What to do in Nepal?
Nepal is a very diverse country which has more to offer than most people think. There is a variety of cultures and nature is very diverse. The people are always ready to help you and you will be amazed by their beautiful centuries-old traditions. There is a lot to do in Nepal!
Impressive mountain landscapes
For anyone who loves mountains, a trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas is a guarantee for a successful holiday. Nepal undoubtedly has some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes you will ever see. If you travel with us in Nepal, you can be sure of a spectacular, down to the last detail trekking. This is certainly the case in the more developed regions of Annapurna and Everest where you will spend the night in family-run teahouses. But also in the more remote areas, we make sure that at the end of the day a clean bed and a warm meal awaits you. Even if you don’t want to do a multi-day trekking, there are several possibilities to enjoy the beautiful mountain landscape with its snowy peaks during a tour.
Diverse nature & adventure
In Nepal there is more than the Himalayas. In the middle of the country there is a low mountain range. This stretches over the whole country from East to West. You can enjoy enormous slopes, valleys with steep walls and farming villages between terraced fields. The cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara are situated between these enormous hills. These hills are also suitable for adventure sports. Both in the Kathmandu valley and in the Pokhara valley you can do paragliding, zipflying and bungee jumping. The southernmost strip of the country is the Terai. This is a flat farmland with pieces of jungle that are protected in a number of beautiful national parks: Chitwan National Park, Sukla Phanta National Park, Koshi Tappu National Park and Bardia National Park. In these parks you can do a safari by boat, jeep or on foot. From the mountains the great wild rivers flow full of minerals and remnants of glaciers. The widest rivers originate in Tibet and cut right through the Himalayas. Some of these rivers are ideal for wild water sports such as rafting, canyoning and kayaking.
Beautiful culture & ancient traditions
Nepal’s fascinating culture is as varied as its nature. The whole culture is interspersed with religion: from Indian Hinduism to Tibetan Buddhism and from nature worship to shamanism. The beautiful thing is that these elements are interwoven with each other. Moreover, the indigenous Newari population mixes all these traditions with their own intense tantric rituals. The cultural richness in Nepal is due to the fact that Nepal was never colonized. Nepal is a country with a deep national and ethnic pride, a great appetite for great festivals, for splendor and with a very strong attachment to traditions.
Hospitable and diverse population
The diverse population consists of different ethnic groups such as Tamang, Sherpa, Gurung, Rai, Brahman, Chhetri, Newari, Tharu, Chepang,…. The people usually live in densely built cities full of Hindu temples and altars, in green villages full of terraces with rice fields and in small villages around Buddhist monasteries in the mountains. The Nepalese have a good international reputation: because of their friendly but idiosyncratic nature they are people with whom it is very pleasant to travel and who are a pleasure to meet. So it is definitely a must to stay in a homestay, do an activity with a local or with a local crew into the mountains. In our empathy travels there are several possibilities to get in touch with the locals. Moreover, Nepalese are fond of and very curious about Western children of all ages. Your children will not only be in the centre of attention, but will undoubtedly make some Nepalese friends as well.