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

25 places we’re dying to explore right now

by Matador Team

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

What it takes to climb the ultimate trek: Everest Base Camp

by Rob Feakins

Why I brought my 3-year-old girl to see Mount Everest

by Stefen Chow

I Can Feel Nepal Calling Me Back

by Glen Thomson

This is what it’s like to BASE jump off Everest

by Cathy Brown

10 things that happen when you move to Nepal

by Elen Turner

Meet the guys who Snapchatted their climb up Everest

by Matt Hershberger

16 travel experiences to have in Nepal before you die

by Elen Turner

30 photos from Nepal we can’t stop looking at

by Ben Adkison
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