Nepal is the world’s most recently declared nation to become a Republic in South Asia. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India. With an area of 147,181 square kilometer (56,827 sq m) and a population of approximately 2.5 million, Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass and the 41st most populous country. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and the country's largest metropolitan city.
Nepal is a small landlocked country of highly diverse and rich geography, culture, and religions. The mountainous north has eight of the world's ten highest mountains, including Mount Everest. It contains over 240 peaks more than 20,000 ft (6,096 m) above sea level. The fertile and humid south is heavily urbanized.
By some measures, it is a land of different arts and indigenous cultures well preserved since time immemorial. Hindu and Buddhist shrines found in the country 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 is a perfect dream destination for adventurers, holiday makers, leisurely travelers, river runners, wildlife enthusiasts and honeymooners.