Nepal is a unique destination for trekking, rafting, mountain-climbing or just relaxing and enjoying the sights. With eight out of the ten highest mountains in the world, Nepal is a great destination for adventurers and sight-seers alike.
There’s plenty to see and do across this colourful country, including many opportunities to live and volunteer in the bustling cities and quiet villages. Gain a fantastic experience you’ll remember for a lifetime by planning a trip to Nepal.
You’ll be visiting living history
Because Nepal is land-locked, it’s seen little outside influence over the last few decades. Trade has to survive on foot power, with porters having to haul heavy loads through mountains and from city to city. In this way, little has changed for centuries.
In Kathmandu, narrow passageways filled with local traders make up colourful neighbourhoods which seem to have jumped straight from history.
The ancient royal capitals of Patan and Baktapur are also well worth exploring, as is all of the greater Kathmandu valley. A visit to Nepal is a visit to a variety of different time periods all in one trip.
You can see every type of landscape
Covering only 230km, Nepal goes from 71m in its southern regions to 8,850m at the very top of mount Everest. Within this country, you can see every type of environment imaginable.
The plains are home to wild animals such as rhinoceroses and elephants, while the forests contain lush plants and flowers for walkers. There are also stunning beaches, amazing cities and eight of the world’s highest mountains. What more could you ask for?
You’ll have the chance to make a difference
Nepal has plenty of volunteering projects available through companies such as Projects Abroad for anyone looking to make a difference in the developing world. Choose from teaching, care, medicine and much more and make the most of your adventure abroad.
A volunteer in Nepal will be able to live with a host family, giving them a real taste of what it’s like to live as a local. You’ll also have plenty of time spare to explore this amazing country and combine new experiences with a fantastic holiday break.
You’ll get to try some amazing food
In Nepal, there’s a dish for every traveller as the country has seen its fair share of visitors over the last 50 years. The culture of food in Nepal is varied, as Mongol traders from Tibet would typically meet with those from the Indian plains in years past to exchange spices, recipes and local produce.
From tourist haunts to local joints, there’s more than enough to provide for every taste.
You’ll get to see the world’s largest mountain range
The Himalayas are a truly breath-taking sight and visible from almost everywhere in Nepal. If you fancy a challenge, there are plenty of tours which will get you up close but they’re still a joy to behold from anywhere in the country.
The Great Himalaya trail encompasses a network of treks and trails across the mountains to form one of the longest and highest walking trails in the world. Walking the mountain range is one of the earth’s true adventures and you’ll be amazed by the breathtaking landscape.
A land of intrigue and mystery, Nepal has been called one of the top places to see before you die – so what are you waiting for? Historic sights, amazing landscapes and vibrant cities await in the country which is a constant source of inspiration for global sight-seers.