Nepal welcomes a lot of tourists every year. Specifically, a total of 586,688 tourists visited Nepal in 2013-14, according to a survey carried out by Nepal’s central Bank, NRB. The Nepal Government even claims that it can accommodate 7.44 million tourists annually. In this scenario, it would be best to discuss what months tourists prefer landing into this natural paradise and why.
Although Nepal welcomes visitors all round the year, there are two preferred times for when it would be best for tourists to visit Nepal.
The first preference is from late September to early December, and the other is from late February to mid April.
Late September to early December- is the peak season of tourism in Nepal, and it is also the most favoured time for people to visit. Neither too hot nor too cold, this is the season where the climate is at its best, providing warm breezes to trek and hike along. The monsoon season is already passed at this time, and visitors can enjoy the landscapes of the mighty Himalayas through the fresh and clean air. The skies are at their bluest; it is the perfect time to travel anywhere without worrying about the rain, heat and bugs.
This is also the season where a lot of Nepalis travel to different places inside the country with their families for the holidays and picnics, making it the native choice for visitors as well to travel and find leisure in local communities. And the celebration of the Hindu natives’ Dashain (festival of red), Tihar (festival of lights) and Chhat (worship of the sun), will add an amazing opportunity to participate in the festivities.
One can stroll around visiting the legendary Durbar Squares, Monkey temple, Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath and many other places during one’s stay in Kathmandu. Walking along the traditional pathways examining every details and antique on the way is always exciting during the warm weather. Although all of these places can be covered in one or two days, some might also want to give it a few more days and carefully inspect the culture and history by taking photographs and talking to native people.
Buying antiques, visiting museums and stopping by rooftop coffee shops are the best ways to make one’s travel comfortable. These places are all listed as World Heritage sights and provide an insight to Nepal’s history and culture.
On the other hand, river rafting, paragliding, bungee jumping, cycling, trekking and hiking are also some of the countless other activities enjoyed during favourable weather. Nepal has the world’s longest freefall experience in a natural gorge, and its glacier-cooled rivers are perfect for rafting and kayaking.
These sporting activities are sure to make the travel a lot of fun. Along with the learning of the distinct and diverse Nepali culture, which is famous for its hospitable attitude of all Nepalis towards all visitors, is well inscribed in the saying “Visitors are Gods”, which will make visitors feel at home.
With this in mind, we at Himalayan Glacier Trekking have had years of experience helping our previous guests and adventurers. And our ever cheerful and warm staffs are ready to welcome a new and exciting wave of travellers to provide them with the best service they can get. Travelling is a lot of hassles, so it is always best to leave any problem to the experts so you can enjoy yourself more.
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