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Special About Nepal

:: Multi-cultural life of 40 ethnic groups with their own spoken language.

:: A destiny for all lovers of Nature, Culture, Heritage, Myth, people, Old palaces & Adventure.

:: Tropical climate in the south to the high altitude of Himalaya all encompassed in 150 km distance with flora and fauna in 1000 km long Himalaya.

:: Kathmandu Valley, a living museum for her ageless sculptures, palaces, shrines, temples, colorful bazaar etc.

:: National Parks for nature and wildlife jungle activities. Home of 800 different species of birds.

:: Himalayan panorama with Mt. Everest, the highest peak along with other 8 peaks above 8000m, 40 peaks above 7000m and 200 peaks above 6000m.

:: Wild White Water rafting adventures.

:: Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the ambassador of peace in the world

:: Janakpur, the birthplace of Hindu deity Sita.

:: Kathmandu the home of living goddess Kumari.

:: Nepal in known as the home of brave Gorkha Shoulders who bravely fought in 1st and 2nd great world war.

:: Nepal is possibly the most beautiful place on earth. But it is also one of the least developed countries in the world

Nepal Facts and Figures

Area: 147181 sq.km. occupying 0.03 % of the earth surface
Location: 260 22’ – 300 27’ N, 800 4’ – 880 12’ E (between China and India)
Standard time: +5:45 hrs. ahead from GMT
Capital: Kathmandu
Population: 23 Million (census-2001)
Language: National language – Nepali
Travel-Trade people understand and speak English very well
Religion: Hindu (more than 80% population), Buddist,
Political system: Multi party Democracy
Per capita income: 269 USD (World Bank 2004)
Currency value: 1 USD=78 Rupees (Dec 2008 - varies daily)
Literacy rate: 54% (census 2001)
Climate: (Four seasons) Winter: Spring: Summer: Autumn:
Best trekking season: Spring and Autumn seasons
Vegetation: As per the size of the country, Nepal possesses some of the most outstanding bio-diversity in the world, ranging from sub-tropical Rain-forest to Alpine desert
Topography :
From the world's deepest gorge 'Kali-Gandaki' to highest point on earth "The Everest'.The Himalayan belt in the north, the hilly region with the fertile valleys in the middle & the narrow strip of plain Terai in the South, all running parallel to each other from East to West.
Himalayan Region: 15 %
Mountain Regions: 68 %
Terai (Plain) Regions: 17 %

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