10 most Popular Destinations in Nepal

Nepal is one of the most beautiful countries also known as holy birth place of Lord Buddha and land with the highest peak Mount Everest. A tour in the lap of the highest peak of the world, known to everyone, would certainly fulfill a desire inside an adventurous being and experiencing Nepal during Visit Nepal 2020 would surely be fruitful. It has many scenic landscapes with galore of both natural and cultural heritage. Tourists are easily attracted towards Nepal because of Himalayan ranges, various animals, and plants, for the rivers, climate, water and it’s welcoming and kind-hearted people. Every day is a part of experience in Nepal. Here are the top 10 most visited destination in Nepal:

1. Kathmandu Valley:

Kathmandu valley consist of 3 major cities of Nepal The Capital city Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. One of the best thing about of Kathmandu valley is its climate and soil. Kathmandu is famous for the temples. It is the centre of Nepal’s history, art, culture, and economy and a multi-ethnic population of Hindu and Buddhist religion. Some of the famous temples are

  • Pashupatinath,
  • Ghuheshwori,
  • Swayambhunath,
  • Boudhanath,
  • Budhanilkantha etc.

Lalitpur is rich for cultural heritage, arts, and crafts;

  • Patan Durbar
  • Square,
  • Ashoka stupa,
  • Patan Museum, Statues
  • Godavari Botanical Garden,
  • Patan zoo.

Similarly, Bhaktapur is also famous for the marvellous crafts including pottery, weaver, thanka, masks and Newari cultures.Famous temples at bhaktapur are Datatrya Temple,Nyatapola Temple and many more. Except that we can try varieties of Newari foods such as Yomari,Bara, Chhoyla, Chhatamari and many more.

2. Pokhara:

Beautiful view of Pokhara valley

Pokhara is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is one of the places with the most beautiful scenery and natural lakes. Pokhara includes various lakes and temples, such as

  • Phewa Lake,
  • Begnas Lake,
  • Rupa Lake,
  • Gude Lake,
  • Neutani Lake
  • Maidi Lake,
  • Barahi temple,
  • Bindbyabasini Temple.

At Sarngkot you can have a much more beautiful and closer view of the

  • Dhaulagiri,
  • Annapurna,
  • Manaslu, and
  • Machhapuchre Mountains.
Mountain Scenario from Sarangkot

It is also famous for activities such as paragliding,ulta flight, boating, rafting and many other cool kinds of stuff.Other than that there are caves like

  • The Mahendra Cave,
  • Bat Cave, and
  • Gupteshwor.

David’s Fall is an awesome and the deepest waterfall located in the south-west of Pokhara. Thakali food is very famous in Pokhara.

3. Lumbini:

Lumbini Temple

Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi District. It is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. Lumbini is very peaceful and clean. The must-visit places in Lumbini are

  • Maya Devi Temple,
  • Ashokan pillar,
  • Myanmar Golden Temple,
  • World Peace Pagoda,
  • Dharma Swami Maharaja Buddha Vihar,
  • China temple,
  • Lumbini Museum and many other pagodas
The World Peace Pagoda at Lumbini

They are built in different design by various countries. Other than exploring monasteries we can also rent a bicycle and visit the local terrain areas. We can also sign up for meditation class and practise spirituality over it’s a clean and peaceful environment. Other than that we can also try tasty Indian foods at local street.

4. Chitwan:

Elephant Riding at Chitwan National Park

The Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal. If you are a fan of doing wild and exotic adventure then Chitwan is the right place. It is at located the subtropical southern part of the Terai region, also rich in natural beauty. A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish have been recorded in the park. The best part of the park is Jungle Safari other than that we can do canoeing in Rapti river and explore the wild places. Crocodile breeding centre is one of the most enjoyable programs which is the part of Jeep Safari in Chitwan National Park. Some other activities we can do are bird watching, 20 Thousand Lake in Chitwan which is known as 20 Hajar Tal is renowned for Bird Watching place and home of different species of birds along with migrant birds elephant bathing and explore the village areas. Tharu cultural dance is very famous at Chitwan. We can also visit the Tharu Cultural Museum. TAAS ( Spicy fried goat-meat lunch dish served with Bhujia or Cheura) is very famous and tasty at Chitwan.

5. Mustang:

Beautiful pass at Mustang

Mustang is the type of place where you can go and get lost in it’s natural beauty. It is situated in the Dhaulagiri zone in Nepal. This beautiful land is divided into two parts; the Upper Mustang and the Lower Mustang. The Lower Mustang is full of natural scenery, and Upper Mustang is popular for the adventurous trekking. The vegetation and natural environment of the mustang are very unique due to snowfall and windy environment. Upper Mustang Trekking is one of the staggering trekking into the Hidden Kingdom of Mustang. Trekking into Upper Mustang is an extraordinary and favoured opportunity to experience. There are different beautiful places such as Jomsom, Kagbeni, Lo Manthang and many others. Muktinath Temple is a holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists. Marpha Village is portrayed by the customary level mud roofed houses with heaps of kindling flawlessly stacked upon it.

Traditional flat mud roofed houses at Marpha Village

 Apples, Marpha-a local drink, Yak meat and other Tibetian foods are very famous at mustang. We can also visit Dumba Lake at Jomsom and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes and scenery.

6. Solukhumbu:

A Sherpa guides pack animals across a frozen stream.

The Everest Region is the first and famous trekking destination on the entire earth. The Everest Base Camp is the most popular breathtaking, exciting and challenging trekking route to the Himalayas range. Namche Bazzar is the starting point for trekking at everest region.We can also witness unique sherpa and tibetian culture over this region. . It has such a beautiful trekking route offering trekkers with breathtaking mountain scenery, unique Sherpa tribe, Buddhist monasteries, and museums along the way.We can visit Tengboche Monastery which is one of the oldest and largest Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries located at the highest point on Earth. We can also explore beautiful long valley–Chhukung valley. Thukla Pass is also one of the stunning passes situated in Everest Region. Everest Region offers much more than what’s been explored so far. It has wide range of undefined destinations to offer and still many beautiful places are yet to be discoverd at this beautiful placeon earth. Lukla is another place which is known for the most dangerous airport in the world

Lukla Airport,Nepal

.It is also popular for mountaineering, trekking and visiting  the amazing scenario of the Himalayas ranges. It is the most visited trekking route to Everest Base Camp.

7. Gorkha:

Gorkha is another interesting place in Nepal which has both religoius and historic values.The district is also know as the land of Gorkhalis.Here tourist can enrich themselves with Nepal’s fascinating history, culture and religion. Gorkha Durbar is one of the exciting place to visit because it has very fascinating and unique architecture.We can also visit the Gorkha Museum which holds the memories of historic events and cultures.Manakamana temple and Mahadev temples are also very famous temple situated in this disctict.Other that that we can go for Mansalu Trek where Travellers can have a close up view with the 8th highest mountain in the world.We can also experience local foods like Daal-bhat-tarkari-achaar and Gundrook- Dhido.

8. Janakpur:


Janakpur is the place where Lord Ram and Sita got married.It is one of the very popular Hindu pilgrimages. The city is also known as Janakpur Dham, and it is the capital of the Dhanusa district.The best part of Jankpur Dham is the beautiful design of the Janaki Temple. After Janaki Temple, Ram Mandir is another must-visit the temple in Janakpur.The architectural design of Ram Mandir and Janaki Mandir highlights the ingenious Nepalese methodology and craftsmanship.Viwaha Mandap is another place which marks the spot where Lord Ram and Sita got married. Janakpur is also famous for unique Mithila art.

Mithila Art At Janakpur

Other than that one can also experience Nepal Railways, which is the only railway in Nepal, connects Janakpur to Siraha at the Nepal-India border.We can also try lashi and other sweets at local areas of Janakpur Dham. The architecturally charming holy temple of Jaleshwar is also a beautiful place to visit in Janakpur Nepal.

9. Mugu:

Rara Lake at Mugu District

If you want to experience peace and beauty at the same time then Rara lake is the best choice in Mugu District .It is located in the western part of Nepal near the Tibetan Border, in the Jumla and Mugu district.We can do activities such as boating and bird watching. The Rara Lake is a heaven for bird watchers since it is the part of the Rara National Park.Rara National Park has much unique flora and fauna importance of the rare and vulnerable species of animals.There is a lovely hike to Murma Top, a viewpoint that allows you to see the whole lake and surrounding area, and the mountain peaks in the distance. Other than that we can ride a horse and enjoy the photogenic scenarios. Thakur Baba’s Temple is located in the south-eastern corner of the lake.

Boating At Rara Lake

The scenery and the cultural background of this place are different from the rest of the Nepal which makes it one of the must-visit destination in Nepal.

10. Ilam:

Ilam Tea Garden

Ilam is famous for tea production. If you are a tea garden enthusiast, then you must visit Ilam which is also known as ‘Queen of Hills.Other than exploring the tea garden we can visit Fikkal Bazaar which is a major business center which is jam packed with shops and retail market stalls.Picnic is also very famous at htis location.Mai Pokhari is another place where good photos can be taken. Antu Danda is another popular viewpoint of Ilam which is situated at a high elevation of 2,328 meters above sea level.

Sunrise View From Sri Antu Danda

Travellers also can visit Lepcha museum and interact with the local people. Other than that we can trek to Chintapu and go for sightseeing at Kanyam.Similarly Hike up to Siddhi Thumka for a memorable sunrise view over the Terai flatlands.  

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