3 The Democratic Republic of Nepal - is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia between India & China.
4 FACT SHEET Population 27 Million Capital Kathmandu Government Republic Currency Nepalese rupees(NPR)( 1 USD = 95 NPR )Official Language NepaliTime Zone (UTC + 5:45)Calling CodeVoltage / 240 volts / 50 HzLeft hand drive
7 HOTELS IN KATHMANDU 10 Five Star Hotel with over 1500 Rooms. International chain groups like Crowne Plaza, Radisson & Hyatt Regency.Accommodation ranges from Home Stays to top end international brands.Gokarna Forest Resort boast South Asia’s finest & one of the world’s most spectacular gold course.
8 HOTELS IN POKHARAA number of deluxe hotels, resorts are located in Pokhara.Internationally acclaimed hotels like Fulbari Resort & The Fishtail Lodge.
9 HOTELS IN NAGARKOTClub Himalaya, a deluxe property is located in Nagarkot.Numerous standard accommodation available.
10 HOTELS IN CHITWANSauraha, the tourist hub of Chitwan National Park consists of numerous Lodges & resorts ranging from Superior standard to the back packers budget.Tiger Tops, Tigerland & Temple Tree are amongst the top market segments located at the western part of the Park.
11 12 Reasons to visit Nepal Outstanding History Nepal is a destination that can be visited in any season of the year.HistoryLumbini in Nepal is the birth place of Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace.ReligionThe only country in the world with a living Goddess, Kumari.
12 AccessibleAccommodation for all tastes, reasonable prices & increasingly direct flights.PeoplePeople in Nepal are friendly , caring & always carry a smile on their face.Cultural & MonumentsNepal is a country with a higher density of sites listed on the UNESCO World Heritage.
13 GeographyNepal is the only country in the world where the height changes from 60 m to 8,848 m above sea level.Mountains8 of the 14 most highest peaks in the world, above 8,000 m are located in Nepal, including Mount Everest.Wildlife & National ParksNepal is home to 8% of all bird species found in the world and the only country where you can see the one-horned rhinoceros.
14 AdventureNepal offers a wide range of adventure activities such as mountaineering, trekking, rafting, safaris, paragliding, overfly mountains, bungee, etc.TrekkingThe Annapurna region is one of the top 10 trekking routes in the world.RecordThe world's highest lake: Tilicho 7,800 m, the world's deepest lake: Shey Phoksundo 3,600 m the deepest canyon in the world: 1,200 m Kaligandki & the world's tallest Valley: 5,540 m is in Nepal.
15 PEOPLE RELIGION & CULTURE Country of Living GoddessKumari, believed to be the incarnation of the goddess Taleju (the Nepalese name for Durga). The Kumari is revered and worshiped by everyone seek her blessing for prosperity in life. It is the tradition of worshiping young pre- pubescent girls as manifestations of the divine female energy or devi in Hindu religious traditions.
16 LAND OF FESTIVALSThe capital city, Kathmandu is enriched with temples more than homes and festivals exceeding the number of days in a year.Dashai, the mother of all festivals last for 10 days.
17 RELIGIONA Country with of 103 ethnic groups and 93 spoken languages melting pot of Hinduism and Buddhism.80% of the entire population follow the Hindu Religion while 10% are Buddhists.
19 GOLF IN NEPAL GOKARNA FOREST RESORT, KATHMANDU Designed by David Kidd (Gleneagles Golf Developments of Scotland), the course boasts the only Bent Grass Greens in South Asia, making it one of the highlights of the professional tour circuits in the region.Out of its 700 acres of forest land, 100 acres have now been crafted into resort buildings and rolling green pastures for golf enthusiasts.HIMALAYAN GOLF COURSE, POKHARAThe Himalayan Golf Course in Pokhara is considered one of the most unique course in the World.
20 MOUNTAIN FLIGHTFor those who are restricted by time or other considerations from going high altitude trekking, there are mountain flights that offer a panoramic encounter with the highest peaks on earth.Flight departs from Kathmandu and flies alongside the Himalaya to give you eye-level views of the snow peaks.
21 PILGRIMAGE SITES JANAKI TEMPLE, JANAKPUR Janakpur is 123 KMs South-East of Kathmandu.It is home to the only operational railway service in Nepal.Revered as the birthplace of Sita, daughter of King Janak and beloved heroine of the ancient Hindu epic the Ramayana.MUKTINATH, JOMSOMThe temple of Muktinath is situated at 3800 Meters. It is believed to have been constructed at the beginning of the 19th century.Muktinath lies on the famous Annapurna Circuit trek which and passes through the Thorung La Pass (5,380 m).Muktinath is 5 hours hike from Jomsom which is 20 minutes flight from Pokahra.
22 PILGRIMAGE SITES GOSAINKUNDA, LANGTANG Gosainkunda lake lies in the Langtang National Park.Altitude of 4380 Meters.The lake melts down to for the Trishuli River.Lake remains frozen for six months from October to June.Accessible via 02 days trek from Dunche which is a day’s drive from Kathmandu.MANAKAMANA, GORKHAThe Temple of Manakamana lies 104 KMs West of Kathmandu.Accessible via a 8 Minutes Cable car ride from the Kathmandu – Munglin Highway.The Temple is believed to be originated during the 16th Century.One can have a panoramic views of the Manaslu & the Annapurna peaks from the temple complex.
23 THE KATHMANDU VALLEY Capital City of Nepal. Consists Kathmandu Metropolitan City as its core and its sister cities Patan & Bhaktapur.7 UNESCO Heritage sites present in the Kathmandu Valley.
24 Bhaktapuar Durbar Square Kirtipur & Chobhar Gorge THE KATHMANDU VALLEYBOUDHANATHOne of the holiest Buddhist Site.One of the Largest Stupa in the World.Patan Durbar SquareConsidered the marvel of Newa Architecture.The Krishna temple , built in the Shikara style during the 17th Century is located here.KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUAREConstructions dates back as early as the third century.Home to the Living Goddess Kumari.Kastamandap, a three storey temple built from the wood of a single tree is situated here.Hanuman Dhoka, the residence of the Monarchs of Nepal until the 19th century.SwyambhunathConsidered the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site.Also know as the Monkey Temple due to the large population of Holy Monkeys residing.NagarkotAltitude of 2,195 M.32 KMs East of Kathmandu.Panoramic View of the whole Langtang range.View of 5 of the world’s 10 tallest peaks including of the Everest.Moderate Hikings.Dhulikhel32 Kms from Kathmandu.Various short hikes to Namobuddha, Panauti.Local Village Tours.Excellent view of sunrise & sunset.PashupatinathOne of the Most significant Hindu temple in the World.Excellent example of the Nepali style pagoda architecture.Bhaktapuar Durbar SquareNyatapola, the tallest temple in the Kathmandu valley is located here.55-Window Palace, which served as the seat of royalty prior to 1769.Changu NarayanThe Oldest temple in Nepal.PanautiOne of the oldest town in Nepal.The Indreshwor temple is oneo f the largest & tallest temple in Nepal.Kirtipur & Chobhar GorgeAncient town of Kirtipur’s history dates for 1099 AD.Chobhar Gorge drains all the water from the Kathmandu Valley.Caves at Chobhar are the third largest in Asia.
25 FLORAS & FAUNASWildlife diversity is a notable feature of Nepal. Because of the variance in climate, from tropical to arctic, Nepal has a large variety of plants and animalsOver 181 Species of Mammals.Over 900 Species of Birds.Research undertaken in the late 1970s and early 1980s documented species of Flora.
26 NATIONAL PARKS & WILDLIFE RESERVES Royal Suklaphanta Wildlife ReserveArea of 305 Sq. Kms.Largest herd of Swamp Deer in the World.CHITWAN NATIONAL PARKThe first National Park of Nepal.Enlisted in UNESCO heritage site.56 species of mammals, 49 species of amphibians and reptiles, and 525 species of birds. Area of 932 Sq. KMs.Jungle safari on elephant back, jungle walk, canoe ride, jeep drive, experience of Tharu cultureDhorpatan Hunting ReserveArea of 1,325 Sq. Kms.Trophy hunting, Game viewing.18 Species of mammals including snow leopard, musk deer & blue sheep.Langtang National ParkArea of 6,450 Sq KMs.Gosaikunda lake (4.300 M) is located here. Trekking, mountaineering, experience of Tamang cultureSagarmatha National ParkArea of 1,148 Sq. KMs.UNESCO Heritage SiteIncludes the Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world.Trekking, mountaineering, experience of Sherpa cultureKoshi Tappu Wildlife ReserveLocated on an island formed on the Koshi River.Area of Sq. Kms.Habitat for water buffalo.Royal Bardia National ParkArea of 968 Sq. KMs.53 Species of Mammals & 400 Species of birds.Jungle safari on elephant back, jungle walk, boat ride, jeep driveKhaptad National ParkArea of 225 Sq. KMs.TrekkingRara National ParkArea of 106 Sq. Kms.Endangered red panda and musk deer, Himalayan black bear, leopardTrekking
27 AIR CONNECTION TO NEPAL Nepal Airlines is the national flag carrier of Nepal with flights to/ from Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Bangkok, Doha and Hong Kong
28 MEETING INCENTIVE CONFERENCE EXHIBITION Connectivity to several cities of Asia and Europe by direct flight.Less bureaucratic hassle with visa processChain hotels well equipped with conference and meeting halls.Value for Money.
29 POKHARA The Adventure Hub Of Nepal Located 200 Kms West of Kathmandu.Accessibility via a 6 hours drive or 25 minutes flight.3 out of 10 highest mountain situated within 30 miles of the City.Altitude gain from 1000 M to 7,500 M within 30 Kms.
30 International Mountaineering Museum Phewa LakeAltitude of 740 Meters & Area of over 5 Sq. KM.The Lake is famous for the reflection of Mount Machhapuchre. (Fishtail)Boating & recreational fishing.SarangkotAltitude of 1600 Meters.Excellent view of the sunrise over the magnificent Annapurna range & the fishtail.International Mountaineering MuseumDisplays historical documents, records and chronicles on mountaineering.Various galleries displays the insight on the high altitude inhabitants, activities in the mountains, equipments and the mountain itself.World Peace PagodaThe World Peace Pagoda can be seen on top of a hill on the southern fringe of Phewa Lake.Situated at the height of 2100 meters on the Ananda Hillgreat vantage point which offers spectacular views of the Annapurna.Davis fall & Gupteshwor MahadevDavi’s Fall is a fascinating waterfall with a depth of 100 Meters.Gupteshwor Mahadev is the shrine located next to the Davi’s fall in a cave under the waterfal l itself.
32 RAFTING / KAYAKING / CANOEING Nepal boasts some of the best whitewaters in the world, thanks to its mountainous steep terrain. The rapids are graded on a scale of one to six depending on their ferocity.The Trishuli River (grade 3+) is the most popular among rafting rivers
33 BUNGEE JUMPING 3 Hours drive West of Kathmandu. At over 160 Meters, the bungee Jumping at the Last Resort is one of the highest in the World.The bungee jump was designed by one of New Zealand’s leading bungee consultants’
34 ZIPLINE World’s most longest, tallest & steepest zip line. Total distance of 1800 Meters, vertical drop of 2000 ft and speed up to 125 Km/Hr.Located in Pokhara, 6 Hour drive or a 25 Minutes flight from Kathamndu.
35 PARAGLDING Tandem flying with certified pilot. Sarangkot at Pokahra is the most popular launch pad for paragliding.Flights offers views of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna & Manaslu as well as bird eye view of the Pokhara Valley.
36 MOUNTAIN BIKINGNepal’s diverse terrain makes it one of the best for mountain biking.Short side trips from Kathmandu offers excellent terrains for biking.Dhulikhel-Namobuddha-Panauti & Nagarkot are amongst the most popular route.
37 ULTRA LIGHT FLIGHTS Flights operated in Pokhara. Offers opportunity of aerial photography & close up view of the twin peak of the Machhapucherre. (Fishtail Mountain)Flights operated with aircrafts with powerd with Rotax engine with speed from 50 KM / Hr to 130 KM / Hr.
38 MINI TREKS & HIKES 1 in 4 visitor go trekking. Most treks go through altitudes between 1,000 and 4,000 meters, while some popular parts reach over 5,000 meters. Popular areas have been the Everest, Annapurna and Langtang regions traditionally.Short treks for moderate hikers around the Kathmandu Valley & the Pokhara Valley.
39 DHULIKHEL & NAGARKOTNagarkot & Dhulikhel are both 32 KMs East of Kathmandu Valley.Area offers day hikes & Overnight trips through the local villages.5 of the 10 tallest peak is visible from Nagarkot.Nagarkot at 2195 Meter is 32 KMs away from KathmanduA view seen at the Nagarkot – Chisapani Hike.
40 THE ANNAPURNA REGIONThe Annapurna Region in north western Nepal has been touted as having the world’s best trekking routes.From the lake city of Pokhara, popular treks lead to Jomsom, Annapurna Base Camp, Mustang, Manang and around the Annapurna mountain.Short treks to Sikles and Ghandruk are just as popular.Ghandruk is a day’s hike from Pokhara.Sunset View from Poon Hill
41 5 Nights 6 Days Ghorepani Trek Nayapul-Tirkhedhunga (1540 M)-Ghorepani (2840 M)-Poon Hill-Tadapani (2710 M)-Ghandruk (1640 M)-Langdruk-Dhampus-Phedi.This is a standard Short trek in Annapuarna Region.Trek can be modified from a 01 Night 02 Days onwards.Nayapul is 1.5 Hr drive from Pokahra.Phedi is 1 Hr drive from Pokhara.
42 LUMBINI The birth place of Lord Buddha Lumbini is the birth of Lord Buddha.The site is of extreme archeological importance.A UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site.Buddha was born in the gardens of Lumbini in 623 B.C.10 Hrs Drive from Kathmandu or a 30 Minutes flight.
44 MOUNTAINS GLACIERS & GORGES Out of the 10 highest mountains in the world measuring above 8000 Meters, 8 are in Nepal including the famous Mount Everest, which stands at 8,848 meters.Tilicho lake is one of the highest lakes in the world. It is 4,949 m high in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas in Nepal.The Kali Gandaki Gorge is the deepest Gorge in the world.The Shey Phoksundo Lake located in the Dolpo district is at an altitude of 3,611.5 m.Hotel Everest View (3380 M) at the Everest National Park holds the record for the highest located hotel in the world.Tilicho lake has the record for the highest ever altitude Scuba dive in 2000.A view of Everest from the Breakfast table at Hotel Everest View.Mount Everest at 8848 M is the highest peak in the world.
46 04 Nights Kathmandu & Dhulikhel 04 Nights Kathmandu & Nagarkot CULTURAL TOURS03 Nights Kathamndu04 Nights Kathamndu & Nagarkot04 Nights Kathamndu & Dhulikhel04 Nights Kathmandu & DhulikhelDay 01 – Arrive Kathmandu.Day 02- Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath & Patan Durbar Square.Day 03- Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath , Boudhanath, & Dhulikhel.Day 04- Bhaktapur Durbar Square & Panauti.Day 05- Depart from Kathmandu.04 Nights Kathmandu & NagarkotDay 01 – Arrive Kathmandu.Day 02- Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath & Patan Durbar Square.Day 03- Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath , Boudhanath, & Nagarkot.Day 04- Bhaktapur Durbar Square & Changu Narayan.Day 05- Depart from Kathmandu.03 Nights KathmanduDay 01 – Arrive Kathmandu.Day 02- Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath & Patan Durbar Square.Day 03- Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath & Boudhanath.Day 04- Depart from Kathmandu
47 05 Nights Kathmandu & Pokhara 05 Nights Kathmandu & Pokhara SOFT ADVENTURES05 Nights Kathmandu & Pokhara.05 Nights Kathmandu & Pokhara with Soft Trek.05 Nights Kathmandu & PokharaDay 01 – Arrive Kathmandu.Day 02- Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath & Patan Durbar Square.Day 03- Kathmandu – Pokhara Drive. (Options of River Rafting)Day 04- Excursions in Pokhara Drive to Phedi & Trek to Dhampus.Day 05- Phedi - Pokhara – Kathmandu drive.Day 06- Depart from Kathmandu.05 Nights Kathmandu & PokharaDay 01 – Arrive Kathmandu.Day 02- Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath & Patan Durbar Square.Day 03- Kathmandu – Pokhara Drive. (Options of River Rafting)Day 04- Excursions in Pokhara.Day 05- Pokhara – Kathmandu drive.Day 06- Depart from Kathmandu.
48 05 Nights Kathmandu & Chitwan 07 Nights Kathmandu , Chitwan & Pokhara JUNGLE SAFARIS05 Nights Kathmandu & Chitwan.07 Nights Kathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan.05 Nights Kathmandu & ChitwanDay 01 – Arrive Kathmandu.Day 02- Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath & Patan Durbar Square.Day 03- Kathmandu – Chitwan Drive. (Options of River Rafting)Day 04- Jungle activities in Chitwan including Elephant Safaris, Canoe ride & Jungle walks.Day 05- Chitwan – Kathmandu drive.Day 06- Depart from Kathmandu.07 Nights Kathmandu , Chitwan & PokharaDay 01 – Arrive Kathmandu.Day 02- Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath & Patan Durbar Square.Day 03- Kathmandu – Chitwan Drive. (Options of River Rafting)Day 04- Jungle activities in Chitwan including Elephant Safaris, Canoe ride & Jungle walks.Day 05- Chitwan – Pokhara drive.Day 06- Excursions in Pokhara.Day 07- Pokhara – Kathmandu drive.Day 08- Depart from Kathmandu.
49 07 Nights Kathmandu, Pokhara & Muktinath PILGRIMAGETHE MUKTINATH JOMSOM TOUR07 Nights Kathmandu, Pokhara & MuktinathDay 01- Arrive Kathmandu.Day 02- Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath & Patan Durbar Square.Day 03- Kathmandu – Pokhara Drive. (Options of River Rafting)Day 04- Pokhara-Jomsom flight.Day 05- Jomsom-Muktinath drive. Back to Jomsom.Day 06- Jomsom-Pokhara flight .Day 07- Pokhara- Kathmandu drive/Flight.Day 08- Depart from Kathmandu.
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54 Tibet – at a glanceSize: million Square Miles Capital : Lhasa Population : millions Tibetans & an estimated 7.5 million Chinese. Language: Tibetan & Chinese Staple food: Tsampa, a roasted barley flour National Drink: Salted Butter Tea
55 Why Tibet ? Historical Architects Potala Palace is a legendary palace built atop a single hill is synonymous with Tibet.Natural WondersYamdrok Lake is a coiling, many-armed body of water shaped like a scorpion. For Tibetans, it is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet in clear weather is a fabulous shade of deep turquoise.
56 Why Tibet ? Extraordinary Landscapes Everest Base Camp, North Face at 5200 Meters.People and ReligionTibet was opened for tourists only in 1985, avoiding influence from the West and preserving its unique cultures & religion.
57 Also the driving distance is 1100 KMs to Lhasa from Kathmandu. How to reach Tibet ?Tibet is accessible via frequent flights from Kathmandu & the mainland China.Also the driving distance is 1100 KMs to Lhasa from Kathmandu.
60 Bhutan – at a glanceSize: million Square Miles Capital : Thimpu Population : millions Language: Dzongka Staple food: Rice & Bucket wheat National Drink: Salted Butter Tea
61 Why Bhutan ? Historical Monuments Tiger’s Nest, located at a cliff 900 Meters high.FestivalsBhutan is also known as the land of festivals.
62 Why Bhutan ? Flora & Faunas Bhutan has a very rich primate life which includes the rare species such as the golden Langur.CultureBhutan has a rich and unique cultural heritage which is largely intact because of its isolation from the rest of the world until the early 1960s.
63 How to reach Bhutan ?Bhutan is accessible via frequent flights from Kathmandu, Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkatta & Dhaka.
66 India – at a glanceSize: ,269,346 Square Miles Capital : Delhi Population : Over 1.2 billion Language: languages are spoken by more than a million native speakers, 122 by more than 10,000.
67 Why India ? Indian Hospitality There's a saying in India, "Athithi Devo Bhava", which means "the guest is God". Indians consider it a huge honor to have guests in their home, and go out of their way to please them.Explore SpiritualityIndia can be very inspiring and refreshing for the soul. Many people come to India to learn yoga, meditate, or spend time at an ashram.
68 Why India ? History and Architecture One of the things I always marvel at in India is the magnificent architecture found all over the country, and it varies so much where ever you go.The FoodIndian food can take a bit of getting used to for some people, but it really is worth it. You may be surprised to find that Indian cuisine is vastly different to the standard fare served up in most Indian restaurants, which is in fact predominantly north Indian cuisine.