Nepal is a very beautiful landlocked country rich in cultures and fine art. Nepal has many festivals that are celebrated by the various ethnic groups. A mystical land of unparalleled variety. There are very few countries in the world that provide so many diverse holidays and packages for the adventurous traveler.
Geographically, it is one of the most beautiful and dramatic countries on earth. Nepal is home to eight of the world's 14 peaks over 8000 meters. The country covers an area of 147,181 square kilometers. It stretches 145-241 kilometers from north to south and 850 kilometers from west to east. Nepal is bordered by Tibet, which is now part of the People's Republic of China to the north. Nepal is also bordered by India to the south, east, and west. Historically, Nepal in medieval times had many small kingdoms. The modern state was only formed with the unification of Nepal by Prithvi Narayan Shah in 1768. Prior to 2006, Nepal was a kingdom ruled by a king from the Shah Dynasty. The country has been a Federal Democratic Republic for the past 29 years. People have involved struggles for a democratic government with periods of direct monarchic rule. Nowadays, Nepal is a settled and safe tourist destination.
You can roughly divide Nepal into three regions: the Himalaya to the north, the Middle Hills, consisting of the Mahabharat Range and the Churia Hills, and the Terai to the south. The highest point is Mt. Everest (8848 m) in the north, and the lowest point is Kechanakawal (70 meters above sea level) in Jhapa District. Altitude increases as you travel south to north; in the upper regions of the north, temperatures can go below -40 degrees Celsius, and in the Terai on Nepal’s southern border, temperatures can often rise above 40 degrees Celsius in the summer. Nepal is influenced by monsoon clouds and heavy rains during June, July, and August. Therefore, it is not generally suitable for trekking, although people do take advantage of the quieter trails at this time. There are also areas suitable for trekking situated in the rain shadow of the country.
The people are amazing, very friendly, welcoming, and accepting of visitors. Religion is an integral and deeply rooted part of Nepalese life. One remarkable feature of Nepal is the religious harmony that exists, particularly between the Buddhist and Hindu communities. The essence of Nepal remains unique in an ever-divided world. A land of diverse social customs and frequent religious festivals celebrated in the streets and squares of the cities and villages throughout the land. There is hardly a day or a place where a celebration of some sort of festival, however small, takes place.
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