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Tourism in Nepal

Himalayan Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd

Tour Guide, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Conceptually, tourism is categorized into two types- Sun lust and wanderlust tourism. In the early 1970s, Grey used the terms Sun lust and Wanderlust to categorize tourism. Sun lust tourism is basically motivated by the desire for rest, relaxation and three S’s –Sun, Sea and sand. In contrast, wanderlust tourism is typically based on the desire to travel and experience different cultures and people. Because of Nepal's biodiversity and uniqueness of culture, it is famous for wanderlust tourism. Most of the tourists visiting Nepal attracted by its wilderness and adventure activities.

Nepal’s major adventurous activities are trekking, Hiking, Mountaineering, Expedition, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, Peak climbing, Bird watching, Mountain flights, Ultralight aircraft flights, Paragliding, hot air ballooning, jungle safari, Helicopter tour, All Nepal tour, Bungee jump and more.

Though adventurous sites attract tourists to Nepal, other types of tourists prefer Nepal as their religious destination. Especially the Indian Hindus prefer Nepal as their religious destination because of Pashupati Nath, Mukti Nath and Janaki temple. Likewise, Thailand, Myanmar and Sri Lankan tourist prefer Nepal as their religious destination in term of Buddhism and the birthplace of Buddha.

Nepal is a multi-religious society. The major religion in Nepal is Hinduism. The Composition of Nepal society in terms of religion is as follows:

Hindus- 81.34%
Buddhists- 9.04%
Muslims- 4.38%
Kirats- 3.04%
Christians- 1.41%