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Tourism in Nepal

WELLNESS TOURISM is tripping aiming at a state of health where the main realm of wellness of body, mind, and spirit are harmonized or balanced. It is an umbrella term under which all other tourism incorporates. 

Tourism in Nepal has been contributing to the mainstream of the economy since Nepal started its tourism activities.  The presence of the natural and cultural beauty of Nepal makes it known to people all around the world. Asians, Europeans, Americans, Australians and even people from Africa go to visit Nepal as it is popular as the holy land of Gautam Buddha, Pashupatinath Temple and Everest, the top of the world. 

It is said 'Heaven is Myth, Nepal is Real'. Therefore people all around the world are lured to visit Nepal and explore its natural and cultural mysteries. 

The most popular Tourist activities in Nepal are TrekkingPeak Climbing, Mountaineering, Day Tours, Helicopter Tours, River Rafting, Bunjee Jumping, Mountain Flight, Short Hiking and Jungle Safari. 

There are different modes of tourism in Nepal. They are: Spiritual and Religious Tourism and Natural Tourism.  Also, people love Volunteering Tourism and Research or Educational Tourism here in Nepal. 


The word Tourism is formed from the verb meaning 'travel'. Spiritual tourism is travel with a core motive of experiencing peace of mind. It is to visit spiritual places such as mosques, churches, and temples for spiritual reasons: to fulfil the need for being grateful to God, forgiveness, and inner peace. It helps to know you from within. It incorporates visits to religious places, according to people's faith and beliefs. Spiritual tourism is one of the important factors for the nation to flourish. 

Kathmandu city itself reflects the major highlights of Buddhism with its major sacred sites of UNESCO World Heritage like Swyombhunath Stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa. 

Nepal is a melting pot of Hinduism and Buddhism. The Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born in Lumbini of Nepal about 2600 years ago. Some of the Buddhist shrines in Nepal date back to the beginning of the Common Era. 

HINDUISM and BUDDHISM are two major spiritual practices in Nepal. Nowadays, such tourism is believed to offer the realization of the true self, peace of mind, a feeling of love towards all, and endless happiness.

Spiritual tourists are people who visit different sacred places. Though it seems he is travelling sacred place deep down he is trying to know his inner self. Fear, insecurities, love, hate, pain, and so many thoughts and emotions stay in the mind. To know and to find the peace zone among them is the actual goal of a spiritual tourist.

HINDUISM: The history of Hinduism in Nepal can be traced back to the beginning of the Nepal nation. Hindus believe Brahma to be the creator, Vishnu to be the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer and worship them. People worship Shiva Linga or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva in most of the Shiva Temples. Shakti, the dynamic element in the female counterpart of Shiva, is highly revered. Pashupatinath temple of Kathmandu is an old and famous Shiva temple of Hindus. 

There are around 2000 ancient Hindu temples in Nepal. The oldest temple in Nepal is Changunarayan, which is dedicated to the Hindu God Narayan (Vishnu), and it dates back to the 5th century.

Hindus worship different female goddesses as well. In Dashain, they worship pray and chant the mantra of Nava Durga. Mahakali, Bhagwati, Kagtayeni to name a few. Hindus believe Nava Durga is very powerful and she fulfils their entire wish. 

Other popular deities are Lakshmi for wealth, Saraswati for Knowledge, and Ganesh for luck. Likewise, Krishna who is believed to be the human incarnation of Lord Vishnu is also worshipped widely. Vedas, Upanishads, and other holy scriptures are read by Hindu pundits on various occasions. Ramana and Mahabharat are read widely.

Hinduism expects its practitioners to visit sacred places for religious purposes such as receiving the blessing of a particular God or Goddess, purifying oneself from the sins committed, or collecting merit. Hinduism has a wider sense of understanding of pilgrimage. 

BUDDHISM: Visiting temples, monasteries, stupas, and other pilgrimage sites introduces the visitor to several spiritual aspects.

Buddhist pilgrimage is popular among spiritual tourist who seeks peace within. Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. It is a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site, which includes many other sacred sites such as Kapilvastu – Tilaurakot situated towards the western part of Lumbini, Devdaha situated towards the eastern part of Lumbini, Ramgram (the famous stupa with Buddha's relics).  

Yoga Tourism 

An eastern country like Nepal is very popular for yoga. Different kinds of yoga are in practice in Nepal. Even scientists claim that yoga can heal and cure all kinds of sickness. Moreover, practising yoga in the Himalayas can be more exciting and effective for people.

A Large number of people go to Nepal for Yoga. Hundreds of veteran yoga teachers are offering various packages of yoga in Nepal. You can do yoga in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot and in every mountain region. But, to do yoga in a mountain region, you need to hire a yoga teacher along with you during the trek. 

There are popular yoga treks in Nepal like Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek, Poonhill Yoga Trek, Kathmandu City Yoga Tour, Pokhara and Sarangkot Yoga Trek/Tour and many other yoga treks and tours are fabulous among the tourists. 

Therefore, if you are a yoga enthusiast and wanna practice yoga during your trip to Nepal, you can do it with us. We will provide you with a very professional, experienced and certified yoga teacher even if you want to take him/her to the mountain. 


Meditation is another part of spiritual life. Doing meditation during your visit to Nepal is very exciting and helps you to grow up spiritually. In ancient times, sages performed age-long penance and meditation in various places of Nepal mostly in the Himalayas. 

Himalayas are considered to be the most sacred destinations for meditations. Hundreds of people choose to do meditation during their treks and tours in Nepal. 

Nepal offers some cool and serene destinations for meditation. Even people can find several meditating places in Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara. If you want to do meditations out of the city in the serene hills like Shivapuri Hill, Nagarkot, Namobuddha, Lumbini and people can do meditations on trekking trips in the mountains in every region. 

We can organize every yoga and meditation trek and tour with the right preparations and reliable yoga and meditation instructor. If you want to enjoy yoga and meditation during your visit to Nepal, you can just contact us and book it.  

Volunteering Tourism 

Nepal is a developing country and the people from abroad can do volunteering during their visit or they can directly go to Nepal for volunteering. People can choose different sectors like education, hotel, farming and in medical field.

If you are willing to volunteer in any field you like, please feel free to contact us and we will arrange your volunteering according to your time frame and interest. 

Education and Research Tourism 

Those people who are looking for their higher education and research world in Nepal can find Nepal as an ideal platform. History, art and architecture, religion, culture and customs, civilization and even the people and their nature will be some of the marvellous fields for education and research. Those who are willing to share something in any educational institute like schools, universities, colleges and any other education sector, can do it. 

Also, researchers find Nepal as a fertile land. The Himalayas, the religious sites, scriptures, archaeology etc are thrilling factors for keen researchers. 

Health and Environmental Tourism 

People around the world who are health workers and environmentalists can find a lot of things to do in Nepal even if they are tourists. Thousands of tourists are assisting Nepalese people as health workers, with medicines and infrastructures as well. At the same time, people are carrying out and launching several environmental and ecological campaigns and programs to protect the environment. Our primary concern is the protection of the environment during the operation of any particular tourist activity in Nepal. We regard nature as God. So, anyone interested in the protection of the environment can find Haven Holidays a big platform. 

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Art representing various natural and cultutal heritages of Nepal