Nestled in the hollow of the Himalayas, Nepal is one of the world's trekking paradises. The roof of the world is home to the most prestigious peaks, including the most famous and highest of all, Mount Everest. Eight of the world's ten highest mountains are located in Nepal and form a natural border with Tibet. For a long time, these mountains have been the playground of renowned mountaineers, pushing the limits of the impossible further and further during heavy expeditions. Today, trekkers come from all over the world to explore the Nepalese trails and approach these mythical mountains. If Everest remains the Mecca of Himalayan trekking, there are many promising and accessible hiking trails in the country, often much less frequented. There is something for all levels and timings!
A topography that makes the big difference :
Despite its moderate proportions (it is a very small country compared to its huge neighbours), Nepal is home to a variety of magnificent landscapes. The ground elevation is between 60 and 8,000 metres above sea level and it takes only forty minutes by plane to move from one setting to another. The rock and ice giants are followed by terraced crops, windswept drylands, vast grasslands and tropical forests. An exceptional land, Nepal will allow you to explore the Himalayan trails on Mondays and take an elephant ride on Tuesdays (and we don't joke...).
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