A fortress of rock and ice, the Himalayas is often associated with rugged adventurers and intrepid mountaineers. What many don’t immediately realise, is that the Himalayas caters to outdoor enthusiasts at almost all levels of experience. Whether it is a sightseeing tour around the colourful palaces of Kathmandu or a trekking expedition across some of the most magnificent natural landscapes in the world, this untouched, remote escape both captivates and enthrals those daring enough to venture into its sacred peaks.
With its mystic snow-capped peaks and barren beauty, trekking across the simple splendour of the Himalayan landscape is the most popular activity for travellers to the region. From mountain treks to cultural tours, a wide range of guided expeditions can be easily organised. The Himalayas are home to some 865 species of wildlife including rare animals like the snow leopard and red panda and a wide variety of safari tours to places like Chitwan National Park are available. For sightseeing, the secluded cities of the Himalayas are bases from which World Heritage locations like Durbar Square and the spiritual havens of Kumari Temple can be visited.