Nepal Travel Guide

“Land of Himalayas”

Nepal is a small but heavenly beautiful landlocked country sandwiched between two Asian giants; China and India. Nepal is a culturally and naturally blessed diverse country. Within the small territory, Nepal beholds large numbers of natural, cultural and historical facts. Among the around 30 million people, more than 125 ethnic groups are practicing their own culture and tradition. There are more than 123 languages in practice, and a large part of the population is Hindu more than 80 %, but there is also other religions such as Buddhist, Muslim, Sikh, Jain, Christian, etc.

Nepal is a Himalayan nation; almost 16% of the Nepalese territory is covered by the mountains and peaks of the Himalayas. The high hills and foothills of the Himalayas hold almost half of the nation. The Himalayas are the source of small and big rivers of Nepal as well as India which after meeting the ocean. Most of the part of the Himalayas falls within the land of Nepal which includes the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest along with other 7 among the 14 peaks over 8,000m around the world; Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Cho Oyu and Annapurna ( Nepal has 8 peaks over the 8,000m out of 14 around the world. Nepal has so many other interesting facts such as Nepal has the world’s deepest gorge, Gorge Kaligandaki, Nepal has 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites, and 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites are in Kathmandu valley only. 

Nepal is the land where Lord Buddha was born, where Goddess Sita was born, and where lots of Rishi had penance. In short, Nepal is the land of God or it is God’s land. Nepal is the holy land that has lots of pilgrimages like Pasupathnath, Swayanbhunath, Bouddhanath, Muktinath, Lumbini, Janaki Temple, Pathbhara, Halesi and the holy cave, Namobuddha, etc. 

Nepal has lots of cultural and traditional religious values and beliefs. The faith of the peoples over the Gods and Goddesses is so spiritual. It has its style of celebrations, its festivals and its way of birth to death. Remember one thing that Nepal has festivals for more than day a year and every next house has temples. That’s why Kathmandu is also known as the City of Temple and the city of Festivals.

Nepal is a topographically and geographically diverse country the land begins with an elevation of just 58m to the world’s highest peak in the world Mt. Everest (8,848m). The tropical, subtropical and alpine forests of Nepal are the shelter of lots of rare, endemic, and endangered floras and faunas.

The beauties of naturally Nepal can be explored with so many things to do. Either you can do some adventure like trekking, hiking, or adventure sports, or you can make wonderful cultural, historical or natural tours. Trekking, Peak Climbing, Expeditions, and other mountaineering activities, natural tours, cultural tours, educational tours, rafting, and other water games, Bungee jumping, Jungle Safaris, Pilgrimage tours, etc are the best things to do in Nepal.