A repository of medieval art and culture is surrounded by terraced fields and green mountain walls above which tower the mighty snow capped peaks. Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal along with its twin sister cities of Lalitpur and Bhaktapur, is the ancient seat of Nepal's culture and history and can boast of many elegant historical monuments including all those that UNESCO has listed as world heritage sites, such as Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Changu Narayan, Kathmandu Durbar (palace) Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. There are also many beautiful and interesting places one can visit in the vicinity of Kathmandu valley like Kakani, Dhulikhel, Panauti, Namo Buddha, Timal Narayan, Palanchok Bhagawati, Charikot, Daman, Nagarkot, Dakshinkali and Budhaneelakantha.
Pokhara valley is one of the most picturesque spots of Nepal. Situated in the southern lap of the mighty Annapurna and Machhapuchhre, its beauty is enhanced by the beautiful lakes of Fewa, Begnas and Rupa. From Pokhara, visitors can see the magnificent view of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri. This is the starting point to many of the famous trekking routes like Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Dhaulagiri Base Camp and Mustang etc. LUMBINI Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace, harmony and compassions. It's the ancient center of civilization situated in the south of Kapilvastu. Lumbini is a treasure of archeological sites such as the Ashoka Pillar a remnants of an old monastery, image of Buddha's mother Maya Devi, defining the place as an important pilgrimage site for the Buddhist. Jungle Safari River Rafting Mountain Flight.
Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace, harmony and compassions. It's the ancient center of civilization situated in the south of Kapilvastu. Lumbini is a treasure of archeological sites such as the Ashoka Pillar a remnants of an old monastery, image of Buddha's mother Maya Devi, defining the place as an important pilgrimage site for the Buddhist.
Nepal is a small country of amazing bio-diversity with just 147, 181 sq km. The landscape comprises of lush tropical jungles in the Terai to highest mountains including a bit of Tibetan plateau in the west. This variation in altitude has allowed a variety of ecosystems: hot and humid jungles, valleys, forested hills, frozen peaks and high-altitude deserts. The majestic snow peaks tower just about 25-30 kilometers from the low-lying valleys known as Inner Terai. While tigers, bison gaur, chittal and one-horned rhinoceros wander the tropical jungles, snow leopards silently prey on blue sheep on the high mountain slopes.
Despite the rough and rugged terrain Nepal boasts her variety of linguistic, ethnic, and cultural traditions. Different ethnic groups have been living among these rugged ranges for centuries, with their own distinct dialects and language, costumes and customs, beliefs, faiths and character in perfect harmony. Nepal is a land of amazing extremes and every year more and more people come to explore the mountains, the rivers, the forests, the rich culture, and the traditional way of life of the Nepalese people unchanged by time. Nepal has it all- rich humor, warmth, natural beauty and traditional hospitality unchanged by time and untouched by so called modern civilization and much much more.
Geography and Climate
The collision of Indian tectonic plate against the main Asian continent gave birth to the Himalaya. The Himalaya and the mountains lying south to it appeared their present amazing form due to earthquakes, erosion and slides that took place over centuries. This tremendous variation in the altitude has also contributed significantly to geography, climate and ethnicity. The sub tropical plain of the Terai is hot, temperate in the inner valleys and frigid in the high mountain villages. The seasons are hot from April-Aug., cold from Nov.-Jan. and with two warm periods between Feb.-March and Sept.-Oct. Distinctively Nepal can be divided into three zones. The Terai is the extension of the plains of north India and is tropical, humid, receives the monsoon rain and records high temperatures. The middle mountain region known as the Mahabharata Range, that runs between 900-2,700 meters, which includes Kathmandu and Pokhara Valleys, is sub-tropical. The summer is hot and the winter is moderate. The higher mountains between 2,700-4,000 meters are more temperate and receive plenty of rain, fog, frost and snow. Above 4,000 meters, the Mountains are cold and more alpine in nature.