Nepal, a country of amazing extremes, fosters 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. From the towering icy giants of the Himalayas and the cultural wonders of the KathmanduValley, to some of the richest wildlife areas in Asia, Nepal’s attractions are simply unbeatable. Adding dazzling colour to Nepal’s myriad attractions are the many festivals that dot the calendar. Join in the numerous annual festivals that are celebrated throughout the year in traditional style highlighting enduring traditions, customs and beliefs.

With a recorded history of almost 3,000 years, and legendary beginnings dating still further back, the legacy and influences of the past are a constant presence in modern day Nepal. Traditional architecture mingles with the modern; busy streets divert around sacred shrines; festivals celebrate gods and heroes; and suited-businessmen offer kataks to departing visitors.

The lives of all of Nepal’s numerous ethnic groups and castes are strongly influenced by religion. Whether Hindu, Buddhist, Shamanist or, as is common, an amalgam of beliefs, daily and life-long routines - morning puja, making offerings at a shrine on the way to work and the bigger events of birth and death - are a vibrant aspect of Nepalese life. The architecture follows styles that provide for household shrines, deities are painted in vibrant colors and festivals are an integral part of life.

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Key Facts
  • Capital:Kathmandu
  • Time difference:+5:45 GMT
  • Population:27.4 Million
  • Currency:Nepalese Rupee (NPR)
  • Official Language(s):Nepali
  • Visa (Non Indian):Visa required
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