Nepal General Information

Nepal is a landlocked country with India in the southern, eastern, western sides and China in northern sides. Nepal has a great
Nepal Mapvariation in languages (70 spoken), religions, ethnic groups (more than 61), geographic structures, occupation, culture and traditions - but a strong unity among these variations. Hence, we can find unity in diversity in Nepal.

The country has many ever flowing rivers, thick tropical jungles, greatest mountain ranges and different climatic conditions. Owing to its diversity, we find a special eco-system here. Various species of animals, rare in the world such as the one horned, rhino are also found here. Nepal has an astonishing collection of sightseeing and adventurous opportunities. The country is home to different kinds of butterflies & of birds also.

Nepal has a rich culture, tradition and numerous festivals. Different kinds of festivals are celebrated throughout the year, based on the customs & beliefs in a particular area. The country is 1, 47,181sq. km in area and the capital city is Kathmandu. According census of 2001, the population of Nepal was calculated at 2, 31,51,423.

Agriculture is the primary economic backbone of Nepal. Farming is the occupation of more than 70% people in Nepal. Nepal has four major seasons, namely:

HISTORY

History of NepalFor centuries the Kingdom of Nepal remained divided into many principalities. Kirats ruled in the east, the Newars in the Kathmandu Valley, while Gurungs and Magars occupied the mid-west.

The Kirats ruled from 300 BC and during their reign, Emperor Ashoka arrived from India to build a pillar at Lumbini in memory of Lord Buddha. The Kirats were followed by the Lichchhavis whose descendants today are believed to be the Newars of the Kathmandu Valley. During this period, art thrived in Nepal and many of the beautiful woodcarvings and sculptures that are found in the country belong to this era. With the end of the Lichchhavi dynasty, Malla kings came to power in 1200 AD and they also contributed tremendously to Nepal's art and culture.

However, after almost 600 years of rule, the kings were not united among themselves and during the late 18th century, Prithvi Narayan Shah, King of Gorkha, conquered Kathmandu and united Nepal into one Kingdom. Recognizing the threat of the British Raj in India, he dismissed European missionaries from the country and for more than a century, Nepal remained in isolation. During the mid-19th century, Jung Bahadur Rana became Nepal's first Prime Minister to wield absolute power. He set up an oligarchy and the Shah kings remained figureheads. The Ranas were overthrown in a democracy movement of the early 1950s.

Today, Nepal enjoys a multiparty democratic system with a constitutional Monarch.

Trekking In Nepal

A trek in NEPAL is a special and rewarding mountain holiday. If you have the time and energy to trek,don't miss the opportunity to trek and see the COUNTRY'S spectacular beauty and unique culture. Fortunately for visitor, there are still only a few roads extending deeply into the hills.

THE only way to truly visit the remote regions of the kingdom is in the slowest and most intimate manner - walking. It requires more time and effort, but the rewards are also greater instead of zipping down a freeway, racing to the next 'point of interest', each step provides new and intriguing viewpoints.

Camping Trek

A full services camping trek in the Himalaya provides a level of comfort and service for which the Sherpa people are justly famous. On camping treks our staff have a greater control over hygiene, we provide more employment for local lodges, specially during peak trekking season. All our camping treks are full board and operate with minimum 2 people group size.

Lodge or Tea House Trek

Lodge treks are a less expensive alternative on the more popular routes in the Everest, Annapurna and Langtang areas. Lodge treks can offer a greater insight in to the lives of the local people and offer more opertunities for meeting fellow travelers. Accommodation is generally of a good standard (by trekking terms) and the food is prepared by the lodge-staff. All meals are included in the trek price.

Cultural and World Heritage Tour

Stumbling, perhaps accidentally, onto a village festival may prove to be the highlights of your travel in Nepal. Above 62 ethnic group of people are gathering in Nepal and they celebrate defferent kind of festival themselves.

This kind of tour is important for student and lover of cultural diversity and documentary film maker. you can check the date and time of festival by mailing us. We will reply you soonest.

Kailash Yatra 2013 Departure