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Where is Nepal?

The country Nepal is pronounced as NAY PAHL. It is a land locked mountainous kingdom in southern Asia, located between India and China.

Currently over 26 million people of different races and tribes, living in different regions, wearing different costumes and speaking different languages occupy a total of 147,181 square kilometer (885 km east to west, and 193 km north to south) of this tiny country.Nepal is one of the world's poorest countries, about half the population of Nepal lives below the poverty line.

 

Nepal is a little larger than North Carolina state of America. Nepal is geographically, culturally, and linguistically diverse. The capital of Nepal is 'Kathmandu' but many love to call it by the name Catmando or Woodmandu or simply by the name `city of temples'. Nepal is a kingdom of Himalayas, artistic monuments, exotic wildlife, and a unique harmony of diversified cultures. Nepal attracts visitors for casual holidays, tours, and adventure activities including `Everest Expedition'. Nepal is also popular for having it's land the birth place of Lord Buddha, and birth place of Lord Sita. Agriculture and Tourism are two important revenues that keeps this nation exist.

 

Is Nepal a small country?

Nepal is a land-locked country, it has no oceans or seas bordering it. Bordering countries are India and China, both of them are the biggest countries in the world.Nepal looks tiny on the map. But we say "Nepal is small on the outside, but it is big inside! If you look at the area of the country, it appears small.

 

What is Nepal country known for?

Nepal has the birth place of Lord Buddha at Lumbini, which is located at the lower part of Nepal known as Terai, near the Indian border of Raxaul. Nepal also has the birth place of Hindu Lord Sita, located at Janakpur also at Terai region. Nepal is also known by the world as having the highest summit Mount Everest, which is 8848 meter tall. Nepal is also known by the legendary warriors, the Gorkhas who fought in world wars with their unique knives known as Khukuri. Gorkhas would fight against the guns in batel and their bravery was of remarkable one.

 

Nepal is the only Hindu Kingdom in the world. Nepal is a natural beauty, here water and natural resources are plentiful.

 

What is the Capital of Nepal?

Kathmandu is the Capital of Nepal

 

What is the common form of greeting in Nepal?

Common form of greeting in Nepal is called `Namaste' or `Namaskar'. Namaskar is used in a formal conversation while Namaste is often used in informal communications. Namaste is pronounced as "Namastay", and it is both a spoken greeting and a gesture.

 

Proper way to say and use a gesture is to put your palms together and bring it about few inches below your chin or how ever feels comfortable, with head gently bowed, you say "Namastay".

 

In Sanskrit language "Namas" means becoming silent, bending, and humbly submitting, and "Te" means "to you". Thus, namaste means 'I bow to you'. Did you know that Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages of the world which is still active! The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you?, I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, i bless the divine in you, good bye, see you again.

 

Do I Need a visa to enter Nepal ?

Yes. All visitors require VISA to enter Nepal. Tourist Visa is available from entry point such as from airport terminals like Kathmandu Airport or by land through immigration offices located at the borders or through the Royal Nepalese Embassy located near your region.

 

Can I Get Tourist Visa from the Airport ?

Yes, but make sure to bring a valid passport and two passport size photos.

 

Do i need to obtain Permit before trekking ?

Trekking permit is only required to trek in the restricted areas such as Dolpa, Kanchanjunga. Permit can be obtained easily from the Tourism Department, located at Thamel, Kathmandu. Application can be submitted after your arrive in Nepal. The permit is not required to trek in areas such as Everest, and Annapurna. Following restricted areas require trekking permit, and they are open for trekking in a group not individually. So permit for individual trekking in these areas will be denied, also you are only allowed to trek in the areas you are permitted. Obtain multiple trekking permits should you wish to trek in multiple places. Please note: To visit national parks located in the trekking areas, you will be required to pay a separate fee which is not more than Rs 2,000 (payable in Nepalese Rupees), at the national park.

 

 

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