Volunteer Society Treks Nepal warmly welcomes you to the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. A wonderful blend of ancient history, vibrant culture and scenic grandeur, Nepal has long cultivated a rich and diverse society between two of the world’s largest and most ancient civilizations. It is one of the few countries in the world where you can escape from the materialistic mindset of western consumerism, yet still experience tourist services that make for a comfortable stay. Nepal is one of the most colourful and vibrant tourist destinations in the world because of the rich culture and tradition of its diverse ethnic groups, its centuries old monuments and shrines and its amazing natural landscape.
The majestic Himalayan mountain range is only a part of Nepal’s incredible environment. The elevation of the country ranges from 60m above sea level to the highest point in the earth, Mt Everest, all within a distance of 150km. This results in a climate that varies from a lush sub- tropical setting to one reminiscent of the Arctic. The rich cultural heritage of this country also offers an astonishing diversity of sightseeing attractions and adventure opportunities that canmot be found anywhere else on earth. Nepal is a country where Buddhists and Hindus have coexisted for centuries in total harmony. Lord Buddha, the ‘light of Asia,’ was born in Lumbini in Nepal’s southern plains, making Nepal a scared pilgrimage destination for all Buddhists. Likewise, the temple of Pashupatinath is Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine and one of the four most important sites in the world for Shiva worshipers. Numerous annual festivals are celebrated throughout the year in the traditional styles that highlight Nepal’s enduring customs and beliefs. A visit to Nepal is not only about discovering a new destination, but is also a way to understand a culture and way of life that may be vastly different from your own. Volunteer Society Treks Nepal offers you a way to discover both the beauty of the Nepali people, and the beauty of Nepal’s natural landscape.