I went 3 times to Nepal. This country is fascinating with its eternal snows, its rugged desert mountains, its terraced cultures, its plains, its temples and its multicultural population.

Each time, Uttare TAMANG made me discover his country and its inhabitants. With his 20 years of guiding experience, his skills, his humor and speaking French, he is the ideal traveling companion.

To relax at the end of a trek with friends, nothing beats a relaxing safari in the jungle: elephant rides to discover the unicorn rhino, or in a dugout looking for crocodiles. In the Terai region, in Chitwan National Park, flora and fauna are very dense and you can easily see wild animals and giant termite mounds.

Nepal, of course, is the country where we find the most majestic mountains but we also did tourism. Its capital Kathmandu is surprising with its UNESCO World Heritage sites: Patan, Bhaktapur, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath or Pashupatinath. We continued our journey by Lumbini, birthplace of Buddha where a million pilgrims come every year. Lumbini, it is also a monastic zone, where one discovers the multiple temples erected by the countries which shelter a Buddhist community, of which France. All are carefully decorated and surrounded by gardens, but each is different. A few hours’ drive, you can go to Pokhara with its beautiful lake Phewa, no other Nepalese city offers such a superb view of the Himalayan high peaks.

We went twice to Nepal and we discovered many facets of this country: the magnificent view of the highest peaks of the world, the terraced cultures, the kindness and the smile of the inhabitants, the religious customs but also the jungle in the region of Terai where we could go on an elephant ride or by pirogue. Each time, it is Uttare TAMANG who accompanied us with his team. Thanks to his experience and his competence we have kept an unforgettable memory of these stays. Nicole and Bernard