Things to do in Kathmandu
44. Explore Kathmandu Durbar square- If you are looking for some architect excellence involving ancient palaces, temples, and courtyards, exploring Kathmandu Durbar square is recommended. The place takes you to an era of ancient kings and their dynasties.
45. Walk around Rani Pokhari- Narayanhiti PalaceRani Pokhari is an ancient pond located in central Kathmandu. Also known as the queen’s pond, it features a square-shaped tank from the ancient era. The queen’s pond is an important landmark in the city.
46. Central zoo- The central zoo is the only zoo in Nepal. The zoo features a wide variety of animals, mammals, fishes, reptiles, etc. Some additional activities such as boating are offered to the tourists.
47. The Taragaon Museum- Taragon Museum features in the list of top things to do in Nepal. Built by an Australian architect, this place was once the home for visiting foreigners. Now, the place has turned into a museum.
48. Have fun in Ratna Park- Ratna Park, named after the wife of kind Mahendra, is located in the central Kathmandu. Initially, the park was designed for children. However, now it is open to all the tourists and locals.
49. Visit Kumari Ghar- Kumari Ghar, known for housing the living Goddess, is a sacred place located in Kathmandu Durbar square. The place is sacred, and you can spot gods and other sacred symbols carved in its walls.
50. Sightseeing in Kathmandu- Kathmandu is the perfect place for sightseeing. You can visit renowned places such as monasteries, Hindu temples, Stupas, mountain slopes and hilly areas, zoo, museums, parks, and a lot of places.
51. Mountain Biking and Bird Watching in Kathmandu Valley- While phulchoki is the perfect place for bird watching in Kathmandu, mountain biking can be done in any of the famous places such as the Kathmandu Valley Rim.
52. Take Kathmandu Fear Factor Challenge- The Kathmandu fear factor challenge requires the participants to eat a bull’s following organs: Brains, eyeballs, tongue, lungs, penis and testicles, blood, and more. Each guest must choose no more than 7 organs.
53. Attend a flute making workshop- Flutes are an inseparable part of Nepalese culture. And to give tourists the taste of its local culture, Kathmandu has opened flute workshop for the guests. You can join the workshop and make a flute yourself.
Things to do in Pokhara
54. Visit Pashupatinath Temple- Listed in the cultural lists of heritage UNESCO sites, the Pashupati temple is not really meant for the faint hearts. It is the place where last rights of Hindus are performed.
55. Sculling in the Begnas Taal- If swimming comes to your mind, sculling in the Begnas Taal Lake would be on your list of things to do in Nepal. The place is one of the most visited by tourists, and popular resorts are located all around to accommodate them.
56. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek- Annapurna is the world’s tenth highest mountain range that offers a pleasant trekking to the tourist. Trekking through this southern part of the Annapurna Mountain will help you give a better exposure to the landscape.
57. Discover the dark Bat Cave- If you have always wanted to experience how the bat caves in Batman movies feel like, now is the chance to feel it. Discover the dark bat cave in Pokhara and enjoy a suspenseful adventure in it.
58. Visit Barahi temple- Barati temple is a two-storied Hindu temple which is also the place for housing the Hindu Goddess Durga. If you want to get a taste of Hindu culture and the popular Goddess, a visit to Barahi temple is recommended.
59. Visit World Peace Pagoda- World peace Pagoda is located on the hilltop in Pumdi Bhumdi. This Buddhist monument was built to symbolize peace. Once you take a trip to the place, you would be able to view other beautiful spots such as Annapurna range, Phewa Lake, etc.
60. Explore Gupteswar Gupha- The 3km long Gupteswar Guha is the cave of Lord Shiva. On your way to the cave, you will come across Davis falls. So, the trip to the sacred cave would be perfect for people looking for sightseeing.
61. Bindbyabasini Temple- The Bindyabasini temple has many legendary stories revolving around it. Stories say that king Siddhi Narayan Shah brought the goddess statue to Nepal before it was unified.
62. Trek to Mt Manaslu (MANASLU TREK)- If you are looking for a cost-effective trek, a trip to MT Manaslu should be in your top lists of things to do in Nepal. MT Manaslu is also famous for offering tourists with inexpensive tea, hence the treks made to the area are popularly known as teahouse trek.
63. Walk to Jomsom And Mukhtinath- Jomsom and Mukhtinath offer comfortable walking and trekking in the district of Mustang. While the journey is comfortable, it’s not hard to find accommodations on the hill slopes either.
64. Trek to Mt. Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Mountain)- MT. Machhapuchhare is a mountain range in the Annapurna mountain ranges of Nepal. The place is believed to be a sacred place, and hence a trekking to the area would give you a holy feel.
65. Trek to Poon Hill- A trek to poon hill would be awesome for two main reasons: Firstly the trekking gives you a wide exposure to other mountain ranges, and secondly, it’s the best place for viewing the early morning sunrise.
66. Participate in Pottery workshop- Pottery making is a fun experience in which you should participate if you are in Nepal. Pokhara offers pottery making workshops for guests and tourists who are willing to gain some knowledge in this field.
67. Boating in Marshyangdi river- If you are traveling to Nepal, you must experience the joyful boating rides in the crystal clear lake waters in Pokhara. A few parks offer the boating ride services for tourists and guests at minimal rates.
Things to do in Patan
68. Explore the Patan Durbar Square- The Patan Durbar square is a place for ancient monuments and sacred temples in Nepal. However, it’s just more than monuments. The place offers a close view of the ancient culture of Nepal.
69. Know more about the History of Nepal at Patan Museum- Patan museum is one of the favourite places in Nepal for historians and researchers. The museum helps people understand the past of Nepal, as it stores the ancient Nepalese traditional arts and architectures.
70. Visit Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar)- It is a closed court featuring a monastery and a Golden temple situated at opposite ends in the court. However, the place is not free and you need to pay fees to take entry inside the Hiranya Varna Mahavihar.
71. Visit Mahaboudha Temple- The Mahaboudha temple showcases a culture of the ancient Newari city and its people. The temple is also known as the “temple of 9000 buddhas”, though there’s no proof backing up this theory.
72. Try Momo- When it comes to street foods, momo always tops the chart. If you are in Patan district, you would spot street sight vendors selling momo. You can also get them at fancy resorts, though at higher prices.
73. Meditations in Nepal Vipassana Center- Vipassana centre in Nepal provides meditation courses for guests and tourists. The instructors are one of the best in the world. The only requirement is that you must understand English or Nepalese well.
74. Drink chhang or raksi- If you are up for tasting some local famous drinks, Chhang or raksi would be the right choice. Made from rice and grains, these strong drinks serve as an alternative to popular alcoholic drinks.
75. Take spa at Moksha Ayurveda and Panchakarma Center- Moksha Ayurveda and Panchakarma centre, set in a modern environment, is famous for people who are looking for some relaxation. Some of the facilities provided here include spa, relax massage, Ayurveda massage, etc.
Things to do in Bhaktapur
76. Visit Changu Narayan- Changu Narayan is the home to Changu Narayan temple, a UNESCO heritage site. However, Changunarayan is also the municipality of Nepal, located in the Bhaktapur district in central Nepal.
77. Visit Nyatapola Temple- Nyatapola temple, located in Bhaktapur, was erected by the late Nepali kind Bhupatinda Malla. It is a Hindu temple of siddhi Lakshmi and is also one of the tallest pagodas in Nepal.
78. Visit Pottery Square- To visit pottery square, you need to book tickets first. Online tickets are available for early booking. The place is famous for potters making pottery. You can also buy the finished products.
79. Explore 55 Window Palace- The 55 window palace was started by the king Bhupatindra Malla and was finished by the king Jaya Ranjit Malla. Hence, the royal palace gives tourists exposure to the Malla dynasty.
80. Make a madal(Nepali Congo)- The Nepali madal is a part of their culture as they are mostly used to represent their folk songs. Almost every Nepalese song has beats of madal as the people love music powered by the Nepali Congo.
81. Eat Newari dishes at JuJu-Dhau- The Newari Juhu-Dahu is a sweetened yoghurt dish very famous among the local people. It is, also famous among the tourists who frequently visit the country. For first-timers, it’s very much recommended.
Offbeat Things to Do in Nepal
82. Visit Gorakhnath Cave- Visiting Gorkhnath cave should come in the lists of things to do in Nepal for every tourist. The cave is not only sacred but also provides enough excitement to all the adventure junkies.
83. Discover nature at Lhotse mountain- Lhotse Mountain, a part of the Himalayan mountain ranges, is also the fourth highest mountain in the world. Besides, the landscape and the nature visible from the mountain is a visual delight for all people.
84. Trek to Gokyo Ri Mountain- Gokyo peak is located in the Gokyo valley in the Kumbu region of Nepal. It’s a great place for trekking with stunning views. The peaks of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Lhoste, and Everest can be viewed from a good vantage point on a clear day.
85. Trek to Kanchenjunga mountain- Kanchenjunga Mountain is shared by both Nepal and Sikkim and is the world’s third highest mountain. Its beauty has been preserved in fresh condition as it was only recently opened for trekkers.
86. Explore Gosaikunda mountain- Gosaikunda is a very famous lake for Hindu worshipers. It is believed that this lake was created by Lord Shiva and many Hindu devotees visit this lake each year to bath in the holy lake.
87. Paddle for nine days down the Sun Kosi River- Sun Kosi River is a very beautiful river in Nepal. It offers many activities such as paddling, kayaking and more. The clear water, bouncy rapids, and surrounding wildlife add up to its beauty.
88. Visit the Toothache tree- A chunk of wood from a tree known as Bangemudha had been placed in Kathmandu. It is known as Vaisha Deva or Toothache tree due to the common belief that toothaches can be relieved by making offerings to the God by nailing a coin onto the wood.
89. Upper Mustang Trekking- Upper Mustang is one of the most scenic places in Nepal. It offers more different scenery that the usual trekking sites; ochre sandstone cliffs, barren lands and heavy Tibetan culture.
90. Trek to Barun Valley- Barun valley, placed in the Eastern part of Nepal. The trek it offers might be a little strenuous but the ending reward is invaluable. Nature is barely interfered with, thus retaining its lushness at its peak.
91. Khumbu Glacier- Khumbu glacier is located in Northeastern Nepal, between Mt. Everest and Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. An interesting yet dangerous, natural event that occurs in the Khumbu glacier is the Khumbu Icefall.
92. Take a Hot Spring at Tato pani- Taking a hot spring at Tao pani should be considered as one of the top listed offbeat things to do in Nepal. Soaking in the hot springs will be an immense relief to the muscles as well as the mind.
93. Heli-Skiing at Kanchenjunga- Among other places in Nepal that offer Heli-Skiing, Kanchenjunga is adored. The beautiful white snow clad mountain will surely tempt you to slide down its slopes and enjoy the rush.
94. Upper Dolpo Trekking- Upper Dolpo trekking route is situated near the Nepal-Tibetan border. It is a restricted trekking region that will require a permit to trek. Some of the main highlights are the Shey Phoksundo Lake, ancient monasteries, and isolated villages.
95. Langtang Trek- Langtang valley is located near Kathmandu city. The Langtang trek is a less tiring trek as it doesn't have many steep routes. The fresh air and the pristine beauty all around are very appealing. Hence, Langtak trek must be on the list of top things to do in Nepal.
96. Trek to Kala Patthar- Kala Patthar trek happens in the Khumbu region of Nepal and is a relatively short trek of a few hours. Its name Kala Patthar, meaning black rock, comes from the colouration of the rock at its peak; which is a dark black.
97. Visit Phoksundo Lake- The magnificent Phoksundu Lake is located in Dolpo district. This lake is by far the bluest lake that strikingly contrasts with the surrounding greens. Places of worship are situated in near vicinity of the lake as well.
98. Hunting in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve- Dhorpatan hunting reserve is the only hunting reserve in Nepal. It offers trophy hunting of certain animals like Blue sheep and Himalayan Tahr. Hunting of some animal has been banned due to the species becoming endangered.
99. Imja Tse and Mera Peak Climbing- Imja Tse is more commonly known as Island peak due to its location in the middle of Chhukung Valley; like an island in a sea of ice. While Imja Tse is for more professional trekkers, Mera Peak is more suitable for the amateurs.
100. A plate of fried potato at Newa Lahana- Newa Lahana is a Nepalese traditional restaurant and museum managed by the people of Thambahal tole. The scrumptious fried potatoes and many other dishes offered will make your mouth water.
101. Skiing in Kanchenjunga Mountain- One of the most important things to do in Nepal includes skiing in Kanchenjunga Mountains. For skiing, you need to get in touch with some travel agencies or local organizations providing the facility.