Nepal at Glance

About Nepal

Nepal covers an area 147,181 sq.km in which 143,151sq.km is land and 4000 sq.km is water. Latitude: 26’12 and 30’north & Longitude: 80’4 and 88’12 east

Nepal is multicultural, multi-religious, multilingual and multiethnic country. As you travel you can find 123 spoken languages, 125 ethnic groups and many cultures, lifestyle in the different region. 

Nepal Currency: Rupee (NRs)

Political System: Federal Democratic Republic

Time Zone: UTC+5:45, Calling code +977, Geographically Nepal is divided into Mountain, Hills and Terai Region.

Nepal has 4 properties inscribed on the world heritage lists. 2 of which are listed in cultural sites and another 2 are listed in Natural sites.

1.Kathmandu Valley (Cultural), 2. Lumbini (Cultural), 3. Chitwan National Park (Natural), 4. Sagarmatha National Park (Natural)

 Inside the Kathmandu valley, there are other heritages sites such as:

Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Changu Narayan

Nepal's Unique Treasures:

Everest - Highest Peak on Earth, Kumari- The Living Goddess, Lumbini- Birthplace of the Buddha

There are 10 National Parks in Nepal. Among them 2 are listed in World Heritage Sites, they are:

Chitwan National Park (932 sq.km), Sagarmatha National Park (1,148 sq.km)

Other National Parks are:

Banke National Park (550 sq.km), Bardiya National Park (968 sq.km), Khaptad National Park (225 sq.km), Langtang National Park (1,710 aq.km)

Makalu-Barun National Park (1500 sq.km), Rara National Park (106 sq.km), Shey-Phoksundo National Park (3,555 sq.km), Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park (159 sq.km)

Three Wildlife Reserves:

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (175 sq.km), Parsa Wildlife Reserve (499 sq.km), Shuklapanta Wildlife reserve (305 sq.km)

 Conservation Areas:

Annapurna Conservation Area (7,629 sq.km), Api Nampa Conservation Area (1,903 sq.km), Blackbuck Conservation Area (15.95 sq.km), Gaurishankar Conservation Area (2,179 sq.km), Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (2,035 sq.km), Manaslu Conservation Area (1,663 sq.km)

Hunting Reserve:

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve (1,325 sq.km)