Nepal at a Glance


Nepal at Glance

Between India and the Tibetan Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China

Area
147,181 Square Kms

Population 
Approximately 26.6 Million

Latitude 
26° 12' and 30° 27' North

Longitude 
80° 4' and 88° 12' East

Capital 
Kathmandu 

GMT Time 
+ 05:45 
 

People 
Over 102 Ethnic Groups & 90 Spoken Languages

Political-System 
Federal Republic 

Topography
From the world's deepest gorge 'Kali-Gandaki' to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8848m

Vegetation
Nepal possesses some of the most outstanding bio-diversity in the world, ranging from sub-tropical Rain-forests to Alpine deserts.

Climate
Climate ranges from sub-tropical in the low lands to Arctic in higher altitudes.

Seasons
Winter (December-February), Summer (March-May), Monsoon (June-Aug), Autumn (Sept-Nov)

National Bird 
Impend Pheasant (Danfe)

National Flower 
Rhododendron Arboretum (Lali Gurans). 

World Heritage sites
Ten (of which seven World Heritage Sites are situated within 20 kms of radius, in the Kathmandu Valley.

Flora and Fauna 
840 different species of wet-land, migratory and residential birds. 8% of the world's population of birds, 11 of the 15 butterfly families in the world, 2% of the flowering plants and 4% of mammals on earth. 

Home to Endangered Species
Royal Bengal tiger, One horned rhino, Snow - leopard, Red panda, Brown bear, Assamese macaque, Genetic dolphin, wolf, wild elephant , giant horn-bill, swamp deer, wild yak, Tibetan antelope, Black buck, four horned antelope, Musk deer, Pigmy hog, Hasped hare, Pangolin, Gharial, Indian bustard, Saras crane, Impend pheasant, Python, etc..
 

A Living Cultural Heritage
Nepal's heritage is alive and dynamic. Shamanisms, Pan-animism and Witchcraft are still practiced in remote regions. Temples, shrines, monuments and monasteries are extremely active with devotees burning butter-lamps, singing hymns, chiming temple bells and playing drums. The country also known as Living Goddess "Kumari".
 

Economy GDP (2009): $12.6 billion
Annual growth rate of real GDP (FY 2009): 4.7%.
Per capita income (gross national product, FY 2009): $427 (World Bank); $536 (International Monetary Fund). Avg. inflation rate (Consumer Price Index, 2009): 11.8%.
Natural resources: Water, hydropower, limited but fertile agricultural land, timber.
Agriculture (34% of GDP): Products--rice, wheat, maize, sugarcane, oilseed, jute, millet, potatoes. Cultivated land--25%
Industry (16% of GDP): Types--carpets, pashmina, garments, cement, cigarettes, bricks, sugar, soap, matches, jute, manufactured goods, hydroelectric power.
 

Tourism
Tourism Industry in Nepal is a new business despite the fact that there have been several natural and cultural picturesque, artistic and historic properties are well preserved and fascinating thousands number of tourists every year. Nepal has significantly preserved its natural forest, Himalaya, vivid traditions. Nepal’s major tourist activities include wilderness and adventure activities such as rock climbing and mountain climbing, trekking, bird watching, flights, paragliding and hot air ballooning over the mountains of Himalaya, exploring the waterways by raft, canoe, mountain biking and jungle safaris especially in the Terai region. The tourism industry of Nepal has well established services of network and amenities requiring for the visitors in major tourist destinations. Being a small Himalayan country, it has remarkably preserved its ancient cultural history, Ethnic groups, Monuments, Temples, Stupa, monastery etc as an amazing museum of the world. The Mt. Everest, Annapurna Himalayan Range, well equipped conserved national parks, endangered birds, animals, historical temples, monuments and monasteries are major tourist attraction.

International

Buddhist Circuit Tour Nepal Via India

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Duration:  07 Nights / 08 Days

Tibet Tour

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Duration:  07 Nights / 08 Days

Bangkok Tour

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Duration:  02 Nights / 03 Days

Bangkok Pattaya Tour

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Duration:  04 Nights / 05 Days

Bangkok Pattaya , Phuket Tour

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Duration:  05 Nights / 06 Days

Singapore Tour

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Malaysia Tour

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Duration:  03 Nights / 04 Days

Kul Sin Tour

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Duration:  04 Nights / 05 Days

Kuala Lumpur with Genting Highlands

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Duration:  02 Nights / 03 Days

Delhi and Agra Tour

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Goa Beach Holiday

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Delhi Agra Jaipur Tour

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Splendid Dubai Tour

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Duration:  04 Nights / 05 Days

Bhutan Tour

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Duration:  07 Nights / 08 Days

Trekking

Everest Gokyo Ri Trek

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Duration:  14 Nights / 15 Days


Gokyo Ri (5380m) is situated in the Khumbu or Everest region. Everest Gokyo Ri is located on the west side of the Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal. Gokyo is a tiny settlement of few stone houses. Gokyo Ri is a base hilltop to observe the legendary Himalayas above 8000 meters Mount Everest,  Cho- Oyu, Nuptse and Lhotse.  The remote gokyo valley, greenish-blue lakes festival and moon-scape like glaciers count the Gokyo Ri trek valuable. Namche bazar  then follow the rivers run off from the Ngozumpa glacier to Machhermo.  We will be exploring  a string of cobalt blue lakes in the high mountain Gokyo valley. From Goyko RI a vantage point,  you will explore and be witness yourself of the 360 degree Himalayan panaroma where you observe the magnificence views of the 8000 meters legendray himalayas Mount Everest, Lohste, Nupste, Cho-oyu and Ama dablam.

This trekking route has been designed  for  those trekkers who do not have previous experience of trekking or summit climbing but enormous desire to observe over 8000 meters peaks from the nearest vantage point. This could be a fair challanging trek, trekkers only should have 6-7 hours daily walking  capacity and excellent courage to accomplish something perfectly.
 
 

Royal Trek of Annapurna Foothills

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Duration:  08 Nights / 09 Days

The Royal Trek is considered as one of the famous but easiest treks in Annapurna region which commences and ends at Pokhara. It does not require any experience to do this trek. It is very popular for those who want to enjoy their holidays in leisurely way spending some days far from the frustrating crowd enjoying the beauty of nature. Walking through several villages, rice fields and across terraced hills this trek provides opportunities to talk with villagers on the trails. You can feel an outstanding glimpse of rural Nepalese life as well as its flora and fauna. The name "Royal Trek" depicts the trekking of this route by Prince Charles in 1980. It is a leisurely trek with gorgeous view of Mt. Machhapuchhre and Mt.Annapurna. 

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

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Duration:  20 Nights / 21 Days

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek takes us to the high peaks and remote valleys of the Nepal Himalaya. Beginning at Beni on the Kali Gandaki River, this spectacular trekking route ascends the lovely and unspoiled valley of the Myagdi Khola River which flows southwards from the heart of the Dhaulagiri Himal. Dhaulagiri base camp trek in Nepal is the least visited challenging trekking trail of Nepal. Dhaulagiri is the world seventh highest peak. Dhaulagiri base camp trek is the strenuous trekking. It is challenging trek with the splendor of panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges with the thick forest, glaciers and the simple lifestyle of the inhabitants of the region will definitely leave an unforgettable impression on your mind. 

Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Duration:  21 Nights / 22 Days

Annapurna circuit trek offers you to walk completely around the Annapurna Massif. We start trekking through the lowland villages to the remote Tibet like country on the northern slope of the Himalaya, Manang region and down the dramatic Kali Gandaki crossing the 5416 m pass – probably the highest you will ever get without climbing a mountain. This journey is for those youngsters who have more time to enjoy in the Himalaya and also for the people who want to live up in the Himalaya for long time. 
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