Nepal is the land of great mystery and myth. The country is known as a majestic place for its splendid mountain vistas and spells bounding varied landscapes. Having a moderate climate and an abode of countless mountains to a plethora of wildlife including diversified vegetation; Nepal boasts as the best holiday destination. The birthplace of Lord Buddha and abode of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest are the crown jewels of Nepal. This proves that the country is diversified in a unique essence, perhaps because of the presence of multiethnic people and diversified natural resources.
Nepal has been attracting thousands of tourists annually. There are plenty of holiday activities which are possible in Nepal. From adventure sports to pilgrimage and from climbing to trekking, the country is full of vibrant travel moments.
Some Interesting Facts about Nepal
- Nepal is a Hindu nation
- Nepal is the oldest country in South Asia
- Home to the world's highest mountain: Mt. Everest (8,848m)
- Birthplace of Gautam Buddha
- The country with one of the biggest cultural diversity.
- Never been colonized by another country
- Home to 8 of 10 world's highest mountains.
- Nepal is the best place to enjoy trekking, mountaineering, Rafting, and adventure activities.
- Nepal is the second biggest freshwater source country.
- Religious Harmony between Hindu, Buddhist, and other faiths.
- Dhal Bhat is the main food
- Nepal is the Amazon of Asia
- Saturday is the weekly holiday
- The Bikram Sambat, a broadly used ancient Hindu calendar, serves as the foundation for the Nepali calendar, celebrating the start of the year 2075! today because the calendar is around 56 years and 8 months ahead of the Common Era!
- Home to endangered species like Snow leopard, One-horned rhino, spiny babbler, wild yak
- Nepal's flag is the most unique in the world, known as a double-pennon
Nepal is a country sandwiched between China and India. Even if the area of Nepal is 147181 sq kilometres the geographical distribution is huge. One can enjoy the flatland, mid-hills, high hills, and mountains. The lowest altitude in Nepal is 60 m and the highest is 8848 m.
The magic about this Himalayan country is its physical regions. Out of 14 eight thousand meter height mountains, 8 are in Nepal. Over 19000 snowcapped mountains make it the most popular holiday destination especially for trekking, perhaps because these mountains are trailheads of famous trekking routes.
Cascading waterfalls, high-altitude lakes, grassy meadows, and terraced farmlands have blessed Nepal. Geographically the country seems like a carved piece of art by expert artists.
The climate in Nepal is moderate. It experiences Summer (10-20 degrees Celsius) for six months and Winter (below 0 degrees to 4 degrees Celsius) for six months. In between these two climatic conditions the country experiences Spring and Monsoon as well as Autumn and Winter seasons.
The mysterious thing is that the same latitudinal position of various places has a different temperature. Southern Nepal is warmer and northern is cooler.
Vegetation, Water Resources, and Wildlife
Nepal's history is connected with the history of the larger Indian subcontinent and the neighbouring regions, which include South Asia and East Asia.
Nepal is a country that is multi-ethnic, multiracial, multicultural, multi-religious, and multilingual. Nepali is the most widely spoken language, followed by a number of other ethnic languages.
The Kingdom of Nepal was formed in 1768, and it began a quest to unite what would become Nepal's current territory. The Sino-Nepalese War resulted in the loss of certain former territories. The struggle concluded with both successes and defeats, and the kingdom eventually accepted tributary status with China's Qing dynasty from 1792 to 1865. The British won the Anglo-Nepalese War and relinquished some Nepalese territory. In a historic vote for the election of the constituent assembly, the Nepalese parliament decided in June 2006 to abolish the monarchy.
On May 28, 2008, Nepal has formally renamed the 'Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal,' bringing an end to the Shah kings' 200-year reign.
Nepal has five distinct vegetations. Subtropical, deciduous temperate, coniferous, alpine, and tundra are major vegetation types found in Nepal. These forests boast equally distinctive animals, birds, insects, and reptiles. Lots of endangered species of wildlife and insects are found in Nepal. Mother Nature has highly blessed the country as it has numerous medicinal herbal plants as well.
In terms of water resources, Nepal is the second richest country in the world.
Even if the nation is landlocked the water resources are in abundance. Cascading waterfalls with glacial lakes and ponds to high-altitude lakes are the major source of water. However, the presence of mountains and green lush forests has assisted Nepal to make it the second richest country in water resources.
Language, Culture & Tradition
Usually, the traditions of the Nepalese people are soft and dear. It favours tourists. Every month at least three festivals are celebrated in Nepal. Therefore, you can find yourself in the middle of the festival while holidaying in Nepal throughout the year. The majority of Nepalese people follow Hinduism and speak Nepali as a national language.
However, there are lots of Buddhism, Christianity, Muslim, and Sikh followers. They have their traditions and rituals. Numerous ethnic people speak their local language. The official language is Nepali.
The recent survey conducted by the Nepal Tourism Board concluded that most Nepalese people can converse in the English language as well. The charm of learning a foreign language has gripped the nation. Nowadays, tourists visiting Nepal can get guides who can speak their language.
Peak Holiday Season
The holiday season during spring and autumn is at its peak. The climate and weather are perfect for numerous outdoor holiday activities in Nepal during this time of the year. Spring(March, April & May) and Autumn (August, September & October) are the best seasons to visit Nepal. However, throughout the year one can have a momentous holiday in Nepal. Whichever dates are feasible for the holiday goers; they can plan for the holiday in Nepal.
Winter grants some of the clearest views. Temperatures range from 10 degrees Celsius during the day to minus zero at night. If you are prepared to make this trade-off, you can certainly avoid the crowds, as fewer tourists prefer this season. But high passes in the Everest region like Cho La, Kongma La, and Renjo La are normally closed during this time of year.
The summer-monsoon season in Nepal lasts from late May to mid-September. Trekking and climbing are not advised during this time of year and most trekkers and climbers avoid it. The majority of Nepal's lower terrain receives high temperatures and humid conditions, resulting in regular downpours.
However, it is the perfect time of year to visit Nepal's rainshadow regions, such as Upper Dolpo, Mustang, Limi Valley, and Narphu Vall, since the weather is typically dry and bright, surrounded by stunning scenery.
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