With the world's highest mountains and some of the best trekking trails on Earth, Nepal is an ideal destination for vacationers as well as adventure seekers. The country is also rich in culture, with 103 different kinds of ethnic groups and more than 90 spoken languages.
With a variety of cultures, Nepal is a popular place for sightseeing tours, heritage tours, cultural tours as well as adventure tours. The Kathmandu city tour is amongst the most popular tours. The capital of the kingdom, Kathmandu has scope for sightseeing, shopping as well as adventure and recreation. Special package tours also include trekking and other adventure activities.
Among other popular excursions in Nepal, mountains, valleys and forests of Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini, Dhulikhel, Bhaktapur, Biratnagar and Patan are quite famous. Other than city tours and excursions lasting for a day or more, special tour packages offering safari tours, water sports tours and other tailor made tours are also available in Nepal.
Those seeking adventure can choose trekking or hiking tours, which are popular in Annapurna, Everest, Langtang and other remote areas. Wildlife safari tours on the other hand, are prominent in the Terai regions like Chitwan. Rafting tours through Trisuli and other rivers of Nepal is another alternative.
Those interested in the cultural heritage of Nepal can opt for pilgrimage tours, heritage tours or cultural tours to Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur and Lumbini. The major sights covered by the heritage as well as pilgrimage tours include Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Changu Narayan.
Multi-day excursions usually include a visit to places like Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Chitwan, Lumbini, Pokhara and other nearby sites. Short trips to Tibet, Bhutan and Northern India from major cities of Nepal like Kathmandu and Pokhara are also included in popular multi-day tour packages.
Visitors can club different activities like sightseeing, adventure, pilgrimage and others into one tour. Lasting for 10 to 15 days, these multi-day tours provide ample time to experience the best of Nepal.