From the highest point in the world to plains in the south near sea level, Nepal boasts a stunning array of natural beauty. Nepal’s sub-tropical jungles are home to the elusive Bengal Tiger and the proud Asiatic one-horned rhino. Due to its extreme geography, Nepal is an adventurer's paradise. There are a wide range of adventure sports available to suit everyone. Mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking, white water rafting, kayaking, canyoning, mountain biking and paragliding are all activities at your fingertips in this diverse country. Over the course of history, Nepal became an established stopping point for traders and pilgrims alike on their great trans Himalayan journeys. As its status grew over the centuries, Nepal became a melting pot of cultures, predominantly a mix of Hinduism and Buddhism. This unique history is still observable today as Nepal can be considered a living museum. The ancient temples and shrines, still worshipped, are central to the lives of millions of Nepalis. The Kathmandu valley alone has seven world heritage sites recognised by UNESCO. Visitors are welcome to these sites to capture a glimpse of the ancient mystical Nepal.