Nepal At a Glance

Nepal is a land-locked country bordering with the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China in the north and surrounded by India in the east, south and west. Contains eight of world’s 10 highest peaks, including Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga – the world’s tallest and third tallest – on the borders with China and India respectively. Nepal occupy 0.1 % of land area on a global scale, which is small nation where climatic zones vary vividly within a short distance from the low lying Kanchan Kalan (60m) to Mount Everest (8848m), the highest point on earth. In the mid 20th century, Nepal was opened to the outside world; it is home to 101 diverse ethnic groups who even today practice centuries-old traditions, culture and religious beliefs which have changes little over time. Eight of the fourteen eight thousanders of the world lie in Nepal: Mount Everest (It is called Nepali name ‘Sagarmatha’-8848m), Kanchenjungha (8586m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8163m) and Annapurna I (8091m).

 

You can hike to the Himalayas, and there’s absolutely no shortage of guides and porters who’ll assist you in your trip. They’ll also be more than happy to assist you in ascending a mountain of your choice, should you choose to do so. Besides trekking, you can go whitewater rafting in Nepal’s several Himalayan rivers. You can also go paragliding and visit National Parks in jungle safari trips, where you’ll see a lot of wild beasts and a range of tropical plants. There’s also no shortage of cultural and historical sites to visit in Nepal, and you can hire a guide and visit some historical and culturally significant world heritage sites of this nation. Each and every mountain of Nepal is incredible, but if you’re interested only in the tallest among them, you can book a trip to Mt. Everest.

 

Nepal is considered one of the best destination in the world. Nepal is the country of Mt. Everest, birth place of Lord Buddha and Holy land of Hindus and Buddhist. In Nepal, the same beautiful mountain ranges, which draw trekkers and climbers, shape an incredible variety of white water challengers for paddlers. The centuries old cities, panoramic views of the Himalayas, green forest with different types of wild animals and more than 800 species of birds makes Nepal popular destination. There are seven world cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Changunarayan, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bouddhanath Stupa are the monasteries, Temples and ancient heritage under the preservation of UNESCO. Apart from this there is an excellent hiking opportunity around the valley sightseeing in Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini is also excellent opportunity to explore Nepal.

 

The diverse geography of this small country surrounded extremes from the highest peak on the earth to steamy lowland jungles. Nepal is only hundred miles wide but rises from near sea level on the genetic plain to over 8848m at the top of the Mount Everest.

 

Fact’s of Nepal

 

Continent: Asia (South)

 

Situated: Situated between India in the south, east, west and China in the north.

 

Total Area Covered: 1,47,181 Sq. Km.

 

Capital: Kathmandu

 

Total Population: 28.58 million

 

Elevation : 60 – 8848 meter above sea level

 

People: 92 Spoken language and more than 101 ethnic groups.

 

National Language: Nepali is the national language but travel trade people can understand and speak English as well.

 

Religion: Hinduism is the major religion, however Buddhism, Christinity, Islam are also the main religions.

 

Currency: Nepalese Rupee

 

Geographical Division : 3 geographical zones-

  1. High Mountain
  2. Mid Hill
  3. Plain

 

Political System: Federal Democratic Republic

 

Climate: Nepal has four major seasons.

  1. Winter : December to February
  2. Spring : March to May
  3. Summer : June to August
  4. Autumn : September to November

 

Monsoons are from June till mid September.