Nepal is in the southern slopes of the Himalayan mountain ranges. It is a landlocked country located between India to the east, south, and west and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north. Its territory extends roughly 500 miles (800 kilometres) from east to west and 90 to 150 miles from north to south. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. Wedged between two giants, India and China, Nepal seeks to keep a balance between the two countries in its foreign policy—and thus to remain independent. A factor that contributes immensely to the geopolitical importance of the country is the fact that a strong Nepal can deny China access to the rich Gangetic Plain; Nepal thus marks the southern boundary of the Chinese sphere north of the Himalayas in Asia. Nepal contains some of the most rugged and difficult mountain terrain in the world. Roughly 75 percent of the country is covered by mountains. From the south to the north, Nepal can be divided into four main physical belts, each of which extends east to west across the country. These are, first, the Tarai, a low, flat, fertile land adjacent to the border of India; second, the forested Churia foothills and the Inner Tarai zone, rising from the Tarai plain to the rugged Mahabharat Range; third, the mid-mountain region between the Mahabharat Range and the Great Himalayas; and, fourth, the Great Himalaya Range, rising to more than 29,000 feet (some 8,850 metres).
A complex system of mountain ranges, some 50 miles in width and varying in elevation from 8,000 to 14,000 feet, lie between the Mahabharat Range and the Great Himalayas. The ridges of the Mahabharat Range present a steep escarpment toward the south and a relatively gentle slope toward the north. To the north of the Mahabharat Range, which encloses the valley of Kathmandu, are the more lofty ranges of the Inner Himalaya (Lesser Himalaya), rising to perpetually snow-covered peaks. The Kathmandu and the Pokhara valleys lying within this mid-mountain region are flat basins, formerly covered with lakes, that were formed by the deposition of fluvial and fluvioglacial material brought down by rivers and glaciers from the enclosing ranges during the four glacial and intervening warm phases of the Pleistocene Epoch (from about 1,600,000 to 10,000 years ago). The Great Himalaya Range, ranging in elevation from 14,000 to more than 29,000 feet, contains many of the world's highest peaks—Everest, Kanchenjunga I, Lhotse I, Makalu I, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri I, Manaslu I, and Annapurna I—all of them above 26,400 feet. Except for scattered settlements in high mountain valleys, this entire area is uninhabited.
We have mentioned some information to address many queries of people who are planning and preparing to visit Nepal. The below provided information with external links are the general guideline to assist your holiday plan in the country of the Himalayas. The relevant information help you to organize and manage the perfect holiday plan before you set your journey. These are the rough guides to make your travel easy and comfortable. You will find many outstanding travel books anywhere in the world for detail information- just grab and go through it. If you can’t don’t worry, you can easily find it in Nepal or contact us to get experts’ advice.
Except Indian people, all foreigners must have visa to travel Nepal. Nepal visa can be issued on your arrival either at Tribhuban International Airport or at road borders at Nepalganj, Birganj, Sunauli, Kakarbhitta, Mahendranagar, Dhangadhi and Kodari checkpoint to Tibet border. Nepali embassies and consulates overseas also issue visas with no fuss. You passport must have at least six months…View Detail
Nepal customs’ main concern will be on export of drugs and antiques as we have been victimized of international art theft over last few decades. All your baggeses is X-rayed on yor arrival and departure. If officers find any souvenirs that looks like antique, they might ask you to show certificate obtained from the Department of Archaeology. Clearing that its…View Detail
The best season to travel Nepal varies on the basis of your holiday activities ?in Nepal. Most of the holiday activities in Nepal can be done throughout the year except some high passes trekking and expeditions. The climate in Nepal varies from places to places which be categorized in different four main seasons. The main seasons in Nepal are Spring…View Detail
One can enter Nepal by air or by road. The one and only international airport Tribhuwan International Airport lies in Kathmandu- the capital city of Nepal. The major airlines like Nepal Airlines, Biman Bangladesh, China South West Airlines, Druk Air, Gulf Air, Air India, Thai Airways, Qatar Airways, Pakistan Air, Jet Air, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Malaysian Airlines and Korean…View Detail
Travelling with children is remarkably stress-free in Nepal. Number of visitors coming with children is increasing every year. Many people participate in different cultural, religious and historical tours accompanying short trekking and easy hiking. Please read the following helpful tips before setting off your journey with children. Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini have roof top…View Detail
Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered the government to end discrimination against sexual minorities and to ensure equal rights in 2007 AD. There is not a big open gay and lesbian scene in Nepal. Gay or Lesbian couples holding hands is easily accepted in public and will experience no difficulties and differences in Nepal as this is socially acceptable and…View Detail
Massif Holidays offers different voluntourism programs to match a volunteer’s skill for suitable projects that result in real and lasting benefit to local communities, rather than simply offering travellers the chance to feel better about themselves during a fleeting two-week placement. Hundreds of travelers volunteer in Nepal every year to work on an incredible range of development and conservation projects,…View Detail
Erik Weihenmayer and Thomas Whittaker are the great inspiration for all travelers with disabilities. Erik became the first blind climber to summit Everest in 2001 and published a book called Touch the Top of the World and Thomas summited in 1998 with an artificial leg, at the age of 50. Be inspired to travel and explore the world though Nepal…View Detail
International Flights to Nepal Nepal lies in southern Asia bordering two giant countries India and China. There are many flights operated? from Delhi( Daily) , Mumbai, Culcutta, and Hongkong, Guangzhou, Kunming, Chengdu and? mostly major International Airliners have wide and convenient flight networks to and forth Nepal. Major transit points to fly Nepal are Bangkok, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, India,…View Detail
Australian Embassy P.O Box 879 Bansbari Kathmandu, Phone: 977 437 1678, Fax: 977 437 1533 Austrian Consulate Office Manakamana Marg, Nagpokhari, Phone: (+977) (1) 443 4648, (+977) (1) 443 4690, Fax: (+977) (1) 443 4515 Bangladeshi Embassy Naxal, Bhagawati Bahal, GPO Box 789, Kathmandu, Phone: +977 1 414943 or 414 265 Belgium Consulate…View Detail
We met Bijay , one of the founder of Massif Holidays who made all this possible to trek amazing Gokyo valley. His communication style was great with full of information.…