Nepal has always been one of the few countries, which is rich in
cultural heritage and has immense natural beauty, fabulous and
statuesque religious shrines that are located in every corner of its
land. It is also known as the land of temples, amazing extremes, birth
place of lord Buddha and the home of the worlds highest peak in the
world with Mt. Everest standing tall at 8848 meters with about thirty
six ethnic groups, warm people, resplendent art and architecture. Nepal
is also known as the homeland of legendary world-famous soldiers,
Gurkhas, and the country of Great Himalayas. A developing, mountainous
and land locked, country, Nepal is situated between China in the north
and India in the East, West and South, that is why it is also called as
“A YAM BETWBEEN TWO STONES” with a population of nearly 27 million
people and predominantly an agricultural country with above 80% of its
population engaged in agriculture. Nepal is abundant in natural
resources and because of the natural beauty coupled with its unique
culture and tradition, tourism is rapidly growing in Nepal. Nepal is
very rich in water resources. It is the second richest country in the
world, as there are several rivers that originate from the Himalayas
which never dry also Nepal has many lakes and ponds and there is
sufficient rain fall in Nepal every year.
Nepal is a beautiful country with diverse ecology. It has three
diverse ecological zones - tropical Terai (Plains), subtropical hilly
region, and the cold mountains in the north. These three climatic
regions run parallel through the east to the west. Hilly region runs in
between the plains and the mountains.
Religion & Culture
Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Christians and all make the country
population. Hinduism occupies highest status and secondly the Buddhist
then partly the other religions. Nepalese people are traditionally
religious. All have faith on good deeds and it is the traditional custom
of people rooted in their religious faith. They pay respect to
superiors and guests. Guests are considered as Gods. The festivals
dedicated to Gods and Goddesses are celebrated in the country. In Nepal,
marriage is generally settled by parents with the mutual consent of the
boys and girls.
Himalayan and Mountain region
The Himalayan region of Nepal ranges in the altitude between 3,000m
and 8848 m. It houses eight of the fourteen highest mountains on earth.
The mountain region occupies 64% of the countries total land. This
region is formed by the Mahabarat Range soaring up to 4877m. to the
South lies the Churia range which altitude varies from 610m to 1524 m.
Nepal has four major seasons, namely, Winter: December- February.
Spring: March- May. Summer :June - August and Autumn: September to
November. Nepal can be visited whole year around.