|Geography :||Situated between China in the north and India in the south|
|Time Difference :||Nepal is 5:45 hours ahead of GMT|
|Area :||147,181 Sq. KM|
|Population :||28 Milion|
|Capital :||Kathmandu (city population 500,000) (Kathmandu Valley 1 million)|
|People :||More than 123 ethnic groups and 92 spoken languages|
|National Language :||Nepali|
|Currency :||Nepalese Rupees (Approximately US$ 1= RS. 109)|
|Religion :||Vedic Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism, Buddhism, Muslim, Christian)|
|Climate :||Winter (Dec.—Feb.), Summer (June — Aug)|
|Political System :||Republic of Nepal|
It is said “Nepal looks like a Silver Necklace from the Space”. Obviously, Himalayan kingdom Nepal, sand-witched between China and India, is the land of eternal fascination. It is not only the land of Everest. It is not only the birthplace of Buddha and the abode of gods but also the land of brave Gurkha soldiers and the playground of mystical snowman ‘Yeti’. Moreover, it is the land of culture, nature and adventure.
The elevation of the country ranges from 60m above the sea level to the highest point on earth. Because of its unique geographical position, climate varies from place to place. Consequently, different kind of vegetation, flora and fauna of every corner of the world can be found here. Although, Nepal occupies only 0.1% of the earth but it is the home to 2% of all the flowering plants in the world, 8% of the worlds population of birds, 319 species of exotic orchids, 635 species of butterfly, 4% of mammals on earth. The world’s highest lake and the world’s deepest gorge are in Nepal. The Nepalese Himalayas contains 8 of the 10 highest peaks on earth including Sagarmatha ‘Everest’ 8,848m the tallest of all. Hence, Nepal is often known as the biggest natural museum in the world.