Nepal is one of the most picturesque regions in the world. Located in South Asia and situated between India and Tibet (China). Previously ruled as a kingdom, today it is a Federal Democratic Republic state, this Himalayan country is endowed with glorious scenery-verdant terraced valleys, rushing rivers and ice-blue lakes that originate in the 'adobe of snows', or Himalayas. Eight of the fourteen highest mountains in the world, including Mount Everest, reside within the country's borders. Its diverse terrain offers tremendous opportunities for cultural and natural exploration inviting leisure and adventure enthusiasts for various trips such as cultural tours, treks, hiking, mountain expedition, white water rafting, jungle safari, mountain flight and many other adventure sports. In fact, Nepal is a land of ancient history, colorful cultures and friendly people found nowhere else on the planet! Also, the country is popular for numerous festivals that are celebrated throughout the year in traditional style highlighting enduring customs and beliefs.
Although Nepal is a relatively small country in comparison with its neighbors, it has an astonishingly diverse landscape, from the rugged Himalayas in the north to the humid Terai plains in the south. The capital and largest city is Kathmandu. The currency of Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee(NPR).
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Terrain: Terai or flatland in the south, central hilly region and alpine in the north
Population: 25 million
Currency: Nepalese rupee (NRS)
Language: Nepali is the national language. English is also widely spoken in towns and cities
Religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity
People: Nepal has more than 70 ethnic groups and 102 spoken languages
Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn
Time Zone: GMT +5.45
Telephone Services: Country Code +977, International access code 00