Nepal is an independent country landlocked between Tibet (China) to the north and India to the south, east and west. A land of diverse topography, climate, ethnicity and biodiversity, Nepal is a country of amazing extremes. The world's highest peaks including the mighty Sagarmatha (Everest) tower over the terraced foothills sparsely populated by over 36 distinct ethnic groups. Thick jungles where elephants, rhinos and tigers roam. White-water rivers cascading from their glacial origins high in the Himalayas. A personal Shangrila awaits every visitor who travels to this enchanted wonderland !
The Kathmandu Valley
The exotic valley of Kathmandu is surrounded by green hills above which, to the north, tower the mighty snow-capped peaks. Three main cities of great historic and cultural interest Kathmandu (the capital of Nepal), Patan and Bhaktapur house numerous shrines, temples, palaces, squares and ageless sculptures making Kathmandu a living museum.
Nagarkot and Dhulikhel: Within an hour's drive from Kathmandu, these famous hill stations are well known for the magnificent views of the himalayas, terraced hills and valleys. Overnight stay can provide equally rewarding views of sunrise and sunset. There are several day hikes possible from these places.
One of the most picturesque places of Nepal, the beauty of Pokhara is enhanced by lovely lakes and stunningly close views of the magnificent Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and the Annapurna mountains. A perfect getaway for vacationers, Pokhara is also the starting point for some of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal.
Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha is located in the western terai (plains) of Nepal. The age-old Ashoka Pillar, remnants of old monasteries and palaces and images of Mayadevi, Buddha's mother, are some of the major attractions.