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Food in Nepal

Nepalese food is very healthy. For people travelling to Nepal on vacation, back-packing or trekking it is good to know what food is eaten in Nepal in order to prepare for the trip.Nepalese food is heavily influenced by Indian and Tibetan cuisine and consequently you should come across a wide variety of food during your [...]

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Religion in Nepal

Religion is an important aspect of life in Nepal. The following article will help to familarise you with broad religious practice prior to you travelling to Nepal.Want to know more about religion in Nepal? Religion is an important aspect of life in Nepal and most individuals identify with a particular religion and strive to live [...]

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Weather in Nepal

Want to know more about weather in Nepal? The following article should help prepare you prior to your trip to Nepal.When discussing the weather in Nepal, it is important to mention that the weather can vary depending on the respective regions within Nepal. As an example, the southern areas of Nepal are typically host to [...]

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Population in Nepal

Want to know more about the population in Nepal? The following article has some interesting facts and figures about the population in Nepal.Want to know more about the population in Nepal?  The following figures (all approximate) should help to answer some of your questions. The figures are all taken from surveys carried out on the [...]

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Tourist Safety in Nepal

The following article outlines Tourist Safety in Nepal.Nepal used to boast an excellent record for tourist safety until recent years. Unfortunately however, tourist confidence in the safety that once existed in Nepal has been jeopardised by Maoist violence. There are a number of travel warnings to ensure the safety of tourists which have been issued [...]

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The Flag of Nepal

Want to know more about the flag of Nepal? The following article has some interesting facts!Do you want to know more about the flag of Nepal? The following article will help to give you some interesting information relating to this irregularly shaped flag. Nepal is the only country which has a non-rectangular flag.  Historically, other [...]

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The Government of Nepal

Nepal has a very interesting history in respect to its Government. The Government in Nepal has experienced great turmoil in the past and continues to be unsettled.The Government in Nepal has traditionally been one of turmoil.  There has been very little stability in any government in Nepal and the longest serving government has served for [...]

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Medical Facilities in Nepal

Thinking of a trip to Nepal? Then it may be useful for you to read up on the medical facilities available in Nepal.Medical facilities in Nepal are generally fairly poor and certainly not in line with the medical facilities which are typically available in the West. For this reason therefore, it is strongly advised that [...]

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Car Rental in Kathmandu

Thinking of renting a car in Kathmandu? The following article gives you a brief overview of all you need to know.If you are travelling to Kathmandu and wish to enjoy the freedom of having your own car then car rental is a good option. Car rental in Kathmandu may well be worth the expense if [...]

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Geography of Nepal

Want to know more about the geography of Nepal? The following article should help give you some good facts and figures.Nepal has a very interesting geography as it is a relatively small country which is sandwiched between the respectively larger countries of India and the Tibetan Autonomous region of China. It occupies an area of [...]

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Culture in Nepal

Want to know more about the culture in Nepal? The following article should provide you with some interesting information.It is important when you visit Nepal that you are observant and respectful of the culture at all times. Nepal has a rich cultural history, which is due in part to Nepal being sandwiched between both India [...]

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Rickshaws in Nepal

The following article gives some highlevel information on rickshaws in Nepal.There are many ways to get around in Nepal.  Most visitors get around by Taxi and bus in Nepal as car hire is difficult and it is usually necessary to have a driver. One of the more interesting ways (and sometimes one of the easiest [...]

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Getting around by Bus in Nepal

Want to know more about getting around in Nepal? The first article concentrates on getting around by bus.Due to the mountainous nature of the landscape in Nepal, you will find that the roads are distinctively different to those in the UK. For starters, the mountainous landscape means that roads are windy with steep gradients.  The [...]

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Mountaineering in Nepal

Want to know more about mountaineering in Nepal? The following article provides an intial outline.Fortunately mountaineering in Nepal is no longer limited to the exhibition heroes of old who scaled the Himalayan summits.  The exhilaration of climbing is now open to everyone.  For this reason, one of the most popular reasons for visiting Nepal is [...]

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Nepal Travel Guides

The following article presents a few good resources for those wishing to travel to Nepal.It is always advisable to conduct as much research as possible into any travel destination prior to travel. There are some excellent travel guides available for Nepal; some more detailed than others. Lonely Planet has published an excellent travel guide for [...]

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Shopping in Nepal

Nepal is an exciting place for shopping – particularly in Kathmandu.Nepal presents an exciting shopping opportunity for all those who love shopping! Kathmandu, in particular has an excellent array and variety of shops offering almost everything from traditional Nepalese arts and crafts, handmade clothes, pashminas, pottery, jewellery and antiques.  However, please note that if you [...]

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Pokhara in Nepal

Pokhara is a beautiful and fascinating destination for anyone chosing to travel to NepalPokhara is probably one of the most magical places to visit in Nepal. Indeed, it would be an utter catastrophe to leave Nepal without having taken time to visit this beautiful place. In Kathmandu the views are dominated by the temples, whilst  [...]

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Mountain Biking in Nepal

For those who love mountain biking, Nepal makes an excellent destination as it provides unrivalled challenges for the mountain biking fanatic!As in any other country, the benefits of mountain biking in Nepal are not just limited to the spectacular views.  Mountain biking also allows people to experience the exhilaration of independent travel and the opportunity [...]

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Lumbini, Nepal

To become acquainted with the great and beautiful history of Buddhism, then a trip to Lumbini in Nepal is a must.Lumbini, Nepal, is one of the four most holy places for Buddhists and it is also of great importance to Hindus. It is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas, in the Terai plains of [...]

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^^Travel children kids baby Nepal ^^

Travelling with children and babies in Nepal can be a great adventure, not only for the kids, but for the parents also!It is now becoming more popular in Nepal to travel with children. Travelling with children in Nepal however used to be unheard of with the assumption being that children would somehow hinder the travelling [...]

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Altitude Sickness Hiking Trekking Nepal

Altitude sickness when hiking, trekking and mountaineering in Nepal can be a real issue unless it’s effectively managed.Altitude sickness if a serious consideration if you are climbing or trekking in Nepal and it’s essential that you investigate the causes, symptoms and treatment of altitude sickness before you travel to Nepal. There are approximately three deaths [...]

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Festivals holidays Nepal Indra Jatra

Nepal is host to some beautiful and exciting festivals during the holiday periods. In particular the festival of Indra Jatra is one not to be missed.There are many beautiful and colourful festivals in Nepal throughout the year.  The Nepalese invest a great deal of time into festivals and the festivals typically become significant times of [...]

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Disabled Travellers Nepal

The following article gives an overview of what someone may be able to expect if they are travelling to Nepal with a disability.Unfortunately disabled travellers in Nepal are confronted by many obstacles which make travelling in Nepal very difficult. Nepal has very few – if any, facilities to accommodate disabled travellers. The vast majority of [...]

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Embassy Consulate Visa Requirements Applications

The following article gives some high level information on Embassy and Consulates within Nepal coupled with high level information on Visa requirements and applicationsPrior to travelling to Nepal, visas for entry can be gained in over eighteen Embassies and Consulates located around the world. As with any trip overseas for an extended period, it is [...]

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Temples in Nepal Buddha Religion

The following article gives an insight into temples in Nepal and the visiting of temples by Hindus and Buddhists alike.Religiously, Nepal is formerly a Hindu country and as such there are many Hindu temples to see.  However, the minority of citizens who are not Hindu are primarily Buddhists. Buddhist temples (gompas) in Nepal are slightly less [...]

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Weddings and Marriage in Nepal

The following article gives an overview of the wedding ceremony and marriage practice in Nepal.Weddings in Nepal are momentous occasions which are often planned years in advance of the wedding itself. In line with other festivals in Nepal, weddings are colourful and beautiful events. Traditionally, weddings in Nepal are arranged by the respective families.  It [...]

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Buddha

Want to know more about the life of Buddha, the founder of the Buddhist religion? Then read on …..Siddhartha Gautama, who later became know as Buddha, was born in Lumbini Nepal in 563 AD, to royal parents.  His mother, Maya Devi gave birth to Buddha as she was travelling through Lumbini.  Her labour commenced as [...]

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The Sherpas in Nepal

The Sherpas in Nepal are best known for living at high altitudes and for facilitating moutaineering and trekking expeditions. The following articles gives a greater insight to their background.Despite being the smallest ethnic group of the overall population, Sherpas are the most well known group of immigrants into Nepal and they are also one of [...]

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Teaching English in Nepal

If you are planning to teach English in Nepal, then the following article will help with some of your pre planning work.Teaching English in Nepal provides a fantastic opportunity for individuals to familiarise themselves with the language and culture in a more relaxed setting.  Whereas holidays have obvious restrictions, spending a period teaching in Nepal ensures [...]

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Fun Facts about the Himalayas

Did you want to know some fun and simple facts about the Himalayas? Then read ahead. Some of these fun facts are amazing and will certainly not disappoint.Simple facts and information relating to the Himalayas has been widely requested via our Nepal site. For this reason, the following information was compiled with the intention of [...]

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Nepal Long Stay Holiday Travel Insurance

Want to know more about Long Stay Holiday Travel Insurance in Nepal? The following article is intended to give you some high level information.It will come as no surprise that Nepal is one of the most popular destinations for those wishing to take a prolonged trip and thankfully, long stay holidays are becoming more accessible [...]

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Top Etiquette Tips for Nepal

Avoid those cultural blunders and ensure you read these top etiquette tips prior to travelling out to Nepal.When travelling anywhere in the world it is always prudent to acquire an awareness of the respective culture of the country and to hence understand the relevant etiquette of the country and the ‘do’s and don’ts’. There are [...]

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Landslides in Nepal

Nepal has been subject to some devastating landslides. Unfortunately landslides are not the only natural disaster to regularly hit Nepal.July 2007, has seen yet more deaths from landslides in Nepal. On this occasion, the landslides have occurred in remote villages. Landslides in Nepal are one of the most common natural hazards, claiming a significant number [...]

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The Army Military in Nepal

The following article provides a brief overview of the army and the military in Nepal.The army in Nepal is fairly simply organised into five combat support groups, each of which is overseen by a Brigadier General.  The five combat support groups which make up the army in Nepal are the Artillery, Air Defence, Armour, Signals [...]

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Animals in the Himalayas

This article is all about the beautiful yet threatened animals living in the Himalayas, Nepal.It is worth mentioning upfront, that the animals in the Himalayas are under great threat due to extensive deforestation and the subsequent loss of their homes and habitat.  It seems that measures to prevent the threat to these beautiful animals in [...]

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What Plants Grow in the Himalayas

There are thousands of species of exotic and beautiful plants growing in the Himalayas. The following article gives an overview.There are thousands of species of beautiful and exotic plants growing in the Himalayas which are admired by botanists globally. Estimates put the total number at approximately 1,900.  Of these 1,900 plants, many are specific only [...]

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Squidoo and Nepal

Writing about other countries and cultures is an absolute passion for those of us here at Kwintessential.  We were delighted therefore to discover the Squidoo site, which has allowed us to upload everything and anything that we love about Nepal onto a single ‘lens’ via a website called ‘Squidoo’. Squidoo was created by Seth Godwin [...]

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Earthquakes in Nepal

Nepal has experienced many earthquake disasters over the years. The following article gives an overview to the catastrophic impact that these events can have on the lives of those living in Nepal.Unfortunately for its citizens, Nepal is often victim to natural disasters such as landslides and earthquakes. In fact, Nepal was originally formed following a [...]

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U502 Maps of Nepal

Want to know more about the U502 topographic maps relating to Nepal? Then read on!If you are looking for a highly accurate topographic map of Nepal then the U502 series of maps provide you with excellent quality information. What are the U502 Series of Maps? The U502 Series of Maps were first printed during the [...]

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Churches in Nepal

The following article gives an overview of the churches in Nepal.When considering Nepal, one does not automatically think about the presence of churches.  However, you may be surprised to know that the numbers of churches in Nepal are continuing to grow in line with an increase of people practicing the Christian religion. Although Nepal is [...]

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Recruitment Agencies Nepal

Recruitment agencies tend to operate outside of Nepal, taking Nepalese workers who are looking for a better life abroad as opposed to the other way around.There are very few recruitment agencies within Nepal which work towards bringing foreigners into the country. The usual scenario in Nepal involves large numbers of the indigenous population of Nepal [...]

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Adopting from Nepal

The following article gives an overview of the requirements and criteria if you are hoping to adopt a child from Nepal.Nepal is the twelfth poorest country in the world and it has an extensive history of extreme poverty and social unrest.  Amongst other factors, the poverty in Nepal is one of the key reasons why [...]

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Madhesi People Nepal

The Madhesi culture is one of the oldest cultures in the world. Read on for an insight into the plight of this extraordinary group of people.The Madhesh is also known as the Terrai in Nepal and it is located in the Southern district of Nepal. Individuals living in the Madhesh in Nepal are commonly known [...]

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Easylink Money Transfer Nepal

The Easylink Nepal Money Transfer Service is a great way for transferring money quickly and securely.Securing a cost effective money transfer provider in Nepal is essential if you wish to transfer money to individuals living or travelling in Nepal. You may ask yourself, why transfer money via a money transfer service in Nepal as opposed [...]

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