A spiritual land of incredible natural beauty and cultural diversity, Nepal stretches from the towering heights of the snow-capped Himalayas to the lush jungles of the Indian plains. It contains eight of the world's ten highest peaks, including the hypnotic majesty of Sagarmatha (Mount Everest), which at 8,848 metres still lords it over the 'Abode of the Snows' (Himalaya in Sanskrit).
To the south of the Kathmandu Valley lie the subtropical plains of the Terai, home to tiger, rhino and the lush grandeur of Chitwan National Park, whilst the central valleys contain Nepal's rich cultural heritage. In bustling Kathmandu, Patar and the Nawari town of Bhaktapur you can find some of the greatest architectural monuments in the country, including the World Heritage temples of Durbar Square, and the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhunath (the Monkey Temple).
Blessed with a rich mix of Buddhist and Hindu traditions, Nepal is home to the largest Shiva temple in the world, as well as the birthplace of Buddha Gautama. The Everest and Annapurna circuits offer some of the best trekking anywhere on the planet, whilst the mysterious landscapes of the western Inner Dolpo region still proffer a land of shamanistic tradition and remote fortress-like settlements. Trapped in time, this is the domain of the elusive snow leopard and one of the highest inhabited regions on earth. A land of extraordinary adventure it is, quite simply, one of the world's most fascinating and beguiling countries.
The total trip was a unqualified success. This was our best experience with a tour company. They were very punctual and the guides were accommodating and informative. The service exceeded our expectations. The hotels were wonderful and the staff great. All forms of transportation were perfect and all were very polite.