Visit Nepal 2020[VNY2020] | Establishing Nepal as a tourist destination.3 months ago Post By : RKC
Visit Nepal 2020 is a pledge by the Government of Nepal to promote the Tourism Industry throughout the country. Nepal has the potential of Tourism in every sector that you can imagine. Despite the small size (147,181 sq.km), it is gifted with all the possibilities of establishing itself as the Tourist Utopia.
Government of Nepal had planned 2018 as the Tourism year but the overwhelming earthquake of 7.8 Richter struck Nepal on 25th April 2015. The aftershocks on 26th April and 12th May heaped more misery. The very reason for 'Visit Nepal 2020'.
The Government of Nepal postponed the campaign for 2020 so that it could rebuild the whole nation better before the black day (referring to 12th Baisakh). Nepal aims to host 2 million tourists in 2020 and has been rebuilding the nation since.
Visit Nepal 2020 inaugural ceremony will be held be on 1st January 2020 corresponding with Ministerial Conclave 2020 in the Capital. 'Sustainable Tourism through the Preservation of Natural and Cultural Heritages' is the motto of the tourism year 2020.
The main goal of visit Nepal 2020 is to promote and establish Nepal as the Travel Destination in the world. The better side to it is flourishing all the local level tourism to an international level. The economic growth is the aftereffect.
Nepal Government is grinding its best strategies to make the VNY 2020 a successful tourism year even better than the previous campaigns in 1998 and 2011. Rebuilding the nation as its priority, expansion of Tribhuvan International Airport and construction of Gautam Buddha International Airport in Bhairahawa is an ongoing process to facilitate tourist immigration.
Cultural Sites and Historic monuments were hugely affected by the quake. Most of them were leveled to the ground. Almost all the sites and monuments are under construction to retain its old self. Despite that, the natural beauty remains intact.
The Government of Nepal and Tourism Board have formulated plans to facilitate the tourists economically by managing the prices of traveling. There will be a standard set for lodging and food prices. Amazing life experiences for a small figure is enduring.
Tourists will have a very peculiar experience visiting Nepal in 2020. They will witness that the charm remains the same in spite of the sorrow it has been through. The artistry is being restored but the cultural values never lost its place.
Nepal embodies numerous breathtaking landscapes from east to west. Nepal is a paradise for anyone who loves nature. The biodiversity is simply awesome. Nepal cherishes 852 species of birds. Let the variation within a species be a bonus to all the bird watchers. Many endangered species will treat your eyes. Royal Bengal tiger, one-horned rhino, red panda and many more rare creations of nature home themselves in the greenery of Nepal.
The variance in culture, similarities among diversities, colorful vibrant festivities, ethnic groups and their languages, lifestyle, living God and Goddesses will surely be a wonderful lifetime experience. Every little trip will offer you new perspectives to look into the word. If you are adventurous enough Nepal will never let you down.
Not only cultural sites, historical monuments, and beautiful landscapes but also the people of Nepal are very hearty. They all will not disappoint you with their hospitality. It is like Nepalese people to gratify the guests regardless of wealth, religion, ethnicity and culture. 'Atithi Deva Vawa' meaning 'guests are gods' is a common practice among Nepalese. Even atheists respect it.
Visit Nepal 2020 features all the available grounds for tourists to visit throughout the year. Nepal has a vast tourism portfolio. From highest mountains to living Goddesses, Historical and cultural sites to National parks and wildlife reserves with abundant wildlife, Mesmerizing trek routes to phenomenal hospitality.
While in Nepal, you can plan your trip according to your preference. Nepal offers you broad categories with exceptional experiences to choose from. Every landscape offers a different experience so more the merrier. Having said that any destination you select will surpass your expectations.
Many touristic spots are still to be discovered as they extend to corners of the country where facilities are limited. Those that will surely be available for you to explore soon. Below are the infamous landscapes and sites you can travel to in 2020.
The Cultural Heritages
Nepal is a wonderful experience in itself. As mentioned above it is full of cultural differences, languages among different ethnic groups. Everyone is related to some culture in one way or the other. Despite the differences harmony exists which supports the fact ‘unity in cultural diversity’.
The cultures are represented as a whole using artistry in cultural sites relating to various religions. Cultural sites embrace deep values, spirituality, the essence of religious beliefs and more. The best thing you can find is it is not bounded by religion. Everyone is free to visit. That is unique and praiseworthy.
Some Cultural Heritages you must visit while in Nepal are listed below:
- Boudhanath Stupa
- Swyambhunath Stupa
- Bhaktapur Durbar Square
- Patan Durbar Square
- Kathmandu Durbar Square
- Pashupatinath Temple
Religious sites hold religious values and beliefs of Nepalese people from different backgrounds. They are found all over and around the country. Most of the sites aren’t easy to access due to lack of infrastructure while some are inside Kathmandu Valley. Long Treks on trails lead to these places since they are remotely located. Few of them can be reached by vehicle.
The amazing fact about religious sites is that not all of them are man-made architectures that hold religious values of their ethnicity or religion. Some of the religious sites in Nepal are fascinating landscapes with heavenly stories behind them and each holding relatable mystery. The exotic and overwhelming sites you should visit to gain perspectives in life.
Some of the Religious Places for you to visit in Nepal are as follows:
- Janaki Mandir
- Mai Pokhari
- Panch Pokhari
- Pathibhara Temple
- Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple
National Parks, Wildlife Reserves and Conservation Area
A nature-person can have satisfaction above his/her expectations in Nepal. Nepal is very rich in flora and fauna. Geographical diversity is immense in Nepal which supports noteworthy biodiversity. The climate and geography bolster unique animals that are rare and found only here. Nepal habitats 852 species of birds, 651 species of butterfly, 200 species of fishes, 127 species of reptiles, 185 species of mammals and more.
The Government of Nepal has declared certain areas as protected boundaries to preserve endangered species of flora and fauna. They are mesmerizing to your eyes. You can savor the beautiful creation of nature in and around the parks and reserves. Jungle safari, trekking, hunting, etc. are some features you can enjoy. You can visit these places for the sole purpose of pleasure or researches as you like.
Some popular National Parks and Wildlife Reserves are listed below for you to choose from.
- Chitwan National Park
- Bardiya National Park
- Sagarmatha National Park
- Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park
- Khaptad National Park
- Makalu Barun National Park
- Langtang National Park
- Shey Phoksundo National Park
- Rara National Park
- Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve
- Parsa Wildlife Reserve
- Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
- Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve
- Kanchanjunga Conservation Area
- Apinappa Conservation Area
- Annapurna Conservation Area
- Gaurishankar Conservation Area
- Krishnasar Conservation Area
Mountaineering and Trekking
There are 68 mountains for you to choose from if you are a mountaineer. There are many agencies in Nepal to facilitate mountaineering. They do a very exceptional job to make your dream come true. All you need to do is contact them and they will guide you to your summit. Every detail you need for accomplishing your goals will be made available to you as soon as you initiate the project.
Some mountains tourists chose in the previous years and were able to summit are listed below for you.
- Ama Dablam (6814 m.)
- Annapurna 1 (8091 m.)
- Annapurna 4 (7525 m.)
- Barun Tse (7129 m.)
- Danfe Sali (6102 m.)
- Dhaulagiri (8167 m.)
- Gaugiri (6110 m.)
- Gyaji Kang (7074 m.)
- Himlung Himal (7126 m.)
- Lhotse (8516 m.)
- Manaslu (8163 m.)
- Makalu 1(8463 m.)
- Putha Hinchuli (7246 m.)
- Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) (8848 m.)
- Saribung (6346 m.)
- Sarphu 4 (6433 m.)
- Thapa Peak (Dhampus) (6012 m.)
Trekking in Nepal is the most common possibility to promote tourism at all levels. The geography of Nepal is suitable for trekking in Hilly and Himalayan regions. There are uncountable trekking routes in Nepal. Tourists are allowed to trek on limited routes due to insufficient infrastructure.
The available routes for trekking in Nepal are more than enough for any trekker. Having said that there exist even more exciting and adventurous routes which aren't available for tourists. Still, Nepal offers you with all difficulty levels of trek routes. Short treks to medium range treks to lengthy and strenuous treks, every kind you desire. Nepal is a paradise for trekkers.
Many trekking companies in Nepal are willing to cooperate with you. They offer you packages and detailed information even on their websites. They guide you from start to finish. Yearly 176295 foreign trekkers explore Nepal on different routes with the assistance of these agencies. Below are some famous trails for your adventure.
- Everest Base Camp Trek
- Annapurna Base Camp/Circuit Trek
- Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek
- Manaslu Circuit Trek
- Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek
- Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking
- Upper Mustang Trek
- Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
- Makalu Base Camp Trek
- Nar Phu Tilicho Trek
Things to do in Nepal [VNY2020]
As mentioned earlier there are many things to do in Nepal in 2020. You can dance with the Gods [Lakhey] and witness the living Goddess [Kumari]. Filling your journey not only with vibrant colors but also with mud during Mud Festival. Pleasure or research, you will enjoy regardless of your choices and won’t be left out.
Nepal offers you boundless categories for your adventure and stays in Nepal. For a really good experience, you can step a little outside your comfort zone. A different kind of life awaits you outside your zone which you will love once you understand the essence. Do not hesitate to try and experience the following activities while you are in Nepal in 2020.
- Himalayan Expeditions: Summiting your Dreams
- Mountain flights and ballooning: Extraterrestrial views of ranges
- Sky diving and Paragliding in Pokhara: Experiencing another dimension
- Jungle Safari and bird watching in Chitwan National Park
- Aarti at Pashupatinath: A thrilling display of Devotion
- Nepali art and crafts: A perfect souvenir From Nepal
- Street food and Nightlife at Thamel: A life within
- World’s longest canyon swing and Bungee at Bhote Koshi: A free-fall
- Yoga Trek in Nepal: Being one with Nature
- Sunrise from Shree Antu: Once in a Lifetime Experience
- Rafting and Kayaking in Bhote Koshi and Karnali: Challenging the Nature
- Narayanhiti Museum: Royal History [Royal Massacre] of Nepal
- Food Expedition: Prepare and explore Nepali Cuisine
Visit Nepal 2020 [VNY2020] events
The Government of Nepal has scheduled many events throughout 2020 as a base for the success of VNY2020. These events are for you to take part in or enjoy as spectators. Your participation in these events will be a Lifetime Experience. These events will only be held in Nepal for special occasions.
The events in VNY2020 focuses on different aspects of life. It features society, history, economy, sustainable development, cultures, business, international relationships and many more. All the events aid in the sustainable development of Tourism in Nepal for the betterment of the whole world. Below are the major events that will be held at various places in Nepal, that you can be a part of, for the better world.
Nepal India China Expo (NICE): Feb
Mustang Trail Race: Apr
Everest Marathon: May
Otaku Jatra 2020: May
Himalayan Travel Mart (HTM): Jun
Sustainable Summit Conference: Jun
World Trail Conference: Sep
Photo Kathmandu: Oct
The great Karnali Quest: Nov
Kathmandu Triennale: Dec