Nepal Travel Guide
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Nepal Introduction
Nepal Information
Population - Geography
Human Development Indicators
Cultural Setting
Nepal at a glance
The Royal Family
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Population and Geography
Nepal is a country of great geographic diversity with a landmass descending from lofty Himalayan peaks to the green rice fields of the Indo-Gangetic plains. It borders India to the east, west, and south, and the Tibet Region of the People's Republic of China to the north.

It is the site of the capital city, Kathmandu, and several other major towns.

While Nepalese society generally displays some characteristics (e.g., strong family ties, a tradition of civility, robust civil society structures, and firmly-held religious beliefs) that would mitigate any disorder occurring in the aftermath of a major disaster, political tensions and the rapid growth of the Kathmandu valley's urban population may have eroded these cultural constraints.

An added complication is the poor state of the country's economy, with over 24% of Nepalese living on less than $1 per day, and an overall ranking of 142 (out of 175) in the UN Human Development Index (HDI).

By Hisila Yami, former Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Nepal
March 09, 2009

Nepal where flat Terai compete with hills where the hills compete with mountains and, mountains compete with the Himalayas and, the Himalayas compete with mountain flights.

It is like step by step walk-way to heaven over-looking eight highest mountains like ice bergs propping above the sea of cloud.

Nepal where all corners, creaves and crescents are waiting to be explored, where all water falls, lakes, rivers and rivulets are waiting to be splashed where chirpings of birds, batting of butterflies and healings by herbs are waiting to be explored.

Nepal where mono-language, mono-religion, mono dress and monarchical centralized state has now changed into multi-culture, multi-ethnic and multi-lingual republic federal state waiting to be explored by anthropologists where the living medieval king's palace has now turned into a public museum space where war and peace has enriched peace by unfolding unity in diversity waiting to be explored by historians.

Nepal where small is beautiful and big is disaster where not the east meets the west but, the south meets the north we want to make Nepal not a buffer zone between India and China but an active economic zone.

Having said all

Nepal is still poor.

We want to stop the vicious circle of more poverty leading to more politics to be replaced by more prosperity leading to more peace And tourism without borders can bridge that gap the gap between poverty and prosperity.

Nepal district map


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The Himalayas around Pokhara
Nepal's Topography
Nepal's Foot Hills
Nepal's Geology
Kali Gandaki Graben
Cross-section of Nepal