Nepal is a beautiful landlocked country in the world. Nepal is also known as the abode of the Himalayas. Nepal has many mountains over 6000 meters. There are 10 out of 14 peaks over 8000 meters including Mount Everest (8,848 m) in Nepal. Besides these Nepal is well known for its cultural richness, fine arts and festivals too. 

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 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. Before 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 been involved in struggles for a democratic government with periods of direct monarchic rule. Nowadays, Nepal is a settled and safe tourist destination.

Nepal is divided into three regions: The Himalaya region, the Hill region, and the Tarai region. The highest point is Mt. Everest (8,848 m) in the north and the lowest point is Kechanakawal (70 m) 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. 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 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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