Probably no other country is more synonymous with high adventure than Nepal. Sandwiched between China and India, eight of the world’s highest peaks rest with its borders. It's no wonder it's often referred to as the "Gateway to the Himalaya."
On the same latitude as Florida, with its lowest elevation at 60m (200') above sea level and highest point, Mount Everest, at 8,848m (29,030'), Nepal boasts incredible bio-diversity and climatic range. Culturally influenced by India and Tibet, its rugged remoteness has proved an obstacle to rapid westernization, and many parts of the country have remained nearly unchanged for centuries. From the jungles in the south to the imposing peaks of the Himalaya in the north, Nepal has long been, and continues to be, a mecca for the most avid hikers, mountaineers, and adventurers.