Why Visit Nepal In 2020?

May be you have heard about this campaign ‘Visit Nepal 2020’. The year 2020 is chosen as National Tourism Year after the year 2011. Nepal will take the year 2020 as “Visit Nepal 2020”. A year committed to tourism industry of Nepal. Tourism is valued as one of the major contributor to Nepal economy. Nepal itself has so many things to offer the tourist that will attract them without any external effort. People can experience the culture, heritages, festivals, nature as well as adventures in Nepal.

Here are some of the main reasons to Visit Nepal in 2020:

  1. 8 of the World’s 14 Highest Peaks

Nepal is also known as the country of Mountains. 8 of the World’s Highest Peaks already lies in Nepal. Among all, Mount Everest, also Known as Sagarmatha (8848 m) is the highest one. The 8 of the World’s Highest Peaks lying is Nepal is listed below:

  • Mount Everest
  • Kanchenjunga
  • Lhotse
  • Makalu
  • Choyu
  • Dhaulagiri
  • Annapurna
  • Manaslu

These highest peaks are not only amazing for their views, but you can also go for hiking and trekking around some of these peaks.

  1. 10 World Heritage Sites

Another interesting thing about Nepal is that it has 10 UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites in its premises.

  • Pashupatinath Temple
  • Swayambhunath Stupa
  • Boudhanath Stupa
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Patan Durbar Square
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Changu Narayan Temple
  • Chitwan National Park
  • Sagarmatha National Park
  • Lumbini

These heritages are the perfect combination of religion, culture, amazing art and architecture, and the nature around. These heritages are the worth visiting Places in Nepal.

  1. Homestay

Home stay in Nepal is a true blessing for every tourist traveling in Nepal as it is budget friendly to all the visitors. In addition to this, one will get an amazing chance to experience the culture and the lifestyle of the local people. People in Nepal are very kind, welcoming and hospitable. Therefore, staying in Home stay, one will get a chance to interact with the local people and exchange culture and tradition. You will be treated as your own family members and you will never feel that you are away from your home.

  1. Festivals

Nepal is a multicultural country. Therefore, hundreds of festivals are celebrated in Nepal. Various religious as well as ethnic groups of people celebrate different festivals throughout the year. So, one will get an amazing chance to enjoy all those festivals in Nepal. Those festivals vary according to community, religions and different groups of people. Some of the major festivals celebrated in Nepal are:

  • Dashain
  • Tihar
  • Chhath
  • Teej
  • Holi
  • Lohshar
  • Janaipurnima
  • Buddha Jayanti
  • Christmas
  • Shiva Ratri
  • Maghe Sankranti
  • Krishna Janmasthami
  • Indra Jatra
  • Goura Parva and many more.

Hence, celebrations of all these festival are the great example of religious tolerance and exchange of love among different ethnic groups of people in Nepal.

  1. Adventure Sports

Along with trekking, most of the travelers are fond of adventure sports. Some of the major adventure activities that you can do in Nepal are:

  • Paragliding
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Mountain Biking
  • White water rafting
  • Zip Lining
  • Canyoning
  • Trail Running
  • Rock Climbing

The surrounding nature and the landscape of Nepal make it more fun to carry out these adventure activities.

  1. Jungle Safari

Nepal is rich in flora and fauna. This country is truly blessed with green forest, amazing wildlife, varieties of birds, and some of the endangered species too. The best way to explore these wild lives is through jungle Safari. Most of the National Parks in Nepal offers Jungle Safari to the visitors. Some of the major National Parks that offers Jungle Safari are:

  • Bardiya National Park
  • Chitwan National Park
  • Parsa Wildlife Reserve
  • Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve

These National Parks are very popular for nature walk, elephant safari, bird watching as well as jungle excursion.

  1. Food

Dal Bhat is the staple food of Nepal. Steamed rice is served with the lentil soup, curries and cooked meat. The food in Nepal is primarily inspired by Chinese as well as Indian cuisine. Similarly, momo is also another popular and most commonly available food in Nepal. You can also enjoy the food in Nepal with unique ingredients. As there are different ethnics group in Nepal, they have their own kind of unique as well as special food.

  1. Souvenirs of Nepal

The 3 major cities in Nepal, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan, are rich in unique handmade souvenirs. The best souvenirs from Nepal are:

  • Woolen Products
  • Pashminas
  • Hemp Products (Bags, hats, shoes, belts, etc)
  • Felt Products (mats, rugs, shoes, purse, balls etc)
  • Paper Products (calendars, notebook, greeting cards, lamps etc)

Hence, you can purchase these souvenirs from Nepal and also take back to your country as memorable tokens of your visit to the amazing country, Nepal.

  1. Volunteering opportunities

As Nepal is a developing country, most of the part of Nepal is still under developed. Therefore, there are a lot of volunteering opportunities in those areas. Especially after the earthquake of 2015, the country is in need of volunteering programs. Volunteering is also the best way of building a strong and special bond with the local people.

There are many other reasons to visit Nepal In 2020.  Therefore, make your visit to this beautiful country and also, know the amazing and interesting facts about Nepal through your own visit.