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Nepal is much more than its mountainous landscapes, as there is just so much interesting human culture in this country, from the finest architectural monuments, vibrant streets, temples, holy sites, as well as the capital city of Kathmandu. One of our favourite places to visit is the region of Dolpo. known as the hidden Himalaya, this mountainous area is home to eight of the ten highest peaks in the world, including Mount Everest – the world’s tallest mountain above sea level. Our trip to Nepal will provide you with a unique insight into a remote mountainous landscape, while introducing you to its ancient cultures via holy sites of Kathmandu, Hindu valleys and villages. If you are looking for a both a unique cultural adventure and exploration of beautiful landscapes – Nepal is the place for you and you can trust the team here at Pioneer to provide you with a trip of a lifetime well away from the established tourist trekking trails.
Nepal has a population of around 31 million and has the world’s largest population of Hindu’s. Kathmandu is the capital, where nearly half of the whole entire population of Nepal live. Nepal is regarded to have the largest concentration of world heritage, as there are 4 UNESCO world heritage sites.
Nepal is a landlocked country being bordered by India in the East, South and West, with the North bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China. Nepal’s Geography is exceedingly varied, as the Himalayas is located in the north of Nepal, mountains and hills take up around 75% of Nepal’s 147,181 sq. kilometre area. The Himalayas have 8 of the world’s highest mountains, including the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. Whilst the south is Nepal’s lowland region encompassed with extended valleys. The longest river in Nepal is the Karnali River.
Nepal has a communist government and their prime minister they elected in is Khadga Prasad Oli.
Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world; they rely on tourism for a lot of their income, with Mount Everest being a major contribution to their revenues due to climbers. The official currency in Nepal is the Nepalese rupee.
Nepali is the national and official language of Nepal, with different dialects being used throughout the country. Many people that are educated are able to speak English.