Nepal has been an exciting tourist destination for a long time due to the unique culture and eccentric landscapes. Its rugged topography fulfills the needs of the adventure seeking tourists from all around the world. Situated in the lap of the Himalayas, Nepal has nature given gifts such as the world's highest peaks, gorgeous valleys, lush subtropical forests and conservation parks, and vast cultural diversity. These endless possibilities of tourism make Nepal a perfect destination for tourists to quench their thirst for adventure and for an enjoyable holiday.
One of the key things you need to keep in mind before visiting Nepal is the season. There is no worst season to visit, however, there is a best one, and it's the autumn season. When the monsoon season ends around the first week of September, the weather clears up and you get the best views possible. October and November are considered the best months to visit as neither does the rain disturb you nor does the temperature bother you. It is the ideal time for tours and treks as the trails will be ready, and the views will be clearer.
When you come to Nepal, there are numerous things you can do, starting with exploring the cultural heritage sites for trekking to the foot of the highest mountains. For traveling in Nepal, you first arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. You will know you have arrived in Nepal as the mountains and hills seem to surround your plane from every side as you look out the window. In Kathmandu, you can spend a few days exploring the three major cities inside the valley: Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur. You can explore the UNESCO enlisted world heritage sites such as Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Changunarayan and the three Durbar Squares Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur.
While in Kathmandu; you can hike around Nagarkot, Phulchowki Hill, Namo Buddha, Sundarijal and many more as the valley is surrounded by extraordinary hill stations. These hikes take several hours and you can complete each one of them within a day. You can get excellent views of the valley, the deep blue sky and the mountains that lie beyond all of which becomes an experience extraordinaire because of the soothing breeze of air and the changing colors of the leaves. These short one day hike can also be a pre-trek preparation for you so that you get used to the environment and can give your body a trial of what you will be going through during the real trek.
Nepal has more than two hundred options for hiking and trekking, you have the freedom to choose your destination depending upon the kind of experience you want to get. Autumn being the best season for hiking and trekking, you will easily find many other tourists walking along with you towards the same destination. For trekking, the most popular places you can visit are the base camps of Mount Everest, Annapurna, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga, among others along with the villages of Langtang, Mustang and so on. These treks will take you more than a few days to complete where you will be walking for several hours a day to reach the checkpoints on the way to your destination. Along with the spectacular scenery, you will go through the villages of different ethnic communities of Nepal, and since it is autumn that you’re trekking in, you will get to witness many of the major festivals of these ethnicities like Dashain, Tihar, Mani Rimdu and other more different festivals. You will experience the cultural diversity of Nepal and get to see the different cultural heritage en route to your destination.
Apart from trekking and hiking, you can go on Heli tours above the various mountains of the Himalayas. By doing this, you will be able to see much more of the mountain ranges and the valleys below as during autumn the skies will be clear. It might be difficult for the helicopter to take you to certain places, thus you will only get to see it from above or land and look around for a while. Likewise, you can also tour to other cities in Nepal such as Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini and Bhandipur. Each city has its unique attraction such as beautiful lakes, national parks, historical sites, and much more. There are exciting adventurous activities such as paragliding, zip lining, rafting, bungee jumping, and many more you can do around the various cities in Nepal.
Traveling in Nepal becomes even more fun during the autumn season as the air is vibrant with festivity, for autumn is the peak festival season in Nepal. Autumn is arriving and so are the festivals, so if you want to witness the colorful festivals of Nepal firsthand whilst feeling the pleasant breeze of air below the clear blue sky, an autumn in Nepal is the way to go about it.