With its truly awe-inspiring snow-capped giants and delightfully charming people, beautiful Nepal is home to monasteries, yaks and eight of the world’s highest mountain peaks (including the world-renowned Mount Everest). This landlocked country is bordered by China and India and, as of 2010 it became the most recent addition to the world’s list of republic nations.
Here, you will be immersed in a country of exceptional contrasts – rich in its diversity of landscapes and customs. The majority of Nepalese practice Hinduism, whilst the minority find their faith in Buddhism – Nepal is linked historically as the birthplace of Buddha.
- Lumbini, Nepal, is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and is a pilgrimage for many devout Buddhists.
- Nepal has the densest concentration of World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu Valley boasts seven World Heritage Cultural sites within an astounding radius of 15 kilometers.
- The Nepali flag is the only nation with non-quadrilateral flag. The two triangles symbolize the Himalaya Mountains and represent the two major religions, Hinduism and Buddhism.
- Nepal has boasts many geological world records: Mount Everest, the peak of the world at the height of 8,848 m, the Tilicho lake - the highest lake on earth at the height of 4800m, Shey Phoksundo Lake - the deepest lake of 145m at the height of 3600m, the deepest gorge of Kalidanki of 1200m and the highest valley on Earth - the Arun valley.
The start of the dry season, is in many ways the absolute best time visit.
Temperatures often above 30°C
Rainfall varies throughout the year.
- Best time to travelThe best time to travel to Nepal is from October to March, as the weather remains dry after the wet monsoon from June to September.
- Traveling with childrenNepal is a spectacular destination for the whole family to enjoy!
- Guest SafetyNepal is a very safe country to visit. Its people are very warm and gracious. However, as with travelling to any foreign destination, it is wise to keep your belongings close and guarded at all times
- Flying to NepalKathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport is the only International gateway - with flights from Singapore, Bangkok, Middle East, Bhutan and India.
- CurrencyNepali Rupee
- WildlifeAsiatic rhino, Sloth bear, Tiger, Leopard, Sambar Deer, Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, Crocodile, Nepal has over 800 species of birdlife
Steeped in history, the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu dates back to close to over 200 years, and has over 130 important monuments.
Until as late as the seventies, the now thriving Pokhara was known as a small bazaar town, by its very few visitors.
Chitwan translates to “heart of the jungle”. The very first of Nepal’s national parks lies 175 kilometers south-west of Kathmandu.