Male Caucasian tourist trekking walking along narrow footpath at himalayan mountains, Nepal, Backpacking is generally an extended journey or walk with a backpack, often on long distance trails. However, for North American hikers it more frequently describes a multi-day hike that involves camping, though occasionally it may involve the use of simple shelters or mountain huts. In New Zealand, tramping is an equivalent term though overnight huts are frequently used. Hill walking is the equivalent in Britain, though backpackers make use of all kinds of accommodation, in addition to camping. Backpackers use simple huts in South Africa. Similar terms used in other countries are trekking or bushwalking. A backpack allows a hiker to carry supplies and equipment to accommodate multiple days out on a trail. There is another form of backpacking: a method of travel which mainly utilizes public transport, for a journey which can last months. Tourist couple looking at magnificent himalayan mountain view at Nagarkot, Kathmandu, Nepal. heterosexual couple standing and watching himalaya scene. Nepalese, woman, people, female, walking, footpath, natural beauty, natural, beauty, nature, tourist, tourism, hiking, hike, hiker, motion, adventure, adventurous, slim, young, step, rear view, rear, view, outdoor, outdoors, day, daytime, video, footage, Nepalese, man, people, male, woman, female, landscape, majestic, magnificent, mountain, mountainous, valley, mist, misty, fog, foggy, forest, tree, wood, woods, natural beauty, natural, beauty, nature, romance, love, togetherness, together, leaning, holding hands, adventure, adventurous, outdoor, outdoors, day, daytime, video, footage, trekking, trek, climb, climbing, backpack, bakpacker, young, Nepal is a landlocked country in Southern Asia, between the Tibet autonomous region of China and India. It contains 8 of the world’s 10 highest peaks, including Mount Everest – the world’s tallest – on the border with Tibet, and Lumbini, the birth place of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. A monarchy for hundreds of years, Nepal was declared a republic in June 2008. Nepal has a very diverse geography, rising from less than 100 metres (328 ft) elevation in the tropical Terai—the northern rim of the Gangetic Plain, beyond the perpetual snow line to some 90 peaks over 7,000 metres (22,966 ft) including Earth’s highest Mount Everest or Sagarmatha at 8,848m (29,029 ft). Religion: The Census of 2011 has listed 10 religions— Hindu, Buddhist, Islam, Kiranti, Christian, Prakriti, Bon, Jain, Bahai and Sikh. According to census 2011 main religions are Hinduism (81.3% / 21,551,492), Buddhism (9.0% / 2,396,099), Islam (4.4% / 1,162,370), Kirat (3.1% / 807,169), Christianity (1.4% / 375,699), Prakriti (0.5% / 121,982), Bon (13,006), Jainism (3,214), Bahai (1,283) and Sikhism (609). Climate: Nepal has a Monsoonal climate with four main seasons – though traditionally a year was categorized into six distinct climate periods: Basanta (spring), Grishma (early summer), Barkha (summer monsoon), Sharad (early autumn), Hemanta (late autumn) and Shishir (winter).