Nepal is an epicenter of never ending festival and frolic that transcends from temporal to eternal world. For many, Nepal symbolizes as an ultimate adventure destination that is rarely found anywhere else in the world. And, for others, Nepal appears to be a Shangri-La – the Lost Horizon that has been far from reality clustered with deities and demons waiting for offerings. However, Nepal, in fact, is a country with diverse arrays of tourism products – a rare combination of mystic, mystery, mountain and merriment.
Guerrilla Trekking Trail has been launched recently, giving trekkers, the chance to retrace the guerillas’ footsteps. This trekking trail was used by Maoists during “People’s War’. The Guerrilla Trek, a two – week to four – week hike depending on the itinerary which stretches across central and western Nepal, is designed to draw in more foreigners as the Himalayan nation seeks to rebuild an economy through tourism.
The Government of Nepal has launched 1700 kilometer long Great Himalayan Trail. The trail begins near Kanchenjunga on the eastern border and heads west navigating the domains of eight of the world’s 8000 meters peaks, from the beautiful but lesser known Makalu to the famous Everest. It ends in Humla on the Tibetan border.
Nepal is now on the threshold of making a new constitution with a consensus from all political parties imbibing the spirit of democracy. All political parties have reiterated their commitment time and again for peace in the country assuring the tourism community for creating conducive atmosphere for doing business. Tourism is in the top priority of government of Nepal.
Nepal is all about the true feeling of hospitality; smiling people; festivals throughout the year; extreme adventure and air sports; meditation and may more.
Nepal; wedged between China in the north and India in the south, east and west, is a country of 28 million people. Though small in geographical size, Nepal has an astonishing diversity of sightseeing attractions in nature and culture. From the tallest mountain peak in the world to the thickest jungle in South Asia, Nepal has never ceased to amaze all those who have seen or heard about it.
Nepal is secular country with predominate confluence of two great religions, Hinduism and Buddhism. It is the land of Lord Buddha, symbol of world peace, who was born about 2550 years ago at Lumbini. With more than 103 ethnic groups and 93 spoken languages; Nepal is characterized as naturally pure and tranquil and culturally unique and diverse.
The Kathmandu valley represents a mosaic of Nepal’s rich cultural past and abounds in breathtaking architectural subtlety with 7 cultural World Heritage Sites within a radius of 20 kilometers. As Kathmandu valley is representational model of Pagoda, Stupa, cultural or architectural excellence, Pokhara a scenic town is a getaway into the lap of nature with close mountain views, lakeside experience and tranquil nature. Chitwan another tourism hot-spot is tally a jungle experience in the forest teeming with tropical wildlife.
While trekking, mountaineering and game watching have long been popular, an entire range of other possibilities have been explored in the recent years – trekking, mountaineering, sightseeing, cultural tour, jungle safari, pilgrimage tour, rafting, biking, fishing, rock climbing, paragliding, ultra-light aircraft, hot air ballooning, mountain flight, boating, poly treks, jet scooter, boating bungy jumbling, casinos and nightlife. The list is endless.
The Nepal Himalaya is crowned by 8 of the World’s 14 highest mountains including the jewel in the crown, Mt. Everest, standing tall at 88848 meter, the highest point on earth. That’s not all. More than 1300 of peaks are scattered across the length and breadth of the country.