Nepal in Many ways

Nepal in Many ways

Nepal in Many ways

With diverse ecology Nepal is divided into three East-West ecological zones: The Northern Range – the Mountain, the Mid-Range – Hill, and the Southern Range – Terai (flat land). The geographic boundary of Nepal starts from the flat southern plains in Terai Mukhiya Patti Musharniya of Dhanusha District at 59 M to the sky-piercing peaks of the Himalayas within a breadth of 200 km in the north at 8848 m Mt. Sagarmatha. Sagarmatha is the highest point on Earth.

From Tarai (59M to 305M) Further north, the Siwalik zone (700 – 1,500 M ) and the Mahabharat range (1,500 M - 2,700 M) give way to the Duns (valleys) known as Inner Terai, such as Trijuga, Sindhuli, Chitwan, Dang, and Surkhet. The Midlands (600 – 3,500 m), north of the Mahabharat range are beautiful valleys of Kathmandu and Pokhara. The mountainous region starts at 3000 M leading up to the alpine pastures and temperate forests limited by the tree line at 4,000 M and the snow line beginning at 5000 M. The inner Himalayan valley (above 3,600 M) such as Mustang and Dolpo are cold deserts sharing topographical characteristics with the Tibetan plateau.

With diverse ecology, mid and hills cut through by rivers. With majestic mountains refreshing each trekker with mesmerizing beauty Nepal is the world's premier destination for trekking.

Nepal has six distinct and diverse vegetation zones ranging from Tropical below a 1,000 m through Sub-tropical 100m - 200m, Lower Temperate 1,700 m - 2,700 m, Upper Temperate 2,400 m - 3,000 m, Subalpine 3,000 m - 4,000 m and Alpine 4,000 m to the snowline, above the snowline, it is a Himalaya tundra-like wilderness. The higher altitudes are home to the elusive Snow leopard, Himalayan Tahr, Musk deer, and other rare species.

Mountains are the pride of Nepal with 8 out of 14 peaks above 8000M.  At 8848.48 Sagarmatta ‘Everest’ and locally known as Chomolungma is the top of the world. There are countless ways to see mountain views right from the time you fly into Kathmandu. From your window on a plane, from the airport, on a trek, or just driving somewhere, you always get to see the mountains.

Guests can learn a lot about farming from the people in the village; about the time and season of cultivation and time for harvesting.

 

Homestay simply means staying at a trained local community that serves traditional food in a local setting. giving visitors an opportunity to experience life in a village. Stay with a family in a remote village, eating with them and watching their traditions firsthand. You get a peek into rural Nepal at close quarters and some of these also include cultural programs, indigenous songs, and dances performed by local youth, something you will take back home and remember for a long time.

Large swathes of jungles are being protected as national parks and reserves. This has made it possible to take tourists into the national park for viewing wildlife on elephants' backs or on a jeep safari. National Park is home to an incredible variety of mammals, reptiles, and birds.

Away from the noise and distractions of city life, there is unbelievable peace in the middle of a jungle listening to bird calls and animal sounds. Surrounded by greenery and filled with natural sounds, the mind relaxes and one finds peace in the wilderness. It’s an experience of a lifetime.

Traditional crafts: Traditional skills like wood-carving have been handed down for centuries in the Kathmandu Valley. Take a course in woodcarving, stone masonry, and pottery, or learn delicate Thangka painting from artisans who have been practicing these skills for generations.

 

Nepal has an abundance of temples and palaces, art and crafts, music, and war history. To this day there are skilled craftsmen who can make equally beautiful wood carvings and intricate statues. Nepal's temples and statues of gods, and other figures reflect the glorious past when art flourished in the capital city. From the very typical households to melting iron for making the world-famous knife, Khukuri, Nepalese artists are masters of their craft. For example, Nepal is famous for carpets, thangka (Painting of Gods) Newari wood carving, Himalayan Nepalese paper, Tibetan handicrafts, Buddhist and Hindu statues, Mithila wall art, bamboo knitted umbrellas, and its indigenously crafted household items.

Yoga: Rejuvenate your mind, body & soul through your yoga journey.  

Meditation: According to sacred texts, Nepal is a place where the Hindu gods and ancient rishis have been coming to meditate and relax for thousands of years.

Bungee Jumping: come to Nepal to experience this breathtaking and heart-pounding thrill of plunging off a suspension bridge above a river canyon. If you've got the courage it's the ultimate thrill few other activities can match and it's something that will stay with you forever. Nepal now has 2 of the world's best Bungee jumping locations. The jump of 162 M above the roaring Bhotekoshi river and newly opened The Cliff, jumping above Kali Gandaki River from one of the longest Suspension bridges. 

Rafting & Kayaking: Nepal boasts the most scenic and diverse white-water experiences on the planet. From short trips for beginners to long trips lasting days, the trip takes rafters from the Himalayan region to the (Terai) plains. There are more than a dozen rivers for rafting.

Nepal's rivers descend from the highest mountains of the world, growing bigger along the way. Rafters enjoy breaks and meals along stretches of white sandy beaches. There are also stops at waterfalls where people swim in the pool and take a shower in the natural waters flowing down. Water sports and hikes are also part of the adventure along the riverside.

 

Some of the popular rivers for rafting are the Trisuli, Marshyangdi, Karnali, Seti,  Sunkoshi, and more. Rapids vary from river to river and are graded by experts which gives rafters some idea of what to expect on the trip. Enjoy deep river gorges, to wide river basins through some of the world-famous rivers like the Sun Koshi, Bhote Koshi, Marshyangdi, Trishuli, and Arun where rapid grades range from 1 to 6 and diverse terrain meet exotic flora and aquatic life. Rivers like the Marshyangdi and Arun, provide some of the most scenic views for rafters. Diverse wildlife and flora along the routes, add to the essence of these trips.

Canyoning Explore hidden canyons in the freshwater rivers and springs of Nepal for an enriching body and mind experience!

An unusual adventure sport, canyoning is about coming down a watery canyon by either abseiling, jumping, or sliding through breathtaking steep canyon walls and waterfalls into deep pools of water below. Nepal’s refreshing waterfalls, formed among the deep gorges, are perfect hidden havens for thrill seekers. 

Paragliding: Nothing can beat the thrill of being up in the sky, flying like a bird in the thermals all the while enjoying views of snow-capped mountains, pristine lakes, and verdant valleys like nowhere else on earth. With experienced pilots to guide you through the skies, it's an experience of a lifetime. With the low-lying valleys and the high cold mountains, Nepal provides some of the best paragliding experiences in the world with its natural rising thermals.

Bird Watching: Nepal is a bird watchers' paradise with national parks and conservation areas making up a large part of the country with More than 850 species of birds found in Nepal. Whether it is Kathmandu valley or any corner of Nepal bird watching is possible. In most trekking trails and city tours, chirping birds are the one who wakes us with beautiful musicThe hills around Kathmandu valley especially Nagarjun, Godavari and Phulchowki are popular bird-watching areas and the Taudaha Lake on the way to Dakshinkali are ideal for watching migratory waterfowl during the winter months.

 Koshi Tappu, Chitwan, and Bardiya are the main bird-watching destinations in Nepal. while the mountainous region offers high attitude raptors and birds of prey of numerous species. Nepal’s national bird is the Lophophorus, Impeyen Pheasant locally called Danphe which is found in the Himalayan region. 

Food and Culinary: There is no better way to understand Nepal and Nepali people, than through their cuisine. With diverse landscapes, food habits differ depending on the region. Nepali food has been influenced by Indian and Tibetan styles of cooking.  Newari and Thakali cuisines are the most popular Authentic Nepali tastes, Besides Tharu and all of the major ethnic groups have their own food and culinary practices.

Research: Nepal offers researchers to learn from different Flora and fauna, anthropology and sociology 

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In 2013 Faces of Nepal is established to promote Nepal as an educational, outdoor learning, research, spiritual, personal and family tours. Nepal will fascinate you! Make Nepal your learning destination. You will feel at Peace, Recharged, and Wise boarding your Flight Home.