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Top 5 Adventure Destinations in Nepal

Nestled amidst great world powers (read China and India), Nepal has distinguished itself as one of the best travel destinations in Asia. Its capital, Kathmandu, is home to the world's highest concentration of UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites. The Kathmandu Valley is one of the most renowned religious centers in the world, having come under the influence of both Hinduism and Buddhism.

Below are the country's top adventure destinations:

1. The Everest Region

This destination is not for the faint-hearted. It requires survival skills that can take you to the moon and back - but it is doable. There are so many people that have managed to hike the Everest to the very top, or, around the mountain. If you want to accomplish something adventurous, try climbing the Mount Everest. It will earn you some eternal bragging rights.

2. Mt Manaslu Circuit Trek

Located on the Nepal and Tibet border is the 26, 775 feet high Mount Manaslu, making it the eighth highest point in the world. To get to the peak, it will take you 13 -15 days depending on how fast you can walk on snow. Make sure to carry a camera to record the panoramic sights on the mountain.

3. Pokhara

This is renowned as the natural capital of Nepal due to its beautiful setting that features lakes, lush hills and panoramic view of the Himalayas. The destination is popular for activities such as rafting, gliding, mountaineering and trekking.

4. Lumbini

This is the famous birthplace of Buddha - the founder of Buddhism. It is a place worth your exploration as it features the Sacred Garden, Monastic Zone and the Lumbini Village. It is the place you go when you want to immerse yourself into the history of Buddhism religion.

5. Poonhill Trek

This is one of the most important hiking destinations in the world. It takes 4 to 6 days to trek to the peak and once there, you will get the amazing views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain Ranges. Note that trekking in Nepal is not just that. It also involves seeing the Himalayan wildlife.

6. Chitwan National Park

This is a UNESCO listed Natural Heritage Site. It is home to some of the most exotic bird species. Tourists here will get a four wheeled drive safari, ride canoes, watch the wildlife as well as get a guided jungle hike. The park is an adventurer's paradise due to the variety of flora and fauna that you will get to see.

Nepal is one of the cheapest destinations in the world. If you make to visit it today, you can save a whole lot of money that you will not be able to save once the rest of the world discovers this secret.

By Kennedy Runo about Nepal

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