Nestled between India and China, Nepal is a landlocked country that is home to 80% of the Great Himalayas, the world’s highest mountain and the world’s deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki. Apart from its monumental and lush landscapes, Nepal is a melting pot of Buddhism and Hinduism and is famously known as the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, boasting a rich ethnic culture.
Dominated by the world’s highest mountain standing 29,029 ft above sea level, Mount Everest sits on crest of the Great Himalayas residing in Nepal, ascribing the country a trekking paradise. Venture on days of trekking to the Everest or Annapurna Base Camp accompanied by the views of the Khumbu glacier and the tallest Himalayan peaks with comfortable stays in tea lodges during the journey.
Nepal distinguishes itself as a living cultural museum of Tibetan Buddhism and Hinduism with its cultural wealth of stupas, shrines, temples, and monasteries in old city of Kathmandu and Patan. Explore a cultural pilgrimage to the UNESCO protected site of Lumbini temple where Buddha once lived and the ancient UNESCO city of Bhaktapur known as the city of temples and centre of the history of the great ‘Malla Kingdom’.
Wander off to southern Nepal where its landscape transitions to a lush tropical greenery and exotic wildlife the likes of Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinos and elephants resides in Chitwan and Bardiya National parks. Here, self-indulge in overnights at the luxury safari lodges for a quiet reprieve after an adventurous journey.
Nepal is best visited during March-May for the best of Spring and during Fall (October-November) for trekking where the air is cool and clear skies are plenty.