How tourism in Nepal has contributed for the economic development of the nation?

Tourism in Nepal

Nepal with the diversity in cultures,traditions,rituals,values,geography etc have influenced to bring large number of tourist every year in the country. For the individuals who value experience that is unforgettable, Nepal is a perfect destination for them. It has been blessed with various aspects like natural resources,wild lifes,flora and fauna etc. So, tourism in Nepal is regarded as a great importance.

 

Taking about the importance of tourism in Nepal, there are infinite things to talk about but here I am going to list some of important ones.

They are as follows:-

1.Source of foreign Income

The tourism industries here help to bring foreign income to the      country

2.Employment Oppurtunities

It helps to provide employment oppurtunities to all types of manpower like unskilled,semi-skilled and skilled

3.Cultural Exchange

It can become a gateway for exchange of cultures among the           individulas

 

4.Publicity of Nation

It helps to  publicize the country in different parts in the world. It helps to publicize. Nepalese art, skills tradition, cultural beauty and hospitality to the world.

  1. Sources of public as well as private income

Tourism industry is the source of income for both public also well as private sector government charges tax, sales tax, service tax etc. which is known as government revenue is the income of public. And handicraft, arts etc are the things that attract tourist and most of them buy them and the seller makers some profit which is called private income.

 

Along this there many tourism activities that foreigner enjoy doing in Nepal. Some of them are listed below:-

 

1.Mountain Climbing

The Himalayas of Nepal is the greatest thing in the world with eight                       peaks that rises above 8000 km including the highest in the world, Mt Everest. Ever since the country opened its peaks to climbers in 1994, it has become popular for the mountaineering activity. The Himalaya of Nepal has been attraction to various people like philosophers,saints,researchers or adventures.

2.Trekking

It is one of the best way of experiencing the natural beauty and rich  culture of Nepal by walking through them. Along the way of trekking one passes through the Rhododendron forest, birds, animals, temples, amazing landscapes etc. Not only this but people get to encounter the local inhabitant of the place with friendly behavior and offering the hospitality service.

3.Bird Watching

Nepal is a paradise for bird lovers with over 646 species (almost 8% of the world total) of birds, and among them almost 500 hundred species are found in Kathmandu Valley alone. The most popular bird watching spots in Kathmandu are Phulchoki, Godavari, Nagarjun, Bagmatiriver, Taudaha and so on. Get your binoculars and look forward to a rewarding experience.

4.Rafting/Kayaking/Canoying

Rafting  is one of the best ways to explore the typical cross section of natural as well as ethno-cultural heritage of the country. There are numerous rivers in Nepal which offer excellent rafting or canoeing experience. You can glide on calm jade waters with munificent scenery all about or rush through roaring white rapids, in the care of expert river-men employed by government authorized agencies. One can opt for day of river running or more. So far, the government has opened sections of 10 rivers for commercial rafting. The Trisuliriver  is one of the most popular of Nepal’s raftable rivers. The Kali Gandaki winds through remote canyons and deep gorges for five days of intense rapids. The BhoteKoshi is 26km of continuous white water and the raging Marshyanghi is four days of uninterrupted white water. The Karnaliriver provides some of the most challenging rapids in the world. The Sun Koshi , 27km, requiring 8-10 days to complete, is a big and challenging river. Adventurers are provided with world-class services by rafting agents. Agencies here provide life jackets, camping and the standard rafting paraphernalia needed by world-class rafting. An extremely popular sport in Europe, cannoning is now available in Nepal. Cannoning gives you the freedom to explore some of the most ruggedly beautiful, yet forbidden places in the world

 

5.Bungee Jumping

The ultimate thrill of a bungee jump can now be experienced in Nepal at one of the best sites that this sport can boast of anywhere in the world. Nepal’s first bungee jumping site is situated 160m. Over the BhoteKoshiriver, inviting you to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush in the surroundings of this amazing place. The jump, at 160m., is staffed and operated by some of the most experienced jumpmasters in the business.

 

6.Paragliding

Paragliding in Nepal can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seeking. A trip will take you over some of the best scenery on earth, as you share airspace with Himalayan griffins vultures, eagles, kites and float over villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and jungle, with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas.

7.Ultra light aircraft

Ultralight aircraft take off from Pokhara and offer spectacular views of the lakes, mountains and villages. This is an ideal way to see life from a new perspective. The choice of Pokhara Valley for ultra-light aircraft is appropriate chiefly because of the proximity of the mountains, and the scenic lakes. For those who wished they could fly birds when growing up, this flight is a must. It might be lonely at the top, but this flight is a must. It might be lonely at the top, but the spectacular view from up high certainly makes it all worth it. Flights are from the Pokhara airport beginning September through June. The flights take place from sunrise to 11 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to sunset every day during these months.

8.Mountain Biking

The best way to explore the Kathmandu Valley is on a mountain bike. Nepal’s diverse terrain is a mountain biker’s dream adventure comes true. Mountain biking offers an environmentally sound way of exploring this magnificent country, its landscape and living heritage. There are plenty of dirty roads and trails in Nepal to meet every mountain biker’s wildest fantasy. Mountain biking is specially recommended if you wish to explore urban centers of Nepal such as Pokhara and Kathmandu as well as the countryside. Adventurous souls may plan extended trips to such exotic locals as Namche Bazaar, and western Nepal. You could even do the entire length of Nepal across the plains. Mountain bikes are available for rent by the day or longer in many of the bicycle rental outlets in Nepal and around the city

9.Jungle Safari

National Parks located specially in the Terai region in Nepal attract visitors from all over the world. A visit to these parks involves game- stalking by a variety of means-foot, dugout canoe, jeep, and elephant back. One is bound to sight a one – horned rhino or two at every elephant safari. Besides the rhinos, wild boars, samburs, spotted deer, sloth bear, four-horned antelope are also usually seen. A Royal Bengal tiger may surprise you by his majestic appearance

 

10.Mountain Flight

Only awe-stricken silence can come close to matching the experience of going on a mountain flight to encounter the tallest mountains on earth. Mountain flights offer the closest possible aerial views of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga and the Tibetan Plateau. Mountain flights appeal to all category of travelers and have become a popular tourist attraction of Nepal. For those who are restricted by time or other considerations from going for a trek, these flights offer a panoramic view of the Himalayan in just one hour.

11.Rock Climbing

For all those cliffhangers out there, Kathmandu offers a roster of stone walls that make for an experience of a lifetime. Now of late, Rock climbing has become a popular sport in Kathmandu, which offers some really terrific places for rock climbing. Nagarjun, Balaju, Shivapuri and Budhanilkantha are some of the places where you can try this sport

 

Talking more on Tourism in Nepal, Nepal is one of the most beautiful Places in the world. Nepal is really a piece of heaven on Earth. Nepal is a country where nature has blesses it too much. It is full of natural blessed country located in South Asia. Nepal is not a artificial beautiful country but totally naturally. And natural beauty is the real beauty of artificial beauty. The Most Beautiful Places to visit in Nepal are:-

 

  1. Everest Base Camp

Everest base camp is the most thrilling, exciting, and challenging trek for the trekking lovers. It is an enthralling world class journey in the high Himalayas that leads you to the base camp of the highest peak on earth. Situated in Khumbu region, Nepal it is a beautiful heaven in itself.Everest Base Camp is the gateway for all the climbers that attempt to climb the highest summit.it is the most famous trekking location that holds a long history of pride, glory and tragedy too.Everest Base Camp trekking gives you an enthralling life time experience. It will lead you to the best view points on earth like Kala Patthar (5555 m). Along with that you will also be able to witness the unbelievable and magnificent view of Mt. Everest and other nearby mountains. Everest Base camp trek will give you a life time experience of the pictorial Khumbu valley.

  1. Lumbini

Siddhartha Gautama, the Lord Buddha, was born in 623 B.C. in the famous gardens of Lumbini, which soon became a place of pilgrimage. Among the pilgrims was the Indian emperor Ashoka, who erected one of his commemorative pillars there. The site is now being developed as a Buddhist pilgrimage centre, where the archaeological remains associated with the birth of the Lord Buddha form a central feature

 

  1. Tilicho Lake

Tilicho Lake is a lake located in the Manang district of Nepal. It is situated at an altitude of 4,919 metres in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas. Anyone attempting to do the Annapurna Circuit route usually cross these watersheds between Manang and Kali Gandaki valleys above the 5,000 meters high Thorong La pass. Various lodges have been built between Manang and the Lake, but there aren’t any accommodation sites or even teahouses past the Tilicho Base Camp lodge.

 

  1. Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC Trek)

Annapurna Base Camp  is one of the best legendary and classical treks in the world offering the chances to observe and explore the typical Nepali village, and traditional way of life. The Annapurna Base Camp route goes passing through spectacular and tranquil landscapes, charming Gurung and Magar villages, lush green Rhododendron, bamboo and alpine forests to the trip’s last and final destination, Annapurna Base Camp at the height of 4130m.

 

  1. Upper Mustang Trek

The Upper Mustangcan also be called a peek into the hidden world of Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also called Lo. Lo used to be a part of the Tibetan empire, and is therefore very closely related to Tibet; not only the culture, also the landscape is very much related to Tibet. Surrounded by rocks in all kinds of colors and bizarre formations, Mustang is mostly a barren landscape where the villages with their bright colored fields are like Oasis in the deserts. Mustang lies in the shadow of the Dhaulagiri region and is a complete desolate landscape. The culture of the people living there is one of the major attractions for tourists and visitors alike

 

  1. Rara Lake

Rara taal is the biggest lake situated within the borders of Nepal, which lies at an altitude of 2,990 m above sea level and covers an area of 10.8 square kilometers. The lake is surrounded by Rara National Park on all sides, the park was established in 1976 to preserve the beauty of the lake and protect the unique floral and faunal importance of the rare and vulnerable species found around the lake.

  1. Khapdak National Park

Khaptad National Park is a protected area in the Far-Western Region of Nepal which was established in 1984 on the advice of the region’s holy man Khaptad Baba. The Park stretches over four districts of Bajhang,Bajura, Accham and Doti and covers an area of 225 square km. The landscape consists of steep slopes, streams and moorland. It is considered to be one of the best scenic landscapes Nepal has to offer, with various landscapes and species of birds and animals along with different kinds of vegetation it surely is a place where almost none of the beauty has been rearranged by human hands.

  1. Panch Pokhari (Historical Place in Nepal)

Panch Pokhari is a group of 5 Hindu holy lake in the Sindhupalchowk Districtof Nepal. It is 9th highest altitude wetland in the world.This holy lake is decorated with the unsurpassed natural beauty, biological diversity and the cultural heritage. It lies in the arms of very beautiful Himalayan Range and pristine nature. It is very popular for pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhist. Many Hindus and Buddhist pilgrimages visit this sacred lake in Janai Purnima.

  1. Ghore Pani Poon Hill Trek (Famous Trek in Nepal)

Poon Hill is one of the most famous viewpoints in the world and in Nepal, it is probably the second most famous viewpoints after Kala Pattar. There are many options to extend a trip here, and the only limits to the length of the trek are time and imagination. There are lodges all along the route so there’s little need to carry a huge pack. it is suitable for most people including children. Poon Hill lies in the foothills of the Annapurnas in the Himilayas. Whilst it is below the snowline in Nepal year-round, it is a wonderful hill to walk up for sunrise. Located to the south-west of the Anapurna massif and across a large river valley, it commands spectacular views of all four Anapurnas, Machupuchre, Nilgiri South and Daulagiri. The walk from Ghorepani to the summit is short, but if approaching from the north be prepared for a long, uphill day prior to the sunrise expedition with a 1,500m steep ascent.

  1. Chitwan National Park

This was the very first National Park established in Nepal in the year 1973 and was granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. Formerly called the Royal Chitwan National Park, it was renamed to only Chitwan National Park after the dismissal of the royal family, and it also contains a Ramsar Site – Beeshazari Tal in its buffer zone. The CNP has a history of over 3 decades in park management and a rich experience in resolving conflicts between the park and the people.It is a rich natural area in the Terai, the subtropical southern part of Nepal. A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish have been recorded in the park. The park is especially renowned for its protection of One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile.

 

  1. Gosainkunda Lake

The Gosaikunda lake is located an altitude of about 4360m. This is considered on the Nepal’s most sought after pilgrimage sites. It is surrounded by mountains on almost all sides and a great ensemble of nine other lakes accompany the Goisaikunda. Every year during Janai Purnima in August, hundreds of Hindu pilgrims visit for a holy bath in the lake. The large rock at the center of the lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine and it is also claimed that channel carries water from the lake directly to the tank at the Kumbheshwar Temple in Patan in the Kathmandu valley

  1. Janakpur Dham

Janakpur is located in the south of the Tarai 22 km from the Indian border. The town is the heartland of the very old Maithili culture which gave birth to its own language and script. Janakpur is also a popular pilgrim center.

 

I hope after reading this article, you’ll think atleast once about visiting Nepal and witnessing  the above mentioned things yourself. Visiting the beautiful places will also contribute for uplifting of  the domestic as well as international Tourism in Nepal

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