Welcome to Nepal
Nepal is backed by the Himalayas, with 8 peaks above 8000 meters in the territory.
Nepal is located in the southern foothills of the Himalayas, neighboring the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north, and bordering India on the other three sides.
In Nepal, you can admire many world heritages and magnificent snow mountains, ride elephants through the jungle, and enjoy the beautiful landscape on the banks of Pokhara Fewa Lake.
You are photographing two things in Nepal, mountains and people.
Sherpa people who live by snow mountains are very photogenic and characteristic, but always ask permisson first.
There are many valleys, rocks and snow mountains in Nepal, so you can definitely bring great landscape shots home.
Here are some photography spots:
- Kala Patthar, Everest Base Camp Trek – one of Nepal’s most iconic viewpoints, and for good reason: this is the iconic viewpoint for Mt. Everest and Lhotse.
- Chukhung Ri, Three Passes Trek – stand in awe in front of the impenetrable Lhotse wall.
- Poon Hill, Khopra Danda, and Muldi Peak, Annapurna Panorama Trek — three incredible panoramic viewpoints of the Annapurna range, all within eight days.
- Pikey Peak Trek, Lower Solu Khumbu – often quoted as Sir Edmund Hillary’s “favorite view of Everest”, this relatively short peak in the lower Everest region offers stunning views.
Nepal is known as a hiker's paradise, with the world's most beautiful and most complete trekking routes. The most prestigious ones are the EBC and ACT loops.
ACT is called for short of Annapurna Circuit Trek, which is ranked first in the top ten trekking routes in the world.
There are rich natural and cultural landscapes along ACT with the most complete supporting facilities.
The difficulty of ACT is relatively high, and the guide porters are very necessary for the average hikers.
- 1 Kathmandu The capital where most adventures in Nepal begin
- 2 Annapurna Circuit Offers the best hiking routes
- 3 Bhaktapur Ancient capital preserved many ancient buildings
- 4 Patan Known as for its stunning display of Newari architecture
- 5 Pokhara Known as the "Little Switzerland of the Orient"
- 6 Chitwan National Park One of best wildlife-viewing destinations in Asia
- 7 Khumbu Everest Base Camp and hike adventures
- 8 Nagarkot Experience the beauty and majesty of the Himalayas
- 9 Janakpur Was the capital of a millennia-old Indian kingdom known as Mithila
- 10 Lumbini A sacred place of Buddhist pilgrims
Best time to visit Nepal
Because of monsoon climate, with a mild climate throughout the year, there are dry and rainy seasons in Nepal.
October to May of the following year is the dry season, with a bright climate and high visibility, which is especially suitable for traveling, gliding and hiking.
May to September is the rainy season, which is not suitable for travel.
The best trekking time is October to November and March to April.
Festivals and Celebrations in Nepal
A festival to commemorate the birthday of Buddha Shakyamuni held from April to May every year. There are many celebrations in Kathmandu.
The 7-day most joyous festival in Nepal is held in March every year. During the festival, whether people know each other or not, they will throw pink powder on each other's face or head to bless each other.
The most important festival in Nepal. From the new moon to the full moon, the festive holiday lasts for 15 days and the whole country is on holiday.
- Gai Jatra
The sacred cow festival is one of the most famous festivals in Nepal, usually in the middle of August to September in the Nepalese calendar. In Kathmandu, according to tradition, every family that has passed away the previous year will lead a cow to the street to take part in a parade on this day. Families without cows can let boys dress up as cows instead.
The most popular festival held in March-April every year, large-scale celebrations are held in the center of Kathmandu. Living goddesses, kings, queens, and the Royal Cavalry will all join. During the festival, there are many interesting activities such as horse racing, equestrian and motorcycle performances.