Nepal at a Glance

Nepal offers a unique Himalayan environment with a fusion of vibrant cultures and ancient history. The country, which is 800 kilometres long from east to west, is located at its farthest north on Mount Everest. Its population is multiethnic, it spans many social classes, and its religion combines Buddhism and Hinduism. The landscapes of Nepal include coniferous trees, serene tropical backwoods, paddy, millet, and corn fields. Nepal is the ideal vacation spot for those who like the great outdoors.

  • Location: South Asian country between China and India.
  • Area: 1, 47, 181 sq. km
  • Capital: Kathmandu
  • Population: Around 30 million (as of 2021).
  • The official language is Nepali; with various regional languages (142 castes and ethnic groups and over 123 local languages).
  • The National Flower is the Rhododendron
  • National Bird is Himalayan Monal (Danphe)
  • Religion: Predominantly Hinduism, with Buddhism also significant.
  • Home to eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest is here
  • Famous for trekking, adventure, and cultural tourism.
  • Popular treks of Nepal are EBC Trek,  ABC Trek,Langtang Valley Trek,Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and many more.
  • Rich cultural heritage, diverse festivals, and traditions.
  • World Heritage Sites: UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site has eight sites; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Changunarayan, and Lumbini. Another UNESCO Natural World Heritage site includes two sites; Sagarmatha National Park (Mt. Everest National Park) and Chitwan National Park.
  • Home to diverse and endangered species such as the snow leopard, the one-horned rhino, the wild yak, Red Panda, Brown Bear, Gangetic Dolphin, Wolf, Wild Elephant, Swamp Deer, Four Horned antelope, Musk Deer, Gharial, Saras Crane, Python, etc.
  • The best times to visit are Spring (March, April, and May) and autumn (September, October and November). However, one may enjoy a memorable vacation in Nepal at any time of the year.
  • The currency is Nepali Rupees.