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About Nepal
Nepal is a perfect dream destination for adventurers, holiday makers, leisurely travelers, river runners, wildlife enthusiasts and honeymooners. Tucked away between Tibet , an autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China to the North and India to the south, it is a small , landlocked country with incredible variety of ecosystems , the greatest Himalayan mountain range , thundering rivers ,  dense tropical jungles , forested hills  & frozen valleys.
Nepal is a land of different arts and indigenous cultures well preserved since time immemorial.  Hindu and Buddhist shrines are enriched with wood carving and bronzes, centuries old statues standing along the wayside and three popular historic cities – Kathmandu, Bhaktapur , Patan have preserved their medieval splendor and architectural flavor till date.

Nepal At a Glance
Area : 1,47,181 sq km
Location: Situated between China in the north and India in the South, East and West.
Capital:  Kathmandu
Population: 26.4 Million
Language: Nepali is a national language. However, travel – trade related people understand and speak English as well.
Currency: Nepalese Rupee (approximately USD 1 equal to Rs 73.00 as of July 2010)
Political System: Federal Democratic Republic
Religion: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam , Christianity & others
Climate: Nepal has four major seasons, namely

  1. Spring : March – May
  2. Summer : June – Aug
  3. Autumn : Sept – Nov
  4. Winter : Dec – Feb

People: Nepal has more than 91 ethnic groups and 72 spoken languages
Time zone : GMT +5.45hrs

World Heritage Sites(Cultural):  Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changunarayan, Lumbini (birth place of Lord Buddha)
World Heritage Sites( Natural): Sagarmatha ( Everest )  National Park ( 1,148 Sq.km) , Chitwan National Park ( 932 Sq.km)



Currency and Foreign exchange
Nepali rupee notes come in Rs.1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in Paisa: 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100 (1 Rupee) denominations.

Foreign currency must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. The receipts of such transaction are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival. Visitors other then the Indian nationals have to make the payment in foreign currency (non-Indian currency) in hotel, trekking agencies, rafting agency or travel agencies and for air tickets.

Entry procedures

Indian nationals:
Indian nationals don not require visa. However, effective from October 1, 2000, Indians traveling to Nepal by air have to show upon arrival at entry point either a passport, voter's identity card issued by the election commission of India, or an identity card with photograph issued by the central or state Government of India. Temporary identity card with photograph issued by Nepal-based Indian diplomatic missions for identification of Indian nationals will also be considered in case of exception. Children under 10 years need not show any identification.

Visa information
A visa is required to enter Nepal. One can bet a visa at the Nepalese embassy or consulate or at the airport upon arrival. Children under 10 years need not pay any visa fees. Two passport sized photos are mandatory for visa on arrival.

General information
The department of immigration is located at Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu and has nine branch offices. At different locations in the Nepal. Tel: 0977-1-4223590/44222453 Email: immigration@most.gov.np

Entry / Exit points in Nepal
The following entry and exit points are prescribed for the prupose of the foreigners entering into and departing from the Nepal. Deviation from these points at the time of entry or exit shall be treated as the violation of immigration rules

    . Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
    . Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
    . Birjung, parsa (Central Nepal)
    . Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
    . Belahia, Bhairahwa Rupendehi (Western Nepal)
    . Jamunaha, Nepaljung, Banke (Mid Western Nepal)
    . Mohana, Dhangadhi, Kailali (Far western Nepal)
    . Gadda Chauki, Mahaendranagar, Kanchanpur (far western Nepal)

Climate

The winter starts from December till February, with the minimum temperature falling upto –9 degree Celsius. June to September is the monsoon/summer season and rainfall measures between 130cm to 430cm. Maximum temperature soars upto 37 degrees and the minimum temperature hangs around 13 degrees Celsius.
The best period to visit Sikkim would be during the autumn/fall season of October-November and during the spring season of March to May, when the days are warm and the nights are cool.

Maximum-Minimum Temperatures

Other Places:-Bhairahawa (Max.43-6), Gorkha (36-7), Janakpur (40-8) & Jiri (28-6)

Fore More detsail about Nepal Weather : Nepal Weather

 

 

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