Natural Beauty of Nepal

Nepal: Nature Lovers Fave Destination – Part One

It was amazing to travel Nepal for the first time. Yes, this was my first ever solo travel experience and it was unforgettable in all ways. Being a nature lover I was very interested to see mountain sunrise and sunset from this mountainous land on the earth. So what did I do first to explore the natural beauty of Nepal?

I took help from the local travel agency here and my all-time favorite TripAdvisor to simplify my tour for getting ultimate fun and joy. I departed from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka by BG-701 on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 1:30 PM and arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu at 2:40 PM (you might be thinking, why need to remember all details Date and Time? Oh yes, because I already mentioned this tour as unforgettable).

I’ve stayed at the Himalayan Travellers Inn in Thamel, Kathmandu. Just moved around nearby, did bit shopping. Slept early as the next day early morning had to leave the capital for Pokhara, the second largest and most calm and lovely city in my eyes.

Heading To Kathmandu
Captured  while heading Kathmandu

Truly speaking the first time I’ve enjoyed a bus tour and service while traveling for Pokhara from Kathmandu though it was a long time (8 hours) journey. I didn’t get bored, was accessing Free Wi-Fi and very pleased to see the beautiful view of mountains, Trishuli river and Sheti river (river of white water) from the bus through the window. Arrived by afternoon and here I stayed at the Hotel Grand Holiday. The next day my dream fulfilled and it was on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

On the way to Pokhara
On the way to Pokhara
Beauty of Pokhara
Mountain views with clouds
Trishuli River
Trishuli River

Natural Beauty of Nepal at Sarangkot and Nagarkot

In the first part of my Nepal tour, I will take you to visit Sarangkot Sunrise (Pokhara) and Nagarkot Sunset (Kathmandu).

Sarangkot Sunrise

Sarangkot is one of the famous and attractive spots to view the spectacular sunrise of the world’s deadliest mountain, Annapurna. Oh, I still can’t believe I was in there?? Yes, I was and I can go back there many times. I can say more but below pictures can say more than my words. Just have a look 🙂

Sunrise at SarangkotSarangkot Sunrise
Sarangkot Sunrise
Sarangkot Sunrise
Annapurna Mountain
Sunrise view of the Annapurna Mountain
Annapurna Mountain Sunrise
Spectacular Sunrise at the Fish Tail mountain in the Annapurna Himal

Nagarkot Sunset

I’m coming back (Friday, October 24, 2014) again Kathmandu to take you to Nagarkot, just one-hour scenic drive from the capital. This spot is too famous and attractive. This is 7000 feet above the sea level. Many are afraid of heights, but if you are a thrill seeker then you must go for that. I’ve enjoyed the magnificent Himalayan sunset from here.

Nagarkot Sunset
Sunset at Nagarkot
Nagarkot Sunset
Sunset at Nagarkot
Sunset View at Nagarkot
Sunset at Nagarkot
Nagarkot Tower
Nagarkot Tower to view the Mighty Himalayas

About Pokhara,  I’ll write more in my next blog. So, don’t miss the second part. And all photos captured by me (©nafisa_habib) from my Lumia720.

Additional Tips

  • Oct – Nov is the best time to visit Nepal. Not so cold that time.
  • You must take warm clothes while visiting Sarangkot and Nagarkot.
  • Most all hotels and resorts offer free Wi-Fi so you can be connected easily.

I’ll love to hear from you, tell me about your travel experience. Have you already visited Nepal? How was that? If not, then I’m sure you’ve already planned to visit next 🙂

Nafisa Habib loves nature and often got fascinated by old beautiful architecture. Here she is with My Own Way To Travel to share her adventures on the road. To her nothing is so interesting than exploring new destinations around. And knowing a new culture and meeting new peoples on the road? Oh, yeah she just loves that too.

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