With its truly awe-inspiring snow-capped giants and delightfully charming people, beautiful Nepal is home to monasteries, yaks and eight of the world’s highest mountain peaks, including the worldrenowned Mount Everest.
This landlocked country is bordered by China and India, with the iconic Himalaya running across the northern and western part of the country. From the low jungle plains of Terai, home to the royal Bengal tiger and the greater one-horned rhino, the land begins to gently rise through hills chequered with fertile terraces, small villages and ancient cities.
It then steepens and merges into massive walls where trees cease to exist and snow and ice begin. Even higher, the ragged landscape culminates in Sagarmatha, Goddess Mother of the World, the gigantic Mount Everest.
Nepal is a land where deities mingle with mortals and strange legends follow yak caravans down from the mountain passes to become a part of the Hindu folklore.