Nepal Travel Information | Nepal Country InformationNepal famous for hiking & trekking in the Himalayas and the Sagarmatha (Mount Everest in Nepali), the highest mountain in the world
with 8848 meters, its natural beauty and its own cultures. Nepal is
landlocked between India and China, covering an area of a little over
140.000 square kilometers. It has a population of approximately 30
million people of which 1 million live in it’s capital Kathmandu, home
to to seven World Heritage Sites. From the snow capped peaks of the
high Himalayas to the teeming wildlife of the Terai jungles.
Nepali is the official language of Nepal; it is derived from Sanskrit
and was formerly known as Khaskura. In the main touristic areas of
Kathmandu valley, Lumbini, Chitwan and Pokhara most Nepali speak English
so it is easy to get around.
Hinduism is the official religion of Nepal and Shiva is worshiped as
the major deity. Islam, Buddhism, Jainism, and Christianity are the
other religions practiced in the country.
The great Gautam Buddha, known as the Tathagata, was born in Lumbini,
declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Nowadays Lumbini is one of
the many places of the Buddhist pilgrimage and is visited by people from
all across the world.