Nepal is a beautiful country tucked in South East Asia that borders Tibet / China in the North, and India towards the South, East, and West. Covers an area of 147, 181 sq. km with only 0.03 % size of the planet earth. But one of the world's richest countries treasures the highest mountain range, where 8 tallest peaks out of 14 world highest are located in Nepal. Includes number-one Mt. Everest, 3rd high Mt. Kanchenjunga, 04th Mt. Lhotse, and 5th Mt. Makalu with 6th Mt. Cho-Oyu, 7th Mt. Dhaulagiri, the 8th Mt. Manaslu, and 10th highest Mt. Annapurna.
Nepal is one of the most preferred countries for all types of adventure, from leisure hikes to moderate and adventure trekking. As well as challenging feat like Mountaineering to smaller trekking peaks climbing includes a wide range of peaks within the Nepal Himalayas.
The country is not only famous for its highest mountains, but it is also rich in its natural beauty. A land of great dramatic bio-diversity, due to its amazing and unique geographical position with scenic landscapes and variation of altitude.
Ranging from the highest point of Mt. Everest top of 8, 848. 86 meters / 29, 031. 69 feet (present new height from 2021). To the lowest elevation of 60 meters down south of the Terai belt, the flat land of the country extends from the Far East to the West.
The most fascinating and amazing country is Nepal, where one can travel from low sub-tropical temperatures to cooler alpine hills. Then ending at the arctic zone of ice and glaciers, all within a mere distance of 150 km with vast climate change.
They inhabit low warm to mid-alpine hills to high mountainous areas; the world’s 4 % of different mammals. Includes 15 families of butterflies that are more than 500 species found in the world; with 600 indigenous plant families; 319 species of exotic orchids.
A paradise for nature lovers, naturalists, and botanical / zoologist students as well as for all travelers to enjoy the pristine environment of Nepal Himalaya. Where one can visit various national parks of Nepal that treasure exciting and exotic flora and fauna of great natural interest. From the low land of the dense Terai tropical jungle of Chitwan and Bardiya National Parks to the Mountainous zone of Sagarmatha National Park.
Located within the Everest region, Sagarmatha is a name for Everest in Nepal. Chitwan and Sagarmatha National Parks are listed as World Heritage Sites.
Hardly found around the rest of the world where one can notice temples and monasteries close to each other. Nepal and its major populated cities, towns, and villages still retain its ancient glories of age-old culture and traditional customs.
As it were hundreds of past centuries, visitors can enjoy the delight of Nepalese skilled arts and crafts. That includes masterpiece architecture on the old temples, stupas, and religious monuments with Malla and Shah Monarch Royal Palaces of past centuries. In Nepal, wherever you visit can witness the locals in religious activities, worshiping in temples, shrines, or in a monastery.
Religion is part of daily life as well to maintain discipline and continue its immense ancient cultures. In Nepal, festivals are celebrated all around the year big or small, whether it’s a Hindu or Buddhist event, the Nepalese rejoice with pomp and joy.
Nepal with more than 60 ethnic groups and 70 different spoken native languages and Nepali is the major and official language. Interesting facts about Nepal besides religion and festivals the country has its calendar known by the year B.S. (BikramSambat).
A king of the Gupta period during the golden era of civilization around the Indian continent started the Lunar Calendar. Which is still in use in Nepal as an official calendar, with the present Nepalese year 2077 B.S. 56 years and 8 months ahead of the English or Gregorian calendar with AD.
The other important to know about the country is that the Pagoda and terracotta architecture originated in Nepal. And then flourished around Asian countries like China, Japan, and Korea, a great artist and sculptor Arinko. Who visited China during the time of emperor Kublai Khan, built the white pagoda, and that still exists in Beijing. An excellent proof of Nepalese Pagoda style roof origin, and contribution to the rest of the world.
The most tour begins from Kathmandu, the capital and major commercial hub of Nepal, as Nepal is an ancient country. Places around Kathmandu and its adjoining cities are steeped with historical monuments of fine masterpieces and works of art and craftsmanship.
Most beautiful areas with religious importance temples, monasteries, stupas, and old Royal palaces are included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The cities around Kathmandu valley besides Kathmandu are equally fascinating to visit like Patan and Bhaktapur. Around Kathmandu enjoy a tour of the past ancient glory of Kathmandu's old Durbar Square with the old palace and a lovely courtyard.
Tour of Swayambhunath's more than 2,500 years old history and a famous landmark of the country, tour extends to the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath an important place for all Hindu followers, and visit the large stupa of Bouddhanath. Includes various sites of great cultural, historical, and religious interest around all major cities within Kathmandu valley.
Beyond Kathmandu Dhulikhel and Nagarkot for stunning sunrise and sunsets over an array of Himalayan peaks.
Another beautiful and most important tourist is Pokhara a city on a verdant valley blessed with the natural beauty of the Annapurna Himalaya Mountain range and serene lakes. Visit Lumbini the birthplace of Lord Buddha the Light of Asia, located in Nepal's Far South West, with many more exciting places for a visit around scenic and cultural Nepal.
Nepal with four main seasons for travel, spring (March to May) summer (June to August) with monsoon wet times, and autumn /fall (September to November) with winter (December to February). Best time in spring, autumn, and pre-winter times when days are mostly clear for pleasant walks and views of Himalaya white snow peaks.
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