Nepal - Amazingly Diverse Geography
Nepal and Himalayas - the two names go side by side. Nepal is one of the smallest countries of the world but has the amazingly diverse geography, landscapes, culture and traditions, all of which can be appreciated on one of the many Himalayan treks. Nepal, situated in the lapse of might Himalayas, is regarded as Dev Bhumi the land of gods and world's two major religions Hinduism and Buddhism co-exists in perfect religious tolerance.
The rich tapestry of the cultural heritage of Nepal is synthesized in the Kathmandu Valley. The three ancient cities of the Valley-Patan, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur-represent an epitome of harmony in urban design, elegant architecture and refined culture. These cities pack a concentration of religious monuments unequalled in the world including UNESCO recognized World Heritage Sites.
Trekking in Nepal
Trekking in Nepal is one of the most popular activities for foreign visitors. Nepal has 8 of the 10 tallest mountains in the world and enough trekking routes to satisfy visitors of all ages and experience levels. There are easy treks for beginners -- including familes, children and senior citizens -- as well as moderate, strenuous and challenging treks ranging from less than a week to nearly a month long. There are even off the beaten path treks for trekkers eager to head to the most remote, least visited regions of Nepal.