Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country located in South Asia with a rich profusion of beautiful scenic landscapes counting both natural and cultural heritage. Reclining in the Himalayas and surrounded by two Asian giants, China in the north and India in rest of the directions, Nepal is the world’s 93rd largest country by land mass with an area of 147,181 square kilometers (56,827 sq mi).
Despite being a developing country with a low income economy, ranking 145th of 187 countries on the Human Development Index (HDI) in 2014, Nepal is a country brimful of natural beauty. The proverb “Nepal once is not enough” is not mythical as it is blessed with countless views of impressive or beautiful natural scenery.
Nepal has the potentiality to become a tourist-hub like Switzerland with nine out of ten highest mountains in the world, including Mt. Everest (8848m), the highest peak and various other peaks at stray, hundreds rivers all suitable for adventure rafting and kayaking, unique trekking destination, ideal jungle safari and wildlife areas and many more to explore, that certainly make Nepal the most attractive destination for adventure tourism.
Lumbini, listed as the birthplace of Lord Gautama Buddha by the UNESCO World Heritage Convention is another demanding tourist destination of Nepal. The Buddha was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.
Besides, there are various forms of art and cultures that Nepal has to offer. Over a 100 different castes and societies live peacefully among each other within the boundaries of this small piece of heaven. “Unity in diversity” is the most appropriate one that could define Nepal and its people, if they had to do it using a single phrase.
Keeping apart the glittering badge of adventure destination, Nepalese themselves are well cultured to welcome and respect their guests. You can find the proof of Nepalese old adage “Atithi Deva Bhawa” (Guests are Gods) through the hospitality in their culture.
Notwithstanding the earth tremor that Nepal recently suffered, causing great destruction, this small piece of land still has plenty to offer, which simply cannot be enlisted in a single article.
As I am a Nepali citizen by birth, I would personally suggest you to visit Nepal once in your life so that you can yourself know that “Nepal once is not enough”.