Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia, between China and India. It is one of the most fascinating countries in the world with its natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, towering pagodas, spectacular Himalayan ranges with world’s highest peaks. It contains eight of the world’s 10 highest peaks, including Mt. Everest the world’s tallest. Nepal surrounded by the lofty heights of the Himalayas, is a land of eternal beauty and attraction. It is a land of colorful cultures, ancient history and people, picturesque scenery and some of the best walking trails on earth.
Nepal has always kept pace with the world. It is said that nearly every movement that has influenced the west has influenced Nepal too. Tourists bring these waves with them. In fifties Nepal saw rock-n-roll. The sixties were known for punk. But it was seventies that put Nepal on the world map. Nepal became the abode of Hippie movement in the seventies; the decade it rocked the world. Scores of movies based on the theme were shot in Nepal. Kathmandu and Dharan are still often mentioned in hippie songs. It was also during that era that the casino industry bloomed.
Nepal continues to experiment; it continues to reinvent itself and it continues to attract travelers from all over the world.
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