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NEPAL

A country that has diverse geography, mountains, countless Hindu temples, Buddhist monasteries, culture and festivals. It is well known for its Sherpas and Gurkhas!

Nepal is located in South Asia between two giant nations, India and China. Though Nepalis a tiny nation it has more than a hundred different tribes and languages. It has a rich cultural heritage as well.

The northern part of Nepal is influenced by Tibetan culture whereas the south is influenced by Indian and Hindu cultures.

The country is landlocked and has its major trade with India. Its economy is based on agriculture and more than 70% population work in the agricultural sector. It is also rich in hydroelectricity and has great tourist potential. Thanks to the stability of its government business and trade are growing.

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Interesting Facts
1.The size of Nepal is 147,181 square kilometers or 56,826 square miles and it is shaped like Portugal.
2.The country, is divided into seven federal states, Kathmandu being the capital.
3.Eight out of ten of the world’s highest peaks are in Nepal, including Mount Everest.
4.Lumbini (in South West Nepal) is the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.
5.Pashupatinath and Muktinath are major places of Hindu pilgrimage.
6.Nepali is the official language. However there are more than 100 dialects.
7.Religion: Hindu 81.3, Buddhist 9, Muslim 4.4, Kirat 3.1, Christian l.4 (Census 2011)
8.Nepal never celebrates an independence day i.e. It was never colonized.
9.65.9% population are literate (in simple reading and writing).
10.Life expectancy is 60.94 years.
11.People say a mysterious creature, the Yeti resides in the mountains of Nepal. (A myth)

 

 

 

 

You can get a tourist visa for 15/30/90 days. It costs you $30/$50/$125 respectively and you can get the visa on your arrival at the point of entry.

MAJOR TOURIST

ATTRACTIONS
Nepal has various tourist attractions to offer, such as Hindu and Buddhist shrines and monasteries, culture and festivals, a lot of mountains, forests, rivers and fun.

Trekking in the Himalayas
It is always amazing to take time off to trek in the Himalayas. Himalaya literally means house of snow. The snowline starts above 5,000 meters. There are various trekking routes used by a lot of people every year.

The beauty of many places is incredible and defies verbal expression. You are connected with nature, away from noise, pollution and all kinds of stress. Raju Bhitrakoti goes on a trek every now and then. He loves going to the Himalayan communities in the higher mountain areas. Some of the major trekking routes are Anapurna Base Camp, Mardi Himal, Poon Hill, Ghorepani, etc.

 

 

 

 

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Visiting World Heritage Sites
Nepal is host to ten World Heritage Sites recognized by UNESCO. The seven sites located in Kathmandu Valley are Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur district; the Buddhist Stupas in Swayambhu and Bouddhanath, and Hindu temples of Pashupatinath and Changunarayan.

The three other World Heritage Sites are Lumbini the birthplace of Gautama Buddha (founder of Buddhism), Chitwan National Park, Sagarmatha National Park (Mt. Everest region)

Visiting the World Heritage Sites while you are in Nepal are lifetime experiences.