With so much to do and see in this mountainous country, we’ve narrowed it down to our favourite top things to do in Nepal.
1) Explore the city streets of Kathmandu
Strolling through the streets of Thamel. This city is a maze of small alleys lined with box-shaped holes that are restaurants, cafes, shops, etc. Top things to do would be to get lost in the inner streets of touristy Thamel; sit at a shifty table and eat hot paranthas (fried bread); or simply watch city life from a local square.
a) Bhaktapur – Stroll around this ancient walled city. Try its famous sweet curd ju ju dhau.
b) Swayambhunath – Visit this temple with a stupa overlooking the city. But beware the hordes of monkeys!
2) Trekking in the Himalayas
A definite must in the top things to do in Nepal. Everest has its infamous reputation which often overshadows Annapurna – a great intro to the Himalayan range. Truly unplug and go find yourself among the valleys, stony paths, welcoming villages, and snowy peaks.
3) Jungle walks in Chitwan National Park
Trek through an exotic jungle on the hunt for a wild rhino (maybe even a tiger). Otherwise, ride bikes through the small city past friendly elephants or spend the night in a jungle tower and watch the wildlife come out of the woodwork around you.
4) Pokhara, the town at the base of the Himalayas
Pokhara is a small town at the base of the mountains and the entryway for trekkers on their journey. A few days here is relaxing and still open to adventure for those interested in hang gliding, canoeing on Phewa Lake, exploring bat caves, or visiting local stupas.