Nepal is a destination where travelers once visit will remake it a frequent visit. Nepal once is not enough, Nepal is a diversity of culture, landscapes, religion, art and many more. A rich country of festivals and the local rituals and street festivals.
A country with thousands of religious places, fluttering with colorful prayer flags, lush green flatlands, oddly attractive barren lands, rocky mountains, high mountains, deep valleys, numerous rivers, lakes and diverse people with their own stories carried down from centuries and deep history is what defines Nepal.
Nepal lies sandwiched between the two domineering land masses India and China, yet it still manages to retain a culture that is distinctly its own. The beauty and diversity of Nepal: naturally, culturally and geographically can’t be truly defined with just words. It is meant to be experienced and felt. Nepal divided into three geographic areas: Mountain, Hill and Terrai (flat).
Kathmandu, the capital with its rich cultural heritage, exquisite temples and Pagodas dedicated to the Hindu Gods & Goddess, Buddhist Chaityas and old palaces with carved windows and doors are a sculptor’s dream and an architect’s delight. It is a land of incredible contrasts. Nepal has over 10 World Heritage Sites. The Kathmandu valley alone has 7 World Heritage Cultural such as Swayambunath, Patan Durbar Square and Boudhanath Stupa.
The cultural landscape is every bit as diverse: a dozen major ethnic groups, speaking as many as fifty languages and dialects, coexist in this narrow, jumbled buffer state, with 2 major religions Hinduism and Buddhism.
Being one the most famous traveler destinations in the world with a large number of outdoor activities Nepal truly offers it all. Village to village treks offering a vast cultural experience. Himalayan treks provides scenery from cultivated terraces to lush rhododendron forests to glacier-capped peaks. The trekking base camps Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Kanchenjunga Base Camp are the classic treks whereas Mardi Himal trek is the recent popular trek. There are also rafting, bungee jumping, sky diving, zip lining and mountain flights that satisfy the needs of the adrenalin junkie.
Other touristic desitination include Pokhara, which is one of the famous in Nepal along with Chitwan. Pokhara has Phewa, Begnas and Rupa Lake along with other outdoor activities like boating, cycling, and paragliding over the lake. It also consists of different temples, World peace Stupa, monastery, museums, Davis falls, Gupteshower Cave, and Seti Gorge. Chitwan however is famous for the Chitwan National park the home of the one horned rhinos, crocodiles and many varieties of birds. The other famous National parks include Bardiya National Park, Khaptad National Park, Shey Phoksundo National Park, Rara National Park, Makalu Barun National Park, Sagarmatha National Park, Langtang National Park, and Shivapuri National Park which provides varieties of treks. There are two wildlife reserves, one hunting reserve and six other conservation areas in Nepal. And there are much more to explore.
Nepal opened its borders to the world in the 1950s and the friendly Nepalese people welcomed everyone as their guests, with an open heart and a kind Namaste since then till now.