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Map of Nepal

 

Nepal is a sovereign, independent land-linked country located in South Asian region. Two gigantic countries frame Nepal from all four sides; China in North and India in East, West and South, keeping it away from any sea or ocean. It has Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China on the North, Sikkim and West Bengal of India on the East, Bihar of India on the South and Uttar Pradesh of India on the West.

Geographically, Nepal lies between 26° and 31°N latitudes and 80° and 89°E longitudes. Its length runs 885 kilometers from East to West and breadth varies from 145 to 241 kilometers from North to South. Nepal’s altitude ranges from about 200 meters (658 ft) in South to over 8,848 meters (29,028 ft) above sea-level in North. Nepal is the 94th largest nation in the world with a total area of 147,181 km2.

Geologically, Nepal lies within the collision region of Indian subcontinent and Eurasia, residing in the central area of the Himalayan arc.

 The capital city of the country is Kathmandu, commonly known as ‘city of temples’ where we can explore traditional artistic beauty. Draped along the greatest heights of the Himalaya, Nepal is where the ice-cold of the mountains meets the steamy heat of the Indian plains. Moreover, it’s a land of yaks and yetis, stupas and Sherpas and some of the best trekking on earth. The Himalaya’s most sophisticated urban cultures took shape here, in the three great mini kingdoms of the Kathmandu valley- Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur – home to a world-class artistic and architectural heritage sites.

King Prithvi Narayan Shah founded modern Nepal in his unification process on December 21, 1768. Before that Nepal was divided into many small kingdoms of 22 states (Baise Rajya) and 24 states (Chaubise Rajya). He referred Nepal as a yam in between two boulders (dui dhunga bicha ko tarul) on the basis of its location between two big countries, India and China.

King Prithvi Narayan Shah was strong nationalist and had strong determination to preserve and protect his kingdom. He didn’t allow foreigners and missionaries into the country. Nepal was cut off from the rest of the world as it followed the policy of isolation until 1951. His successors expanded the territory of the kingdom to Sikkim in the East and Kangda in the West.

During this expansion process, Nepal came in conflict with Tibet which started Sino-Nepali War. Soon Nepal came into rivalry with expanding power, East India Company and got involved in Anglo-Nepali War. The war ended with Sugauli Treaty where Nepal had to give away some of its lands leaving the present territory of the country. Though it had to lose some parts, Nepal was never colonized and remained sovereign and independent till today.

Nepal is Known for country of Mt. Everest, highest peak in the world and Lord Buddha, who was the pioneer of Buddhist religion. Besides, among 14 eight thousand meters height mountains in the world, eight are located in this naturally beautiful country Nepal. Nepal has been the focus of outstanding achievements in the world of peak climbing expeditions with the identification of more than one thousand peaks above 6,000 meters .Trekking through the Everest region, Annapurna region, Langtang region, Manaslu region and many more, offers astounding mountain views, an opportunity to take a glimpse into the life of world heritage sites, discovering variety of Himalayan flora and faunas, and an opportunity to explore the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world. Overall, Nepal is known for its hospitality and the local people believes in the mantra ‘Atithi Debo Bhaba’ (Guest are God).  Himalayan Holyland Treks main motto is ” We make your Dreams real…”
Nepal can be enter by two ways,

By flight or air: Some of the major international airlines operating schedule services to Nepal are Nepal Airlines, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Himalayan Airlines, Malindo Airlines, Biman Bangladesh, China South West Airlines, Druk Air, Gulf Air, India Air, Thai Airways, Qatar, Pakistan Air, Jet Air and Singapore Airlines. By air, you will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport (only one international airport) located in the heart of Kathmandu City.

By Land or Road: There are several entry points by land route mainly from Nepal / Indian borders; and China/Tibet Boarder.

China Boarder:

  • Kodari
  • Kerung

 

India Boarder:

  • Kakarvita
  • Birgunj
  • Bhairahawa
  • Nepalganj
  • Dhangadhi
  • Mahendranagar

Scheduled public as well as tourist buses run to and from Kathmandu. Traveling by bus is recommended if you can cope with 10 to 12 hours of long drive in return for a fascinating mountainous views and snail tail roads that meet above the clouds.

Yes! Nepal visa is easily available up on arrival in the entry places. Make the process easier by downloading & completing the application form, having the correct USD cash and two passport photographs.

Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent Nepali currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent Nepali currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent Nepali currency

Nepal is one of the new democratic countries in the world with many active political parties, ideas, ideologies and leaders. As such there might be some disturbances in some parts of the country.

Nepal is very safe to travel. Despite having some worst political stability Nepal is very safe for tourists. People are very friendly, since Nepal’s one of the major economy is tourism it is as safe as it gets. Crime relating to tourists are almost none. Tourists related scams are lesser than other countries and they are decreasing. So Himalayan Holyland Treks welcome to Nepal and enjoy your visit to Nepal.

Of course ! We do have airport pick up and Airport drop facilities for our clients who have booked for our any packages. We don’t charge any money. When you have booked your trip with us, you have to inform and we arrange Airport pick up and drop facilities.

Trekking trip is really famous and adventure trip to Nepal. Teahouse trekking is a popular method of trekking in Nepal and has almost replaced camping trekking trips. This style of trekking involves resting in teahouses or homestay or lodges scattered throughout the trekking route. Most of the time, the teahouse is opened by a local peoples with facilities like accommodation and foods. In several occasions, your teahouse may also provide you with internet facilities. Please read our writing titled: Nepal Trekking to learn more about trekking in Nepal and  teahouse trekking.

Your Nepal trip guide will be a local Nepali, but a fluent English speaker. We can also provide guides who speak French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Italian, if you prefer. Most of our guides come from the mountainous regions of Nepal, above 3000 meters above sea level. They are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities Himalayan Holyland Treks only employs staffs from the different groups of Nepal’s diverse ethnic community; including Sherpas, Tamang, Gurung, Magar, Rai and Brahmin who have adequate knowledge about the culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of Nepal. Moreover, we provide the guides who have gone through special training package programs like Intensive Wilderness First Aid, Trekking Guide Training, Tourist guide training, Eco Trekking Workshop , Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders) etc, which are certified and approved by Nepal Tourism Board and government of Nepal.

To know more details about our staffs and guides visit below link : https://www.himalayanholylandtreks.com/team

In our trekking time every day we can walk 5-7 hours, covering 10 to 14 km approximately. However, above 3500m, the times will be the same but you’ll only cover 8 to 9 km per day. Importantly, all our itineraries are flexible and can be altered by weather, geographical and physical condition of the individual participant according with trekkers wants.

Climatic conditions of Nepal vary from one place to another in accordance with their geographical features. In the north summers are cool and winters severe, while in the south summers are tropical and winters are mild. Nepal has five seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

 

 

The Himalayas act as a barrier to the cold winds blowing from Central Asia in winter, and forms the northern boundary of the monsoon wind patterns. Eighty percent of all the rain in Nepal is received during the monsoon (June-September). Winter rains are more pronounced in the western hills. The average annual rainfall is 1,600 mm, but it varies by eco-climatic zones, such as 3,345 mm in Pokhara and below 300 mm in Mustang.

 

 

There is no seasonal constraint on traveling in and through Nepal. Even in December and January, when winter is at its severest, there are compensating bright sun and brilliant views. As with most of the trekking areas in Nepal, the best time to visit are during spring and autumn. Spring is the time for rhododendrons while the clearest skies are found after the monsoon in October and November. However, Nepal can be visited the whole year round.

 

 

Weather in the mountains is really difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected !

 

 

Average Temperatures in Nepal ( in Degree Celsius )

Height Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Kathmandu 16/28 14/26 7/22 1/20 1/18 4/20 7/25 12/28 16/30
1000 m 20/28 16/25 11/22 6/20 5/19 8/20 11/25 15/29 17/30
2000 m 13/22 10/21 4/17 1/14 0/13 1/14 4/18 8/22 12/23
3000 m 11/19 6/18 1/15 -2/13 -3/12 -1/13 2/16 5/19 8/20
4000 m 1/13 -3/12 -8/8 -10/6 -12/4 -10/5 -6/9 -3/12 -1/13
5000 m -1/10 -6/8 -11/6 -13/4 -18/3 -14/5 -8/7 -4/11 -2/12

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who join with Himalayan Holyland Treks for your memorable and adventure trip to Nepal. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of the Himalayan Holyland Treks adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in the Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too.  Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

You need to send us your copy of your insurance policy (your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.

No, you can’t get here. It is a condition of joining any of our trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we don’t arrange or sell insurance in Nepal for foreigners. We have insurance facilities only for Nepali.