Welcome to the Himalayan
kingdom of Nepal, the incredible staircase to the top of
the world. Sandwiched between the vast Tibetan Himalayas
to the north, India to the south, the Indian Himalayas to
our east and west, Nepal is packed with romantic landscapes,
fascinating history, rich art and architecture, abundant
wildlife, adventure and picturesque views of Mount Everest
and the Himalayas. This is the land where Lord Buddha, the
greatest apostle of world peace was born (Lumbini), the only
place in the world where Hinduism and Buddhism co-exists,
a country where ancient and modern culture meet. If you are
keen for an exotic experience you'll find it here, in the
kingdom of Nepal.
What is Nepal like?
Thanks to the mighty Himalayas, Nepal enjoys the widest
range of altitude of any country in the world. Altitudes
vary from as little as 70m on the Terai plains to Mount Everest's
colossal peak at 8848m. As a result, our vegetation zones
include tropical, subtropical, temperate and alpine areas.
In these diverse natural environments an incredible range of flora and fauna
flourish, attracting nature lovers all year round. Nepal is an ornithologist's
paradise, with over 800 species of birds, including storks, pheasants, cuckoos
and enormous birds of prey. For those who prefer larger animals, a visit to one
of the National Parks could reward you with a sighting of our famous royal Bengal
tigers, bears or one horned rhino. You do not have to go far to see the monkeys,
many of whom live side by side with the residents of towns and villages! Neither
do you need to go to a museum to find evidence of Nepal's long and fascinating
history: it's all around you in the towns and villages that dot the Kathmandu
valley and lie hidden in the mountain ranges. Villages where everyday life still
follows long established traditions, and where time almost seems to have stood
The Nepalese are naturally a friendly, welcoming people. We enjoy meeting people
from around the world, and are proud to share our wonderful country with you.
Visitors to Nepal often return time and time again, drawn by the stunning scenery,
the warm and smiling people, the outdoor adventure and the special atmosphere
that pervades the clear mountain air.
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