at a Glance
Welcome to Nepal
biggest natural museum in the world. Nepal is one of the richest countries in
the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position
and latitudinal variation. The elevation of the country ranges from 600 m above
sea level to the highest point on earch, Mt. Everest at 8,848 m, all within
a distance of 150 km with climatic conditions ranging from subtropical to arctic.
This wild variation fosters an incredible variety of ecosystems, the greatest
mountian range on earth, thick tropical jungles teeming with a wealth of wildlife,
thundering rivers, forested hills and frozen valleys.
Within this spectacular geography is also one of the richest cultural landscapes
anywhere. The country is a potpourri of ethnic groups and sub-groups who speak
over 70 languages and dialects. Nepal offers an astonishing diversity of sightseeing
attractions and adventure opportunities found nowhere else on earth. And you
can join in the numerous annual festivals that are celebrated throughout the
year in traditional style highlighting enduring customs and beliefs.
We are glad to extend our warm hospitality and hope your stay in Nepal is a
memorable one. If you have any queries or comments, please feel free to contact
us at the Nepal Tourism Board.
Tourists are advised to avail services from registered agencies only.
Nepal Occupying Only 0.1% of the earth is home to: · 2% of all the flowering
plants in the world.
8% of the world's population of birds (more than 848 species)
4% of mammals on earth
11 of the world's 15 families of butterflies (more than 500 species)
600 indigenous plant families
319 species of exotic orchids
147,181 sq. km
Situated between China in the north and India in the south.
Nepal has more than 61 ethnic groups and 70 spoken languages.
Nepali is the national language. However, travel trade people
understand and speak English as well.
Nepalese Rupee (Approximately US$ 1 equals Rs. 75.40 as of
Multi party democracy with consitutional monarchy.
Nepal enjoys the distinction of being the only Hindu Kingdom
in the world. However, there is a harmonious blending of Hinduism and Buddhism.
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