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Overview of Nepal

Nepal is located in South Asia and shares territorial borders with India and China. It has an area of 147,181 square kilometers and a population is approximately 30 million. Kathmandu is the nation’s capital and the country’s largest metropolitan city. Nepal is a Secular State which is geographically, religiously, culturally, ethically, and linguistically diverse with a wide range of amusements and an unbelievable panorama. Nepal is a popular destination in the world for trekking, mountaineering, whitewater rafting, wildlife safari, and other many different adventure activities due to its extremely high Himalayan ranges and wonderful biodiversity.

Nepal is one of the best countries in the world for a cultural and historical tour with its long history, fascinating art, and distinctive and varied architecture. Nepal’s natural beauty and typical tradition and culture are widely famous for their uniqueness and charm to the world. Nepal travel is an exciting jumble of fascinating land of ancient history, vibrant colorful culture, and tolerant people. Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position, wonderful gift of nature, and altitude variation.

Very few countries in the world can offer as many varieties of adventure tourism packages as Nepal. Of the 14 peaks above 8000m in the world eight are located in Nepal. It is the land of Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest, 8848m), the highest peak in the world, and other 1310 mountain peaks. Other peaks in Nepal are Kanchenjunga, Cho-Oyo, Makalu, Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lhotse etc.

Trekking is by far the biggest tourism industry in Nepal attracting climbers from all over the globe. Nepal trekking presents walking around, the ground of yaks and yetis, Stupas and legendry Sherpa, the most outstanding celebration escapade trekking in Nepal onward and travelers target with remarkable countryside side, the summit of the highest mountains on the globe, snow white Himalaya passes, glaciers and ice falls, superlative Himalaya landscapes and remote framework.

Nepal has a wide range of the earth’s topography

Nepal is a country of exceptional biodiversity and a beautiful natural environment. In Nepal, a wide range of the earth’s topography and climate zones include a diverse range of ecosystems from the tropical jungles of the Terai to the arctic conditions of the Himalayan highlands. Nepal has the most magnificent sceneries in the world and a great variety of flora and fauna. Nepal is home to 167 pieces of mammals, 50 amphibians, 130 reptiles, 863 birds, and more than 6000 pieces of plants.

Nepal’s 20 protected areas cover 23.23 percent of its land. Its 10 national parks, three wildlife reserves, six conservation areas, and one hunting reserve cover various geographical locations from the sub-tropical Terai jungles to the arctic Himalayan region. Two of Nepal’s natural areas are listed by UNESCO as Natural World Heritage Sites namely Chitwan National Park and Sagarmatha National Park. Lots of conservation areas as Sagarmatha Conservation, Langtang National Park, and Annapurna Conservation Project, etc. have been successful to preserve rare and endangered species of wildlife and vegetation abundantly.

Nepal is the land where Gautam Buddha was born – Buddha, the symbol of peace. Nepal is a “paradise on earth” due to its typical culture, hidden traditions, people unique ethnicity, and custom. Nepal is rich with many temples and historical palaces full of architectural interest that display great craftsmanship and artistic ingenuity. Numerous religious and social festivals are celebrated all year round and are part of the rich, religious and traditional heritage of people from this part of the world.

Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan, etc are culturally and traditionally important cities for observing the Nepalese diverse religions. Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Christians, and people of other religions live together here in perfect harmony.

Nepal has various racial and ethnic communities

Nepal has a composite population stemming from various racial and ethnic communities. Nepalese people are renowned for the welcome and hospitality they offer to visitors and it is often this experience that people remember more than any other. Nepalese are naturally friendly, welcoming people.

We enjoy meeting people from around the world and are proud to share our wonderful country with you. Despite unlimited common grounds shared with neighboring India and China, the people stand in a world of their own, offering a stray from the routine of everyday life for visitors who come here seeking a break. The varied mosaic of various races and ethnic groups has given Nepal its distinct character and culture.

Nepal’s climate varies with its topography. It ranges from tropical to alpine depending upon the altitude. The Terai region which lies in the tropical southern part of the country, for instance, has a hot & humid climate. The mid-land regions are pleasant almost all year around although winter nights are cool.

The northern mountain region, around an altitude above 3353 m has an alpine climate with a considerably lower temperature in winter as can be expected. In the north, summers are cool and winters severe, while in the south summers are tropical and winters are mild. Even in December and January, when winter is at its severest, there are compensating bright sun and brilliant views.

Nepal offers the best wildlife safari

Some places of Nepal have yet remained unspoiled or untamed; that is full of wilderness ecological and cultural museums. The Jungle Safari tour in Nepal is a great way to relax and discover the best of viewing the flora and fauna and the original local people and culture along with watching wild animals and scenery. Nepal is a predominantly rustic society and its prosperous culture and ethnic diversity are best experienced in its villages.

The country is recognized as a beautiful, sociable, and tranquil destination for village tourism. The prominence of Nepal is admired for hiking which endows with impressive sights of the mountains and the profound valleys.

There are several options when exploring the heights of Nepal including trekking, rock climbing, Cannoning, kayaking, paragliding, mountain biking, Peak climbing, and mountaineering. Some visitors to Nepal come not just to witness the beautiful scenery but to expand their minds and spirit and there are courses in meditation, yoga, and massage available in many of the towns and cities in Nepal.

Nepal travel proves to be a great experience and adventure you will have an unforgettable and exciting time, with memories to treasure for years to come. Nepal can be perfect for people with long or short-duration holiday visits. So now is the time to brace you for the breakaway to experience the most amazing and adventurous Nepal with exhilarating exploration.

Outdoor adventure sports in Nepal

Nepal comprises relaxing and enjoying outdoor activities full of pleasure and fun. Nepal is an adventurous Himalayan country to offer you several sports opportunities adventurously. All the adventure outdoor sports activities like bungee jumping, paragliding, zip flyer, mountain flights, white water river rafting, jungle safari, mountains biking, canoeing, rock climbing, etc are extremely popular open-air sports among the tourist traveling Nepal besides trekking and tours.

You can experience some of the most physically and mentally challenging action sports in exotic destinations of incredible Nepal. These outdoor activities have brought into view the importance of various places helping their subsequent developments. Adventures in Nepal also provide travelers to experience the best tour and pleasure of adventure leading to explore door to door first hand. Adventure sports outdoors in the country can be organized in all seasons.

Sightseeing tour in Nepal

The sightseeing tour is full of history, fascinating art, and distinctive and varied architecture. Nepal’s natural beauty and typical tradition and culture are widely famous for their uniqueness and charm to the world. Nepal has been a dreamland for tourists for a long. Nepal invites welcomes and bewilders visitors.

Nepal is one of the best countries in the world for a cultural and historical sightseeing tour with its long history, fascinating art, and distinctive and varied architecture. Nepal is a popular destination in the world for trekking, mountaineering, whitewater rafting, wildlife safari, and other many different adventure activities due to its extremely high Himalayan ranges and wonderful biodiversity.

Nepal has a composite population stemming from various racial and ethnic communities. Nepalese people are renowned for the welcome and hospitality they offer to visitors and it is often this experience that people remember more than any other. Nepal is a predominantly rustic society and its prosperous culture and ethnic diversity are best experienced in its villages.

Nepal Sightseeing tour proves to be an eccentric tourist’s paradise in every sense of adventure, Himalayas, river, religious, wildlife sanctuaries, monuments, Temples, museums, cultural and world heritage sites.

Nepal is well known for some of the most spectacular, exciting, and breathtaking sights that nowhere can be found in the world. Our specific Sightseeing program provides its visitors an opportunity to observe many rich Nepalese cultural traditions, a unique artistic world, and history as well.

Q. What is Nepal known for?

Nepal is known for Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, spectacular natural beauty that can be seen in its land, especially in hilly regions. Nepal is a country of exceptional biodiversity and a beautiful natural environment.

Religious tolerance is ever present with a vast variety of gods and goddesses, numerous temples, Stupas, and monasteries, and depicts the deep faith of the people. It is an eccentric tourist’s paradise in every sense of adventure, Himalaya, river, religious, wildlife sanctuaries, monuments, Temples, museums, cultural and world heritage sites. Also, it is the home of brave and legendary Gurkha Warriors. It is also known as a country with abundant Natural Water Sources.

Q. Why Trek in Nepal?

Largely inaccessible by road, combined with the well-worn foot tracks developed between villages over centuries, makes trekking in Nepal the best way of seeing the Himalayas. It is a chain of the highest and youngest mountains on earth and it encompasses a region of deep religious and cultural traditions and an amazing diversity of people. The natural scenery, high mountains, incomparable cultural heritage, and numerous specialties have made Nepal a well-known destination in the world of tourism maps.

The most rewarding way to experience Nepal’s natural and world-famous attractions is to walk through the length, breadth, and altitudes of the country with unforgettable life experiences. Mt. Everest, Annapurna, Kanchenjunga, Langtang, etc are the magnificent mountains of Nepal.

Q. Can I trek or is trekking for me?

If you are reasonably fit and enjoy walking you will find a trek in the program to suit you. So anyone, with a pair of strong legs and the spirit for adventure to explore the exotic will enjoy the thrills of trekking in the hills of Nepal. Normally for weary trekkers, we have a list of short, easy, and exotic treks and for the experience trekkers, we offer a longer trek with lots of excitement and adventure. It is also worth remembering if we are tailoring your tour, you can choose the pace and direction of your experience.

Q. Are you a licensed trekking agency?

Yes, we are a licensed trekking agency. We have been organizing tours, treks, and expeditions for our valued clients for a long time and experience earned.

Q. When is the best season for the trek?

Nepal is, undoubtedly, a naturally beautiful country that enjoys pleasant weather around the year. We have two main seasons for trekking. The best months are September, October & November during the Autumn season, and March, April & May during the spring season are considered the best seasons for attempting trekking.

Q. Is a trekking permit required?
The government of Nepal no longer requires a trekking permit for Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and some other regions; however, conservation permits or National park permits are required for these regions. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal, where trekking permits are required. Trekking permits are issued very easily by the Department of Immigration Office in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Q. Can I obtain my VISA upon arrival in Nepal?

Yes, you can obtain your entry visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Besides, you can also obtain your visa at a consulate in your home country. The tourist visa shall be granted for a period of a maximum of 150 days in a visa year.

Q. Do I need a guide?

No matter how experienced and fit you are in outdoor adventures. It is important to have an orientation to a new area. Hiring a porter and/or a guide can add greatly to your trek experience in Nepal, especially if this is your first time, and if you are traveling on less frequented trails.

A qualified guide is a minimum safety requirement and can also enhance your enjoyment and understanding of the region as they double as companions and interpreters. If you decide to hire a porter and/or a guide, remember that you are their employer and thus should take full responsibility.

Tourists can also learn the lifestyle, culture, tradition, history, and nature of the country from our experienced guides. Besides that our guides also assist our guests on issues like first aid, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), emergency, rescue methods, etc.

Q. What sorts of Guides do you have?

Our guides are trained in first aid and know how to handle any situation. All our guides speak fluent English and are happy to share their deep knowledge of the country and beauty of Nepal with you.

Q. What about security during trekking?

The security of our clients is the foremost important for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Nepal Government. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.

Q. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips?
It is possible to change the day trip as per your request by consulting your guide.

Q. Where Can I get more information and maps?

A travel/trek guidebook is best for more information. Maps are available in bookstores around Pokhara, Kathmandu, and other popular places.

Q. What Types of Trekking can I do in Nepal?

You can go trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal in different ways from easy trekking to challenging ones where you can stay in a locally designed simple Tea House via Tea House Trek and Camping Trek, Our experienced staff created a Tent. Tea House Trek – is a trek during which at the end of each trekking day you stay overnight in Tea Houses. Tea House is a combination of guest houses, restaurants, and social hang out.

Q. What is the best time for trekking?

Since Nepal is a country of diversification with its geography and climate, a nature lover can always make it his destination for trekking year-round. Normally four seasons are considered in Nepal, each of which has its particular attraction to offer. The best time for trekking is autumn (October-November) and spring (end of February-April). Short treks and some Tea Houses treks can be done during the winter season as well.

Q. What type of insurance should I have? Can I get there?

Check you’re insurance and whether you have both medical and evacuation insurance. You should be careful in choosing a policy, however, as some make special exceptions for adventure travel. If you need that just for the trip tell us and we help you. That means you can get here as well. But it is better to arrange your insurance in your country before traveling.

Q. What will be done if I suffer from altitude sickness or any kind of sickness?

Our guides are trained to spot any signs of altitude sickness and know how to deal with it. If the case is serious, you will be transferred to the nearby health post. If you will not be cured, you will be immediately taken to Kathmandu by helicopter and shifted to Hospital. Every client should have his insurance before coming to Nepal in case of an emergency.

Q. What is your cancellation policy and terms or conditions?

If our clients are unable to make their trip or want to cancel the trip from any difficult circumstances, Above the Himalaya Trekking takes 20% booking amount and this is nonrefundable. However, the Client can postpone their traveling date and can do different activities also. You check our terms and conditions page for the details.

Q. Is there an electricity Facility during the trekking?
Most of the Trekking areas like Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Dhaulagiri, Mustang, and Manaslu, have an electricity facility. You can charge your camera batteries.

Q. Is there any communication while we are trekking?

There are telephone facilities in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls and in Major cities of Nepal you can use your Cell Phone.

Q. What kinds of banking facilities are in Nepal?

Nepal has modern banking facilities and some international banks even have offices in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa, and Master cards are accepted in Nepal. In Nepal, we have also ATM facilities.

Q. Does Above The Himalaya accept credit cards?

Above The Himalayas, Trekking accepts American Express, Visa, and Master cards. When you are paying in Nepal, we kindly request you to pay in Cash as the bank charges for credit cards are quite high.

Q. Do you know how many hours we walk every day on the trek?

Trekking in the Mountain means, you must be in good health and physical condition. Most days have four to five hours of walking, but some days are up to seven hours.

Q. What’s the currency of Nepal?

Currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or in short NRS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Nepali Notes are 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees, and coins are rarely used.

Q. How to Enter Nepal?

To fly directly to Nepal from your home country, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. Alternatively, if you have time and enthusiasm, traveling overland to Nepal via India is an option. The crossing between Nepal and Tibet via Kodari is only open to organized groups but not to individual travelers heading north.

Q. How Should I dress during a trek?

The clothing you bring will need to allow for both the warmth of the days and the chill of the nights. While trekking during the day at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended. It’s always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothing with you though as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable.

Q. Do you provide any equipment while trekking?

All kinds of equipment required for your trekking or tours will be managed for you such as Ropes, Axes, sleeping bags, etc on the payment of nominal cost.

Q. Can I bring my medication with me?
Yes. Make sure to bring prescriptions and medications in their original containers to avoid customs inspection hassle.

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