All of us have one thing in common, the nature-given gift of curiosity. Out of curiosity we explore, and exploring leads to new findings. Hence, we learn.
It’s the same with exploring new places. Only difference is, we get peace of mind and a sense of relaxation when we set foot on that pristine piece of land, followed by discoveries.We have listed a few of these ‘heard of’, yet the least explored, places of Nepal based on ratio of travelers per year and personal experiences.

PanchPokhari, Sindupalchok

A group of five lakes that are considered holy in Hindu and Buddhist religions.

Altitude above sea level: 4,100 meters

Where to stay: Some home stays and camping, no lodges and hotels.

What to see: Religious lakes, pristine flora and fauna, JugalHimal, Langtang range, and other Himalayan peaks.

How to get there: 

A) Private or local vehicle till Thangpalkot.

B) Trek from end of Thangpalkot through Manekharka road to PanchPokhari.

When to go: February - May, September - November

Things to take: Appropriate trekking and camping gearsand clothes, power bars and snacks, water purifier, sunglasses, sun screen, first aid kit with altitude sickness control medicine, power bank. Carry only cash.

Tilicho Lake, Manang

The lake at the highest altitude in the world.

Altitude above sea level: 4,919 meters

Where to stay: Very few lodges can be found between Manang to Tilicho Base Camp (no other settlements can be found in-between the lake and base camp).

What to see: Glacier lake, peaks (Tilicho, Nilgiri, Khangsar), mountain wildlife.

How to get there: 

A) Rent a4-wheel pickup truckfor trip from Lamjung to Manang.

B) Trek from Manang  -Khangsar – Shree Kharka - Tilicho Base Camp.

When to go: February to June, September to November,and for snow, December- January.

Things to take: Appropriate trekking gear and clothes, power bars and snacks, water purifier, sunglasses, sun screen, first aid kit with altitude sickness control medicine, power bank. Carry only cash.

Raja Rani Lake, Dhankuta

Altitude above sea level: Plains (below 300 meters)

Where to stay: Focused on homestay.

What to see and do: Bird watching, fishing, boating.

How to get there: An hour’sdrive from Bhedetar, Dharan,through Danda Bazar to Raja Rani village.

When to go: Autumn season (September - November).

Things to take: Appropriate outing gear and clothes, extra cash, first aid kit.

 

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Sunsari, Saptari, and Udayapur Districts

Heard of, but least chosen destination for bird watching and wildlife safari.

Where to stay: Hotels and lodges can be found near the reserve.

What to see: Wildlife, spectacular wetlands, bird watching, safari.

How to get there: Flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar, and drive to the reserve. Nine-hour drive fromKathmandu to the reserve on the B.P Koirala Highway.

Things to take: Appropriate outing gear and clothes, extra cash, first aid kit, map of KoshiTappuWildlife Reserve.

Sikles Village, Pokhara

A very homespunvillage, a short trek away from Pokhara above Mardi Khola.

Where to stay: Homestays are availableon the route, and at destination.

What to see: Newly explored trekking routes, traditional Gurung village, unexplored fauna and flora, view of mountain ranges.

How to get there: Different trekking routes are available from Pokhara.

When to go: March - May, September - November.

Things to take: Appropriateouting and trekkinggears and clothes, extra cash, first aid kit.

Sirubari Village, Pokhara

One of the amazing villages to travel to, very neat and clean. It received the Pacific Area Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award in 2001.

Altitude above sea level: 1,700 meters

Where to stay: Lodges and homestays.

What to see: Fishtail Mountain and Annapurna range, local community and culture.

How to get there: Two-hour drive from Pokhara LakesideonSiddhartha Highway to Syangja – Darau – Sirubari.

When to go: June - September.

Things to take: Appropriateoutinggear and clothes, extra cash, first aid kit.

Bardiya National Park,Bardiya District

An undisturbed and pristine national park.

Where to stay: Hotels and resorts are available.

What to see and do: Wildlife and fauna, safari.

How to get there: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunjand drive to the park.

Things to take: Appropriate outing gear and clothes, extra cash, first aid kit, map of Bardiya National Park.