Major Tour Destinations for Nepalese travelers in Nepal

  • Apr 28, 2020
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Nepal is beautifully adorned by the High Himalayas and the fertile lowlands. The diverse geography and the amazing cultural variations scattered all over the country offer lifetime experiences. Flora and Fauna, wildlife habitat, national parks, lakes, caves, and the mountains alongside the impeccable culture and traditions of the inhabitants features Nepal as a destination of adventure seekers and explorers in itself. Nepal is a wonderland where the world popular Everest lies, and it is renowned for its amazing mountain experiences. There are so many tour destinations for Nepalese within Nepal that are worth visit and offer an amazing experience.

This beautiful Himalayan holy land is one of the best countries that has impeccable possibilities. The only thing it requires in its corners and the hidden valleys is some exploration. There are plenty of destinations for Nepalese travelers in Nepal. Some of the popular and worth exploring destinations in the Nepalese terrains for domestic travelers are presented here.

Rara Lake

Rara Lake is one of the best destinations for Nepalese travelers. Situated in the beautiful Himalayan terrains at an altitude of 2990 m, Rara Lake is the biggest and deepest freshwater lake in the higher elevations of Nepal. A part of the Ramsar Site, Rara Lake is one of the best lakes to explore in western Nepal. The snowcapped Himalayan peaks and the pristine culture and traditions of the local people residing in the territory offer the amazing cultural experience. You will not only be exploring the astounding mountain panorama and the lake but also you will get an opportunity to explore the rural lifestyle of local people and the amazing flora and fauna of Rara National Park. 

Rara Lake in nepal

The beauty of Rara lake is often described by many poets, literature enthusiasts and the explorers who get to explore the sight of it. The Bill Greer described Rara Lake as a shimmering blue jewel set in a ring of snowy peaks. Rara can be reached by trekking and by drive. However, trekking is one of the most fascinating experiences in this area. Some of the major activities that you can do in the western beauty Rara are you can have the best sunrise and sunset views, boating, horse grassing, photography, and meditation. It is also a wonderful place for bird watching. The mountain landscapes environed by the high hills encompassing the lush greenery is one of the best experiences in the beautiful Rara Lake.

Lower mustang

Lower Mustang is one of the popular destinations that enticed a lot of Nepalese visitors in recent years. Mustang is beautiful and offers unique geography and lifestyle in the mountain terrains. One of the major attractions of the Mustang district is the Muktinath temple, however, this area also offers the mind-blowing landscapes. The mystical reputation of the Mustang drags a lot of visitors every year. One of the major attributes of Mustang is it can be visited all over the year as it does not get heavy rainfall and heavy snow. So, the weather, although it may change, won’t severely impact the lifestyle there.

Mustang Kagbeni

Getting to the Lower Mustang is easy for Nepalese. You don’t have to obtain any sort of permits and you can travel there by getting a bus from Pokhara or flight to Jomsom from Pokhara airport. There are various comfortable lodges that provide accommodation facilities. You can visit Muktinath temple, Dhumba Lake, Monasteries, Kagbeni village, Marpha, and many more. This district is enriched by cultural beauty. You can explore the Thakali culture and the people here are highly hospitable. Mustang lies in a completely different landscape than the other part of Nepal. The arid landscape of Mustang is very attractive and it doesn’t observe monsoon. Some of the major activities that you can do in Mustang are getting to know new cultures and traditions, visiting some places, mountain biking, scenic flight, trekking, and photography. Visiting Mustang is one of the most beautiful experiences for any travelers.

Upper Mustang

Upper Mustang lies in the upper part of the trans-Himalayan zone of the Mustang district. Tibet alike landscape and mind-blowing geography of upper mustang lure a lot of visitors every year. The rural beauty of Upper Mustang is isolated, well preserved and pristine, thus, unspoiled by the external human interference. This area is restricted for foreigners and needs to obtain special permission to visit this region. Upper Mustang is also known as Lomanthang, it is formerly the independent Kingdom of Lo. The semi-arid landscape of Upper Mustang is very attractive and the culture of Thakali people is worth exploring here. This area is the homeland of the original Thakalis.

Upper Mustang

The wonderful Upper Mustang is also a popular destination among Nepalese. However, very few people trek in this region. You get to experience the way of living of the mountain people and the pristine culture and traditions they pursue. You can gather some undeniably indescribable lifechanging experiences by trekking in the Lomanthang region of Nepal. Explore this beautiful arid land in the Upper Part of Mustang district.

Tilicho Lake

Tilicho Lake lies in the Manang district at an altitude of 4919 m above sea level. It is a wonderful part of the Annapurna Himalayan Range and offers the pristine and amazing beauty in its elevated landscapes. Tilicho Lake is the glacial lake that lies at the highest altitude in the world. It also carries some religious significance. This lake is holy to Hindus and significantly mentioned in the Holy epic Ramayana.

Tilicho Lake

There is a lot of mountains you can explore from Tilicho Lake. The Kangsar, Nilgiri, Muktinath peak, and Tilicho are the major sights to explore from this beautiful basin. In winter, the lake gets completely frozen and offers a different form of the Himalayan landscape. The amusing beauty of Tilicho is highly admirable and pristine. Tilicho is one of the popular destinations among Nepalese travelers. However, it is not so visited and thus very natural and unspoiled. One of the best parts of the Tilicho Lake trekking is you can explore the amazing culture and traditions of the local people. It is one of the major tour destinations for Nepalese travel enthusiasts that offers the best experience with the essence of adventure in Nepal.

Pathibhara

Pathivara Devi is also a popular tour destination that has huge religious significance. In the Taplejung district of Nepal, the Pathivara Devi shrine lies at an altitude of 3794 m above sea level. This holy shrine is one of the major Hindu holy places as it is believed to possess supernatural powers. Pathivara is a manifestation of goddess Durga and is worshipped by different names such as Chandi, Kali, Maha Rudri, Maha Maya etc. There are so many things to do in the Pathibhara Devi temple apart from the pilgrimage.

Pathibhara Temple

Trekking is one of the major activities that you can do to Pathibahara Devi. The trekking to this amazing place passes through some of the wonderful ethnic villages such as Phurunga (or Phurumbu), Limkhim, Khewang, Tellok, PhawaKhola, and Mamankhe. You can explore the amazing flora and fauna, mountains, ethnic villages, culture and lifestyle, and many more. This temple area is best-visited pre-monsoon and post-monsoon time. However, it is a destination that offers diverse experiences around the year.

Ghandruk

Ghandruk lies in the beautiful Himalayan shadow of Annapurna in the northwestern hilly region of Nepal. Ghandruk gained a lot of popularity for its amazing step towards cultural preservation and sustainable tourism practice. It is a wonderful village near the Pokhara valley that can be visited all around the year. The beautiful Ghandruk village is situated at an altitude of 2012 m and offers the mind-blowing beauty of the Annapurna Himalayan Range in the backdrop. Ghandruk village is also the gateway to the wonderful Poonhill.

Ghandruk village

The splendid views of the Himalayas such as Mt Annapurna, Mt Machapuchare, Mt Gangapurna, and Mt Hiunchuli, etc. are the major attractions of the Ghandruk village. The typical Gurung communities offer the most hospitable homestay and cultural experience. Ghandruk village is popular among Nepalese travelers and many people visit this beautiful village for leisure and recreation purposes.

Ghorepani Poonhill

Ghorepani Poonhill is wonderful trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is one of the most popular trekking in Nepal that takes you to the beautiful vantage point Poonhill. Poonhill is a wonderful hill station from where you can witness the majestic Annapurna massif and the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. The Ghorepani Poonhill offers the spectacular views of Annapurna South (7,219 m), Machapuchare (6,993 m), Hinchuli, Tukuche Peak, Gurja Himal, Nilgiri Himal, Annapurna III, Dhampus peak, Dhaulagiri II, and many other neighboring mountain peaks. Poonhill lies at an altitude of 3210 m above sea level. 

poonhill

The Ghorepani Poonhill is popular for its amusing mountain views and sunrise and sunset views. From Poonhill, you can have the best version of the sunrise that radiates peaceful energy in the mountain conundrum. Alongside an amazing adventure, Ghorepani Poonhill offers the best cultural experience. Some of the villages along the trail are inhabited by the Gurung community. You will get an excellent opportunity to explore the mountain lifestyle and Gurung culture while getting to the Poonhill. It is one of the best places to visit for domestic travelers nearby the Pokhara valley in Nepal.

Kalinchowk

Kalinchowk is a beautiful place situated at an altitude of 3842 m above sea level in the Dolakha district of Nepal. It is a wonderful pilgrimage destination for Hindus and the best place to observe snowfall near Kathmandu valley. It is mainly popular for snowfall activities and mountain views. Kalinchowk is a part of the Gaurishankar Conservation Area. It is popular among Nepalese travelers as it offers mindblowing beauty near the capital Kathmandu valley. It is approx. 132 km from Kathmandu and vehicle services are available to get there. Kalinchowk can be reached by trekking as well.

Kalinchowk

Kalinchowk offers a unique blend of natural and cultural beauty in the mountain settlement. The major attraction of Kalinchowk is Kalinchowk Bhagawati temple, which is dedicated to deity Bhagawati. Some of the major things to explore in Kalinhchowk are Rhododendrons, a magnificent mountain panorama, and the best snowfall experience. There is a cable car service available that takes you to the hilltop from where you can witness the beauty that Kalinchowk has to offer.

Gosainkunda

Gosainkunda is a beautiful lake in the Langtang region of Nepal. Situated at an elevation of 4380 m. above sea level, Gosainkunda lake is an alpine freshwater lake in wonderful Langtang National Park. This lake is also a sacred lake of Hindu followers and many pilgrims every year visit this lake. The Gosainkunda lake is the abode of Shiva and Gauri according to Hindu Mythology. The existence of this lake is also associated with Bhagwata Purana, Vishnu Purana, and Ramayana. According to the scriptures in Mahabharata, this lake refers to Samundra Manthan. Many pilgrimages visit this lake during the time of Janai Purnima, Ganga Dashahara, and other shiva festivals.

Gosaikunda lake

Apart from the religious significance, the Gosaikunda lake is the best place to explore the amazing beauty of nature. The natural beauty is stuffed in this area. The pristine culture and traditions, mountain beauty, lush green forest, flora and fauna, ethnic practices are the best things to explore in this area. To reach Gosainkunda, you have to trek. Altitude sickness is a major concern here as it lies in the high altitude. For the natural beauty lovers and adventure enthusiasts, Gosainkunda lake trekking is one of the best things to do in Nepal.

Chitlang

Chitlang is increasingly popular among Nepalese travelers. It is a beautiful village in the southwest of Kathmandu valley. It lies in the Mahabharat range and offers beautiful village ambiance along with some historical and cultural attractions. The medieval history dating back to the Lichhavi period is found in Chitlang. Some of the major attractions of Chitlang village are Ashoka Chaitya, Swachchhanda Vairav Temple, Satdhaea (sat dhara) vendafarm, organic village resort, and goat cheese factory. Chitlang is rich in Newari and Tamang culture.

Chitlang village

Situated in the Makwanpur District of Nepal, Chitalng is easy to reach from Kathmandu valley. A short drive from Kathmandu can take you to this beautiful village. And if you prefer to trek in this area, a trekking starting from Thankot to Chitalng via Chandragiri hill is amazing. There are so many places to explore. From Chitlang, you can hike to Markhu, Kulekhani dam. Chitlang is best suitable for hiking, cycling and biking from Kathmandu. It is getting popularity as one of the best recreational destinations near the Kathmandu valley.

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