Nepal is a country in South Asia nestled in the lap of the Himalayan abode. To the south, west and east it is bordered by Indian states; to the North lies Tibet. It has a diverse topography from including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, snow clad mountains, including Mt. Everest, the highest point on the Earth. From the summit of Everest, the topography plunges to just above sea level at the Gangetic Plain on the southern border. This drop divides the country into three horizontal zones: the high mountains, the lush central hills, and the flat, arid Terai region in the south. Fast moving, snow fed perennial streams carves their ways through the hills and mountains in the north. This rugged topography has created numerous ecological niches to which different ethnic groups have adapted.
The geographical barriers have created diversity in language and subsistence practices. The result is a country with over thirty-six ethnic groups and over fifty languages.
Nepali culture represents a fusion of Indo-Aryan and Tibeto-Mongolian influences; the result of long history of migration, conquest and trade. Customs and traditions in Nepal differ from one part to another. A prominent factor in everyday life is religion, which adds much colour to the life of the locals. The diversity is reflected in their eating habits too.
Nepal has maintained its secular harmony with the co-existence of varying religious practices and faith such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Jainism, Sikhism, Bon, ancestor worship and animism. Ethnically, the diversity in Nepal makes room for various sets of customs. Most of these customs go back to the Hindu, Buddhist or other religious traditions. Among them, the rules of marriage are particularly interesting. Traditional marriages call for deals arranged by parents after the boy or girl come of age. The slaughter of cows is illegal in Nepal. The cow is considered a Universal Mother, symbolizing motherhood, charity, and pity. To respect it is to put into practice the concept of Ahimsa, which in Sanskrit literally means “non-violence”. Food habits differ from region to region and much of Nepali food has been influenced by Indian and Tibetan styles of cooking. The regular Nepali meal is daal (lentil soup), bhat (boiled rice) and tarkari (curried vegetables), often accompanied by achar (pickle).
Travelers do not have only one reason to visit Nepal but have a lot. Traveling to Nepal is the dream of a million people from all around the world for various reasons. Those who love trekking for them Everest, Annapurna and Langtang region are the best which offers challenging routes to the Himalayas with panoramic scenery of mountain peaks.
People who love to explore the historical city then Kathmandu city tour is suitable for them. This package takes you to historical and ancient places of Kathmandu valley and Bhaktapur where you can experience the ancient Nepalese art, culture, architecture, history, and lifestyle, etc.
People ask “Does heaven exist or not? For Nepalese it does exist in the form of a beautiful city Pokhara. Also, known as the city of lakes. Pokhara is truly the gift of nature which incorporates breathtaking views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt Dhaulagiri and Mt. Fishtail, beautiful Phewa, Begnas and Rupa Lake, naturally formed caves, high hillocks, temples and monasteries in overall Pokhara City Tour is a full package for travelers to enjoy nature and historical as well as religious places.