Nepal crowned the best value destination in the world

KATHMANDU: Nepal has been named the 1st ‘Best Value Destination’ and 5th on the top 10 countries in the world to visit in 2017, according to Lonely Planet’s annual Best in Travel List released on Tuesday.

Nepal is the only destination in South Asia that has been featured in Lonely Planet’s Top Ten Destinations Guidebook.

“Nepal is the world’s number one destination in terms of service and value,” the Best in Travel 2017 List which showcases the top 10 countries, cities, regions and best value destinations for next year.

Nepal is bouncing back from earthquakes and a fuel strike that made getting round the country tough. “It remains a fabulous choice for budget-conscious travellers, who can access the best of its world-famous trekking routes and underrated wildlife for well south of US$50 a day,” it describes.

In the top 10 countries list, Canada, Colombia, Finland and Dominica are ahead of Nepal.

Similarly, Bermuda, Mongolia, Oman, Myanmar and Ethiopia trail Nepal in the annual list.