Nepal is so famous for trekking and mountain climbing in the Himalaya that some people haven't even heard about the rich cultural 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. We strongly suggest you to put Nepal on top of your BUCKET LIST.