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Nepal, officially the Democratic Republic of Nepal, 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 26.6 million.  Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass and the 41st most populous country. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India. Specifically, the Indian states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, and Sikkim border Nepal, while across the Himalayas lies the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and largest metropolis.

The mountainous north of Nepal has eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest (8,848 m), 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 centers from as early as the 3rd century BC.

Geography:
Nepal is of roughly trapezoidal shape, 800 kilometres (497 mi) long and 200 kilometres (124 mi) wide, with an area of 147,181 km2 (56,827 sq mi). See List of territories by size for the comparative size of Nepal. It lies between latitudes 26° and 31°N, and longitudes 80° and 89°E.

Nepal is commonly divided into three physiographic areas: Mountain, Hill and Terai. These ecological belts run east-west and are vertically intersected by Nepal's major, north to south flowing river systems.

Climate:

Here’s a brief view of the average temperatures and rainfall during peak summer and winter in three most popular tourist areas:

Place

Summer (May, June, July)

Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb)

Max (°C)

Min (°C)

Rain (mm)

Max (°C)

Min (°C)

Rain (mm)

Kathmandu

28.1

19.5

312

19.3

3.0

15.4

Pokhara

29.7

21.3

829.7

20.3

7.7

26.3

Chitwan

33.0

25.3

404.0

24.1

8.3

13.8

 

Nature:
Nepal’s 20 protected areas cover 23.23 percent of its land. Its 10 national parks, three wildlife reserves, six conservations areas and one hunting reserve cover various geographical locations from the sub-tropical Terai jungles to the arctic Himalayan region. Two of Nepal’s natural areas are listed by UNESCO as Natural World Heritage Sites. They are: Chitwan National Park and Sagarmatha National Park.

People:
The population of Nepal was recorded to be about 26.62 million according to a recent survey done by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Nepal.  The population comprises of about a 101 ethnic groups speaking over 92 languages. The distinction in caste and ethnicity is understood more easily with a view of customary layout of the population. Though, there exist numerous dialects, the language of unification is the national language, Nepali. Nepali is the official language of the state, spoken and understood by majority of the population. Multiple ethnic groups have their own mother tongues. English is spoken by many in Government and business offices. It is the mode of education in most private schools of Kathmandu and some other cities.

Religion:
Hinduism is practiced by about 81.3%, Buddhism by 9%, Islam by 4.4%, Kirat 3.1%, Christianity 1.4%, and animism 0.4%.

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The Himlung Himal is situated in the Manaslu region northeast of the Annapurna region, which is considered one of the re...
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Duration: 41 Days
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Everest base camp -seven summit treks helipad Category: Expedition
Everest Summit from South Side ( Nepal ) is an opportunity to climb up to the top of Mount Everest the highest mountain ...
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Duration: 61 Days
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Makalu Expedition 2014 Category: Expedition
Makalu, the world's fifth highest peak in the world rising to 27,765 feet (8,463 meters). This beautiful and impressive ...
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Duration: 53 Days
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Round Dhaulagiri Trekking Category: Trekking in Nepal
Dhaulagiri Trekking is one of the most popular and the most challenging trekking in Nepal. Dhaulagiri is the sixth highe...
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Duration: 24 Days
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Island Peak Climbing Category: Peak Climbing
Island Peak also known as Imja Tse Peak is an extension of the ridge that comes down from the south end of the Lhotse sh...
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Duration: 22 Days
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Makalu Base Camp Trekking Category: Trekking in Nepal
The Makalu Base Camp Trek begins from Tumlingtar of mid-eastern Nepal, an hour's flight from Kathmandu. The real walking...
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Duration: 21 Days
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Mera Mingbo La Trekking Category: Trekking in Nepal
This treks take us away from the more frequented trails leading to Everest Base Camp, to over a pass to the east. Enteri...
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Duration: 21 Days
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Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek Category: Trekking in Nepal
The Langtang valley is aptly called the valley of glacier. Here the mountain valley is spectacular. On either side of va...
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Duration: 20 Days
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Everest Gokyo Lake Category: Trekking in Nepal
Everest gokyo is for the person who wants to trek high in altitude, see the biggest mountain on earth and can handle thi...
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Duration: 20 Days
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Ghale Gaun Trek Category: Trekking in Nepal
Ghalegaun trek is situated in northern central Nepal. Ghale Gaun and Ghanapokhara are mainly Gurung settlements promotin...
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Duration: 12 Days
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Tsum Valley Trek Category: Trekking in Nepal
Tsum Valley trek is a hidden treasure trekking destination in Nepal. This trekking region is culturally rich and extreme...
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Duration: 20 Days
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Tamang Heritage Trail Trek Category: Trekking in Nepal
Tamang heritage trail trek starts from Syabrubesi (1460m) and passes through Gatlang, Chilime, Thuman, Timure and Briddi...
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Duration: 12 Days
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Kathmandu City Category: Nepal Tour
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Duration: 12 Days
Grade: Easy
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