Nepal – home of the world’s largest mountain peak, is country surrounded by land on all 4 sides. Due to its surrounding countries (China and India), Nepal shows a diversity in culture like no other place. Along with that the country has high populations of Hindus and Buddhists and also adapts its culture from Tibet. This country in all its essence is rich in culture and is still close to nature. During the British reign of the sub continent, Nepal acted as a strong buffer between the colonies in India and the Imperial China. The country is divided into seven small states. The country has a lot to offer to tourists and peace seekers alike and if you fall in one of these categories, this is what you should do when you go to Nepal: (Pro-travel tip – Buy some Singapore Airline Miles if you want to save your travel money.
1. You get to ride an Elephant at Chitwan National Park
Ever heard the phrase, ‘Go big or go home!’. This is where you actually get to apply the phrase to real life. The elephant rides here are adventurous and also give you the best seat in the house to view the whole park as you move along. This marshy area is the habitat for many different types of animal species and is a dream come true for any nature enthusiast. The boiling natural water present here is a shock to anyone who believes that Nepal is all about mountains filled with snow.
2. You get to meditate at the Lumbini
For any Buddha enthusiast this place is a sanctuary and the reason for that is the fact that this place was home to one of the most iconic figures in history – The Buddha. This place is known to be peaceful and helps bring out your inner sense of freedom and spirituality. Even if you’re not a Buddhist, you should still give this place a try. You never know how this might help you out. If you have time, it is strongly suggested that you stay a night or two at this place to absorb everything here (including the breath taking temples and sanctuaries).
3. You can visit the base camp of Mount Everest
If you don’t want to experience the whole trek of the world’s largest mountain, that’s okay. You can avoid that and yet still get some experience by visiting the base camp. Good thing is you don’t have to plan for ages before going to visit this place. Take a flight and have a once in a lifetime trekking experience that lasts for 16 days. You’ll also get to meet loads of people who will go on to trek the mountain. And maybe you’ll get motivated to come back next time to do the world’s toughest trek.