Sam's Travels in Nepal - A Most Exotic and Beautiful Journey
Nepal is landlocked between China and India with a total land area 147,181 square kilometers. It has a population of 25 million. The terrain is mountainous and hilly, although with physical diversity. Three broad physiographic areas run laterally - lowland Terai Region in the south; central lower mountains of the Anapurnas; the Himalayas, with 8,848-meters-high Mount Everest and other peaks forming Mountain Region in north. The vista and majesty of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, and the Himalayas/Anapurna Ranges include 8 of the top 10 mountains in the world --all over 8,000 meters, are rightly both a major tourist attraction and one of the acknowledged Wonders of the World.
Nepal is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world with nearly half of its population living below the poverty line (with, as of 2001, a per capita income of just over US$240). Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy, providing a livelihood for over 80%.
My son Miles and I went on a wonderful 10 day tour in Nepal, using Evergreen Travel of Kathmandu http://www.egtours.com/ in March 2004. It was a great trip!!!
I returned in December 2006 with my wife and daughter for a short trip sandwiched around a tour in Bhutan (also by Evergreen Travel).
Miles sent out a long email to his friends about his impressions of the 2004 trip. It is attached. While not 100% factual, it is a humorous account of one man's experience.
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This site was last updated 11/29/05