Recreation is a fun way of taking pleasure out of the various things life has to offer to you. There are many things that you can do the form of recreational activities with travel being one of them. And traveling to Nepal for an 11 day Nepal recreational tour will be the perfect way to spend your time to get re-energized.
Nepal has many places for recreational tourism. Full of beautiful valleys, wonderful mountain ranges, amazing wildlife, and historical places, Nepal is a fun country for outdoor recreational activities. In the Nepal Recreational Tour, you will go to some of the most popular valleys and wildlife areas of Nepal and experience the beauty of a recreational tour unlike in any other place.
Your Nepal recreational tour will start in the city of Kathmandu. Kathmandu is a cultural and well as a religious hotspot where you will find plenty of fascinating temples that stretch across beautiful this city. Next, you will head out to Pokhara, a magical valley that is surrounded by the Annapurna Mountains. The city is home to some of the most beautiful lakes in the country.
From Pokhara, you will go to Tansen- a town that has a rich history but is relatively not well-known among travelers. Your next destination after you have explored Tansen is Lumbini- the birthplace of Lord Buddha and an emblem of peace and harmony in this country.
Your final destination is a thrilling adventure to the Chitwan National Park. This park is a wholesome adventure where you are most likely to encounter exotic animals and plants that are preserved in this region.
There is a variety of options while going out on this trip. Firstly, you can choose the means of transportation that you like. You can either travel by airways or roadways. You will also reside at some of the most beautiful hotels and lodges of the region that you are visiting. You will also have plenty of opportunities to shop or buy souvenirs of your choice.
One of the biggest reason that the Nepal Recreational Tour is popular is that it gives you a chance to explore all the various possibilities you can imagine while traveling. You can explore the glory of nature in scenic sights. You’ll come out a tad smarter after brushing past museums. You’ll explore the culture of a region and gain an appreciation of the animal as well as the plant kingdom.
A combo recreational tour in Nepal is your chance of exploring all the possibilities that you can have during a recreational tour. Let us take a closer look at the places you will go to during this recreational tour.
Kathmandu is the place that your flight will land in as Kathmandu is the host to the only international airport in Nepal - the Tribhuvan International Airport. Kathmandu is the heart of Nepal’s culture, history, as well as arts. Standing at an elevation of 1400 meters, it has beautiful climatic conditions and many places that are worth exploring.
These are the list of noteworthy places in Kathmandu that every visitor must have been to:
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square, also known as Basantapur Durbar Area, is one of the most important historical places in the heart of Kathmandu. The word “Durbar” is a Nepali word which translates as “Palace”. Therefore, Kathmandu Durbar Square is an area where you find many palaces in which kings of the medieval times lived in.
Kathmandu Durbar Square is the in the immediate vicinity of Hanuman Dhoka. The word “Hanuman Dhoka” is an important place for Hindu devotees as Hanuman, the monkey God, is worshipped by Hindu devotees.
Important religious places inside the Kathmandu Durbar Square are Trailokya Mohan Narayan Temple, Kal Bhairav, Ashok Vinayak, Taleju Temple, and Kotilingeshwara Mahadev Temple.
Swayambhunath Temple is a religious temple located at the western part of Nepal at the top of a hill. You can find a panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley from this temple. Due to the presence of a lot of innocent monkeys around this temple, it is also referred to as the Monkey Temple.
The base of this temple is a dome. Above the base of this temple lies a cubical structure in which the eyes of the Buddha are inscribed in all directions. Although it is a Buddhist temple by origin, many Hindu devotees also visit this temple.
Pashupatinath is a temple that was constructed in the 15th century. It lies in the eastern part of Kathmandu valley along the banks of the Bagmati river. One of the biggest festivals of this temple is Maha Shivaratri where more than 1 million devotees come to pay homage to Lord Pashupatinath, who is regarded to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva.
Legend has it that Lord Shiva and Parvati took the form of an antelope and visited the jungle that lies on the outskirts of this temple. Another wonderful temple that lies quite close to Pashupatinath is Guheswari temple. There is also a crematorium that lies along the banks of Bagmati river that is visible from this temple.
Boudhanath Stupa is a stupa that lies in the northeastern part of Kathmandu. There are around 29 monasteries and nunneries around Boudhanath. Many people circle this temple 3 or 4 times chanting a Buddhist mantra. The culture around Boudhanath is dominated by Tibetan as well as Sherpa culture. Boudhanath, along with all other sites mentioned above, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Pokhara is another wonderful valley in Nepal that you will be a part of during this Combo Recreational Tour. Pokhara is a well-renowned city that oozes beauty with its extraordinary landscape.
Pokhara lies 200 kilometers from Kathmandu and can be reached in a 6-hour ride. The Annapurna Range is about 15-35 miles from this valley. Therefore the city is full of trekking enthusiasts who come here before starting their trek to Annapurna Base Camp, Poon Hill, Mardi Himal, or other treks accessible from this region.
In Pokhara, you will first go to Bindhyabasini temple. Bindhyabasini is a temple that is dedicated to the Hindu deity Bhagwati, which might refer to either goddess like Durga, Kali, Parvati, Saraswati, or Laxmi. This temple is considered to be one of the Shaktipiths in this country.
Barahi is a two-storeyed temple that is constructed in the pagoda style. It is located in the east section of the Phewa Lake and is dedicated to the Goddess Barahi, who is also referred to as Goddess Barahi, the protector of gods. According to a local legend, the goddess Barahi came here to grace the people of this region but then decided to stay in this place permanently. Ever since people all across Nepal and outside Nepal have come to this temple to pay their homage to the gods.
There are other places in Pokhara besides the religious places that you can visit One of the most scintillating tours in Pokhara will be the visit to Phewa lake where you will have the opportunity of boating.
Devi’s fall is a beautiful waterfall located in Pokhara. The water that is the source of this fall comes from Fewa Lake. The best time to view this waterfall is in Monsoon when the monsoon water gushes and gives to some splendid viewing.
You will also go to the Tibetan refugee camp in Pokhara on your recreational tour. You can go to the museum there that will help you appreciate the Tibetan culture better. Besides, you can also be involved in volunteering or charity works there. You can also shop for clothing, carpets, and rugs, wooden carvings, rings and bracelets around this region.
Tansen is an ‘off-the-beaten-track’ hilly town in Nepal which lies midway between Pokhara and the Indian border. This town has artistic Newari houses, cobbled bazaar, lush green hills, and the bank of Kali Gandaki river.
Tansen lies in the laps of the Shreenagar Hills. It enjoys moderate climatic conditions. This town is culturally diverse and is full of people across various ethnicities like Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurung, Tamang, Newar, and Magar, But the population of Newars and Magars is high.
The architecture of this region is primarily Newari. Tansen Durbar is a major attraction of this town. It is a grand palace that was built in 1927. Rani Mahal, also considered to be the Taj Mahal of Nepal, is a beautiful palace located in the banks of Kali Gandaki river of Tansen. It is one of the most popular tourist attraction of this region. Bhagwati Temple and Amar Narayan Temple are places of religious importance in this region.
The birthplace of Lord Buddha- Lumbini- is one of the major tourist attractions in the southern part of Nepal. Lumbini is home to many monasteries, ancient monuments, museum, and a research institute.
The most popular place in Lumbini is Maya Devi Temple. It is believed that Buddha was born here. There is a pool outside this temple where Buddha was believed to have taken a dip after his birth.
There are many monasteries in Lumbini. The most notable ones are the Chinese Monastery, World Peace Pagoda, Myanmar Golden Temple, and Dharma Swami Maharaja Buddha Vihar. The Ashokan Pillar, which was built by King Ashoka, is a place where devotees light up incense sticks in the bowls that are placed on the sides of this pillar.
Chitwan was considered to be a World Heritage Site in 1984. It is home to various wild animals like Bengal Tigers, One-horned rhinoceros, and Asiatic elephants. You can go on a jungle safari in this national park and have a thrilling time in the wilderness if nature.
There are various bird species in Chitwan National Park. Around 540 bird species have been recorded in this area. Therefore it is a popular spot for bird watching as well. The species of reptiles in this national park is also great. You can find many exotic reptiles like gharial and mugger crocodiles, monitor lizard, rock python and king cobra.
You can go for a jungle safari in the Chitwan National Park riding in the back of an elephant or a jeep. Either way, you will have plenty of opportunities to spot all sorts of plants, animals, and birds in this natural site.
A combo recreational tour in Nepal is a perfect way to enjoy nature with all its diversity as well as an opportunity to learn the religion and culture of this place. If you take this journey, you will have an unforgettable travel experience in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.