Nepal is sometimes called a utopia of natural beauty and rightfully so. Situated near the Himalayas, the picturesque Nepalese countryside is known for its pristine environment and its untouched natural allure. A monarchy for hundreds of years until 2008 when it became the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, the country contains 8 of the world’s 10 highest peaks, including the tallest landmark on the planet – Mount Everest. Nepal’s diverse geography made it one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world for trekkers and mountain climbers.
Out of a total of 800 thousand tourists who visited Nepal last year, more than 60 thousand were trekkers and mountain climbers, so what exactly makes this landlocked Southern Asian country so special? Without further ado, here are the 10 most popular tourist attractions in Nepal these days according to the registered number of local and foreign visitors of each landmark.
The Panch Pokhari trek, which is situated at Jungal Himal’s base, offers an authentic adventure, extravagant culture and never-before-seen views of mountains. In order to get to Panch Pokhari, however, travelers must first reach Kathmandu and take a 5-hour bus ride in the direction of the Tibetan border in order to reach Chautara. From there, the trip to Panch Pokhari is full of lovely scenery consisting of mountains, rural village houses and terraced fields.