Sightseeing

An Overview

Nepal is full of surprises. It is a land of ancient history, medieval architecture, vibrant cultures, hospitable people, diverse bio-diversity and pristine landscapes. Located between China and India, Nepal boasts a fantastic array of attractions for tourists. It is a land of geographical extremes. Lord Buddha was born 2,500 years ago in this land of Mount Everest. Recorded history of Nepal begins with the Lichhavis who came to power in 400 AD. With them the nation began to prosper in art, culture, painting, architecture and sculptures. The Mallas who succeeded them gave a new turn to this prosperity by transforming the small Kingdoms of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur into "Open Air Museum of Art and Architecture".

Endowed with bountiful of natural beauties, high mountains, flora and fauna and myriad bio-diversity, Nepal is probably among one of those places on earth where seven heritage sites are located within the radius of twenty kilometer. Whether it's adventure, wildlife or cultural, tourism coexists everywhere from unknown village in the fringe of Nepal-Tibet border to a small village in the national park bordering India where Royal Bengal tigers and wild elephants travel freely between two countries. The elevation of Nepal ranges from 60 metre above sea level to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8,848 metre, all within a distance of 500 km with climatic conditions ranging from subtropical to arctic. In fact, 8 out of world's 14 tallest mountains above 8,000 meter lie in Nepal including the world's tallest pointthe summit of Mt. Everest ( 8848 m). In over dozen of National Parks and Conservation Areas you can find everything from snow leopard to Great One-horned rhinoceros.

Nepal is a land for all seasons and for all reasons. If it rains heavily in Pokhara, Annapurna is rain shadow area where you can make trekking even during the rainy season. Round the year the exciting adventure activities like mountaineering to trekking, white water rafting, jungle safaris, biking, para gliding take place in Nepal. And, delightful and colorful festivals never cease to amuse people throughout the year.

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