Nepal – The next stop for wellness tourism 

Tucked away in the Himalayan paradise this country is one of the most hermetic piece of land on earth, an ideal abode for tourists seeking tranquility and a rejuvenating ambiance. Nepal is endowed with the natural beauty with the mammoth Himalayan range standing upright since perhaps the phenomena of tectonic plate movement upwards.

Mount EverestSince the invasion of Mt. Everest, Nepal has been a popular destination for adventure tourism but today it is an emerging hotspot for wellness tourism. It is a fact that this country has all prerequisites necessary for the growth of this niche sector. Tourism is the mainstay of Nepal, and the country is bent on heavily capitalizing the wellness tourism prospects, the rising craze nowadays among the global travelers.

The atmosphere is pollution free and it has lured saints, tourists and common man alike with its hypnotic charm. The food is organic and the air is clean allowing you to breathe in lungful. The Himalayas are believed to be the very abode of gods blessed with a source of mystical energy and a deep sense of spirituality.

Spiritual tourism is growing in this country as this is the right place to attain the desired level of physical and mental wellness. Nepal has given wellness tourism a whole new dimension where the tourists not only feel close to nature. They feel they are right amid eternal rapture.

The wellness centers in this bewitching country offer a wonderful mix of health, fitness and recreational activities where physical and emotional forte of the tourist climbs to new heights of blissful eventuality. The wellness activities carried out in various resorts mainly constitute of the following:

healthy diet

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Healthy eating
  • Massage
  • Spa

Against this favorable growth prospect, the country is experiencing some great foreign investments and active participation from the government boosting the entire tourism sector as a whole, which is very important for the nation’s economic prosperity.

Dusit international, a corporate giant, having interest in delivering world-class global hospitality services and having its headquarters in Thailand has struck a deal with Omstone Asia Capital, Nepal Pvt ltd. The objective is to run the Dusit Thai Himalayan Resort and spa, the first Dusit branded real estates in Nepal. But why Nepal is the million dollar question.  The world famous hotel industry giant is driven by the enormous potential of this Himalayan kingdom, the country where Lord Buddha was born and its sublime beauty that is capable of enchanting tourists from every nook and corner.

Pokhara Valley, Nepal

Dusit boasts of a fit for a king type of mountain resort which is close to the capital Kathmandu and located just near Trivubhuvan international airport in the country’s most prime locations. The resort features 44 fully furnished guest rooms and 20 cliquish villas with an unrestricted vista of the mighty Himalayas, all surrounded by wonderful and mountainous terrain presenting an unspoiled and cheerful ambiance. It is an ideal retreat for the tourist for enhancing his physical and mental eudemonia.

Nepal tourism board trade hosted an event organized by the eTN summit to foster wellness tourism to this mesmerizing mountain country. The response was overwhelming with flooding of accolades praising Nepal’s unmatched landscapes amid a pristine setting that could fetch tourism generated revenue in squillions.

More than 110 professionals and writers in the field of travel and tourism hailing from Los Angeles to San Diego had attended the meet. The US stands third next to India and Sri Lanka in terms of tourist visits in Nepal. There was a brilliant display of their contributions made to promote the appeal of this country. The following are the highlights of this glamorous meet:


  • There is a huge cultural diversity which definitely is a powerful factor for tourist attractions. There exist 125 ethnic groups communicating in 123 local dialects.
  • The country takes pride in 60 years of experience regarding successful dealing with the tourists.
  • The US had already recognized the great promises held by Nepal in the arena of travel and tourist. In no time, ties were established between Kathmandu and the US way back in 1959.
  • The year 2014 & 2015 recorded an astronomical number of US tourist visits hitting 50000 and 43000.
  • The country features 4 UNESCO sites and that is quite a fame to reckon.
  • It is well connected to international flight circuit. Turkish airlines, Etihaad, Qatar, Emirates, Thai and Singapore airlines have regular services in Kathmandu.

The tranquil stretch offered by the country has deep undertones connected with Buddha’s attainment of Nirvana. The region is dotted with sacred shrines and temples. Apart from the world’s loftiest mountain Mt. Everest, there are other 327 mighty Himalayan peaks no less attractive to the foreign travelers.

Due to this, Nepal in spite of its underdeveloped infrastructure sees an annual tourist visit of more than 8 million. Spirituality now being in vogue among the westerners especially in the US, this small Asian country forms an ideal destination for Spiritual Tourism that can be uniquely yoked with other components of wellness tourism.

Dr Prem Jagyasi and Team (c)

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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