Nepal has eight of the top fourteen highest summits in the world including the jewel in the crown, Mt. Everest, the highest point on earth and some of the most beautiful landscapes which are only reachable on foot with trekking in Nepal being one of the most unique experiences in Asia. A tiny Himalayan country with gorgeous landscapes and coruscating trails that pass through rhododendron forests together with natural beauty, the exotic tribal and ancestral mountain settlements and villages, the Chitwan jungle safari, opulent monasteries and holy temples are as much part of the journey as enjoying Himalayan topography.
Despite what many may perceive, trekking in Nepal is not necessarily wandering alone through an uncharted wilderness. As they walk along the well-marked trekking paths, travellers will often discover quite the opposite; hundreds of locals passing through each day as they haul food, water and other odd necessities back to their tiny villages, along with dozens of fellow trekkers. The regularly-spaced villages and teahouses allow trekkers good opportunities to rest and recover, either for a few minutes or the night. The strong culture and unreserved friendliness of the Nepalese people can also be witnessed as one traverses the hill tracks.
The world-famous fighting Gurkha soldiers are recruited from the hill people of Nepal into the British Army. The Gurkhas have served with loyalty and distinction for over 200 years earning an impresive 13 Victoria Crosses for the acts of extraordinary valour.