Annapurna Circuit has become renowned as one of the most spectacular trekking routes.
Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan kingdom in south asia bordering in the west with India, south & east, and China in the north. Covering 147,181 square kilometers, it occupies 0.3 % of total land of Asia and 0.03 % of total land of the world. It is the country with diversity not only geographically but culturally too.
It is the second richest country in the world in terms of water resources. The Himalayan Range in the north, which is almost 800 kilometers in length & 50 kilometers in width, is the home for eight mountains out of fourteen in the world which are over 8,000 meters, including Mt. Everest- the highest mountain in the world. The Himalaya is the source for more than 6,000 big and small rivers running north to south. There are various places for the magnificent views of sunrise and sunset ranging from eastern to the western Nepal. One can enjoy the flora and fauna of all the three regions: the Himalayan, Hilly and the Terai. It is a paradise for birds as it is the home for hundreds of species.
Nepal has more than 60 ethnic groups with their own unique culture. The land of “Living Goddess – Kumari” has special attraction to those who have a keen eye on culture. It is said that you can find as many houses so many temples & as many heads of the people so many idols in Kathmandu. Pashupatinath Temple, one of the Hindus’ holiest shrines in the world is a pilgrimage destination for the people from the Hindu world. Boudhanath, one of the biggest Stupa in the world, resides towards the north of Pashupatinath. These two figures stand side by side showing the religious harmony. Lumbini that is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, a pioneer of peace through Buddhism, is in Nepal.