Top 6 Places to Visit in Nepal


Nepal is a diverse country and has become a popular destination for travellers.  Nepal is located between China and India and has some of the most beautiful landscapes from snow-capped mountain ranges to forests.

Nepal has a rich culture with temples and shrines and vibrant festivals and markets where travellers can purchase all sorts of wares.  Nepal offers mountain climbing, kayaking, paragliding as well as walks through medieval temples.

1. Lumbini

Lumbini is a popular attraction and is said to be the birthplace of Lord Buddha.  This city has archaeological finds that date back to 550BC.  This area is a popular attraction for scholars, scientists and interested visitors.

This complex, which includes a temple where Buddha was born also, has monasteries, ponds, meditation centres and cultural facilities.

2. Janakpur

Janakpur is on the Terai plains of south central Nepal.  This city has special significance for Hindu’s as it is believed that this is where Ram married Sita.

Each year many Hindus visit this area to celebrate the anniversary.  It has one of the largest temples in Nepal and has over 100 sacred pools and ponds located around the city.

3. Nagarkot

Nagarkot is a great base to experience the beauty of the Himalayas without too much physical activity.  It offers excellent views of the mountain range and Kathmandu Valley.  This small village has a population of 4500 and offers views of eight of the Himalayan ranges.

Nagarkot has good accommodations, which are reasonably priced.  The best place to view the sunrise over the Himalayas is from Nagarkot View Tower.

4. Khumbu

Travellers who are intent on trekking to the summit of Mount Everest will begin at Khumbu, and after this they won’t have much opportunity to enjoy live AFL betting.  The journey starts at Lukla airstrip from which a trail runs to Everest Base Camp.

Khumbu is located mostly in the Sagarmatha National Park and is also home to Namche Bazaar a Sherpa Village from where the majority of expeditions begin.  An important Buddhist Centre, the Tengboche Monastery, is also found in Khumbu.

This monastery offers accommodation to travellers with wonderful views of this spectacular mountain range.

5. Chitwan National Park

The Chitwan National Park is in south central Nepal and is a great area for viewing wildlife.  This national park has both rare and endangered species, which includes the Bengal Tiger and one horned rhinoceros.  Travellers will be able to see other wildlife such as elephants, leopards, bison and sloth bears.

Visitors will be taken on tours around the park and can also enjoy jungle treks, elephant rides as well as canoe rides.  Visitors can choose from luxury accommodation in the park or affordable accommodation in a nearby village, Sauraha.

6. Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal with many shopping opportunities.  Durbar Square is a must see in the city and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The city has many temples and monuments of all shapes and sizes and for various faiths.  Unfortunately the earthquake of 2015 did some damage to many of the buildings.