Nepal is a tourist gold mine, and the capital Kathmandu a living cultural museum of the world. Nepal underdeveloped country in south Asia with the area of 1, 47,181 sq km and 26.7 million population, is not only rich in its cultural heritage reflected amply by the architectural marvels such as ancient places, temple and monuments but also endowed with natural beauty.
The trekking and mountaineering trails passing through rolling hills majestic mountains and deep valleys remind the trekkers and mountaineers of ‘Shangri-La’ to be explored in their life time. Alluring snow-clad mountains, green hills beautiful valleys, magnificent lakes, social cultural heritage, white water rafting and jungle safaris attracts thousands tourists to Nepal each year.
There is no country in the world with geography as extreme as that of Nepal. The mountain region (covering 35.2 percent of total area) has different geographical structure and climate conditions with altitude ranging from 60 meters to 8848 meters above the sea level. Nepal is a magnet for trekkers and mountaineers in the world over since the early 1020s.
Boasting eight of the world’s highest mountains above 8000 meters, ten worlds’ heritage sites, pristine natural beauty accompanied by the distinctive cultural feature preserved ion in the mountain enclaves and habitations, Nepal has attracted travelers, trekkers, mountaineers and scholars from different parts of the world.
Nepal is birth place of apostle of peace Lord Buddha, melting pot of Hinduism and Buddhism and a living cultural museum of the world. Traditionally deemed as a adventure destination for mountaineers and trekkers, tourists are exploring the country’s rich cultural heritage, fascinating landscape and nature in recent year.
Travelers, who love soft adventure can explore cultural heritage of the three ancient cities of Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur situated at an altitude of 1300 meters with an area of 570 sq km. and nearly 2.2 million populations is home to the world class artistic and architectural heritage.
As the seven world heritage sites-Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar square, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Changunarayan and Pashupatinath are located within 20 km radius of the city, the tourists can explore the living cultural museum during their short stay in Nepal. The Pokhara valley, 200 km west of Kathmandu, is another popular destination of Nepal and Lake city provides ample opportunity of sightseeing of majestic panoramic views of the Annapurna Himalayan range, Fishtail (Machhapuchre), boating in the Phewa lake and fishing in garden of seven lakes.
Nepal, mentioned as the trekker’s paradise, offers once in a lifetime opportunity to visit remote parts of the country and get acquainted with lifestyle of its people. Trek in Nepal range from short ones to a couple of days and weeks, especially in the trekking season from September to May which depends on trekker’s interest, time and experience. Thousand of trekkers from around the world trek the most popular trekking region such as Everest region, Annapurna region, Helambu and langtang region, Mustang, Jumla, Dolpa etc.
In addition, Nepal considered an eco-tourism destination and a center of wildlife tourism and jungle safari, owning to its rich biodiversity. Nepal offers an opportunity to discover a large variety of eco system including plant spices, birds and animals, Chitwan national park designated by UNESCO as natural heritage site in 1984, is one of the success stories in wildlife tourism protecting one-horned rhinoceros and royal Bengal tigers including different spices of birds, mammals, Chitwan National Park, one of the top wildlife safari Destination of the world.