Top 10 places to visit in 2022

Lonely Planet has enlisted Nepal in the list of top 10 countries to visit in 2022. Top 10 countries to visit in 2022 lonely planet put Nepal in the eighth position. The list of world’s top 10 countries to visit in 2022 includes 1) The Cook Islands 2) Norway 3) Mauritius 4) Belize 5) Slovenia 6) Anguilla 7) Oman 8) Nepal 9) Malawi and 10) Egypt respectively. Lonely Planet travel experts have chosen the top 10 places to visit in the world 2022 which are guaranteed to offer amazing adventures and must-see places.

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Where is Nepal located?
Among these selected destinations Nepal is located in South Asia. The country is primarily known as a popular trekking destination. Major attraction of Nepal is Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. Eight of the ten highest mountains in the world are in Nepal. So, mountaineering is another adventure tourism activity in Nepal. Other tourist attraction of Nepal includes cultural tours since this Himalayan nation is so rich culturally and traditionally. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. The city has seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in a closer vicinity.

Can I travel to Nepal right now?
Of course, and there is also no quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers and also a visa upon arrival for those flying into Kathmandu. Fully vaccinated against covid with the second dose needs to be 14 days prior to travel to Nepal. Heretofore, travellers have to get a visa from Nepal’s mission abroad and stay for seven days quarantine at a hotel in Kathmandu at their own expense. Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated ones still have to get a visa from Nepalese embassies abroad and have to stay for 10 days quarantine after arrival in Nepal.

What can you do in Nepal?
There’s a lot you can do in Nepal. If you are an avid hiker then Nepal is a paradise for trekkers. Trekking in Nepal is the foremost and most popular travel activity. Thousand of hikers from around the world visit the country for a trek in Nepal. Other tourist attractions of Nepal include helicopter tours in Nepal cultural tours in Nepal day tours in Nepal luxury tours in Nepal tours to Nepal and Bhutan. If you are looking for a wildlife safari there are jungle safari activities in Nepal. One is jungle safari in Chitwan national park and wildlife safari at Bardia national park. Adventure tourism activities in Nepal are bungee jump, paragliding in Pokhara, Trishuli white water rafting, mountain biking, zip line flyer, sky diving; travel activities are boundless in Nepal.

Top 10 treks in Nepal
Being a mountainous country with the world’s tallest peaks Nepal is heaven for trekkers. Best trekking in Nepal are as below:

1. Everest Base Camp Trekking
Maximum Elevation: 5600 meters, Kala Patthar
Total Duration: 15 days
Trek Category: Moderate
Accommodation Type: Teahouse
Best Season: March-May and October-November

Trek Highlights:
* Lukla Airport
* Tengboche monastery
* Namche Bazar- a gateway to Mount Everest
* Khumbu Glacier & Everest Base Camp
* Kala Patthar- the highest point of the trek- a vantage point for the Everest view

2. Annapurna Circuit Trekking
Maximum Elevation: 5416 meters, Thorong La Pass
Total Duration: 15 days
Trek Category: Moderate
Accommodation Type: Teahouse
Best Season: March-May, and October- November

Trek Highlights:
* Thorong La Pass
* Kali Gandaki Gorge- deepest in the world
* Muktinath temple, Kagbeni, Jomsom
* Ethnic villages of Gurungs and Magars
* Natural hot spring in Tatopani

3. Ghandruk Loop Trekking
Maximum Elevation: 1,940 meters
Total Duration: 7 days
Trek Category: Easy
Accommodation Type: Teahouse
Best Season: All year round

Trek Highlights:
* An easy and short trek
* Close mountain views
* Insight into the lives of Ghandruk village
* Encounter with the unique Gurung culture

4. Langtang Valley Trekking
Maximum Elevation: 4,984 meters, Tserko Ri
Total Duration: 11 days
Trek Category: Moderate
Accommodation Type: Teahouse
Best Season: March-May, and October- November

Trek Highlights:
* Kyanjin Gompa and Langtang Gompa
* Astonishing sunrise views from Tserko Ri
* Langtang National Park
* Yak farms and Cheese factories
* Extended pastures

5. Upper Mustang Trekking
Maximum Elevation: 3,810 meters, Dhakmar
Total Duration: 17 days
Best Season: March to December
Trek Category: Moderate to difficult
Accommodation Type: Teahouse

Trek Highlights:
* Lo Manthang- the capital of the kingdom of Lo
* Insight into Tibetan Lama Buddhism
* Oldest monasteries in the world.
* Mysterious caves and geographical variations.
* The Tibetan-influenced lifestyle of mountain people

6. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking
Maximum Elevation: 2517 meters
Total Duration: 10 days
Best Season: Autumn and Spring
Trek Category: Easy
Accommodation Type: Teahouse

Trek Highlights:
* 360-degree view of the Pokhara valley
* Panoramic view of different peaks
* Rhododendron forests
* Bird-watching
* Subtropical to temperate flora and fauna

7. Gokyo Lake Trekking
Maximum Elevation: 5357 meters, Gokyo Ri
Total Duration: 14 days
Best Season: March-May, and October- November
Trek Category: Moderate
Accommodation Type: Teahouse

Trek Highlights:
* Friendly Gokyo village
* The 5 emerald green lakes of the Gokyo region.
* Gokyo Ri- the vantage point of the spectacular mountain region.
* Huge ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung located in the Khumbu region.
* World’s biggest ice glacier- Ngozumpa glacier

8. Manaslu Circuit Trekking
Maximum Elevation: 5,160 meters, Larkya Pass
Total Duration: 18 days
Best Season: March to May, September to December
Trek Category: Difficult
Accommodation Type: Tea house

Trek Highlights:
* Larkya La Pass- the highest point of the trek
* Novel trek route
* Diverse and secluded topography
* Tsum Valley and Mu Gompa
* Beautiful traditional Gurung and Tibetan-influenced culture
* Less crowded trek route

9. Mardi Himal Trekking
Maximum Elevation: 4,250 meters
Total Duration: 11 days
Best Season: March-May, and September- December
Trek Category: Easy
Accommodation Type: Tea house and hotels

Trek Highlights:
* Mardi Himal Base Camp and High Camp
* Excellent views of Himalayan Peaks: Mardi Himal, Fishtail, Annapurna and Himchuli peaks.
* Sensational hill and mountain landscapes
* Off-the-beaten-path
* Villages scattered over the hills

10. Makalu Base Camp Trekking
Maximum Elevation: 5250 meters, Shersong ridge
Total Duration: 20 days
Best Season: March-May, and October- November
Trek Category: Difficult
Accommodation Type: Teahouse

Trek Highlights:
* Makalu Barun National Park
* Remote and unspoiled trekking destination
* Granite cliffs, hanging glaciers, and waterfalls
* The eastern face of Mount Everest- the Kangshung face
* Rare wildlife of Nepal- Red Pand

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