Your tour of Nepal will reward you with the very best of what is truly one of the world’s most naturally beautiful countries. Eight of the world’s highest ten mountains are found here, including the iconic and awesome Mount Everest. Straddling the border with China, and towering more than 29,000 feet above sea level, it defeated all attempts to reach the summit until the historic ascent of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary in 1953. On your Nepalese tour you’ll follow in their footsteps – but in the comfort and safety of an unforgettable early morning private flight that takes you close up to its incredible peaks.
A ride of quite a different kind - on elephant back - will take you into the natural wonderland of Chitwan National Park, Nepal’s most famous wildlife reserve. Look out for rhino, sloth bears, wild boar and even Bengal tigers if you’re very lucky as you brush quietly through the undergrowth on top of this gentle giant. Once ruled by 12th century leaders known for their wrestling prowess, Nepal is closely connected too with its Ghurkhas, fierce and fearless soldiers who fought the British East India Company for territory in the early 19th century before more famously serving the British army in the two world wars.
But much of the country today feels a far more peaceful and meditative place. Your tour of Nepal will take you to many of its holiest Buddhist sites where the sounds of quiet chanting and praying fill the air, to watch elephants bathing in the river, and by ox cart to a tiny village to see how local people live in harmony with their spectacular surroundings. The glorious architecture of Kathmandu, and the stunning panorama of the dazzling white peaks of the Annapurna mountain range seen from a boat ride across magical Lake Phewa, await you too on your unforgettable tour of Nepal.
Take a look at our blog here to read more about Nepal, written by Julie - part of the Operations Team at Riviera Travel