ValentinesdayinNepal
So, you find yourself in Nepal for Valentine’s Day. Wondering if Nepalese celebrate it and looking for ideas because you’re that girl, or guy, or friend that didn’t plan anything and want to do something other than staying in your little hotel room all day. You are in the right place to find out. (You may stay in a penthouse but I use little as an affection:)

Valentine’s Day in Nepali is called “Prem Diwas” प्रेम दिवस. It is not traditionally celebrated in Nepal but youngsters have adopted this holiday as their own and traces of teddy bears, love related greeting cards, chocolate hearts, dinner for twos and inflated expectations can be spotted all around the capital city.

If you are reading this, I assume you already know what this day means to you. So, without boring you with the meaning and history, let’s jump right in!

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1. Head for the Hills
February 14th falls at the start of spring and beginning of exploring season in Nepal. Perfect timing to go out and explore. Grabbing your pack and going to the mountains may be a romantic decision at this point. Personally, I can’t think of anywhere more serene than the mountains and trails of Nepal. However, if you feel mountains aren’t calling this time (too far or whatever) head for the hills.

Nagarkot – 30 Km East and Shivapuri – 11 Km are the closest hills from Kathmandu. Resorts and hotels in both locations offer glorious mountains views, massage and room service. Easier to get to and you can get lost in each other’s eyes all day if you must.

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2. Candle Lit Dinner in Kathmandu
Nothing says I love you better than sharing a lovely meal with your loved ones. If you are in Kathmandu for Valentine’s day. You are in Luck. Lots of restaurants and bars offer special couple deals just for this day. Mostly in Thamel, Lazimpat and 4 star Hotels. Best way to find out is to check out their website, fb page or walk in to enquiry. And Let the candle lit handholding dinner begin.

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3. Paragliding in Pokhara
As the saying goes, couple who play together stay together. If you want to get out of the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, Pokhara is the wise decision for this occasion.  Laid back and chill city sitting on the lap of gorgeous Fishtail Mountain. Lovely playground for lovebirds.

Even locals recommend Paragliding or Ziplining to bring out the action in your romantic life. Relaxing in lake side comes highly recommended afterwards.

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4. Star gazing from Swayambhu
Nothing can compare to watching stars with your sweetheart. If you are in Kathmandu for Valentine’s day, Swayambhu aka Moneky Temple is a good spot. Most monkeys stay on the trees after dark, leaving you to find that Venus and warm snuggles in mid feb nights.

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5. Forget the rest, go for Everest
There is something special about that person who goes extra miles for you. Take your love to the top of the world…. have a Champion breakfast face to face with the tallest mountain in the world Mount Everest and others. Create an unforgettable moment. Now, who could forget Valentines day like that.

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Happy Valentine’s Day to you.
With Love from
Anna

Top 5 things to do in Nepal for Valentine’s Day

16 thoughts on “Top 5 things to do in Nepal for Valentine’s Day

  • February 8, 2017 at 7:49 am
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    Oh, didn’t even imagine I could go there for Valentine’s, sounds so interesting. It’s also my birthday by the way, so a double celebration. 😀 That stargazing looks great, but I’m in love with the hills, great photo! Thanks for sharing!

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    • February 8, 2017 at 10:46 am
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      Ah Happy Birthday in advance Dani:) yea Nepal is famous for beautiful hills & loads of mountains including the world’s tallest as well. Hope you’ll make it here one day.

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  • February 8, 2017 at 9:11 am
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    I lived in Nepal for two years. I did spent valentine’s day there as a single but it is funny to see how popular it is getting in Kathmandu itself. I can totally agree with Nagarkot. Very romantic spot. That would be my first choice !!

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    • February 8, 2017 at 10:51 am
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      Nagarkot is beautiful indeed.2 years were you traveling & working as well Ellis?

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  • February 8, 2017 at 10:17 am
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    This is such a lovely post! I wouldn’t have thought of Nepal for Valentine’s Day but why not?! 🙂

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    • February 8, 2017 at 11:00 am
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      Thanks Charlotte. Not only for Valentines Day tho’ Nepal is a great playground for hiking, trekking & sightseeing as well. Check it out if you are looking for your next adventure.

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  • February 8, 2017 at 2:26 pm
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    I’m headed to Nepal – after Valentines Day – but I’m loving reading about all the amazing things this country has to offer. I can’t wait to get out there and explore!

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  • February 8, 2017 at 5:18 pm
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    I have never thought of stargazing as a Valentine’s Day activity~ great tip! Looks like Nepal has a lot to offer, such as paragliding~ Wow!

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  • February 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm
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    That’s interesting 🙂 We would definitely like to try some of them… but just when we come to Nepal 🙂 We liked the most the idea of paragliding!

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  • February 9, 2017 at 12:36 am
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    Cool post! I went paragliding in Pokhara, no Valentine required (or in existence, lol). But fun list! I think I will have Everest on the brain for all Valentine’s Days to come…now that you’ve mentioned it!

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  • February 9, 2017 at 2:43 am
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    I’d love to spend Valentine’s Day in Nepal. Great List, Thanks for sharing.

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  • February 9, 2017 at 11:32 am
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    Oh my, even if I wasn’t there for valentines day and on my own I would go paragliding! With such a view, absolutely amazing!

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  • February 9, 2017 at 5:01 pm
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    We have always wanted to visit this amazing place! These photos are so beautiful, you have inspired us! What’s your favorite part about this trip?

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  • February 9, 2017 at 9:38 pm
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    I’m no great romantic. Perhaps thirty plus years of marriage does that. Instead, I roll a different way.

    Valentines Day is my day for donating blood and making Kiva loans.

    I have a friend, whose younger daughter was born on Valentines Day. She was killed in a traffic accident a few years ago, and I honour her memory every year by helping strangers a little bit. She was a sweet, loving, open-hearted child, and an organ donor. She lives on in many hearts.

    http://www.beckyshugs.com/

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  • February 10, 2017 at 1:05 pm
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    I have always wanted to go here! What a luxurious Valentines day trip. We will have to plan it for next year… Great tips!

    Xx,
    Farrah and London
    londonhadalittlelamb.com

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  • February 11, 2017 at 9:42 pm
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    Nepal is on my bucket list!! This just fuels my wanderlust. It sounds absolutely amazing! Thanks for the great ideas 🙂

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