March 25th, 2022
Nepal certainly does not lack trekking destinations. All of the destinations in Nepal are unique and eccentric because of their own features. The trekking destinations of Nepal are ornamented with amazing hallmarks that pertain to both natural and cultural beauties. Moreover, the Himalayan beauty of the country is also unprecedented. Nepal is filled with many destinations and places that propose incredible trekking experiences for travelers from all over the world. People visit Nepal from far and wide to undergo trekking and tours. The six points mentioned below show some characteristics of Nepal which will make you choose trekking in Nepal.
1. Luscious greenery and Flora
The tropical and arctic climate of Nepal brings about an interesting variation in the flora and fauna available in the country. The national flower of Nepal: Rhododendron is a unique flower found abundantly in the Himalayan region while trekking in Nepal. Some rare plants which can only be seen in Nepal are golden Michelia, Serpentina, Spikenard, Himalayan Yew, Panch aule, Yarsagumba, and many more. In total, Nepal consists of 6391 flowering plants, 2532 species of vascular plants, and 130 endemic species. Most of these rare species are gradually increasing in number in the various government's protected regions.
2. Endangered species and sighting.
You will find a large variety of wildlife while visiting Nepal. The unique topographic and demographic variables of the country serve as a major factor in the existence of unique wildlife existence in Nepal. The wildlife in Nepal don’t have a natural habitat therefore, the government of Nepal has protected some areas as national parks, wildlife reserves, and sanctuary in order to create a natural habitat for them. Wildlife is a major contribution in the field of tourism due to the existence of rare animals unique to Nepal such as the spiny bladder. Some rare animals that can be seen in the wildlife reserves, sanctuary, and national parks are Musk deer, Himalayan Black Bear, One-horned rhinoceros, Asiatic elephant, Greg wolf, etc.
3. Amazing viewpoints
The travelers can enjoy panoramic views of mountains like Mount Everest, Annapurna, Ama Dablam, and Machhapuchhre from the various viewpoints existing in the country. Views are subjective to every individual; therefore a perfect list of viewpoints is not possible however some best viewpoints of the country are the Kalapatthar viewpoint, the Gokyo RI viewpoint, Poonhill viewpoint, Nagarkot viewpoint and many more. These viewpoints can be reached by committing oneself to several days of trekking. Therefore, Nepal provides you with some awesome views of the Himalayas and the adjoining peaks while trekking in Nepal.
4. Culture and tradition
Nepal is a secular, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multicultural country where the people are comprised of two origins: Tibeto- Burmans and Indo-Aryans. On the other hand, the people in this country can be categorized into groups on the basis of origin, climatic region or geographical altitude. Every part of this small country has a mix of the unique set of tribe which follows their unique traditional way of living. Thus, while in the same country you will get to know about the numerous culture and tradition that is followed by more than 40 different tribes residing in the country. All the people of the country commonly speak Nepali; the national language of the country with other languages. Similarly, the Nepalese people speak over dozens of languages in 93 different dialects. Travelers will get to know and visit multiple ethnic groups along the trek routes while trekking in Nepal.
5. Local and affordable food
The local food found in the numerous restaurants, eating joints or stalls in the country are reasonable and delicious in Nepal. The local food is made using mostly natural organic vegetables along with ingredients like vegetables, meats, pickled ingredients, and salads. The Nepalese cuisines are considered the healthiest cuisines among other south-Asian cuisines found in the world as they base their food on vegetables, meats rather than fats. Additionally, you can also enjoy multinational cuisines in the restaurants in Nepal among the local Nepalese food. Nepal also provides you with unique deserts like Yoghurt or dahi, Lassi, Sikarni etc. While trekking in Nepal, the trekkers can enjoy different varieties of food as they travel along the various routes of the country.
6. Eight UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites
Nepal is a small landlocked country that has many major sites listed in the UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage List. Swayambhunath Temple, Bouddhanath temple, Pashupatinath temple, Patan durbar square, kathmandu durbar square, Bhaktapur durbar square, Changunarayan temple, Lumbini, Chitwan National Park and Sagarmatha National park are the sites that have been listed in the UNESCO listed world heritage sites. This country offers you traditional, cultural as well as geographical diversities through its fertile plains in the south, subalpine forested hills, eight of the world’s tallest mountains, including Mount Everest towards the north, and sites and settings throughout the country. This country is generally referred to as Heaven on earth as it consist of some breathtakingly beautiful scenic sites as well as many artistically beautiful heritage sites that seem to exceptionally reflect the beauty of the country.
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