Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and altitudinal variation.
The elevation of the country ranges from 60 m above sea level to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8,848 m, all within a distance of 150 km resulting into climatic conditions from sub-tropical to Arctic.
Arguably the adventure capital of the world, Nepal is located in South Asia and shares territorial borders with India and China. Known for its exquisite natural beauty, with the iconic Himalayas running across the northern and western part of the country. With a high, diverse and rich geography, culture, and religion, it offers a wide variety of adventure packages to the adrenaline seekers. Of the 14 peaks that are above 8,000 meters in the world, eight are located in Nepal.
Due to its varied landscape, plenty of wildlife abound here. The rare Indian one-horned rhinoceros, the royal Bengal tiger and even the elusive snow leopard highlight the importance of conservation here.
Notably in terms of religious importance, Nepal is the land of Lord Shiva (Pashupatinath), which is supposed to be the holiest Hindu temple in the world. This is not only for the Hindus but it is also significant for the Buddhists. Nepal offers a unique place of pilgrimage as it happens to be the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace and compassion.
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Federal Democratic Republic
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Nepali, English
MONEY: Nepalese Rupee
AREA: 56,827 square miles (147,181 square kilometres)
TIME ZONE: GMT +5.45 hours