Sandwiched between the sweltering expanses of the Indian subcontinent and the high altitude realms of the Tibetan plateau lies the kingdom of Nepal, a place of stunning beauty, vast untamed wilderness, and soaring Himalayan peaks. Its crowning glory, known to the Sherpa people as ‘Chomolungma’ or ‘mother of the world’ towers above them all… the Everest.
Take a trip through the brick façade buildings and maze-like streets of Kathmandu. Every turn will bring new colours, new smells, and new smiles. Marvel at the monkey-covered temples and intricately carved pagodas at Durbar Square.Take a cycle rickshaw to the Boudhanath Stupa at night and see it illuminated with the glow of thousands of candles as you spin the prayer wheels. Hop over to Pokhara and take in the views from the World Peace Pagoda before taking a boat across Phewa Lake and sit in a café with a cup of chai and ponder.
Nepal is a hiking mecca and offers infinite opportunities to explore the stunning terrain. The popular Everest and Annapurna regions boast some of the most breathtaking natural beauty on the planet. Spend the day trekking, sharing your route with buffalo and yaks, and gazing out upon a sea of endless snow-white peaks. Tattered prayer flags cling to crumbling shrines, curious children giggle and wave, and light-footed locals move effortlessly across the steep terrain. At the end of a hard day on the trail, you can reward yourself with hot ‘Dal Bhat’ and steaming cups of yak butter tea (an acquired taste, we admit).
Nepal also offers fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities and those venturing south can experience jungle safaris atop lumbering elephants. Peek through the dense jungle and be rewarded with sights of sloth bears, crocodiles, gharials and rhinos. Southern Nepal is also home to the Bengal Tiger and lucky explorers just might catch a glimpse.
Ultimately, Nepal’s biggest asset is its people. As resilient and strong as the mountains, they are also overwhelmingly kind, generous, and passionate. In the wake of recent natural disaster, Nepal is truly on the mend, and with the crowds yet to make a return, there has never been a better time to experience the roof of the world.
Bamba Experience offers amazing adventures in Nepal. Discover the culturally super rich capital of Kathmandu, the highest peak of the Himalayas, the wild National Parks, and the delicious typical cuisine and friendly people. Travel to Nepal now!