Nepal, erstwhile mountain kingdom, has now become a democratic republic country. Nepal is a Himalayan country considered one of the best destinations for trekking and mountaineering in the world. It is probably the only country in the world which attracts thousands of trekkers and mountaineers every year to explore and experience the natural hidden treasures. Wedged between India and Tibet (China), this small, mountainous country is home to half of the world’s 8000m peaks including Mount Everest. This small country offers an incredible variety of eco-system, thick tropical forests teeming with flora and fauna, thundering rivers, ice-blue lakes, forested hills, arid deserts and frozen valleys all within a distance of 147,000 sq kms with a diverse range of topography and climates, from the freezing high Himalaya to the hot and humid plains of the south.
The temples and historical palaces full of architectural values give glimpse of the craftsmanship and artistic ingenuity of the people then and now. Numerous religious and social festivals are celebrated all year round, as these festivals are the inevitable and aesthetical part of the religious and traditional heritage of the people from time immemorial. Smiling and welcoming attributes of the people add more meaning to the hospitality to give the guests the feeling that homely atmosphere is waiting for them in this beautiful and enchanting land of myths and legends.
Location: Situated between India and Tibet (China)
Area: 147,181 sq. km.
Latitude: 26’22’’ and 30’27’’ north.
Longitude: 80’4’’ and 88’12’’ east.
People: 90 ethnic groups and over 100 spoken languages.
Population: 25.5 million
Topography: Flat land, hill and Himalayan mountains
Vegetation: Wide range of vegetations from tropical to alpine
Weather: Tropical in the lowlands to Arctic
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter