Lara Parker, a BuzzFeed staff, has listed down 12 reasons why Nepal should be on your vacation Bucket List in 2016.
Trekking in the Annapurna region is probably on top of everyone’s bucket list. Well, 2016 is the right time to check this dream off your bucket list. The Annapurna Region compiles the wettest, driest, and windiest places in Nepal.
2. High Peaks
Considering the fact that 7 of the world’s highest peaks are situated in Nepal, you may always feel like you are on the top. Everybody likes being on top, don’t they?
3. Watching Birds
With over 856 known species, Nepal is a bird watcher’s paradise. That’s almost 10% of the world’s total bird population. Chances are you’ll see several birds during your stay.
4. Never ending Adventures
From paragliding to bungee jumping to mountaineering to rafting, Nepal has it all. Nepal is a perfect destination for adventure seekers and it will never fail to amaze you.
5. World Heritage Sites
Nepal is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites which further adds to the cultural charm. Make sure to check out the various temples, monasteries, inns, and more to experience Old World culture.
6. Surprisingly affordable
Hiking in Nepal is comparatively affordable and convenient. Living in Nepal is actually quite cheaper yet comfortable. With the food pricing, you could live off of about $10 a day. And you can find a decent, clean hotel room for about $18.50.
7. Surreal Lakes
There are over 200 lakes in Nepal with the glacier origin. Who needs the sea when you have all these lakes?
8. Change in Elevation
Nepal is the only country in the world where the elevation will change from 60 meters to over 8,000 meters above sea level. Quite an experience, isn’t it?
9. Rich and Diverse Culture
Nepal is a multi-cultural, multi-ethnical, multilingual and multi-religious country. People belonging to 35 ethnic groups coexist together in peace and harmony. If you want to get out of your comfort zone, immerse yourself in different cultures in Nepal.
Nepal is renowned for its delicious yet healthy food. You will never ever get bored of Nepali foods and once you have them, you’ll always be craving for more. And you can eat overlooking amazing views!!
Kathmandu is the central hub of the country and includes almost everything that you are looking for.
Nepal has been regarded as a sacred place for hundreds of years. The tranquillity of the area will have a positive effect on anyone that is able to experience it. The people, the buildings, and the land are all symbols of serenity. In Nepal, you can truly escape.