8 Most Beautiful Places to visit Nepal in 2020

Nepal is one of the most peaceful country in the world. A piece of heaven on Earth, blessed with the abundance of unparalleled beauty of nature. It is located in South-East Asia between India and China. Tourists, coming here, are enormously engaged in mountaineers, rock climbers and adventure sports. Apart from being an attractive destination for adventure, one can also find places for a casual visit.

Some of the most beautiful places in Nepal:

1. Everest Base Camp

         Everest base camp is the most thrilling, and challenging trek for the trekking lovers. It is a world class journey in the high Himalayas that leads you to the base camp of Mt Everest. The base camp is situated in the khumbu region. Being a beautiful heaven in itself Everest Base Camp is the gateway for all the climbers that attempt to climb the roof of the world (Mt Everest). The highest destination also carries a long history of pride and tragedy too. Everest Base Camp trekking gives you an enthralling lifetime experience and magnificent view of Mt. Everest. Everest base camp is also known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’.

2. Pokhara

Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. Situated at an altitude of 827m from the sea level, this city is known as a center of adventure. The city has several beautiful lakes and stunning panoramic views of snow-capped mountains like Fishtail (Machhapuchhre). The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the mountain range rising behind them produce an ambiance of peace and magic. So today the city has not only become the starting point for most popular trekking and rafting destinations, but also a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

3. Lumbini

Lumbini, the birth place of Gautam Buddha, is the center of Buddhism. The Lord Buddha was born here in 623 B.C., in the famous garden of Lumbini. Amongst the pilgrims Emperor Ashoka of India visited, he erected one of his ceremonial occasion pillars there. The site is currently being developed as a Buddhist pilgrim’s journey center. Moreover, the archeological remains found relating to Lord Buddha creates quite a stir.

4. Rara lake

Rara lake is the biggest lake situated within the borders of Nepal, which covers an area of 10.8 square kilometers. The lake is surrounded by Rara National Park on all sides, the park was established to preserve the beauty of the lake and protect the faunal importance of the rare and vulnerable species found around the lake. The lake is located in Jumla and Mugu Districts.

5. Upper Mustang

The Upper Mustang can also be called the hidden world of the Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also called Lo. Lo, and used to be a part of the Tibetan territory. Surrounded by rocks in all kinds of colors, Mustang is mostly a barren landscape where the villages with their bright colored fields are like Oasis in the deserts. Upper Mustang lies between Tibet and in the North and high Himalayan Mountains in the South. The cultural activities of the people living there are one of the major attractions for tourists.

6. Chitwan National Park

One of the first National Park established in Nepal is Chitwan National Park (CNP). It was granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. Formerly it is called the Royal Chitwan National Park, it was renamed to only Chitwan National Park after the dismissal of the royal family in Nepal, and it also contains Beeshazari Tal. The CNP has a history of over 3 decades in park management and rich experience in resolving conflicts between the park and naturally rich in the area in the Terai. Here are the total number of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish have been recorded in the park. The park is very famous for its protection of one-horned rhino, Royal Bengal tiger and Gharial crocodilian reptile.

7.Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath is one of the four most important religious sites in South Asia. Enthusiast of Lord Shiva and Hindus consider it to be sacred and of utmost importance. Built around the 5th century, the site itself is said to have existed from the beginning of the millennium when a Shiva linga was discovered here. It is the largest temple complex in Nepal. The main temple has been built is pagoda style having a gilded roof, four sides covered in silver, and wood carvings of the finest quality. Moreover, the temples is also devoted towards several other Hindu and Buddhist deities surrounding the temple of Pashupatinath.

8. Upper Dolpo

Dolpo is the biggest districts of all 75 districts in Nepal; however, the Upper Dolpo practices Tibetan Buddhism because of Tibetan proximity for centuries. People believe that the purest form of Buddhism is practiced in Dolpo and this hidden land of the Himalayas is the most opulent region for Tibetan Buddhism for its ancient religious traditions and sacred places.  Ancient manuscripts found in Dolpo forecast the prophecy of Lord Buddha in Dolpo where solitary meditation could open the doors to enlightenment. Guru Rinpoche blessed the entire region during his visit to subdue three demonesses who fled to Dolpo from Tibet during the 8th century. Pilgrims travel to see the foot imprints of Guru Rinpoche. The sacred rock formations and caves wherever Guru Rinpoche and lots of different Lamas meditated whereas they were in Dolpo are holy sites for Buddhist Pilgrims. Dolpo houses several monasteries, some of these are the oldest of their sect dating back over 300 years.

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