Know Nepal

Nestled between Nepal’s snow-capped peaks, temples, treks and sherpas, is a wealth of quirks and little-known facts about this magical travel destination. Know Nepal before you go. The tourist route is more visible with foreign travelers and the Nepalese are easy going. There are many things to know before traveling Nepal and this post will kick off a series of posts about understanding the culture and traveling Nepal.

  • Tiji Festival Nepal

    Tiji Festival

    Tiji Festival is one the of most popular festivals of Nepal and most auspicious festival celebrated in the Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang. The Tiji festival dances are all organized by the Choedhe Monastery, which belongs to the Sakya sect of…

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  • Culture of Nepal

    Culture of Nepal

    The culture of Nepal encompasses the various cultures belonging to the 125 distinct ethnic groups present in Nepal. The culture of Nepal is expressed through music and dance; art and craft; folklore; languages and literature; philosophy and religion; festivals and…

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  • Cultural Heritage Sites of Nepal

    Cultural Heritage Sites of Nepal

    Cultural heritage and natural history of a nation has a very high value and is unique. Culture and its heritage reflect and shape values, beliefs, and aspirations, thereby defining a people’s national identity. It is important to preserve our cultural…

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  • Lakes of Nepal

    Lakes of Nepal

    Nepal boasts an impressive array of lakes, each with its own unique charm. It is home to some of the most amazing and picturesque lakes in the world, many of which are glacial-fed high-altitude lakes situated at over 4,000 meters. Featured…

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  • Khaptad National Park

    Khaptad National Park

    Khaptad National Park is an offbeat and underrated destination in Nepal. It is located in the extreme west corner of Nepal and is utterly beautiful. Khaptad National Park is also an interesting place for its religious value and the stories…

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  • Shey Phoksundo National Park

    Shey Phoksundo National Park

    Shey Phoksundo National Park, established in 2040 BS (1984 AD), was announced as a national park in 2055 AD (1998 AD). The National Park is the largest and only trans-Himalayan national park in Nepal. It was established in 1984 and…

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  • Nepal Visa

    Nepal Visa Requirements

    Getting in to Nepal in order to see its superb natural wonders and numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites is not an elusive dream at all. For one thing, acquiring a Nepal visa is an easy and hassle-free process! A visa…

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  • Sagarmatha National Park

    Sagarmatha National Park

    Since the first successful summit expedition in 1953, the stream of visitors has grown and grown. In 1976, Sagarmatha National Park was established, as one of the first national conservation areas in Nepal; only three years later, UNESCO followed up…

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  • Narayanhiti Palace Museum

    Narayanhiti Palace Museum

    When people ask me what sure to visit in Kathmandu, The Narayanhiti Palace Museum is one of the things that instantly springs to mind. This royal palace built in 1963 is not only a time machine back to the 60’s,…

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  • National Park Entry Fees in Nepal

    National Park Entry Fees in Nepal

    Foreign trekkers need to obtain permits to enter all the national parks and conservation areas in Nepal. The fees collected from these permits are used to maintain and preserve those areas. Entry permits are not required for children below ten…

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  • History of Trekking in Nepal

    History of Trekking in Nepal

    The history of trekking in Nepal started after climbing expeditions of many majestic peaks. Nepal began its career as a trekker’s paradise in 1949 when a British adventurer, Bill Tilman, managed to get permission from the King to make several…

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  • Geography of Nepal

    Geography of Nepal

    Nepal is a landlocked country located in South Asia with China in the north and India in the south, east, and west. The country occupies 1,47,516 sq. km of land and lies between coordinates approximately 28°N and 84°E. Nepal falls…

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  • History of Nepal

    History of Nepal

    The history of Nepal can broadly be divided in to three phases (Ancient, Medieval and Modern). The history of the Nepalese monarchy has been the integral and inseparable part of the history of Nepal. Nevertheless, Nepal has much more than…

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  • Dashain

    Dashain Festival

    Dashain is the 15-day-long national festival of Nepal. It is the longest and the most auspicious festival in the Nepalese annual calendar. It is also celebrated by many Hindus elsewhere. It is the longest and most anticipated festival in Nepal.…

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  • Nepali Phrases

    Nepali Phrases

    Nepal is a beautiful country with one of the most friendly and hospitable people in the world. Nepal offers many activities that offers you rich cultural, natural and spiritual experiences. Its developing economy may offer you very little of the…

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  • Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park

    Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park

    Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park is the ninth national park in Nepal and was established in 2002. It is located in the country’s mid-hills on the northern fringe of the Kathmandu Valley and named after Shivapuri Peak of 2,732 m (8,963…

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  • Makalu Barun National Park

    Makalu Barun National Park

    Makalu Barun National Park is a national park in the Himalayas of Nepal that was established in 1992 as eastern extension of Sagarmatha National Park. It is the world’s only protected area with an elevation gain of more than 8,000…

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  • Archaeology of Nepal

    Archaeology of Nepal

    Over the past few decades, much archaeological work has been conducted in the Terai region of the country where Nepal’s first settlements were probably located. Tilaurakot for example used to be the capital of the Shakya dynasty and is situated…

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  • Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

    Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

    The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is a protected area in the Terai of eastern Nepal covering 175 km² of wetlands in the Sunsari, Saptari and Udayapur Districts. It comprises extensive mudflats, reed beds, and freshwater marshes in the floodplain of…

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  • Nepali Dance

    Nepali Dance

    Nepal has a rich tradition of folk, as well as classical dances. According to Hindu mythology, Shiva, who is the God of dance in his Nataraja form, used to do his famous Tandava dance here in the Himalayas. Different communities…

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