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Nepal is a stunning mountain kingdom which straddles the Himalayas, to the north of India and to the south of Tibet. Walk well-trodden paths through villages and valleys in the low hills or you may venture into the high mountains for some testing trekking to various base camps. Nepal has many extremities of climate and topography providing a dynamic diversity of landscape, flora and fauna, not to mention a warm and welcoming ancient culture to explore.
For culture, Kathmandu Valley abounds with small, medieval cities, temples and ancient monuments, all set against a backdrop of distant mountain peaks. Nepal’s many rivers, crashing down from the mountains also offer excellent rafting opportunities. This is the perfect place to go in search of the rhino and elusive tigers in the world-famous Royal Chitwan National Park.
A final, peaceful day in the beautiful Pokhara Valley allows time to reflect on all that this journey has revealed or indulge in one of the many adventure sports on offer, such as paragliding, white water rafting or simply spend an afternoon bobbing along on a paddle boat watching the world go by.
Kathmandu is the capital city and largest city of Nepal with a population of 1.5 million in the city proper, and 3 million in its wider urban agglomeration across the Kathmandu Valley, which includes the towns of Lalitpur, Kirtipur, Madhyapur Thimi, Bhaktapur making the total population roughly 5 million people and the municipalities across Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu is also the largest metropolis in the Himalayan hill region. Nepali is the most spoken language in the city, while English is widely understood.
Pokhara is a city on Phewa Lake, in central Nepal. It’s known as a gateway to the Annapurna Circuit, a popular trail in the Himalayas. Tal Barahi Temple, a 2-story pagoda, sits on an island in the lake. On the eastern shore, the Lakeside district has yoga centers and restaurants. In the city’s south, the International Mountain Museum has exhibits on the history of mountaineering and the people of the Himalayas.