Situated between India and China, Nepal is an intriguing country to visit. Home to the great heights of the Himalayas, Nepal has amazing scenery and wonderful plant life making it one of the most wonderful places for trekking in the world. The ancient temples make the place rather inspiring and spiritual. Places such as Kathmandu and Mount Everest have lingered in the memories of visitors, been immortalized in literature, have made their way onto the list of renowned tourist spots and kept people coming back for centuries.
Nepal is not a very prosperous country. The people are poor and the country still suffers from some internal conflicts. By keeping vigilant and staying out of areas such as Banke, Dang, Surkhet, Kalikot, Rolpa, Gorkha, Syangja, Rukum, Jajarkot and Salyan, most visitors will stay reasonably safe. It is also a good idea to stay away when a strike (bandh) is called. It is also a good idea to keep all your paper work on your person while traveling.
Most visitors to Nepal go there for the extraordinary trekking (hiking) trails that are available. This is perhaps Nepal’s most well developed aspect of the tourism industry. If you are planning to visit for this reason, remember to pack in a pair of strong, well-fitting and comfortable hiking boots. However there is more to Nepal that just great trails. You will have the opportunity to meet the local people – a colorful, friendly group that will give you a whole new way to look at life. You will also be able to visit places such as the Royal Chitwan National Park where you can not only enjoy looking at the animals, but experience a majestic elephant ride.
Nepal is a friendly, majestic and spiritual country with a lot to offer. It’s no wonder that many visitors often return… with friends! There is just so much to appreciate in this underestimated part of the world that you cannot take it all in on just one occasion.
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