Nepal

ABOUT

 It is 48th largest country by population and 93rd largest country by area.  Nepal has a diverse geography, including plains, subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth.Kathmandu is the nation’s capital and largest city. Nepal is a multiethnic nation with Nepali as the official language. Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born in Lumbini in southern Nepal. The curved moon on the flag is a symbol of the peaceful and calm nature of Nepali, while the sun represents the aggressiveness of Nepali warriors. Nepal’s flag is the only national flag in the world that is not rectangular in shape

TIME ZONE

Nepal Time (NPT) is 5:45 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is in use during standard time in: Asia. Nepal Time is a 45-minute time zone. Its local time differs by 45 minutes instead of the normal whole hour.

CLIMATE

Nepal’s climate varies with its topography. Terai region has a hot and humid climate. The mid-land region is pleasant almost all the year round, although winter nights are cool.

  • Monsoon: mid-June TO September.
  • Summer: May TO August.
  • Autumn: September to November.
  • Winter: November till February
  • Spring: February to April.

 CULTURE

Traditional stories are rooted in the reality of day-to-day life, tales of love, affection and battles as well as demons and ghosts and thus reflect local lifestyles, culture, and beliefs. Many Nepali folktales are enacted through the medium of dance and music. Most houses in the rural lowlands of Nepal are made up of a tight bamboo framework and walls of a mud and cow-dung mix.   The family is very important in Nepalese life, and is traditionally close-knit and loyal. The equivalent female national outfit is the Gunyou Cholo. 

REGIONS

 Nepal was divided into five development regions (Nepali: विकास क्षेत्र), 14 administrative zones (Nepali: अञ्चल) and 75 districts (Nepali: जिल्ला). The 14 administrative zones were grouped into five development regions.  Nepal was divided into five development regions (Nepali: विकास क्षेत्र), 14 administrative zones (Nepali: अञ्चल) and 75 districts (Nepali: जिल्ला). The 14 administrative zones were grouped into five development regions. Nepal was divided into 7 states on 20 September 2015 according to the 4th schedule of the constitution. All of the states were formed by grouping the present districts of Nepal.

CITIES IN NEPAL FOR TOURISIM

1 Kathmandu

 Kathmandu was one of three rival royal cities, along with Bhaktapur and Patan. Situated in close proximity to each other, today these three almost run together. The highlight of Kathmandu has long been Durbar Square, the largest of the palace squares .Temples and monuments of varying shapes, sizes, styles, and faiths can be found here.

2 Bhaktapur

 In contrast to Patan and Kathmandu, the population of Bhaktapur is primarily Hindu. The best place from which to begin a tour of the city is Durbar Square, where in addition to the royal palace, several temples are also situated. The whole area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

3 Boudhanath Stupa (Bodhnath)

The stupa itself is a symbol of enlightenment but at Boudhanath the symbolism is particularly clear. Each different shape represents one of the five elements, earth, water, fire, air, and sphere, which are also the attributes of the five Buddhas. Brought together in the form of the stupa, their unity reflects in abstract fashion the structure of the universe itself.

4 Pokhara

For many trekkers, Pokhara is the gateway to the Himalayas. It is the starting point for treks to Jomsom and the Annapurna region. But visitors will enjoy Pokhara and the beautiful scenery even if they are not planning on heading off on a hike.

 

 

5 Trekking in the Annapurna Region

The Annapurna region was declared a protected area in 1986. The region has a good infrastructure to support the many trekkers that come through this area. The paths are well maintained, and food and lodging are guaranteed.

6 Chitwan National Park

Chitwan lies southwest of Kathmandu close to the Indian frontier and is included in the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage sites. The best time to visit Chitwan is from October to February. Average temperatures hover about 25°C (77°F), with high humidity, although the mornings can be quite cool. June to September is the monsoon season, with frequent and heavy rain.

7 Trekking in the Langtang Region

The Langtang Region, home to Langtang National Park, is an incredible area for hiking, with some high passes, extensive views, old monasteries, and beautiful mountain scenery with rhododendron forests that bloom during the spring hiking season. It is less developed than some of the other popular trekking areas in Nepal and generally less busy on the trails, despite its close proximity to Kathmandu. There are villages with guesthouses and food all along the route, although somewhat more spread out than in other trekking regions.

8 Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)

Due to the resident monkeys that inhabit parts of the temple, it is more affectionately known as the Monkey Temple. The Swayambhu Stupa, painted with the eyes of the omnipresent god, forms the centerpiece of the temple complex. It was originally a prehistoric cult site, but the temple complex dates to the 5th century. Swayambhu plays a major part in the lives of the Vajrayana Buddhists of Northern Nepal and Tibet, but especially of the Newari Buddhists of the Kathmandu Valley.

9 Everest and the Trek to Base Camp

The Everest Region is generally not regarded as the most scenic region in the country for trekking, but the allure of Everest draws climbers in large numbers. There are various routes to access base camp and several options for organizing a trip. Many trekking companies offer a guided hike, either with Nepalese companies or western-based companies. It’s also possible to hire a private guide or porter and do it yourself, however all trekkers are technically required to have a guide. The main hiking seasons are in the spring and fall, from March to May and September to December.

10 Lumbini

Lumbini is famous for being the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the historic Buddha, known as Buddha Shakyamuni. Situated off the main tourist track, almost 250 kilometers from Kathmandu, Lumbini is a worthwhile detour on the route from Pokhara to the Chitwan National Park. In this pilgrimage town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there is a feeling of tranquility. Most of the visitors are Buddhist pilgrims from around the world, retracing Buddha’s footsteps through the stations of his life. The Maya Devi Temple, dedicated to Buddha’s mother, is believed to be the spot where Buddha was born. It contains an ancient stone relief from the 2nd century AD depicting Buddha’s birth.

11 Helambu Trek

The Helambu region is inhabited by the Sherpas and situated in the upper part of the Malechmi Khola valley. The Helambu Trek can be started in Kathmandu and completed in five to eight days. The typical seven-day itinerary is circular, with the first day’s section being repeated at the end of the walk. The sudden contrast between the lower and upper lying regions and their characteristic cultures is striking. Accommodation can be found in lodges and village guest houses.

TEMPLES

  • Pashupatinath Temple – A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Budanilkantha – Where Lord Vishnu resides amidst lotus in an open air pool
  • Dakshinkali – To the fearless Goddess
  • Gokarna Mahadev Temple – One of the popular Mahadev temples in Nepal
  • Swayambhu Temple – Holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists
  • Bajrayogini – The famous tantric temple in Nepal
  • Suryabinayak Temple – The temple of the curing God
  • Changu Narayan – A heritage of Lichhavi Dynasty
  • Manakamana Temple – Worship to fulfill desires of heart
  • Muktinath Temple – A popular temple in the Annapurna circuit

 FESTIVALS

Nepal is distinctly known as the world of colorful vibrant festivals. Most of the festivals celebrated in Nepal have religious connotation and some are based on important events from ancient mythology and epic literature. 

Dashain and Tihar| Buddha Jayanti|Gai Jatra| Janai Purnima| Teej| Shree Krishna Janmastami| Fagun Purnima| Maghe Sankranti| Indrajatra|Mahashivaratri

WHY?

To have a devotional peace of mind friendly approach. Lose yourself in a rockery land. Lots of tourist city, beaches, luxury, and a place where you can have more fun.

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