The kingdom of Nepal offers you adventure, untamed nature and myriad wildlife, culture and religion and much more.
There are fourteen mountains above 8000 meters in the world. Nepal is home to eight of them, including Sagarmatha, or Everest, as it is known in the English-speaking world, Chomolungma to Tibetans, the highest point on earth. This doesn’t include the 1302 other peaks that make up the Nepali stretch of the Himalayas, which straddle the country from East to West. It is but natural, then, that the country attracts mountain climbers from around the world, eager to put their skills, strength and will to the ultimate test. It’s not just for the extreme sports lovers, however.
The large number of climbable peaks cater to a wide range of skill levels, so trekkers and hikers also flock here, to experience the spectacular natural beauty of the country. White water rafting is also extremely popular.
But adventure is not Nepal’s only attraction, and by no mean is the country just one stretch of mountains. The country’s geography also includes lower hills, the humid Terai region and fertile riverine areas. Nature lovers head for its eight National Parks, four Wildlife Reserves and two conservation areas. For the culture seekers and history buffs, the Kathmandu Valley, home to the country’s capital city, at the junction of Asia’s ancient civilizations, is host to seven World Heritage Sites, temples, shrines and monuments over two thousand years old.
There are opportunities to get to know the culture and the people, to stretch the body and the mind, or to just relax. What more could you ask for?