Nepal is the oldest south Asian country. It is home to one of the ancient civilizations in the world. ‘’Atithi Devo Vawa’’, signifying ‘The guest is god’ is an ancient line that spiritually drives hospitality in every Nepalese household.
If you are thinking of taking a breakout of hustle and bustle of life, then cruise yourself into the mystical land of Nepal. Nepal, a country that does not believe in towering buildings, long-wide walls and is obsessed with technology but would rather dwell in nature, considers tourists as gods and values life. The grounded nature of Nepali reflects the pathway of Lord Buddha, being the birthplace of Gautama Buddha himself.
Under the roof of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest lies the treasure of amazing extremes, socio-cultural diversities, the world’s largest flora, and fauna, and eye-captivating natural beauty. There is plenty of options to choose from best treks of the Himalayas to Cultural city tours. Nepal encompasses a wide variety of beliefs and faith, 123 ethnic groups and almost ten religions are practiced in Nepal, then what about internal and international conflicts? Nepal has witnessed no experience travel anywhere without security issues about religious riots in mind. An example would be, a Buddhist Stupa is present and is worshiped by Hindus, inside the periphery of a temple and vice versa. It is a remarkable feature of Nepal.
These are a few. Here are the top five things to do in Nepal.
Dive into spirituality:
Nepal is a cradle of the ancient civilization of the old world dated back before Christ. The ancient civilization of Nepal encrypts scientific mysteries that the world is yet puzzled about. The movements related to “Climate Change” are enraging in the world however the eastern culture always worshiped nature and advocated for its consistent preservation to maintain natural harmony.
You can see codes and conducts in religious and cultural texts that in the wrath’s name of gods they prohibited any kind of harm to nature. An example would be humans do not urinate or pass feces in and around water sources considering the ‘’Naag devta’’ or ‘’King of serpentine’’ will curse them and they will see skin rashes on the skin of the doer. Nepal has many religious temples, monuments, and shrines that inherit its invaluable significance to the world. The ancient Vedic texts treasure the harmony of Chakras, the opening of the third eye, meditation therapies, and many more that still wonder too eminent scientists and psychiatrists of the world.
For those looking for world-class adventures beyond the thrills of life, then what else can be a better destination than Nepal. Tourists all around consider Nepal as their dreamland to set a heart-throbbing adventure except the marine and desert adventures, as these are the only biodiversity unavailable in Nepal. Landlocked between two giant nations- Nepal is a single living museum to worldwide tourism like trekking, bungee jumping, cannoeing, zip lines, cliff swing, rafting, mountain biking, and so on.
Nepal offers goosebumps-raising adventures that bring the extreme of physical and mental endurance. Among all, Nepal is incredibly famous for trekking and hiking in high altitudes. Some best trekking regions in Nepal are the Everest region, Annapurna region, Mustang Region, Manaslu region, etc. Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal is also categorized as the 4th best trek in the world by the leading travel guide publisher, Lonely Planet. Likewise, some other treks like Annapurna trekking, Mardi, Ghorepani, Manaslu, Langtang, and Upper Mustang trekking are also considered being the best in Nepal. The experience of trekking offers a panoramic view of the gigantic mountains and a new mountain experience. Nepal offers adventure beyond mountains to the exotic wildlife of the world.
The land of Nepal is extremely difficult in topography however the endurance, resilience, simplicity in life, hospitality of people, and inherited old-style culture that many parts of the world already lost somewhere in the advancement of technology and modernization is preserved by people in villages perfectly.
Many people consider only the capital, Kathmandu as Nepal, but to experience the real essence of Nepal, villages are a melting pot apostle of peace, modesty, and uniqueness. Many people are living under the poverty line however if you ask for shelter and a portion of food, they will unquestionably offer you shelter and food even if they are starving because guests are gods to them, and they will not let god get disappointed with them.
Being the oldest country in South Asia and richly inherited cultural traditions and monuments, Nepal comprises ancient art, crafts, monuments, temples, architectural structures, etc. that have their own uniqueness in the world culture.
This divine country is a home to many architects dated centuries ago crafted with the science of architecture also known as “Vastu Shastra”. The pagoda-style architecture is commonly seen in these structures and is made popular even in China by Nepalese architect, Araniko. Out of many wonderfully designed structures, eight heritage sites are enlisted by UNESCO as world heritage sites. UNESCO has listed ten world heritage sites in Nepal.
Taking part in Festivals:
Nepal observes over 365 festivals, can you believe that? Festivals more than days in a year? Festivals are not the celebration, but a way of life. The festivals are the core living culture of people. There are festivals to celebrate the birth, food culture, six months of the birth, pregnancy, seasons, the victory of good over evil, traditions, deaths, etc. which are celebrated nationwide or differ according to different ethnic groups and geographical location. Being a part of these amazing festivals is an amazing way to visit Nepal. A variety in the way of observing festivals of a country that covers only 0.03% of the total land area of the world, interesting, isn’t it?
So, these were the top five things to do in Nepal. Nepal is a country of contrasts. The country is tailored enough for you to keep you fascinated along with your stay. This is Nepal for you, cheerfully ready to embrace you as a heavenly home.
That is why whoever visited Nepal would rightly say, ‘’Once is never enough’’.
Shristi is a travel enthusiast who loves the spontaneity of adventures and loves to write about them on Heaven Himalaya. She is a positive yet introverted writer who explores personal growth on every journey. Shristi feels alive by getting lost in the magical world of books or traveling to different places.