Nepal is a small landlocked country (147181 Sq. Km) surrounded by China from the north and India from the southeast and west respectively. Its capital Kathmandu was synonymous to Nepal in middle age. The country is divided into five development regions, 14 zones, and 75 districts. Geographically, Nepal is divided into three regions the mountains, the hills, and terai or the southern plains. Altitude ranges from 61 meters above to Mt. Everest, the world’s tallest peak. Nepal is renowned in the world as the country of Mt. Everest and the birthplace of Buddha. It is rich in different natural resources and cultural heritage. The country is a preferred destination for tourists all around the world.
There is no lack of Nepal trekking and tour packages. You can explore the Sherpa Villages on the way to the most popular Everest Base Camp trek, stunning Gurung villages on the way to the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Ride a jeep or elephant through Chitwan National Park, home to the Royal Bengal Tigers and one-horned Rhinoceros. Last but not the least, visit UNESCO listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including Durbar Squares, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath Temple.
There are 10 places in Nepal that have been declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the Kathmandu valley, there is 7 World Heritage site within the radius of 28 KM. These sites include three palace squares in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur; Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupati Temple in Kathmandu; and Changunarayan Temple in Bhaktapur. The remaining 3 World heritage sites are outside the Kathmandu valley. These sites include the Lumbini area in Rupandehi; Chitwan National park in Terai and Sagarmatha National Park in Everest Region.