What is Peace? What is it like living in a peaceful country? Many people have their different opinion regarding the peace. Some people even define peace begins with a smile. However, asking what is peace to the people living in some of the most peaceful countries on the planet and they will probably have a whole different perspective regarding the meaning of peace for them. Being a peaceful nation has its own perks. Peaceful nations mean lower interest rates, a stronghold of currency, political stability, high foreign investment as well a strong correlation with the individual degree of perceived happiness.

Among all the peaceful nations on the planet, here are the top 10 most peaceful country in the world as per the 2020 global peace index:

  • Iceland
  • New Zealand
  • Portugal
  • Austria
  • Denmark
  • Canada
  • Singapore
  • Czech Republic
  • Japan
  • Switzerland

Serenity and Tranquality in Nepal

Tranquil Lake in Nepal

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Nepal Ranked as 2nd Most Peaceful Country in South Asia

According to the Global Peace Index, among the seven different nations in South Asia, Nepal ranked as the second peaceful country. The report published by Vision for Humanity named Bhutan marked Bhutan as the first place in the list of most peaceful country in South Asia.

As per the GPI (Global Peace Index) released by the Institute of Economics and Peace, Nepal made found its position at 78th position among 163 Countries in the world. The neighbouring countries Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan ranked at 91rd, 103rd, 142nd and 149th positions respectively.

Nepal respect to their culture

Showing the love towards the Nepalese Flag - Pride of Nation

Nepal is one of the most spectacular countries in the whole world. With a roof of the world Mt. Everest standing high and mighty at 8848.86 meters, tropical forest habituated by all sorts of flora and fauna, and a plain terai going as low as 60 meters above sea level, Nepal is a true masterpiece of what nature has to offer. The Light of Asia, Lord Buddha was born in this country because of which the country itself represents the symbol of peace. The diversity of culture, tradition blended with the true feeling of brotherhood among the people of Nepal is what makes this country a must-visit nation.

Thousands of visitors all around the globe flock to this country to witness the kindness, of the people and witness in such minimalistic facilities and harsh condition, the smile of the people never fades away. You may even go on a backpacking trip to Mount Everest Base Camp or go bird watching riding the back of an elephant in Chitwan National Park. In Nepal, everything is worth trying, and nothing will be enough for you.

Is Nepal Safe for solo Traveller?

Many travellers have often seen asking the same question, “Is Nepal Safe for solo travellers?”. The obvious answer to this questionary is yes. In fact, Nepal is one of the safest countries to travel as an independent backpacker. Most independent travellers who are travelling from Nepal to India says that Nepal feels much safer than India. The reason behind this is the conservative culture of Nepalese society and openness towards other religion, culture and norms.

The government of Nepal has announced as Nepal is open for trekking and mountaineering activities from the 17th of October 2020. However, there is a certain protocol a traveller should follow before they are allowed to roam around in the cities of Nepal. The protocol release by the Government of Nepal are subject to provide a valid PCR test generated within 72 hours of the travel, showing the negative COVID 19 affected result.

Flames of peace in Nepal

 Buddhist lighting incense for peace of mind

Despite the fact that Nepal is the safest country to travel as a solo traveller for both male and female, their certain thing that needs to be considered if you are travelling to the Himalayan region of Nepal which are above 3000 meters. There is no risk of getting attacked, however, there are certain things that could be deemed as dangerous, if you are travelling alone as a solo traveller.

Travelling in the high Himalayan regions come with a certain degree of risk because of the remoteness of the area. If you are trekking alone then the risk brought due to climates and other unforeseen circumstances increase sustainably. In the high-altitude region, the risk of getting AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness is higher which includes the region which incorporates the locale like Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, and other high Himalayan districts. Additionally, people are deemed to meet in the most unfortunate situation like accidents because of the lack of sufficient information, inappropriate equipment or overestimation of their own abilities.

Here is the list of Hazards you may have to encounter while you are travelling in Nepal; mostly in high mountain regions which are above 3000 meters high.

  • Sudden change in weather
  • Avalanches and snowdrifts
  • Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or Altitude Sickness
  • Sun Exposure
  • Occasional rockfall and landslides
  • Attack by yaks and porter donkeys

You can minimize this risk by considering the following thing during your travel:

  • Always study the weather forecast and weather condition before you begin your hiking.
  • Train your body prior to the actual trekking days to reduce the chance of getting AMS.
  • Proper gear up and always takes genuine products over fabricated.
  • Pre inform someone about your travel plans.
  • Take time to acclimatize
  • Avoid Flashing a large amount of money.
  • Always travel with a reputed travel company

Learn more: 12 Dos and Don’ts while Trekking In Nepal

Best Nepal Travel Tips for Solo Female Travellers

Solo Backpacker Enjoying the Views in Mustang

Solo Backpacker Enjoying the Views in Mustang

If are a solo women traveller and willing to go backpacking in the wanderlust of Nepal, then there are certain things that you should be careful of as a solo female traveller. Nepal is a country where women are considered Goddesses. In a conservative cultural society like Nepal where girls are worshipped, wearing a short dress and strolling around the city is considered to be bad norms. So, while you are in Nepal, avoid wearing revealing dresses like skirts, lower cut dresses or short clothes. It is better to wear simple and less revealing clothes for your own safety. Generally, In Nepal people wearing provocative and revealing dresses are considered to be a different kind. Henceforth dressing sensibly is always the right thing to do in Nepal.

Night Life in Nepal

Streets of Thamel at Mid Night

Nightlife in Nepal is lively and energizing, and you can truly make some great memories when out at night. Taking the first glimpse in the Nightlife of Nepal, it may not seem so much, but it will leave you in surprise once you get to know it. From clubbing, wild drinking nights, intense gambling at a casino or nonstop dancing, Nepal offers you the best nightlife. However, it is always better to go around in a group rather than roaming around alone. In Nepal being a girl, entering the bars and clubs alone is not seen with the good sight and have a tremendous shame. A superior choice is to go to one of the numerous cafés and bistros that have unrecorded music, as there is no disgrace appended to eating alone.