Nepal is a small landlocked Asian country sharing borders with China and India. It is well known for its high mountain peaks, especially Mount Everest. The country has diverse landscapes, from the Himalayan Mountains of the north to the lowlands and grassy plains of the south.
Depending on your area of interest, you will find a wealth of things to see and do in Nepal. If you are interested in art and architecture, there are several world heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley. Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha is a world heritage site located in the southern part of the country. Most of the artwork has a basis in the religion of the country, which has had a huge impact on the culture. There are many examples of stone sculptures as well as ceramic and clay pots, and Tibetan carpets and paintings. Kathmandu Valley is also the location of numerous museums and art galleries where you can see fine exhibits of traditional wood carvings, learn the history of the country and get a glimpse of what ancient life was like.
Of course, mountaineering is synonymous with Nepal, but there are many more activities you can engage in when you visit this country. It is one of the best destinations in the world for whitewater rafting with rivers for pros and amateurs. Shopping is a pure delight because you don't have to spend a lot of money for the most exotic gifts. The popular products include Tibetan carpets and hand woven products and products of Nepali paper.
You will find just about every type of accommodation you can imagine available in Nepal - even in areas that are considered off the beaten path. You can also book tours to help you see just about all of the country and have a deep cultural experience.