Nepal is only about half as big as Germany, but since it is covered by high mountains and deep valleys and many roads are in bad conditions traveling can take a long time. Don’t underestimate the time it takes to get to another place – the roads can be very rough, even in the cities. 200 km, from Kathmandu to Pokhara can take about 6 to 7 hours! A good time to travel to Nepal is from August to April for a cooler climate.
A guarantee: Once you started researching about this country you will want to go there as soon as possible! There are many great documentations and travelblogs out there that will feed your wanderlust until traveling is safe again!
Pashupatinath is located close to Kathmandu and the most important Hindutemple in Nepal. It is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Hundreds of rituals are performed here every day. For Hindus it’s a great honour to be cremated here when they die. To experience a great mix of culture, religion and art, this is definitely a great place to go!
Chitwan National park
Halfway to Pokhara lays Nepals biggest Nationalpark where the Jungle book feeling is guaranteed. Rhinos, Bengal tigers, monkeys, deer and many species of birds are
Siddha Gufa Cave
Close to the Nationalpark you get the opportunity to visit Nepals biggest cave. Including the steep hike from Bandipur the trip takes about half a day and the compulsory guides cost about 2,5 €.
The City of Lakes, about 200 km from Kathmandu, is a bit less hasty than the Capital. Still, many visitors come here to start different treks within and around the Annapurna mountain range. The breath-taking scenery of high mountains and lakes are a good base to regain energy before or after trips.
Most treks will take a few days, but there are all different kinds of difficulty levels. Keep in mind that you will need permit to hike here. The Poon hill trek is one of the easier and shorter treks and takes between 3 to 4 days to complete.
You can avoid the tourist crowds at Phewa lake by choosing to go to the Begnas or Rupa Lake in the Pokhara valley.
One popular but worthwhile destination is Sarangkot. When you get up early enough you can take the 45 minute hike up to the view point and enjoy a spectacular sunrise.
At this time we have about three partner projects in Nepal, of which two are located close to Pokhara. When you come here you will be warmly welcomed, have great views, have at least two meals a day included and you support their educational programs with your booking. Check out their profiles on our website!
Socialbnbtips: Try Momos – nepalese dumplings with different fillings & Chiya tea ( a very sweet tea with spices). Watch the movie “Caravan” to dive into the Nepalese mountain world. It was partly filmed in the remote Dolpo region, where settlements are mostly above 3600 meter.