Considered as mystical and inaccessible, this landlocked country of valleys and peaks has attracted an astounding number of visitors for decades. From the endorsers of 'Flower Power' in the hedonistic 60s to the daring adventure traveler, Nepal has catered to the varied needs of visitors in its own incomparable way. The landscape offers a kaleidoscope of green paddy terraces, dense forests, marshy grasslands and mighty rivers.
Hinduism and Buddhism are the two main religions and the two have co-existed down the ages. Engaging, fun-loving, spiritual and God-fearing, the people of Nepal live life to the fullest - celebrations and festivities are an integral part of their daily life.
Down the ages they have welcomed foreigners into their folds with such warmth that many have never gone back - in the city of Kathmandu eateries like Mike's Breakfast and Chez Caroline stand testimony to this fact. The free-spirited hippies left their own mark here, a street that they named Freak Street.
Kathmandu is situated in a valley full of historic temples, shrines and pagodas. It is a bustling, crowded city with hotels, bars and restaurants to suit all budgets.
Mt. Everest, the highest point of the Himalayas is in Nepal and is a major attraction for serious mountaineers and tourists alike. A visit to the Everest base camp is often a must-do on travel itineraries. Mountain flights offer the chance to take in the breathtaking delights of the ice-clad Himalayas at close range.
Exciting wildlife tours are another attraction. Nepal is home to numerous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. The Royal Chitwan Park is a favourite for its Elephants, Tigers, Leopards, Rhinos, Sloth Bears and 350 species of birds. The rich flora and fauna of the country is relatively undisturbed even today.
Beyond Kathmandu the smaller towns are easily accessible and spectacular in their own right. The natural scenic beauty of Pokhara and Dhulikhel is complemented by views of the most incredible sunrise and sunset. Bhaktapur is a devotee's delight, with its ancient temples built in the medieval style.
There is plethora of options for adventure tourism including mountaineering, trekking, white water rafting, kayaking, jungle safaris, bungee jumping, paragliding and fishing.
Why Nepal as an M.I.C.E. destination:
-Nepal is right there on that list of '50-places-to-visit-before-I-die'.
-Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city.
-Medieval cities of Patan and Bhaktapur.
-Pokhara an area of outstanding beauty overshadowed by Annapurna and Macchapuchere
mountains and ideal base for treks
-Royal Chitwan National Park, home to a great variety of wildlife including tiger and rhinoceros.
-Plethora of options for adventure tourism.
-Spectacular backdrop of the Himalayas.
-A rich and high spirited culture.
-Excellent air connectivity both international and domestic.
-World class hotels offering a limited state-of-the-art Conference venues.