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.
|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|
|Mountain views with clouds|
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 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 view of the Annapurna Mountain|
|Spectacular Sunrise at the Fish Tail mountain in the Annapurna Himal|
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.
|Sunset at Nagarkot|
|During Sunset at Nagarkot|
|Sunset at Nagarkot|
|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.
- 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 🙂