Information on Nepal

A land of snow capped mountains and quiet river valleys, of ancient cities towering pagoda temples of friendly people and beautiful wilderness parks. 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 60m above sea level to the highest point on earth, Mt Everest at 8,848m,all within a distance of 150km with climatic conditions ranging from subtropical to Artic.

Nepal has a population of more than 22 million people made up of different races and ethnic groups. They live under quite diverse environmental conditions, from the low plains at the boarder of India, northward through the middle hills and valleys and up to the flanks of the great Himalayan range where there are settlements at altitudes of up to 4,800 m. Nepali is the national language of Nepal but with so many diverse cultural groups there are many other different languages and customs.

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Nepal`s rich cultural heritage is celebrated with many large and small festivals that occur although out the year. The religious festivals follow the Luna calendar, while national festivals have fixed dates. Dashain being Nepal`s most important and lavishly celebrated festival is in October, this is a time of great celebration where families unite and feasts are consumed, blessings are imparted and gifts are exchanged.

Nepal is the ultimate adventure destination, while trekking, mountaineering and game watching have long been popular there is an entire range of other activities to be explored, such as hot air ballooning, rock climbing, rafting and kayaking, jungle safari and mountain flights. Nepal is a land for all seasons and the beautiful and varied landscape allows for the best adventure activities, so come to Nepal and be apart of the fun!

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