Neal is naturally a rich and gifted country in terms of its natural beauty. It is a country where clouds play hide and seek with hills and mountains. It is a country where Lord Buddha was born and spread message of peace and compassion to the world. It is a country where sadhus (Saints) dwell in realm of god seeking supreme consciousness. It is a country of belief where Kumari (living goddess) is worshipped.

The tiny country Nepal is landlocked in between two great powers, China in north and India in south, east and west, has always been centre of attraction for many visitors since the time of yore. It has its own glorious history. It is a land where people practiced several techniques of meditation and are enlighten making their life complete and meaningful. And, it is that part of the world where people talk and seek for invisible (aatma/soul) in visible (body).

In terms of bio-diversity, Nepal has its unique geographical position and altitude variation. The elevation of the country ranges from 70 meters above sea level to the highest peak on earth, Mt. Everest at 8,848 meters, all within a distance of 150 kilometers resulting in climatic conditions from sub-tropical to arctic. This wild variation fosters an incredible variety of ecosystems, the greatest mountain range on earth, thick tropical jungles teeming with a wealth of wildlife, thundering rivers, forested hills and frozen valleys.

Physical features also include green paddy terraces, wind-swept deserts, dense forests and marshy grasslands. The country is well endowed with perennial rivers, lakes and glacial lakes that originate in the Himalayas. Twenty percent of the land in the country is used for agriculture, where 0.49 percent is used for permanent crops, mainly rice.
Within this spectacular geography is also one of the richest cultural landscapes anywhere. The country is a potpourri of ethnic groups and sub-groups who speak over 93 languages and dialects. Nepal offers an astonishing diversity of sightseeing attractions and adventure opportunities found nowhere else on earth. And you can join in the numerous annual festivals that are celebrated throughout the year in traditional style highlighting enduring customs and beliefs.

The variety in Nepal's topography provides home to wildlife like tigers, rhinos, monkeys, bears, yaks, leopards and different species of insects and birds. Nepal is a home to almost 10 percent of the world's bird species among which 500 species are found in the Kathmandu Valley.

The country has managed to preserve some endangered species in its extensive parks and protected natural habitats. The most abundant natural resource in Nepal is water. Other resources found here are quartz, timber, lignite, copper, cobalt, iron ore and scenic beauty.

Area: 147,181 sq. km
Geography: Situated between China in the north and India in the South
Location: Latitude: 2612' to 3027' North Longitude:804' to 8812' East
Timezone: Nepal is five hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT.
Capital: Kathmandu
Population: 28 million
People: more than 103 ethnic groups and 93 spoken languages
Climate: sub-tropical in low lands to arctic in higher altitudes
Official language: Nepali
Currency: Nepalese Rupee
Political System: Federal Democratic Republic State
National Bird: Impean Pheasant (Danfe).
National Flower: Rhododendron Arboreum (Lali Gurans).
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