Unforgettable Nepal

 

The landlocked Central Himalayan country of Nepal assails the senses with its myriad sights, sounds and scents. The towering Mt Everest and some of the other tallest mountains in the world offer countless unforgettable panoramic treats. Easy to see, why the ones who have an eye for nature and love the outdoors just can’t have enough of Nepal’s trekking and hiking trails. The winding streets with their colourful bazaars and shops seem to exude just a subtle hint of boho chic vibe – a throwback of sorts to the Hippy days! The country’s rich history and culture find reflection in the numerous old monasteries, temples and other fascinating landmarks making Nepal a much popular destination on the pilgrim trail. Yes, Nepal is truly the land of thousand temples. To put your finger on the local pulse, try to visit during one of the many cultural or religious events and festivals – there are more than 50 of them to take your pick from!

Bandipur

Bandipur

Midway on the road between Kathmandu and Pokhara you will discover the charming hilltop town of Bandipur. Once an old Newar trading post, Bandipur stands out for having both remarkably retained and beautifully preserved its rich cultural, historical, and architectural legacies. In the 18th century, following the conquest of the Kathmandu Valley, the obscure mountain village was transformed into a bustling trading post that grew in wealth and importance – traders came from Tibet with musk pods.

Mustang

Mustang

The last independent kingdom of Nepal, Mustang or Upper Mustang is a place of stark and sublime beauty. Trekking here can be both arduous and daunting but, it is a rare privilege, worth every bit of your time and energy for the pristine landscape, the spiritual energy, and the hardy, vigourous culture of its true mountain people. This spectacular hidden kingdom with its arid desert valleys, sandstone cliffs, and primal terrain, is one of the most protected, undisturbed, and preserved regions in the world.

Bardia

Bardia

A trip to Bardia, Nepal’s largest National Park and wilderness spread in the Terai, will reward you with superb wildlife-watching opportunities in an ambience surprisingly shielded from and undisturbed by tourism. The Bardia National Park protects vast areas of sal forests, grasslands, and savannah as well as one of Asia’s largest stretches of tiger habitat, making it an ideal habitat for many species of wildlife. Bardia is home to the endange red Royal Bengal tiger and the one-horned rhinoceros.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is like the heart of the country. It’s a city of contrasts, where the past and the present share a stormy relationship. Spectacular architectural masterpieces,

Nepal Valley

The fact that the entire Kathmandu Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site speaks volumes about its potency as a tourist attraction. Enveloping the cities of Kathmandu, Patan…

Central Hills

The extraordinary character of Kathmandu Valley usually dawns on you as you prepare to leave. Hugged by jumbled foothills, just about 6 roads seem to tortuously crawl out of the valley.

Western Hills

Geographically, the name Western Hills is a bit of a misnomer as this region is actually located right in the heart of Nepal and is west only to Kathmandu.

Eastern Terai

In many ways, the Eastern Terai is like a slice of India in Nepal. The way of life in this lush tropical region is remarkably similar to the Indian states of Bihar and West Bengal.

Western Terai

The Terai region of today is a far cry from what it used to be. The dense jungles have largely been cleared and the region has now turned into the most productive part of Nepal.

15C – 30C

April – September

 

Nepal’s climate varies with its altitude. It ranges from the tropical to the arctic. June – August is the monsoon season in Nepal.

Central Hills

The extraordinary character of Kathmandu Valley usually dawns on you as you prepare to leave. Hugged by jumbled foothills, just about 6 roads seem to tortuously crawl out of the valley.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is like the heart of the country. It’s a city of contrasts, where the past and the present share a stormy relationship.

Eastern Terai

In many ways, the Eastern Terai is like a slice of India in Nepal. The way of life in this lush tropical region is remarkably similar to the Indian states of Bihar and West Bengal.

Western Terai

The Terai region of today is a far cry from what it used to be. The dense jungles have largely been cleared and the region has now turned into the most productive part of Nepal.

5C – 23C

November – February

 

During winter, the weather is cool and the sky is clear with occasional snowfalls at higher elevations.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is like the heart of the country. It’s a city of contrasts, where the past and the present share a stormy relationship.

Nepal Valley

The fact that the entire Kathmandu Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site speaks volumes about its potency as a tourist attraction. Enveloping the cities of Kathmandu, Patan…

Central Hills

The extraordinary character of Kathmandu Valley usually dawns on you as you prepare to leave. Hugged by jumbled foothills, just about 6 roads seem to tortuously crawl out of the valley.

Western Hills

Geographically, the name Western Hills is a bit of a misnomer as this region is actually located right in the heart of Nepal and is west only to Kathmandu.