NEPAL - A WORLD OF ITS OWN
Nowhere in the world is the altitude variation so pronounced as in Nepal. The change in elevation is dramatic – from the soaring Mount Everest, the highest point on earth to flat Gangetic plains, which rise only a few meters from sea level. Nature has been kind to our small Himalayan kingdom. A peculiar and unrivaled ecosystem, it manifests itself within a span of a few hundred kilometers - from the icy cold Himalayan peaks to the sweltering tiger prowling plains. It is a treasure trove of natural wonders with eight of the fourteen highest peaks in the world crowned by the mighty Mt. Everest and home to the rare animals like the Royal Bengal tiger and the one horned rhino.
Strange, magical, mystical, invigorating, enriching - the list goes on. Snow clad peaks, rugged barren high altitude deserts, green terraced fields, rustic hamlets, lush green valleys and sprawling plains - the country has everything to satisfy the palate of a traveler. The land of the Buddha for a traveler looking for peace and serenity; home to the intimidating Mt. Everest for an avid mountaineer; rushing big volume whitewater for a river runner; a haven with several species of rare and distinct flora and fauna for an ardent nature lover.