Nepal Information

Nepal Information

Location Between India & the Tibetan Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China.

Area & Population  147,181 Sq. Km & Approximately 22 Million

Latitude & Longitude 26’12’ and 30’27’ North & 80 degree 4′ and 88 degree 12′ East

Capital Kathmandu

People Over 40 Ethnic Groups & 70 Spoken Languages.

Political – System Multiparty Democracy With Constitutional Monarchy.

Topography From the World’s Deepest gorge ‘Kali-Gandaki’ to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8845m.

Vegetation  Nepal possesses some of the most outstanding bio-diversity in the world, ranging from sub-tropical Rain forests to Alpine Deserts.

Climate The climate ranges from sub-tropical in the low lands to Arctic higher altitudes.

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Seasons Winter (December – February) Summer (March-May ) Monsoon (June – August) Autumn (September – November)

 The Best Season to Visit

Visit during the best season

Visitors come to Nepal all year round since Nepal’s climatic seasons offer something different. In contrast, the best weather most people enjoy is during the pre-and post-monsoon seasons. Nepal receives the majority of its visitors during this time of year.

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These are the two main tourist seasons (pre-monsoon in March, April, May, and mid-June after monsoon). They provide pleasant trekking, rafting, and sightseeing conditions due to their relative dryness. Aside from the flowers, visitors can also see hazy conditions and reduced visibility during Pre-monsoon. Good visibility usually occurs after the monsoon.

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For trekking below 4,000m, the daytime temperatures in these seasons will normally allow visitors to be comfortable in a t-shirt and light sweater. Above 4,000m a fleece jacket may also be needed. At altitudes above 3000 to 3,500m, nighttime temperatures will be low (often down to around freezing), but a down jacket or staying tucked up comfortably in a warm tent or lodge will be enough to stay comfortable.

Trekking is still possible outside the main seasons and during the monsoon months (mid-June, July, August, mid-September) the rain-shadow areas of the upper Marsyandi and Trek Kali Gandaki valleys, and Dolpo receive far less rain than the Khumbu or Annapurna areas. During the winter conditions can also be good although much colder, be aware that on occasions in January, February, and March the higher passes and valleys are sometimes unreachable snowfall,

National Bird & National Flower Impian Pheasant (Danfe) & Rhododendron Arboreum (Lali Gurans)

World Heritage Sites Ten of which seven World Heritage Sites are situated within 20 km. Of radius, in the Kathmandu Valley.

Flora and Fauna 840 different species of wetland, migratory and residential birds, 8% of the world’s population of birds.

Home to Endangered Species Like  Royal Bengal Tiger, One-horned Rhino, Snow – Leopard, Red Panda, Brown Bear, Assamese Macaque, Gangetic Dolphin, Wolf, Wild Elephant, Giant Horn – Bill, Swamp Deer, Wild Yak, Tibetan Antelope, Black Buck, Four Horned antelope, Musk Deer, Pygmy Hog, Hispid Hare, Pangolin, Gharial, Indian Bustard, Saras Crane, Impian Pheasant, Python, etc. 

A Living Cultural Heritage  Nepal’s heritage is alive and dynamic. Shamanism, Pan-animism & Witch-craft are still practiced in remote regions. Temples, shrines, monuments, and monasteries are extremely active with devotees burning butter lamps, singing hymns, chiming temple bells, and playing drums. The only country that has the living goddess “Kumari.