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Overview

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

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Nepal Articles

The 20 cheapest countries to visit in 2017

25 places we’re dying to explore right now

15 lessons I learned trekking the Manaslu Circuit in Nepal

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

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

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

24 hours in Kathmandu, Nepal

From city to summit: Trekking Nepal’s Langtang Valley

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

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

15 monastery stays around the world

After the Quake: Reconstruction and trekking in the Himalayas

I used to live in Kathmandu, here’s my plea for climate action in Nepal

A photographic tribute to the women of Nepal

How climate change is transforming the places we care about

How to: Independently trek Nepal’s Annapurna sanctuary

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

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

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