Nepal, a remote yet popular destination has so much more to offer the traveler than splendid mountain scenery. It gives you the chance to step back in time and experience life amongst people who for the most part are like our ancestors from century’s ago, free from social, economy and political complications. It gives us a chance to explore the Himalayan farming villages, to see the true meaning of community and human sprit. To experience the happiness and generosity of these people who live without modern amenities. It’s truly a life amending experience, so far away from our modern world filled with high-tech gadgets and office blocks. A trip to Nepal will certainly alter your values of life and make you appreciate and respect the simple things. The Nepalese people can certainly teach you a lot about living and enjoying life at its most basic. Nepal is known as the ‘The Shangri-La’ land of peace and prosperity. It is promoted as a multi- tourism destination and a “The Trekkers Paradise”.
Many travelers come here to experience trekking in the Himalayas. The Himalaya is the line of the highest and most beautiful mountains in the world. The area evocates a sense of deep religion and cultural traditions and is home to an amazing diversity of people. A trek in Nepal is certainly a fore filling holiday. Nepal is a visual gallery of snow capped mountains, lush green forests, roaring rivers, peaceful lakes and the artistic temples. The fine natural scenery of Nepal lures many foreigners. Nepal has more than 61 ethic groups and 70 spoken languages. Nepal contains 2% of all the flowering plants in the world, more than 848 species of birds, more than 500 species of butterflies, 600 indigenous plant families and 319 species of exotic orchids. In Nepal there are many national parks, wild life reserves, hunting reserves and conservations area. With such diversity Nepal offers the tourist a rich and enlightening play ground where all your travel desires can be met.
Not only is Nepal the home to the mighty mountains, it also has a very diverse geography. The terrain ranges from glaciers, to lush jungles to the flat and dusty Terai. Your travel options in Nepal are endless. Even without going on a trek, there are enough places to see and the things to do to keep the traveler occupied for several weeks.
Nepal’s religion is another main attraction for visitors. Many people travel here to experience and learn about Buddhism and Hinduism. There are so many beautiful temples and monasteries to visit. Mostly they are ancient places with amazing architecture, emanating peace and tranquility. By visiting the temples you can see traditional worship, rituals and sometimes animal sacrifice.
Not only does Nepal offer trekking, but also you can raft its beautiful and wild rivers, mountain bike the trails, fly with the eagles while paragliding or just enjoy nature watching in one of its many national parks. Nepal offers something for everyone. There are places in Nepal where you can ponder life as you watch the sun rise over the Himalaya, the mountains appear so close you feel like you can touch them and eagles soar at your eye level.
Not only is Nepal a naturally beautiful country, it also offers a diverse range of culture belonging to its many ethnic groups. Trekking in Nepal allows you to witness the traditional and vastly unchanged way of life of the different ethnic groups who inhabit the region. It really can be a life changing experience as you can see how much in our everyday lives we take things for granted, compared to the lives of these simple people who live in a very complex society of castes systems and religion.
Of course no trip to Nepal is complete without bring back a memento two. Soak up the atmosphere in Patan, Kathmandu and Bhaktapur Durbar squares and indulge your senses with beautiful handicraft, silks, pashminas, teas, spices and exquisite art work on offer. Take home a memento of Nepal’s culture with you.
For the traveler Nepal is an all round adventure paradise. It has a beautiful and diverse place. In many senses it is still a growing and developing country, embracing modernity in one hand and firmly holding on to its traditions and culture an the other. It’s like a bright, colorful melting pot where you can loose your sights and sense. Many visitors leave Nepal feeling as if they have gained many life long friends and have a change prospective of life. Nepal is such a mystical and tantalizing country where many visitors return time and time again to delve into its rich treasure chest of life, culture, religion and nature.
Nepal has so much to offer so why not make it your next travel destination and allow us at ATC to help make the most out of your journey in Nepal.