Nepal - Holidays, Flights and Hotels
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Flight Time to Nepal from the UK
Approx 10 - 15 hours depending on stop over.
Nepal is of roughly rectangular shape, 650 km wide and 200 km broad, with an area of 147,181 km². Nepal is commonly divided into three physiographic areas: the Mountain, Hill, and Terai Regions. These ecological belts run east-west and are bisected by Nepal's major river systems.
The Terai Plains bordering India are part of the northern rim of the Indo-Gangetic plains. They were formed and are fed by three major rivers: the Kosi, the Narayani (India's Gandak River), and the Karnali. This region has a hot, humid climate.
The Hill Region (Pahar in Nepali) abuts the mountains and varies from 1,000 to 4,000 m in altitude. Two low mountain ranges, the Mahabharat Lekh and Shiwalik Range (also called the Churia Range) dominate the region. The hilly belt includes the Kathmandu Valley, the country's most fertile and urbanised area. Despite its geographical isolation and limited economic potential, the region always has been the political and cultural centre of Nepal. Unlike the valleys, elevations above 2,500 m are sparsely populated.
The Mountain Region contains the highest region in the world. The world's highest mountain, Mount Everest (Sagarmatha in Nepali) at 8,850 m is located on the border with China. Eight of the world's ten highest mountains are located in Nepal. Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest peak, is also located on its eastern border with Sikkim. Deforestation is a major problem in all regions, with resulting erosion and degradation of ecosystems.
Nepal has five climatic zones, broadly corresponding to altitude. The tropical and subtropical zones lie below 1,200 m, the temperate zone 1,200 to 2,400 m, the cold zone 2,400 to 3,600 m, the subarctic zone 3,600 to 4,400 m, and the arctic zone above 4,400 m. Nepal experiences five seasons: summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and spring. The Himalaya blocks cold winds from Central Asia in winter, and forms the northern limit of the monsoon wind patterns.
Although Nepal shares no boundary with Bangladesh, the two countries are separated by a narrow strip of land about 24 km wide, called the Chicken's Neck. Efforts are underway to make this area a free-trade zone.
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The spectacular scenery of this mountainous country is impossible to miss. The capital Kathmandu lies at the foot of the magnificent Himalayas and you can explore many of the fascinating and beautiful medieval towns along the valley.
This country has much to offer the visitor - you can wonder at the stunning temple architecture, take a gentle trek or enjoy a flight over the mountains to spot the majestic Everest. A tour will give you a broader picture of this ancient kingdom perched on the roof of the world.
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Here are medieval-looking villages, monasteries and rustic temples that are the legacy of the ruling Newar people. The highlight of the valley is Bhaktapur. Once a separate kingdom, the town is a maze of cobbled alleyways and tottering mud-brick houses. Even the humblest dwelling is decorated with exquisitely sculpted wooden door and window frames.
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Public Holidays in Nepal
National Unity Day - January 11
Vasant Panchami - January 23
Martyrs' Day - January 29
Shivaratri (in honour of Lord Shiva) - February 16
Rashtriya Prajatantra Divas (National Democracy Day) - February 19
Holi - March 4
Nepalese Women's Day - March 8
Ghode Jatra (Festival of Horses) - March
Chaite Dashain - March / April
Ram Nawami (Birthday of Lord Ram) - March / April
Navabarsha (New Year's Day) - April 14
Buddha Jayanti (Birthday of Lord Buddha) - May 2
Visa Requirements for Nepal
Entry requirements for UK nationals: British citizens must have a valid passport and visa. Tourist visas can be obtained on arrival for a stay of 60 days at a cost of U$30 about £15, or for a maximum of 150 days, multiple entry, at a cost of U$80 or about £40.
Also there are strikes ("bandas") and demonstrations to contend with. Businesses close and transportation halts. Ask about strikes at your hotel and make sure you have enough money to last. Food and water are still available in hotels, and much business goes on behind closed doors. Rallys and Demonstrations are routinely charged by police wielding laathis or long sticks. Tourists are advised to keep a low profile, and to avoid any confrontations.
Insurgencies aside, Nepal is one of the safest urban environments on earth. Even pickpockets are rare. Still, don't flash cash or make ostentatious displays of wealth, out of respect for the nonmaterialistic reality of the people.