an enchanting country, be it the snowcapped Himalayas, the terraced Mid Hills,
the bustling cities, the rushing forests, where wildlife, birds and flowers are
Nepal's fascinating capital is Kathmandu. Surrounded by former Kingdoms Bhaktapur,
Patan and Kritipur, Kathmandu valley is famous for its ancient shrines, temples,
palaces and squares.
Nepal is a landlocked country. The Tibet Autonomous
Region lies on the North, while to the East, South and West different provinces
of India can be found. Apart from the flat Terai. region in the South of Nepal,
the country is situated of at least 1,000 meters above sea level. Nepal is divided
in three geographical regions.
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This region ranges in altitude between 3,000 m and 8,848
m, with the snow line starting at 4,800 meters. It houses eight of the fourteen
highest mountains in the world.
This region occupies 64% of the countries total land. This
region is formed by the Mahabharat range soaring up to 4,877 meters. To the South
lies the Churia range which altitude varies from 610 meters to 1,524 meters.
At an altitude of maximum
305 meters above the sea level, Terai. occupies 17% of the total land. The countries
lowest altitude, just 70 meters above sea level, can be found in the Eastern Terai.
The country has a population
of about 20 million, representing different races and tribes. The Sherpa's, de
Dolpa-pa, de Baragaonli, de Manangi en de Lopa live in the Himalayan region. In
the hillside you find the Magar, Gurung, Newar, Tamang, Sunuwar, Rai and Limbu.
In Terai there are the Tharu, Darai, Kumhal, Danuwar and Majadadi, most of them
coming from India.
Religion & Culture
is the only Hindu Kingdom in the world Hinduism and Buddhism are mingled into
a complex religious blend. Hindus and Buddhists worships each other deities and
celebrate each other's festivals. The best known feature of Nepalese culture is
probably the Pagoda, the unique temple architecture of the Kathmandu Valley. The
temples and stupas contain a mix of beautiful wood carving, metal work and stone
sculpture. They add glory and grandeur to the cultural scene of the Kingdom.
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consists of several holiday seasons ;
For trekking and expeditions : the
best months are February, March, April, May in spring and September, October,
November,December in autumn. The monsoon months June to September are excellent
to go on trekking in Dolpo, Mustang and Tibet.
sightseeing: Kathmandu Valley offers excellent sightseeing trips
throughout the year.
The best period is right after monsoon, when the water level from the river is
For Terai and Chitwan:
October through April, when the temperatures are pleasant.
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Getting into Nepal
within reasonable flight distance from any part in the world. Direct connecting
flight from Europe and Asia arrive daily at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International
Airport. Opening Nepal's airspace to private run airline companies will provide,
starting September 98, excellent connecting flights with all European Countries.
Passport & Visa
All visitors to Nepal, except Indian nationals must hold valid passports and visa.
Tourist visas can be obtained from any Royal Nepalese Embassy or Consulate overseas.
A visa can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and
at the overland entry points. Tourists van extend their visas at the Central Immigration
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