Sweets between India and China and dominated by the various mysterious peaks of the Himalaya, Nepal is an unforgettable land of fertile valleys and peaceful village, winding mountain trails dotted with prayer flags and wildflowers, gigantic glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the world's highest mountains takes you very close and gives heavenly joy to all.
The Himalayas are taken as the best trekking destination all over the world. Nepal is a place of eight of the world highest mountain including the world's highest Mount Everest. Land of Nepal is a combination of awe-inspiring wildness, cultural difference and gentle pace that capture the heart of those who visit here, luring people back and confirming to realized Nepal's official tourism slogan " Ones is Not Enough" Nepal is a country is that offers a lifetimes experience for everyone for around the world. A holiday of Nepal offers romance and adventure from the spectacular Himalayas to distant wildlife safari, exhilarating white water rafting, a mysterious variety of flora and fauna, charismatic arts and culture and some of the best walking trails on earth combined with stirring adventure bustles. Snow-fed Himalayas Rivers, Green valleys and rolling hills, topical to alpine vegetation, plains pristine glaciers, and High Mountain passes are some of the physical attractions for trekking in Nepal. The presence of ten national parks, three wildlife reserves, one hunting reserve, and six conservation areas makes Nepal a paradise for lovers of nature and wildlife.
Variety of trekking and expedition choices are available in Nepal, such as cultural treks, agro treks, wilderness treks, heritage treks, Himalayas region trek and expedition, short and easy treks and eco treks.
Nepal is a landlocked country bordering with the Tibet Autonomous Region of China in the north and surrounded by India in the east, south, and west.
Population:29.8 million (UN, 2010)
Altitude: Varies from 70 meters to 8848 meters.
Nepali is the national language of Nepal. Educated people understand and speak English as well. There are hundreds of local languages spoken by people from various ethnic groups.
Nepal has four major seasons and you can make the plan to visit all the year round.
Nepal Time is 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT and 15 minutes ahead of Indian standard time.
People and Religion
Nepalese people are mainly divided into two distinct groups, the Indo Aryans and the mongoloids (The kirats). Before 2007 AD, Nepal was regarded as the only Hindu Kingdom in the world. But after that, the government of Nepal has already announced the country to be a secular country. The Hindu Temples and Buddhist Shrines are scattered all over the Kingdom. Nepal is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Herald of peace, and the Light of Asia. Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, and Christians live together in harmony. And other nature worshippers, too, exist here.
Currency and Foreign exchange
Nepali Rupee notes come in Rs. 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in Rs. 1, 2, 5 and 10 denominations.
Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. The receipts of such transaction are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival. Visitors other than the Indian nationals have to make the payment in foreign currency (non-Indian currency) in the hotel, trekking agencies or travel agencies and for air tickets.
Life expectancy: 68 years (men), 70 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: Nepalese rupee = 100 paisa
Main exports: Carpets, clothing, leather goods, jute goods, grain
GNI per capita: US $480 (World Bank, 2010)
Internet domain: .np
International dialling code: +977