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Situated between India and Tibet (China), this Himalayan country is endowed with glorious scenery verdant terraced valleys, rushing rivers and ice-blue lakes that originate in the 'abode of snows', or Himalayas. Its diverse terrain offers tremendous opportunities for cultural and natural exploration inviting holiday makers for various trips such as; cultural tours, treks, hiking, mountain expedition, white water rafting, jungle safari, mountain flight and many other adventure sports. In fact, Nepal is a land of ancient history, colorful cultures and friendly people found nowhere else on earth! Also, the country is popular for numerous festivals that are celebrated throughout the year in traditional style highlighting enduring customs and beliefs.

     
Area : 147,181 sq. kilometers
Geography : Situated between China in the north and India in the south
Capital : Kathmandu
Population : 23.4 million
People : 100 ethnic groups and over 125 spoken language.
Language : Nepali is the national language. However, travel-trade people understand and speak English as well.
Currency : Nepali Rupee (approximately US$ 1 equals Rs. 74.65 )
Political System: : Multi-party democracy with constitutional monarchy
Religion : Nepal enjoys the distinction of being the only Hindu Kingdom in the world. However, there is a harmonious blending of Hinduism and Buddhism.
Climate : Nepal has four major seasons, namely,
Seasons : Winter: December-February
Spring: March-May
Summer: June-August
Autumn: September-November
What to Wear : Lightweight clothing is recommended for May through October. Warm garments are required in October through March. An umbrella or raincoat is a must for the rainy season.


World Heritage Sites (Cultural)

Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Pashupatinath
Swayambhunath
Boudhanath
Patan Durbar Square
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Changunarayan
Lumbini (Birth place of Lord Buddha)

World Heritage Sites ( Natural)

Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park (1,148 Sq.km.)
Chitwan National Park (932 Sq.km.)