Very few countries in the world might have as varied and contrasting topography, landscape, flora and fauna found in a small geographical area like Nepal. Within an axis of around 200 km. from south to north, the terrain of the country rises rapidly from the southern plains (70 meter asl) to the highest peak in the world (Mount Everest, 8848 m asl). Nepal has 8 out of 10 highest peaks in the world.
Being a cradle of ancient Hindu and Buddhist civilizations, Nepal is also a country of unique natural and cultural heritage. The valley of Kathmandu with an approximate area of 100 square kilometeres, boasts of seven heritage sites listed on the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. The birthplace of the Lord Buddha, Lumbini, is in the south-west Nepal.
Scenic views of the outstanding natural beauty, a plethora of adventure opportunities based on land, air and water as well as the ancient culture and heritage constitute the prime attractions of Nepal as a tourist destination. For further details on the tourist attractions and the services and facilities available in Nepal for tourists
please visit Nepal Tourism Board website.