“The panoramic beauty, stunning landscape and protected natural heritages have added richness to tourism.” National Geographic Lonely Planet, Rough Guide
Situated in the foothills of the Himalayas and bordered with China and India, Nepal, is bestowed with extraordinary natural beauty and cultural heritages. Boasting breathtaking landscapes as far as the eye can see, Nepal offers no shortage of outdoor adventure in its 147,181 square kilometres.
Some of the most popular activities include mountaineering, trekking, rafting, rock climbing, jungle safari, bird watching, paragliding, mountain flights, mountain biking and bungee jumping. Throughout the country you’ll find countless trails to explore, and if you’re up for the challenge, you can even climb one of Nepal’s beautiful mountains. In fact, 8 of the world’s highest mountains are in Nepal, including Mt. Everest, which towers a staggering 8,848 metres. Safe holding it’s natural wonders for years to come, Nepal’s protected areas account for almost a quarter of the country. These parks and wildlife reserves are home to an incredible number of species of plants, mammals, butterflies and birds.
Nepal is also a recognized for its distinct culture and rich heritage. Kathmandu, the political capital and cultural heart of the country, is a valley mixed of towns and villages where local customs and cherished values are expressed in the largest concentration of icons and images to be seen anywhere in the world. The unique culture of Kumari, the living Goddess, the only culture in the world, has added richness to the legendary heritage of Kathmandu. One of the most popular attractions is the Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, a sacred place for Buddhists from around the world.
Whether you are seeking adventure, relaxation or respite, Nepal can deliver.
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On 25 April 2015, a devastating earthquake shook Nepal. Beyond the tragic loss of life, the socio-economic conditions of the country, including the tourism industry, was left in ruin. However, as we approach the first anniversary of this disaster, there is new hope in the country. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Nepal is leaving behind the pain of the earthquake and moving forward.