Luxury holidays in Nepal

Nepal is a country of highly diverse and rich geography, culture and religions. Mountains, mid hills, valleys and plains dominate the geography of landlocked Nepal that extends from the Himalayan range in the north to the Indo-Gangetic lowlands in south. Mt.Everest, the highest point of our mother Earth is here.

The variety in Nepal's topography provides home to wildlife like tigers,rhinos, monkeys, bears, yaks, leopards and different species of insects and birds. Nepal is a home to almost 10 percent of the world's bird species among which 500 species are found in the Kathmandu Valley.

The country has managed to preserve some endangered species of Asia in its extensive parks and protected natural habitats.

Nepal will jangle your nerves as you catapult downhill on a bicycle. Make a lazy muscle throb in protest as you navigate a canoe through the Sun Kosi (River of Gold) or the Karnali. The country’s terrain will bombard you with scarlet rhododendron blooms (proud possessor of National Flower status) as you hike through Champa Devi and Phulchoki. It will tutor you in history, lift you up and dangle you around in a microlight aircraft, stretch bone and sinew as you trot uphill on a pony, raise an army of goose bumps on your flesh as you stare into the amused eyes of a tiger. All of the above are just the easy bits.

Luxury Lodge trekking in the middle of the Himalayas is a must when in Nepal followed by the famous early morning mountain flight.

Rafting in the Trisuli (named after Lord Shiva’s trident), the Kali Gandaki and the Marsyangdi rivers takes more than just empty confidence. For the water jumps up and cuts you like a wickedly curved khukri knife.

Nepal is not only the land of mountains; it is also the land of festivals. There are more than 50 festivals celebrated in Nepal every year. While the national festivals have fixed dates, religious festivals are set by astrologers following the lunar calendar. The best part about the festivals in Nepal is that all the events are celebrated with the same enthusiasm and galore the way it used to be hundreds of years ago when people had no other means of entertainment.

Nepalese food is heavily influenced by Indian and Tibetan cuisine and consequently you would come across a wide variety of food during your stay. Although traditional Nepalese food is often described as 'bland', Nepalese cuisine is certainly healthy and extremely nourishing.

For a guaranteed brush with Eternal Truth, visit a Buddhist monastery. Be blessed by a Lama or ‘precious one’ – a religious teacher who has attained the highest level spiritual achievement.

Discover for yourself, the path to Enlightenment. Know that, to attain eternal bliss, you’ll have to come back, over and over again.