Top 10 best activities to do in Nepal

If you are planning to visit beautiful Himalayan country nepal and wondering what can be the top best activities to do in nepal than following are the selective 10 best things to do in Nepal to have best Nepal experience from major activitues Nepal offers. As we have a slogan ” Naturally Nepal Once is not Enough”, you can try these activities in one visit for in multiple visit.

kathmandu city tour

  1. Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Kathmandu valley has very unique heritage sites that are fascinating. The visit to Nepal becomes incomplete if you miss Kathmandu city tour. Sightseeing in Kathmandu can be planned for a day to three days based on number of holidays you have and your interest to art, architecture, gods, and cultural aspect of Kathmandu. The most see sightseeing places of Kathmandu are follows.

Swoyambhunath stupa also called monkey temple popularly by tourists.

Any one among Patan durbar square, Kathmandu durbar square or Bhaktapur Durbar square (Made in same time with same mindset of people so some similarities as well as many differences, the palace made in medieval times)

Pashupatinath Temple: World popular shiva temple of Kathmandu where you encounter Sadhus, see cremation rituals etc

Boudhanath stupa: a largest stupa made in Tibetan style

nepal best trek

2. Trekking and hiking

Nepal is one of the famous destination specially beacse of its terrain suitable for hiking and trekking.  Nepal offers a long day hike to several days long trekkings. The most popular trekking regions of Nepal are Everest Region, Annapurna Region and Langtang Region.

The popular short hike destinations of Nepal are as follows.

Hiking routes near and around from Kathmandu

Nagarjuna Hiking (5 hrs)

White Monastery Hiking (4 hrs)

Sundarijal-Chisapani Hiking (3 hrs)

Nagarkot Hiking (5 hrs)

Namobuddha Hiking (4 hrs)

Changunarayan Hiking (4 hrs) 

Hiking Routes near and from Pokhara

Sarangkot Hiking (6 -7 hrs)

World Peace Pagoda Hiking (4-5 hrs)

Naudanda-Sarankot Hiking (6-7 hrs)

The popular trekking destinations of Nepal are as follows

Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking (2 Night 3 days)

Ghorepani Poon hill Trekking (4 Night 5 days)

Everest Base Camp Trekking (12 days)

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking (10 days)

Annapurna Circuit trekking (17 Days)

Three Pass trekking in Everest (17 days)

Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking (7 days)

view of chitwan

  1. Jungle safari in chitwan national park

Jungle safari in Chitwan National Park is said to be one of the best acitivity to do in Nepal if you love to be in Nature and see flora and fauna. The elephant safari is interesting activity for many people but some who advocate for animal rights can do jungle drive. Two night three days chitwan package can be  good time to see major highlights of chitwan.

views from mountainflight

  1. Mountain flight

This one hour flight to Everest Base camp is possible best way to see Nepal Himalayas. It is most do activity for people who do not have good physicality or enough time to trek to Mount Everest.  Be on the altitude of about 7,000meters and see sunrise in Himalayas to make your experience special.

monks puja

 

  1. Yoga , meditation and retreats

Nepal is land of Yogis and seekers although it is very hard now to find someone who is not money minded and makes practice at its pristine purity. There are many centers in Kathamndu and Pokhara region who offer courses for tourists. Please find the genuine one to get more value. Visit to birthplace of Buddha (Lumbini), Asura Cave of pharping (Kathmandu), Bagdwar of shiva puri (Kathmandu), Namo Buddha etc can be most included places if you want to feel serenity and peace to feel high energy of those places.

river in nepal

  1. White water rafting and kayaking

Nepali rivers are ideal place to experience fun of rafting and Kayaking. Trishuli, Bhotekoshi, Karnali, Marshyangdi, and seti are some popular white water rafting and kayaking rivers.

nepal volunteer best

  1. Volunteering

The best way to understand a country being a local like and volunteering  makes you more closer to genuine Nepal I experience. The most popular volunteering in Nepal are English teaching, agriculture and organic farming, elephant care, children care etc. The program can be from a day to several weeks in length.

  1. Paragliding, zipline, bungy jump and rock climing

Nepal is home of many adventure activities like paragliding, zip line, bungy jump, rock climbing, caving etc. If you have strong heart and want to experience sublime than choose one that appeals you most. Pokhara is home for more adventure activities. The last resort offers more thrilling bungy jump.

  1. Cooking classes

Learn to cook Nepali food which can be fun and skillful act. The popular and easy learning’s can be learn to make nepali styled tea, cook daal bhat, make alu paratha, prepare momos etc

  1. Mountain biking

Nepal has number of best cycling trails. If you have mastery over paddles than dare to go mountain biking in Nepal.

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Nepal Earthquake Devastation Places Tour

If there was no Earthquake, there would have been no Himalayas. The Himalayan Region where Nepal lies is prone area to major Earthquakes. Nepal has been hit by major Earthquakes every century and medium to small Earthquakes each year. Nepal was hit by Major Earthquake in 2015 April which took life of more than 10,000 people which is commonly understood as Gorkha Earthquake. This Earthquake not only took life of many people also destroyed millions of houses causing loss of property.

Nepal is now slowly recovering from the Earthquake effect. Some scientiests who made some research after 2015 April Earthquake claim that the Earthquake of 2015 and its after shocks did not release total energy and the mid Nepal is likely to hit by even greater magnitude earthquake in the future.

In the 2015 April Earthquake, many villages were completely destroyed. Kathmandu valley had some historical sites and some parts of the city getting more damage.

Nepal Spiritual Trekking P Ltd invites you to join this devastating places tour if you are interested to see how the Earthquake of 2015 damaged Nepal and how it is recovering. After Nepal Earthquake nepal was misrepresented as it was over damage shown by organizations to collect donations and was under represented by those who did not go real destruction sites and generalized. In Nepal Earthquake destruction places tour, we will show you the site Barpak of gorkha district where the epi center was, the major destroyed areas, and the sites where scietiests have traced the faultlines.

This tour can be customerized from a day to several weeks. Please send us your length of holiday and we will send you the best suitable itinerary.

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What to Pack for Nepal Trekking

Many people wonder when it comes packing to leave on a trek adventure to Nepal. It is very important to know what to pack for Nepal. It also depends on what time of year you are coming to nepal and which trek you are doing like the high treks like Everest Base camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Three passes Treks in everest Region or Manalsu Trek or eaasy treks like Ghorepani Trekking or Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking. This packing list is for general idea. We will provide you clean sleeping bags and nice warm down jackets if you are not bringing them from nepal Spiritual Trekking company office.

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Nepal Ghost Tour : Scary and Haunted Places Tour in Nepal

We are not promoting ghost exists but if you believe it and want to Join Nepal Ghost tour to visit scary and haunted places in Nepal then this tour might be very exciting for you. Some people believe that supernatural powers exist and some take it as a bullshit idea. Paranormal activities always have wondered peoples mind. There are people who believe in it or oppose it. In Nepal, most of the people believe in the existence of paranormal powers and there are stories of such encounters from house to house. In this tour, we follow the paranormal story and try to reach on a experience. This tour might be a window to researchers who have interest in this field.
There are different places in Annapurna region, or Everest region, or in Kathmandu where they believe the paranormal powers make a play and one can experience such happenings so please let us know how much time you have so we can suggest you length of program with what paranormal activity will be there. The most places tours covers will be bank of certain part of rivers, secluded and lonely places of mountains, some haunted houses, the strange trees of jungles etc.
Nepali common concepts of paranormal beings
1. Kichkanya: If a girl of marriageable age dies unnatural death by accident, suicide etc , she is believed to become a paranormal being called kichkanya. She is believed to visit rooms of boys to allure them and exploit them. Then the boy will start being thin day by day and ultimately he dies. This ghost is supposed to have feet bent to opposite side and lack back flesh. These stories are more common from old newari settlements.
2. Murkatta: People in Nepal often say Murkatta while scolding other. Murkatta ghost is said to be very dangerous. It has no head. It has eyes and mouth on its chest. It is found especially in forest. It sometimes comes to home too especially at night. It can be easily chased if one tries to scare it.
3. White horse: it completely looks like a horse and it runs on the way at 3 o’clock in the morning. If anyone sees it will die on the spot.
4. Chhauda: Chhauda is a Bhojpuri word which means child. So the ghost is in the form of child. Especially children see it doing different activities and playing tricks. Then the children become sick. This ghost is not so dangerous. If one sees baby in dream, it is also Chhauda playing trick with the dreamer.
5. Veer: Veer is a type of ghost which is like a faithful servant for his master. When it is controlled by someone with the power of tantra mantra, it will do all household and field works with its magic. But if it is imbalanced, it will cause mental problems up to many generations of the master. It can walk oppositely on the ceiling. It can also plough a bulk of land within a matter of a night.
6. Chudail: This is living ghost. It transforms into cat and sucks the people at night. It can cause sickness and sometimes death of humans and animals. It is powerless if its hair was cut. It specially attack the people who sleep by putting hand on their own chest.
7. Pichas: This type of ghost lives on the blood of humans. It appears only at night. It cannot stay on sun light. It is very dangerous. It is man hunter.

The shaman doctors in villages of Nepal examine the ill ones and claim that some of these paranormal powers make people ill. The existence of these powers has become the idea shamanic practices existing in rural parts of Nepal. Many people go to shamans than to doctors to treat illness.

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Nepal is Yoga Home

Nepal is a Yoga Home. It is land of pioneers of Yoga.  Great sages like Baba Gorakhnath, Shivapuri Baba, Khaptad swami and other countless souls got enlightened in this land. From past till the present many people have made it a way of life. In the present Yogi Bikashananda is one of the prominent yogi with large number of followers in Nepal. There are many traditions of Yoga and yoga is way of life which supports Nepal is a true yoga home.

Due to western influence in education system and global world views, many people here have forgotten their old values but there is also a fraction of new generation searching happiness and peace in life getting attracted to these techniques. Yoga and meditation are age old practices people believe heal the problems and results peace and happiness.

Nepal Spiritual Trekking Company has become and leading pioneer company providing spiritual tours in Nepal. Nepal Spiritual Travel programs are designed for people do adventure in Nepal together with yoga and meditation for inner happiness. Nepal Spiritual tours are one day tour to several days long.

In Spiritual tradition the yoga teacher called guru has special value. If you are planning a trip to Nepal and want to do it differently for body and soul, choose Nepal spiritual Trekking. You will be guide by best yoga and meditation teachers staying in peaceful meditation and retreat centers of Nepal. Nepal is home of different spiritual techniques and specially the abode of tantra.

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Transport to Manang of Annapurna circuit Trekking

Now there is motor able road on both sides of World famous Annapurna Circuit trekking.  There is a debate if it was right decision to make motor road destroying major parts of trekking trail and people have divided opinions. Some people are facing tragedy and many people are using it as opportunity.

The classical Annapurna Circuit trekking was/is roughly 3 weeks long but these days many people do it in two weeks. If you have short holiday and want to do Annapurna circuit trekking, you can use road transport from Kathmandu to Chame of Manang and start trekking from Manang. You can take direct transport from Kathmandu to Chame that departs from near swoyambhunath Buddha park or take a transport to Beshishar of lamjung district which is gate way to world famous Annapurna circuit and take a jeep from there to Manang. From Kathmandu to Beshishar you have options of choosing deluxe buses to micro buses. If you are in a group, better to take a direct jeep having four wheeler from Kathmandu.

Some people wonder that if they might get altitude when they drive all the way upto Manang but people don’t get altitude related sickness upto Manang and it is suggested to have a acclimization day there before setting a trip towards Mustang crossing Thorongla Pass.

Contact us for transport to Manang. We provide comfortable transport arrangement to Annapurna circuit trekking.

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Trek during the winter in Nepal

Winter is low tourist season for Nepal but many people may not have known that it is possible to trek in Nepal plus 5,000m in mid winter. This can be done without any technical equipments or skills but the most need is proper warm clothes. There are many benefits of winter trekking in Nepal in terms of nice weather and crowd free trekking trails with clear fantastic views. Enjoy the peace and serenity of mountains trekking in winter avoiding crowd of busy spring and fall season.
The famous trekking routes of Nepal like Annapurna circuit trek, Annapurna base camp trek, Poon hill trekking, Everest Base camp trek, Langtang trek can be done easily in winter.
The winter weather of Trekking areas of Nepal
People are often worried that in winter, Nepal Himalayan region will be filled with snow, with very low temperature and always the strong winds but the fact is not so. In Nepal there is very less rain in winter and most days are sunny. Only it rains few times during the winter months. On those days people can take rest days and go along the pattern of weather. With warm gears, the falling temperature is not a problem. In sunny day, the temperature is manageable and after the sunset till sunrise you will be inside the tea house. A good down jacket, a minus 30 sleeping bag, thermal gloves etc can defeat the temperature issue. The tea houses will provide extra blanket over sleeping bag in need.

The Tea house in trekking areas
In the major trekking areas of Nepal like Everest, Annapurna and Langtang region there will be always enough number of lodges open for off season trekkers. There is a rotation system in local level. People planning for Manaslu trekking in mid winter or Kanchanjunga should be aware if the tea houses are open in altitude villages. It is more likely to remain healthier during winter months because of less flies and pollutants.

Reasons to choose winter trekking in Nepal
1. Live in a room of your choice
2. Timely and smooth service
3. Peaceful and serene atmosphere
4. Timely flight

Some advices

1. Don’t go solo in high passes
2. Enjoy the winter discount offers

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Best time to visit Nepal

The best month to visit Nepal is October. The bluest sky and gentle breeze, the festive atmosphere and the celebrations will make your heart leap. The flowers of the season welcome you as butterflies. The Himalayas appear crystal clear. Feel the westerly wind. Come to experience the warmer days and cooler nights. See the happy paddy field.

In Nepal the monsoon starts at June 10 and sets at September 23.  After the rain is over, the autumn season is beautiful as Nepal’s poet Lekhnath Poudel describes the time in his poem Dashain as

सबै अत्यन्त आनन्दी               All are blissful

सबै छन् पिङमा दंग               All are awe in swings

सबैको देखिंदै आयो               One can notice

उज्यालो चेहरा रंग ।               Each faces with smile

The festivals show the aspect of Nepali life and their intimacy with nature.  The Deepawali is another important festival mostly occurring in October. This is the festival of light. The lesson of the festival is we wipe out the outer darkness by lighting candle and we light inner by love and compassion. The love between humans and animals, harmony between animals and humans and family bond between brothers and sisters can be observed.

The trekking trails become dry. The trees start to release their leaves. The first snow starts to fall on high passes. In the poor families it is the month to change clothe for the year and eat delicious food. It is time for tourists to come and explore beauty of Nepal. This is time to see Himalayas at their best form. This is time to fall in love with Nepal. See you in Nepal. Welcome to Spiritual Nepal for Nepal tour and trek in October, the best month of the year to travel Nepal.

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Trekking in Nepal in September

September to November is best trekking months in Nepal. If you are planning trekking in Nepal in September, it is one of the best months to travel Nepal.  In Nepal the monsoon ends around last week of September. It is nice to see clouds giving way. The mountains look perfectly beautiful. You will see vast blue sky from the mountain tops which can be most moving experience.

The Nepali festival teej mostly falls on this month of the year. It will be nice if you can schedule your Nepal visit during this time. In teej festival Nepali women perform dances. In teej you will observe women working hard to make lord Shiva happy for long life, peace and prosperity of husband if married and find the perfect one if are heifer.

You will avoid the crowds when you go trek in early September in Nepal.  As you come in transition between monsoon and autumn, you will see clear views and clouds covered peaks simultaneously. The mountain summits for me are beautiful partially covered by clouds than whole naked.

It is popular time to travel Tibet and Mustang region of Nepal in September. And September is my birth month. If you happen to be here in my birthday, there will be a special party (ha-ha). September is nice month also to join Nepal volunteer programs.

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Travel Nepal in August

Devi’s fall in Pokhara looks awesome. See the flow of marshyangdi river which looks awesome. Many waterfalls you encounter look awesome. The rivers at their perfection look awesome. The cotton like clouds changing from Mickey Mouse to dragon and what not looks awesome. The showering clouds look awesome. The green paddy fields look awesome.

The clouds arise from ridges and peaks. The clouds shower the ocean over the Himalayas. How beautiful this mechanism of nature is. Trek in discomfort and go over hardships. Walk on the muddy and leach filled trails. Experience what normal people do not experience.

Trek in the rain shadow region. See the beautiful meadow. Explore the beauty of Nepal. Join agro tourism activities if you want to travel differently in august in Nepal. You can do Nepal tour in August or go on trekking that is suitable for monsoon season in Nepal.

The most interesting is many traditional cultural festivals of Nepal fall in this month. Wear Nepali sari and look at a mirror. Observe the faith operating miraculously in Nepalese social system. See the growing plants in the fields. See the white Himalayas as beautiful as a bride when the clouds release them. Smell the after rain fresh air.

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