Nepal stands as a nation characterized by its rich diversity—linguistically, culturally, religiously, and ethnically. With a population exceeding 29 million, it embraces a mosaic of over one hundred castes, ethnicities, and religious groups, as well as a tapestry of ninety-two distinct mother tongues, as documented in the 2001 census—the most recent conducted.

Positioned as a geographical bridge between India to the south, east, and west, and China to the north, Nepal is aptly described as a country sandwiched between two nations. This unique location contributes to its allure as a land adorned with the lofty Himalayas, exquisite artistic monuments, and captivating wildlife, making it a captivating destination for global visitors.

Nepal isn't solely renowned for its trekking trails but is also celebrated as the abode of Mount Everest, Earth's highest peak. Beyond this iconic summit, Nepal unfolds a diverse panorama, ranging from lush jungles to the snow-capped peaks, presenting an unparalleled range of landscapes. The nation's breathtaking scenery, a convergence of hills, and the immersive experience of trekking have garnered praise from writers and adventurers alike.

Venturing into the hills through trekking reveals Nepal's identity as a natural amphitheater—a melting pot of diverse cultures, religions, languages, and ethnicities. It stands as a land steeped in mysticism and exoticism, a constant celebration with non-stop festivals. These characteristics unequivocally portray Nepal's essence, making trekking within its borders an incomparable global experience.

Often referred to as the Land of Paradise, Nepal beckons tourists, trekkers, and mountaineers with its remarkable extremes. The country hosts the world's highest peaks, including the majestic Sagarmatha (Mount Everest at 8848 meters), juxtaposed against inhabited valleys and forested plains teeming with iconic wildlife like tigers and rhinoceroses. Enchantment graces every corner—from the shoulders of towering mountains to meticulously terraced farmlands and cascading rivers.

Nepal caters to a broad spectrum of interests, embracing tourists, trekkers, river enthusiasts, wildlife lovers, artists, scholars, and those seeking their personal Shangrila. As the home of eight out of the world's 14 highest peaks, with names like Everest, Kanchenjunga, and Annapurna etched in mountaineering history, Nepal's appeal extends beyond its mountainous splendor. Jungle expanses, plains, and diverse landscapes contribute to its designation as a Land of Paradise for those seeking exploration and mountaineering adventures.

Beyond its topography, Nepal's renowned features include its hospitable people, cultural richness, and a cosmopolitan blend of various ethnic groups. Travelers and writers alike have bestowed upon Nepal illustrious titles such as the living cultural museum, Shangri-La, roof of the world, birthplace of the apostle of peace, country of the living goddess, Himalayan pilgrimage, and a tiny country encompassing over 100 ethnic groups and more than 120 spoken languages.

These titles serve as explicit and self-explanatory testaments to Nepal's unparalleled and thriving cultural heritage, echoing its unique position on the global stage.

Nepal in brief

Location: Between India and the Tibetan autonomous region of the Republic of China

Area: 147,181 square kilometer

Population :

Capital: Kathmandu

People: More than 100 ethnic groups (59 yet recognized by government) and 92 spoken languages

Political system: multi party democracy, Federal Republic democratic country

Topography: from the worlds deepest gorge Kali-Gandaki to the highest point on earth The Everest

Vegetation: As per the size of the country, Nepal possesses some of the most outstanding bio-diversity in the world, ranging from sub-tropical rain-forests to Alpine deserts.

Weather: Climate ranges from Tropical in the low lands to Arctic in higher altitudes.

Season: Winter (December to February), Summer (March to May), Monsoon (June to August), Autumn (September to November) [Monsoon: mostly rains, making the following day crispy clean and fresh. Most of the northern belt of the trans-Himalayan Zone is rain-shadowed and ideal for trekking.

National Bird: Impean Pheasant (Danfe)

National flower: Rhododendron-Arboreum (Lali Gurans)