Nepal’s hills makes you feel alive and feed the need to travel as Nepal has some of the most stunning hill stations.
RINA KUMARI MANDAL
If the track is tough and the hill is rough but the views are excellent and you can’t enough, Cheers! You are most probably in one of the hill stations of Nepal. Nepal’s hills makes you feel alive and feed the need to travel as Nepal has some of the most stunning hill stations. Home to highest peaks in the world, snowcapped Himalayan mountains and an abundance of nature the hill stations of Nepal offer jaw-dropping views.
Here are some of the most exhilarating hills stations in Nepal:
#1 Poon Hill
Popular as a short trek, situated at an altitude of 3210 meters Poon Hill offers impeccable sunrises and sunsets. Travelers hike here from the village of Ghorepani to enjoy the spectacular view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
Trials with amazing landscapes, streams, mountains and rivers whistling through the silence of rhododendron forest are an experience next to none. Fabulous views of the Gangapurna, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri and the Hiunchuli Mountains will hypnotize you while enjoying local hospitality.
The winter wonderland located not far from the bustling city of Kathmandu is a great place for a break. Located at 2,322 meters above sea level in the Thaha Municipality the beauty of this hill station is charming enough to draw crowds from all-over Nepal as well as from other parts of the world.
The snow-crested tops of Mount Everest and Mount Dhaulagiri, the greatest mountains in the world rising above misty clouds grace the skyline of Daman. In winter the place enjoys snowfall and you can indulge and experience playing with snow here, which is why it is one of the best hill stations in Nepal.
The tiny hill stations surrounded by lush greenery where goats leisurely graze in silence is Chitlang, a place that must be visited by travel enthusiasts. The hill station will teach you to find beauty in the simplest things. Also known as the green paths of Nepal, Chitlang is the place to enjoy green pastures similar to Switzerland. Pear farms, kulekhani dam, exploring the lesser-known rustic villages are some things this hill station awaits with.
Ask for the tea gardens of Nepal and you will hear of Illam. The land of lush tea gardens, Illam is the queen of eastern Nepal. Situated in the lap of Shree Antu, this hill station provides a stunning peek into the hills of Darjeeling, Kurseong and Mink. Make sure to plan your visit with your loved ones as the romantic hill station is no less than a travel paradise. Fikkal Bazaar, Mai Pokhari, trek to Chhintapu, a beautiful sunrise at Siddhi Thumka are just some of the highlights.
Get a taste of authentic Nepali tea. Don’t skip it!
Located in the North West of the Kathmandu valley, this wonderful hill stations has its own untouched aura that attracts travelers from all around. The powerhouse of dramatic landscapes offers excellent views of Ganesh, Manaslu, and Langtang Himal towards Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
Kakani is a famous picnic spots of many Nepalis in the valley. You can enjoy the perfect blend of scenic wilderness with impressive mountain scenery within a serene and calm environment in the comfort here.
A trip to Nepal is incomplete without watching the glorious greeting of sunrise at Sarangkot, a popular hill station in Pokhara located at 1,600 meters above sea level.
This hill station offers picture-perfect views of the city of Pokhara and Phewa Lake below, and the Annapurna, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri and Lamjung mountains that surround it on all sides.
Go to every edge of the hill and surprise yourself with the jaw dropping scenarios. There’s good news for daredevils as paragliding opportunities are also available here.