Nepal is a small landlocked country, sandwiched between India and China. Nepal not only has the world's tallest mountain, Mt Everest, but also 8 of the tallest ten mountains in the world. The landscape of Nepal is very diverse, often separated into three distinct groups: the mountainous Himalayas of the North, the low-lying Terai plains of the south, and the hilly region in the middle of the two. The majority of Nepal’s population lives in the hilly midlands, living off of agriculture and animal husbandry.
Despite its tourism and energy production potential, Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, with approximately a third of the population living below the poverty line. The civil war between the Maoist rebels and the government that took place between 1996 and 2007 severely hurt its economy and tourism industry. In 2008, the formal Kingdom of Nepal became a representative democracy.
Many tourists are surprised to find that Hinduism makes up over 80% of the population, with Buddhist at 11% given its Tibetan ties. In practice, many Nepalese will combine the two religions ideas and traditions throughout their life. Over 100 languages are spoken in Nepal, which speaks to its vast ethnic diversity. The different religious and ethnic groups live harmoniously together throughout Nepal.
The Everest (Solukhumbu) region of Nepal is amongst the most dramatic and picturesque regions in the Himalayas. The famous Sherpa people, whose lives in the shade of Mt. Everest and are interwoven with the teachings of Buddhism, are the main inhabitants of this region. They... Read more
The Annapurna Region is proving to be a popular tourist destination that provides a mecca of magnificent snow-capped mountains, sweeping glaciers, natural forests including rhododendron forests with untamed wildlife, a flora and fauna natural paradise with a wide diversity of people from many different ethnic... Read more
Langtang valley is one of the closest trekking destinations to Kathmandu, allowing easy access to visit one of the most beautiful trekking destinations in Nepal. Langtang valley combines magnificent cultural villages, Tamang Heritage trek, and Scenic Langtang valley with the holy lakes at Gosainkunda and the... Read more
Manaslu Trekking region is located near Annapurna region and offers some of the finest treks in the country. The heart of the Manaslu region is Mt. Manaslu (8163m), the eigth tallest montain in the world. Manaslu is covered in glistening glaciers, beautiful villages, and pitersque... Read more
Surrounded by northern snowy mountainous chains, Mustang is a fascinating destination for culture enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Although it opened for tourists in 1990, it never became overrun by tourists due to its remote location and somewhat expensive permits. But those that do chose... Read more
Mt.Kanchenjunga, standing at an astounding 8,586m, is the second highest mountain in Nepal, the third highest in the world, and arguably the most romantic. Located in the remote northeastern corner of Nepal, Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA) was created in 1981. In the Taplejung District, where... Read more
The little known and little visited Rolwaling valley region lies between the Langtang Range and the Everest Range. Trekkers are rewarded with enchanting views of majestic mountain scenery from Mt.Gaurishanker, Rolwaling Himal, Chobabhamre, Dorje Lakpa, Yalung Ri, and Pachharmo Peak. Explore the many hidden valleys,... Read more
This is an outstanding trek in the eastern region of Nepal, which offers a combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity. The trail follows the beautiful Arun River Valley, in the Makalu Barun National Park, crossing Shipton Pass at 4127 meters before... Read more
Nepal is one of the most renowned countries for trekking with its scenic village, massive hills, lush rhododendron forests, peaks and fantastic glaciers. There are many unidentified and unexplored areas in Nepal, as the majority of trekkers all visit the same regions: Everest, Annapurna, Langtang... Read more
Kathmandu Valley comprises the three ancient cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, which were once independent states ruled by the Malla kings from the 12th to the 18th centuries. The three cities house seven UNESCO World Heritage shrines altogether. These seven World Heritage Sites are... Read more