Nepal is a small beautiful Himalayan nation placed in between two giant nations – India and China. Though a developing country in terms of economy, it is a rich country in terms of natural resources and cultural diversity. Eight of ten highest mountains lies in Nepal. The world’s highest mountain – Mt. Everest stands tall in the soil of this nation. Apart from this fact, there are many mountains that rises tall above the height of five, six and seven thousand. Owning to the topographical variation of this nation, the country possesses high mountains to hills and valleys. It not only spreads its territory to these valleys and hills but extends through the flat plains of Terai. Mountainous regions are cold whereas flat Terai are hot. These diversities in terms of weather, climate and topography makes Nepal a shelter for different kinds of floras and faunas who can survive in these different kind of atmosphere and temperature. The rivers that flows through the mountains makes Nepal the second richest country in world in terms of fresh flowing river water.
These diversified topography makes Nepal a no. 1 travel destination around the globe. You can opt for trekking, tour or different kind of adventure activities here. White water rafting, para gliding, bungee jumping, ultra-light flight, zip flyer, jungle safari, rock climbing, etc are some of the potentialities of adventure activities in Nepal.
Besides, Nepal is culturally very rich. The people from 4 different castes and 36 different sub castes live here. Each one of them have their own unique culture, custom, tradition, lifestyle, costumes, festivals, songs and dances. You can find many temples, monasteries and stupas spread over Nepal. Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha lies in Nepal. There are various historical palaces, museums and temples which have been able to make its place in the UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Some of the major facts of Nepal are –
Country – Nepal
Capital – Kathmandu
Area – 147,181 sq. km.
Population – 30 million
National Language – Nepali
National flower – Rhododendron
National animal – Cow
National birds – Lophophorous (Pheasant)
Currency – Nepalese rupees (1NRs – 100 paisa) Notes found in denomination of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000. Coins of NRs. 1 and NRs. 2 available.
Parliament – Federal Parliamentary Republic
Calling code – +977
Popular for – world highest mountain – Mt. Everest and birthplace of Lord Buddha
Popular trekking destinations – Everest region, Annapurna region, Langtang region, Manaslu region, Mustang region, Dolpo region and other off beaten regions
Available adventure activities – White water rafting, paragliding, bungee jumping, ultra-light flight, zip flyer, jungle safari, rock climbing,