Nepal Informaiton

ABOUT NEPAL: It is an extremely great Pleasure to introduce you about "Nepal". The mountainous country Nepal is a small country in South Asia. It is situated between two big nations India and China. This tiny country is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of its unique geographical position, latitudinal variation and due to its bio-diversity. Moreover Nepal is a heaven on earth because of its High Himalayan Mountains, artistic monuments, exotic wildlife, and rich culture. It is the land of Shangri-la, living Goddess Kumari and birth place of Lord Buddha. Not only that but Nepal is also a Trekker's "Paradise".

Nepal has been admired and praised by various renowned travel writers:  

"In Nepal you take the beauty of architecture for granted. It is so "lived in" and alive. The works of art are amazing and could rival the finest in many countries of Europe. That's what I like about Nepal."
Cathy, SCOTLAND.

"Nepal is a place to be savored not devoured. Abandon your desire to see everything and go everywhere, avoid schedules and time frames. I hope impress upon you to isolate certain areas and take time to see and understand. I urge you to go beyond the limits of Kathmandu Valley for beyond the valley lies an entirely new world to be discovered. Stop for an afternoon to sit upon a stair of one of the many temples or while trekking stay a few extra days or a week in one village and watch Nepal. Watch the people interact, watch their mannerisms, dress, rituals and their faces, absorb the culture, understand the religion, embrace it and then you will begin to really see and love Republic Nepal."
Megan Cooke, St. Louis, USA.

"For me Nepal is a very special country. You can walk virtually everywhere and people show so much warmth and friendliness in their approach to you. You'll always be welcomed in a Nepalese household to share in their DALBHAT. To me this makes the country unique."
Fiona Poole, New Zealand.

In Nepal I had the best experience of my life. After 20 days here and unable to trek because of a sore knee. I was bored and tired of wandering around Thamel and being hassled by street sellers. Still having some days before my departure, and to kill some days I decided to do a five day residential course in a monastery in Patan on meditation and Buddhism led by western teachers, all members of a western Buddhist order and learn how to meditate. The retreat was much more than I expected. Those "Gurus" gave me new life and new energy and the key to find, face and resolve my problems and difficulties that until then I had not known how to manage. It was like to be born again. If you don't have much time to spend, it's worth paying a visit to the Buddhist Center for a free talk in the evening or two or three day course. It might change your life.
Neto Vieira, BRAJIL

What's so special of Nepal?

- Nepal is also "one of the world's great trekking paradises" and "one of the nicest countries in the world".   according to Sir Edmund Hillary.
- the highest mountain peak in the world known as roof of the world(Mt. Everest 8848m.) ( according to the Guinnes Book of world records)    
- Person who has climbed Everest without oxygen eight times – Ang Rita Sherpa.
- Person who has climbed Everest at the age of 76 years- Min Bahadur Serchan.
- The deepest river gorge in the world ( Kali gandaki River) .
-The birthplace of Lord Buddha – Lumbini.
- Melting pot of Hinduism and Buddhism.
- The Living Goddess Kumari who is worshipped and is taken on a chariot procession annually.
-The capital city of Kathmandu "with as many idols as men and as many temples as ouses"( According to a British traveler few centuries ago)
- Elephant polo match is held every year in Chitawan National Park.
- Nepal has one of ten best rivers in the world for rafting. According to a magazine.
- Nepalhas a hotel which has been called one of the best cheap places to stay outsid Europe  and North America.
- Nepal has such a concentration of art, culture and tradition in the Kathmandu valley which could not be found anywhere else in the world.  (according to a guidebook) Nepal is one of the few countries of the world where you can see one horned rhinos.

FACTS FOR VISITORS

Nepal is occupying only 0.1% of the total landmass of the earth. It is home to  2 % of all the flowering  plants in the world, 8 % of the world’s population of birds (more than 848 species), 4 % of mammals on earth, 11 of the world’s 15 families of butterflies (more than 500 species), 600 indigenous plant families, 319 species of exotic orchids.

NEPAL  At  A Glance

Country: Nepal. It is a country of Mt. Everest (roof of world), height 8848 meters. 
Area: 147,181 Sq. Km.
Latitude: 26º 12´ and 30º 27´North.
Longitude: 80º 4´ and 88º 12´ East.
Length: An average 855 km.
Width: Minimum 144 km to maximum 240 km.

Location: Situated in Southern Asia, between China, in the north and India, in the south, east and west. It is 1 of 32 landlocked countries in the world. It has covered 0.03% land of the total land in the world and 0.3 % land of the Asia     continent.

Capital: Katmandu.

Population: 25.8 Million.

Administrative Divisions: 5 development region, 14 zones, 75 districts, 58 municipalities and 3938 Village Development Committees are in Nepal.

Occupation: Agriculture (81 % of total population) and cattle breeding.

Language: Nepalese is the national language. However travel-trade people understand and speak English as well.

C urrency: Nepalese Rupee (approximately US $ 1 equals 68 as of June 9, 2008).

Political System: It's a FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICE STATE.

Religion: Nepal is a secular state with a pre-dominance of Hindus and Buddhist   population.

Festivals: There are many more festivals in Nepal. However Dashain( it is a festival of jubilation and triumph of good over evil) and Tihar( it is a festival of   lights and flowers) are national festivals.

Architecture: Seven style of buildings are popular in Nepal. Among them Pagoda Style, Stupa Style, Shikhara Style and Vihar Style are more popular.

Climate: varies from cool summers and severe winters in north to subtropical summers and mild winters in south. Nepal has four major seasons.

1) Winter: Dec – Feb. 2) Spring: Mar – May, 3) Summer : June – Aug. 4) Autumn: Sept. – Nov.

Elevation extremes: lowest point: Kechanage l70mt. to the highest point on earth Mt. Everest,8848mt.

Geography:

Terai or flat river plain of the Ganges in south(low land), central hill region, rugged Himalayas in north. Nepal can be divided into three zones.

1. Himalayan region: Rugged high mountains is in the northern part, (15% of total land of Nepal has covered and average elevation of this region is from 48770m up to 8848m.

2. Middle hills region: This middle part of country has covered 68% of total land of Nepal. It starts from 5oom up to 4877m.

3. Low lands of the southern part had covered 17 % of total land of Nepal. It's average elevation starts from 70m up to 500m.

Vegetation : Nepal possesses some of the most outstanding bio-div
ersity in the world,  ranging   from sub-tropical rain forest in the low lands to alpine desert (arctic) in the higher altitude.

Flora and fauna: 840 different species of wet-land, migratory and residential birds; 8 % of the world’s population of the birds can be found in Nepal.
It Is Home To Endangered Species Like; Royal Bengal Tiger, One horned Rhino, Snow-leopard, Red Panda, Brown Bear, Black Buck, Four Horned Antelope, Musk Deer, Saras Crane etc.
People: Nepal has more than 101 ethnic groups and 92 spoken languages.

What to wear: Light weight clothing is recommended for May through October. Warm garments are required in October – March. An umbrella or a raincoat is a must for the rainy season.

A Rich and Living

Culture: A rich and living culture of Nepal is alive and dynamic. Shamanism, Pa-animism and witch-craft are still practiced in remote regions. Temples, Shrines, monuments, and monasteries are extremely active with devotee burning butter lamps, singing hymns, chiming temple’s bells and playing drums. Nepal is the only a country in the world that has a living Goddess Kumari.
World Heritage Sites in Nepal: Ten ( seven world heritage sites are in Katmandu valley within 20 kms. of radius) world heritage sites are situated in Nepal. These are pided into 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (WHS) in Nepal. Of these 4 WHS – two are in cultural category and two WHS falls in the natural category.
In the cultural category the seven monuments of Katmandu valley and Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha are included.

Cultural category: UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Sites:

3 historical palaces - Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan urbar Square.
Two Buddhist Stupas - Swayambhunath and - Boudhanath.
Two Hindu temples - Pashupatinath temple and Changunarayan temple.
Lumbini - Buddhist Site (Birth place of Lord Buddha).
Natural Category - UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites:
Two National Parks  - Everest National Park (estd. in 1976), has been listed at world Heritage Site in
1979 A.D.  It has covered 1,148Sq.Km.
Chitwan National Park has been listed at World Heritage Site in 1984 A.D. It has  covered 932 sq km.

Major tourist attractions- 

Trekking: Most popular trekking region in Nepal: (Everest Region, Annapurna Region (The world's best trekking trail), and Langtang Region.
Tour, Mountaineering, River Rafting, Jungle Safari,  Historical Palaces, Natural Beauty, Stupas,  Temples , A Rich and Living Culture, Friendly People Behavior, Flora and Fauna, Geographical Structure, Outstanding Biodiversity,  Architecture, Festivals, Ethnic People, Mountain Flight.

Besides these programs we also can organize customized programs as per the need of Guest.

Our all programs are designed for everybody including all age groups and levels of experience.





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