Nepal has always been a welcoming country to travelers from all over the world. Every year, hundreds and thousands of tourists come to visit Nepal. To make it more exciting, Nepal has announced 2020 as the Visit Nepal Year. With a goal of attracting more tourists, Nepal is preparing to bring in two million tourists by the year 2020.
So you must be thinking, what is “Visit Nepal Year”? Well, on the surface, it is just another year where Nepal welcomes tourists, but beneath that surface, there is a greater deal. Nepal has learned from its past campaigns and is now working on attracting more tourists through various activities. From addressing the needs of different types of travelers to promoting off-season tourism, Nepal has been engaged in making more room for tourists. Starting off with easy access to travel packages, the tourism sector has targeted the new generation of tourists who do most of their research on the internet. They have been working on making package deals available online so that travelers can easily book them beforehand and avoid any hassle. The tourism board has also focused on mass promotion through digital platforms and social media. Government efforts to build infrastructures such as the expansion of airports and roads have been going on at full speed. Reconstruction of heritage sites damaged during the 2015 earthquake is also taking place. So if your visit to Nepal is planned for the year 2020, you’re in for a big treat.
Visiting Nepal brings you endless opportunities for adventure. The rich geographical and cultural diversity of this small yet beautiful country gives you an exhilarating experience. Nepal's topography spreads to the plains in the Terai leading on to the hills and then to the world's highest mountains. You will not only see a natural beauty but will also get to witness the cultural heritage sites and various man-made wonders of the country. There are numerous adventures you can go on in Nepal, from touring the cultural heritage sites to trekking on the foot of the highest mountains, each journey in Nepal is a lifetime experience.
When you almost arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be mesmerized by the view of the snow covered mountains and the hills surrounding Kathmandu valley. You will receive a warm welcome to the city where you can start your journey by touring around the vibrant capital city. You can spend a few days here exploring the three major cities inside the valley: Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur. You will be able to find various cultural sites around here, including the UNESCO world heritage sites, for which Kathmandu is rightfully called the “City of Temples”.
For someone with a time constraint, you can go for hiking right from Kathmandu to the nearby locations such as Nagarkot, Phulchowki, Namo Buddha, Sundarijal, and many more. These hikes only take several hours, and you can complete each one of them within a day. You can get excellent views of the valley and the mountains that lie beyond. Anywhere you go to Nepal, you will find ample hiking destinations, such as Sarangkot, Kulekhani, Sailung, Kakani, and others. Beside Kathmandu, you can also tour to other cities in Nepal, such as Pokhara, Chitwan, and Lumbini. You will find unique attractions such as beautiful lakes, national parks, cultural sites, historical sites, and much more in these thriving cities. Also awaiting in these cities are exciting adventurous activities like jungle safari, paragliding, zip lining, rafting, bungee jumping, mountain biking, and many more.
For someone with a lot of time in hand and a willingness to be close to pristine nature and culture, you can go trekking in various parts of the country. The most popular places you can trek to are the base camps of mountains like Everest (8848m), Annapurna (8091m), Makalu (8463m), and Kanchenjunga (8586m), among others. The traditional villages of Langtang, Mustang, Ghandruk, and many other beautiful places, show you the true colors of Nepal. Stunning sunrise and sunset views over the high Himalayas are one of the many pros of trekking in Nepal. You will witness spectacular sceneries and cultures of different ethnic communities no matter where you trek in this beautiful land.
Moreover, you can also go on flyovers above various mountain ranges of the Nepal Himalayas. You can fly to various places such as the Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, and many more on a helicopter tour, which gives you enthralling aerial views of the high Himalayas as well as the valleys that lay below. Apart from this, you can also see the lush green subtropical forests and the beautiful cities that are wonders in themselves.
If you have a holiday scheduled to visit Nepal in 2020, you are definitely going to get the bang for the buck. Nepal is the perfect destination for you to quench your thirst for adventure. Experience it for yourself, if you don’t believe us.