The serenity and grandeur of Nepal attracts nearly half a million visitors each year. This small, ancient, land-locked country nestled between the two giants of India and China, is home to more than 28 million people, more than 110 ethnic groups, 120 spoken languages, and many religious beliefs.
From Nepal's sky high border with Tibet to the north, to the jungles of the Terai that buzz just above sea level to the south, Nepal offers the visitors varied and unique environments to explore. Nepal is the only country to have 7 (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites, situated within a 20 kilometer radius! After you have experienced ancient Kathmandu, you can take a day trip around the Kathmandu valley, spend a weekend in the jungle of Chitwan National Park (also a World Heritage Site), or trek deep into the Himalayas. Trekking options include: Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Sanctuary, Rara Lake (in Western Nepal's ‘Wild West’), or the seldom-visited Nymba Valley, to name just a few. And because of Nepal's diverse terrain and climate; from the world's deepest gorge (Kali-Gandaki) to the highest point on earth (Mt. Everest), one can explore this magnificent country all year round.