The great outdoors' are truly magnificent in Nepal. Rising up between the fertile plains of India in the south and the desert-like plateau of Tibet in the north, Nepal has been described as the biggest natural museum in the world. With its environment ranging from sub-tropical to artic, it's full of surprises. In addition to its infamous mountain range, Nepal has thick tropical jungles teeming with rare and endangered wildlife, thundering rivers inviting you to conquer them, forested hills and some awesome glaciers. That's a striking record for a country only 880km wide (E - W) and between 145km - 241km deep (N - S).

The protected areas of Nepal include nine National Parks, three Wildlife reserves, one Hunting reserve, three Conservation areas and eleven Buffer zones. They occupy an area of 28,998.67 sq. km approximating 19.70% of the whole area of the country. 

The avifauna of Nepal includes a total of 900 species, of which 2 are endemic, 1 has been introduced by humans, and 74 are rare or accidental. 32 species are globally threatened.

There are 167 mammal species in Nepal, of which 1 is critically endangered, 11 are endangered, 20 are vulnerable, and 4 are near-threatened. 

Nepal , the world's second rich country in the water resources having numbers of rivers and lakes, is an ideal location for fishing and angling. There are some specific ethnic group in the hills and Terai region of Nepal whose lifestyle has been based on Fishing. Bote, Majhi, Tharu and Machhuwar are some of themThe rivers of Nepal supports more than 100 species of fish including the human size catfish known as Gonch, famous sporting fish the Mahasheer and delicious species the Jalkapoor.

Nepal contains part of the Himalaya, the highest mountain range in the world. Eight outof the fourteen eight-thousanders are located in the country, either in whole or shared across a border with Tibet or India. There are all together 41 big mountains are found in Nepal. 

Nepal 's rivers can be broadly divided into three categories in accordance with their origins. The first category comprises the three main river systems of the country-the Koshi, Gandaki and Karnali river systems, all of them originating from glaciers and snow-fed lakes. 

Mountain lakes like Rara, Shey-Phoksundo, Tilicho, Damodar Kunda etc., are majestic in extent and beauty.Tilicho is situated in the highest altitude in the world. Rara in Mugu district of western Nepal is the country largest lake. Shey-Phoksundo lake is the deepest lake in Nepal. Phewa at Pokhara is another equally famous lake. Rupa tal and Begnas tal (Pokhara), Gaduwal tal (Chitwan), Satyavati Tal (Palpa), Khaptad tal (Doti), Barhakunetal (Dang), Surma Sarobar (Bajhang) and Tilicho tal (Manang) are some of Nepals other well-known lakes. 

Rafting and Kayaking in Nepal is usually a 'wilderness' experience in that most rivers don't have highways alongside them - but it's a soft, tamed, wilderness with white beaches for camping, clean blue rivers, friendly locals and few 'nasties' - someone described it as 'blissful escapism'!

Visit Nepal - We welcome you to Nepal , the country which is one of the most exotic destinations of the world with Adventure, Cultural, and Pilgrimage & Wildlife Travel Packages. please do come any time - you are most welcome in this country of Everest "world head".