Sanfebagar.
Situated only 8 km far away from Jawalakhel, the village is famous for its ancient civilization and various religious and cultural fairs. Vestiges of Malla dynasty can be discovered here which is far from the main hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city.
Located in Kabreplanchowk district, Namobuddha Monastery is surrounded by Panauti, Banepa, Dhulikhel, Bhakundebensi, Panchakhal, and snowcapped peaks.
Considered as the gateway to heaven by Hindu devotees is situated in Pyuthan district in mid-western Nepal. This sacred site of this place is believed to the spot from where Udhisthir of Mahabharat had gone to heaven. This is one of the spiritual destinations. A glimpse of mountains can also be seen from here.
16. Koshi Tappu Wildlife
Located in the eastern part of Nepal, Koshi Tappu Wildlife is a perfect place for bird watching especially during January and February. Some of the species of birds found here are not found anywhere in the world.
114 years old queen’s palace known as Ranimahal can be seen here. Palpa is also popular as the queen of the hills. Many hills and the White Mountains can be seen from Palpa.
The very serene place was popular for strawberry and rock climbing. Glimpses of peaks such as Ganesh, Gaurishankar, Manaslu, Choba, Bhamare, Hiunchuli and Annapurna can be seen from Kakani. It’s very near to Kathmandu city.
One of the popular tourist destinations. It offers views of Langtang, Jugal, Ganesh, Manaslu, Hiunchuli, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Kanjirowa mountains.
Located in Mustang district, Lomanthang is one of the most popular destinations in Mustang districts. 700 years old palace made up of mud with 100 rooms and 5 stairs in Lomanthang is the main attraction here.
Situated in the northern part of Dolkha, glacial Lake Tsho Rolpa keeps attracting tourists with its enigmatic position and attractions.
The second grace design in Asia which is asymmetric, single-towered and cable-stayed bridge across the Karnali River in Bardia district is located in Chisapani. Bardia National Park is adjacent to it. So, blackbuck, one-horned rhino, spotted deer can be spotted once you are nearby.
Located in Surkhet district, Kankrebihar is one of the open museums for heritage well known for ancient idols worshiped by Hindus and Buddhists alike. The place is reported to manifest vestiges of khas kingdom
Located just 16 km from Dharan and elevated at 1430m, Bhendetar is one of the main destinations in eastern Nepal. The view tower of Bhendetar can offer the scenic views of Saptakoshi, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Faktanglung (Kumbakarna).
The destination of Barpak in the Gorkha district offers Ghale culture, traditions, lifestyle. Snowcapped mountain ranges can also be seen from here.
Kalinchowk is the district headquarter of Dolakha. Tantalizing sights of sunrise from Gaurishankar and Rolwaling Himalayan ranges can be very delightful moments for a lover of nature and beauty.
Spiritual trekking to Pathibhara temple situated in Taplejung district can offer paradises like a serene place to rest and meditate for peace of mind and physical respite from a hectic life.
Located 61 km from Birtamod of Ilam offers beautiful sights of tea-estates and a cool environment to relish.
Well known for Maithali arts and the ancient palace of King Janak, Janakdham is the ancient city of Maithali civilization in the southern part of Kathmandu. This destination is also one of the spiritual sites for pilgrims.
Panchapokhari located in Sindhupalchok gets its name from the five lakes seated in the lap of Jugal Mountain. Elevated at 4200, the lake offers a bewitching view of the reflection of the sky and white clouds seen in the lake.
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