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20 Most Beautiful Villages in Nepal

Nepal is a small country but it is home to hundreds and thousands of villages, and each one of them comes with its own unique culture and style.

While many tourists may stick to the main tourist destinations like Kathmandu or Pokhara, you’ll miss out on what makes Nepal so charming if you don’t also venture to some of the smaller villages.

List of Beautiful Villages in Nepal

While these places are amazing to visit, it can be hard to know where to begin when trying to decide where to go first.

This list of the 20 most beautiful villages in Nepal should help you narrow down your selection and get you started on the trip of a lifetime!

Nepal constitutes not only majestic mountains but also several beautiful villages that are worth a visit.

Some of them are popular among travelers, while some are hidden gems.
Explore these villages in Nepal to achieve a blissful experience while in the vicinity of nature. Get a chance to come closer to the natural environment, which is missing in city life.

Beautiful Villages in Nepal

Most of these villages are not that far from Kathmandu Valley. Just a few days are enough to pay a visit to these beautiful villages to spend quality time.

The villages in Nepal are rich in flora and fauna, wildlife, culture and tradition, mountain view, and many more. If you are searching for places worth visiting, then give a quick visit to the following villages located in different corners of Nepal.

Below listed villages are only a few names to mention as there are many more beautiful villages in Nepal if you wish to explore. This a gentle reminder not to forget to wear a mask and carry sanitizer while traveling.

1) Badimalika

Badimalika Bajura
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Located in the remote area of the Far Western region of Nepal, Badimalika village is one of the less explored lands by travelers. Residing in the Bajura district, Badimalika village is named after a sacred Badimalika temple.

The Badimalika temple sits at an altitude of 4,200m, which is quite a challenge for travelers to achieve. The path to Badimalika is not only difficult but also risky. So, you are highly recommended to hire a guide to complete the trek with lesser risk.

Not many people know about the trekking route as it lies in an isolated area. But, Badimalika village is one of the must-visit sites due to its unmatched beauty.

The traditional and local ambiance of this small yet charismatic village is being preserved by Khaptad National Park. The village is enriched with rare vegetation and species of birds and animals.

Grab the opportunity to observe an exceptional landscape, unique culture, and people, and explore spell-binding nature, dense forests, and whatnot in Badimalika village. Badimalika village is welcoming any time of the year, but a crowd of religious people is expected during Janai Purnima.

2) Balthali Village

Balthali Village

One of the lesser-known treks in Nepal that needs huge attention from trekkers is the Balthali village trek. Balthali village is a small village 40 km away from Kathmandu residing between Panauti and Khopasi.

The Balthali village trek is suitable for a short vacation as you can complete the tour within 4 to 5 days. If you adore the sunrise view, you do not want to miss the spectacular sunrise view from Balthali village. Moreover, the high peaks like Manaslu and Langtang with the view of Everest will leave you in awe.

Balthali village is a trekker’s paradise because it is not that far from the city, is surrounded by green forests, and the off-beat trekking trails elevate the trekking experience. You can visit Balthali at any time of the year.

You can start your trek from Dhulikhel, which is a beautiful place to spend quality time. From Dhulikhel, walk to Namo Budhha. It is a holy place for Buddhist pilgrims and a wonderful place to explore.

The ancient myths related to Namo Budhha will keep you intrigued the whole time. From Namo Budhha, expect around 3 hour long walk to reach Balthali village. You can either settle in a resort in Balthali or choose a homestay for a local experience.

Balthali village has a thick settlement of Tamang people. You can explore the Tamang culture and lifestyle while in Balthali. Try their unique food and enjoy their cultural dances too.

The village is also known to shelter various kinds of birds. So, you can also enjoy bird watching in Balthali.

3) Chhusang Village

Chhusang Village

Chhusang Village is a beautiful village that you’ll come across during the Upper Mustang trek. The majestic Upper Mustang Valley, also known as the last forbidden kingdom, is a popular trekking destination among avid trekkers.

The Upper Mustang trek encompasses several uphill and downhill trekking trails for more than 10 days. During the Upper Mustang Trek, 6 to 7 hours downhill from Ghiling village (3570m) will take you to Chhusang village at an altitude of 2980m.

You will be crossing the Syangboche la Pass at an altitude of 3850 m while exploring ancient caves and monasteries. The tranquil village of Chhusang lies on the bank of the Kali Gandaki River and is surrounded by gigantic cliffs.

Experience the Tibetan culture and discover the hidden gems of Chhusang village with a pinch of adventure and excitement. Though Chhusang village is suitable to visit any time of the year, trekkers consider the months from March to May as the best time to visit Chhusang village. The weather is clear at that time, and the cool breeze will keep you cool during the long hours of walk.

You will require special permits to enter the Upper Mustang area, and acquiring a guide to guide you through the bold trekking trails would be a great idea.

4) Chisapani

Chisapani Nepal

A popular village among travelers to spend short vacations nearby Kathmandu is Chisapani village. The Chisapani trek will take you into the Shivapuri National Park, where lies the Chisapani village.

Located at an altitude of 2160m, Chisapani is a beautiful village that offers fresh and local ambiance in contrast to the distraction of Kathmandu’s commotion.

You can start your hike from Sundarijal to Chisapani. Take either a local bus from the bus park to Sundarijal or hire a jeep. After around 45 minute’s drive, get off in Sundarijal.

Sundarijal in itself is a delightful destination to spend quality time with family and friends. You will come across huge waterfalls and flora during hikes if you visit the place during spring and monsoon seasons.

The walking path is steep and uphill so make sure you can walk for hours on those paths. It would probably take from 5 to 6 hours to reach Chisapani on foot from Sundarijal. There are adequate lodges and restaurants where you can rest and savor delicious delicacies to wipe out hunger after the tiring hike.

The Chisapani village is also a renowned hill station where the crowd can be seen during winter. The village has a stunning landscape and offers some spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and many more. 

5) Chomrong Village

Chomrong Village

A beautiful village that appears in the trekking route of the Annapurna Sanctuary trek is the Chomrong village. Located in the Annapurna region, the Annapurna trek would be incomplete without experiencing the unmatched beauty of Chomrong village.

Just above Jhinudanda lies the Chomrong village, occupied majorly by the Gurung people. Chomrong village offers a spectacular view of some high peaks like Annapurna III, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, and Machhapuchhre. Annapurna region. Do not miss the morning view. Witness a magnificent sunrise view in the morning from Chomrong village.

Chomrong village, an astonishing village to explore during your trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), is surrounded by dense rhododendron forest. You will encounter small bridges, rivers, and temples along the trekking trail. You can accommodate yourself in a fine lodge or choose a homestay to explore the traditional lifestyle. The local people of Chomrong village prepare some delicious ethnic food that you must try during your visit. 

6) Daman

Daman Village during Snowfall
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An exciting village to pave your way that resides near Kathmandu Valley is Daman. The village of Daman is situated in the Makwanpur district and is a popular hill station in Nepal.

Only a 3 to 4 hrs drive from Kathmandu is enough to reach Daman, which is located at an altitude of 2,400m. Travelers often choose Daman as their holiday destination that can be visited in a short time.

For those who are fond of mountain views, Daman has much to offer. Expect spectacular views of mountain ranges like Mt. Everest, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Dorjee Lakpa, Langtang Himal, and Gaurishankar from Daman viewpoint tower.

Since Daman is near Kathmandu and the altitude to achieve is not that high, it is suitable for hiking. The time between September to January and March to May is the best time of the year to visit Daman.

During the spring season, the weather is clear. The temperature is average for hiking, and the mountain view is unclouded too. You can even visit Risheshwor Mahadev Temple and Sim Bhanjyang located nearby the village.

During the winter season, the Daman is covered with a snow blanket. You will also get to observe snow-capped peaks. You can play in the snow during the day and enjoy a campfire at night. Daman is also a great destination for dating and honeymoons.

7) Dhampus

Dhampus Village

Just a few miles drive from Pokhara Valley arrives a beautiful village of Dhampus (1650m). It is a major tourist attraction due to its enriched golden paddy field view and the panoramic mountain view.

The village of Dhampus is suitable for hiking, mountain viewing, bird-watching, and exploring the Gurung lifestyle. Distant from Western influence, you will find people preserving traditional culture to date.

Dhampus village is an affordable and easily accessible destination for short hiking from Pokhara Valley. The village is a gateway to the Annapurna conservation area. Dhampus village also offers a gorgeous landscape view of the entire Pokhara Valley.

If you wish to hike to Dhampus village, then you are suggested to visit the village during Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November). The weather is pleasant and just suitable for hiking and observing mountains.

The accommodation facility is also available with several lodges and guesthouses present in that area. Try some of the unique and authentic Gurung cuisines while exploring their culture. 

8) Ghalegaun

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Ghalegaun, a sublime village located at the foot of Mount Langtang, is nature’s unmatched blessing in the form of a village. It is one of the popular villages in Nepal that is beautiful, easily accessible, and authentic.

Directed 205 km northwest of Kathmandu and 125 km northeast of Pokhara, the Ghalegaun sits at an altitude of 2,095 m. The most intriguing part of visiting Ghalegaun is that the place offers you an astonishing view of some high peaks like Machhapuchhare (6693m), Annapurna massif, Lamjung Himal, Himalchuli(6747m) in the vicinity.

Situated in the Lamjung district, Ghale Gaun is home to the Gurung community and brave Gorkhas. It is a pristine village untouched by Western influence. You will notice that the village consists of traditional Nepali homes that are not concrete. The local people are engaged in animal husbandry. Honey hunting is one of the unique and adventurous skills some of locals acquire.

The people of Ghale Gaun are amazing in hospitality. To experience their hospitality, go for a homestay. In this way, you can help them earn their living while observing their lifestyle with a closer glimpse.

Ghalegaun village is mesmerizing in several ways. The landscape view of the village is spectacular from the viewpoint. Do not miss the sunrise and sunset view from Ghalegaun. Explore their authentic local cuisines, clothes, ornaments, rituals, and language while visiting Ghalegaun village.

9) Ghandruk

Ghandruk Village

Ghandruk village is one of the few villages located in the beautiful Annapurna region. This place has access to roads. You can travel on a bike, bus, or jeep to reach Ghandruk.

On the first day, drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Then, on the second day, drive from Pokhara to Ghandruk. Alternatively, you can trek from Pokhara to Pothana and Ghandruk if you wish to walk all the way through.

The Ghandruk village is located at an altitude of 2012m. This attitude is not susceptible to altitude sickness. So, Ghandruk is a perfect travel destination if you’re looking for a nearby beautiful village.

Mostly, Gurung people are sheltered in Ghandruk village. There are several restaurants and hotels in Ghandruk, but if you want to explore the Gurung culture and experience their hospitality, then you are suggested to go for a homestay. Try the authentic cuisines of the Gurung community and their cultural dance too. It is pocket-friendly, and you would be supporting the local people economically too.

The best time to visit Ghandruk village is considered as the Spring (Feb/March-May) and Autumn (September-November) seasons when the climate is mild. It is neither too hot nor too cold. This is the time when the Rhododendron forest is at its best. The forest is covered with rhododendron flowers, and the view becomes spectacular. The mountain viewing experience also upgrades during these seasons. Observe a clear visual of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountain in the vicinity. 

Also, visit Ghandruk cultural museum to explore the Gurung culture. It is an old museum preserved by the locals. The museum allows you to behold some ancient weapons, tools, photos, artifacts, and ornaments. Moreover, get a chance to wear Gurung attire and click many pictures.

The entry fee for the museum is Rs. 50 for Nepali citizens, Rs. 30 for students, and Rs. 100 for foreigners. Similarly, the cost of donning the Gurung attire is Rs. 100 for Nepali and Rs. 200 for foreigners. 

After visiting the Ghandruk cultural museum, you are suggested to next visit the Ghandruk tea garden, which is half an hour’s walking distance from the museum. You have to walk around 630 stairs up, which is going to be a slightly difficult yet adventurous task. 

10) Helambu

Helambu Village
Helambu Trek

Helambu village, a beautiful village near Kathmandu but far from the urban influence, is one of the must-visit villages in Nepal. This remote village is located in the Langtang region inside Langtang National Park.

If you love visiting remote areas, but you’re short on time, then Helambu village is a great option. If you choose to trek, then the journey to the heavenly Helambu starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal.

Trek up to Chisapani then continue walking to Kutumsang. Above Kutumsang is Tharepati, from where you continue the trek to a Sherpa village called Tarke Gyang. Tarke Gyang is a beautiful village decorated with gorgeous mountain views, dense forests, temples, Buddhist monasteries, and chortens.

Then, a quick uphill trek without much toil will take you to a village with exceptional beauty called Sermanthang. Sermanthang is a hidden gem rich with authentic Sherpa culture, spectacular mountain views, agricultural farms, dense forests, and so on.

The people of Helambu are called ‘Hyolmos’ with love. The homestay facilities in these areas are great to upgrade your exploring experience. Stay in the vicinity of the Hyolmos and observe their lifestyle with a closer glimpse.

Helambu village is best to visit during the spring season (March-May) when the weather is clear. Similarly, avoid the winter season to skip the risk of heavy snowfall.

During special festivals like Losar, the Helambu village is filled with excitement and joy. Hyolmos prepare ethnic food, wear cultural attire and ornaments and enjoy the festival by dancing their hearts out to their cultural songs.

11) Jiri

linclon bazar Jiri

Popular as the ‘Switzerland of Nepal’, Jiri is a beautiful village with an exquisite landscape. It is one of the desired hill stations in Nepal for dating, honeymoons, short treks, vacations, enjoying snowfall, and many more.

Jiri village lies in the Dolakha district, around 190 km from Kathmandu. It used to be the main gateway to the Everest region before the trekking trail was modified to a new route. Trekkers still prefer the Jiri route and consider it the classic route to Everest.

Jiri village is approachable via both flight and road vehicles. The 184km long road trip is an adventurous one and takes a long time, about 7 to 8 hours. The off-beat road is twisted and narrow, so you have to move slowly. On the other hand, the flight from Kathmandu to Jiri is quite short and easy.

Jiri village is visited by travelers mostly when they want to go for a short hike in a place not far from the city yet closer to nature. This place is suitable for hiking at any time of the year. To enjoy the snowfall and for an incredible mountain viewing experience, choose the Autumn and Winter season to visit Jiri village.

Jiri is also known for its cheese production industry. The cheese factory of Jiri produces delicious Yak cheese and chhurpi (Dried cheese). The Tenzing-Hillary Park, dedicated to the late mountaineers Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Percival Hillary is also a sight to witness.

You won’t have a problem with accommodation as there are several hotels and lodges with good facilities and services. The people of Jiri are humble and great at serving guests.

12) Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar - Everest Base Camp

One of the most popular villages among avid travelers in Nepal is the Namche Bazaar. Known mostly as World’s highest trading hub and gateway to Everest, Namche Bazaar is a small town located in the Khumbu region at an altitude of 3440m.

Travelers on the journey to Everest Base Camp usually acclimatize at Namche Bazaar. It is a beautiful village that has more facilities for travelers compared to other villages around. It has well-furnished hotels, wifi networks, gear shops, pubs, restaurants, and so on.

Take a day to roam around Namche Bazaar while you acclimatize to the high altitude. You can do a last-minute purchase at Namche Bazaar otherwise, stroll around the village to admire the gorgeous village surrounded by forests and mountains.

To reach Namche Bazaar, you have to first take a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, which will usually take 40 to 45 minutes. From Lukla, walk to Phakding village and stay overnight. The next day, hike to Namche Bazaar from Phakding. You will get to observe the first glimpse of Mount Everest as soon as you reach Namche Bazaar.

The most suitable season for Namche Bazaar is considered to be Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November). During spring, the weather is clear, making mountain viewing effortless. Similarly, during autumn, snowfall may occur. You may get to observe Namche Bazaar covered with a snow blanket. Avoid the winter season as it’s freezing at high altitudes.

13) Kagbeni

Kagbeni Village

Kagbeni, a beautiful village known as the Gateway to Mustang is one of the popular villages in Nepal. Even a movie named Kagbeni was made in 2008, which greatly manifested the beauty of Kagbeni. Every year, thousands of travelers visit Kagbeni, which lies in the route to the sacred temple of Muktinath.

Located at an altitude of 2804m, the road to Kagbeni is quite a bumpy ride of 7 to 8 hours. Similarly, the flight from Pokhara to Jomsom takes not more than 20 minutes.

The Kali Gandaki river that continuously flows aside Kagbeni village has religious significance. Hindu pilgrims dip into the Kali Gandaki River and give offerings to the departed soul. You can also find Saligram in the river, which is considered a sacred stone.

Kagbeni, residing between Jomsom and Lo Manthang, is a gorgeous valley with a magnificent landscape. The houses here are not concrete like in cities. The houses, walls, and temples here are made up of stones. You will not miss noticing the unique designs of the traditional houses and the astonishing view of the landscape surrounded by high peaks from the balcony.

The weather in Kagbeni is dry and windy most of the time. The velocity of wind increases with the increase in altitude in this region. The breeze is chilling so, avoid the winter season to visit Kagbeni. The Spring and Autumn seasons are the best time to visit Kagbeni as the climate is clear and excellent to observe the sparkling peaks surrounding Kagbeni.

Visiting Kagbeni is one of the best ways to explore the Tibetan culture and the lifestyle of the Sherpa people living here. Some old monasteries of Kagbeni are worth a visit. People here are indulged in agriculture, animal husbandry, trading, apple harvesting, and apple wine production.

14) Lamidada

Lamidanda Khotang

One of the beautiful villages hidden in the remote area of Eastern Nepal is Lamidada village. Located in the Khotang district, Lamidada is a lesser-known village that needs the attention of travelers.

The first airport of Khotang, the Lamidanda Airport, is based at an altitude of 4100m. Travelers can take a direct flight from Pokhara to Lamidada, which takes around 35 minutes. Eastern Nepal is difficult to travel via road since the off-beaten roads are long and rough.

Lamidanda used to be crowded with pilgrims of Lord Shiva as the village is also a popular gateway to the sacred temple of Halesi Mahadev. The Halesi Mahadev temple resides 67ft deep down inside the Halesi Maratika cave.

The untouched village of Lamidada is enriched with a gorgeous landscape, agricultural land, traditional houses, mountain views, humble villagers, dense forest, and many more. There is a thick settlement of the Rai people.

The tradition of Rai men from Lamidada joining the British Gorkha Army is prevalent to date. That’s why not many young men can be seen in the village.

Walking the stone-paved path uphill while catching short glimpses of the Rawa River, you will come across some villagers carrying wood from the forest and children grazing domestic animals.

As for the weather of Lamidada, the morning can be slightly chilly while the daytime is warm. You can wear fewer clothes as you’ll start sweating while walking through rough trails.

15) Laprak

Laprak Gorkha

Another lesser-known beautiful village located in the Gorkha district is Laprak village. It is a small village surrounded by tall hills in all directions.

The houses in Laprak village were built in an organized manner making the bird view of the village spectacular. But after the devastating earthquake of 2015, the scenery changed. The earthquake destroyed most of the houses but, it couldn’t take down the spirit and unity of these people.

The houses here are two-storied, and the roofs are made up of tin and wood. The snowfall during the winter season covers the roofs of the houses with snow.

The residents of Laprak village are Gurung people. Though they are not living in luxuries, they will still welcome you with a smile to their homes to stay. They are great in hospitality as they consider guests as gods.

While exploring the Gurung community of Laprak village, try their local cuisines, try to learn some words of their language, observe their cultural dance, and their traditional methods of preparing clothes and bags from bamboo and wool. The view of the Laprak village upgrades when the weather is clear, and a panoramic view of snow-capped mountains can be seen in all directions. 

It takes around 5 to 6 days to reach Laprak village from Kathmandu. Once you step into the Laprak village, you will forget all the fatigue with the ambiance of the village.

16) Lho Village

Lho Village

Lho village is a beautiful village enclosed inside the Manaslu conservation area. The village is based on the foot of Manasu Himal at an altitude of 3,150m in the Gorkha district.

It is a small village that offers an incredible view of the majestic Mount Manalsu (8,163m). The Sherpa people residing in Lho village have a rich culture that is heavily influenced by Tibetan culture.

The stairs to climb to the monasteries are stone-paved while the paths through the forest are not paved. Those paths look as if they appeared due to repeated walking.

Traditional houses of Lho village are made up of stone, while new houses built after the devastating earthquake are concrete. The huge Gompas houses some beautiful paintings, artistic structures of Gods, and many monks. The construction of these monasteries is colorful and aesthetic.

The people here are indulged in various works. You may notice women making clothes using a machine made up of wood. Not a single nail or metal is used in those clothes-making instruments.

The weather is slightly chilly at such a high elevation. The monks wear their usual uniform whereas regular people wear thick colorful clothes of their culture. A continuous wind blows that waves the praying flags hanging in most places.

Try their special hot soups to keep your body warm. Wake up early to witness the morning view of Manaslu. It is the most amazing experience to observe the Manaslu peak in the vicinity.

17) Ringmo Village

Ringmo Village from Phoksundo Lake

A remote village amid the beautiful Dolpo district is Ringmo village. The Ringmo village, facing the brilliantly blue Phoksundo Lake, resides towards the edge of a hill. 

Hiking to the Ringmo village, situated at an altitude of 3660m, is one of a kind adventure that an avid trekker can thrive on. You have to walk along the path circumfering the cliff. The rough trail is a little difficult to walk so you can let the donkey carry your luggage.

The local people are involved in trading. They use a donkey to carry the commodity to the trading hub. The people are happy with what they have. They always have a smile on their faces. You can experience their hospitality during the homestay.

Most of the houses are made up of stone and are small in size. But, they heartily welcome guests in their traditional house and let them learn about their culture. The locals bring firewood from the nearby forest every day. 

Bon Gompa is a popular monastery in the Dolpo district. The monastery has beautiful construction and an artistic interior. The view of the snow-capped mountains accompanies you all the time, and the view from the Gompa is astounding.

The Gompa, Mani walls, prayer flags, and Chorten gives a Tibetan vibe. Various festivals are traditionally celebrated in the Gompa.  Monks can be seen engaged in their work in the monastery.

The view of Phoksundo Lake from Ringmo village is stunning. In clear weather, the blue lake sparkles as if the stars have landed in the lake. For a spectacular view, choose the Spring season and Autumn season for the visit. The weather is chilly in the winter season at such a high altitude.

18) Thame Village

Thame Village

A gorgeous Sherpa village near the popular Namche Bazaar is Thame village located in the Solukhumbu district of the Khumbu region. Trekkers usually visit Thame village while on their way to Everest Base Camp.

The little-known fact about this village is that it is the birthplace of some renowned people. Personalities like Tenzing Norgay, the first Nepali who conquered Mount Everest, Kami Rita Sherpa, who climbed Everest at least 11 times, and Appa Sherpa, who climbed Everest at least 21 times were born in Thame village.

Trekkers prefer to acclimatize in Namche Bazaar during their journey to Everest Base Camp. While acclimatizing in Namche Bazaar, trekkers explore Thame village. A must-visit place in the Thame village is the amazing Thame Monastery.

The unique architecture of the monastery and the rich arts it inculpates attract several travelers. Also, Thame village used to be the route for salt trading between Nepal, India, and Tibet. So, trading is still prevalent among the local people.

This village is suitable to visit during snowfall if you want to enjoy the snowfall in a beautiful landscape. So, the Autumn season can be the best time of the year to visit Thame village. But, the heavy snowfall during winter can be risky. So, avoid traveling to Thame village during the winter season. Choose either Spring or Autumn season for a better touring experience. 

19) Tistung

Tistung Village

Tistung village, a place that holds an invaluable history of ancient Nepal, is located in the Makwanpur district of Southern Nepal at an altitude of 2030m. Tistung, also known as Tistung Deurali means ‘a resting place’.

The Gopali village of Tistung is a centuries-old village that originated during the Gopal dynasty. The village has a beautiful landscape, and the Gopali people have a great sense of unity and harmony.

Tistung is a culturally and historically enriched village preserved by people of different castes living in harmony. Several villages are residing in Tistung. So, you can hike to those villages and explore the lifestyle in all those villages.

All these villages are about 300-400 years old. A nice place to hang out with friends and families on the weekend, Tistung can be a favorable holiday destination for picnics and hiking. 

Only 4 hours’ drive from Kathmandu, the travelers can stay in a well-furnished hotel in Tistung. The budget-friendly hotels include facilities like a swimming pool, buffet, bbq, and so on.

Hike up to the sacred temple of Bajrabarahi temple, where the locals celebrate the Baishakh Purnima festival each year. The nearby destinations for hiking are Palung, Daman, and Simbhanjyang.

They also have a source of entertainment for the visitors. Such as a space designed to play volleyball, pool, Horse riding, swimming, and so on. It is a perfect holiday destination to spend quality time with friends and families while experiencing the scenic blessing of Tistung.

20) Bhujung Village

Bhujung Village

It is the largest Gurung village and one of the most visually spectacular villages of Nepal. Located in the Lamjung district of the Annapurna region at an altitude of 1696m, Bhujung village is an old village rich in culture and natural beauty.

Bhujhung village is easily accessible from Kathmandu. The flight from Kathmandu will not exceed 3 hours. If you go on a bike, it probably takes around 2 days. The road to Bhujhung is rough so, be ready for a bumpy ride.

If you wish to trek to Bhujhung, that is also possible. From Kathmandu, first, arrive at Besisahar on the first day. On the next day, walk from Besisahar to Ghalegaun, which is again, a gorgeous village to explore. Then, set apart the next day to explore the Bhujhung village. Ghalegaun and Bhujhung villages are about 75km apart, so it won’t take long to get there.

Though the path to Bhujhung village is snaky and rough, the occasional encounter with Waterfalls and small ponds will entertain you through your journey. You will know when you’ve reached Bhujhung when you notice a gate-like structure that says ‘Welcome to Bhujhung Village’.

The Gurung community of Bhujhung village will greet you right away as per their culture. They will be dressed in their cultural attire and bring tika and flowers to welcome you. The local people have preserved their Gurung culture and tradition, which is noticeable in their lifestyle, attire, house, language, and many more.

Bhujhung is also called ‘Facho’ in the Gurung language. ‘Fa’ means deer and ‘cho’ means trading. It is said that in the past, the local people used to hunt deer for its meat. 

In the spring and autumn season, the Rhododendron flower blooms making the forest dense. The mornings are chilly and foggy due to the cold weather. Avoid visiting Bhujhung village in the winter season as it will be difficult to adapt to the cold weather.

Try some of their local cuisines and beverages for a new taste. The vegetables they serve you during lunch and dinner are fresh and organic, cultivated on their farm. Enjoy the hospitality of the Gurung people during your homestay at Bhujhung village.

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Travel is one of those experiences that you remember for life. It can also be expensive and time-consuming, but it’s almost always worth it to explore a new place.

This list is intended to offer some suggestions on where you might want to go, but we encourage you to research your own experience because what makes these places special are their people and culture; both of which change depending on who shows up. Let us know if you find any great travel destinations we should add next year!

Suraj Katwal

Suraj is a travel enthusiast who believes in finding solace in the heart of nature. He enjoys exploring new destinations, different culture, and encouraging people to travel.

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