Nepal is not only the country of Mt. Everest, but is also a proud owner of the eight out of the ten world's highest mountains. This beautiful nation is located between India and China. Being a home to Himalayas, Nepal offers one of the most fertile soils one will ever find. Surrounded by snow clad mountains, lush green valleys, highly dense forests, calm lakes, challenging treks and innocent people, Nepal becomes one of the 'must visiting place' more than once in life. The capital city, Kathmandu, which is also the largest metro city here, offers everything that a traveler would wish for.
Though simple in its lifestyle, Nepal has got few of the finest works of art and architecture. The temples are still preserved with their antique beauty, the statues and stupas are shielded well so that they do not get spoiled with time, the monuments, palaces and the forts still sing the history and the traditionalism of the culture is still breathing.
Apart from the built and the preserved beauty to see around, Nepal offers so much to do as well. One can test himself at various levels, starting from sky-diving to river rafting, rock climbing to skiing, trekking to bungee jumping, paragliding to Kayaking, and from Motorbiking to traveling on feet. It has just so much stored in its heart that one can forget his corporate life and can stay here forever and beyond.
The people of Nepal usually follow Hinduism. Being the birth place of Gautam Buddha, Buddhism is also followed with great dedication. But one gets amused and amazed at the innocence of the people when sees them following both the religions together. For one, they are unable to draw a line between both the religions and end up mixing Hinduism and Buddhism.
The concept of 'Ethnic-Tourism' is gaining a rapid momentum in Nepal. It is believed by the ministry departments that the natural beauty over-shadows the cultural beauty, barring the tourists from being one with the nation. To strengthen the traditions and culture, and to make the local people feel 'not-neglected', the focus has shifted to Ethnic tourism. And this has been done in a very creative way, by introducing many challenging treks like Numbur Cheese Circuit, Helambu Trek, Tamang Heritage Trail, that pass through the heritage villages, living histories, bright culture and blind beliefs.
Nepal can easily be called as 'everybody's dream', because it carries the magic to melt a person into its color so well that one forgets what his mood was when he first stepped into the nation. And when a person steps out, he feels himself married to this beautiful country.
1) During the months of April-May and October-November, there comes a unique sight of people hanging from the cliffs, as high as 400 meters sometimes, to harvest wild and delicious honey. This is a tradition passed onto generations that is still preserved and respected. This particular lot of honey is believed to do miracles to health and is therefore costlier than usual.
2) People in Nepal believed that death was actually visible and was embraced by people and celebrated.
3)Nepali classical music is so well organized and deep-rooted that its traces are found in 7th century inscriptions.