Nepal is a land-locked country bordering north in China and surrounded by India in the east, south and west, Nepal is the most beautiful and stunning Himalayan country in the world. Though small in size, it is known in the world as a nation of color and contrasts, a hidden Shangri-La of nature, diverse cultures, and adventure.
In Nepal,the way of life is still traditional, and its countryside is stunning, nature at its most beautiful and best.There are fourteen 8,000m peaks in the world, only two of the ten highest 8000m peaks are outside. Nepal which is home to the eight of the worlds 8000m peaks which are: Mt. Everest 8,848m, Mt. Kanchenjunga 8586m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Makalu 8463m, Cho Oyu 8201m, Dhaulagiri 8163m, Manaslu 8163m and Annapurna one 8091m.
It's lush valleys are ideal places for trekking and mountaineering, its flora and fauna invite all nature lovers for a rendezvous with them. Nepal is rich in artistic and cultural traditions. The world heritage site Kathmandu, the capital city, is a treasure chest of ancient art and culture which along with its wild life are the major attractions of Nepal.Few places in the world have such a vast range of natural beauty crammed into such a small area. Nepal is Himalayan country and offers many opportunities for adventure. Since 1950, Nepal has been a unique place for historical sightseeing, and trekking or mountaineering in the Himalaya.
Adventurers come from all over the world to travel, trek and climb. Some have come to scale an unconquered peak, others to undertake scientific research in the high mountains. Today, Nepal welcomes tourists of many nationalities; some come to complete an energetic trek in Nepal or high adrenaline rafting trip, others come to enjoy the peace and cultural richness of Nepal's lower slopes and valleys.
Travelers can visit villages that are ten days trek from the nearest road, or ones that can be reached in two hours. Nepal Spirit Adventure has been striving to open up the remote areas of Nepal to visitors, whilst also providing treks for tourists with no prior experience. Less demanding trekking routes amidst sprawling tribal villages with sweeping views of green hills and snowy peaks are available around Katmandu and Pokhara.
Trekking is one of the most popular activities in Nepal. Ever since Nepal's trekking trails have been open, Nepal Spirit Adventure Pvt. Ltd has been active in arranging and providing adventure trekking trips in Nepal's Himalaya.
Nepal has three extremely popular trekking regions: Everest, Annapurna and Langtang. Other popular trails can be found in Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Manaslu, Upper Dolpo, Ganesh Himal, Rolwaing,Dhaulagiri, Mustang and Nar-phu valley etc. Nepal Spirit Adventure operate on all major trekking routes and non touristy, eco trekking trails, as well as restricted trekking routes since our agency has been established.
we are constantly exploring and looking for new trails for our valued clients. Nepal Spirit Adventure team are and always will be committed to trekking in a way that does no harm to the local environment.
With camping groups we always carry kerosene, so that no local wood needs to be used to cook our food. Naturally, to maintain our high standards, we have a dedicated team of highly experienced staff, from the office managers who arrange your trip right down to the cooks that prepare your food! For trekkers with varied tastes, Nepal is the ultimate place.
Trekkers can trek up to the foot of the great Himalayan ranges, such as Mt. Everest,base camp Langtang valley and Annapurna base camp or make a circuit of the highest mountains. You can also get beyond the mountains into the arid landscape and ancient culture of places such as the upper Dolpo and Mustang.
Nepal is also a gateway to adventure in Tibet and Bhutan. The highest Himalayas including Mt. Everest and many other mighty mountains. Due to its unique geographical distribution and variations in altitude, very rare species of flora and fauna inhabit this green land.
A rich culture, different types of ethnic groups, unique traditions, innocent and friendly people are the precious ornaments of this nation. So any person who sets foot in this land can proudly say they are in a paradise on earth, with its wonderful landscapes, snow capped peaks and fantastic eye catching panoramic views, no one can resist falling in love with its beauty.
Nepal is a land-locked Himalayan country lying on the southern slopes of the Himalaya between India and China. Its area is 147,181 sq. km. It is 885 km east to west and 145 to 241 km north to south. The country is divided into three geographical regions.
The elevation of this region spans from 2700m to 8848m above sea level. Its climate is always cold and is home to a small percentage of people in Nepal, this region encompasses eight of the 14 highest mountains of the world over 8,000m including Everest, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.
Located between the Himalaya and the Terai, the Hilly region runs from 250m to 3000m above sea level. Most (52%) of the population live in this region and can grow many foods, seasonal vegetables and fruit.
The sub-tropical Tarai region spans from 70m to 250m above sea level. This region is a very important area for cultivation in Nepal where almost any food, vegetable and fruits can be grown. The region spans from the Nepal - India border to the southernmost mountain range of the himalaya called the Siwalik, often referred to as the Churia Hills.
Nepali is the national Language of Nepal. Most of the educated people understand and speak English. Inside the country, there are 126 local dialects spoken by people from various ethnic groups.
Nepal's seasons coincide with the following months:
Winter: December - February
Spring: March - May
Summer: June - August
Autumn: September - November.
(Nepal can be visited all the year round)
People and Religion:
Nepal is a secular country and it respects the practices and existence of different religions within its territory. Nepalese people are mainly divided into two distinct groups: the Indo - Aryans and the Mongoloids (the Kirants). There are Hindu temples and Buddhist shrines scattered all over the country. Nepal is the birth place of the Lord Buddha, Herald of Peace, the Light of Asia. Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Christians and other people of religions live together here in perfect harmony.
Currency and foreign exchange:
The Nepalese Rupee is the official currency of Nepal and it come in notes of the following denominations: Rs.1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 100, 500 and 1000. Coins come in denominations of: Rs. 1, 2, 5 and 10. In Nepal, foreign currencies must be exchanged only through a bank or authorized money exchanger. The receipts of such transaction are to be obtained and retained. It is possible for visitors to exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival in Nepal.
Art and Culture:
Perhaps, there is no country in the world except Nepal where traditional architecture, painting and sculpture have been so well preserved for 1500 years. The exquisite medieval art and architecture of the Kathmandu valley vividly reflects the artistic ingenuity and the religious traditions of its peoples. To better understand the deep and complex roots of Nepalese culture, it is necessary to visit monuments and religious shrines across the country.
What to wear:
During most of the year fleeces, light woolen and cotton clothes are sufficient for day wear, with warmer clothing necessary in the evening. Thermal and heavy woolen clothing is required during the winter months. We can advise you about and provide you with all the specialist equipment and clothing your require, either renting or arranging for its purchase here in Kathmandu. This helps you avoid the costly extra baggage weight charges that some airlines are now inflicting on their passengers.
If you prefer to use your personal telephone you can bring your mobile and buy SIM card from NTC (Nepal Telecom) & Ncell available in Nepal. As well as mobile phone services, STD and ISD (international direct dialing), email and internet services are also available in most of the main cities and towns of Nepal. The STD code for Nepal is +977
It has been 4 years since Nepal declared itself a Federal Democratic Republic at the first meeting of its assembly on May 28, 2008. Nepal is still learning and practices a multi - party system of democracy with the President as the head of country and the Prime Minister enjoying executive powers. Though Nepal has been declared a republic, demarcation of the federal state is yet to be completed.