- Capital – Kathmandu.
- Area – 147,180 km² (56,826 mi²). Nepal is the 25th smallest country in Asia and 95th in the world.
- Climate – Subtropical, so it is much drier and warmer than in the most parts of the US or Central Europe. Only in a few humid months per year is the intensity of rain a bit higher. Depending on the season, the average daytime temperatures range between 18 and 28 degrees. In some parts of the country, the temperature rises to 30 °C. In the colder months, and depending on the region, the temperature drops to 5 °C on a month’s average.
- Altitude – Average elevation of 3265 m above sea level and is therefore one of the highest countries in the world. The highest mountain peak (Mount Everest) is at 8,848 meters. There is no access to the open sea.
- National Animal – Cow, which is sacred to Hindus.
- National Bird – Himalayan Monal.
- National Flower – Rhododendron Arboreum, also called LaliGurans in Nepali.
- National Language – Nepali.
- National Game – Dandi Biyo.
- National Sport – Volleyball.
- Religion – Hinduism.
- National Dress – DauraSuruwal is the national dress of Nepal.
- A land of discovery and unique experiences, Nepal with its rich ancient cultures, and dramatic sceneries is the destination for individuals who value an experience that is authentic and mesmerizing.
- Home to 8 of the 10 highest mountains in the world, Nepal is a hotspot destination for mountaineers, rock climbers and people seeking adventures. Nepal is one of the last places on earth where you can spot the Asiatic rhinoceros and the Royal Bengal Tiger.
- One of Nepal’s treasure houses is the strong and unique flavors of Nepalese cuisine, apart from the many festivals that people celebrate all year round. with more festivals than days of the year, there is nowhere else in the world that can offer as many festivities as Nepal.
- And one of the best aspects about visiting Nepal is that it is not expensive.
- In a nutshell, Nepal’s major tourist activities include wilderness and adventure activities such as mountain biking, bungee jumping, rock climbing and mountain climbing, trekking, hiking, bird watching, mountain flights, ultralight aircraft flights, paragliding and hot air ballooning over the mountains of the Himalaya, hiking and mountain biking, exploring the waterways by raft, kayak or canoe and jungle safaris, especially in the Terai region.
Art and Architecture
Dance and music
Frequently Asked Questions
- Best time to visit Nepal?
Answer: Nepal has a diverse range of elevations and climates, which can cause weather variations between regions, making it difficult to make general statements about seasonal weather. However, spring and fall are popular for trekking due to stable weather and clear skies, while winter and summer have unique advantages and fewer crowds. Winter is good for trekking in lower elevations and visiting the jungles of Chitwan and Bardia, while summer is best for visiting the “rain shadow” areas of Upper Mustang and Nar Phu.
- What’s the difference between private and group trips?
Answer: Private trips are tailor-made itineraries built around your travel dates and personal interests, whereas group trips (which is what most tour companies offer) are pre-packaged and depart on specific dates. Group trips are also open for others to join, whereas private trips are just for you.
- How do I get my visa for Nepal?
Answer: For most nationalities, you can get your visa on arrival in Kathmandu. It takes around 45 minutes and is the most convenient way to get your visa. You can also apply for a visa in advance from a local Nepali consulate in your country if you’d like to have everything arranged in advance.
- How difficult are the treks?
Answer: Classifying the difficulty of a trek is somewhat tricky, as it depends on your fitness and experience hiking in the mountains. In the Himalaya, a trek’s difficulty depends on the steepness of the trail, the general altitude, and the duration of the trek. Generally, the higher you go the more difficult the trek becomes. For most treks in the lower foothills (Ghorepani, Ghandruk, and Pikey Peak), it’s fairly moderate trekking, although some days will be more challenging than others. For higher-altitude treks (Everest Base Camp, Gokyo, Annapurna Circuit and Nar Phu), the treks become more challenging as you’ll be going over 5,000m passes and longer days.
- How many days should I spend in Nepal?
Answer: If you’re mainly looking to experience Nepal’s cultural and natural highlights, you can have a great experience in 5-7 days, where you can visit two regions (likely, Pokhara and Kathmandu). To get into the Himalaya on a multi-day trek, you’ll want at least 10 days to have enough time to reach higher altitudes and safely acclimatize. To undertake one of the longer, classic treks in Nepal or to combine multiple regions and activities into one visit, 14-20 days is ideal.
- How much luggage can I take on domestic flights?
Answer: For mountain flights, you’re allowed 5 kg. for carry-on and 10 kg. for checked-in luggage. For non-mountain sector flights, the check-in allowance increases to 20-25 kg.
- What date does the trek start?
Answer: Your trek starts on the date that works best for you, given all of the tours our specialists organize are tailored to your travel dates. Typically, you need at least 1-2 days in Kathmandu prior to your trek in order for your specialist to organize the necessary trekking permits.
- What happens if I fall ill during the trek?
Answer: If you fall ill during your trek, the course of action depends on what’s wrong. If it’s altitude sickness, moving to lower altitudes and taking altitude medication will solve most cases; if it’s quite severe, your guide will arrange for an emergency evacuation by helicopter (be sure that emergency helicopter rescue is covered in your travel insurance). If you have a stomach sickness or other types of food or water-related illnesses, your guide will have medication on-hand for most common illnesses.
- Where can I store my luggage during the trek?
Answer: You can leave your additional luggage at your hotel in Kathmandu or at the company office of your specialist. Either way, your luggage will be waiting for you at your hotel when you return back from your trek.
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