A landlocked country situated in South East Asia, Nepal is a world in itself (geographically and culturally). Synonymous with Everest, Buddha, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, the one horned rhino, and many more, Nepal is small country but the variation of its climatic zone and terrain makes it one of the wonders of the world.

Nepal An Introduction
PicturePashupatinath Temple at Kathmandu

Nepal can be divided into three zones: Upper Himalaya, Lower Himalaya and Terai. The Terai belt of Nepal is flat grasslands. It is famous for culture like the Tharu culture and is also known for being the birthplace of Buddha – Lumbini.

The Lower Himalaya region is full of green flora and fauna with dozens of conservation areas and national parks including one hunting reserve. The Lower Himalayan range has many beautiful destinations for traveling and spending unforgettable holidays, and the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, is also situated in this region.

Nepal An Introduction
Picture: Gokyo Lake seen during Gokyo trek

The Upper Himalaya region of Nepal is full of mountains. 14 of them are higher than 8000m and thousands of them are above 5000m – there are more unnamed than named. This region of Nepal is famous as the best trekking destination in the world. Especially in the Himalaya region we can say Nepal is the land of peaks. We don’t have the exact number of peaks but 3-5 major Himalaya regions can be discovered traveling here. Months of trekking are possible in Nepal; the Great Himalayan trail (GHT) is 120 days trekking.

Nepal An Introduction

Short Description of Nepal:

Capital: Kathmandu
Official language: Nepali
State Religion: Secular
People’s Religion: Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Sikh and other

Some more about Nepal;

  1. Nepal’s official name is the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
  2. Nepal has very strong tradition of the caste system.
  3. Nepal makes up 0.01% of world area.
  4. Nepal is locked in between India (in the south, east and west) and China (in the north and east).
  5. Diversity is the buzzword of Nepal because we have diverse culture, tradition, castes and even diverse environments such as the Upper Himalaya region, which is cold; Terai, which is hot; and the Lower Himalaya region, which is a mild climatic zone.

Nepal An Introduction

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