A mixing bowl of diverse landscapes & cultures…with amazing different climates…
The enthralling romance of Nepal comes from its very remote geographical locations. Pertly nestled between the high wall of the Himalaya and the sweltering jungles of the Indian plains, Nepal is a land of snow peaks and Sherpas, yaks and yetis, monasteries and mantras, & numerous temples scattered all over the Himalayan nation. Nepal was closed to the outside world until 1951. Since then it has become one of the leading tourist destinations in the world.
Today, waves of trekkers are drawn to the Himalaya’s most iconic and accessible hiking, among the world’s best, with craggy trails to Everest, the Annapurnas and beyond. Nepal is a virtual Mecca for mountain lovers who would prefer Nepal over any other country in the world for a variety of adventures & slick sightseeing vacations at some of Nepal’s unique historical locations & world heritage sites.
Apart from Nepal's world famous landscapes – frozen peaks, broad valleys, lush jungles and exotic wildlife – it is a country with an ancient, rich and diverse cultural heritage. Nepal has an unrivaled range of environments, ranging from the lowlands of the Terai to the snowy summit of the highest mountain range on Earth.
Rich with a history of almost 3,000 years seeped in conspiracy, intrigue and royal tragedies; legendary folklores date back further still, the inheritance and influences of the past are a constant presence in the everyday lifestyles of the people, despite modern influences that have penetrated the living standards of most communities. Traditional architecture mingles with the modern; busy streets erratically meander around sacred shrines; festivals celebrate gods and heroes almost every other day; and suited & booted businessmen offer farewell tikas to departing visitors.
Nepal is a land of supreme scenic beauty located within one of the most diverse geographical areas on earth. Traveling in Nepal not only offers an opportunity to submerge in Himalayan bliss but also provides visitors a chance to return to history just like it was thousands of years before. Exotic wildlife, high altitude meadows, magnificent mountains, incredible destinations, unique cultures & festivals, ancient heritage, pristine backwaters & delectable oriental cuisines makes Nepal, undoubtedly, a traveler’s delight.
In a nutshell, visiting Nepal for a tour or a trek can be a lifelong experience where holidays are meaningful & also give you a sense of direction & happiness of a special kind. Come across & enjoy your holidays with Annapurna Travel & Tours…we’ll escort you to places where most people forget to go…
Fast Facts about Nepal
Nepal: Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in the terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and altitude variation. The elevation of the country ranges from 60m above sea level to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8848 m, all within a distance of 150 km resulting in climatic conditions from Sub-tropical to the Arctic.
Nepal is geographically situated between the Tibetan Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China in the north and India in the South, East and West.
147,181 Sq. Km.
80° 4’ and 88°12’ East.
Nepal has more than 101 ethnic groups and 92 spoken languages
Nepali is the official language of Nepal. However, English is understood and spoken by majority of people in Kathmandu valley and other major cities.
Nepal was a monarchial state some years ago but after the political parties united & fought for a parliamentary form of democracy, the country now follows a Multiparty Democracy with elected representatives by the people.
5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT and 15 minutes ahead of Indian Standard Time
Impean Pheasant (Danfe)
Rhododendron - Arboreum (Lali Gurans)
The main religion in Nepal is Hinduism. However Buddhism, Islam and Christianity are also religions followed by a substantially large some of people. All religions, even in minority, have co-existed amicably in Nepal for ages.
Nepal possesses some of the most outstanding bio-diversity in the world, ranging from the sub-tropical Rain-forests to Alpine deserts & massive mountainous terrain.
220 Volts AC - 50 Cycles
The Climate in Nepal ranges from Tropical in the lowlands to arctic & extreme cold weather at higher altitudes in the Himalayas.
The monsoons in Nepal generally begin in June & runs through August till September end. However, most of the northern belts of Trans-Himalayan Zones are in the rain-shadow area which provides rain free trekking.
Nepal’s topography starts from the world’s deepest gorge ‘Kaligandaki to Mt. Everest, the highest point on earth.
Famous Nepalese proverb:
A smart jackal is no match for an old tiger
62 years on average
By law, what kind of enemy is a Gurkha forbidden to fight?
One of Hindu belief
30.5 million Approximately
What’s so special about Nepal?
- Nepal is the only country on the planet which contains
- The highest mountain peak in the world (Everest- at 8848m)
- The deepest river gorge in the world (Kali Gandaki River)
- The birthplace of Lord Buddha (Lumbini)
- The Living Goddess (Kumari) who is worshipped and taken in a chariot procession annually on special occasions.
- The non-rectangular flag
- The best place in the world to study Tibetan Buddhism
- The largest selection of books on the Himalayas and mountain climbing
- Kathmandu, the capital city, with as many idols as men and as many temples as houses
- A hotel can be found at the Everest National park at an altitude of 3870m, assumed to be the highest hotel in the world (Hotel Everest View)
Is also one of the world’s greatest trekking paradise and arguably the finest country in the world that’s known for its trekking. This wonderful country contains one of the ten best rivers in the world for rafting & has a huge concentration of art, culture and tradition in the Kathmandu valley which cannot be found anywhere else in the world; Nepal is also one of the few countries of the world where you can see one horned Rhinos.
Kathmandu, known for its culinary delights, is said to be one of the best places to eat east of Bangkok and west of Istanbul. One guide book has called it the best ‘budget eating capital of Asia’.
Nepal - occupying only 0.1% of mother 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 orchid