Nepal sits in the Himalayan region and is surrounded by two Asian powerhouses India and China. China sits in the north and India surrounds Nepal in the East, West, and South. This minuscule landlocked nation resembles a rough trapezoid which covers an area of only 147,181 km2. Its neighbors dwarf it in comparison to both size and population but once you venture in it, you’ll be amazed by its cultural and ethnical diversity. The geography is broadly classified into the Mountain region, Hilly region, and the Terai region with the mountain region being the coldest and Terai being the warmest of them all. Depending on where you are, the weather tends to fluctuate rapidly.
In the context of religion, the country is a secular nation with Hinduism and Buddhism being the major religions. War and fights in the name of religion have never taken place here. Nepal is considered as a developing nation and basic utilities like water, electricity, and food are easily available. The capital Kathmandu prides itself on being both the cultural as well as the financial hub of the nation.
Nepal comprises of the gorgeous trekking paths around mountains like Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, and Everest have managed to maintain their originality in this fast-paced world. Adventure lovers will definitely salivate at the sight of the white water rafting in roaring rivers like Kaligandaki, Trishuli, and Bhotekoshi. Plunge deep into the depths of the unknown as you bungee in the last resort and soar the skies like a bird as you paraglide in Pokhara. Enjoy a relatively short hike in the outskirts of Kathmandu, or a soothing boat riding in the waters of Phewa Lake, Nepal has it all. The cultural aspects are not to be ignored as it flaunts the UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath. Go on a pilgrimage to sites like Muktinath, Pathivara, DakshinKali, and Namobuddha to find the true meaning of inner peace.
Nepal can be accessed easily through air or land. Travelers can either use the Nepal Airlines or any other private airlines to arrive here. The peak season to travel Nepal is from October to December. Flights from the Americas and Australia tend to have transit in the Middle East. From land, you can enter from either India or Tibet. Speaking of Visa, people can get the Visa on arrival which can be purchased according to your stay duration. Nepal has multiple entry visas which are valid for 15, 30, and 90 days. You’ll need a valid passport and a PP size photo to fill the form. Nepalese currency is the prevailing currency and you can easily get it exchanged on banks.
The welcoming tradition of the Nepalese people is bound to make your stay in Nepal memorable. Enjoy the hospitality, natural, and cultural affluence in this South Asian country.