Nepal Botanical Tours
Since ancient times, the people of Nepal have depended upon plants and plant products as a mainstay of everyday life. Today, almost 90% of Nepalese rely on subsistence agriculture, with plants performing a vital role as arable crops, fodder, fruit and vegetables, fuel, building materials and medicines. So far 1500 plans (1434 flowering plants, 65 ferns and their allies, and 8 conifers and their allies) have been recorded as having at least one use, including more than 650 used as food plants and over 1000 species of wild plants used for medicine.

Botanically Nepal forma a transition zone between the plants of the western Himalaya (including western Asiatic and Mediterranean elements) and the eastern Himalaya (with many Sino – Japanese elements). Adding variety to the mix are Tibetan Plateau (Central Asiatic) plants from the north and humid tropical species of the lowland plains (Terai) from the Gangetic plains of India and further a field into Indochina. Central to this is the Hiamalayan range itself, a unique series of mountain chains formed by geologically recent mountain building events. These young massifs contribute to the diversity of plants, and have provided barriers to and corridors through which plants migrated during the ice ages.

BOTANICAL TOURS WE OFFER

  • YARSHA GOMPA TREKKING NEPAL

  • SHEY – PHOKSUNDO BOTANICAL TREK

  • MAKALU – BARUN BOTANICAL EXPEDITION

  • HIMALAYAN BOTANICAL PARADISE

  • MOUNTAIN OF BOTANICAL GARDEN