Why to Visit Nepal in 2020
After the success of Visit Nepal Year 1998 and Nepal Tourism Year 2011, the Tourism Board of Nepal introduced Visit Nepal 2020 Campaign. This Campaign was to be held in 2018 but was further postponed to 2020. The Government of Nepal and Tourism Board of Nepal reported that the year 2020 in Nepal will be taken as “Visit Nepal Year 2020”. A year with commitment towards the tourism industry and vision of making Nepal as the destination for travel and vacations. The Government, Tourism Board and all stake holders aim to welcome more than a million visitors in 2020.
Moreover it, here are few specific reasons to visit Nepal:
The Everest Region: World’s Highest Peak
Mount Everest is Earth’s highest mountain above sea level. It lies in Nepal between the Nepal China Boarder in Solukhumbu District. It is, at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. People from all around the world visit Nepal to climb the highest peak in the world. The Himalayan range in Everest is simply breathtaking and wonderful. However, climbing the mountain is the main thing but it is not the only thing in this region. Many People are not aware about the fact that there are many other things to do and see here.
One of the most dangerous airports in the world ‘Lukla Airport’ is in this region of Nepal which is the shortest route to the Everest Base camp. Not only to climb the peak, people also visit this place to trek to the Base camp.
Furthermore, there is a National park which is the ‘Sagarmatha National Park’. Species like the Himalayan monal, blood pheasant, musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, langur monkeys, Himalayan thars, red pandas, and Himalayan wolves are here in this National Park.
Not only these, but in this region you can experience and take a look at the Sherpa Cultures and foods, the Namche Bazar and the Tengboche Monastery.
Birth Place of Gautam Buddha: Lumbini
Nepal is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha-“The Light of Asia and the founder of Buddhism”. He was born in Lumbini which is now in the Province no.5 in the southern parts of Nepal. According to Buddhist tradition, Queen Mahamayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama in 563 BCE. Gautama, who achieved Enlightenment sometime around 528 BCE, became the Buddha and founded Buddhism.
Lumbini is now one of the most important spiritual sites in the world. Not only Buddhist people but people of any religion from all the part of the world visit Lumbini. There are over 25 Buddhist monasteries built by diverse countries from Vietnam, Germany, Japan, Myanmar, France and many more. People also study Buddhism, meditate and visit the birthplace within the sacred Mayadevi Gardens. The main attractions of Lumbini are the Mayadevi temple, Ashoka pillar, Lumbini Museum, Monasteries and peace pagoda.
Variety and Delicious Foods:
Nepal is a culturally rich country. Nepal is a multi-cultural, multi-racial, multi-linguistic and multi-ethnic country. So, when it comes to food, it also varies, from culture to culture. People of different culture and tradition have their own special kinds of foods which creates availability of varieties of food items here. The use of spices and the mixing of spices in foods adds beautiful taste. The range of food items found in Nepal is very high and with the perfect use of spices in every food item, they taste the best. Some of the popular food items that are very common in Nepal and are delicious are, Dal Bhat Tarkari, Momos, Chatamari, Samosa, Sel Roti, Pani puri, Tandoori Naan and roti tarkari. Apart from these there are hundreds of different kinds of foods with different tastes that you will fall in love with.
Gift of Nature: (Lakes, Mountains, Hills, Waterfalls, Wildlife):
When it comes to nature and natural resources, Nepal is a country blessed by the Mother Nature. The nature is richly diverse here at Nepal from the highest peaks in the world to the flat lands, dry hills in Manang and Mustang to the green hills everywhere, 6000 different streams of rivers, 3,252 glaciers, 2,323 glacial lakes and over 5000 lakes.
Not only the lakes, mountains, hills and rivers but Nepal also has a wide range of Wildlife. There are 185 species of mammals, 850 recorded species of birds, 651 species of butterflies, 187 species of fish and 195 species of herpeto fauna (117 amphibians and 78 reptiles) which are in the Jungles and National Parks of the country.
Nepal has the best mountain treks in the world. There are 1310 mountains over 6000 meters in Nepal in which 238 are open for climbing. Also among the 14 mountains above 8000 meters all over the world, eight of them are in Nepal along with the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. Moreover, 8 out of world’s top 10 mountains are also in Nepal which makes it a dream destination for mountain treks. Some of the best treks in Nepal in the mountains are the Everest Base Camp Trekking, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Makalu Base Camping and Upper Mustang Trek. You can prepare of different kinds of treks according to your preference and capabilities such as a long trek or a short trek. Also the number of mountains has made it easy for you choose the heights and size of mountains according to your preferences.
A landlocked country between India and China, Nepal is a country blessed by the nature. Here are many wild and adventurous things for you to test yourself. When it comes to adventure and adventurous sports, the geographical diversity, climate diversity and the natural resources of Nepal plays the best role. You can experience your adventure sports with a little bit of more thrills here in Nepal. The Bungee jump, Zip Flyer, Rafting, Trekking, Paragliding, rock climbing and Everest skydive are thrilling sports. We can find these in other countries too. But in Nepal it is not like in other places and is more thrilling.
Basically, you can jump into one of the deepest gorges while bungee jumping straight towards one of the best rivers of Nepal, Zip line in the world’s most extreme zip flyers, raft in the rivers like Trishuli, Bhotekoshi, climb rocks and mountains, Paragliding and sail over the valleys in Nepal with mountain and lake views, and skydive towards the highest peak in the world.
Nepal’s Commitment Towards Sustainability
- Climate Change
Increased focus on climate change and managing mountaineering and trekking to mitigate overcrowding and mismanaged and inferior tourism practices. Integrate conservation, green initiatives and socio economic development with minimal impact on environment while offering lifetime tourism experience.
- Community Based Tourism:
Developing tourism in the remote corners of the country with community based tourism approach for equitable distribution and development benefits, boost economic activity and protect culture, tradition and heritage.
- Going Green:
Adopt a green provincial development strategy at the national level linked to Sustainable Development Goals to foster alignment between government and agencies in resource allocation, planning and implementation.