A country rich in history and culture and that will carve an ever-lasting impression on any traveller.
Vibrant colours, cacophony of sounds, delicious food, beautiful music and busy metropolises, this country does not seize to amaze and enthral.
Whether it’s the chaos of the traffic, serenity of the ashrams, beauty of the majestic forts and palaces, or the idyllic backwaters in ‘God’s own Country’ of Kerala – India is diverse like no other destination and is therefore aptly known as “Incredible India”.
Nepal has been regarded as a sacred place for hundreds of years and is the birthplace of Lord Buddha.
Sandwiched between two superpowers, India and China and wedged between the Himalaya mountain range and the steamy Indian plains, Nepal is a land of snow peaks, Sherpas, tea houses, monasteries, temples and mantras.
For the keen hiker or experienced mountain trekker, the Himalaya’s most accessible hiking is on offer here with rugged trails to Everest, or the Annapurna range and beyond.
Kathmandu Valley is magical with all its many temples and monasteries. Visit the Swayambunath Temple up in the hills or Boudanath where you may be lucky to receive a blessing from a Buddhist Lama. Remember to turn the prayer wheels as you circumambulate these ancient stupas.
For something different, attend the evening prayer at the ghats of the Pashupathinath Temple – a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Walk the busy streets of Thamel which is filled with shops selling beautiful cashmere shawls, art, singing bowls, silver jewelry, trekking gear and much more.
Go up to Sarangkot in Phokara at sunrise and watch the first rays of the morning sun kiss the snowclad Annapurna mountain range.
Whether it’s the thrill of ascending Mt Everest, finding spiritual enlightenment, or just enjoying the beautiful scenery, Nepal will not disappoint.