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Nepal

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Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and latitudinal variation. The elevation of the country ranges from 60m above sea level to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8,848m, all within a distance of 150km resulting into climatic conditions from sub-tropical to Arctic.

 

Nepal has four major seasons

  • Winter: December-February
  • Spring: March-May
  • Summer: June-August
  • Autumn: September-November. Monsoons are from June till mid Sept.

Nepal can be visited the whole year round.

 

Travelling to See :

  1. Kathmandu Valley Cultural and Historical Sites
  2. Major Trekking Routes and Mountaineering
  3. Lumbini (Birth Place of Lord Buddha), Janakpur (Birth Place of Maa Sita), Muktinath (Famouse Pilgrimage for Hindu and Buddhist both)
  4. Diversity of Geography, Culture and Ethnicity

 

WORLD HERITAGE SITES

There are four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal. Two are in cultural category and two are in natural category. World Cultural Heritage Sites of Nepal are: Lumbini, the birthplace of The Buddha, and seven monuments of Kathmandu valley within a radius of 20 km (together counted as one Heritage Site). The World Natural Heritage Sites are Chitwan and Sagarmatha National Parks. Kathmandu valley World Heritage Site comprises of three historical palaces – Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Squares; two Buddhist stupas – Swayambhunath and Bauddhanath; and two Hindu temples – Pashupatinath and Changu Narayan. Nepal offers incomparable scope to connoisseurs of art and culture to see and study different aspects of fine arts in its paintings, sculpture, wood carving and architecture.

 

NEPAL’S UNIQUE TREASURES

Mt. Everest – Highest Peak on Earth

Kumari – The Living Goddess

 Lumbini- Birthplace of The Buddha

Triangle Flag- Only one Triangle Flag in the World

 

UNESCO NATURAL WORLD HERITAGE SITES

  1. Chitwan National Park (932 sq. km)
  2. Sagarmatha National Park (1,148 sq. km)

 

OTHER NATIONAL PARKS

  1. Banke National Park ………………………….. (550 sq.km)
  2. Bardiya National Park ……………………….. (968 sq. km)
  3. Khaptad National Park ………………………. (225 sq. km)
  4. Langtang National Park ……………………… (1,710 sq. km)
  5. Makalu-Barun National Park ……………… (1,500 sq. km)
  6. Rara National Park …………………………….. (106 sq. km)
  7. Shey-Phoksundo National Park ………….. (3,555 sq. km)
  8. Shivapuri National Park …………………….. (159 sq. km)

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WILDLIFE RESERVES

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve …………… (175 sq. km)

Parsa Wildlife Reserve ………………………. (499 sq. km)

Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve …………. (305 sq. km)

 

CONSERVATION AREAS

Annapurna Conservation Area …………. (7,629 sq. km)

Api Nampa Conservation Area …………. (1,903 sq. km)

Blackbuck Conservation Area ……………. (15.95 sq.km)

Gaurishankar Conservation Area ……… (2,179 sq.km)

Kanchenjunga Conservation Area …….. (2,035 sq. km)

Manaslu Conservation Area ……………… (1,663 sq.km)

 

NEPAL’S ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES

Few destinations in the world can match Nepal in the variety of world-class experience – be it mountaineering, trekking, mountain biking, nature tours, culture tours, pilgrim tours, white-water-rafting, canyoning (cascading), kayaking, canoeing, mountain flights, pony trekking, jungle safaris, bird watching, fishing/ angling, paragliding, ultra-light aircraft ride, bungy jumping; we have it all. Special interest tours like orchid tours, culture trek, honey hunting, village tours, fossil hunting, meditation courses, Shamanism-Panimism tour, cave tours, snow-leopard and blue sheep trek and other kinds of tours are carried out for selected groups throughout the year.

 

POKHARA-World Famous Tourist Destination

Pokhara valley, a perfect combination of tranquillity and beauty, which ies 200 kms west from capital city of Kathmandu is located between the Great Himalayan and Mahabharata Ranges in the Western Development Region of Nepal. In fact, it is centrally located in the geographical map of Nepal. The aerial distance to southern border Sunauli is 78 kms and the distance to the northern border is only 72 kms. It is the only place in the world from where we can enjoy the magnificent view of snow capped massive mountains of above 8000 meter elevation while sitting below 1000 meter above sea level. Out of the 14 highest mountain peaks of the world elevating higher than 8000 meters, three of them Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu can be seen from Pokhara. It is an enchanting city nestled in a tranquil valley which is also gateway to the world of adventure like trekking, mountaineering and many more. In broader sense, total area of Chitwan, Gorkha, Manang, Mustang, Lumbini etc is known as Greater Pokhara Region. Pokhara in Proper is a head quarter of Western Development Region, Gandaki Zone and Kaski District. Pokhara region is the most attractive tourism destination for general interest as well as special interest tourists. It is admired by different types of tourists like holiday spenders, honeymooners, adventure lovers, pilgrims and many more.

 

Major Festivals of  Nepal

Dashain: This is the main festival observed mainly by the Hindus to commemorate wars in which truth is victorious. It is a 10days’ festival, which starts from the new moon in October.

Tihar (Deepawali): This is a festival of lights organized to worship Laxmi, the Goddess of Wealth. Faithful animals like crows, dogs and cows and oxen are worshipped on the first 4 days.

Ubhauli-Udhauli : Ubhauli-Udhauli is Kirat Festival. Kirat are culturally reached indigenous people.

Maghi : Maghi is tharu festivel. Terai (Plain Land of Nepal) is home land of Tharu.

Thote: Thote is a Gurung festival generally in September and March. It is very colorful and cultural. Many Gurungs assemble with their traditional dresses and traditional weapons (fake) and equipments and march-pass through the major parts of the city up to Nayabazaar.

Teej: This is a festival of women generally falls in Sept. Women observe this festival with a view to ensure a long and healthy life for their husbands, sing and dance with red costume, often making up song to articulate the problems they face at home.

Gai Jatra: It involves several teams of dancers from Newar community. There should be at least 3 nymphs and 1 clown in the shape of a cow, falls in the last of August.

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