Nepal is natural magnificence and dreamlike are incredibly amazing and overwhelming country. Nepal is considered one of the most outstanding spots to visit globally.
Nepal is a totally lovely country to visit that is full of stunning and mesmerizing mountain views. Aside from encountering its rich culture, most guests visit Nepal to climb, trip or tour. Nepal is rich in culture on the one hand and nature and history on the other.
Where is Nepal Located?
Wondering, Where Nepal is Located?
Nepal is located between India toward the east, south, and west and the Tibet Independent District of China toward the north. Nepal is a fantastic land with various beautiful things and wonderful people in South Asia. This beautiful country of the Himalayas spreads over an area of 147,181 sq. km between 80° 4ˈ and 88° 12ˈ east longitude and 26° 12ˈ and 30° 27ˈ north latitude. With an array of diverse features, Nepal boasts an amazingly incredible topography, from the high snowcapped Himalayas in the north to the plain lowlands in the south keeping the hills in the middle. Almost like a rectangle, Nepal stretches from East to West with an average length of 885 km and 193 km of North to South width. A total of 28 million people from 125 different ethnicities inhabit the country where they speak 92 different dialects. The bustling city of Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal.
Nepal is a country synonymous with the mighty Himalayan ranges with towering snow-capped peaks. Nepal is the land where the world's highest mountain stands tall. Nepal is the land where Buddha was born. Nepal is a metaphor for cultural riches. Nepal is a land of diversity.
Best time to travel to Nepal
The best time to travel to Nepal is from October to December. Pre-winter (September-November) and spring (late February-mid-April) are additionally extraordinary seasons to travel in Nepal. The late spring storm is between June and September, so these aren't the greatest months to visit if you're climbing, particularly as June is the most smoke-filled month in Nepal. Winter - particularly January and February - is cold. Wrap up warm and you'll be a portion of the main mountain guests. May is quite possibly the warmest month and is wonderful. During Nepal's storm season - June, July and August - it doesn't be guaranteed to rain the entire day, yet it rains consistently, so trails are sloppy and overflowing with leeches, the mountains are many times thick with mists, and avalanches are normal and problematic to itinerary items. It's not the most ideal time for travelling, the mornings are staggering and touring is as yet conceivable.
Cultural tourism in Nepal
Culture can be found in different parts of Nepal, from the East to the West and North to South. Various elements contribute to the country's rich cultural heritage, such as religion, tradition, and language. Numerous historical monuments and sacred sites also reflect the country's culture. Our professional guides will help you gain a deeper understanding of the people and traditions of Nepal.
Cultural tourism is another type of tourism which is probably going to be viewed as obscure by many individuals. The tourism we practice is summed up and little information is seen in the field of cultural tourism. Cultural tourism itself is an immense possibility of fostering the general area of cultural tourism and in the event that we can oversee and safeguard the social items and practices, then it certainly can make our nation rank the most voyaged nations on the planet on the grounds that our way of life is the most valued belongings we have.
The main religion in Nepal is Hinduism drilled by practically 82% population of the country. Nepal is the most strict Hindu country in the world, home to the majority of the significant Hindu journey places, the fundamental being the widely popular Pashupatinath Temple. Individuals of Nepal consider Lord Shiva as the guardian deity while the cow is the national animal of Nepal. Nonetheless, being a majority-rule government, Nepal is a multi-ethnic and multi-lingual and multi-strict country. The other significant religions continued in Nepal are Buddhism, Islam, Kiratism, Christianity, Sikhism, Bahá'í and some minority religions.
Nepal's population is around 25 million, per the evaluation taken by the Focal Department of Measurements expresses that 61 ethnic gatherings of people speak different languages. It's a helpful term to include various shades of a clan, faction, standing, and race. Most ethnic gatherings have their own language, however, nearly everybody communicates in Nepali as a subsequent language. The majority of the ethnic gatherings can be extensively divided into two: Indo-Aryans/Indo-Nepalese and Tibeto Mongolians/Tibeto Nepalese. Be it the mountain climbing tribe of Sherpas of Everest and the eastern mountain region or brave Gurkha communities of Gurungs in the Annapurna region or the Thakalis of Mustang, all of them are characterized by one very common characteristic feature of friendly and hospitable nature. Brahmins and Chhetris of mid hills, Newars of Kathmandu, Tamangs of Langtang and Manaslu region, Tharus of Southern plains of Chitwan and Bardiya region and several other ethnicities spread throughout the country share the quality of friendliness and hospitality through different hugely in their ethnic cultural practices
Festivals in Nepal
Nepal observes many festivals throughout the year as a multi-religious and multi-cultural country. Festivals celebrated in Nepal are of great social, cultural, and religious importance. They have been much helpful in keeping people of diverse cultures and natures united. As a very important occasion for socialization, these festivals also give people the opportunity to relax and have fun but more important is their deep-rooted respect for the culture and religion.
For cultural enthusiasts from around the world, Nepal can be the best destination to observe the diverse culture and festivals. The festivals vary from community to community but the only same thing they give out to people is the rich cultural experience of the community. Be part of the festivals celebrated in Nepal and experience the local culture and feel like a local for a while. Be part of the beautiful celebrations which you will cherish for your whole life.
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The biggest festival of Hindus, Dashain is celebrated for fifteen days worshipping Navadurgas (Nine goddesses). As the biggest celebration in the country, this festival is observed by people with great enthusiasm. This is also the time of family reunion for Nepalese working away from home. Lots of rituals and practices are performed in the temples of goddesses throughout the country. This festival is celebrated to mark the victory of good over evil. This festival falls between the end of September to the first week of October.
Tihar is the festival of lights which is observed in Nepal with great importance. This festival is symbolic of the sacred relation and love between brothers and sisters. There are lots of celebrations with singing and dancing in different places. All the houses are decorated with beautiful and colourful lights and the atmosphere is really in a festive mood for five days. This festival falls at the end of October or sometime in early November.
This is the festival of colours and is celebrated to mark the day of the end of evil. People celebrate it in a jolly mood splashing different colours on each other. Holi falls in March.
A festival for Hindu women, Teej is one of the important celebrations in Nepal. Hindu women worship lord Shiva, the destroyer in Hinduism, praying for all prosperity and well-being of their husbands or future husbands. Women donned in red clothes and gold jewelries gather together, sing and dance as part of the celebration. It is also the perfect time for Nepali women to express their dissatisfaction in the form of songs. Women gather at every nook and corner of the neighbourhood and enjoy their good time almost two weeks before the main festival day. On the main festival day, Shiva temples around the country are crowded with devotees. They take fasting on this day praying all good things to their men. The festival falls from August – September.
Buddha Jayanti: As the sacred birthland of Lord Buddha, Nepal observes the Buddha Jayanti, the day when Buddha was born, enlightened and achieved Nirvana, in the grandest way possible. This full moon day is very important in the life of all Buddhists. People visit the sacred Buddhist shrines and worship and pray with Buddha for peace and harmony to prevail in their life and the world. The Swayambhunath Temple, famously known as the monkey temple, is the main centre of attraction on this day. Thousands of people make the pilgrimage to this site on this day.
Be a part of the Buddhist festival and observe and experience the Buddhist way of life. Watch monks performing the rituals, people making their offerings and praying to God. Feel spiritually uplifted and make your way to Nirvana.
Indra Jatra (Chariot Festival of Living Goddess of Kathmandu):
Named after the king of gods, Indra, Indrajatra is one of the important festival celebrations in Kathmandu valley. An eight-day festival, Indra Jatra is celebrated and observed by thousands of people where they witness different classical dance performances and also the chariot festival of the Living Goddess – Kumari of Kathmandu. During the celebration, the Living Goddess is taken around the city on a chariot as part of a deep-rooted tradition. The festival falls in early September.
Bisket Jatra (Chariot Festival of Lord Bhairav):
Bisket Jatra takes place in the Nepali New Year which falls at the end of the second week of April. This festival takes place in the heritage town of Bhaktapur where they pull a chariot on which the idol of the god Bhairavnaath is kept and it is taken around the town. People from two different neighbourhoods take part in the chariot pulling and whoever wins the tug-of-war, they are regarded as the blessed one and become the in-charge of taking care of the god for the next whole year. A nine days long traditional festival which is believed to have started in the 5th century A.D. is also famous because of a traditional tongue-piercing ritual.
Tiji Festival is celebrated in Lo Manthang of Upper Mustang in Nepal. This unique and ethnic Buddhist festival falls in May and is celebrated for three days. Trekking to Upper Mustang during the Tiji festival is a popular activity to do in Nepal. You will observe a beautiful cultural celebration of tradition and legendary stories about how good, conquered evil.
Mani Rimdu Festival:
Mani Rimdu festival is celebrated in the Everest region of Nepal. Tengboche Monastery in Tengboche along the Everest base camp trekking route observes this festival. This three-day Sherpa cultural affair takes place in October/November. A wonderful Buddhist and Sherpa cultural and spiritual tradition can be observed in this festival. Mani Rimdu Festival trekking is another popular festival trekking activity in Nepal.
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