A peaceful landlocked country our Nepal lies between two strong powers, India and China, located in South Asia. It is a nation of multiethnic, multi-religious, multicultural, multiracial and multilingual existence. In the world it is known for its beauty, hospitality and courage. UNESCO has listed 10 heritage sites in Nepal including 7 in the Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Changunarayan), Lumbini ('Birthplace of the Buddha'), Chitwan National Park ('Wildlife Safari Camp') and Sagarmatha National Park ('Top of the World').
The Himalayan country Nepal in where, the world's 7 out of 10 highest mountains are located. Mount Everest (No.1), Kanchenjunga (No.3), Lhotse (No.4), Makalu (No.5), Dhaulagiri (No.7), Manaslu (No.8), Annapurna (No.10) are the highest 7 out of 10 peaks worldwide. Nepal is a very adventurous country, for lovers of trekking. Nepal trekking has achieved worldwide fame. Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trekking, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, Langtang Valley Trek, Upper Mustang, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Ri Trek, Upper Dolpo are among the best hiking destinations in Nepal. Buddha was raised as a prince in the Shakya kingdom of Kapilvastu which currently resides in the Rupandehi district in the lumbini region which attracts numerous pilgrims from South Asia as well as from different parts of the world. More than 1 million foreign tourists visit Nepal per year for hiking, trekking, education and pilgrimage purposes.
Lumbini's main attractions include the Temple of Maya Devi, Ashoka Pillar, Myanmar Golden Temple, Universal Peace Pagoda, Dharma swami Maharaja Buddha Vihar, China Shrine, Lumbini Museum. Every year several foreigners visit Nepal for various purposes i.e. Leisure trips, vacation visits, honeymoon trips and other outdoor events such as White Water Rafting, Jungle Safari, Bungee Jumping, Mountain Biking, Paragliding, Canoeing, Zip Flyer, Motorbike Rally, Off road Jeep Ride, Helicopter Trip, Everest Sky Diving, Rock Climbing.