Draped along the great heights of the Himalayas, Nepal is a land of sublime scenery, time-worn temples, and some of the best walking trails on earth. It's a poor country rich in scenic splendour and cultural treasures. The kingdom is the kind of country that lingers in dreams long after leaving it. Whether it be adrenaline kicks from some of the world's premier white-water rafting, kayaking and mountain biking, or from the sight of a tiger or rhino through the dawn mist from atop an elephant in Chitwan National Park, Nepal is destined to make a big impression. Many visitors, drawn to Nepal by the promise of adventure, leave charmed also by the friendliness of the Nepali people and their amazingly rich and diverse culture.