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Enchanting Nepal

Nepal, country of Asia, lying along the southern slopes of the Himalayan mountain ranges. It is a landlocked country located between India to the east, south, and west and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north. Its territory extends roughly 500 miles (800 kilometres) from east to west and 90 to 150 miles from north to south.

The capital is Kathmandu. Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Mountain Highs - The Nepal Himalaya is the ultimate goal for mountain lovers. Some of the Himalaya’s most iconic and accessible hiking is on offer here, with rugged trails to Everest, the Annapurnas and beyond. Nowhere else can you trek for days in incredible mountain scenery, secure in the knowledge that a hot meal, cosy lodge and warm slice of apple pie await you at the end of the day. Then there's the adrenaline kick of rafting a roaring Nepali river or bungee jumping into a yawning Himalayan gorge.

Canyoning, climbing, kayaking, paragliding and mountain biking all offer a rush against the backdrop of some of the world’s most dramatic landscapes. Medieval Cities & Sacred Sites - Other travellers prefer to see Nepal at a more refined pace, admiring the peaks over a sunset gin and tonic from a Himalayan viewpoint, strolling through the medieval city squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, and joining Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims on a spiritual stroll around centuries-old stupas and monasteries. Even after the 2015 earthquake, Nepal remains the cultural powerhouse of the Himalaya; the Kathmandu Valley in particular offers an unrivalled collection of world-class palaces, hidden backstreet shrines and sublime temple art.

Nepal is also a great place to learn about everything from Tibetan Buddhism to how to make the best momos (dumplings). Travel Nirvana - There are few countries in the world that are as well set up for independent travel as Nepal. Wandering the trekking shops, bakeries and pizzerias of Thamel and Pokhara, it’s easy to feel that you have somehow landed in a kind of backpacker Disneyland. Out in the countryside lies a quite different Nepal, where traditional mountain life continues at a slower pace, and a million potential adventures glimmer on the mountain horizons.

The biggest problem you might face in Nepal is just how to fit everything in, which is one reason why many people return here over and over again. Jungle Adventures - South of Nepal's mountains lies something completely different: a chain of wild and woolly national parks, where nature buffs scan the subtropical treetops for exotic bird species and comb the jungles for rhinos, tigers and crocodiles. Choose from a luxury safari lodge in central Chitwan or go exploring on a wilder trip to remote Bardia or Koshi Tappu, stopping en route to visit the birthplace of Buddha on the steamy plains near Lumbini. Whether you cross the country by mountain bike, motorbike, raft or tourist bus, Nepal offers an astonishingly diverse array of attractions and landscapes.

Countries
Nepal
Things to do
  • Temples
  • Trekking
  • Villages & Day Hikes
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Adrenaline Rushes
  • The Sacred & the Spiritual
  • Getting Off the Beaten Track
  • Himalayan Views
  • A Life of Luxury
Cuisine
  • You can eat like a king in Kathmandu and Pokhara, where restaurants offer a world map of cuisines, with dishes from Tibet, China, India, Japan, Thailand, Mexico, Italy, France and the Middle East.
  • The staple meal of Nepal is daal bhaat tarkari – literally lentil soup, rice and curried vegetables. It's a tried and true fuel to keep you trekking, all day, every day.
  • Famous food in Nepal - Dal Bhat, Momos, Newari Cuisine, Sel Roti, Thukpa, Gorkhali Lamb, Dhido or Dhindo, Samosas, Pani Puri, Lassi, Everest Beer etc.
Costs
  • Budget: $50–150
  • Budget hotel room in Kathmandu: $15–25
  • Room, dinner and breakfast in a trekking lodge: $12–15
  • Midrange meal in Kathmandu: $7–10
  • Midrange hotel: $25–80
  • Trekking porter/guide: $17/25 per day
  • Organised camping trek: $60–80 per person per day
  • Mountain flight: $199
  • Private car hire with driver: $80 per day
Visa
  • Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal.
  • As per the Nepalese immigration, Indian nationals traveling to Nepal must posses any one of the following documents- Passport, Driving License with photo, Photo Identity card issued by a Government Agency.
  • Tourist Visa 'On Arrival' is the only entry visa to Nepal
Season to Visit
  • March
  • April
  • October
  • November

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 04 Days - 07 Days

Known For
  • Old Kathmandu
  • Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek
  • Bhaktapur
  • Chitwan National Park
  • Bodhnath Stupa
  • Views from Pokhara
  • Lumbini – Birthplace of the Buddha
  • White-Water Rafting
  • Nepal’s Fantastic Festivals
  • Swayambhunath
  • Patan
  • Momos
  • Langtang Valley
  • Bandipur
Areas to Visit
  • Kathmandu
  • Pokhara

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