A Nepal tour with Volunteer Society Treks Nepal is the best way to encounter this great Himalayan country.
Our Country, Nepal
Nepal is known for being the home of Mount Everest, but there’s much more to it than that. Surrounded by India to the south, east and west, and China to the north, Nepal is fiercely proud of its independence. Despite the superpowers to either side of it though, Nepal has forged its own dynamic blend of cultures and religion that set it apart from its neighbours.
Thanks to its unique geographical position, Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world for biodiversity. In an area of only 880km at its widest point, and 241km at its longest, the elevation ranges from 60m above sea level to 8848m at the peak of Mount Everest. Nepali people divide their country into three geographical regions: the Himalayas, the Hills, and the Terai.
For centuries, the Kingdom of Nepal was divided into principalities separated by natural borders of steep mountains and valleys. The country took shape as a unified whole only in 1768 A.D. when Prithvi Narayan Shah, King of Gorkha, conquered and united all of the states into Great Nepal. Kathmandu was, and remains, the capital of this ancient Kingdom.
VSTN Nepal Tour Packages
A Nepal tour will showcase the masterpieces of stonework in and around Kathmandu that date from the Kingdom’s founding. The ancient Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur are examples of the fine artistry of the age, and nearby museums provide additional historic and cultural context. Kathmandu city also holds two of the holiest pilgrimage sites in the country: Pashupatinath, sacred to Hindus, and Swayambunath, sacred to Buddhists.
No Nepal tour is complete without journeying out into the countryside from the capital though, and Pokhara is a top getaway. Nestled on a peaceful lake with views to the Annapurna range, Pokhara makes a perfect weekend escape from the city. Alternatively, animal lovers will find Chitwan National Park an ideal place for exploration. With the chance to walk, ride elephants, or drive through the jungle tourists are guaranteed to encounter many different animals in their wild habitats in the park.
Looking for a religious Nepal tour? Just a few hours from Chitwan National Park in southern Nepal is Lumbini, the site of the Buddha’s birth. In other parts of the country, too, tourists can visit both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites such as Janaki Temple, Manakamana Temple, Gosainkunda Lake, and Muktinath Temple.
Nepal is an adventure tourist’s paradise – trekking, rafting, bungy jumping, safari touring, mountain biking, and so many more activities are available here year-round. Whether it’s ascending snowy peaks or rushing down a white-water river, Nepal has the right adventure for everyone.
With such a unique blend of adventure activities, mountain scenery, historic culture, religious experiences, and colourful festivals, a Nepal tour will surely leave a strong impression on you for years to come.