Sure, you can see mountains on every continent, but there is nothing like the Himalayas. These mountains are the highest and largest in the world. Their majestic peaks, their incredible heights, and their scenic beauty is second to none. When people come and see the Himalayas, they want to come back again and again.
Nepal is home to over 100 different ethnic groups that live together in peace and harmony. Each of the local cultures has their own dress, food, dance and language. The people of Nepal are friendly and helpful, and love visitors. They are proud to show off their culture as well as being proud to explain their traditions to the world.
Nepal is home of the world famous Gurkha soldiers, who are the most highly decorated soldiers in the world. They come from the mountains of Nepal, and even though they are noted for their fierceness, you will find them friendly and helpful.
Imagine taking your significant other to the shores of a mountain lake? Think about having a picnic lunch by a secluded waterfall? Nepal has been a place of romance and love for centuries. Our temples are engraved with images from that famous book here in Kathmandu. Nepal is definitely for lovers.
There is plenty of adventure activities to choose from. Raft a Himalayan mountain stream, climb a mountain (we have over 6,000 to choose from), look for tigers in the jungles or catch a rare glimpse of a snow leopard at great elevations. It is all there for you to discover.
From aquamarine to rubies, Nepal has long been famous for its gemstones. Find the perfect ring, made by craftsmen as they have for centuries in the mountains.
Everyone pretty much knows that Mt. Everest is located in Nepal. But did you know that eight of the 14 highest peaks in the world are in Nepal. From mighty Mt. Everest to Annapurna I, these mountains are all over 8,000 meters in height. Only Nepal can boast of having so many to choose from.
The city of mystery, it has drawn visitors for centuries. Wander its narrow streets, look over its temples, discover hidden places to eat and more. It is a wonderful place that keeps people coming back again and again.
Count them, there are seven just in the Kathmandu Valley alone. The Kathmandu Valley has the largest concentration of world heritage sites in the world, highlighting the cultural and religious elements of Nepal.
No other country in the world has as many religious and legal holidays as Nepal. We have over 50 official ones a year, and there is always a festival going on some place in the country! We celebrate not only Hindu and Buddhist holidays, but also Christian and Muslim. When it comes to religion, you will find Nepal to be open and multi-cultural.
Nepal is the only country in Asia where Gay and Lesbian visitors and residents can legally marry.
Lord Buddha was born in Nepal and his birthplace is a World Heritage Site in western Nepal. It is considered one of the four most important places for any Buddhist to visit in the world. Even the infant Buddha’s footprint has been preserved in the rock where he took seven steps at the time of his birth.
The most beautiful city in Nepal is located on the shores of Fewa Lake which reflect the incredible mountains of the Annapurna Range.
We invented trekking. Walk through beautiful valleys, up mountain paths, across glaciers and more, you will find thousands of kilometers of trails to choose from. Everything from remote locations to the most popular routes, you will find them in Nepal.
In recent years, Nepal has become a popular place to do rafting down a mountain river. From lazily traveling down a river in the Terai to a Class IV+ rushing mountain stream, you will find what you are looking for.
The land of Nepal is noted for its yoga centers, where you can learn from certified gurus who can train you in the traditional ways of the mystical culture of yoga.
Many people come to study the ancient ways of Hinduism and Buddhism. The Himalayas are noted for its spirituality, and people come here to learn from priests, lamas and gurus who will teach the ancient wisdom of the Himalayas.