Top 10 things to do in Nepal

Nepal tours are the spice of life with new sights, scents and sounds to explore. A nature lover’s paradise, luxury Nepal tours take you into the great outdoors for hiking, elephant rides and fabulous jungle safaris. Mix and match your Nepal adventures and get off to a good running start with our top 10 things to do in Nepal.

Things To Do In Kathmandu

1. The Seeing Hands Clinic
You don’t need to brave the heights up Mount Everest to reward yourself with a soothing massage. The Seeing Hands Clinic is the best in Kathmandu and offers a variety of services to relax and unwind.

2. Boudhanath
This impressive architectural structure is the largest Buddhist complex outside of Tibet and recognised as an international World Heritage Site.

3. Kopan Monastery
This working monastery is home to a community of monks and nuns. Visitors are welcome to walk the expansive grounds and learn the art of meditation from the experts.

4. The Garden Of Dreams
This luscious botanical garden is situated in the Kathmandu city centre and the best place in town to kick back and relax. The flowing classical architecture is surrounded by colourful flowers, foliage, circular gazebos and plentiful park benches. Swaying palm trees keep the gardens cool and light meals and snacks are served on the premises.

5. Durbar Square
Enjoy the chatter, bustle and pulse of the city at Kathmandu’s Durbar Square. Feed the pigeons and people watch with tasty treats whipped up fresh from the marketplace. Many big cities in Nepal have a Durbar Square which literally means a place for temples, courtyards and palaces. However, this location in Kathmandu is the most prestigious Durbar Square as it is the site where Nepal kings have been crowned for centuries.

6. The Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre
The new location has moved to the Royal Museum Complex and expanded to accommodate a massive art library complete with more than three thousand art related books. The Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre is host to visiting artists and exhibits works in multiple mediums to include photography.

7. Swayambhunath Temple
One of the most beautiful temples in Nepal, guests are greeted with golden statuary and treated to magnificent walkways with intricate ancient carvings. Hike up to the higher elevations to take in the sunset and make new pals with the friendly monkeys. Swayambhunath Temple is rich with artistry, history and oriental mystery. To make the most of your visit, be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes for the hilly terrain.

The Nepal Jungle Safaris, Woodlands and Wetlands

8. The Chitwan National Park
The Chitwan reserve was a private hunting ground for the Rana Prime Ministers and a favourite retreat for King George V. Today the animals are protected by the government and admired by the guests. Take a leisurely elephant ride along the grassy wetlands or sign-up for an escorted tour inside the park.

9. Bird Watching Group Tours
The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is home to a variety of indigenous and migratory birds. Comprised largely of plains, lakes and swamps, visitors can spot almost three hundred species of magnificent birds to include egrets, cranes, ducks, ibis, storks and herons. The tour includes an educational lecture at the campsite, a complimentary lunch, and boat service to the relevant regions of the park.

10. Bardia National Park
Take a Jeep safari in search of wild jackals, tigers, otters, monkeys, blue bulls and more on this comprehensive jungle tour stretching over 900 sq kilometres. The park offers elephant riding, bird watching, hiking trails and canoe rides on the river. Book one or two nights for some fast action and adventure found only in Nepal.

 

 

 

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