T r a v e l N
e p a l H i m a l a y a
Facts & Figures
Between India & the Tibetan Autonomous
region of the People’s republic of China.
147,181 Sq .Kms.
26 degree 12’ and 30 degree 27‘ North.
80 degree 4’ and 88 degree 12’east.
Hinduism and Buddhism.
70 m. to 8,850 m. (Mt. Everest
of Nepal is located between India in the south and China in the north at
Latitude 26* 22" to 30* 27" and Longitude 80* 4 " to 88 * 12" east. Crowned by
eight of the world's 10 highest mountains, Nepal compresses lush tropics and
summit of Mt. Everest (Mt. Sagarmatha), the highest piece of the planet. This is
the kingdom known as the unique and cultural destination in the tourism map of
the world that combines the aesthetic and spiritual excitement and adventure.
Nepal is the place where the world of mighty mountains, wild rivers, dense
jungles ,unique cultures & warm hearted people are discovered. This is the
country where Hinduism and Buddhism have co-existed down the ages. Kathmandu,
our capital , has often been called a living museum having numerous antique
shrines, temples and several other palaces (Durbar Squares) with intricate
woodcarving that are every where are truly blessed by the only living goddess in
the world "The Kumari".
Nepali is the official language
and English is understood and spoken by the majority of people in
Kathmandu valley and other major cities.
Climate ranges from Tropical in the low lands to Arctic in higher
Season - Winter (December-February)
Summer (March-may) Monsoon (June to August) Autumn (September-November)
Mostly rains at night, making the
following days crispy clean and fresh.
Allowed - Import of Indian currency by foreigner other than
Indian national strictly prohibited. All visitors should obtain a
receipt for all currency exchange. The same should be handed over at the
airport at the time of departure and generally 10% of the amount
exchanged can be reconverted from Nepalese rupees into US dollars.
geography of Nepal has attracted visitors for decades. Covering an area
of only 147181 square kilometers, Nepal encompasses the world’s highest
mountains and deepest valleys as well as low-elevation forests filled
with rare animals. The terrain is divided into three elevation zones:
the cool Himalaya, the moderate hills and the warm lowland Terai.
Precipitation ranges from dry in the west to pleasantly moist in the
east. Thus, Nepal has every kind of climate and can be enjoyed any month
of the year.
How to Reach
The capital Kathmandu
is linked by air with direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt,
Vienna, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Osaka, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore,
Bombay, Calcutta, Varanasi, New Delhi, Banglore, Moscow, Lhasa,
Frankfurt, Paris, London, Paro, Dubai, Dhaka, Karachi and Doha.
Travelers may also enter the country by surface through six major entry
points to Nepal – Kakarbhitta, Biratnagar, Birgunj, Bhairahawa,
Mahendranagar from India and Kodari from Tibet.
Nepal was founded by Ne-Muni, from whom the nation takes its name. In
the second half of the first millennium B.C., the Kirantis ruled over
Kathmandu valley. Around the same time, Prince Siddhartha Gautama was
born in Lumbini, capital of the lichchavi kingdom of southern Nepal.
About the tourist places of Nepal there is the main travel destination
Kathmandu the capital of Nepal. The travelers can easily visit in the
valley of famous treks in Nepal and sightseeing in the tourist places
of Nepal City.
Places Kathmandu Nepal
Monuments, temples and
wandering animals dot this bustling town square, which is also where
Nepal kings are crowned. This complex of palaces, courtyards and
temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat
of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu.
A walk through selected
historic sites seldom visited. This revitalizing walk starts at Teku,
south of old Kathmandu, leading on to Wonder Narayan, a 17th-century
temple dedicated to Lord Bishnu. Strolling through HyumatTole, arrive at
Kusah Bahi, a Buddhist courtyard built in 1754. The next stop is the
Narayan Dewal, another Bishnu temple (built in 1865) with a small Ganesh
temple at the entrance. Walk on to Tukan Baha, built in the 14th century
as a replica of the Swayambhu stupa. Admire the Ram temple at the
Ramchandra Dewal before reaching Jaisi Dewal, a huge Shiva temple built
Stupa or Temple
A golden spire crowning
a conical wooded hill, Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and
enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white
dome and glittering golden spire are visible for many miles and from all
sides of the valley. Historical records found on a stone inscription
give evidence that the stupa was already an important Buddhist
pilgrimage destination by the 5th century AD. Its origins however, date
to a much earlier time, long before the arrival of Buddhism into the
valley. A collection of legends about the site, the 15th century
Swayambhu Purana, tells of a miraculous lotus, planted by a past Buddha,
which blossomed from the lake that once covered Kathmandu valley.
consists of a sprawling
garden of stone water spouts, religious shrines, fish ponds, and a
replica of the statue of Budhanilkantha. Situated below Nagarjun hill
about 3 km northwest of the city center, Balaju is known for its bank of
22 stone water spouts (hiti) carved in the shape of sea-dragons.
Devotees take ritual baths under the gush of water. Balaju is also known
This is a huge Buddhist
stupa located about 7 km east of Kathmandu. It stands on a massive
mandala style platform and has features similar to the Swayambhunath. It
is said that this stupa was built during the 5th century A.D. Every
year, in winter, thousands of pilgrims from neighboring countries come
to visit this place. This holy place lies about 6 km to the east of
downtown Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the Valley. It looms 36
meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa
One of the most sacred
Hindu shrines in the world, Pashupatinath lies 5 km east of the city
center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Religious
pilgrims and sahdus, like the one pictured here, travel all the way from
the remote areas of India to visit this sacred sight. Even though these
devotees have denounced worldly possessions, each carries a Sahdu ID
(identifications card) to freely cross over the border between India and
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