Travel to Nepal in a nutshell - Introduction
Nepal is a landlocked republican nation in South Asia. It is bordered by the Tibet to the northeast and India to the south and west. The Himalaya mountain range runs across Nepal's north and western parts, and eight of the world's ten highest mountains, including the highest, Mount Everest are situated within its territory.
Nepal therefore is most visited by high altitude trekkers and mountaineers and other adventure enthusiasts of high altitude adventure.
Besides the adventure Nepal is a known pilgrimage destination. Lumbini in Nepal is visited as part of Buddhist Circuit covering Gaya, Bodhgaya, Sravasti, Nalanda Rajgir etc in India. Nepal is also a base for doing the Kailash Mansarover Pilgrimage in Summer where devotees cross into China Border for visiting the holy pond and is considered most remote, arduous and challenging physically of all Hindu Pilgrimage destinations. Nepal is also home to pilgrimages of Pashupatinath and Muktinath.
Nepal for its sheer proximity and connectivity to Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata in India is a popular honeymoon and flight getaway destination especially Kathmandu, Pokhra (Hill station) and Chitwan (Wildlife and Bird watching).
Nepal is also a popular corporate getaway destination especially sectors around Kathmandu area which are just a hop away from Delhi and Kolkata.
Nepal is renowned for its Himalayan views and a laid back character. Except Kathmandu, most of the remaining areas of Nepal have a rural character and are remote in nature and have a relatively difficult road access.
Stay Duration - Nepal may geographically look like an extension of India but it actually is a destination on its own and based on area of interest can attract stays fro 2 nights to 10 nights..