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Nepal General Information

Nepal is an enchanting country, be it the snowcapped Himalayas, the terraced Mid Hills, the bustling cities,the rushing forests, where wildlife, birds and flowers are abundant. Nepal's fascinating capital is Kathmandu. Surrounded by former kingdom Bhaktapur,Patan, and Kirtipur, Kathmandu valley is famous for it's ancient shrines, temples, palaces and squares. Nepal is a land locked country. The Tibet Autonomous Region lies on the north, while to the east, south and west different provinces of India can be found. Apart from the flat Terai region in the south of nepal, the country is situated of at least 1,000 meters above sea level. Nepal is divided in three geographical regions. Himalayan Region This region ranges in altitude between 3,000m and 8,848n, with the snow line starting at 4,800 meters. It houses eight of the fourteen highest mountains in the world.

Mountain Region
This region occupies 64% of the countries total land. This region is formed by the mahavarat range soaring up to 4,877 meters. To the South lies the Chure Range which altitude varies from 610 meters to 1,524 meters.

Terai Region
At an altitude of maximum 305 meters above the sea level, Terai occupies 17% of the total land. The countries lowest altitude, just 70 meters above sea level, can be found in the eastern Terai. People The country has the population of about 25 million, representing races and tribes. The Sherpa's, de Dolpa-pa, de Baragaonli, de Manangi en de Lopa live in the himalayan region. In the hill side you find the magar, Gurung, Newar, Tamang, Sunar,raien limbu. In the Terai, there are the Tharu, Darai, Kumal, Danuwar and majadadi, most of them coming from India Religion and Culture Although Nepal is the only Hindu Kingdom in the world Hinduism and Buddhism are mingled into a complex religion blend. Hindus and Buddhists worship each other deities and celebrate each other's deities and celebrate each other's festivals. The best known feature of Nepalese culture is probably the pagoda, the unique temple architecture of the Kathmandu valley. The temples and stupas contain a mix os beautiful wood carving, metal work and stone sculptures. They add glory and grandeur to the cultural scene of the kingdom.

Nepal's climate consists of several holidays season. For trekking and Expeditions : The best month are February, March, April, May in spring and September,October, November, December in Autumn. The monsoon months June and September are excellent to go on Trekking on Dolpa, Mustang and Tibet.

For Sightseeing
Kathmandu valley offers excellant sightseeing trips throughout the year.

For Rafting
The best period is right after moonsoon, when the water level from the river is high.

For Terai and Chitwan
Octover through April , when the temperatures are pleasent.

Getting into Nepal
Nepal lies within reasonable flight distance from any part in the world. Direct connecting flight from Europe and Asia arrive daily at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. Opening Nepal's airspace to provide run airlines companies will provide, starting September 98, excellant connecting flights withs all European Countries.

Formalities Passport and Visa
All visitors to Nepal, except Indian nationalities must hold valid passport and visa. tourist visas can be obtained from any Royal Nepalese Embassy or Consulate overseas. A visa can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airpart, Kathmandu, and at the overland entry points. Tourists can extend their visas at Central immigration Office.

Other Informations about Nepal

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