There is currently no widely accepted definition of the term tourist destination. From the tourism industry supply perspective a destination is usually defined by a geo-political boundary, given destination marketing is most commonly funded by governments. From the traveler perspective, a destination might be perceived quite differently.
Himalayan beauty along with cultural, architectural and geographic diversities is the epitome of major tourist attractions in Nepal. The major attractions of Nepal take the visitor to the shrine of Buddhism to the views of Himalayan glaciers.
Further, very few countries in the world offer as many varieties of adventure tourism as Nepal. Of the 14 peaks above 8000 meters in the world eight are located in Nepal. It is the promised land of Mt. Everest (8848 m) the highest peak in the world including other 1310 mountain peaks. Likewise, for those visitors who can not endure the rigorousness of mountain climbing there are mountain flights which fly around the Mount Everest and provide a close look of the top of the world. Nagarkot and Daman, the suburb of Kathmandu, from where one can have distant view of Mt. Everest and beautiful Himalayan ranges as well.
Another major source of tourist attraction in Nepal is trekking. Trekking arrestingly offers the best way to get into interesting and remote mountain villages of Nepal and to enjoy views of the famous peaks together with their lifestyle untouched by modern civilizational degradation. Furthermore, The River rafting (White Water Adventure) represents other major attractions of Nepal. Within distance of 100 miles, one can see the topographical variations with the rivers rising from the higher points near Nepal’s Tibetan border and then dropping dramatically to lower levels the plains bordering India.
Besides these attractions, Kathmandu Valley itself possesses several historical monuments, old palaces, shrines and temples, ageless traditions and legends to be observed and appears to be a living museum. The temple of Lord Pashupatinath, the holiest Hindu temple in the world is in Kathmandu. The temple attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world and it is also UNESCO listed world heritage site. Not only these, the valley also stores magnificent Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar squares keeping Basantapur durbar square at its centre.
For adventure lovers Pokhara (the lake city of Nepal) provides plenty of opportunities for fishing, swimming, canoeing and boating along with the sightseeing of panoramic views of Annapurna range. For trekking passionates’, Nepal is a paradise when a trekker makes their first step into Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit and numbers of other trekking destination throughout mountain range of the country.
For the nature and wildlife lovers, Nepal preserves hidden treasures within its different national parks, and conservation centers. For instance, Chitwan National Park, a world heritage site comprises unique ecosystem of international significance and hosts number of wild lives.
To recapitulate, whether it is for the views of Himalayan ranges or for the world heritage sites or for the adventure destinations, Nepal is uniquely metaphor of mostly revisited attractive place in the world.