Travel Places you cannot afford to miss in 2019

Travel Places you cannot afford to miss in 2019

To travel is to live.”

With the approaching New Year 2019, there are new places that are worth entering into your travel diaries to make it legendary. Whether it is the best trekking experience or the times spent in serene nature, Nepal has it all. To top it up, introduction of new accommodation facilities adds the cherry to the cake.  Here are the top 10 places that will gear you up for packing your bags immediately, ready for the unknown to embrace you.

Editor’s note: If the post inspired you to travel, share the joy of happy reading!

Top 10 places in Nepal

Gosaikunda

The first place that calls out the travel spirit in you is Gosainkunda. The place is highly in rise due to the gorgeous showcase of its beauty in the recent introductory video of Miss Nepal 2018. Gosainkunda provides you your guilty pleasure spiritually as it has great importance in the Hindu religion. The beauty of the lake, which remains frozen half the year, is purely dazzling.

gosaikunda

Chitwan

Secondly, Chitwan is a new name in the list that you will notice. Many underestimate purity of Chitwan for traveling. However, this is a must visit place to observe the ethnic Tharu community in their unsullied form. In Chitwan, you have the adventure jungle activities in your backpack with the fresh air that energizes you. The endangered species along with flora and fauna welcomes you to their natural habitat. The main attraction here is the bullfight that is organized once in a year by the Tharu community in a festival called Maghi in the month of January.

Everest Base Camp

Who does not want to set their eyes in the highest mountain of the world? Everest Base Camp is famous travel destination for many tourists from all around the world. Not only does it present you with the glorious picturesque of the grayish background, but it also involves you in the adventure of the most thrilling flight in the world to Lukla. For the satisfaction of your adrenaline rush, you must set foot on the Everest Base Camp trail.

Everest Base Camp

Pokhara

The amount of joy given is the major focus of a traveler. All the possible reasons for a travel are fulfilled by the city, Pokhara. Name it and you will get it. For adventure lovers, there are activities ranging from paragliding to bungee jumping and canoeing. Similarly, tourists seek peace in the Osho Upoban buried in meditation. There are prospects of boating attracting major portion of people that visit here. Likewise, the trek to Ghandruk village will provide you magnificent views.

Pokhara

Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho

Which trek can possibly be more famous than the Everest Base Camp? Here is the answer; The Annapurna Circuit attracts most tourists with the thrilling experience that you crave. Why so? For a fact, Annapurna is the tenth highest mountain deemed one of the most difficult mountains to climb. The trekking route will take you to the highest lake in the world, Tilicho giving you the heavenly feeling. Challenge yourself to reach new heights!

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho

UNESCO listed heritages

Which trek can possibly be more famous than the Everest Base Camp? Here is the answer; The Annapurna Circuit attracts most tourists with the thrilling experience that you crave. Why so? For a fact, Annapurna is the tenth highest mountain deemed one of the most difficult mountains to climb. The trekking route will take you to the highest lake in the world, Tilicho giving you the heavenly feeling. Challenge yourself to reach new heights!

UNESCO listed Heritages

Uppper Mustang

The highlights of past few years are the witness to the necessity to visit Upper Mustang Valley. The wind blowing there that stroke your face gently gives you a feeling that you made the best decision of your life. Moreover, the stone houses, welcoming faces, Tibetan culture proves that there is indeed a different pleasure in exploration of the unknown.

Upper Mustang

Rara Lake

Next place that adds up in the list is the biggest and deepest lake of the Nepal Himalayas. Often overshadowed by other places, Rara Lake’s beauty is unnoticed by the travelers. This year, Rara Lake should be one of the places you carve your sight on.

Halesi Maratika tour

Halesi Maratika is one of the places that are underrated and unknown to the travelers of Nepal. This place fulfills your religious purposes and gives off a mysterious vibe. The caves in the place are ready for exploration. Most importantly, it adds value to your trip as you gain the appropriate adventure along with many legendary stories that build up the place.

Lumbini

Raising the controversies of the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini stands tall in the Nepali ground. Not only is the place spiritually fulfilling but it also has ancient importance. The ever-burning flame, Ashoka Pillar built in 268-232 B.C., monasteries, and ode to Lord Buddha will startle you.

Packages related to the places:

  1. Gosainkunda Lake
  2. Kathmandu Chitwan tour/ Chitwan Safari
  3. Everest Base CampShort trek to Everest Base CampEverest Helitour/ Three Passes of Everest
  4. Kathmandu Pokhara tour/ Paragliding/ Ghandruk Village trek/ Poonhill trek/ Australian Base Camp trek/ Rejuvenate with meditation in Osho Upoban
  5. ACT with Tilicho Lake
  6. Kathmandu World Heritage Sites tour/ Kathmandu and Bhaktapur Sightseeing

Photo Credit: Suraj Shakya

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Nepal, a country known for its natural beauty, rich culture and colorful festivals. It never fails to disappoint and amaze people coming from different backgrounds. One of such cities of Nepal is Bhaktapur which is one of the three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. Here are top things to do in Bhaktapur.

Bhaktapur is considered as a cultural gem because of its fascinating history and religious sites. The city is also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa that was founded in the 12th century by King Ananda Malla. It was one of the capital city of the Greater Malla Kingdom until 15th century.

The “City of Culture” is located about 20 km east of the Kathmandu- filled with monuments mostly terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces, and temples with detailed carvings, gilded roofs and open courtyards. Listed in one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is renowned for their quality woodwork and wood craftsmen.

Getting a chance to experience traditional lifestyle of the ancient Bhaktapur is best done on foot. Four things that you should not miss when visiting this place are:

A tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square- a collection of pagoda and shikhar- style temples, grouped around a fifty- five window palace of brick and wood is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the valley which highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The major attraction of Bhaktapur Durbar Square are: 55 window palace, Golden Gate, Lion’s Gate, Mini- Pashupatinath Temple, Vatsala Temple, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple.

Take a pottery workshop at Dattatreya Square

enowned for its pottery work, the place has the facility of teaching pottery at Dattatreya Square which is Potter’s Square. It gives you an opportunity to indulge in the traditional lifestyle of people of Bhaktapur where you’ll see potters at work, sun drying their pots in the open air. So, if you’re interested in throwing clay, you’ll find workshop studios where you can learn how to make traditional pottery.

Witness Bisket Jatra

Bisket Jatra is one of the most popular Jatra celebrated every Nepali New year, where thousands of visitors involved in erecting lingo (pole), pulling chariots of deities, and worshipping them. The highlights of this festival are the tug of war between the eastern and western sides of town which then is moved down in a steep road leading to a river, Jibro Chhedne (Making Hole in Tongue) and Sindoor Jatra.

Must have dessert- “Juju Dhau”

The sweetened custard-like yogurt which is the specialty of Bhaktapur is a dessert you must try during your visit. Juju Dhau meaning “King of Curd” in the Newari language is delicious, thick, smooth and creamy yogurt- a dish perfect to end your day tour of the city.

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