Nepalofficially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a landlocked central Himalayan country in South Asia. Nepal is divided into 7 states and 75 districts and 744 local units including 4 metropolises, 13 sub-metropolises, 246 municipal councils and 481 villages. It has a population of 26.4 million and is the 93rd largest country by area. Bordering China in the north and India in the south, east, and west, it is the largest sovereign Himalayan state.
Nepal does not border Bangladesh, which is located within only 27 km (17 mi) of its southeastern tip. Neither does it border Bhutan due to the Indian state of Sikkim being located in between.
Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Kathmandu is the nation’s capital and largest city. Nepal is a multiethnic nation with Nepali as the official language.
Nepal culture is a consequence of blending of influences from its neighboring countries and the indigenous ethnicity over a period of centuries. It is a multi-ethnic and multi-lingual culture constituting some of the unique groups such as Ahir, Tharu, Yadav, and Newars. In fact, it would not be incorrect to say that in this landlocked country every aspect of life, clothing, and even occupations are guided by the norms of the culture.
Its population primarily comprises of Hindus and Buddhist, besides a small percentage of Muslims, Kirant (indigenous), and even Christians. With the multliciltygroups prevalent in Nepal, there are several cults that have given birth to a huge pantheon of Gods and Goddesses. The philosophical tradition also imbibes the ideology of Kashmir Shaivism as well as Tantrism.
Nepal is a country of exceptional bio diversity and a beautiful natural environment. The tropical jungles of the Terai preserve some of the best wildlife habitat in the subcontinent. Nepal has 16 national parks, wildlife reserves and conservation areas, occupying 16 percent of its total geographical area.
Jungle Safari in Nepal For those who wish to experience the natural environment at its best there is no better place to visit than Nepal. The outdoor adventure sports into the wilderness to see wild animals, birds and natural beauty. You ride on an elephant’s back or on a four wheeler jeep accompanied by a fully trained guide (also known as expert Naturalists) for the love of nature and animals. In Nepal, Chitwan and Bardia are the hotspots on the menu. Pick Chitwan as this is Nepal’s most popular National Park offering excellent opportunity to see Royal Bengal Tigers, One horned Rhino, crocodile and thrilling wilderness experience into the deep and thick jungle. Bardia also, another National Park, which offers excellent jungle safari. You can ride on an elephant or a take Jeep to discover some of Nepal’s unspoiled natural habitats.
The Himalayas, the abode of eternal snow and ice, throne of the Gods amphitheatre of the cosmic dance of the Siva and Parvati, incomparable gigantic landscape garden and laid out by mother nature. This is a dreamland of mountaineers and naturalist. Below snowy trekking peaks are opened for mountaineers who loves to increase their mountaineering skills in Nepal, the country roof of the snow capped mountains. Peaks are categorized in two groups. Accordingly, permit fees structure have been fixed. Let us complete the dream, climbing on Snowy Peaks in Nepal under the expert management having well experienced staffs, who have earned the best reputation from the mountaineering ground. To climb below mentioned Peaks, we provide detailed itinerary and information on request.
Nepal river’s rafting is an ideal way of escaping&trappings of everyday life, Nepal’s rivers are second to none, originating from the high glaciers of the Himalaya they plunge through the towering gorges and forested foothills on their way to the Indian plains. There are more tranquil stretches in between white water rafting, which provides time to reflect on the natural environment along the way, like the mountains, rivers are regarded as Gods in Nepal, Days rafting, during a vacation in Nepal combine well with trekking whilst also providing a very different Nepali experience. Overnights are based on riverside camps often around a campfire made from driftwood. All necessary equipment is provided by Champawati tours&Travels and each rafting team is led by an experienced raft leader, previous experience is not necessary unless mentioned in the itinerary.
Rafting in NepalWhatever your desire for adventure, it is easy to find the perfect river in Nepal. With a wide range of difficulties from a gentle 1-day float down the Trisuli river, Seti river, to an exhilarating 10-day adventure through the rapids of the remote Tamur, Arun and Karnali, Budhi Gandaki, there is an experience for everyone waiting in Nepal’s famous white waters. Nepal’s rivers change with the seasons. Each year, after the heavy monsoon rains the waters swell, changing the run of the rivers and the nature of the rapids. New rapids are created, others become more difficult and some simply impossible to navigate. It is important to remember that some of the white water action you are about to read about could have changed by the time you come to run the river. At Champawati river Rafting we are constantly monitoring changes in the rivers and their rapids, so that we can always ensure the safety of our clients and plan expeditions with precision.
Trekking & Hiking
Nepal is well known as one of the best destinations in the world for enjoying the real beauty of nature one of the best ways to truly get close to the experience is through trekking. Trekking into the interior parts of the country often follows ancient foot-trails that have been laid down for many centuries where people from the north travelled to Kathmandu and beyond to trade and do business. These trails meander along scenic riverbanks, intricately terraced fields and the forested ridges that connect picturesque hamlets and mountain villages. You walk along the roughly way but it’s beautiful trails and sometimes near virgin tracks depending on your destination and choice of trek. Vegetation at lower altitudes is often lush and on many treks there are majestic, colourful and dense rhododendron forests along the trail. A variety of domestic and forest animals can be seen along with a huge variety of birds. Other attractions include Hindu and Buddhist temples and of course with a backdrop of the highest mountain range on earth and most friendly and accepting people there is no other walking of hiking experience quite like it anywhere in the world. It is possible to trek throughout the year depending on where you want to go. However, the most popular seasons are spring (February-May) and autumn (September-November). Even during the monsoon season (June-August), you can trek in the rain-shadow areas north of the Himalaya like Mustang, Manang, Upper Mustang, Dolpo, Upper Dolpo, Jumla, Humla, Mugu. We organize trekking all over Nepal and also organize tailored services and trekking programmes according to your wishes, budget and interest. Popular&famous trekking regions are as follows.