Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position. It is bordered by the People’s Republic of China to the north and by India to the south, east and west. The Himalaya mountain range runs across Nepal’s northern and western parts, and eight of the world’s ten highest mountains, including the highest, Mount Everest, are within its territory.

Prior to 2006, Nepal was a kingdom. Nepal is now a federal democratic republic. Its recent history has involved struggles for democratic government with periods of direct monarchic rule. The first President of Nepal, Ram Baran Yadav, was sworn in on 23 July 2008.

In general, 5 seasons prevail in Nepal: Autumn (dry and mild) through October to November, Winter (mostly dry and cold) from December to mid-February, Spring (dry and mild) from mid-February to mid-April, Pre-monsoon (dry, often squally, and hot) from mid-April to mid-June, and Monsoon (wet and warm) from mid-June to end of September

Nepal Articles

30 photos from Nepal we can’t stop looking at

by Ben Adkison

16 travel experiences to have in Nepal before you die

by Elen Turner

It’s been one year since the devastating Nepal earthquakes. Here’s what it’s like to travel here now.

by Elen Turner

One year on Kathmandu is still in ruins, but this beautiful video shows hope among the Nepalese.

by Carlo Alcos

15 lessons I learned trekking the Manaslu Circuit in Nepal

by Nat Wilkins

Back to nature: 13 of the world’s richest national parks

by David DeFranza

What to expect on a trek to Everest Base Camp, Nepal

by Andrés Vanegas Canosa

Gorkha Palace: A good escape from Nepal’s tourist trail

by Kristen Zipperer

24 hours in Kathmandu, Nepal

by Dikson

From city to summit: Trekking Nepal’s Langtang Valley

by Kristen Zipperer

All you need to know to trek the Manaslu Circuit in Nepal

by Sierra Gladfelter

Photo essay: Pokhara to Poon Hill on the Annapurna Circuit, Nepal

by Dikson

15 monastery stays around the world

by Kristin Conard

10 signs you’ve been in Nepal too long

by Elen Turner

Why is Nepal sitting on billions of dollars of earthquake aid?

by David Caprara

Elephant-based tourism has been criticized for years. In Nepal, here’s how it’s actually creating positive change

by Elen Turner

12 signs it’s your first time in Nepal

by Elen Turner

8 myths about Nepal that travelers get wrong

by Elen Turner
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