Facts at a Glance
Geographical Location: South Asia
Area: 147,181 km2
Religion: Hinduism, Buddhism
Currency: Nepalese Rupee (NPR)
Officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, Nepal is a landlocked country located in South Asia. Situated in the Greater Himalayan region, Nepal shares its international boundary with People's Republic China in the north and rest three sides i.e. from east, south, and west it shares its international boundary with India. The largest city Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and administrative and cultural centre of the country.
Nepal has various geographic features. North Nepal is surrounded by world's top ten highest mountain peaks including world's highest mountain peak Mount Everest (also known as Sagarmatha). Surprisingly, it has more than 200 mountain peaks which height is measured as more than 6,000 meters above sea level. However, the southern Nepal is Terai region which is humid and fertile.
Located in mountains region, Nepal has wonderful places to visit. Among the natural landscapes, the small towns are pretty fascinating where you can buy the local handicrafts and other decorative home stuffs.
Fascinating Cities and towns of Nepal
Kathmandu: It is capital where you can see the stupas at Boudhanath and Swayambhu
Pokhara: Located in picturesque lake-side landscape, it is pretty popular for the tourists for the scenery watching, adventure sports, dining, live music scene, and many more
Janakpur: This historical city is popular for the 500-year old Janaki Temple
Biratnagar: Pretty important for the mass mobilization
Birgunj: This is gateway between India and Nepal from where business movements take place
Boudhanath: It is home of largest Buddhist Stupa
Nepalgunj: It is very important centre for the Mid- and Far-Western Development Region
Patan: The beautiful, historic, and UNESCO World Heritage Site Patan Durbar Square is located here
Bhaktapur: It is historical city
Other Popular Tourists' Destinations are
Annapurna: It is popular for trekking
Chitwan National Park: Popular for tigers, rhinos and other animals
Daman: A small village with fascinating natural landscapes
Haleshi (Tibetan: Maratika): Popular site of a mountain cave where famous Padmasambhava attained a state beyond life and death
Lumbini: The sacred place where Buddha Shakyamuni's born
Mount Everest: The highest mountain peak of the world
Nagarkot: It is popular hill station.
Parping: Buddhist religious centre
Tangting: Known for beautiful landscapes
Activities to do in Nepal
How to Reach?
Nepal's capital of Kathmandu is well connected by air with rest of the world and one can reach by flight to Kathmandu.
People travelling from India to Nepal can also travel overland by crossing one of the India Nepal border.
Nepal Visa : Foreign tourist travelling to Nepal require valid Tourist Visa. Nepal visa is also available on arrival at Kathmandu Airport and on all other entry points if travelling overland.
Visa on arrival can be obtained at following entry points. Please keep a set of passport sized photos for visa on arrival :
1. Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
2. Immigration Office, Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
3. Immigration Office, Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
4. Immigration Office, Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
5. Immigration Office, Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
6. Immigration Office, Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
7. Immigration Office, Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
8. Immigration Office, Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Nepal Tourist Visa Fee :
- US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visa.
- US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 30 days multiple entry visa.
- US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa.
Destinations : Places covered : Kathkandu city, Patan City
Highlights : Visit Kathmandu city, Explore Tamil Bazaar, Tour of Patan and Darbar Squire.
Destinations :Kathmandu City, Pokhara Valley, Chitwan National Park
Highlights :Kathmandu Darbar Squire, Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Darbar Squire, beautiful Valley of Pokhara, and Wild life at Chitwan National park, Elephant ride
Destinations :Kathmandu City, Pokhara Valley
Highlights :Visit Kathmandus Kumari Temple (Living Goddess), Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan City and Darbar Squire, Pokhara Valley, Fewa Lake, Stunning Mountain views
Destinations :Kathmandu city, Nagarkot, Bhaktapur City, Pokhara City, Chitwan National Park, Daman
Highlights :Explore Kathamandu city with many of its stupas, Temples, Darbar Squire, Kumari Temple, Nagarkot for stunning mountain views, Bhaktapur city, Pokhara city, Chitwan National Park for wild life and Daman city.
Destinations :Kathmandu city, Pokhara city
Highlights :Explore the unexplored Golf courses of Nepal, at the same time enjoy your visits to various places of interest and a Rafting trip.
Destinations :Kathmandu City, Pokhara and Lumbini
Highlights :Kathmandu Valley, Lumbini - Birth Place of Lord Budha and Pokhara Valley.
Destinations :Kathmandu, Kurnital, Chitwan, Lumbini, Tansen Palpa, Dhamus, Pokhara and Sarankot
Highlights :A Trip to Nepal which takes you from cities to the unexplored destination and a nice combination of visiting various modern as well as religious sites and at the same time enjoy hiking in to the mountains and enjoy the stunning views of Mountain ranges around.
Destinations :New Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Kumbhalgarh, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jaipur, Agra, Kathmadu, Dhampus, Naudanda, Sarankot, Varanasi, Khajurah and Orchha
Highlights :Visit Painted Havelies, Unique Camel Breeding farm, Camel ride, Visit Royal Forts and palace, Boat ride at Lake Pichola, Elephant ride, visit Taj Mahal, Trek, breathtaking mountain views, Boat ride at River Ganges in Varanasi, Erotic carved temple complex at Khajuraho, Experience Indian Train.
Destinations :New Delhi, Agra, Medieval temple city of Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Kathmandu city
Highlights :Visit Narrow streets and busy market of Old Delhi, Visit Taj Mahal at Sunrise, Medieval Temple complex of Orchha, Stone Carved Temples of Khajuraho, Boat ride at River Ganges in Varanasi and visit interesting places in Kathmandu city.
Destinations :Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Kathmandu and Pokhara
Highlights :Visit heritage and modern monuments of Delhi, Elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur, Visit Taj Mahal at Sunset, Visit Kumari Temple, Darbar Squire in Kathmandu, Have breathtaking mountains views from Pokhara.