The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has planned the 2020 as Visit Nepal Year with the aim to increase the number of tourists to 20 Lakhs (2 Millions). Tourism vision 2020 Nepal has been set soon after the MOCTCA had planned to celebrate Visit Nepal Year in 2018 which was put off due to the delay in construction of airports (Pokhara and Lumbini), re-construction of heritage sites and roads. So, Visit Nepal 2020 will be the best time to celebrate the tourism vision year as the reconstruction of the heritage sites is expected to be completed before 2020.
The Earthquake 2015 hit Nepal badly resulting in death of 23000 people and thousands of victim and homeless. After the Earthquake, the flock of tourists in Nepal decreased. Now, the tourism of Nepal has taken its path to grow and Nepal is receiving good number of tourists in the year 2017 and 2018. The announcement of the Visit Nepal 2020 will give a positive message to the world and the campaign will attract more tourists to Nepal.
Recently, Nepal Government has published the official logo for Visit Nepal 2020 campaign, with the hashtags #VisitNepal2020, #VNY2020 and slogan Lifetime Experiences
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Visit Nepal for Lifetime Experiences
Places to visit in 2020
Nepal is one of the best places in the world for adventure holidays who wants to explore the pristine landscapes, experience exciting and thrilling travel, trekking to breathtaking Himalayas and visit National parks. Nepal is a country with the world’s highest mountain peaks including the top, Mount Everest and blessed with the natural and cultural heritage. There are many places to visit and things to do in Nepal but here we have extracted some best places to visit while you are here and the best 5 tourist attractions of Nepal are
Kathmandu Valley consist of three vibrant cities Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur with the cultural highlights. Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Hanumandhoka, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square are some cultural and heritage sites for sightseeing. Kathmandu is the capital city of the country and one of the most popular touristic destination famous all around the world for its uniqueness. The old palaces, crafts, monuments, temples, museums, Newari villages and the nature around are the major highlights of the valley. Tribhuvan International Airport is one and only international airport in Kathmandu so most of the foreign tourists first step on Kathmandu and then go for other destinations. So, Kathmandu is the major touristic hub of the nation. Dhulikhel, Kiritipur, Kakani, Namobuddha, Pharping, Godavari, Panauti, Chandragiri, Nagarkot are some famous natural outskirts around Kathmandu valley. There are many hotels, resorts and restaurants that delivers the international quality services to their guests and you will have amazing experience of walking around the cities and local markets.
Nagarkot is the popular destination special for short hiking, mountain biking, sunrise and sunset, located 32 km east of Kathmandu city in Bhaktapur district. This is famous for all tourists who want to explore the nature and Himalayas from the hilltop at an elevation of 2175 m from sea level. You can have breathtaking views of almost 8 Himalayan ranges of Nepal including Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Mahalangur and Number ranges in a clear day. Visiting in Nagarkot can be made all year round but Autumn and Spring season offers the best views of mountains and nature. You can make a side trip to Dhulikhel, Changunarayan, Melamchi, Shivapuri, Chisapani and Budhanilkantha from Nagarkot as the short and easy trekking.
Pokhara is the second popular touristic destination after Kathmandu and famous city for adventure and lakes. The world famous hiking routes Annapurna Circuit Trek, Annapurna Base Camp trek and Ghorepani Poon Hill trek start from Nayapul a few kilometers far from the city. Neighbor city to Kathmandu, Chitwan, Tansen and Lumbini, Pokhara offers the best travel experiences for the tourists in the lap of snow capped Himalayas. staying few nights and getting around the city will be the best for travelers. Paragliding, Bungy Jumping, Day Hiking, Trekking, Rafting, Boating and yoga are the best activities to do in Pokhara. There are more than 250 tourist standard hotels, resorts and restaurant to sleep and dine. Being the major tourism hub, there are many trekking and travel agencies that provide the trekking services.
Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park popular for indigenous tharu people culture, nature and wildlife is the most visited touristic area of Nepal. People from the world visit this protected area for enojoying their holidays walking and hiking into the jungle, sightseeing of flora and fauna, boating, witnessing tharu cultural dances and villages, enjoy rapti river beach with sunset and widlife safari. With the availability of international level hotels and restaurants, this area have been the top choices for tourists to enjoy jungle safari.
Lumbini – Gautam Buddha Birth Place
Lumbini is the birth place of Lord Gautam Buddha, founder of Buddhism. Not only popular for Buddha’s birth place but also for beautiful places to visit around, typical people and villages, Lumbini is the ultimate destination for tourists to explore the history and culture of ancient Nepal. Tourists can enjoy their holidays visiting Museums, gumbas, stupas, maya devi temple, ashoka pillar in Lumbini.
Top 5 Nepal Trekking Packages
Nepal is the one of the best travel and trekking destinations in the world for mountain hiking and trekking. With the world’s highest mountain peaks including Mount Everest, Nepal has been the trekkers paradise for trekking tour packages. Possessing natural and cultural diversity, Himalayan vistas, panoramic landscapes, fast flowing rivers and historical monuments, Nepal offers best travel activities in the lap of Himalayas. Annapurna Region, Everest Region, langtang Region, Manaslu Region are some best trekking destinations that are highly demanded for trekking and hiking. About 100+ trekking packages, there are 5 best Nepal trekking packages that are highly searched and demanded.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Taking you to the foothills of Mount Annapurna, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a best trekking in Annapurna Region. The trip provides you the opportunity to have the excellent views of Annapurna Ranges, Dhaulagiri Ranges, Fishtail, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna and other snow capped mountain peaks.
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna circuit trek is the most popular trekking trip in Annapurna Region and the best hiking trail in the world. Situated in the Annapurna Conservation Area project rich in natural and cultural heritage offers the best scenic Himalayan vistas, wild vegetation, colorful villages, monasteries and green lush valley. You will have awesome views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Machapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak. From September to December and February to May are the best season for trekking to Annapurna Circuit.
Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking is the iconic trekking packages in Everest Region. Trek to the base camp is the adventure of a lifetime, a journey following the foothills of legends through the sherpa village exploring the rhododendron and pine forests and glacier moraines.
Langtang Valley Trek
If you are love the soft adventure and less frequently visited area, then try Langtang Valley Trek. The trekking to Langtang valley offers you the best mountain views, rhododendron forests, majestic waterfalls and snow capped Himalayas. Situated near to Kathmandu valley, Langtang Valley is the top three trekking trails in Nepal.
Upper Mustang Trek
The trans-himalayan region, Upper Mustang trek is the hiking trail to Last Forbidden Kingdom. The trekking trail takes you to the Lo Manthang and the remote area trekking required special permit. Tiji festival is the main attraction of the trekking in May in upper mustang.
Top Nepal Tour Packages in 2020
- Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour
- Kathmandu Nagarkot Tour
- Kathmandu Chitwan Tour
- Kathmandu Pokhara Tour
- Kathmandu Lumbini Tour
- Kathmandu Chitwn Pokhara Tour
- Kathmandu Chitwan Lumbini Tour
- Kathmandu Pokhara Lumbini Tour
- Kathmandu Pokhara Lumbini Chitwan Tour
- Kathmandu Day Tour
Best Nepal Trekking Packages in 2020
- Everest Base Camp Trek
- Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Annapurna Circuit Trek
- Poon Hill Trek
- Manaslu Circuit Trek
- Gokyo Valley Trek
- Everest Three High Passes Trek
- Upper Mustang Trek
- Langtang Valley Trek
- Langtang Helambu Trek
- Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
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Nepal Postpones Visit Nepal Year 2020
Nepal Government has call off all the promotional activities related to Visit Nepal 2020 campaign in foreign countries. The decision had made due to the outbreak of coronavirus across the global.
“We have decided to cancel all the promotional activities for the Visit Nepal 2020 until the situation improves,” The minister for culture, TOurism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai said.
Day after the Nepal Government made decision to cancel international tourism promotions, Prime minister Khadga Prasad Oli (KP Oli) instructed the Tourism Ministry to call off Visit Nepal 2020 on Sunday’s Cabinet meeting. He purposed to announce Visit Nepal 2022 with the proper marketing and preparations.
At least 87,500 have found affected by the Coronavirus across the world. The Novel Coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province of China. The virus has so far spread to 50 countries.
Nepal restricts Visa on Arrival for 5 countries; Visit Nepal 2020 campaign suspended
The government of Nepal has decided to restrict the visa on arrival to the citizens of China, Japan, South Korea, Italy and Iran to enter Nepal temporarily. The above mentioned nationalities should obtain the visa from the embassies of Nepal in their respective countries. The suspension of the visa on arrival will start from 7 March and last to the 31st March 2020. This decision has made to prevent the Corona COVID -19 Virus to enter in Nepal via these countries.