Nepal

By Ethan Manthey

The basics

Nepal's population is 31,551,305. They rank 49 in the world! Their capital is Kathmandu it is located in the central part of Nepal. The leader of Nepal is Bidhya Devi Bhandari, she is the first female president in Nepal. There main language napali. Their government is federal democratic republic. Their currency is neplase rupee.

Geography

Some of the natural resources are quartz, water, timber, hydropower, scenic beauty, small deposits of lignite, copper, cobalt, and iron ore. 28.8% of land is agricultural and 24.5% is forest. some of the natural hazards are severe thunderstorms; flooding; landslides; drought and famine depending on the timing, intensity, and duration of the summer monsoons. Nepal is also home to the great mount Everest this is located in the Mahalangur mountain range. It is also home to the Himalayas which is on mount Everest. Nepal is landlocked by India on three sides and China's Tibet Autonomous Region to the north.
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map of Nepal

Culture

The men and women of Nepal where some interesting clothes for the men they ware Daura Suruwal and Dhaka topi. The dress has religious designs on it. It consists of eight different strings that can be used to fasten it to a persons body. This represents the number 8 which is considered to be lucky in Nepali mythology. It is made which a closed neck which is said to represent a snake around the neck of Lord Shiva. The women wear an item of clothing called a sari. The sari is mostly composed of material made from cotton or silk. They eat Dal-bhat-tarkari it is a soup made of lentils and spices. This is served over boiled grain, bhat—usually rice but sometimes another grain—with vegetable curry, tarkari. They celebrate Dashain it is the 15-day-long national festival of Nepal It is the longest and the most auspicious festival in the Nepalese annual calendar, celebrated by Nepalese people throughout the globe. It is not only the longest festival of the country, but also the one which is most anticipated.As one of the popular countries,Nepal has its national festival as Dashain. The festival falls in September or October, starting from the shukla paksha (bright lunar fortnight) of the month of Ashvin and ending on purnima, the full moon. Among the 15 days for which it is celebrated, the most important days are the first, seventh, eighth, ninth and the tenth. Throughout the country Shakti is worshiped in all her manifestations. This festival is also known for its emphasis on the family gatherings, as well as on a renewal of community ties. People return from all parts of the world, as well as different parts of the country, to celebrate together. All government offices, educational institutions and other offices remain closed during the festival period.

Things to do

One of the things you could do is a 3 Day Chitwan Jungle Safari Wildlife Adventure Tour. It includes:
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Morning tea
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
You can also do a 2-Day Balthali Village Tour from Kathmandu. This includes:
  • Expert guide
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Private transportation
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

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