Nepal - The Land of Himalayas

Pashupatinath Temple

Nepal is the only country in the world with triangular flag. Nepal officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. it is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia. With an area of 147,181 square kilometres (56,827 sq mi) and a population of approximately 27 million. Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass and the 41st most populous country. The mountainous north of Nepal has eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest, called Sagarmatha in Nepali. It contains more than 240 peaks over 20,000 ft (6,096 m) above sea level. The southern Terai region is fertile and humid. Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, is located in this region. Lumbini is one of the holiest places of one of the world's great religions, and its remains contain important evidence about the nature of Buddhist pilgrimage centres from as early as the 3rd century BC.

Nepal is rich in natural resources. Nepal is the second richest country in water resources in the world after Brazil. Nepal does not have access to the sea or oceans. But there are lots of rivers that flow from the Himalayas. When snow melts in the Himalayas, the glacier and rivers are formed. The rivers flow through the mountainregions to the Terai. The main rivers of Nepal are Mechi, Koshi, Narayani, Gandaki, Karnali and Mahakali. These rivers have several tributaries. Green forest is the wealth of Nepal. It occupies about 37% of the total land of Nepal. There are rare plants and animals, various kinds of herbals, birds, minerals oil gas etc. Nepal is one of the most beautiful as well as imaginative dreamlands in Asia. It is the richest country in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and latitudinal variation.

The great Himalayan range in Nepal has eight out of fourteen of the world's 8000 meter peaks with total number of 1310 snow peaks over 6000 meters which justifies heaven for mountaineering in Nepal. The vast numbers of the snow capped peaks offer the best choices for Himalaya expedition and climbing in Nepal. Whether the interest is simply climbing a trekking peak or an expedition on 7000 or 8000 meter peak, climbing Himalayas in Nepal has become a dream for most of the adventure enthusiasts and mountaineers in the world. It is undoubtedly the country’s biggest allure. However, there is much more to Nepal than just Mt. Everest and its minions. Mighty rivers tumble down from the Himalaya offering world class rafting opportunities and the flatlands of the Terai are dotted with jungle reserves that shelter some of Asia’s most exotic wildlife. Trekking in Nepal is not simply walking one day after another; it is rather a gradual way of experiencing of Nepal’s diversity in terms of geography, people, religion and a wide range of culture. A trek can be a day hike to get to the top on a mountain or a ridge for the spectacular views of Himalayan peaks. Nepal also Known as the Himalayan Kingdom, Nepal has 1310 mountains (the major portion of the Mountain range.) which are over 5500 meters (18,090 ft) to 8848m (29,028ft) above sea level. This makes our country exceptionally popular for mountaineers.