Nepal

→ Stunning landscapes
→ Rich in culture 
→ Unforgettable experiences

why should you visit Nepal

The strongest reasons why you must visit Nepal are to see beautiful mountain ranges, natural vistas, and its rich cultural diversity. Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world is in Nepal. Trekking around Annapurna Circuit is one of the ‘must-do’ things in Nepal.

who should visit Nepal

Outdoor Activities Lover

Trekking/Hiking, White water rafting, Kayaking, Jungle Safari, Exploring National Parks, Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Sky diving, Biking, Caving, Mountaineering

Wildlife and Nature Lover

Lakes, National Parks, Forests, Mountains, Scenic Landscapes

Art and Culture Lover

Historic Sites, Museums:
Culture and Traditions:
Festivals and Events:

when should you visit Nepal

Best Season: October-November
Shoulder Season: March-April

Top destinations in Nepal

This is the list of top destinations in Nepal where you can have a lot of experience in one trip. This saves your time not only while surfing the internet for the top destinations to travel but also while traveling or exploring that particular location. And of course, this can save your money too.

top activities to do in Nepal

Trekking/Hiking

Jungle Safari

Things to do in Pokhara, Paragliding

Paragliding

Bungee Jumping/Swing/Zip Lining/Sky Cycling

Rafting

Participate in Nepal's Festivals

our recommendations

Based on the places and experiences that you will never get in other countries i.e they are uniquely different from other countries, we tried to narrow down the lists in terms of ‘must-see’ places.

Must-visit destinations in Nepal:

If you are an outdoor activities lover:

  1. Pokhara
  2. Bhote Koshi

If you are a trekking/hiking lover:

  1. Everest Base Camp
  2. Annapurna Base Camp
  3. Annapurna Circuit

If you are architecture and history lover:

  1. Kathmandu
  2. Lumbini

If you are a nature lover:

  1. Pokhara
  2. Mustang
  3. Annapurna Base Camp
  4. Everest Base Camp
  5. Annapurna Circuit
  6. Bhote Koshi
  7. Rara Lake

If you are a wildlife lover:

  1. Chitwan National Park

If you are culture and tradition lover:

  1. Kathmandu
  2. Chitwan
  3. Ghandruk
  4. Mustang

From the above list, you can see that Kathmandu, Pokhara, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Everest Base Camp, Bhote Koshi, and Chitwan overlap in two categories and rest in a single category. You can make your trip worthy by planning an itinerary according to your priorities and make much out of it by having a lot of experiences in your single trip without having your time and money wasted in traveling and just covering distances in-between.

Our Pick:  Since Nepal is mostly about art, culture, nature and adventure travel with beautiful landscapes, our first pick would be Kathmandu, Pokhara, Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp. Since Nepal is famous for its highest peaks, your target of a trip to Nepal should be at least to reach one of the mountain’s base camp.

Follow these itineraries ideas (below): If you want to make most out of your trip; if you want to have a lot of experiences  in one trip missing almost nothing in your whole trip; if you also don’t want to miss the must-see places and if you also don’t want to miss ‘nowhere-else’ destinations on the planet, then follow these tips.

If this is your first-time visit to Nepal and 


If you have 8/9 days, then we recommend you to choose the following itinerary:

(If you want to combine nature, wildlife tour with art, culture, and history)

Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan), Bhaktapur (Day 1-2)→Pokhara (Day 3-4)→Lumbini (Day 5-6)→Chitwan (Day 7-8)→Return Kathmandu for catching International Flight to your home (Day 9)

Or,

(If you want to do beautiful landscapes tour, skip Lumbini and Chitwan and head to Mustang.)

Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan), Bhaktapur (Day 1-2)→Pokhara (Day 3-4)→Fly or drive to Jomsom (Mustang) (Day 5-6)→Fly to Kathmandu and Return home (Day 7/8)


If you have 14 days, then you can extend above itinerary:

Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan), Bhaktapur (Day 1-2)→Pokhara (Day 3)→Annapurna Base Camp Trek (Day 4-8)→ Return to Pokhara (sightseeing, boating, paragliding) (Day 8-10)→Chitwan (Day 11-12)→Return Kathmandu to catch International Flight to your home (Day 13/14)

(Annapurna Base Camp trek can be a good alternative to Everest Base Camp in case you didn’t make to Everest Base Camp.)

Or,

(If you want to do beautiful landscapes tour, skip Lumbini and Chitwan and head to Mustang.)

Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan), Bhaktapur (Day 1-2)→Pokhara (Day 3)→Annapurna Base Camp Trek (Day 4-8)→Mustang (by bus) (Day 9-11)→Return to Pokhara (sightseeing, boating, paragliding) (Day 12-13)→Return Kathmandu to catch International Flight to your home (Day 14)

(Note: Flying from one destination to another saves your time if you are short on time). But trekking routes are worth the trek, despite helicopter services available up to Base Camps. You can watch mesmerizing 360° view of mountains in Annapurna Base Camp)


If you have 3 weeks, then

do Annapurna Circuit Trek (16 days), (one of the best trekking trails in the world):

Kathmandu (Day 1)→Dumre, Besisahar, Annapurna Circuit Trek (Day 2-17)→Pokhara (End Point) (Day 18-19)→Return to Kathmandu and Fly home (Day 20/21)

(Note: You can always take a bus/jeep ride to Pokhara after reaching Jomsom during your Annapurna Circuit if you feel exhausted or if you are short on time. This saves your time to explore other places in Nepal.)

Or,

do Everest Base Camp Trek (21 days)


You can go white-water rafting, bungee jump and paragliding in Nepal if you want the budgeted adventure sports in comparison to other countries.

If you are on your second visit, then pick the itinerary which you didn’t do in your first visit. There are many other possibilities of trekking routes like Rara Lake Trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Tilicho Lake, Shey Phoksundo Trek (Upper Dolpo Trek) to name but a few.


(Note: Please note that the itineraries mentioned here are focused on the routes or directions to follow for saving time and money and still not missing the ‘must-see’ destinations. The days mentioned here in-between the places is a rough estimation just to give you general itinerary ideas. You can shorten or lengthen this time according to your interests, season, budget and time available. For example, sometimes you might want to experience the nature, activities, and culture in a relaxed manner without any haste and without feeling cramped.)


We’ve covered our recommendations for ‘must-visit destinations’. The list of other wonderful places throughout Nepal can get long. The priorities for a destination to visit can be different from person to person as it depends upon personal preferences and interests. But these are the itineraries covering ‘must-do’ or ‘must-see’ places once in your lifetime.