Holidays are coming! It’s time to take the work out of hours and celebrate! Most of you prefer to spend quality time with your family; embracing inside your home and exchanging gifts, however, a holiday is also the time of year when you can go out and explore the world!
Travelling is a blessing. Work all the time, you deserve time off! When you get off the couch and explore some of the invisible parts of the world you should put Nepal at the top of your bucket list this Christmas!
Choose to visit Nepal this Christmas and carry out some of the greatest pleasures of humanity you can ever enjoy.
Here are 5 places you should consider visiting Nepal this Christmas.
#1 Thamel, Kathmandu
Thamel is a tourist mecca. Located in the centre of the capital, Kathmandu, a centre is created for tourists from all over the world. It may be the only place in Nepal, which leaves an eternal impression with its blend of authentic Eastern and Western cultures.
A one-stop-shop for all the items available in Nepal, it is one of the most visited places by tourists and celebrities. The most popular diners, pubs, agencies and outdoor equipment suppliers in this region come from Kathmandu.
Originally, the house of Kathmandu’s ethnic tribe – “Newar,” the place received international recognition for its popularity among tourists, mainly hippies during the early 70s and 80s’. Thamel saw a large influx of Western tourists; those who seek peace, eastern spiritual music and drugs. This place assimilated with the cultures of the “Flower Generation” and became a well-known city maverick.
Some of the places you should visit in Thamel this Christmas may be; Purple Haze Bar for some cowardly rock music, Rum Doodle for dinner along with mountaineers and K-Too restaurant for delicious steaks.
#2 Lake Side, Pokhara
Pokhara is a lakeside city located 200 km (125 miles) west of Kathmandu. A budding city, Pokhara has always been known as a tourist destination. Catering tourists both local and international, which is known for its quiet hideaways and some adventure sports.
The range of leisure activities in Pokhara are general. You can consider spending time in a quiet restaurant by Lake Phewa or go by boat instead. If it adapts to your nerve, you can paraglide from the cliffs of Sarangkot, jump in tandem or dive 70 meters into the air through a Bungy jump. The place is also popular for cycling and tourism.
The place is cold during the winter. It also becomes a crash spot for hikers leaving or returning from the mighty Annapurna Base Camp.
#3 Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is very popular with adventure travellers from all over the world. A second most popular trekking destination in Nepal, ABC boasts some of the unique mountain ranges and a large number of hikers each year.
Located at 4,200 meters (13,779 feet) above sea level, the road to ABC leads through indigenous peoples, uneven terrain and different climates. You can see the range of Annapurna mountain, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli from the stoves of the nearest possible. It can be done during the winter as well. If you want to do trekking during the winter, you should bring a sleeping bag and be ready to face some snow and chills.
Ghandruk, Chhomrung, Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Ghorepani are the destinations should stop during ABC hike.
#4 Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp (EBC), no doubt surpasses any Trek destination in the world in terms of adventure. Located at the top of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, EBC can be held during the winter as well.
Receiving the 3 most trekkers in Nepal in a year. Crystal clear lakes, winter Buddhist monastery and ethnic Sherpa villages make EBC a must-see destination in the world. Access to the region is only possible during favourable weather, as you should take a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Khumbu valley). Lasting 2 weeks, the walk to EBC recognizes at the Kala Patthar located above 5,000 meters in the air.
Visiting Tengboche monastery, the Shangri-La of Everest, and watching Mt.Everest from the close proximity of Kala Patthar can be the greatest experiences of this trip.
#5 Sauraha, Chitwan
Sauraha in Chitwan is the largest wildlife park in Nepal. Located in the southern Terai belts, the weather stays warm throughout the year.
Earlier, the Chitwan forests were used as hunting grounds by the Royals, expatriates of the British Empire of India and the Frogs’. Today, the protection of endangered species of Bengal Tigers and A Rhino Horn is preserved as a conservation region, for which it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Wildlife Safari, boating on the Rapti River and tours of the Tharu indigenous people can be the greatest pleasures to visit Chitwan.