[AD] Nepal is one of those destinations that when you are there, you are thankful that more people aren’t and can’t believe there aren’t more tourists. There is a lot to do while you are there, plenty of sumptuous things to eat and it is super cheap too.
But if you are interested in some of the best things to do while you are there, and the best time to visit Nepal – then this is for you.
Chitwan National Park
If you are a lover of animals and want to connect with nature, then Chitwan National Park is somewhere you should have on your bucket list.
The park is home to more than 500 species of birds. Not only that but you will find Asian elephants, Bengal tigers and one-horned rhinos too. It is a huge 322 sq. Miles and gives you the highest chance of ever seeing crocodiles, elephants, bears and tigers while in Nepal.
You’ll need to book a tour in advance, but it is more than worth the small effort.
Sure you can walk around and be your own guide here. But the best way to explore is with a tour guide. It is easy to miss all of the intricate carvings and small details if you don’t know what you are looking for.
The whole area has a huge amount of shrines and temples. Because there is so much, having a guide will help you see everything that you should really see. As well as be able to tell you about folklore and history.
Bardia National Park
This is one of the largest wilderness areas in Teria. It has a stunning selection of wildlife but is more commercialised than Chitwan. It has 968 sq km. Of grasslands and is the largest stretches of Tiger habitat in Asia. Aside from the beautiful tigers, you can spot, you will find 30 other types of mammals – including Gangetic dolphins.
This is the second-largest valley and is separated from Kathmandu but the Bagmati River. What makes this place so special is that the history dates back all the way to 250 BC. At that time the corners of the town were marked but the stupas. It plays home to a higher concentration of temples too.
So it is worth taking your camera. The Golden Temple and the Kumbeshwar Temple are some of the top attractions. But if you want to see something stunning then head to Patan Museum. It has over 200 copper or gilt statues of Buddhist or Hindu deities.
Of course, if you have had enough of the stunning views and national parks, you might be ready to take a long hike and explore what the Himalayans have to offer you. And while you are at it, make sure that you try momos and Dhal Bhat at every opportunity. The best times to go are October/Novembe and March to May.
Namaste. It was a Nepalese greeting. It meant: The light within me bows to the light within you. – Jennifer Donnelly