Nepal at glance

Buddha was Born in Nepal”

Situated between Tibet in the north and India in the south, with three major regions – the Himalayan belt in the north, the Hilly region and fertile valleys in the middle and the narrow strip of plain Tarai in the South, all running parallel to each other from east to west. Nepal is home to 8 of the 10 highest peaks in the world, including the highest, Mt Everest and the Kali Gandaki River Gorge, the deepest river gorge in the world.

Capital: Kathmandu, a historical city with rich cultural heritage.

Language: Nepali is the official language as well as the main language of communication. English is widely spoken in the capital, other urban centers and tourist areas.

Currency: Nepalese Rupee.

Political system: The politics of Nepal function within a framework of a republic with a multi-party system.

Religion:  Nepal enjoyed the distinction of being the only Hindu Kingdom in the world, but on the toppling of the King in April 2006, was declared a secular state.

”World heritage sites:: Religious and cultural”

1. Bouddha nath stupa: 6 km ti the east down town Kathmandu and is the largest Buddhist Stupa of Nepal.

2. Swaymbhu nath Buddhist Stupa: Establishment is linked to creation of the Kathmandu Valley.

3. Pashupati nath Temple: North east Kathmandu, Famous Hindu Holy Temple of Nepal.

4. Chagunarayan Hindu Tempal: 12 km to the east of Kathmandu city.

5. Bhaktapur Darbar square: 13 km east of Kathmandu, the most beautiful and colorful city in Nepal.

6. Kathmandu Darbar square: Center Kathmandu, the old Royal palace.

7Patan Darbar square: 8 km south east Kathmandu.

world heritages sites peaceful and Natural”

1. Sagaramath national park (Mount everest 8848m) established 1976

  • World Heritage Site that encompasses 1,148km2 of land in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal.The Sagarmatha National Park is the highest national park in the world with its lowest point standing at just over 2,800m and its highest, the peak of Everest, at just over 8,800m

2. Chitwan National Park: Distance between Kathmandu and Chitwan National Park About 148km South-west of Kathmandu.

  • Royal Chitwan National Park is the first national park of Nepal. It was established in 1973 and declared the World Heritage Site in 1984. It covers the area of 932 sq. km. and situated in the southern part of Nepal near the border with India. The park extends from 100m to 815m of altitude. One-horned Rhinoceros and the Royal Bengal tiger 

Nepal unique treasures:

1. Lumbini Birth Place of Lord Buddha Shiddhartha Gautam Sakyamuni. spiritual place in nepal Distance between Kathmandu and Lumbini is 285 km

  • The Lord Buddha was born in 623 BC in the sacred area of Lumbini located in the Terai plains of southern Nepal, testified by the inscription on the pillar erected by the Mauryan Emperor Asoka in 249 BC. Lumbini is one of the holiest places of one of the world’s great religions, and its remains contain important evidence about the nature of Buddhist pilgrimage centres from as early as the 3rd century BC.

2. Mt.Everest the Highest point on earth.  “highest elevation above sea level.”

  • Mount Everest is called the world’s highest mountain because it has the “highest elevation above sea level.” We could also say that it has the “highest altitude.”The mountain’s height was first determined in 1856. The Great Trigonometric Survey of British India pegged the mountain, known to them as Peak XV, at 29,002 feet (8,840 meters).first ascent of Mount Everest, and the first confirmed to have succeeded when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit on Friday, 29 May 1953. Led by Colonel John Hunt,

3. Kumari the living goddess in kathmandu 

    • The Kumari orKumari Devi comes from the Hindu faith however most of the “traditional” Kumari in Kathmandu are Newari(original settlers of the Kathmandu Valley). In Nepal the Kumari is a prepubescent girl selected by a council from the Newari people that acts as a manifestation of divine female energy.
  • A Nepali Kumari is believed to be the living incarnation of the goddess today the word Kumari means “virgin” which is important to remember as we delve deeper into this fascinating living legend