Plan an amazing trip to Nepal
At the crossroads of the legendary Silk Road, Nepal is a real paradise for those who love nature and wide open spaces. Welcome to the kingdom of majestic summits, snow covered peaks, and to Mount Everest - the roof of the world.
Here, Buddhism and Hinduism, the two principle religions rub shoulders harmoniously, and punctuate daily life. Nepal is a cultural jewel with a rich and consistently surprising heritage. In the Katmandu Valley, the visitor can discover thousand-year-old royal cities where ancestral traditions are still maintained. Bhaktapur and Patan’s Newar temples are jewels of red brick and wood sculpted architecture.
This is the land of heroic treks through the heart of the Himalayan range. Ten of the word’s fourteen highest peaks are found in Nepal. A range of possible itineraries is possible: from the Annapurna, the Everest base camp trek to the regions of Mustang and Langtang. Walking allows you to discover small villages and to immerse yourself, Sherpa culture and country life shaped by the seasons. Walking routes pass by several isolated monasteries where the traveller can experience a moment of Buddhist serenity.
Nepal is not as well known for its jungle, although it does have two national parks on the Teraï planes in the south of the country. Chitwan Park and the smaller, lesser known Bardia Park are a haven for the numerous species of wild animals in these protected natural spaces. These are the last refuges of the famous Bengal tiger, which can be seen (with a bit of luck) on safari through the lush jungle.
Nepal is a country to discover and savour without moderation.
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