Welcome to Nepal, a country that provides an unforgettable experience to tourists with even the most diverse interests. Nepal possesses the diverse variety of tourism attractions found nowhere in the world. Nepal is a natural and cultural heritage, a living museum and abode of gods. From the majestic heights of the Himalayas to the tropical jungle homelands of the tiger and rhinoceros, Nepal is a land of breathtaking diversity. And in the shadow of the tallest peaks, across the ridges and valleys of the central hills and through the hot Gangetic plains on the Indian border, the people of this mysterious kingdom form a rich and intriguing ethnic tapestry. Nepal is a land of superlatives, myths and legends.
It is home not only to the world’s highest mountain, Everest, but to no less than eight of the fourteen summits that rise above 8000 meters. These highlands also encompass some of nature’s remarkable sights: the world’s deepest gorge, as the Kali Gandaki River slices between Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna massif, unique habitats for elusive animals such as the snow leopard and Himalayan musk deer, and the icy tranquility of lakes such as Ra Ra and Gokyo held in the lap of gods.
Yet beyond its natural beauty Nepal is also the cradle of ancient civilizations that have produced sophisticated urban cultures and traditions of art and architecture. People by more than a dozen major ethnic groups, each maintaining their age-old customs and languages, this is an enigmatic land that revels in a seemingly bewildering diversity but still retains a harmonious national character.
Foremost in this character is the tradition of hospitality that touches the heart of every visitor. And accompanying this is a ubiquitous cheerfulness and enjoyment of festivities: whenever you visit this land of festivals you are likely to be caught up in one of the celebrations that throng the Nepalese calendar.