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Nepal at Glance :

Nepal, the land of great Himalayas including Mount Everest, scenic beauty of nature, various birds and wild animals with one horned rhinos. Your journey across the world is not complete without visiting Nepal. No other country can rival concentration of high peaks, trekking routes & white water rafting like in Nepal. Nepal was dancing ground of Lord Shiva, birth place of Lord Buddha and even today the living goddess Kumari still resides in this mystical, adventurous and exotic land.

For the trekkers, mountaineer, rafter, wildlife lover, and even the introvert traveler Nepal was always been a hidden dream because of its mysteriousness, trapped within its massive and snow laden mountains. Nepal, a landlocked country between India & Chinese autonomous Tibet, always welcomes nature & adventure lover people with eight out of fourteen mountains of above eight thousand meters (twenty six thousand feet).

Nepal is also known as the country of god & goddess via said to have more temples than houses. In every step visitors find the temples and monuments of Boudha stupas.

People composed variety of races and tribes (101 ethnic groups) and 92 different spoken languages living in different regions, with diverse culture and dialects in Nepal. It has more festivals than the number of days in a year. It is said about Nepal that every other structure is a holy shrine and every other day a festival. These colorful and diverse culture and festivals always impressed and will be in future to visitors.
 


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Information about Nepal :
Continent Asia.
Capital Kathmandu.
Location Longitudes of 80 4' & 88 21' East and Latitudes of 26 12' & 30 27' North.
Area 147,181 Sq. Km / 56,826 miles.
Geography A sovereign Independent country, is bounded on the north by the Tibetan Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China, and on the east, south & west by India.

The Length of the Nation is 880km east to west & its bredth varies from 145-241 north to south.

Region

Himalaya : 15% of total land and areas; range between 4,877m - 8848m, includes eight of the 14 highest summits in the world.

Hills : 68% of the total land areas.
Terai : 17% of total land areas.
Climate Climate ranges from tropical in the low lands to the arctic in the higher altitude.
Season Winter (December - February); Spring (March - May);

Summer (June - August);

Autumn (September - November).

Nepal can be visited whole year.
Temperature please check "Temperature".
What to wear Please check "What to Bring / Wear".
Time 5 hrs 45 minutes ahead of GMT.
Population

23,151,423 (according to Census of 2001).

Popul'n Growth Rate

2.2 percentage.
Life Expectancy 62 years.
People More than 102 ethnic groups.
Language

92 different spoken languages living in different regions.

Nepali is the national language & travel-trade people can understand & speak as well.
Literacy Rate 52.74 percent (Male 65.08% & Female 42.49%)
Religion Hinduism (81%); Buddhism (11%); Islam (04%) & Others (04%).
Currency please check "Currency".
Banking Hour 10 AM to 02 PM & 05 PM to 07 PM (Sunday to Friday)
Post Office The Central Post Office (10 AM to 04 PM Sunday to Friday)
Internet facility Wi-fi (in normal hotel in major cities), Cyber-cafe (in major cities).
Political System Multi-party Democracy.
Highest Point Mt. Everest (8848m / 29028ft).
Deepest Gorge Kali Gandaki.
World Heritage Sites (Cultural)

Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Changu-Narayan Temple,

Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Lumbini
World Heritage Sites (Natural)

Chitwan National Park (932 sq. km),

Everest National Park (1148 sq. km).
Other National Parks Bardia National Park (968 sq.km); Shivapuri National Park; Langtang National Park (1710 sq.km); Khaptad National Park (225 sq.kms); Rara National Park (106 sq.km); Shey-Phoksundo National Park (3555 sq.km); Makalu-Barun National Park & Conservation Area (2330 sq.km).
Conservation Area & Wildlife Reserves

Annapurna Conservation Area; Manaslu Conservation Area; Kanchenjunga Conservation Area;

Koshi-Tappu Wildlife Reserve; Shukla-Phant Wildlife Reserve, Parsa Wildlife Reserve; Dhor-Patan Hunting Reserve.