Nepal Travel Information

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Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of natural beauty due to its unique geographical position and latitudinal variation. Land of Lofty Himalayan and deep valleys, fertile Terai and green hills, stumbling rivers and lakes, tropical heat and piercing chill dense forest and vast grasslands, dazzling sunshine and dark caves, torrential rain and prickly sun, colorful merry festival and calm severe meditation, Nepal is the country of extremes. The elevation of the country ranges from 60m above the sea level to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8,848m all within a distance of 150km with climatic conditions ranging from sub-tropical to arctic. This wild variation fasters an incredible variety of ecosystems, the greatest mountain range on earth, thick tropical jungles teeming with a wealth of wildlife, thundering rivers, forested hills and frozen valleys. Within this spectacular geography are some of the richest cultures of Himalayan heritage. Nepal, home of Mt. Everest is also home of some 23.1 million people belonging to 101 ethnic groups who speak over 92 different languages, most living rural lives in their own little worlds, along the length of the Himalayas. The best way to explore the exotic Himalayan nature and culture of Nepal is by walking through these villages and meeting the charming people. Most diverse contrast found in the small stripe of land with the small stripe of land with average length of 1425 kilometers and average width of 310 kilometers. This, as a whole creates the most congenial environment for bio-diversity. As a result the most beautiful birds of the world, the majestic Tigers mighty elephants, trundling rhinos, death emitting cobras, rare musk deer, snow leopards, Himalayan Panda and many other species co-exist with the amazingly large number of plants varieties. Populated by the people of more than 61 ethnic groups (presently 59) united by the norms and values of the country, the people are famous for their hospitality with the unforgettable greeting Namaste

Fact of Nepal:

Location: Southern Asia, between China (North) and India (South, West, East)
Latitude: 26°22’ N – 80°27’
Longitude: 80°4’ E – 88°12’ E

Area Coverage
Total Area : 147,181 sq. km

Length: appx. 885 km
Width: appx. 193 km
Total Land: appx. 143,351 sq. Km
Total water: appx. 3,830 sq. Km

Elevation extremes:
Lowest point: 60 m above the sea level (Kanchan Kalan)

Highest point: 8845 m above the sea level (Mt. Everest)

Land Use
Arable Land: 16.7%

Permanent Crops: 0.85%
Other: 83.08%

Population: 28,563,377 (Bureau Stas. 2009 AD)