Nepal Tourism

Home to eight of the ten highest mountain ranges across the world, Nepal is one of the most extraordinary travel destinations globally. Nepal tourism has expanded over several years, its ancient culture and enthralling landscape consistently giving travelers peace and thrill. The serene environment and the expansive Himalayas, the highest mountain ranges, and fertile plains make tourism in Nepal one of the finest experiences for all travelers.

Nepal brings you a plethora of surprises and helps you quench your travel thirst with its adventurous yet peaceful atmosphere. Travelers enjoy the mountain ranges along with the Hindu and Buddhist heritage the most among other tourist points. Nepal tourism is incomplete if you fail to spend a few nights in the lap of the Himalayas enjoying the cool weather and natural attractions nearby. The dreamy landscape of the iconic peak- Mt. Everest, and its vibrant culture make Nepal an overall package for travelers.

Quick Overview

Nepal is a go-to place for adventure lovers. Starting from snow-capped mountains such as Manaslu, Annapurna, Kanchenjunga to Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple pilgrimage sites, Nepal has got it all. You can plan a trekking trip to the mountains, visit the bungee jumping points, and spend a few days visiting the pilgrimages for an overall experience of Nepal.

If you want to travel to Nepal soon, we have got you covered. The article closely discusses the overview of Nepal tourism packages, the climate of the place, and other factors that you need to plan your trip at ease.

Planning a trip to Nepal can be overwhelming at times, considering the innumerable places, mountain points, and tourist sites present in the country. However, a guide to Nepal tourism can come in handy for travelers who will visit Nepal for the first time.

Here is a quick overview of the Nepal travel guide that you need to plan your Nepal trip at ease.

Places to Visit

It would help if you visited several places when you travel to Nepal. The sites that you simply cannot miss when it comes to Nepal tourism are listed below:

  1. Kathmandu- Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. The Kathmandu valley is unique for its cultural amalgamation of modernity and traditional culture. Make sure you plan a day trip to Patan, a suburb, once you visit Nepal if you enjoy shopping. You can also plan a trip to Kathmandu to Pokhra and enjoy the heavenly sights filled with gardens, mountains, and water lakes.
  2. Lumbini- It is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. Several Hindu temples, stupas, and gardens make Lumbini one of Nepal's most serene and peaceful places.
  3. Bhaktapur- It is a medieval city in Nepal that is filled with red brick houses and temples. This city stands as one of the most popular tourist places. You can find artisans sewing clothes on the roadsides in the city. Several museums consisting of ancient goods make it even more valuable as a tourist spot in Nepal.
  4. Apart from visiting these places, make sure you plan an Everest base camp trek if you are an adventure-lover and travel enthusiast. If you can plan a trek for around 12 days, including the teahouse stays, you can make it to the maximum altitude of 18,192 feet. Treks in Nepal can be adventurous and thrilling. This is why travelers go gaga over the mountainous areas and the atmosphere in Nepal. Make plans to stay at least 1 night in the base camps for an adventurous experience that will give you the experience to cherish for a lifetime.
  5. Go through the popular trekking routes and plan your life-changing trek in Nepal to quench your thirst for adventure. Trekking in Nepal is thrilling and full of surprises.
  6. If you are a forest lover, do not miss planning a trip to spot wildlife on the Chitwan Safari. There are several national parks, including Langtang National park, Chitwan National Park, and Sagarmatha National park. You can easily spot jungle cats, sloth bears, and horned rhinos on the edge of the plains in Nepal.
  7. Do not miss to visit the Yeshe Institute once you visit Nepal if you are interested in Buddhism and religious studies. This part of Nepal is solely targeted to students of Kathmandu University and Buddhist enthusiasts across the world.
  8. Visit the Pashupatinath temple, the world heritage site, to enjoy the traditional culture in Nepal. You can also visit Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square if you are interested in the ancient and traditional culture and atmosphere.

You can check out the SOTC Nepal travel packages to plan almost all necessary things if you wish to travel to Nepal soon.

Things to Eat

Once you visit Nepal, make sure you test the famous delicacies available in the country at least once.

  1. If you are a vegetarian and enjoy vegetarian dishes, try the traditional Nepali dish called Dhindo. It is made of maize and buckwheat and spiced with Kagati. Dhindo is served with vegetable curry.
  2. If you are a momo-lover, do not forget to try the Nepali version of momos stuffed with buffalo, chicken, or vegetables. Momos are served with a spicy pickle and vegetable soup.
  3. If you like sweet dishes, try the sel roti, a traditional Nepali dish prepared during the festival of Tihar. It is made of rice flour and is deep-fried in butter, which gives a doughnut-like taste.


  • Knowing your ways around Nepal's geography is essential if you are interested in Nepal tourism. 
  • The Nepal valley is filled with many plains and mountains, which makes it a diverse country. It rises from 59 meters from the Gangetic plain to the snow line to the peak of Mount Everest (29,029 ft.)
  • Nepal is a remarkable travel destination that can be divided into 3 parts- terai, plains, and hills. 
  • Rivers like Karnali, Koshi, and Narayani flow from the east to the west in Nepal. The vast Ganges river covers a large part of Nepal and goes up to the Nepal-Tibet border. 
  • A massive part of Nepal consists of the national parks- Langtang National park, Chitwan National Park, and Sagarmatha National park.

Climate In Nepal

  • Going through the climate patterns of Nepal is necessary for those who are interested in tourism in Nepal.
  • Nepal is a diverse place that consists of plains, terai areas, forests, and mountains. The climate varies from one place to the other based on the structure of the place.
  • The average temperature in the Kathmandu Valley varies from 10°C to 20°C in July. The average annual rainfall remains to be 55 inches. Around the Annapurna range, the average rainfall is quite heavy, and the temperature remains on the lower side during the entire year.
  • Around the terai areas, dry winters and hot summers are noticed. The average annual temperature in this area remains around 20° to 28°C. The average rainfall remains around 
  • 2500-3000mm in the east and 1600-1800mm in the west.


  • Knowing the culture of a destination before visiting the place is very essential. Tourism in Nepal is highly influenced by the cultural and social diversity of the place. 
  • Several religions are present in the Nepal valley. Buddhism and Hinduism dominate the place. However, other religions like Sikhism, Jainism, Islam, and Animism are also practiced by the believers in Nepal.
  • Nepal holds an amalgamation of modernity and the traditional and ancient culture of India. Nepal tourism cannot be complete without the ancient temples and stupas present in the valley.
  • The cultural diversity in Nepal makes room for multiple sets of customs. Different religions tend to have different food habits, marriage systems, and cultural rituals, making Nepal an ultimate metropolis for Indian tourism.

Nepal Tourism Tips

If you are interested in Nepal tourism, make sure you research the place, culture, food habits, and other factors before planning your trip. It will give you a vivid idea of how to go about your trip successfully. Here are some tips to help you have a good travel guide before traveling to Nepal.

  • If you can plan a trip of 15 days to Nepal, you will be able to cover all the remarkable destinations at ease.
  • Do not trek alone. Several instances of the disappearance of solo travelers have been reported from time to time. Make sure you go with some friends or relatives to ensure you have a safe trekking experience in Nepal.
  • Make sure you exchange your Nepalese currencies before you return.
  • Do not eat raw vegetables or fruits that have been kept cut for a long time to avoid food poisoning and other issues.
  • Nightlife ends at around 10 at night in most parts of Nepal.
  • Keep tissue papers and sanitizers with you for maintaining basic hygiene.


Nepal FAQ's

What is the best time to visit Nepal?
Most tourists plan a trip to Nepal during March-May or the fall season- September to November. 
Since these are peak seasons for Nepal tourism, the place remains crowded almost all the time.
If you want to visit Nepal to enjoy its quiet and peaceful atmosphere at its best, plan your trip in the winter- December- February/ in summer- June to August.

Which one is better- private or group trips to Nepal?
You can visit Nepal either with large groups or a close group of people. Even solo travelers find tourism in Nepal quite enjoyable and filled with adventurous surprises.

How many days are ideal for planning a trip to Nepal?
If you want to visit two regions- Kathmandu and Pokhra, a 5-7 days plan can work great for you.
If you are planning to trek in the Himalayas, make sure you have at least 10 days to experience the thrill of trekking.


What are the must-visit places in Nepal?
Kathmandu, Lumbini, Bhaktapur, the Himalayan ranges, along with the national forests- Chitwan National park, Langtang national park, and Sagarmatha national parks are must-visit places in Nepal.

If you are interested in India's ancient and traditional culture, visit the
stupas and temples in Nepal for a heavenly experience.

Is trekking in the Himalayas beginner-friendly?
If you take the necessary precautions beforehand, trekking in the Himalayas can be pretty enjoyable, even for beginners. Carry an extra pair of waterproof boots and a couple of spare clothes to be on the safe side if you wish to trek in Nepal.


Language Spoken


Currency used:

Nepalese rupee

NOV-FEB 9 to 11oC
MAR-MAY 23 to 25oC

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Nepal Tourism Tips

The following are some travel tips, do's and dont's yto keep in mind during your Nepal trip.

Do's and Dont's

• Do try to greet the Nepali people by folding your hands in the traditional greeting of Namaste, as they prefer the Namaste as a greeting to shaking hands.

• Nepalis are comfortable sitting on the floor while eating, so you may find this custom prevalent in smaller towns. 

• If you dine with local families, don’t eat with your left hand, as it is an unspoken taboo among Nepalis. 

• It is important to dress appropriately, especially when visiting places sacred to Nepalis. 

• Do ask before taking photographs of locals.

• Do not give money to children, even if they seem to ask for it. If you want to help them, donate to an organization.

• Nepal’s natural heritage is precious and should be preserved. Please dispose of all garbage sensitively while trekking and protect the natural environment in every way. 

• Avoid fires in open spaces as they can spread very quickly especially in Nepal’s densely forested regions.

• As Nepal society is somewhat conservative, kissing and hugging in public is considered offensive.

SOTC has some great Nepal tour packages that will let you explore this mountain kingdom at your pace. Book your tour today.