Nepal is still thrilling place, whether you’re a trekker on a trail to Annapurna, a climber on your way to Everest or a seeker on the path to enlightenment. There are few countries on Earth that can match its combination of spectacular scenery, exotic clulture and hospitable people. Along with the world’s deepest canyon and eight of the world’s 10 highest mountains, Nepal has steamy jungles and terraced valleys laced with ancient villages, remote temples and wildlife preserves.
- Official Name : Democratic Republic of Nepal
- Capital : kathmandu
- Population : 23,314,681
- Languages : Nepali, 13 other languages and many more dialects
- Predominant Religions : Hindu, Buddhist
- Time zones : 5.8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time(+5.8 GMT)- Daylight Saving Time is not observed
- Voltage Requirements : 220 volts
- Telephone codes : 977 (Country code), 1 (kathmandu city code)
Geography of Nepal
Nepal is landlocked country, covers 140,800 sk km, making it roughly the size of the US state of Arkansas. There are few countries on Earth that can match its broad range of environments, from the world’s deepest canyon and eight of the world’s 10 highest mountains, to low-lying steamy jungles and terraced valleys.
The country can be divided into three different regions: the south, which consists of plains, swamps and forests, the north, which is covered by the Himalaya mountin range that includes the world’s tallest peak Mt.Everest , which rises to 8,850 m (29,000 ft) and the central area, consisting of the relatively low Himalayan foothills which are home to the capital Kathmandu and most of the country’s polulation. Weather in Nepal.
If you’re going to Nepal for trekking, there are only two seasons: October-November and March-April. The former is best , when the air has been washed clean by summer monssoons and the passes haven’t yet been snowed in. The weather is brisk but not too cold. In spring, the passes are open but the air is hazy , and the views, while good, aren’t the same as in the autumn (If spring is the only time available, it’s still worth going). Because it’s so far South, kathmandu freezes only during the winter, while Pokhara is warmenr. Higher –altitude areas are quite cold, however. If you’re going to Royal Chitwan Park be aware that it can be very hot and humid anytime. The monsons, which occur June-september, affect the entire country, and flooding is a possibility in the Chitwan region.