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The fictional location of the legendary paradise of Shangri-La, Nepal today welcomes mountain climbers, trekkers, and visitors interested in exploring a warm, friendly, and fascinating culture. Few visitors to Nepal actually attempt to summit Everest. In fact, Nepal offers outdoor experiences for varying fitness levels as well as temples, wildlife parks, and an abundance of beautiful, natural scenery. Nepal hotels tend to be inexpensive, and Nepal hotel packages may offer a luxury experience unaffordable in many other countries.
A cheap Nepal hotel deal may offer a special discount on already-low rates for rooms during the off-season. Visitors will find it worthwhile to compare prices before making reservations and can see a great deal without ever leaving the Kathmandu Valley. Among the area’s most interesting attractions are the Buddhist temples of Swayambhu and Boudha Stupa. A number of smaller temples can be found around Durbar Square, a section of the city that is more than 1,000 years old.
Short treks can be arranged directly from Kathmandu for visitors with limited time or those who prefer to avoid some of the more arduous treks. Travellers can find trekking companies to help book these trips throughout the city. Chatting with other travellers may be the best way to locate the top companies. From Kathmandu, longer treks in other parts of the country can also be arranged as well as whitewater rafting trips and other outdoor adventures.
To the south, visitors will encounter a flatter, hotter landscape that many associate more with India than Nepal. At Chitwan National Park, tigers, rhinos, elephants, and other animals can be observed in their natural habitats. The Nepal hotel deals in the area range from budget offerings to luxury resorts. Cheap hotel deals in Nepal can give visitors the opportunity to stretch their budgets even further and perhaps plan a longer stay.
The northern part of the country offers treks through such areas as the Annapurna mountains and the Langtang and Mustang regions where in addition to beautiful natural scenery, travellers will encounter a variety of cultures. Nepal is home to a number of indigenous ethnic groups, all of whom speak different languages and have different customs. Trekking through the mountains can be an excellent way to experience some of these different customs. Hotels in Nepal may be somewhat basic along these trekking routes, but many cater to the tastes and expectations of Western travellers.