Eco-friendly Tours in Nepal
Snow-capped pinnacles, rich landscape, diverse wildlife, and unique culture, Nepal is undoubtedly the perfect destination for visitors who want to cherish life and admire the beauty of nature. Loaded with wilderness, visiting Nepal means walking through the lush woodlands, spotting wildlife in their habitat, rafting in the gushing river, gliding in the sky, and not to forget tours around the cities where you will discover some unique local attractions.
But what's your responsibility as a traveler when you trek or tour around a naturally gifted country like Nepal. Well, I hope you have already guessed that we are talking about eco-tourism in Nepal. The concept of eco-tourism focuses on responsible travel to natural areas fostering environmental, cultural, and conservational understanding. Today, eco-tourism is flourishing worldwide like never before, and visitors are keen on being a part of the Eco-friendly Tours in Nepal as well. Although Nepal has plenty of eco-friendly tours and eco-friendly treks, the below mentioned are the ones you cannot miss during your trip to Nepal.
Eco-friendly treks in Nepal
Highlights of the Region:
- The vibrant Namche Bazar
- Unique culture, and lifestyle of the Sherpa community
- Sagarmatha National Park, UNESCO enlisted world heritage site
- The vantage point, Kalapathar 5,545 m offering an unobstructed panorama of the Himalayas.
- Elevating at an altitude of 3880m, Everest View Hotel is the highest luxury hotel in the world
- Gokyo lake at an altitude of 4700m to 5000m.
- Several monasteries on the way like Tengboche, Syangboche
- Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall
- Renjo La pass, Cho La pass, Island peak
- Everest Base Camp
Located in the Northeastern Province of Nepal, the Khumbu region/Everest region is the most beautiful place on earth. Popularly known as the home to the world's highest mountain Mount Everest, trekking in the region feels like experiencing something out of the world. Filled with vast glaciers, icefalls, scattered settlements, and hardworking Sherpa's always ready to share their smile, the Everest region screams thrills and adventure with all heart.
The trekking journey to the Everest region starts with the scenic flight to Lukla and winds off to the vibrant town of the region, Namche Bazaar. Situated on the slope of an arch-shaped mountain, the town offers magnificent sights of the Himalayas and is also a perfect acclimatization spot for Everest region trekking. The trekking trail beyond the Namche Bazaar passes through the Sagarmatha National Park and on the way, you can also witness monasteries, chortens, and mani walls adorned by the backdrop of the Himalayas. After continuing the strenuous walks for days that pass through the ethnic village settlements of the region, you can finally fulfill your quest to be on top of the world as you cross the three passes or summit the Kalapathar to enjoy the 360 Degree Panorama of Lhotse (8,501m), Nuptse (7,861m), Khumbu Icefall and, the Everest itself.
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Highlights of the Region:
- Unique culture and lifestyle of the region
- Sunrise from Poonhill
- Hotspring bath in Jhinu Danda
- Traditional Museum in Ghandruk
- Multiple trekking options
- World's deepest gorge, KaliGandaki
- Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrimage site, Muktinath
- Annapurna Conservation area
- Annapurna base camp
- Thorang La Pass
Home to the Annapurna massif, the Annapurna region is another popular trekking destination of Nepal. With major trekking destinations like Ghorepani Poonhill trek, Annapurna base camp trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Khopra Ridge Trek, Mohare Danda Trek, and Annapurna circuit trek, Annapurna region trekking is an opportunity to discover the true beauty of Nepal. The trekking journey to the Annapurna region starts from Pokhara and passes through charming villages, bamboo, and blossoming rhododendron forest until you arrive at the final destination whether it is the ABC trek or the Ghorepani Poonhill trek.
No matter where you are trekking to in the Annapurna region, the sunrise from Poonhill will always be the major highlights as the sights of the golden rays of the sunlight hitting over the snow-capped pinnacle are truly mesmerizing and heart-stirring. During your trek in the region, the shadows of Machapuchare (6,993m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Gangapurna (7,454m) Annapurna I (8,091m) will accompany you and leap your heart with joy with their unadulterated beauty.
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Highlights of the Region
- The holy Gosainkunda Lake
- Less crowded and Off the beaten trail
- Friendly people and unique culture
- The vantage point Kyanjin Ri (4328m)
- Traditional Cheese factory in Kyanjin Gompa
- Langtang National Park, the second biggest National Park of Nepal
The closest trekking destination from the capital city, the Langtang region is another popular trekking destination among the trekkers who want to trek in the isolated area and enjoy most of their time admiring the beauty of the Himalayas. The trekking journey to the region starts from Syabrubesi, a small town in the Rasuwa district, and then continues along the Langtang National Park. Just like the EBC and ABC trek, the blooming rhododendron forests and lovely locals sharing their infectious smiles also adorn the trekking trail to the Langtang valley.
Located inside the Langtang National park, the Langtang valley trek is a blend of Tamang heritage trek, rich culture, and the scenic Langtang valley that offers natural peace and adventure to the trekkers. The popular treks of the region are the Langtang Valley Trek, Gosainkunda Trek, Helambu Trek, and Gunja La Pass trek. During your trek in the region, you can enjoy the outstanding sights of Langtang Himal (6581m), Langtang Lirung (7234m), Mt. Gangchhempo, Langtang Ri (7246m), Lakpa Dorje, and many more.
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Apart from the above-mentioned eco-treks, Nepal also has dozens of eco-tours that are best for travelers who hate the challenging treks to Annapurna base camp, Everest Base Camp, and Langtang. Scroll down and choose your next trip to Nepal:
Eco-friendly tours in Nepal
Chitwan National Park
Highlights of Chitwan National Park
- Canoeing in Rapti-Narayani River
- Jungle walks
- Elephant ride and Jeep Safari
- Encounter wildlife in their natural habitat
- Bird watching
- Elephant breeding center
- Tharu village tour
- Tharu culture show
- Tharu Museum
The first-ever National Park of Nepal, Chitwan National Park is also a UNESCO world heritage site. Located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of South Central Nepal, the Chitwan National Park expands over Nawalpur, Parsa, Chitwan, and Makwanpur districts. Covering an area of 952.63 km2, the park is protected by the Rapti-Narayani river, Parsa National Park, and the Indian Tiger Reserve.
Renowned for the protection of One-horned Rhino and Bengal Tiger, the park alone boasts, 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna, and 126 species of fish. Apart from this, the park also offers different recreational activities to the visitors like canoeing, bird watching, jungle walks, elephant ride, jeep safari, and many more. In addition to this, visitors can also visit the elephant-breeding center to know more about the mammoths. Another interesting thing about the National Park tour is that you can tour around the Tharu village. Tharu's are the indigenous community of the Terai region, and the Tharu's of Chitwan have lived over hundreds of years in the area and hence call themselves the "The People of the Forests" The community still lives under the thatched roof and follows traditional living.
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Lumbini: The birthplace of Lord Buddha
Highlights of Lumbini
- Mayadevi temple, the exact birthplace of Lord Buddha
- Mayadevi Pond and Ashoka Pillar
- Monastic site
- World Peace Pagoda
- The Lumbini cultural Museum
- Other several monasteries around Lumbini
The sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha. Located in the Rupandehi district, Lumbini has several temples including the Mayadevi temple where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to the Buddha. There are other different temples and monasteries built under the Buddhist organizations of various countries around the main site.
In front of the main temple is the Mayadevi Pond and Ashoka Pillar. According to mythology, Lord Budda took his first bath in the pond, and since then the pond is believed to be holy. Next to the pond is the Ashoka pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka during the 3rd century as the respect he showed to Buddha. It is believed that soon after the visit, he decided to follow Buddhism. Apart from the main temple and garden, the site spreads over a large area and has almost 30 different monasteries, a monastic site, a meditation center, and a museum where you can study in detail about Buddhism. The surrounding area is very calm and tranquil. During your visit, you will notice hundreds of monks meditating under the Bodhi Tree and reciting the holy mantras. Don’t forget to visit all the monasteries built by different nations like Myanmar, Korea, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and others.
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Highlights of Pokhara
- Boating in Phewa Lake and Begnas Lake
- Davi's fall
- Gupteshwor Cave and Bat Cave
- Tal Barahi temple amid the Phewa Lake
- Sunrise view from Sarangkot
- World Peace Pagoda
- International Mountain Museum
- Binda Basini temple
- White river rafting in Seti River
- Majestic sights of Annapurna ranges
- Paragliding, Ultraflight, Zip flyer, Bungee jumping, and Sky diving
- Tibetan Refugee camp
- Cycling around lakeside and Mountain biking in Sarangkot
The touristic hub of the country, Pokhara is a queen city of Nepal. Graced with the backdrop of Macchapuchre and Dhaulagiri, the city is all about the undeniable beauty of nature. The lakes, the Himalayas, caves, waterfalls, and the lovely atmosphere of the city attract visitors from around the world who want to escape their chaotic life and settle for few days amidst nature.
During your stay in Pokhara, you can experience adventure, unique tours, and peaceful boat rides all in a single trip. The major highlights of the city include a tour around the local attractions like caves, waterfalls, temples, Seti river gorge, and Mountain Museum. While the local tours will allow you to discover the uniqueness of the city, the adventure sports like paragliding, bungee jumping, sky diving, mountain biking, and river rafting will make you realize why the city is a tourist hub and a popular destination among thrill-seekers. From boating in the tranquil lake to flying high in the sky, from witnessing the magical sunrise to mountain biking in the rugged trail, you can experience the thrill and pleasure all in Pokhara.
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The above-mentioned tours and treks of Nepal are just the example to give you an overview of Nepal. Nepal has a lot of attractions and destinations that can be your next home. So do visit our beautiful country and commit to preserving the surrounding no matter where you are traveling around Nepal.
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