Nepal : Nepal at a Glance

     - Area: 147,181 square kilometres
     - Capital: Kathmandu
     - Official Language: Nepali
     - Currency: Nepalese Rupee
     - Time-zone: GMT +05:45

     • 2% of all the Flowering Plants in the World.
     • 8% of the World's population of Birds.
     • 4% of Mammals on Earth.
     • 11 of the World's 15 Families of Butterflies.
     • 600 Indigenous Plant Families.
     • 319 Species of Exotic Orchids.

     Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity. The elevation of the country ranges from 60 metres above sea level to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8,848 metres, all within a distance of 150 kilometres. 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.
     Within this spectacular geography is also one of the riches cultural landscapes anywhere. The country is a potpourri of ethnic groups who speak over 70 languages and countless more dialects. Nepal offers an astonishing diversity of sight-seeing attractions and adventure opportunities found nowhere else on earth.
     Come and join in the numerous annual festivals that are celebrated throughout the year in traditional style highlighting enduring customs and beliefs.
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