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.

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

 The Best Season to Visit

Each of Nepal’s climatic seasons offers something different and visitors do come to Nepal all year-round. However, the weather that suits most people is during the Pre and Post Monsoon seasons. It is at this time that the majority of visitors come to Nepal.

Nepal Information

These two main tourist seasons (Pre-Monsoon, March, April, May, Mid June, and the post-Monsoon, Mid-September, October, November). Both tend to be fairly dry and to provide pleasant conditions for trekking, rafting, and sightseeing. During the Pre-monsoon visitors will have the benefit of flowering plants, but visibility is sometimes reduced with hazy conditions. Post-monsoon normally provides good visibility.

Trekking

For trekking below 4,000m, the day time 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 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 bird, 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.