Nepal’s mountainous, hill, mountain and ‘Terai’ (flat) regions offer some of the most spectacular trekking and beautiful scenery in the world. Well-published photographs of Everest, Machhapuchhre, Ama Dablam and other huge mountains make them instantly recognizable to keen trekkers from every continent. Nepal has a virtual monopoly on the world’s tallest mountains (eight of the ten highest peaks are located in Nepal) and a number of the popular trekking routes offer wonderful views or even visits to the base camps used by mountaineering expeditions. The hill country is also breathtakingly beautiful with pretty villages, attractive houses and interesting temples, as well as subtropical lowlands, vast meadows or forests, fast flowing rivers, deep canyons and the cold and barren regions at the feet of great mountain peaks. The views change with the seasons, and with different stages of planting and harvesting cycles or the brilliant displays of wild flowers in spring and autumn. There is always something interesting to see and experience.