Nepal is a naturally gifted heavenly place that attracts travelers for many reasons. The shining mountainous views, beautiful and peaceful trekking route, cultural diversity, adrenaline rush adventurous activities like bungee jumping, paragliding, mountain climbing, etc have lured visitors from all around the globe. Visiting Nepal is a life-changing experience.
Completely exploring Nepal in one visit can’t be possible. Its beauty has the power to lure visitors more often. Nepal offers surprising and mesmerizing places in each step and many of them are now getting explored but yet more places to be explored. Here are some places that gained popularity recently among tourists that you must visit next to Nepal.
1. Tindhare Waterfall
Tindhara waterfall popularly known as Bahubali waterfall is situated in Kafal Danda, Kavre district Nepal. You can reach Tindhare waterfall is about 5 hours from Kathmandu valley which includes both drive and hiking. About a 3.5-hour ride to Kafal Danda and then from there approximately 45 min hike and you are at the most mysterious and beautiful waterfall of Nepal.
As in the name, you can see three different falls at one place combining and the green lush hill makes this place more charming and mesmerizing. The best thing is you don’t have to pay for a visit. Recently this place has gained popularity in Nepal and many tourists visit this place daily. If you are thinking of doing something new on your next visit to Nepal then this place is an unavoidable place for you.
2. Kapuche Lake Trek
Kapuche lake trek; the short trek is the recently discovered one of the best remote hiking routes in Nepal that begins from Pokhara. It is situated inside a small Sikles village in the Annapurna region at an altitude of 2546 meters from sea level. Kapuche Lake is declared as the lowest altitude glacier lake in the world. It offers an astonishing view of the Annapurna mountain range, the culture and hospitality of the Gurung community, and hiking experience through beautiful terraced fields, rhododendron forest, and green vegetation.
3. Hattiban Rock Climbing
It is one of the places for adventure loving people and if you haven’t been here in your first visit then you should definitely add in your list. Hattiban rock climbing site is situated 26km south-west of Kathmandu on the way to the holy temple Dhaskhinkali. You can easily reach here only in 1-hour driving from Thamel, Kathmandu followed by about half an hour hike through beautiful and green lush pine forest, villages, and monasteries. It offers an advanced level of climbing experience.
4. Haibung Village
Haibung village is now being popular as one of the famous homestay destinations of the Sindhupalchowk district. It is only 35 km north from Kathmandu and you can enjoy the magnificent view of jungles and natural diversity on the way to the village. You will be able to explore village life and cultural aspects of Gurung and also the Tamang community at one place near Kathmandu village. This village offers astonishing Himalayas views, a beautiful tea garden, simple village life, and welcoming homestays with peculiar food items.
Sandakpur is the beautiful village of the Ilam district that is located in India and Nepal’s border. This village is famous for its unparalleled sunrise views along with panoramic Himalayan views. And you can explore the tea gardens and tea products of the Ilam district with beautiful scenic views. It is the must-visit place on your next visit to Nepal.
6. Simba Falls
Simba fall is well-hidden beautiful destinations and a great place to go in monsoon with friends and families. It is located in Manikhel about 50 km away from Kathmandu. The trail is also beautiful but quite difficult and you will reach there in only one hour of trek. Captivating scenic views and cold serene water will make you delightful.
7. Mundum Trekking Trail
The Mundum trekking trail is one of the popular trails of eastern Nepal. You can explore the culture and tradition of the ethnic Kirati people. They are inhabitants of the hilly and mountainous region of eastern Nepal. Also, this place offers beautiful mountains on the way.
8. Dudh Kunda Trek
It is one of the short treks of Nepal which is located in Solukhumbu district. this trek will provide you an opportunity to explore diverse flora and fauna, the magnificent Himalayas that include the majestic Everest, and the cultural aspects of Solukhumbu. You will get a chance to experience the wonderful Himalayan hospitality along with beautiful scenic views.
9. API Base Camp Trek
API base camp trek is one of the popular treks of the far western region of Nepal. It is located in the Dhangadhi district. You will be amazed by the mesmerizing view of Mountain Api (7132m) which lies in the Api Nampa Conservation area. The beautiful Mahakali Valley, waterfalls, steep gorges, alpine pasture areas, green lush forest, and Himalayan view make the trail one of the beautiful and best trekking trail of Nepal.
Bethanchowk homestay is situated in Panauti only 0.5 miles away from Dhunkharka. This homestay is operated by the local committee. Here you can see the typical and authentic Nepalese lifestyle. You can simply enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalayas or hike the Mahabharat mountain trek from here.
11. Nupchu Pokhari
Nupchu Pokhari is one of the beautiful travel destinations of eastern Nepal. It is located in the Taplejung district. You will be amazed by its beauty and enormity. Also, a beautiful waterfall, typical village life, culture, and lifestyle will be a spectacular experience.
Trekking through thick rhododendron forest, observing Himalayan flora and fauna is the best experience. But there are many other places one can definitely visit and enjoy in Nepal. Don’t hesitate to try few places.
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