Regarded as one of the best adventure destinations in the world, Nepal is home to 8 of the 10 highest mountains on the planet, including Mount Everest where the Fast-moving, snow-fed rivers cut through the hills and mountains from north to south, carving deep valleys and steep ridges and further dividing the southern plain from hills. The elevation of the country ranges from 60 m above sea level to the highest point on the earth, Mt. Everest at 8848 m. On the same time, you could either be sweltering on the temperate lowlands or basking on temperate Valley of capital Kathmandu or could experience chilly weather atop a mountain. The rugged topography has also created numerous ecological niches to which different ethnic groups have adapted perfectly.
Its unique geographical location and latitude variations have created one of the richest bio-diversity on Earth. With a total of 118 different ecosystems in Nepal, it is ranked 25th and 11th positions in biodiversity richness in the world and Asia. With 0.1% of the global area, Nepal’s accommodates more than 5,000 species of flowering plants, 181 species of mammals, 844 species of birds, 185 species of fishes, about 635 species of butterflies and more than 2252 moths, out of which 284 species of flowering plants, 160 animal species and 14 species of herpetofauna are reportedly endemic to Nepal.
Beside all these facets Nepal still has much to offer – the culture, people, hospitality, beauty and inspiration from the Himalayas. The shared feeling of Adventure-Culture-Nature in the foothills of Himalaya is always an insignia of honour for any trekker worth their trekking boots.
The rich cultural heritage, exquisite temples and pagodas dating back centuries, colourful arrays of bustling streets, the every changing landscape scenery, the warm and hospitable people, unique culture and traditions always amaze a traveller.
We have handcrafted this tour combining the cultural, scenic and natural wonders of this fascinating country. Within a week’s time, you will be able to experience much of what Nepal has to offer.
Essence of Veggie Nepal Tour starts from Kathmandu where you will immerse yourself in the spiritual vibes of the holiest Hindu temple of Asia-Pashupatinath, climb the steep hills of Syambhunath stupa, also known as monkey temple. You will also visit Boudhanath, one of the world’s largest stupa built after Mughal invasion, marvel the shrines, temples and ancient Newari architecture at Patan Durbar Square.
Your next destination will be a beautiful lake city, Pokhara. While in Pokhara you will explore the laid back streets of Lake Side nestling at the foothills of Annapurna offering a spectacular backdrop of Fishtail mountain, paddle at the Fewa lake and explore some of the must-see sites: sacred Gupteshwor cave, and World peace pagoda, Davis fall & International Mountain Museum.
& finally, you will venture into the wilderness of Southern plains of Nepal and learn about how rare, endangered and vulnerable species of wildlife are being conserved and protected in Nepal’s first National Park, Chitwan National Park. A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish have been recorded in the park. The park is especially renowned for its protection of One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, and Gharial Crocodile. your will guide will help you spot the one-horned rhinos, wild boars, sandburs, spotted deer, sloth bear four-horned antelope. A Royal Bengal Tiger may surprise you by his majestic appearance during your safari. You can also take jungle walk or canoe in the Rapti River. At night you will be entertained with cultural performances by the typical Tharu tribe and you could dance alongside with them as well.
► During our Essence Of Veggie Nepal Tour, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese vegan food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast will be served from the hotel or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. . There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.