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A bit about Nepal

Nepal is an independent country located in between Tibet and India, nestled between the mountain wall of the Himalayas and the low northern plains of India. At less than 150,000 square kilometres, Nepal isn’t a big country, but it packs quite a punch in terms of landscapes and culture.

Half of Nepal’s 28 million people live in the lowlands and around Kathmandu, the bustling capital city famed for its Buddhist temple-lined medieval city squares and colourful markets. The foothills and the high peaks and valleys of the Himalayas are home to the rest of Nepal’s population, although it’s hard to tell sometimes where all the people are in this region – it’s so quiet and untouched!

two nepalese children playing near their home

This dramatic landscape that rises from 150 metres at its southern border to 8848 metres at the summit of Mt Everest provides an environment for an amazing variety of flora, fauna and people. Historically, Nepal was an important stop on the trading route between India and Tibet, making it a crossroads of cultures and customs for centuries. 

Today, Nepal is a melting pot of all things Asia, with 100 languages and 60 ethnic groups ranging from the Buddhist, Sherpa and Tamang people in the wider Himalayan region to the various Hindu castes scattered south of the Kathmandu valley. Travellers to Nepal are amazed by the warm, open and welcoming nature of the Nepali people, and we’re sure you’ll feel welcomed as soon as you get off the plane to explore this land of yaks, yetis, monasteries and incredible mountain landscapes.

Sherpas hiking in the everest region


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