“Nepal is a globally known hub of outdoor alpine adventure with the stretch of 2000km Himalayas across its northern border. It is the country where Hinduism & Buddhism blend so beautifully that it manifests Indian and Tibetan culture & lifestyle at many places. However, the authentic Nepalese culture & lifestyle that dominate the Indian and Tibetan influence is beautiful to watch. With more than 6000 rivers and rivulets and almost 20 protected parks, Nepal is also the center of liquid adventure and wildlife safari in Asia. In brief Nepal is a diverse country highlighting diverse activities for travelers.”
Nepal has many amazing landmarks, which are superlative with regard to other landmarks of their types. Today’s post is about these superlative landmarks Nepal houses in the remotest corners of Himalayan foothills. Have a look.
Tallest Mountain – Mount Everest 8848m
“The mother of all peaks standing against the sky to the elevation of 8848m, Everest is the top of the world. Be it for the trekkers during Everest Base Camp Trek or for the mountaineers during Everest Expedition , Everest rewards the greatest adventure on earth.
Deepest Gorge – Kali Gandaki Gorge 5570m
Kali Gandaki gorge also known as the Andha Galchi is another major attraction of Nepal. Separating two major peaks Annapurna (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m), the gorge is approximately 5570m deep. With the raging river of Kaligandaki whistling, the gorge makes the trek one of the thrilling walk for travelers during Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Highest Altitude Lake – Tilicho Lake 4919m
Situated at an altitude of 4919m, Tilicho Lake is recognized as the highest natural lake in the world. The lake lies in the Manang district of Nepal. The lake lies at the foothill of Tilicho Peak and the trek to the lake can be an exciting extended trip of Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Highest Pass – Throrong La Pass 5416m
The prime attraction of Annapurna circuit Trek, lying on the elevation of 5416m, makes Thorong La Pass the highest pass on earth. The pass separates Marsyangdi and Kali Gandaki Valley and from the top of the pass the views of both of these valleys along with the panorama of Himalayan peaks in and across Nepal are mesmerizing vistas.
Highest Altitude National Park – Langtang National Park 1500m-7234m
The Langtang National Park lies in the Rasuwa, Nuwakot and Sindhupalchock district of Nepal. With an area of 1710 square kilometer, the national park extends from an elevation of approximately 1500m to 7234m. The park consists of animals like Red Panda, Wild Boar, Himalayan Black Bear, Snow Leopard along with 350 different species of birds, which are the prime highlights of Langtang Valley Trek.
We had an excellent and unusually good weather during our Kailash kora, Rongbuk and Lhasa visit.