Nepal, located between two-giant nations—India and China is diverse country in terms of language, culture, religion, ethnicity, geography to name a few. The latest Census shows that the population in Nepal makes up of 102 castes/ethnic groups, 10 different regions and 92-mother tongues speakers live in Nepal making the country, a country of unity in diversity. Nepal is a tiny but the amazing country, since it homes to 8-highest mountains above 8,000 m. (out of 14 in the world) and over 1300 mountains above 6,000 m. out of these mountains, the government has opened as many as 400 mountains for climbing purpose including the mountains above 8,000 m. Besides high Himalayas or mountain, Nepal is a paradise for the unique landscapes, artistic monuments, white-water sports and exotic wildlife. These all make up Nepal, one of the best destinations in the world.
In other word, Nepal is known no mere for trekking but also but has many more to offer from magnificent greeneries of the steamy jungles of the plains to the highest point on earth, the white Himalayas including Mt. Everest 8,848 m (the highest peaks in the world) towering above the populated valleys, the forested plains where the lordly tiger and trundling rhinoceros live, the terraced farmlands meticulously carved liked stairways out of hiss ridges, the cascading mountains rivulets from high hills to the plains, the forests with full of wildlife, flowers and birds, these all have made Nepal a paradise to the visitors. In recognition of trekking in Nepal have portrayed Nepal as the melting pot of the diverse culture, religion, language and ethnicity, roof of the World, natural amphitheatre, the land of mysticism and exoticism, the country of non-stop festivals—these features are explicit and self-explanatory about how Nepal is. Thus, the trekking and expedition in Nepal is perhaps incomparable to the World.
Facts of Nepal:
Location: Between India & the Tibetan Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China.
Area: 1 47,181 Sq. Kms.
Latitude: 26° 12′ and 30° 27′ North.
Longitude: 80° 4′ and 88° 12′ East.
Population: 23. 8 million
Topography: From the worlds deepest gorge ‘Kali-Gandaki’ to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8848m.
Political system: multi party democracy, Federal Republic democratic country
People: More than 100 ethnic groups (59 yet recognized by government) and 92 spoken languages.or on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
Religion: Characteristic of being the only Hindu country in the world. However, there is a harmonious blending of Hinduism, Buddhism, Christian and Islam.
Currency: Nepali Rupee (approximately US$ 1 equals Rs. 82.00)
Climate: Climate ranges from sub-tropical in the low lands to Arctic in higher altitudes.
World Heritage Sites: Ten (of which seven World Heritage Sites are situated within 20 kms. of radius, in the Kathmandu Valley).
Flora and Fauna: 840 different species of wet-land, migratory and residential birds. 8% of the world’s population of birds.
– 11 of the 15 butterfly families in the world.
– 2% of the flowering plants.
– 4% of mammals on earth.