Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia. Destination Nepal, a virtual guide to the former Kingdom in the Himalayas between India and China. Officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, a landlocked country in South Asia bordered by the Indian states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Sikkim, and in north by Tibet.
Nepal, the landlocked multiethnic, multilingual, multi-religious country, is situated north of India in the Himalayas, in the region where, about 40 to 50 million years ago, the Indian subcontinent has crashed into Asia. Because of that accident, Nepal has some of the world's highest mountains including Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest, 8848m, which it shares with Tibet (by now a province of China). The highest mountain on Earth is towering above populated valleys and forested plains. Somewhere here in the Kapilavastu district, there is a place called Lumbini where in about 500 B.C.E. Queen Mayadevi is said to have given birth to Siddhartha Gautama, better known as Buddha
More than $70 million are going into country's budget each year as remittances for employing its renowned Gurkha soldiers with foreign armies (mostly Indian and UK). High altitude, scarcity of roads, harsh climate, even harsher living conditions and a long history of guerrilla warfares have created an ideal environment to produce perfect warriors. However, what have made this place an ideal training ground for testing human stamina also made a mere surviving very tricky business for more than 26 million people living there.
Kathmandu,the city of temples is located at the very heart of Nepal(King of the Himalayas). It is the capital of the Democratic Republic of Nepal.You can land here from any part of the world by catching up the flight to Tribhuvan International Airport.It is the gateway to explore the most beautiful places on earth.
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Boudhanath Stupa also knows as (Boudha, Bouddhanath or Baudhanath or the Khasa Caitya) is one of the skylines dominating stupa in Kathmandu Nepal. Also famous for the holiest Tibetan Buddhist pilgrimage temple outside Tibet the Boudhanath Stupa is the center of Tibetan culture and rich in Buddist symbolsim.
Swayambhunath is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. The Tibetan name for the site means 'Sublime Trees', for the many varieties of trees found on the hill