Nepal, the roof of the world

“Who has ever heard the voice of the mountains may never forget”

(Tibetan proverb)

 

 Nepal is one of those remote areas that are associated with adventure, mysticism and exoticism, one Shan-gri-la nourished by the exciting experiences of expeditions towards crowning its highest peaks, by attractive legends as the Abominable Snowman or strongly rooted traditions.

 In its small territory there are several natural parks and 8 of the 14 highest peaks in the world in the Himalayas, so the nickname “roof of the world” seems more than accurate.

 But regardless of his powerful geography, Nepal is itself an interesting crossroads of religions, traditions, territories and peoples, which includes more than 30 ethnic groups. Half Indian, half Tibetan, Hindu and Buddhist, Kathmandú is an example of the contrasts and highlights of Nepal, but the visit of the former medieval capital of the valley is obligated to complete the cultural visit: Boudanath, Patan, Bhaktapur seems petrified in time and are all World Heritage Site (watch video).

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