Nepal Land of Himalayas
Nepal is a country full of myths and legends; this is where the earth meets the sky. Nestled in between Tibet, autonomous region of China and India, Nepal is the land of diversity. Nepal is home to 8 highest mountains in the world, some of the best tropical national parks best for Jungle safari and has some of the best rivers in the world for white water rafting. A paradise for trekkers Nepal offers a lot to people of all kinds of age groups and interest. There are lots of things you can do in this country of 26 million people such as flying or trekking to the Everest base camp, follow the tiger paw in the dense forests, and interact with the friendliest people in the world.
Besides the natural wonders of this small Himalayan nation its rich history, vibrant cultures and a tolerant mix of 10 different religions make this country the ultimate tourist destination. If you are in pursuit of your inner self, there is no other option than going to Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha. Nepal is also home to 10 UNESCO world heritage sites, 2 Natural world heritage sites and 8 cultural heritage sites, among which 7 are located in the Kathmandu Valley. Nepal is also home to 125 ethnic groups and more than 90 dialects. Sir Kirk Patrick, the first recorded westerner to visit Kathmandu described Kathmandu as a place with more temples than houses, more gods and goddesses than people and more festivals than days in a year. Nepal has been listed as one of the must visit place before you die by the British Magazine. The legends of the Gurkhas, the Living Goddess Kumari, the highest lake, the deepest Gorge, the highest trekking pass (Thorung-la), greatest altitude variation in the world etc make Nepal the place to see this year.
Fast facts about Nepal
|Area||147,181 Sq .Kms.|
|Border with||China and India|
|Altitude||From 60 m to highest place on earth 8848 m.|
|Per-capita Income||USD 800|
|Currency||Nepali Rupees ( 1 USD =92 Rupees , 1 EUR =130 Rupees)|
|Religion||Hindu (81%), Buddhist (9%), Islam (4 %) Christians (2%), others (4 %)|
|Time Zone||GMT +5.45|