Nepal – The Most Amazing and Beautiful Place on Earth and Naturally, Culturally Nepal once is not enough! Nepal officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia and the world’s youngestRead More..
Trekking is one of the most popular thing to do in the world, Everest Base Camp Trekking and Annapurna Base Camp Trekking are most popular trekking route in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal is most popular activity, other adventure activities like peak climbing, expedition, jungle safari are second preference.
Nepal is one of the most beautiful and naturally blessed countries in the world. The extravagant beauty imparted by the nature upon this small country is topped with the elegance of cultural diversity that makes it a must visit destination. The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal as it is officially called, is a landlocked country surrounded by India in the south, east and west and China in the north.
Nepal has a total area of 147,181 square kilometers and a population of around 30 million. Kathmandu is the capital of the country and all major government offices and administrative entities are situated here. Not just that, Kathmandu is also the major transit point for travelers coming to Nepal. Most of them enter the country via air route through the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and after spending a couple of days in the capital, they fly over to places like Pokhara, Lumbini etc. for further visits.
Nepal is a country rich in natural heritages and the mountains in the country take to the top of the list. It is home to 14 of the world’s highest mountains and thousands of tourists come to the country each year to trek to these mountains every year. The world’s tallest mountain, the Mount Everest also lies in Nepal. Known as Sagarmatha in Nepali language, the Mount Everest scores a height of 8848m and is also sometimes referred to as the roof of the world.
Hinduism is the main religion practiced in the country. Most of the people living in Nepal follow Hinduism irrespective of their castes or ethnicities. After Hinduism comes Buddhism, with the second largest number of followers. Nepal is also the birthplace of Gautam Buddha who gave birth to the Buddhist religion and upon whose teachings, the religion is based.
NEPAL COUNTRY INFO
Location : Between India and the Tibetan autonomous region of the people’s Republic of China.
Area : 147, 181 SQ.KM
Latitude : 26D 4′ to 30D 27′ North.
Longitude: 80D 4′ to 88D 12′ East.
People: 40 Ethnic Groups and 70 Spoken Languages.
Political System : Multiparty Democracy with Constitutional Monarch.
Topography : From the world’s deepest Gorge “Kaligandaki” to the highest point on the earth Mt. Everest 8848m high.
Vegetation : As per the size of the country, Nepal possesses the most out – standing bio-diversity in the world, ranging from sub-tropical rain forests to alpine deserts climate ranges from tropical in the low lands to Arctic in highest altitudes.
Season: Winter (December to February) Summer (March to August) Monsoon (June to August) Autumn (September to November)
Monsoon : Mostly rains at night making the following day crispy clean and fresh. Most of the northern belt of the Trans-Himalayan zone is rain-shadowed and ideal for trekking.
National Bird: Pheasant (Danfe)
National Flower: Rhododendron (Laliguras)
Adventure travel in Nepal:
Nepal offers a wide range of options to adventure travelers. From bungy jumping to paragliding and from mountain biking to trekking, Nepal has everything to tantalize a real adventurer. Helicopter tours, river rafting, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, bird watching etc. are some other adventure activities that are popular in the country.
Cultural Tours in Nepal
If you are more of a culture enthusiast than an adventure lover, Nepal offers you an equally great opportunity to learn of the diverse eastern culture. People with diverse castes and ethnicities residing in the country will kindle your interest by virtue of their unique customs and traditions. From festivals to mural arts and folk dances of various kinds, the opportunities are endless for a culture lover.
Climate of Nepal
Nepal observes the Spring season from the Month of March to the mid of April. Although the evenings give you a chill, the days are bright and sunny. Next comes summer which is interrupted by the monsoon rains around May or June. The rainy season continues till September after which the spring season takes over. The Spring season in Nepal is generally the time between October and November. This is also the ideal time for traveling to Nepal for a holiday.
Geography of Nepal
Nepal is topographically divided into three main regions, the Himalayan region, the Hilly Region and the Terai Region. Elevations among the highest and the lowest places vary from 70 meters above sea level(in places in the Terai region) to 8848m(the altitude of Mount Everest). The Terai lies in the Southern region and is particularly hot while the Himalayan region is characterized by cold climate throughout the year.
The Himalayan Region
Some of Nepal’s most beautiful flora and fauna are found in this region. Rare Animals like the Snow Leopard and birds like Danphe are also found in the Himalayan region of Nepal. People in this region mainly rely upon tourism as the major source of their income besides trading local products like cheese, wool etc.
The Hilly Region
The Hilly region houses the major cities of the country like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Dharan etc. The eastern hills receive more rainfall because of the monsoon clouds from the southeast while the western hills receive relatively less rainfalls and rely mainly on the snow melting from the mountains. Animals like leopard, barking deer etc. are also found in this region. People living here have a high level of cultural diversity and are also involved in variety of occupations for sustaining their lives.
The Terai region lies towards the Southern part of the country and is characterized by fertile lands. Sub tropical forests rich in wildlife and vegetation are found in this area. Industrial towns like Butwal, Biratnagar, Bhairahawa etc. also lie in this region. This region is also the main center for agriculture and foreign trade in the country.Hide..
Trekking in Nepal is one of the most popular thing to do in the world, Everest Base Camp Trekking and Annapurna Base Camp Trekking are most popular trekking routes in Nepal.
Known as the Himalayan Kingdom, Nepal has 1310 mountains (the major portion of the Mountain range.) which are over 5500 meters (18,090 ft) to 8848m (29,028ft) above sea level.
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