Nepal is so famous for trekking and mountain climbing in the Himalayas that some people haven't even heard about the rich culture heritage and the dense jungles full of wildlife.? We recommend? you allow some extra days at the beginning or end of your journey to go on a wildlife safari, a cultural sight-seeing tour or go bungee jumping.
Tourism is the largest industry in Nepal, which is a win-win situation for both Nepalese and tourists. Nepalese people are friendly and hospitable having been nurtured in a culture where a guest is considered a god. Tourists are welcomed with a warmth and hospitality that draws many people back again and again to explore more of this charming land, so poor, yet so rich in natural beauty, scenic splendors and cultural heritage.
The jungles of Nepal were at one time luxurious hunting grounds for the feudal lords of India and Nepal to hunt tigers, leopards, rhinoceroses and sloth bears. Luckily the hunting stopped before all the animals became extinct, and a wildlife safari in this protected area is sure to bring spotting of an interesting array of animals and birds. It is interesting to learn about the indigenous Tharu community, who according to history have lived in this region since the first century AD.
The culture of Nepal is just as multi-dimensional as its landscape, positioned between powerful neighboring countries of China and India. Ancient history is interwoven with mythology and Hindu legend. Its chronology recounts grand kingdoms, invasions, conquests and encroachment from every side, resulting in the present day unique mosaic of caste, tribes and ethnic groups with their rich cultures manifested in their distinct traditions, languages, religions, festivals, music, dance, art and food.
Many areas of Nepal remain isolated, allowing you to travel back in time to the simple ways of life before machinery and technology entered our lives. The simplicity and innocence of people living in these remote areas, combined with their dauntless strength to live in such harsh conditions is extraordinary.
I did the above mentioned trip in December 2016. The trip was perfectly planned and everything went smoothly. The itinerary allowed for perfect acclimatisation, especially having two nights at Island Peak Base Camp. Tashi, the trekking guide for the trip picked me up at the airport and helped me through…Lukas
A friend and I worked with Annapurna Foothills Treks to be guided trekking on the Annapurna circuit from Besi Sahr over the Thorong La pass to Jomsom, with a guided climb of Chulu West on the way. Our trekking guide Dawa was outstanding all the way to Pisang, and provided…Craig
Our 14 day Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp trek, guided by Tashi was an outstanding experience. We enjoyed his local knowledge while making the trip a joy. From the trip's booking to departure from Nepal, all aspects of the trip were carefully organized and well executed-something we appreciated very…Kathy