5 Best places in Nepal for Nature Lovers
Even saying Nepal is one of the most beautiful places in world would be an understatement. It indeed is a piece of heaven on earth. Despite its small size, Nepal boasts of such rich topography and versatility that it will leave you awestruck. Mother nature has indeed blessed the country with a great abundance of natural beauty, which attracts thousands and thousands of tourists every year. Here we have made a list of 5 best places to visit in Nepal for Nature lovers.
The Annapurna region
Going by the name, you must have guessed by now that the region is home to Mt. Annapurna and other snowcapped peaks. But other than the peaks, the region still has so much more to offer. With the country’s wettest, driest, and windiest places in the country, it is safe to say that Annapurna region is the most versatile region in the country. With its changing topography ranging from dense pine and oak forests to arid windswept valleys, from serene mid-hill lakes to frosty ice lakes, choppy rives to colossal glaciers, the Annapurna region of Nepal is a nature lover’s ultimate dream.
Khaptad National Park
Tucked away in the far-western corner of Nepal, Khaptad National Park is one of the country’s finest, yes less frequented NPs of Nepal. However, that may incite the nature lover inside you, as it isn’t jampacked with tourists and is sans the hassle and bustle of crowd. Trekking through the lush hills of Khaptad (3,000m) through subtropical Chir, pine, fir, hemlock, and oar forests will transport you to a natural paradise. The national park also boasts of over 270 bird varieties and a great variety of wild animals as well.
Rara National Park
Sojourn to the beautiful Rara region through dense pine and juniper forests and camp next to magnificent Rara lake at an elevation of 2,990 meters, guarded by green hills and snowcapped mountains on all side. Boat in the pristine lake, hike to the nearby hilltops for even better views of the mountains and lake, interact with the friendly locals or just stroll around the lake. Sounds like every nature lover’s perfect destination, right?
Travelling to Upper Mustang, the land beyond the Himalayans is a rare privilege. The windswept valleys of Mustang with rusty high valley walls, the spectacular scenery of the mountains closely guarding the region, the dwindling Kali Gandaki river and its deep mysterious gorge are just some natural highlights to mention. Iconic walled settlement of Lo Manthang and the quaint villages of Marpha and Kagbeni further accentuate the regions natural beauty.
Manaslu Conservation Area
Manaslu Conservation Area is home to the eight highest peaks in the world, Mt. Manaslu. Trekking through the untrampled trails through remote Nepal with beautiful views that have to be seen to be believed, it is a Shangri-La for every nature lover. Here you can embark on an adventurous circuit trek that allows you to circle around Mt. Manaslu. The fact that commercialization and modernization hasn’t yet touched the essence and purity of the region makes it even more special.