The Top 30 Things to Do in Nepal

Updated on July 24, 2018
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Vinaya lives in Nepal and divides his time between Kathmandu and his farm.

Langtang National Park, Nepal
Langtang National Park, Nepal | Source

Whether you are a foreigner living and working in Nepal or have a Nepali visa and want to travel the country, here are the top 30 things to do in this nascent republic.

1. Sightsee in Kathmandu

There are numerous places of religious, cultural and historical importance in Kathmandu. Most of the monuments, temples, monasteries and palaces in Kathmandu are from the 14th through the 18th century; however, some are more than 2,000 years old. Kathmandu Durbar Square, the medieval royal palace plaza, is the main tourist attraction in Kathmandu.

2. Sightsee in Patan

According to the Lonely Planet, Patan has a greater concentration of temples than any other city or town in Nepal. The four stupas built by Indian Emperor Ashoka, when he visited Patan in 249 BCE, are in the four corners of Patan city. Most of the Hindu and Buddhist temples in Patan are from the 8th through the 17th century. Durbar Square Patan, the Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), the Kumbeshwar Temple and the Red Machhendranath Temple are some of the main attractions in Patan.

3. Sightsee in Bhaktapur

Nepal's government has tried to keep the city of Bhaktapur in its medieval state, which is why automobiles and modern constructions are prohibited in the town center. Bhaktapur is famous for its Royal Palace Plaza, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, ancient settlements and traditional farming.

Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square | Source
Pashupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath Temple | Source

4. Visit Stupas: The Buddhist Temples of Nepal

A stupa is a Buddhist temple design that consists of a white dome, gilded spire, brass canopy, prayer wheels and prayer flags. There are over 100 ancient stupas in Nepal. Some of the most famous ones, which are believed to be about 2,000 years old, are Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and Charumati Vihara. Boudhanath and Swayambhunath are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

5. Visit Pashupatinath and Other Hindu Temples

Nepal is a secular state with a predominantly Hindu and Buddhist population. There are more than 3,000 ancient Hindu Temples and over 1,200 Buddhist Temples and Monasteries in Nepal. Most of the Hindu Temples in Nepal are built in a pagoda design consisting of multi-tiered roofs, latticed windows and carved doors, all standing on multi-tiered plinths. Pashupatinath is the most important temple in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp | Source
Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar | Source

6. Trek to the Everest Base Camp

A 30-minute flight from Kathmandu will take you to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla (2,860 metres), which is one of the 10 deadliest airports in the world. You have to walk for eight days to reach Everest Base Camp. The alternate Everest Base Camp Trek, an 11-day walk, is from Lamosangu village, which is a three-hour drive from Kathmandu.

7. Go on an Everest Expedition

If you are a mountaineer, you should definitely try the Everest Expedition, which begins at Everest Base Camp (5,356 metres). Before you begin climbing, you have to acclimatize by climbing uphill and downhill for a few days to reach Kala Patthar (5,545m). Kala Patthar offers breathtaking views of Everest and other adjacent peaks. The first major hurdle to ascending Everest is Khumbu icefall (5,486 metres). If you are lucky enough to survive Khumbu icefall, you will have to climb further to four camps, the South Col (7,906m), the Hillary Step (8,760m) and finally to the summit (8,848m)

8. Visit the Namche Bazaar

Namche is a small town in the Everest region at an altitude of 3,440 metres. Namche is the gateway to the Everest Expedition and the Everest Base Camp Trek. If you are not a trekker or a mountaineer, you should experience the Everest region by travelling to Namche. Namche is a two-day walk from Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla.

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Annapurna Mountain Range
Annapurna Mountain Range | Source
Annapurna Mountain Range
Annapurna Mountain Range | Source
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Annapurna Mountain Range | Source
Annapurna Mountain Range
Annapurna Mountain Range | Source

9. Do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The trek to Annapurna Base Camp begins in Pokhara. From there, it takes about 8 days to reach Annapurna Base Camp.

10. Or the Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal and the world. It circumnavigates the entire Annapurna Range and takes almost 21 days to complete. The highest elevation along the Annapurna Circuit Trek is 5,416 metres at the Thorung La pass.

11. Or the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

You can reach Annapurna Sanctuary via walking through a narrow pass between the Hiunchuli (6,441m) and Machapuchare (6,993m) mountains. Annapurna Sanctuary is a plateau that offers views of all the peaks in the Annapurna Mountain Range.

Westerners mellowing out in Annapurna Base Camp
Westerners mellowing out in Annapurna Base Camp | Source

12. Hunt in the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

Nepal allows legal hunting in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. All you have to do is get permission from the Wildlife Conservation Department by paying USD $500. Hunting can be expensive because access to Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is difficult. Be prepared to cover expenses for a helicopter.

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, which is located in western Nepal, was established in 1982 and spreads over 1,325 square kilometers. At least 32 species of wildlife—including wild boar, red panda, snow leopard, bear, stag, blue sheep, etc.,—are found in Dhorpatan. However, you are not allowed to hunt anything other than blue sheep and wild boar.

There is also a trekking route from Dhorpatan to Dolpo, which is called the Guerrilla Track, named after the Maoist guerrillas who traveled this route during the armed insurgency (1996–2006). Recently, Nepal's government has announced Dhaulagiri-Dhorpatan as the new travel destination. Dhaulagiri (8,167 metres / 26,795 feet) is one of the eight highest mountains in Nepal.

Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park | Source

13. Take a Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park was a royal hunting reserve before it was turned into a National Park in 1973. King George V and his son hunted down 18 rhinoceros in Chitwan Jungle when they visited Nepal in 1911. Chitwan National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to 2011 census, there are 501 rhinos and 125 tigers in Chitwan National park.

You can reach Chitwan National Park via 6-hour bus ride or a 25-minute flight and a 15-minute drive.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park:

  • Go boating on the Narayani River
  • Watch crocodiles on the Rapti River
  • Take a jungle safari on an elephant's back
  • Take a jungle safari in a jeep
  • Visit the elephant breeding centre
  • Take in a Tharu cultural show

14. Take a Jungle Safari in Bardia National Park

Touted as the best place on earth to spot royal Bengal Tigers, Bardia National Park is home to 250 species of birds, tigers, rhinos, wild elephants, swamp deer and black bucks. If you are lucky, you might even spot a herd of wild elephants.

15. Go Bird Watching

It has been found that birds migrate to Nepal from Tibet by crossing the Himalayas. Some migratory birds come to Nepal from as far away as Siberia. There are over 900 species of birds in Nepal (which accounts for 10 percent of the bird species in the entire world). Over 500 species of birds have been recorded in Kathmandu Valley alone.

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Some popular Nepali bird-watching spots are:

Koshi Tappu National Park

Shivapuri National Park

Chitwan National Park

Phulchowki

Pokhara

Bardiya National Park

The Annapurna Conservation Area

Nepali flag fluttering on the backdrop of Begnas Lake in Pokhara
Nepali flag fluttering on the backdrop of Begnas Lake in Pokhara | Source
Phewa Lake in Pokhara
Phewa Lake in Pokhara | Source

16. Sightsee in Pokhara

Pokhara is a city of lakes, caves and mountains. It is also the gateway to short treks such as Ghandruk and Ghorepani and long treks such as Annapurna. When you are in Pokhara, don’t miss a walk to Sarangkot.

Things to do in Pokhara:

  • Visit the International Mountain Museum
  • Go rafting on the Kali Gandaki and Seti rivers
  • Take a walk to Poon Hill
  • Visit the Peace Temple
  • Go boating on Phewa and Begnas Lake
  • Go paragliding
  • Visit the Gurkha Memorial Museum
  • Visit the Annapurna Butterfly Museum
  • Visit the Shree Gaden Dhargay Ling Monastery
  • Check out Devi's Fall
  • Walk through the Bat Cave

Mount Everest (photo taken during a mountain flight).
Mount Everest (photo taken during a mountain flight). | Source

17. Take a Mountain Flight

Nepal has some of the best trekking routes in the world. However, for those who want to see the mighty Himalayas but cannot trek anywhere near them, mountain flights are an excellent option! Mountain flights offer eye-level views of the mountains from a close range. During mountain flights, planes fly at an average altitude of 7,000 m. A one-hour flight in the morning takes you near the following mountains:

Everest
Annapurna Kanchenjunga
Makalu
Ganesh Himal
Gauri Shankar
Lhotse
Nuptse
Langtang
Manaslu
Lamjung Himal
Dhaulagiri
and many more!

18. Go Peak Climbing

Almost 18 peaks are open for alpine Climbing in Nepal. You can obtain permission from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (note: the charges differ depending on the peak). However, you have to take care; climbing these minor peaks—sometimes known as Trekking Peaks—requires snow climbing experience, as some sections feature very challenging snow and ice climbing. A few of these minor peaks are:

  • Chulu East (6,584 m)
  • Mera Peak (6,654 m)
  • Yala Peak (5,732 m)
  • Imja Tse (6,183 m)
  • Paldor Peak (5,896 m)
  • Tharpu Chuli (5,663 m)

19. Try Mountain Biking

Nepali terrain consists of flatlands, hills and mountains, thus providing wonderful adventure for mountain bikers. Whether you choose a bicycle or a motorcycle, you can find numerous routes to explore Nepal. Depending on your stamina and interest, you can choose either short or long routes. If you dare, you can even try motorbiking on the Himalayan plateau.

20. Go Rock Climbing

If you love adventure sports, rock climbing is for you. In Nepal, you can climb either artificial walls or natural hills. The artificial rock climbing wall in Kathmandu is in Chabahil and is maintained by the Pasang Lamhu Foundation. In Pokhara, the artificial rock climbing wall is at the Mountaineering Museum.

Nagarjuna Forest and Shivapuri Forest also serve as rock climbing destinations. A rock climbing itinerary to Nagarjuna and Shivapuri can be combined with hiking and bird watching.

21. Take a Hike

If you think full-on trekking is not your cup of tea, try hiking. Some of the popular hiking routes near Kathmandu are:

  • Nagarjuna Hike (5 hrs)
  • White Monastery Hike (4 hrs)
  • Sundarijal-Chisapani Hike (3 hrs)
  • Nagarkot Hike (5 hrs)
  • Namobuddha Hike (4 hrs)
  • and Changunarayan Hike (4 hrs)

Hiking routes near Pokhara include:

  • Sarangkot Hiking (6–7 hrs)
  • World Peace Pagoda Hiking (4–5 hrs)
  • Naudanda-Sarankot Hiking (6–7 hrs)

White Water Rafting in Nepal
White Water Rafting in Nepal | Source
Paragliding in Pokhara Valley in Nepal
Paragliding in Pokhara Valley in Nepal | Source

22. Go Whitewater Rafting or Kayaking

Nepal is a mountainous country, and hence the ideal place for whitewater rafting and kayaking. There are many long and short river routes for rafting and kayaking in Nepal.

23. Go Paragliding

Some people who love extreme adventure have done paragliding from the mountains. However, if you think this is too risky, you may paraglide from Sarangkot over beautiful Pokhara Valley or towards the Annapurna mountain range. Paragliding from Sarangkot Hill near Pokhara is one of the best ways to experience the mountains and the Himalayas.

There are two options for paragliding: you can take a free-flying foot-launched aircraft or a non-motorized foot-launched inflatable wind glider. In both cases, you will have a trained pilot to assist you. Alternatively, you can also take a 10-day course and do paragliding alone.

24. Try Bungee Jumping

Want an adrenaline rush? Try bungee jumping. The bungee jump over Bhote Koshi River is one of the top 10 bungee jumps in the world! The bungee site is situated near the Nepal-Tibet border above the Bhote Kosi River.

25. Participate in Nepali Festivals

If your visit to Nepal coincides with any of the hundreds of festivals in Nepal, try to become a part of the celebration. Some major festivals in Nepal include:

  • New Year's Day (April 14)
  • Buddha Jayanti: The Birthday of Lord Buddha (May 24)
  • Machchendranath Rath Jatra (May–June)
  • Gaijatra (August)
  • Krishnashtami (August–September)
  • Father's Day (August–September)
  • Indra Jatra (September)
  • Bada Dashain (October–November)
  • Tihar (Diwali) (October–November)
  • Maha Shivaratri: The Birth Night of Lord Shiva) (February–March)
  • Holi: Festival of Colors (March)
  • Mother’s Day (March)

26. Meditate at the Nepal Vipassana Center

The Nepal Vipassana Centre situated in Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu, is the best place to attend a free meditation course. You can attend a free 10-day residential Vipassana meditation course at the Nepal Vipassana Centre.

27. Visit Lumbini

Nepal marked 2012 as the "Visit Lumbini" year. Lumbini is the birthplace of the Buddha. There are many religious and archeological sites in Lumbini.

Mayadevi Temple in Lumbini is dedicated to the mother of the Buddha.
Mayadevi Temple in Lumbini is dedicated to the mother of the Buddha. | Source
Momo is a much loved delicacy in Nepal.
Momo is a much loved delicacy in Nepal. | Source

28. Eat Momo

Try momo, which is sold in all kinds of eateries, from roadside food stalls to the extravagant restaurants in five-star hotels. Momo is the Nepali version of Asian dumplings. Momos are made by stuffing meat, vegetable or dairy products inside a dough ball, which is then steamed or fried.

29. Go Fishing

Nepal is an ideal place for sport fishing because it's home to over 4,000 rivers and thousands of lakes. In the rivers that run through the Himalayas, you can find mahseer, snow trout, freshwater eel and catfish. Angling in rivers like the Gandaki, Koshi and Karnali is the experience of a lifetime. You can also team up with fishing communities such Bote, Majhi, Tharu and Machhuwar. You can even combine your fishing trip with rafting.

30. Walk the King’s Way

Walk around Rani Pokhari, the Queen’s Pond, Ghantaghar-clock tower, and then to Durbar Marg, the King’s Way. In the Durbar Marg, you can find some of the finest hotels, shopping centers and restaurants in Nepal. Narayanhiti Palace—the residence of the kings of Nepal until 2008—is on the King’s Way. Narayanhiti Palace has now been converted into a museum.

Narayanhiti Palace
Narayanhiti Palace | Source

A Brief History of Modern Nepal

Before the arrival of Christian missionaries Gruber and Doraville in 1662, no Westerner had traveled to Nepal. The first Missionary office was established in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, 40 years later in 1722.

When Prithvi Narayan Shah, the founder of modern Nepal, took over Kathmandu in 1769, he banished all Christians and closed the country to foreigners.

In 1816, Nepal lost a war with Britain. The newly signed treaty made Nepal accept its first foreign diplomatic mission.

Nepal established diplomatic ties with the United States in 1947. Nevertheless, Nepal was still closed for the Westerners. This changed in 1950, when a revolution marked the beginning of modern Nepal. Westerners quickly began flocking to Nepal to explore its mountains. Today, tourism is the second largest revenue-generating sector in Nepal.

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        Paula 

        5 months ago

        Thus us a great article but please don't promote elephant back riding, harnesses hurt elephants and they are often tortured. It's not natural.

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        dyuntats 

        9 months ago

        do not ride the Elephants! not cool to use them for tourists!

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        Audrey Hunt 

        3 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        I have long had a fascination for Nepal and Mt. Everest. This hub is filled with excitement, remarkable photos and endless information on things to do. Thanks Vinaya and voted up and across with sharing.

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        Daisy Mariposa 

        4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

        Vinaya,

        I've said this to you many times, my friend: You are your country's greatest ambassador.

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        Balaram Thapa 

        4 years ago from Kathmandu, Nepal

        WOW! It is no doubt that Nepal is wonderland of the Himalayas & Cultural.

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        angelme566 

        5 years ago

        All good words are said by all people here , am just late ! But better late right..Oh my God.. really oh mu God that bunjee jumping i thought the girl die... i will never go into that activity.. Ziplime i love but not this..hoo the girl is superb brave and adventorous. Congrats for another award.. you deserved it man !

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        Vivian-tmt-hnp 

        5 years ago from USA.

        1:18pm Friday 2 August 2013

        Wow! I wish I can travel to Nepal some day.

        Thank you for your special essay.

        Vivian

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        Shadaan Alam 

        5 years ago from India

        Oh i never knew there is so much to do in Nepal, i have visited it once when i was very small. a well written hub, voted up

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        Anna Santos 

        5 years ago from Canada

        Hi Vinaya,

        A very warm congratulations for this HOTD! Well-written and very focused. This hub makes me want to go to that place, though just looking at how many things can be done, I think I have to be off work for a minimum of one month, one adventure in a day (lol)! So many things to do indeed! Very interesting. Again, congratulations. Well done!

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        Phyllis Doyle Burns 

        5 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

        PS: I was so into your photos, videos and wonderful descriptions of all the places you mentioned, that I forgot to congratulate you on the HOTD award. Well done, Vinaya.

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        Phyllis Doyle Burns 

        5 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

        Vinaya, you take us to such beautiful places -- you are a fantastic tour guide. Your photos and videos are beautiful and really enhance this hub. Very well done. Thank you for taking me on such a lovely journey.

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        Faith Reaper 

        5 years ago from southern USA

        Had to come back and tell you congratulations on Hub of the Day!!! This hub and you certainly deserve such, as this is one fantastic hub dearest Vinaya.

        You're awesome and so this your writing ... all that I have read so far is phenomenal.

        Hugs,

        Faith Reaper

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        Better Yourself 

        5 years ago from North Carolina

        GREAT hub! And Congrats on HOTD! You've done a wonderful job of highlighting the adventures one can have while visiting Nepal! Voted up!

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        rose-the planner 

        5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

        Congratulations on HOTD! It is very well deserved because this is an absolutely beautiful Travel article. Take care! (Voted Up) -Rose

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        Denise Handlon 

        5 years ago from North Carolina

        What a fabulous hub, Vinaya. I'm so glad that it was selected as the HOTD. Very thorough and informative. UP/A/I and sharing.

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        lovedoctor926 

        5 years ago

        Awesome hub! I would visit the jungle safari since I love animals and bird watching seems interesting too. I like kayaking, boating and white water rafting. Adventurous? somewhat but not brave enough to bungee jump. luv myself too much. Lovely photos. Your writing has improved significantly. congrats on HOTD

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        Rebecca Mealey 

        5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

        Beautiful country! Thanks for great photos and info on Nepal. I have never really considered a trip there, but this definitely changes my mind.

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        Linda Bilyeu 

        5 years ago from Orlando, FL

        Excellent tourist guide for Nepal. Congrats on your 5th HOTD! :)

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        Mary Hyatt 

        5 years ago from Florida

        I was not surprised to see this Hub won HOTD. I enjoyed it when I first read it, and I just enjoyed it again.

        Will share again.

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        Bercton 

        5 years ago from United Kingdom

        Quality hub and interesting photos!

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        JeanaMJeffers3 

        5 years ago

        I'm impressed with all the adventures really nice I commend you for making Hub of the day.

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        Rosa Marchisella 

        5 years ago from Canada

        Congratulations on being Hub of the Day!!! Excellent photos and information (as always)! I sometimes make dumplings and like the name "Momo" ... I think I'll start calling them that ;-)

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        5 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Congratulations on getting HOTD------Well deserved!

        Nepal is beautiful--thanks for the travel guide!

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        Dr. John Anderson 

        5 years ago from Australia on Planet Water

        Have you been to Nepal?

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        Lucy Jones 

        5 years ago from Scandinavia

        Wonderful hub and congrats on the HOTD - sounds like you had a great time and who wouldn't. Reading you hub definitely gave a feel of being there. Thanks so much for sharing. Voted up and shared.

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        Deborah Neyens 

        5 years ago from Iowa

        Just stopping back to say Congrats! I knew this was HOTD-worthy when I first read it.

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        Gail Sobotkin 

        5 years ago from South Carolina

        Came back to pin this to "My Travel Wish List" board on Pinterest.

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        cheeluarv 

        5 years ago from INDIA

        very well illustrated and interesting hub.I am a fan of Nepali writer Lapsang Rampa.When I read his books I used to think ,visualize the monastries ,mountain peaks,people and life.Through your hub you have given me a free trip to Nepal.

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        Mary Strain 

        5 years ago from The Shire

        Great hub, Vinaya, and congratulations on HOTD!

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        Gail Sobotkin 

        5 years ago from South Carolina

        Congratulations on earning Hub of the Day for this visually stunning and fact filled article about 30 things to do in Nepal.

        I love your travel hubs and exellent photography, and am thrilled to see that they are gaining well earned recognition.

        Voted up across the board except for funny, and shared!

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        Thelma Alberts 

        5 years ago from Germany

        Congrats on the HOTD! A very well desreved article. Yes, I agree to what Bill said. "This should be in a travel magazine and...." Thanks for sharing this informative travel hub. Awesome place to visit. The photos are brilliant;-)

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        Mary Craig 

        5 years ago from New York

        I just had to come back and congratulate you on the HOD! It is SO well deserved. This beautiful hub showcases not only Nepal, but your talents at writing and photography...Congrats again.

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        Comfort Babatola 

        5 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

        Great hub with beautiful pictures of Nepal. Love it! Congrats on winning the HOTD award. Very well deserved.

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        closed profile 

        5 years ago from Earth

        This article definitely deserves to be Hub of the day.

        Really appreciate your work to provide such complete info.

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        Patricia Scott 

        5 years ago from sunny Florida

        What an exciting place this would be to visit. This makes me want to head out today. Great job...well done...I could easily plan a trip via your lovely hub.

        Angels are on the way to you...

        Congrats on HOTD ps pinned

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 

        5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi Vinya,

        When I first read this 4 weeks ago it had HOTD written all over it so I am thrilled to see your fantastic work appreciated by HP!! It is a truly mind blowing article and non stop reading. So ripe as a travel guide, it is a huge amount of informative work so well done my friend, had to come back again and comment!

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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 

        5 years ago from Texas

        Congratulations on your Hub of the Day Vinaya, this is a wonderful hub. You've included great ideas, photos and videos. I appreciate the work you've put into this. Voted up!

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        Vinaya Ghimire 

        5 years ago from Nepal

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        Thanks for your valuable feedback. I appreciate your time and effort to take this virtual tour. Have a nice Sunday.

        Cheers

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Vinaya, I visited Kathmandu some 35 years back and that was in connection with a meeting our company had. Did not get much to see except for the casino and some temples. I'd love to visit and do these places and activities in Nepal.

        Voted up, interesting and thanks for sharing.

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        Mary Hyatt 

        5 years ago from Florida

        Wow! So much to take in at one time! I bookmarked this Hub so I can go back and reread.

        I kind of wish you had left out the part of people hunting. I guess they shoot the animals from helicopters. Is that right?

        Beautiful Hub. I voted UP will share, and Pin to my travel board.

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        Michelle Liew 

        5 years ago from Singapore

        Have yet to experience parasailing! Thanks for sharing, Vinaya!

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        Yorja Rahmani 

        5 years ago from India

        Nepal is one place every one should visit, I can only imagine the day i get to do the Everest BC trek.

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        Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

        5 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

        Vinaya,

        I lose my control, yes I am tempting so high to reach your land. Sure I will come there once and explore what all you conveyed here. Nice hub with good illustration and photos. Thank you for sharing some wonderful information. I welcome you to Kerala, The God's Own Country and fortunately my own land too.

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        Vinaya Ghimire 

        5 years ago from Nepal

        I thank these wonderful writers, readers, and commentators for their valuable feedback.

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        Thank you very much for traveling with me in Nepal.

        Cheers

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        Gjivan 

        5 years ago

        Very informative Hub Vinaya. And i am proud to get one more Nepali (except me) active in Hubpages community. This content about our Country is so curated and in to the point, i must thank you for letting the world know more about Nepal from virtual means like Internet as majority of people are unknown about the beauty for which we are so rich. Plus, many also think, Nepal as one state of India which is a totally false information. Apart of the above mentioned places, i would like to add visiting RARA lake (west part of Nepal, MUGU district- less promoted but well deserved Tourist destination). Additionally, there are lots of BIHARS and GUMBAS in southern-part of Kathmandu, specifically in FARPING and DAKSHINKALI area (for those who are more inclined in BUDDHISM) apart from BOUDDHANATH and SWOYAMBUNATH. VIPASWANA DHYAN (Mindfulness Meditation) as mentioned above is one better way for relaxing and rejuvenation after visiting, hiking, touring, skiing and lots of other physical adventures... Actually, we are indeed rich and naturally blessed!!!

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        Devika Primić 

        5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

        Incredible Nepal and so many interesting things to do sounds a wonderful place and would like to visit someday.

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        Mike Robbers 

        5 years ago from London

        Great hub and wonderful presentation, Vinaya. There so many amazing activities that can cater for almost any kind of a traveler!

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        Michelle Liew 

        5 years ago from Singapore

        Sounds like the place to visit, Vinaya!

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        Maria Jordan 

        5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

        Vinaya,

        The 31 st thing I would do is look you up so you and I could do # 1-30 together...this is a breathtaking and awesome list of memory making things to do in Nepal.

        Voted UP and UABI...excellent detail. Hugs, Maria

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        radhpriestess 

        5 years ago

        A lot of great pictures in this blog. Very interesting article. I personally can't get into the hunting of animals. Some of the Native Americans hunt to survive, but they won't kill certain animals because they are sacred like the wolf.

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        alocsin 

        5 years ago from Orange County, CA

        Despite all the wonderful activities you have for Nepal, I think my favorite thing to do would be to eat momo, because it's something I've never tasted before. Voting this Up and Useful.

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        Roberta Kyle 

        5 years ago from Central New Jersey

        What a wonderful, comprehensive look at a place I have always wanted to visit. I hear is is breathtakingly beautiful and the people very kind. Thanks for this one. I really enjoyed my " armchair voyage" to Nepal

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        Deborah Neyens 

        5 years ago from Iowa

        Another amazing article on Nepal, Vinaya! I agree with Bill and others; you need to be writing for a travel magazine. Call me crazy, but I've always wanted to trek to Everest Base Camp. Or at least to Namche. Maybe someday.

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 

        5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi Vinaya,

        Your work is astounding and I'm with the other's - you should be submitting this to a travel magazine, Nepal Tourism or National Geographic. What an amount of work and highlights on all the many facets to your breathtaking country. Over 4000 temples and 4000 rivers . . . incredibly interesting facts. So many things on your top 30 I would want to see and do, my niece loved her two weeks there doing voluntary work and now I get a clearer picture why. Absolutely awesome! I hope I get to travel there someday.

        Up, Useful, Awesome, Beautiful, Interesting, Shared and Pinned.

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        Mary Craig 

        5 years ago from New York

        Vinaya you are truly amazing! Time after time you write hubs that take our breath away. Billy is so right, a travel magazine, maybe even National Geographic! This hub is truly spectacular.

        As always your facts are educational, your journey a lovely one encompassing so much and your photos are really phenomenal! One more beautiful than the next. You have evolved right before our eyes Vinaya and are truly a great writer!

        Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful, and interesting. Oh, shared as well.

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        Frank Atanacio 

        5 years ago from Shelton

        im sure these 30 things to do in Nepal will be life memories for anyone .. I would love to try the Bungee jumping.. great list and info too Vin..:)

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        Jo Alexis-Hagues 

        5 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

        Vinaya, this is such a wonderful experience, I loved your photos, they're incredible beautiful, you have such a gift; the video of Everest I found so calming and relaxing.

        All in all, a great travelogue.

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        DEEPA JOHN 

        5 years ago from Trivandrum, Kerala,India

        Vinaya, Great hub and keep up the good work.. You are really working hard for these hubs... I love your pictures. Your hubs and Pictures are really an inspiration to me . Your hub on Nepal, had inspired me on writing a hub on my place - Thiruvananthapuram, in Kerala and I'm working on that... Thanks for the inspiration.

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        Nithya Venkat 

        5 years ago from Dubai

        Great hub, the pictures are beautiful. Nepal is a beautiful place with lots of interesting things to do. A useful and informative hub. Voted up.

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        Martin Kloess 

        5 years ago from San Francisco

        Thank you for this. I'm afraid this hub is as close as I'll get to Nepal.

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        Subhas 

        5 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Hi Vinaya Ghimire! I have very keen interest to visit Nepal and especially after reading your hub now I am more inclined to go to this beautiful Himalayan kingdom and enjoy various things as described by you.

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        Dianna Mendez 

        5 years ago

        This has a little something for everyone. You showed us the best of this area. You must have had a wonderful time.

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        Jackie Lynnley 

        5 years ago from The Beautiful South

        You have done a second, very thorough and spectacular job! This is the finest one like this i have seen, you really have put some work into this. Voting up and sharing and it isn't enough!

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        Faith Reaper 

        5 years ago from southern USA

        Hi Vinaya,

        Yes, I agree with billybuc, this article should be in a travel magazine!

        Stunning hub here, so very beautiful and I should say, those are 30 amazing things to do in Nepal!

        Wow, when you said you were going trekking for three weeks before, I was thinking something along the lines of hiking, but now I am very clear as to exactly what it entails!!! Vinaya, you are one adventurous man to say the least.

        I always wondered about Katmandu when I would listen to Bob Seger singing his song about going to "Katmandu" and now I know why he would want to go there.

        Your photography and videos are always so amazing and beautiful.

        Voted up ++++ and sharing

        Blessings, Faith Reaper

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        Nell Rose 

        5 years ago from England

        This was amazing Vinaya, looking at your photos you had a great time! Nepal is so beautiful, and I would love to try the sightseeing from the plane, that would be awesome. Loved the videos too, the first one was beautiful and so was the music to go with it, wonderful hub, voted up, tweeted and shared! nell

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        This should be in a travel magazine and not on HubPages.

        Excellent summary of Nepal and its sites.

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        Ruby Jean Richert 

        5 years ago from Southern Illinois

        OMG the bungee jump was scary but thrilling to watch. I love to watch skiing. I would be more into bird watching. lol... Beautiful hub with interesting places to see and enjoy. You are very good at advertising your homeland..Thank's Vinaya

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        Firoz 

        5 years ago from India

        Interesting article. Voted up.

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