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Introduction to Nepal

About Nepal:
Welcome to Nepal. Since ancient times, this land has held a fascination for man. Sages and pilgrims came here to explore the mysteries of life and nature. They believed in gods and goddesses that inhabited the majestic Himalayas.
Kathmandu is the capital of modern Nepal. The nearby cities of Bhaktapur and Patan are World Heritage Sights. Walking through the numerous courtyards of these cities is a reminder of cultural riches of times gone by. In Nepal's lowlands lies the Chitwan National Park, famous for its wildlife.

Nepal is a small country in south Asia situated between two giant nations, India and China (Tibet). This tiny Himalayan Kingdom lived virtually isolated from the outside world for centuries, with its untouched massive mountains, green terraced foot hills, thick Jungle terrain, awe-inspiring white rivers, and of course its people, who with their rich and colorful culture remain as beautiful as their natural surroundings. Nepal is a trekker's paradise.

It offers the most spectacular mountains scenery in the world with more than a dozen of the highest mountains on earth including The highest mountain Mt. Everest.Nepal is also the home of one Asia's richest and most spectacular wild life sanctuaries. The Royal Chitwan National Park and Bardiya National park , includes the rare great one Horned Rhino, several species of deer, sloth bear, wild boar, fresh water dolphin, leopard, crocodile, over 450 species of exotic birds and the Royal Bengal Tiger.

This charming country presents a very rich culture preserved and maintained intact for centuries by its beautiful people. Nepal is the birthplace of "Lord Buddha" who enlightened the entire world with his message of universal peace, compassion and humanity. The unique culture that have developed from the marriage of two major religion of the world "Buddhism Hinduism".

Nepal is a haven for adventure in the Himalayas and its has drawn hundreds of Expeditions from all over the world to conquer its high mountains. Since the historic conquest of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain on earth, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzin Norgay Sharpa in the early 50's Nepal's mountain have been scaled again and again by expedition from all over the world. We invite you to join us on a visit to take you to exotic destination in the Himalayas. Where you will appreciate the spectacular mountains, stunning scenery, contact with local people who truly enjoy sharing their experiences with you and the opportunity to explore unique traditional cultures.We give you a unique glimpse of a real untouched paradise. Here is your dream of Shangri-La which comes true when you open your hearts to us we have a professional trekking agency, specialize in giving you Nepal the way you want to see it. We tailor make trekking requirements with a team of well experienced hands
Location: Between India and Tibet in South Asia
Area: 147,181 sq. km.
Latitude: 26º 12’ and 30º 27’ North.
Longitude: 80º 04' and 88º 12' East.
Altitude: Varies from 70 meters to 8,848 meters.
Capital: Kathmandu City
People: 40 Ethnic Groups & 70 Spoken Languages.
Population: 23,227,897 (2001 Census).
National Bird: The multi-colored Impean Pheasant (Danfe).
National Animal: The Holy Cow.
National Flower: Rhododendron Arboretum (Red Lali Gurans).
Political System: Multi-Party Democracy with Constitutional Monarchy.
Topography: From the world's deepest gorge "Kali-Gandaki" to the highest point on earth Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) 8,848 meters above the sea-level.
Time: Nepal Standard Time is 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and 15 minutes ahead of Indian Standard Time (IST).

World Heritage Sites (CULTURAL):

• Swayambhu Mahachaitya
• Boudha Lama Stupa
• Pashupati Nath Temple
• Champak Narayan Temple
• Kantipur Durbar Square
• Lalitpur Durbar Square
• Bhaktapur Durbar Square
(One of the few countries in the world where seven world heritage sites are situated within a 20 kilometer radius.)
World Heritage Sites (NATURAL):
• Everest National Park (1,148 sq. km.)
• Royal Chitwan National Park (932 sq. km.)
World Heritage Site (RELIGIOUS):
Birthplace of the Apostle of Peace--- Lord Shakyamuni Buddha at Lumbini Garden.
A Living Cultural Heritage:
Nepal's heritage is alive and dynamic. The world's two great religions, Buddhism and Hinduism, co-exist in perfect harmony. Temples, Shrines, Monuments and Monasteries are extremely radical with devotees burning butter-fed plus oil-fed lamps, singing hymns and playing drums. Shamanism, Paganism and Witchcraft are still practiced in the remote regions.