This Himalayan nation is a juxtaposition of ancient civilizations and modern expeditions, spiritual awakenings and cultural discoveries, indomitable mountains, and lush impregnable jungles, home of the valiant Gurkha warriors and the enlightened Buddha.
This Shangri-La is the dream of a wanderer come true with the unique topography of the country offering infinite possibilities from a trek to the Everest Base Camp to fly fishing in the swollen belly of the Karnali, parahawking with the Egyptian vultures while flying over the Annapurna range to diving off a 170 m high suspension bridge for the longest freefall in the world, jungle safaris on elephants to cycling excursions on single trails all made possible within a fortnight.
Let Nepal enthrall and surprise you. Let it unravel its secret, one ancient smile at a time. Nepal Tourism Board has declared 2018 as visit Nepal Year to promote and meet its target of 1.33 million tourist arrival by then.
“Nepal’s cultural landscape is every bit as diverse as its physical one.” – The No.1 Destination for 2016, Rough Guides
Home to eight out of the ten highest peaks in the world and a third of the 2400 kms of Himalayan range, Nepal is the decisive answer if the mountains call to you. Whether you want to attempt an arduous trek through high passes and astounding landscapes while enjoying the fabled Nepali hospitality or take a leisurely flight over the Himalayas for a bird’s eye view of the range, we can help you choose the right package to get up-close and personal with the giants.
Some of the popular mountain ranges of Nepal Are Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Api, Mahalangur, Makalu, Cho Yu, Kanchanjunga.
“It’s not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary, First Summiteer of Mount Everest
Nepal is a complex blend of ancient civilizations and diverse ethnicities, all unique in their composition and equally beautiful in its manifestation. From centuries old palaces and royal courts in Kathmandu to defensive forts designed on hill tops, from prayer flags on high mountain passes to hand painted Maithili art in the plains, from Pashupati, the holiest Hindu temple in the world to Lumbini, the birth place of Buddha, Nepal is a land of ancient myths and cultures. History is encapsulated here among modern amenities with seven world heritage sites in the capital alone.
“You will quickly discover that the 50-square kilometer of Kathmandu offers more culture than most cities 10 times its size.” – Huffington Post
Namaste, the Nepali greeting, means the light within me bows to the light within you. Since time immemorial, this corner of the world has been the land of pilgrimages where saints, sages and holy men come on a spiritual journey to faraway ashrams and saffron-robe clad monks perform prostrationkoras around stupas. This is the land of spiritual awakening and revelations, be it via meditation and yoga or through simple observations of lives lived fully.
"In Nepal, the quality of conversation is much more important than accuracy of the content. Maybe we get overexcited about information in England?" - Jane Wilson Howarth, Author
Combine your trip to Nepal with volunteering – your time, affection and care will create a ripple effect that will go beyond borders. Take the opportunity to facilitate development, growth, empowerment in the impoverished communities of Nepal. Don’t be a tourist, be a traveler and leave not just with pictures as mementos but smiles that will be forever etched in the faces of the people whose lives you have helped better.
“Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains.” ― Jeffrey Rasley, Bringing Progress to Paradise: What I Got from Giving to a Mountain Village in Nepal
Nepal has over nine National parks, three Wildlife Reserves, three Conservation Areas and one Hunting reserve spread over 23,919 sqkms. The varied topography and climatic variation means a vacation in Nepal can consist of birding in KoshiTappu Reserve, fly-fishing for Golden Mahseer in Bardai National Park, tailing the Royal Bengal Tiger on foot in Chitwan National Park and spotting River Dolphins in the Karnali River. Wildlife enthusiasts can choose itineraries based on their interests and inject a dose of culture, nature, outdoors or philanthropy to their trip as per their wish.
“A smooth grey boulder lifts its head to become a rhinoceros; a langur look-out hysterically grunts the alarm from the treetop as a tiger merges into the dappled scrub; and a menacing mantis makes her home in the makeshift bathroom and refuses to become a pet.” – Jane Wilson-Howarth, Author
From the flatlands of the Terai to the terraced hillside farms, the vertical landscape soars towards the snow clad peaks of the Himalayas, inviting you to share the adventure of this awesome landscape. Discover yourself in one of the world's last great wildernesses by joining us on an exhilarating and memorable biking adventure in the Himalayas or pedal at your own pace along hidden trails to traditional villages that breathe history into life. Hike through lush Shivapuri National Park atop the hills of Kathmandu or to the fort above Nagarkot for beautiful sunsets and sunrises over Langtang, Dhaulagiri and Kanchanjunga ranges. Experience the great outdoors of Nepal on foot or pedal-power.
“The best way to see Nepal, it has long been said, is to walk. Nowadays, however, mountain biking is also a serious alternative.” – Rough Guides
Adrenaline junkies rejoice! From the tallest, longest and steepest zip-line in the world to the longest free-fall dive, from sky-diving above Everest to paragliding above the Annapurna range, Nepal is a country of extremes. Pack for an action-packed vacation in the lap of the Himalayas.
Epic journeys against an epic backdrop - Nepal is a wanderers’ paradise. From the rolling countryside of terraced farmlands to seriously high-altitude treks on rock and ice through hair-raising passes, the Great Himalayan Trail combines 1700 kms of trails through the Himalayan nation. One can spend months on these trails taking one breathtaking view after the other.
“The Nepalese Himalayas is one of the world's greatest trekking destinations. It is a land of snow peaks and fluttering prayer flags, yak caravans and epic mountain adventures.” – Lonely Planet
Relish the hospitality, culture, dramatic landscapes and stunning mountain views while enjoying the comforts of lavish lodges. From private helicopter tours of the Himalayan range to champagne breakfasts at Everest Base Camp, clients who want to experience the best of Nepal in the lap of luxury have found the perfect partners in Responsible Adventures.
At Responsible Adventures we pride ourselves in creating awesome bespoke itineraries tailored to your needs. Select your experience and desired activities: we will take care of the rest.
A birders paradise, Nepal is home to record 872 species and 9% of the world’s total population of birds. Between the lush sub-tropical forests, grasslands and wetlands of the plains to the alpine deserts of the high mountains, there is plenty to keep a birder happy here. Over 400 species have been sighted in the surrounding hills of the capital alone but Chitwan National Park in the southern belt of Nepal remains the firm favorite with over 600 species recorded.
Considered to be one of the most elite adventure holidays in the world, Everest sky-diving will take you to the dizzying heights of 23000 ft for a free fall over the world’s highest peak in the world. Voted No. 8 in the ‘Best Adventure Events’ by CNN, sky-diving over Everest is once-in-a-lifetime experience that you cannot afford to miss out on. Or for a lesser thrill sky-dive over the Annapurna range in Pokhara, where you will leap from a height of 13000 ft for a freefall of a few terrifying seconds.
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Nominated in the category "Best in Mountain Environment" on "Virgin Holidays, Responsible Tourism Awards 2010, 2011"