Nepal is a small beautiful country with the highest mountain, Mt. Everest, and the third highest mountain, Kanchanganga in the world. Nepal has a scenic beauty with high prospects for tourism development. Besides, the country is very rich in water resources, mineral resources, and forest resources. Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia bordered by China and India. It is located in the Himalayas and contains eight of the world’s ten highest peaks. Nepal has the greatest altitude change of any location on Earth. The lowlands are at sea level and the mountains of the Himalayas are the tallest in the world.

Nepal is known as “the land of gods” due to its deep-rooted religious and cultural traditions. The flag of Nepal includes two symbols: the Sun and the Moon. They are associated with different Nepalese dynasties and express the hope that the country may have the same longevity as the Sun and Moon. The National Bird of Nepal is Lophophorus and the National flower is Rhododendron. Many Nepalese speak English as a second or foreign language, with English use being most prevalent among city dwellers residing in Kathmandu (the capital of Nepal). Although Nepali is the native language, English is the primary language used for business in Nepal.Nepal is full of adventurous and recreational activities. Manyenture enthusiasts gear up for trekking its world-famous trails, where they can always find the best opportunity to have a glimpse of astonishing nature and lush green forests. Besides trekking, adventure fans would get the best opportunity to experience white water rafting, canyoning, bungee jumping, rock climbing, mountain biking, mountaineering, paragliding, etc. An amazing country of almost 30 million people with more than 100 castes and subgroups, Nepal offers vast diversity in its culture and ethnicity. The groups here usually differ by altitude and climatic zones, with some inhabiting the alpine region of the high Himalayas while the others live in the middle hills inhabiting temperate zones. Most of the population is living in its subtropical lower regions too.The most startling fact about Nepal is that there are hundreds of languages, of which Nepali and Maithili are the most prominent. Another astonishing fact reveals the diversity of Religions. The majority of the population identifies as Hindus, while other minorities include Buddhists, and Muslims, with others practicing the Kirat Mundham religion and Christianity. All these diverse cultures and ethnicities proffer unique festivals and celebrations that translate into different cuisines, dresses, and customs. More than 50 festivals are celebrated annually, exhilarating every traveler visiting Nepal for fun, entertainment, and exploration. Some of the major festivals of Nepal include Dashain, Tihar, Lhosar, Teej, and Indra Jatra, to name a few.Food plays an important role while traveling as you need some delicious flavors after a tiring day. Indeed, the food in Nepal is always famous for its local spices and unique recipes. People often love to have delicious recipes when they visit Nepal. The favorite meal offered to every visitor in Nepal is Dal Bhat – a uniquely cooked combination of rice and lentils served with cooked vegetables. Other local cuisines in Nepal include Newari, Noodles soup, and momos. You can also relish the mouth-watering international foods served at many popular restaurants in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Travelers often enjoy delicious falafel, hummus, and pizza with a cup of tasty coffee.

Written By:





Rashmi Pradhan

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Rtr. Muzna Hameed
(Junior Blog Team Member 2023-24)

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Rtr. Nimasha Senewirathna
(Junior Blog Team Member 2023-24)

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