The Himalaya has always been known as "the abode of the Gods, Africa of Asia and Switzerland of the Orient, Himalayan Pilgrimage, Shangri-La, Roof of the World, Ultimate Destination of Mysticism and Exoticism, Land of 1047 Lamastries and Monasteries, Conroe of hidden valleys and crystal mountains, Birth place of Apostle of Peace – Lord Buddha, Living cultural museum of the world, Only country practicing Mahayana/Bajrayana Tantrik Buddism, Some of the world's highest village and Ecologists' dreamland.
The Himalayas is the youngest and highest mountain chain on earth. a full third of its stretches-the formidable Great Himalayan Range of 800 kilometers lies within the Nepal Himalaya. It has a convergence of 1310 magnificent peaks over 6,000 meters, including 8 of the world's highest 14 peaks of 8000 meters. nestling in the rain shadows of these unique vistas of soaring summits unravel a profusion of lofty foothills, the home of the many Nepalese who delight in warm hospitality and friendship. These verdant terraced hills meander down to lush green valleys with turbulent rivers and to the tropical lowland and jungles teeming with countless wildlife.