Nepal General Information

The land of Mt. Everest, Nepal, a tiny Himalayan country sandwiched between Tibet and India, is a country of contrasts. It is crowned by majestic peak's of the Himalaya's to the north, crossed by green valleys rich of tea gardens in the middle and bordered by dense tropical jungles to the south. It is also a diverse mix of races and religious, Hinduism and Buddhism both have in Nepal their most sacred and ancient temples and shamanic healing is still widely practiced. Our classic tours combine these diverse elements to enable the traveller to have a tested of the various aspects of this extraordinary country. Besides this, if one is more interested in sport or adventure, there are many possibilities such as: Trek and expeditions of various difficulty and duration. Rafting on different grade rivers, paragliding, a fascination sport that is immensely popular in Nepal due to its panoramic views. Horse riding, camping in the jungles of our national parks, Bicycle tours on mountain track and more...

  • Area: 147,181 sq. km
  • Geography: Situated between China in the north and India in the South.
  • Capital: Kathmandu
  • Population: 25 Million
  • Language: Nepali is the national language. However, travel-trade people understand and speak English as well.
  • Time: Nepal time is 5 Hours 45 Minutes ahead of GMT
  • Currency: Nepalese Rupee (approximately US$ 1 equals RS. 74.65).
  • Political System: Multi-party Democracy with constitutional monarchy
  • Religion: Nepal enjoys the distinction of being the only Hindu Kingdom in the world. However, there is a harmonious blending of Hinduism and Buddhism.
  • Climate: Nepal has six seasons but four major seasons are:
    (1) winter: December-February,
    (2) Spring: March-May,
    (3) summer: June-August,
    (4) autumn: September-November.
  • People: Nepal has more than 61 ethnic groups and 70 spoken languages.
  • Vegetation: Nepal possesses some of the most outstanding bio-diversity in the world, ranging from sub-tropical Rain forests to Alpine deserts.
  • Monsoon: Mostly rains at night, making the following days crispy clean and fresh. Most of the northern belt of the Trans-Himalayan Zones is rain-shadowed and ideal for trekking.
  • National Bird: Impean Pheasant (Danfe)
  • National Flower: Rhododendron- Arboreum (Lali Gurans)
  • World Heritage sites (cultural):
    • Swayambhu
    • Bouddha
    • Bhaktapur
    • Chagunarayan
    • Pashupatinath
    • Kathmandu Durbar Square
    • Patan Durbar Square